The proper format to submit an RTI Application does not rest with the affected person only. Right to Information can be exercised by all the citizens of the country. The basic requirement of filling this application consists of a Proof which ensures that your application has been received by the PIO along with these methods:
- Personally, by hand: The copy of the RTI application form along with the proof of payment has to be duly stamped, signed and dated, either by the PIO or the inward department.
- Registered Post AD: After the form is filled, the AD card will act as a proof of submission, once it is returned to you by the postal department. However, if the AD card fails to reach you without a proper signature, stamp and date of receipt, follow up with the post office procedures to get the AD card completed.
- Speed Post (A postal department service): If you have sent the application through speed post, then make sure to keep a check by tracking it on http://www.indiapost.gov.in/Speednew/track.aspx and also by keeping a print out of the delivery status cautiously with you.
It is always advisable not to use the private courier companies, ordinary post, or any other private means of sending the application form as they do not guarantee applicant with a confirmed delivery report or proof.
Designated Post Offices:
In order to make things simple for the citizens in filing the RTI, the Government has selected definite Post Offices for accepting the RTI applications which will be addressed to Public Authorities (PA’s) under the Central Government. However, these cannot be used for submitting the RTI Applications which are addressed to the State PA’s , Courts Legislatures and so on.