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Old July 18 2012, 03:21 AM   #1
 
 
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RTI is a very powerful tool and it is a cost effective and time bound, credible source of information. Credible as response is admitted as evidence in court of law.

Many people including me keep waiting and struggling for getting the rightful information pertaining to the property that you have purchased. Most get no or irrelevant responses from the builders leading to frustration. Please note that just like a buyer and builder are bound by the Builder Buyer Agreement, The builder is similarly bound by various undertakings and rules & regulations of the licensing conditions and relevant
State Urban Development and regulation act
Apartment ownership Act
Ministry of Environment and Forest
Income Tax Act
Airports Authority
Fire Act
Health, Safety and Welfare Act
Labour Cess
Service Tax regulation etc

One may want to file a simple application as RTI with various govt department by giving particulars of the project name, address, license no, name of owners, etc.

To cut it short, Get a plain piece of paper, Write the Information officers complete address on envelope and the application, write your query, attach a Rs 50 postal order and send through speed post.

Keep copy of application, original receipt of speed post as record.

you can expect a revert within 30 days. If not there is recourse available which is equally easy.

A few sample draft RTI application on various aspects are enclosed in the link.
Sample RTI Application Forms : RTI Section

More details on link
Guide: How to file a RTI application : RTI Section


Hope that helps

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Posting a discussion/query from a member about RTI as relevant post on this thread

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1] Get a plain sheet of paper
2] Copy Paste Opening


3] Write all you want to ask eg


(above is indicative and please modify/add/edit accordingly)

4] Copy Paste Closing as follows:


5] Post through Speed Post and keep a copy of letter and receipt clearly mentioning your and DTCP address with date.

6] Attach a Rs 50 postal order and keep copy..

I may not be giving you the best suggestion but HONESTLY, there is no standard or perfect RTI format. However, you are bound to get a response in 30 days.

Hope that helps.

It is pitiable that the company who has been paid lacs of hard earned money doesn't respond about the status and always gives GOLMAAL answers.

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I have not heard but would definitely try to search if this option is available.

RTI nation rtination - File Right to Information act (RTI) applications online : From passport/income tax/provident fund delays to fighting corruption , offers services for Rs 150, where you can file online RTIs.

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For Non-Resident Indians, using RTI just got easier
Reported by Sidharth Pandey, Edited by Sindhu Manjesh | Updated: March 22, 2013 14:52 IST


Activist Lokesh Batra campaigned to make it easier for NRIs to file RTI queries
New Delhi/Los Angeles: Vishal Kudchadkar, an RTI activist in Los Angeles, today became one of the first Indians living abroad to use a new system put in place by the government to make it easier for Indians living abroad to file Right to Information or RTI applications.

Today, the Department of Posts and Telegraph finally launched the online system, which allows Indians living abroad to directly purchase Electronic-Indian Postal Orders (E-IPO) on the Internet. Postal Orders are required as payment accompanying each RTI query.

Vishal used the system to do just that -- to purchase an E-IPO to file an RTI with the Indian government from his home in LA.

Till now, Indians living abroad had a difficult time paying Rs. 10 fee required with each RTI application as it was difficult to purchase Indian Postal Orders (IPO) or even a demand draft in rupees. Now, anyone living abroad can do that by logging onto the Department of Posts Web site here and clicking on the ePost Office link.

After completing a one-time registration, RTI applicants abroaad can use their credit or debit cards to purchase an E-IPO. The site will generate a unique E-IPO number after each purchase, which the applicants can take a print out of and quote in their RTI application.

Retired Commodore Lokesh Batra, an RTI activist who has been one of the principal campaigners behind the move in India says, "It has been a long-standing dream for millions of Indians abroad to use this great transparency tool. The E-IPO will allow them to now enjoy the same rights as those living in the country."

Four years ago, Mr Batra had gone to visit his daughter in the US. During the two months he spent there, he tried to file RTIs but discovered that it was very difficult to buy IPOs or even a demand draft abroad in Indian rupees. Mr Batra started an online petition to make it easier for NRIs to do this. He even moved the Central Information Commission or CIC, which in 2010 had ordered that a system be put in place to make it possible for Indians living abroad to file RTIs.
For Non-Resident Indians, using RTI just got easier | NDTV.com
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Reported by Sidharth Pandey, Edited by Sindhu Manjesh | Updated: March 22, 2013 14:52 IST


Activist Lokesh Batra campaigned to make it easier for NRIs to file RTI queries
New Delhi/Los Angeles: Vishal Kudchadkar, an RTI activist in Los Angeles, today became one of the first Indians living abroad to use a new system put in place by the government to make it easier for Indians living abroad to file Right to Information or RTI applications.

Today, the Department of Posts and Telegraph finally launched the online system, which allows Indians living abroad to directly purchase Electronic-Indian Postal Orders (E-IPO) on the Internet. Postal Orders are required as payment accompanying each RTI query.

Vishal used the system to do just that -- to purchase an E-IPO to file an RTI with the Indian government from his home in LA.

Till now, Indians living abroad had a difficult time paying Rs. 10 fee required with each RTI application as it was difficult to purchase Indian Postal Orders (IPO) or even a demand draft in rupees. Now, anyone living abroad can do that by logging onto the Department of Posts Web site here and clicking on the ePost Office link.

After completing a one-time registration, RTI applicants abroaad can use their credit or debit cards to purchase an E-IPO. The site will generate a unique E-IPO number after each purchase, which the applicants can take a print out of and quote in their RTI application.

Retired Commodore Lokesh Batra, an RTI activist who has been one of the principal campaigners behind the move in India says, "It has been a long-standing dream for millions of Indians abroad to use this great transparency tool. The E-IPO will allow them to now enjoy the same rights as those living in the country."

Four years ago, Mr Batra had gone to visit his daughter in the US. During the two months he spent there, he tried to file RTIs but discovered that it was very difficult to buy IPOs or even a demand draft abroad in Indian rupees. Mr Batra started an online petition to make it easier for NRIs to do this. He even moved the Central Information Commission or CIC, which in 2010 had ordered that a system be put in place to make it possible for Indians living abroad to file RTIs.
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Llink to the Department of Post and Telegraph for Electronic Indian Postal Order

https://www.epostoffice.gov.in/eipo_info.htm

Do share your experience using it.

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