RTI Against Private Company

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RTI Against Private Company - As per Section 6(1) of the RTI Act “An individual, who wants to obtain any information under this Act, shall submit an RTI Application in writing or through electronic means in English or Hindi in the official language of the area, with fees as prescribed by the state or central government”.

To file RTI against any Private companies you need to write an RTI Application in Hindi, English, or any official language of the area with all the details and send it to the concerned authority.

There Are Two Ways That You Can Follow To File RTI Against Private Company:

1. Apply for Online RTI

To file an online RTI against private company you need to follow these easy and simple steps:

Step 1: Go to Apply Now and choose the category of your RTI (other RTI)

Step 2: Fill out the form and hit submit

Step 3: Choose your plan and proceed with the payment

Step 4: Check your RTI Application Status

So these are simple steps to file RTI Online against private company.

2. Apply for Offline RTI

There is a step-by-step guide to writing RTI Applications against any private company in India. So let's start the steps:

Step 1: Write an RTI Application in Hindi, English, or any official language of that particular area.

Step 2: Address the application to PIO/APIO(Public Information Officer/Assistant Public Information Officer).

Step 3: Mention the complete address and name of the concerned authority.

For example

To,
Public Information Officer,
Name of the Private Company
Complete Address of the Private Company

Step 4: Write the type of information you are seeking details against private company.

Step 5: Attach the RTI Fees with your RTI Application in favor of the PIO/APIO of the private company in the form of IPO/DD/Banker's cheque/Cash against receipt, MO, etc.

Step 6: Write your name, email, phone no. and address, and sign your RTI Application.

Step 7: Make a declaration that you are an Indian citizen at the end of the application.

Step 8: Send your RTI Application through registered post along with all supporting documents.

Step 9: Take out the print of the RTI Application and other documents for future reference.

When To File RTI Against a Private Company?

You can file RTI against private company in the following circumstances:

  1. Inspection of work, documents, and records.
  2. Taking notes, extracts, or certified copies of documents or records.
  3. Taking certified samples of material.
  4. When you want to get other information related to the company.

Where are private entities involved?

Private entities are not covered under section 2(a) of the Act, according to which "appropriate government" refers to a public entity constituted, owned, established, substantially financed (directly or indirectly), or controlled by-

  1. Central government
  2. State government
  3. Union territory administration

But private entities are covered under Section 2(f) of the RTI Act, which states that information means any material in any form, including any document, form, memo, email, logbook, circular, Contains samples, contracts, models, papers, or any data support. Any information in electronic form and relating to a private body that can be accessed by a public authority under any law for the time being in force.

In other words, all private organizations fall under the ambit of the RTI Act. For citizens whose RTI requests to private organizations/companies are often stonewalled by public information officers (PIOs) and appellate authorities (AAs) under the pretext that they are not adequately funded, this is indeed great news.

If you want to seek information under the Right To Information Act, 2005 from any private company then you can apply for RTI online. Click here to apply for RTI online.

Latest Comments

Anil bikash Chakma

Please let me know how to RTI through online. Thanks Sir/Mam

( January 26, 2023 )

Arohi Bajwa

Can you file RTI to find employee details in a company? I just want to find out if the person is working in the company and the duration of work.

( January 04, 2023 )

parul bansal

Firstly, the Right to Information Act applies to all government agencies, public utilities, etc. In most cases, private companies are not covered except in very rare circumstances. According to the RTI Act, the information requested should not be unwarranted invasions of an individual's privacy, even if the organization is covered by the act. A CPIO's definition of unwarranted invasion would depend on his opinion.

( January 04, 2023 )


Ishan Raj

My company denies to give me a relieving letter. Can I apply RTI against him and request he gives it to me? Can RTI be used against private companies?

( January 04, 2023 )

parul bansal

Relieving letters cannot be denied by your company. When your company refuses to provide service or relieving certificate, it implies that they wish to make you unemployable elsewhere, which curtails your fundamental rights. According to the Industrial Employment (Standing Orders) Central Rules, 1946, Schedule I, para. 16 specifies:

( January 04, 2023 )


Arav Rathore

Can I file an RTI to know the details of a private firm?

( January 04, 2023 )

rajat verma

You will have to submit your RTI to the Registrar of Companies, which carries all the data related to all companies registered in India, including Directors, Articles of Association, and so forth. Regardless of whether they are public companies or private companies, the scope of information will only be the information available from the RoC.

( January 04, 2023 )


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