In exercise of the powers conferred by the Right to Information Act, 2005, the Uttar Pradesh Governor announced the Uttar Pradesh Right to Information (Regulation of Fee and Cost) Rules, 2006. These rules are called the Uttar Pradesh Right to Information Rules, 2015. These rules form the foundation of implementation of the Central Government’s RTI Act in Uttar Pradesh. Every citizen of India has the right to obtain information.
RTI Act has faced several problems in implementation since it came into effect. There are few significant problems in the implementation of RTI UP. Firstly, there is no proactive declaration by most Public Authorities in the State. RTI Act is not being used extensively in the state of UP since the ignorance about the Act is high. Awareness and information camps have been conducted, but there is still a long way to go.
How to file RTI UttarPradesh?
There are certain things you need to keep in mind whilefiling an RTI application.
Read more to know about the details that are important for you to get a reply for your application.
- Which departments fall under RTI UP?
- What questions can I ask?
- Who do I send it my Application to?
- How do I pay for my RTI UP Application?
- 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.
- How do I submit my Application?
Under the Municipal Information Act, the Municipal Council and Nagar Panchayat fall under the scope of RTI and citizens have the right to demand any information. Government bodies like Citizens District Council, Panchayat Samiti and Gram Panchayat are covered under the scope of the Act.State Electricity Board, State Industrial Development Corporation, and other such Institutions
may also be asked for information. All entities under the control of the Government of India or the State Government are answerable to the citizen's right to seek information.
RTI Applications in Uttar Pradesh are required to be made in Form No.2 as prescribed inUP RTI Rules, 2015
mentioned on the Uttar Pradesh Information Commission website. RTI UP Application shall not exceed 500 words. Applicants can use the suggested format by typing or legibly writing on plain paper usingEnglish Form
The UP Information Commission provides the information regarding the various Public Information Commissioners for the respective departments. This is the officer RTI UP application needs to be addressed to. You can find out the exact address of official fromList of PIOs & FAAs
Your RTI Application has to be as per the RTI Rules and Fees for Uttar Pradesh. The application fee is Rs.10/- to be paid by Bank’s Demand Draft or Pay Order [Banker’s Cheque] or Indian Postal Order or in Cash against receipt. Applicants holding BPL(Below Poverty Line) certificate do not have to pay any application fee.
In the case of maps and plans etc. the fee shall be fixed by the concerned State Public Information Officer in each case depending upon the cost of labour and material required to be employed.
The amount of fee shall be deposited in the following head of account: “0070-Other Administrative Services - 60-Other Services - 800- Other receipts - 11-Receipts under Right to Information Act, 2005.”
An RTI applicant is required to send their application via speed post or registered post.
For any kind of query or assistance, you can reachUttar Pradesh Information Commission Helpline
through their Number - 0522-2288949
How to file RTI Online in Uttar Pradesh?
Currently, there is no possibility to file online RTI in Uttar Pradesh. Fortunately, we have created a simple straightforward solution which allows citizens to file RTI online for public authorities throughout India. To use this solution, go to our websiteOnlineRTI.com
to file your RTI Online UP Application.
There is a simple 3 step method to get your application processed for any query relating to RTI Online UP:
- Write your RTI request
in simple english.
- We will then call you back to understand the RTI request in detail.
- Complete the payment process to finish your application
We do all that is necessary to ensure a good response to your RTI. We have a team of RTI Experts and Lawyers, who help in drafting the RTI applications they call you back or email you if needed, they find exact address of government department responsible to reply to your RTI. We take care of attaching the appropriate fees to the RTI application and post it to the concerned department.
Departments under UP Government
You can address your RTI application the departments under Uttar Pradesh Government listedhere. Format Prescribed
by UP Government should be referred to decrease the chance of no response or rejection of the RTI UP Application.
When will the response be provided to your RTI UP Application?
The information is supposed to reach the applicant by 30 days. After this duration has lapsed, and the applicant has still not received their response from the concerned authority, the applicant can file an appeal to the Public Grievance Commission. The concerned official who has failed to provide the information within the specified time period, is liable under the Act, to pay a penalty of Rs. 50/- per day for delayed periods beyond the 30 days subject to a maximum of Rs. 500/- per application. The monetary penalty drives the authorities to consider RTI Applications on priority and ensures that the citizen receives the information they are looking for.
If you wish to share your comments or ask any questions regarding Right to Information applications, visitOnlineRTI Forum.
To experience the simplest way to file an RTI application, go toOnlineRTI.com
and exercise your right.