Sample RTI Petition | Right to Information Application Sample Draft, RTI Act 2005 Copy

Sample RTI Petition under the Right to Information Act 2005

Right to Information Act Sample Petition Draft simulation via pictoral view, RTI Act 2005 application Draft Sample

The Public Information Officer
Home Department
First, Second and Third Floor,
Lal Bahadur Shastri Bhawan ( Annexy Building )
______________________ ,
Ph. No.: ++++++++++++++++++++++| Fax : ++++++++++++| Email:

SUBJECT: Information sought under clause 7(1) of the RTI Act 2005. Section 6/3 to be used where ever applicable.

1.    Has any complaint dealt by ______ Officer of police viz. Mr. _______ during the calendar year 2017 and 2018 that was made via IGRS portal (jansunwai portal) against the accused ___________?

2.    As asked in point 1 above were call records obtained by the CO Mr _______? If yes, were the calls being made from the complainant to the accused Mr. _______  or the accused to the complainant?

3.    In the case referred to in the point 1 above has any complaint been made against the then CO _____________, and what is the status?

4.    Has the CO Ghaziabad viz. ____________ issued a report against the complainant as in point 1 above? What were his findings and the base or proof thereof?

5.    Has the appropriate procedure followed by the CO ______ according to the relevant rules in handling the complaint in point 1 above. Specify all the rules and corresponding actions taken or inactions made by _________.

Requisite RTI fees has been enclosed vide rupees note no. _________.

Yours faithfully,

+++++++++++Ph. ++++++++++|| http://_______

RTI Petition 2

The Public Information Officer
Room No.- 305, (Third Floor) Lal Bahadur Shastri Bhawan,
(Annexy Building ) __________________________
SUBJECT: Information sought under clause 7(1) of the RTI Act 2005.
  1.     To who all does Mr. __________, who was serving as Circle Officer, _______ Police at least during February, 2018 report to? Please specify names, designations and posting locations currently.
  2.     Who all directly report to does Mr. __________, who was serving as Circle Officer, ___________ Police at least during February, 2018?
  3.     How many total complaints have been received against Mr. __________ as referred to above since his joining ______ police services including fake encounters, creating fabricated cases or implicating innocent people in crimes, and what is the status of such complaints? Which complaints against him have been lodged in his service records?
  4.     Has any departmental action ever been taken against Mr. __________ as referred to above since his joining ______ police services including those on CM office order?
  5.     During police services above referred Mr. __________ uses prefix as Dr. to his name. Are records of his degree available with the police department that confers him using such title as Dr.? In case it is not available with the police department please enable such degree copy and furnish as information as ideally it should be with the police department as he uses such title while police official work and the RTI Act provides for facilitation of information which should ideally be there under ordinary course of work of the department.
  6.     Please furnish full service records of above mentioned Mr. __________ since his joining ____ police along with the procedure followed for his appointment, postings and promotions till date.
  7.     Is any complaint under Human Rights pending against above mentioned Mr. __________.
  8.     Since April 2010 how much petrol in quantity has been consumed by above mentioned Mr. __________ for his government provided vehicle?
  9.     List all the facilities along with budget for each enjoyed by above mentioned Mr. __________ from government funds under his police service?
  10.    Is any corruption or criminal misconduct based complaint pending against above mentioned Mr. __________ with Public Ombudsman (Lokayukta), ____?
Please use section 6/3 of the RTI Act positively, where ever needed. 

Requisite RTI fees has been enclosed vide postal order no. ______________.

Yours faithfully,


Right to Information Draft Petition Infographic

Drafting and sending RTI with Example

One can take this RTI petition as a sample petition and draft their petition accordingly under the right to information.  
Information seekers can send this RTI online or via post or via any APIOs or the CPIO himself.

Do not forget to attach the relevant fee unless you are exempted.

Application Petition under the RTI Act Section 6


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Right to Information Act, 2005 Copy

(Central Act No. 22 of 2005)


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1. The Right to Information Act, 2005, published in the Official Gazette, Series I No. 14 dated 7thJuly,2005.

2. The Goa State Information Commission (Appeal Procedure) Rules, 2006.

3. The Goa Right to Information (Regulation of Fee and Cost) Rules, 2006.

  • The Goa Right to Information (Regulation of Fee and Cost) (Amendment) Rules, 2007.
  • The Goa Right to Information (Regulation of Fee and Cost) (Second Amendment) Rules, 2008. 

