FAQ on the RTI Act

What can be taken as information?

As per the interpretation section of this Act (Section 43); “information” includes any material which is recorded in, in any form including;

records, documents, memos, emails,
opinions, advices, press releases, circulars,
orders, log books, contracts, reports,
papers, samples, models, correspondence,
memorandum, draft legislation, book, plan, map,
drawing, diagram, pictorial or graphic work, photograph, film, microfilm, sound recording, video tape, machine readable record, computer records and other documentary material, regardless of its physical form or character and any copy thereof.

Accordingly, it is evident that information does not only means mere records or documents and it entails diverse range of elements.

Which institutions that we can receive information from under the RTI Act?
Are there any charges applied for getting information?
On which occasions that an inquiry can be rejected?
What is the procedure of inquiring information?
In which manner can information be received?

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