Any citizen can make an application for and get information such as details of project budgets, implementation status, the status of any complaint/application they have made to any government body. This is referred to as an RTI application.

Right to Information

This explainer discusses how a person can file an RTI with the government public officers for information. It primarily deals with the law laid out in the Right to Information Act, 2005.


Will my RTI be more effective if I file it through a lawyer?

Can I go to an ordinary civil court if I have a problem with my RTI application?

Can a Public Information Officer release information belonging to third parties under the RTI Act?

What will happen if only a portion of the information I sought through the RTI Act, is exempted under the law? Will I get the non-exempted information?

What if someone is below the poverty line and cannot pay the RTI fees?

What will happen if a person with disabilities has sought information under the RTI law?

Is the Public Information Officer the only officer responsible for giving information under the RTI law?

To whom do you address your RTI application to?

Is it compulsory for a public authority to have a Public Information Officer(PIO)/Assistant PIO, per the RTI Act?

Can I get information from a public authority in Jammu and Kashmir through the Right to Information Act?