4.The Goa State Information Commission (Salaries, Allowance, Terms and Conditions of Services of Officers and other Employees) Rules, 2006.


a. Notification u/s 24(4) of the Act.Arrangement of Sections

1. Short title, extent and commencement

2.  Definitions

3. Right to information

4. Obligations of public authorities

5. Designation of Public Information Officers

6. Request for obtaining information

7 Disposal of request

8. Exemption from disclosure of information

9. Grounds for rejection to access in certain cases

10.  Severability

11. Third party information

12. Constitution of Central Information Commission

13. Term of office and conditions of service

14. Removal of Chief Information Commissioner or Information Commissioner

15. Constitution of State Information Commission

16. Term of office and conditions of service

17. Removal of State Chief Information Commissioner or State InformationCommissioner

18. Powers and functions of Information Commissions

19. Appeal

20. Penalties

21. Protection of action taken in good faith

22. Act to have overriding effect

23. Bar of jurisdiction of courts

24. Act not to apply to certain organizations

25. Monitoring and reporting

26. Appropriate Government to prepare programmes

27. Power to make rules by appropriate Government

28. Power to make rules by competent authority

29. Laying of rules

30. Power to remove difficulties

31. Repeal

32. Government of Goa Notification


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GOVERNMENT OF GOA Department of Law & Judiciary Legal Affairs Division__Notification10/2/2005-LAThe Right to Information Act, 2005 (Central Act No. 22 of 2005), which has been passed by the Parliament and assented to by the President of India on 15-6-2005 and published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part II, Section 1dated 21-6-2005, is hereby published for general information of the public. S. G. Marathe, Under Secretary (Drafting). Panaji, 7th July, 2005.


The Right to Information Act, 2005, AN ACT to provide for setting out the practical regime of right to information for citizens to secure access to information under the control of public authorities, in order to promote transparency and accountability in the working of every public authority, the constitution of a Central Information Commission and State Information Commission and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.Whereas the Constitution of India has established democratic Republic;.

And whereas democracy requires an informed citizenry and transparency of information which are vital to its functioning and also to contain corruption and to hold Governments and their instrumentalities accountable to the governed;

And whereas revelation of information in actual practice is likely to conflict with other public interests including efficient operations of the Governments, optimum use of limited fiscal resources and the preservation of confidentiality of sensitive information;

And whereas it is necessary to harmonies these conflicting interests while preserving the paramountcy of the democratic ideal;

Now, therefore, it is expedient to provide for furnishing certain information to citizens who desire to have it.


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Be it enacted by Parliament in the Fifty-sixth year of the Republic of India as follows: CHAPTER I Preliminary 


1. Short title, extent and commencement-


(1) This Act may be called the Right to Information Act, 2005.

(2) It extends to the whole of India except the State of Jammu and Kashmir.

(3) The provisions of sub-section (1) of section 4, sub-sections (1) and (2) of section 5, sections 12, 13, 15, 16, 24, 27 and 28 shall come into force at once,and the remaining provisions of this Act shall come into force on the one hundred and twentieth day of its enactment.


2. Definitions

In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires-


(a) appropriate Government‖ means in relation to a public authority which is established, constituted, owned, controlled or substantially financed by funds provided directly or indirectly-


(i) by the Central Government or the Union territory administration, the Central Government

(ii) by the State Government, the State Government


(b) Central Information Commission‖ means the Central Information Commission constituted under sub-section (1) of section 12


(c) Central Public Information Officer‖ means the Central Public Information Officer designated under sub-section (1) and includes a Central Assistant Public Information Officer designated as such under sub-section (2) of section 5.


 (d) Chief Information Commissioner and -Information Commissioner means the Chief Information Commissioner and Information Commissioner appointed under sub-section (3) of section 12


 (e) Competent authority means:

(i) the Speaker in the case of the House of the People or the Legislative Assembly of a State or a Union territory having such Assembly and the Chairman in the case of the Council of States or Legislative Council of a State

(ii) the Chief Justice of India in the case of the Supreme Court

(iii) the Chief Justice of the High Court in the case of a High Court

(iv) the President or the Governor, as the case may be, in the case of other authorities established or constituted by or under the Constitution

(v) the administrator appointed under article 239 of the Constitution


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(f) Information means any material in any form, including records, documents, memos, e-mails, opinions, advices, press releases, circulars, orders, logbooks, contracts, reports, papers, samples, models, data material held in any electronic form and information relating to any private body which can be accessed by a public authority under any other law for the time being in force


 (g) Prescribed means prescribed by rules made under this Act by the appropriate Government or the competent authority, as the case may be


(h) Public authority means any authority or body or institution of self--government established or constituted-

(a) by or under the Constitution

(b) by any other law made by Parliament

(c) by any other law made by State Legislature

(d) by notification issued or order made by the appropriate Government, and includes any-

