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RTI Guidelines

Short title, extent and commencement

  • Known as 'Right to Information Act, 2005'.
  • Extends to whole of India except J&K.
  • Has become enforceable with effect from 12th October, 2005
  • It is more powerful and stringent than Delhi RTI 2001


  • Covers all public authorities, bodies or institutions constituted by Parliament, Legislative Assembly.
  • Includes Parliament, Supreme Court/High Court/Lower Courts, Bodies owned, controlled and substantially financed.
  • Including Non-government organizations substantially financed directly or indirectly.
  • Govt. empowered to notify or issue orders to include such other bodies.

Citizens made the Master

  • The act provides for giving almost all information to citizens barring a few exceptions.
  • It makes the citizen the Master.
  • They can now do social audit of any work through getting information and examining it critically and posing inconvenient questions.

Public Information Officers to give information

  • Public Information Officers to be appointed by Public Authorities for handling applications received under the Act (by 22.9.2005).
  • Assistant Public Information Officer to be appointed to receive applications on behalf of the Public Authority by( 22.9.2005.)
  • Assistant Public Information officers to be appointed in each Sub-Division/Sub-Districts by (22.9.2005).
  • First Appellate Authority to be within the department/organization by Public Authority

Right to Information

Right to Information includes:
  • Inspection of works, documents, records.
  • Taking notes, extracts, certified copies.
  • Taking certified samples of material.
  • Obtaining information in floppies, tapes etc.
Definition of Information

Information means any material in any form & includes: -

  • Records, documents, memos, e-mail, opinion, advice, orders, log book, contract, reports, papers, samples etc.
Filing of application
  • Forms prescribed.
  • Applicant can file application in writing or through electronic means in English or Hindi or local language.
  • PIO to assist disabled persons in writing down requests.
  • Reasons for seeking information not required.
  • Personal information about applicant not to be asked except for delivery of reply.


The following fee has been prescribed by GOI & U.P.Govt.:

  • Application Fee: Rs 10/-
  • Additional Page: Rs 2/ per page A-4 or A-3
  • Large size: Actual Charges
  • Sample or Model: Actual cost
  • Inspection of records: First hour no fee there after Rs 5/- per 15 minutes
  • Floppy/Diskette: Rs 50/-

NO fee for Below Poverty Line

Mode of payment

The fee can be paid in any of the following modes:

  • Cash
  • Demand Draft
  • Banker cheque

Disposal of request

  • In cases information is sought concerning life or liberty, it is to be given in 48 hours.
  • Reply in other cases to be given in 30 days.
  • 5 days to be added if the application is received through SAPIO.
  • In case of third party 40 days.


  • Appeals lie at two levels.
  • First appeal within department/ organization to senior officer to State Public Information Officer within 30 days.
  • Second appeal before Central Information Commission within 90 days.
  • Appeals to be decided within 30 days.

Third Party Information

  • Where information about third party is sought by the applicant, a notice will be given to third party to present his case within 5 days.
  • An opportunity of hearing will be given within 10 days.
  • Third party will have right to appeal.

Exemption from disclosure of information

  • As per section 8 the following type of information shall not be obligatory
    to be given.
    • Concerning security and integrity of India.
    • Forbidden to be published by the court of law.
    • Disclosure of which leads to breach of privilege of Parliament/Assembly.
    • Commercial confidence trade secrets and intellectual property.
    • Information received in fiduciary relationship.
    • Information received in confidence from foreign government.
    • Disclosure of which may endanger life and liberty.
    • Which impedes the process of a investigation.
    • Cabinet Papers including record or deliberation.
    • Personal information which has no relationship to any public activity.
    • Leads to infringement of copyright.

Penalty Provisions

  • Can impose penalty @ Rs. 250/- for each day of delay subject to a maximum of Rs. 25,000/-.
  • Can issue directions for disciplinary action against PIO in cases of persistent default.
  • Opportunity of hearing to be given.

Need for prompt attention

  • All Officer and staff members need to be sensitized to pay proper attention to this act.
  • Necessary preparatory measures for implementation should be completed as per prescribed schedule in the Act.
  • Officials need to be vigilant in disposal of requests received under the Act.
  • All requests received under the Act need to be dealt within time frame prescribed.

