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Kinnaur - Apply for Right To Information (RTI)

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Procedure[edit]


This procedure explains various ways to Apply for Right To Information (RTI) in Kinnaur.

Apply In-Person

  1. Application (hand written / electronically typed - in English or local official language) can be submitted directly to the concerned Public Information Officer (PIO).
  2. Use the following link for contact details: Contacts link AND link2
  3. Once the application is accepted, pay the prescribed fee.
  4. Applicant will be issued a receipt for the submitted application. This receipt contains application no., date of application, and details of the concerned Chief Public Information Officer.
  5. This submitted application will be processed further.
  6. Within 30 days applicant will get the information for his request. If information is given by third party then invite objections if any it will take 10 more extra days.
Note: Do not forget to take a photocopy for your application before submission for future references.



Online procedure

  1. Please visit the website: online link
  2. And select “Submit request” option from the menu.
  3. In the new screen, please select appropriate option for “I have read and understood the above guidelines” and hit Submit for new page.
  4. The given new page will prompt the user to enter / select appropriate details.
  5. Please complete filling the details followed by uploading appropriate documents and hit “submit” to get SMS alert in mobile as well as to reach the next screen.
  6. User gets popup for the confirmation of details as provided for applying. If all are OK, hit “Save” to go next screen.
  7. In the given screen, select appropriate options and proceed for payment gateway.
  8. In the payment gateway page select and fill applicable details to process online payment.
  9. Once the online payment process is complete, you will get an acknowledgement for the query. Please keep it for future reference.



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Required Documents[edit]

  • Request to the PIO (Public Information Officer) shall be in writing.
  • Application form : link
  • ID proof
  • Aadhaar Card

Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

State Information Commission, HP,
Keonthal Commercial Complex,
Khalini, Shimla-171002.
Phone(Office): 0177-2629894,2621529
FAX(Office): 0177-2621529
Link for contact information: Contacts link AND link2

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Eligibility[edit]

  • Citizens of India

Fees[edit]

  • No fees for Below Poverty Line applicant
  • Application: Rs 10
  • Mode of payment: Cash, Demand draft or banker’s cheque
Note: If information is not given within time limit it must be given free of cost


Additional Fees

  • A-4 / A-3 paper: Rs 2 per page (print)
  • Large size paper: Actual cost
  • Publication and printed form: At price so fixed of publication or at Rs 2 per page per page photocopy or in printed form
  • Samples and Models: Actual cost
  • Floppy/CD/diskette or any other electronic mode: Rs.50/-
  • Inspection of records: Free for first hour and Rs 5 for each 1 hour or a fraction thereof
  • Second Appeals and complaints against non-disclosure of information may be filed with the State Information Commission.
Note: These above fares may wary as per government orders.

Validity[edit]

  • RTI is a timely response to the citizen request for information by PIO – So, the validity of the information counts rather than the document.

Documents to Use[edit]

Apply in plain paper (No form or document is prescribed) in English or local language to the concerned Public Information Officer of the public authority. Applicants can therefore use sample format shown below.

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Sample Documents[edit]

Sample Format for RTI Application

THE RIGHT TO INFORMATION ACT 2005 APPLICATION FOR OBTAINING INFORMATION

Date________ By regd./speed post AD

To, STATE PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER,

Dept/Office________________________ Place______________________________


1. Name of the Applicant:


2. Full Address with phone No

3. Particulars of information required, which kindly provide:


4. Details of payment of application fee: Non-judicial court fee stamp of Rs.10/- is affixed on the top hereinabove. OR Demand draft/bankers cheque No._______dtd. ______for Rs.10/- is enclosed. OR Cash of Rs.10/- has been paid against enclosed original receipt No.________dtd__________of your dept.

