I compiled the information from various sources. HT and TOI get a big chunk of credit for this.
Click on the link below to download an RTI Request application:
This form has the address of the AP Police’s PIO as an example only.
The Indian Supreme Court has ruled that RTI is a Fundamental Right.
Here is an excerpt from the judgment:
[SUPREME COURT OF INDIA]
People’s Union for Civil Liberties and another
Union of India and others
S. B. Sinha
06 Jan 2004
“Right of information is a fundamental right under Article 19(1)(a) of the Constitution. The State under Clause (2) of Article 19 of the Constitution, however, is entitled to impose reasonable restrictions inter alia in the interest of the State. How far and to what extent the same should be balanced is the question involved in these appeals which arise out of judgments and orders dated 30th January, 1997 passed by the High Court of Judicature at Bombay in Writ Petition Nos. 1785 and 1792 of 1996″
Remember this ! The Govt authority needs to provide information within 48Hrs if rights under life and liberty are affected. An RTI is a useful weapon if your loved ones are being held by the police.
Here are some links:
- Central Info Commission
- RTI Portal
- NCPRI Website (Contains more samples of RTIs and Appeals)
- CHRI RTI main page. They have interesting stuff on police reforms.
- Indiatogether RTI Page
- Parivartan Home Page
- Sakshi Trust
- NDTV RTI Page
- RTI FAQs from GOI
- RTI Act 2005
- List of Public Information Officers:
Here is the document that gives you the basics on filing an RTI: RTI Basics
RTI presentation from GOI: RTI Presentation
NCPRI RTI Primer: NCPRI RTI Primer (12Page version)
Here is a template for the RTI for the police: RTI Template For The Police
Example of an RTI: RTI Example
You will find more templates at this website: Protect India Family Foundation
Here is the document that details the complete act: RTI Act 2005
Here is another document: CHRI Guide to using RTI
Here is another doc from Transparency International: Using RTI To Fight Corruption
RTI links from the Pondy police website. They have forms etc: Pondy police RTI