Other Important Points

  • Assistant Public Information Officer can receive applications for any PIO.
  • First Appellate Authority should be senior to PIO.
  • PIO should be senior officers who should be able to control work and dig out information as they have to perform a quasi judicial information.
  • Clear demarcation of work should be done amongst the PIO and Appellate Authorities to avoid confusion.
  • Notify the substantially financed bodies to bring them under the purview of RTI.

Arrangement for receipt for application.

  • Arrangements for receipt of application & fee should be suitably be made to facilitate the work.
  • Information counters should be setup near reception counters.
  • The APIO/PIO/Appellate Authority should be easily accessible to public.
  • Board depicting room number etc of PIO/APIO should be available at the main entrance.

Role of Secretaries /HODs/CEOs

  • Appoint PIO/APIO
  • Appoint first appellate authority.
  • Identify bodies substantially financed to be brought under the purview of the act.
  • Give wide publicity about the provisions of the act.
  • Organize internal workshops for sensitization of officers and staff.
  • Ensure proper arrangements for receipt of application/fee etc.
  • Provide requisite number of counters for guidance.
  • Prepare suo motu information and disseminate to the maximum.
  • Monitor and control the working of all concerned officers.


Public Notices, Due Dates, Office Orders

Date Title / Description Department
21/03/2023 Institutional Plots through E-auction/Online Bidding Scheme Code- INS-01/2023 Public Notices, Schemes, Institutional
20/03/2023 Request for Proposal (RFP) to provide Coaching and Operation & Maintenance of Swimming Pool and Squash Courts at Shaheed Vijay Singh Pathik (SVSP) Sports Complex Public Notices, Tenders, Sports Complex
17/03/2023 Public Notice regarding 6% & 10% Abadi Plots in Village - Rojayakub Pur Public Notices, Planning
17/03/2023 Expression of Interest (EOI) for Empanelment of agencies for Collection, Transportation, Processing & Disposal of Electronic Waste in Greater Noida Public Notices, Health
17/03/2023 Corrigendum/Addendum Notice RFP Centralized Waste Management including Door-to-Door Collection & Transportation of Municipal Solid Waste in Greater Noida Public Notices, Health
17/03/2023 Corrigendum/Addendum Notice No.1 RFP regarding Mechanical Sweeping of Main Roads in Greater Noida for Five Years (Part-2) Public Notices, Health
17/03/2023 Corrigendum/Addendum Notice No.1 RFP regarding Mechanical Sweeping of Main Roads in Greater Noida for Five Years (Part-4) Public Notices, Health
15/03/2023 IT/ITES Plots (Captive) through E-auction Online Bidding - Scheme Code 0002/2023 Public Notices, IT/ITES, Schemes
15/03/2023 Public Notice regarding 6% & 10% Abadi Plots in Village Chuharpur Public Notices, Planning
13/03/2023 Notice - Opening of Financial Bids of Technically Qualified Bidder regarding Request for proposal (RFP) for Selection of Social Media Management Agency Public Notices, Marketing
10/03/2023 Corrigendum Letter regarding Mechanical Sweeping of Main Roads in Greater Noida for Five Year (Part-2,4) Public Notices, Tenders, Health
06/03/2023 Corrigendum Letter - Decentralized Waste Management including Door-to-Door Collection, Transportation of Municipal Solid Waste in Greater Noida & Manual Sweeping Works at remaining road (balance work) in various sectors for 2 yrs in Greater Noida (Zone-5) Public Notices, Tenders, Health
06/03/2023 E-Tender No. 424 for Miscellaneous Work Public Notices, Tenders, Project
01/03/2023 Larvicide Spray Schedule for March 2023 Public Notices, Health
28/02/2023 Builder Plots through E-Auction Online Bidding - Scheme Code - BRS-02/2022-2023 Public Notices, Schemes, Builder/GHS
24/02/2023 Office Order regarding Policy of Planning 6% / 4% Kissan Abadi Plots Public Notices, Planning
23/02/2023 E-Tender No. 419 for Miscellaneous Work Public Notices, Tenders, Project
23/02/2023 Quotation are awaited for undertaking Comparative Analysis of Zone wise market rates of land at various sector (Residential, Group Housing, Industrial, Commercial etc.) at Greater Noida Public Notices, Finance
21/02/2023 Mechanical Sweeping of Main Roads in Greater Noida for Five Year (Part-2,4) Public Notices, Tenders, Health
17/02/2023 Details of De-Sludging Point in Greater Noida Public Notices, Urban Services

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