1. How do I write my application for seeking the information as per RTI Act 2005?

The text of the application may be written in the prescribed column of the RTI request form. At present, the text of the application is confined up to 3000 characters only.

In case, the text of an application contains more than 3000 characters, it can be uploaded as a PDF attachment in the "Supporting Document" column of the form.

2. How do I make the payment for RTI fee?

After filling the first page of the RTI request form, a non-BPL applicant has to click on "Make Payment" button for payment of the prescribed RTI fee.

The applicant can pay the prescribed RTI fee through the following modes:

  1. Internet banking through HDFC payment gateway and its associated banks.
  2. Using Debit card.
  3. Credit/Debit card of Master/Visa.

It may be noted that no RTI fee is required to be paid by a citizen who is below poverty line, as per RTI Rules, 2012. However, the BPL applicant must attach a copy of the certificate issued by the appropriate government in this regard, along with the application.

3. What will happen to my application if I select a wrong Public Authority in the RTI request form?

In case the RTI application is not meant for the Public authority which has been selected by the applicant, the "Nodal Officer" of the said public authority would transfer the application electronically to the "Nodal Officer" of the concerned Central Public authority, if aligned to this portal.

4.How do I file an appeal with First Appellate Authority?

For making an appeal to the first Appellate Authority, the applicant has to select the option "Submit First Appeal" in the RTI Online Portal and fill up the form that will appear.

5. Do I need to make any payment for filing an appeal?

As per RTI Act, no fee has to be paid for First Appeal.

6. Do I get any SMS from RTI Online Portal?

The mobile number provided by the applicant/ appellant will received SMS alerts.