How to file a successful RTI !
Every PIO is bound to reply within 30 days of receipt of the application, if he delays without any justified official cause or gives wrong information, he can be fined upto Rs250/ daily upto Rs.25,000 with a way of deduction from his salary.
Generally [30 Days] , Life & Death Case Reply Time [48 Hrs]
IPO is similar to the size of your bank cheque. You can purchase it from any post office by paying Rs.10. You need not to fill any form to purchase it. Tear off the Left Part of IPO & keep with you as a proof of purchasing. Mention the following on IPO on specified space on Right Side.
Organization Name and Address
Your name and address.
Organization Name with Address
Q2. What was the Cut off (Minimum marks obtained by a candidate) in Total (Written + Interview) to be called for the Final Selection in all categories (General, SC, ST, OBC, PH) for the examination held on – & Interview Held on – ?
Q3. What were the Highest Marks in Each Section by a candidate in the examination held on – ?
Q4. What were the Highest Marks in Total (Written + Interview) by a candidate in the examination held on – & Interview Held on – ?
Q5. What were the marks obtained by me in Total (Written + Interview) in the examination held on – & Interview Held on – ? – (Write Your Roll No or Registration No.)
DD or IPO No:
1- Rs.10 IPO for the RTI application.
2- Another Rs.10 IPO for the documentation and the other expenditures for the same work.
Section 19(1) of the Act says
“to such officer who is senior in rank to the Central Public Information Officer or State Public Information Officer as the case may be, in each public authority”
The AA must forward it to the PIO but the answer should be sought from the PIO and only the AA must sign the decision of the first appeal and not the PIO. The first appeal is a complaint against the PIO. The PIO therefore can’t settle or judge (and sign) a plaint against himself, as, in simple terms, nobody can be a judge of his/her own cause.
By RTI, you can ask the photocopy of your OMR Sheet along with answer key.
There is a Supreme Court ruling that limits interview marks for selection to govt. departments to 15 % of total marks. If, in this selection procedure, the interview marks are above that, then it can be challenged.
Through RTI Act we may have information towards the criteria of assigning marks e.g. Qualification, Experience, Presentation etc. so that we expect at least minimum marks.