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Rama mohan Acharya (Manager HR(Legal))     15 February 2010

USE of RTI Byba group of citizen

Can a group of citizen seek an information from PIO under RTI ACT by submitting a common application?


 7 Replies

Binod Kumar Mishra (Government Service)     15 February 2010

yes they can seek the required information.

Kanaksinh P.Boda (Educationist/Lawyer)     15 February 2010

 yes. With a list of signatires of Applicants.

Kanaksinh P.Boda (Educationist/Lawyer)     15 February 2010

I mean list of signatures of all the applicants.

Rama mohan Acharya (Manager HR(Legal))     15 February 2010

Section 6 (1) of RTI Act Says " A person who desires to obtain any information under this act...............". Therefore my interpretation is a citizen can seek information not the group. Further, if a group seeks information then PIO will send the information to whom? if he sends to X and Y, another person from the group file appeal for nonreceipt of the the information ,then ....?

DR.SANAT KUMAR DASH (Eye Specialist)     16 February 2010


Vijayarajan (Executive Director)     16 February 2010

The term used in tne Act is any 'citizen' and not citizens. So applicant should be a citizen and not a group or association of citizens.

mahendrakumar (marketing)     17 February 2010

No, a group cannot represent an rti query.  It may be good idea to sent the same rti application by each individual of the group to highlight the subject matter of the rti application

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