How to File RTI Haryana Application
What do you do when a street light hasn’t been fixed for years, your passports have been delayed or a road construction has been going on for months without any progress? Or even when you haven’t received your IT refund? The answer is simple - you file an RTI. As per the Right to Information Act 2005, every Indian citizen has the right to ask for information from a public authority if he/she wishes to do so. In exercise of the powers conferred by section 27 of the Right to Information Act, 2005 (22 of 2005), the Government of Haryana hereby makes the Haryana Right to Information Rules’2009. Here are the steps for filing an RTI if you are a resident of Haryana. You have two alternatives for filing RTI Haryana; both of them are described below:
RTI Haryana - Filing the Application in Offline Mode
Recognize the department to which your RTI Application Request in Haryana should be addressed to
The first and foremost step towards filing an RTI is to recognize the department to which the RTI Application has to be addressed. The RTI must be filed to the department which can provide the information asked for in the application. For example: if the issue is a civic issue such as water problem, street light issue, garbage issue and so on, the RTI must be filed addressed to the Municipal Corporation of the area. If you are awaiting your passport then the query must be directed towards the regional passport office.
Write the RTI Haryana Application carefully
Once you know the department, proceed towards writing your RTI Haryana application. The following points must be kept in mind while writing the application:
It is preferable to write the application in the format prescribed by the Haryana Government. You can find a form here
However, the format isn’t mandatory, you can also submit the application on a plain piece of paper.
You can ask the questions Hindi or English. Similarly, the government can respond in either language.
Ensure that the questions asked are directed towards a single issue. If you have more than one issue that need to be raised, it is advised to file multiple RTIs.
This is because too many issues addressed in a single RTI will make the application difficult to understand which can ultimately lead to rejection. For example, you wish to ask about the status of your delayed passports, ask questions relating wholly to your passport issue.
For more you can check the official rules by Haryana for filing an RTI, here
Attach Payment with the Application
The process of filing an RTI Application won’t be complete until payment has been attached with the RTI Haryana application. Attach Rs.50/- in the form of court fee stamp with your application.
Send the application
As per the rules of the Haryana government, the RTI Haryana application has to be sent via speed post/ registered post.
RTI Haryana - Filing the Application in Online
Presently, there isn’t any service available with the government of Haryana in which citizens can file an application online. You do have another option of filing RTI Haryana online - by using OnlineRTI.com
Our website ensures that your application reaches the authorities; all you need to do is fill up a simple form.
Simple form for RTI Haryana
Once you fill the form with all your details, your part is done! It is our job from there to make sure that your RTI application has reached its destination.
Our team of legal experts makes it a point that your application stands no chance of rejection.
We hope you now have a clear picture as to how to file your request for RTI Haryana. Keep reading for more information regarding the Right to Information Act, 2005.
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Departments under Haryana Government
All Haryana State Government Departments and local governing bodies in Haryana like Municipal Corporations (for cities in Haryana like Faridabad Municipal Corporation, Panchkula Municipal Corporation, Hisar Municipal Corporation, Haryana Medical Council, Haryana Staff Selection Commission, Haryana onlinertiapply.com Service Commission, Haryana State Pollution Control Board, Haryana Urban Development Authority, Town and Country Planning Haryana, Revenue and Disaster Management, Haryana, Department of Technical Education, Haryana, Dakshin Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam Ltd., Uttar Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam Ltd.etc.), Town councils and Gram Panchayats come under the ambit of Haryana RTI Act.
LIST OF STATE GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS:
Department of Elementary Education, Haryana
Department of Economic and Statistical Analysis, Haryana
Department of Environment, Haryana
Department of Excise & Taxation, Haryana
Forests Department, Haryana
Department of Higher Education, Haryana
Department of Industrial Training & Vocational Education, Haryana
Department of Industries & Commerce, Haryana
Department of Institutional Finance & Credit Control, Haryana
Department of Labour and Employment (Haryana)
Department of Land records & Consolidation, Haryana
Department of Rehabilitation, Haryana
Department of Revenue and Disaster Management, Haryana
Department of School Education, Haryana
Civil Aviation Department, Haryana and etc.
Whom should the RTI Application be addressed to?
Under the RTI Act, 2005 every department should appoint a Public Information Officer (PIO) who is responsible to receive and reply to RTI applications filed to that department. Hence, all the RTI applications should be addressed to the Public Information Officer of that Department.
When will the response be provided to your RTI Application?
According to the RTI Act, the response to the RTI application in Haryana, or any other state should be provided by the PIO within 30 days from the receipt of the same. This includes applications made online or offline. If the information requested in the RTI relates to another department, then the PIO is mandated to transfer the same within 5 days from the receipt of the RTI to that department who has the information. A First Appeal can be filed to the First Appellate Authority (FAA) if there is no response from the government office after completion of 30 days or if the Applicant is not satisfied with the response of RTI Application. In case you are not satisfied with the outcome of the First Appeal, or there has been no order passed by FAA, A Second Appeal can be filed to Haryana Information Commission.Click Here