5. Details of enclosures [if any]: Photocopies of _______


Encls: Signature of Applicant

Processing Time[edit]

  • Information requested by the citizen is to be provided within 30 days
  • 48 hours where life or liberty is involved
  • 35 days where request is given to Asst. PIO
  • 40 days where third party is involved and
  • 45 days for human rights violation information from listed security/ intelligence agencies.
  • Time taken for calculation and intimation of fees excluded from the time frame.

Related Videos[edit]

Videos explaining the procedure or to fill the applications.
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Please remove the '&' inside the tags during implementation.
Website = allocine, blip, dailymotion, facebook, gametrailers, googlevideo, html5, metacafe, myspace, revver, 
sevenload, viddler, vimeo, youku, youtube
width = 560, height = 340, Video ID = Can be obtained from the URL of webpage where the video is displayed.
e.g In the following url 'http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y0US7oR_t3M' Video ID is 'Y0US7oR_t3M'.


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Instructions[edit]

Right to information Act 2005 empowers every citizen to

  • Ask Questions from the Government or seek any information
  • Take copies of any government documents
  • Inspect any government documents
  • Inspect any government works
  • Take samples of materials of any government work

Under the Act, all authorities covered must appoint their Public Information Officer (PIO). It is the PIO's obligation to provide information to citizens of India who request information under the Act. If the request pertains to another public authority (in whole or part), it is the PIO's responsibility to transfer/forward the concerned portions of the request to the concerned PIO.

Application Process

  • Apply in person or electronically in English or local official Language.
  • Time limit of giving information is 30 days
  • If information concerns life and liberty of a person then the information must be given within 48 hours
  • If information is given by third party then invite objections if any then it will take another 10 days extra.


Required Information[edit]

  • Name of the applicant
  • Full Address
  • Phone / Mobile Number
  • Particulars of required information




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Need for the Document[edit]

  • The need for “The Right To Information Act” (RTI) is to ensure that everyone in the country has a constitutional right to inquire and retrieve information about the government and public bodies that operate within the purview of the Central and State government framework
  • Main purpose is to provide any citizen of India to get information from a “public authority” (a body of Government or “instrumentality of State”) which is required to be replied to expeditiously or within thirty days
  • Information that Citizen can avail….
    • Take copies of any government documents
    • Inspect any government documents
    • Inspect any government works
    • Take samples of materials of any government work

Information which might help[edit]

  • PIO may reject a request for information where such a request for providing access would involve an infringement of copyright subsisting in a person other than the State.
  • Information is exempt from disclosure -Information, the disclosure of which would cause of breach of privilege of Parliament or the State Legislature

The following information is exempt from disclosure under Section 8 of the RTI Act.

  • 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
  • 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
  • Information, the disclosure of which would cause of breach of privilege of Parliament or the State Legislature
  • Information including commercial confidence, trade secrets or intellectual property, the disclosure of which would harm the competitive position of a third party, unless the competent authority is satisfied that larger public interest warrants the disclosure of such information
  • Information available to a person in his fiduciary relationship, unless the competent authority is satisfied that the larger public interest warrants the disclosure of such information
  • Information received in confidence from foreign Government
  • Information, the disclosure of which would endanger the life or physical safety of any person or identify the source of information or assistance given in confidence for law enforcement or security purposes
  • Information which would impede the process of investigation or apprehension or prosecution of offenders
  • Cabinet papers including records of deliberations of the Council of Ministers, Secretaries and other officers
  • Information which relates to personal information the disclosure of which has no relationship to any public activity or interest, or which would cause unwarranted invasion of the privacy of the individual
  • Only that part of the record which does not contain any information which is exempt from disclosure and which can reasonably be served from any part that contains exempt information, may be provided.
  • Third parties have a right to be heard in respect of applications and appeals dealing with information submitted by them to the Government in confidence.
  • PIO may reject a request for information where such a request for providing access would involve an infringement of copyright subsisting in a person other than the State.

Other uses of the Document/Certificate[edit]

Please explain what are other uses of obtaining this document/certificate.
e.g. Birth Certificate can be used as proof of identity.

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Others[edit]

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