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Kerala - Apply for Right To Information (RTI)

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Procedure[edit]

Apply In-Person

  1. Application in Form : link Or in writing can be submitted in-person or send via speed post or registered post to the concerned Public Information Officer (PIO) in English or local official language.
  2. Link for contact details of Public information officer: link
  3. Pay the prescribed fee, The citizen will be issued a receipt on submission of the application - containing application no., date, and details of the concerned Chief Public Information Officers.
  4. With in 30 days you will get the information. If information is given by third party then invite objections, if any it will take 10 more days extra.


Online procedure - Kerala Apply for Right To Information (RTI) Online With Images

  1. Please use the following link which would take you to the below displayed screen. Please visit the following link : Online Portal. User shall select the “Submit Request” menu. A new page will be provided. Please go through the details and click select “I have read and understood the above guidelines.”
  2. In the new screen user shall complete the sessions Public authority details, Personal details of RTI Applicant, Request details as per the page prompt. If the applicant belongs to below poverty line and all the details are completed as appropriate, then hit “Submit” tab to file your RTI online.
  3. If the applicant doesn’t belong to below poverty line, then select the option as appropriate. A new set of prompt will be provided. Please complete the prompt to make the necessary payment. Please hit “Make Payment” tab. In the resulting screen, please follow the screen prompt and please hit the right tab to submit the application.
  4. On submission of the application, a unique registration number would be issued, which may be referred by the applicant for any references in future


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Required Documents[edit]

  • Request to the PIO (Public Information Officer) must be in writing.
  • ID proof
  • Aadhaar Card

Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

STATE INFORMATION COMMISSION, KERALA,
T.C. 26/298, Punnen Road, Thiruvananthapuram,
Kerala – 695001. Phone:- 0471 - 2335199, 2320920
Fax :- 0471- 2330920 | Email :- sic@kerala.nic.in

Link to get address online: link



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Eligibility[edit]

  • Citizens of India



Fees[edit]

  • No fees for Below Poverty Line applicant
  • Application: Rs 10
  • Mode of payment: Cash, Demand draft or bankers cheque
Note: If information is not given within time limit it must be given free of cost

Other charges:

  • Information in A-3 or A-4 size paper - Rs.2 per page,
  • Large size: actual cost,
  • Publications: actual cost.
  • CD: Rs.50/- per CD.
  • Inspection: Rs.10/- for first hour and Rs.5/- for every 15 minutes or part thereof thereafter.



Validity[edit]

  • RTI is an timely response to the citizen request for information by PIO – So, the validity of the information counts rather than the document.



Documents to Use[edit]

Please attach documents which can be used by people who would like to follow this procedure.    



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Sample Documents[edit]

Following is a sample application which would give you an idea
From
.....................................................................
......................................................................
......................................................................
To
The State Public Information Officer
______________________________
______________________________
(1) Full name of the applicant:
(2) Address:
(3) Particulars of information required
(Specify the category of subject also):
(4) Year to which the information pertains:
(5) Other relevant reference, if any:
Place:
Date: Applicants Signature
Note: Application fee of Rs.10/- is paid per court fee stamp affixed on the top of this application.
OR by enclosing demand draft/pay order No. _______dated_______ of _____________bank

Following letter for First appeal for Information
APPEAL TO BE SUBMITTED TO APPELLATE AUTHORITY
From
.....................................................................
.....................................................................
To
Appellate Authority ,
.....................................................................
(Office Address)
1. Date of submission of Application to State Assistant Public information Officer/State Public Information Officer:
2. Particulars of Information sought (specify the nature, category and the year to which the information relates):
3. Name of Office/Department concerned with the information:
4. Particulars of the disposal of application by the State Public Information Officer:
9. Brief facts leading to appeal:
10. Other relevant information if any, that may deem necessary for deciding the appeal:
Place:
Date: Signature of the Appellant

Following letter for Second appeal for Information
APPEAL/COMPLAINT TO BE SUBMITTED TO
KERALASTATE INFORMATION COMMISSION
From:
.....................................................................
.....................................................................
To
The State Chief Information Commissioner,
KeralaState Information Commission
TC 26/298 Punnen Road,
Thiruvananthapuram [Kerala] 695039
1. Date of submission of Application to State Assistant Public Information Officer/State Public Information Officer:
2. Date of submission of appeal to Appellate Authority(first appeal):
3. Particulars of Information sought (specify the nature, category and the year to which the information relates):
4. Name of Office/Department concerned with the information:
5. Particulars of the disposal of application by the State Public Information Officer:
6. Particulars of the disposal of first appeal by the Appellate Authority against which the appeal is preferred (Attach the copy of the communication also) :
7. Date of receipt of the decision / order of the Appellate Authority (If decision/order passed):
8. Last date for filing the appeal:
9. Brief facts leading to appeal:
10. Other relevant information if any, that may deem necessary for deciding the appeal:
Place:
Date: Signature of the Appellant



Processing Time[edit]

  • Information requested by the citizen is to be provided within 30 days
  • 48 hours where life or liberty is involved
  • 35 days where request is given to Asst. PIO
  • 40 days where third party is involved and
  • 45 days for human rights violation information from listed security/ intelligence agencies.
  • Time taken for calculation and intimation of fees excluded from the time frame.


Related Videos[edit]


Kerala - Online Apply for Right To Information (RTI)



Kerala - Apply for Right To Information (RTI)
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Instructions[edit]

Under the Act, all authorities covered must appoint their Public Information Officer (PIO). It is the PIO's obligation to provide information to citizens of India who request information under the Act. If the request pertains to another public authority (in whole or part), it is the PIO's responsibility to transfer/forward the concerned portions of the request to the concerned PIO.



Required Information[edit]

A list which displays the kind of information which is required to complete the procedure.
e.g.
1. Date of Birth.
2. City or County of Birth.



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Need for the Document[edit]

The Right to Information Act (RTI) is an Act of the Parliament of India "to provide for setting out the practical regime of right to information for citizens"

Provisions of the Act, permits any citizen to request information from a "public authority" (a body of Government or "instrumentality of State") which is required to reply expeditiously or within thirty days. The Act also requires every public authority to computerize their records for wide dissemination and to pro-actively publish certain categories of information so that the citizens need minimum recourse to request for information formally.



Information which might help[edit]

Disposal of the Request

  1. On receipt of a request for information, the State Public Information Officer shall either give the information on payment of the prescribed fee or reject the request for any of the reasons specified in section 8 and 9 of the RTI Act as expeditiously as possible, and in any case with


Other uses of the Document/Certificate[edit]

Please explain what are other uses of obtaining this document/certificate.
e.g. Birth Certificate can be used as proof of identity.


External Links[edit]

Place some external links which might help.


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Others[edit]

More information which might help people.