How to File RTI Bihar?
The Right to Information Act 2005 came into force to give a sense of power to the citizens. Under this act, any citizen of India can demand any sort of information from the government. There are a few agencies that are free from RTI but the act by and large covers all the public authorities. The act is applicable in every state and Bihar has also accepted RTI Guidelines. Each state has its separate policy of enacting the act; read further to know more about RTI Bihar application.
RTI Bihar - Offline Method of Filing Application
The first method of filing an RTI Application in Bihar is the offline mode. Have a look at the steps below to ensure your Bihar RTI Application is submitted successfully.
- Identify the department to which your RTI Bihar query should be sent:
- Frame the Questions Correctly and in Proper Format
- Attach Payment with Application
- Send your RTI Bihar Application
The first step to file RTI Bihar application is to identify the department that is involved and from whom the information needs to be extracted. For instance, all civic issues like water problem, garbage, street lights, building permission in cities are under respective corporation. For instance in a city like Patna or Aurangabad, the RTI query must be addressed to the authorities in the Patna Municipal Corporation or Aurangabad Municipal Corporation, respectively.
Once you know the department that the Bihar RTI Application has to be addressed to, it is important to frame the questions in a proper manner. Ask direct and simple questions so that the person reading the application understands them easily. Questions asked in a complicated manner can lead to rejection of application. Also make sure that the questions relate to only one subject matter otherwise it might get rejected, according to the RTI Act. For instance, if it is aboutstatus of FIR,
ask questions that are only related to that FIR.
There is a prescribed format for RTI Bihar application that you can follow.Click here,
to go to the format. It is not compulsory to follow the format, you can write the application on a plain piece of paper as well. Also, the application can be submitted in both Hindi or English languages. You can even file it in the official language of the area and the reply from the government can also be in that language, accordingly.
After writing the application, you will need to attach the RTI Application fee along with your application. The fee amount is Rs. 10/- and the fee must sent as an Indian Postal Order or if handing over, it can be done in cash or as a demand draft.
After all of the above steps are completed, send the application via speed post/ registered post and wait for the authorities to respond.
Bihar Online RTI Application Method
Interestingly, Bihar state was the first to start a service of accepting RTI requests on phone but now its not working. Presently, there is no facility available with the Bihar Government for filing an RTI Online.
However, you can use our website to file your Bihar Online RTI Application.Click here
to apply now and fill up a simple form.
We will take care of the rest of the formalities. We will arrange a call back and understand your query. We will then take the request and do the needful on your behalf to ensure your RTI request reaches the right authority.
We hope this post was helpful and that you have successfully filed your RTI Bihar application. Feel free to comment for any doubts, or discuss them in ourforum