(i) body owned, controlled or substantially financed

(ii) non-Government organisation substantially financed, directly or indirectly by funds provided by the appropriate Government

(i) record includes-

(a) any document, manuscript and file

(b) any microfilm, microfiche and facsimile copy of a document

(c) any reproduction of image or images embodied in such microfilm (whether enlarged or not) and 

(d) any other material produced by a computer or any other device

(j) right to information‖ means the right to information accessible under this Act which is held by or under the control of any public authority and includes the right to–

(i) inspection of work, documents, records

 (ii) taking notes extracts or certified copies of documents or records

 (iii) taking certified samples of material

 (iv) obtaining information in the form of diskettes, floppies, tapes, video cassettes or in any other electronic mode or through printouts where such information is stored in a computer or in any other device

(k) State Information Commission‖ means the State Information Commission constituted under sub-section (1) of section 15


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(ix) a directory of its officers and employees

 (x) the monthly remuneration received by each of its officers and employees, including the system of compensation as provided in its regulations

(xi) the budget allocated to each of its agency, indicating the particulars of all plans, proposed expenditures and reports on disbursements made

 (xii) the manner of execution of subsidy programmes, including the amounts allocated and the details of beneficiaries of such programmes

 (xiii) particulars of recipients of concessions, permits or authorisations granted by it 

(xiv) details in respect of the information, available to or held by it, reduced in an electronic form

 (xv) the particulars of facilities available to citizens for obtaining information, including the working hours of a library or reading room, if maintained for public use

 (xvi) the names, designations and other particulars of the Public Information Officers

(xvii) such other information as may be prescribed;and thereafter update these publications every year

 (c) publish all relevant facts while formulating important policies or announcing the decisions which affect public

(d) provide reasons for its administrative or quasi-judicial decisions to affected persons.

(2) It shall be a constant endeavour of every public authority to take steps in accordance with the requirements of clause

(b) of sub-section

 (1) to provide as much information suo motu to the public at regular intervals through various means of communications, including internet, so that the public have minimum resort to the use of this Act to obtain information.

(3) For the purposes of sub-section

(1) Every information shall be disseminated widely and in such form and manner which is easily accessible to the public.

(4) All materials shall be disseminated taking into consideration the cost effectiveness, local language and the most effective method of communication in that local area and the information should be easily accessible, to the extent possible in electronic format with the Central Public Information Officer or State Public Information Officer, as the case may be, available free or at such cost of the medium or the print cost price as may be prescribed.Explanation.

For the purposes of sub-sections (3) and (4),

 disseminated means making known or communicated the information to the public through notice boards, newspapers, public announcements, media broadcasts, the internet or any other means, including inspection of offices of any public authority.


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(4) Where access to the record or a part thereof is required to be provided under this Act and the person to whom access is to be provided is sensorily disabled, the Central Public Information Officer or State Public Information Officer, as the case may be, shall provide assistance to enable access to the information, including providing such assistance as may be appropriate for the inspection.


(5) Where access to information is to be provided in the printed or in any electronic format, the applicant shall, subject to the provisions of sub-section


(6) Pay such fee as may be prescribed:Provided that the fee prescribed under sub-section (1) of section 6 and sub-sections (1) and (5) of section 7 shall be reasonable and no such fee shall be charged from the persons who are of below poverty line as may be determined by the appropriate Government.

(6) Notwithstanding anything contained in sub-section (5), the person making request for the information shall be provided the information free of charge where a public authority fails to comply with the time limits specified in sub-section (1).


(7) Before taking any decision under sub-section

 (1), the Central Public Information Officer or State Public Information Officer, as the case may be, shall take into consideration the representation made by a third party under section 11.


(8) Where a request has been rejected under sub-section (1), the Central Public Information Officer or State Public Information Officer, as the case may be, shall communicate to the person making the request-

(i) the reasons for such rejection

(ii) the period within which an appeal against such rejection may be preferred; and (iii) the particulars of the appellate authority.


(9) An information shall ordinarily be provided in the form in which it is sought unless it would disproportionately divert the resources of the public authority or would be detrimental to the safety or preservation of the record in question.


 Exemption from disclosure of information-

(1) Notwithstanding anything contained in this Act, there shall be no obligation to give any citizen,-

(a) information, disclosure of which would prejudicially affect the sovereignty and integrity of India, the security, strategic, scientific or economic interests of the State, relation with foreign State or lead to incitement of an offence

(b) information which has been expressly forbidden to be published by any court of law or tribunal or the disclosure of which may constitute contempt of court

(c) information, the disclosure of which would cause a breach of privilege of Parliament or the State Legislature.



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