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Since 2005, citizens can know avail of their Right to Information in India (except State of Jammu and Kashmir). This includes the right to:
i. inspect works, documents, records.
ii.take notes, extracts or certified copies of documents or records.
iii.take certified samples of material.
iv.obtain information in form of printouts, diskettes, floppies, tapes, video cassettes or in any other electronic mode or through printouts.[S.2(j)]

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".
Source: http://persmin.nic.in/RTI/WelcomeRTI.htm

This section provides resources to help you avail of your Right to Information, including full details on how to file an Application.

   

  To File Application :

     - First Form (English) (Marathi)

     - Follow up Form (English) (Marathi)

     - Contact Persons, for Help 

     - FAQs - Frequently Asked Questions by  BCAS 


  CPIOs/ PIOs : (Public Information Officer) 

        BMC 

        CBDT

       Company Affairs 

       Income Tax

       Legal Affairs 

       Maharastra Mantralaya

       Post Office

       Service Tax/ Excise & Customs

        RBI

  Right to Information :

     - A Guide by Shailesh Gandhi 

     - Capital's hero: The RTI Act

    - Citizens Guide to Fight Corruption (Extract from Central Vigilance Commission, - Delhi) (pdf)

    - Don't make RTI tool to settle scores, says PM

    - "Drive Against Bribe" Campaign Work Book & Trainers Guide (pdf)

    - Governance Alert by PCGT (pdf)

    - Farmers of Maharashtra may finally get some respite

    - Information Rites

    - Now, RTI in school textbooks

    - RTI Act turns one, activists slam govt bid to blunt law

    - RTI exposed MP top cop's fraud

    - RTI -- how to use

    - State tops in use of RTI to get at truth

   Examples

   - If you wish to know of the policy for reserving or dereserving of land

  Magazine / Journal

    - BCAJ : February 2007 : Interesting appeals decided in January 2007

    - BCAJ : March 2007 : Providing stamp of ‘ECNR’ on the passports

  RTI Official Documents :

    - Act 2005

    - Rules

   - Central Information Commision Management Rules 2007

    - Notifications / Circulars 
        -  Fee Cost of RTI
        - 
Notification of Central Information Commission (CIC)
        - Notification  for Fee Rules Amendments
        - Notification for Designation of Central Assistant Public Information officers by Public Authorities

  Marathi :

     - Citizens Guide to Fight Corruption (Extract from Central Vigilance Commission, -  Delhi) (pdf)

     - A Guide to Right to Information Act, 22 of 2005 (pdf)

   Hindi :

     - Citizens Guide to Fight  Corruption (Extract from Central Vigilance Commission, -  Delhi) (pdf)

  Links :

     - Bombay Chartered Accountants Society

    - Shailesh Gandhi 

   



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