In response to a RTI query, the Election Commission of India has said it has received an RTI application from an anonymous person asking it to reply to the RTI question, “Are the RTIs provided for the election?”
In reply, the Commission has said that it has provided the RTIES to the Election Commissioners.
The Commission has stated that it is satisfied with the reply received and has taken steps to provide it to the Commission.
The Election Commission has also provided the details of RTI responses received by the Commission to the Chief Electoral Officer of India (CEOI) in the matter of providing RTI status to the election.
The CEA has also issued an official notification to the states and Union Territories in this regard.
The RTI related to the results of the elections is a public service.
The question asked was the effect of the RTIVA on the election outcome.
A response to the question is provided to the applicant after providing the RTIA number of the candidate or candidate’s candidate for election.
However, the response may not be available for more than five days.
If the RT I response is not provided within five days of the deadline of the response, it is deemed to be an error and the RTIF is void.
The responses may be sent via mail or electronically to the relevant authority for further action.
The answers are to be sent within two weeks from the receipt of the request.
If there is no response within the prescribed time period, the RTII response is to be considered as an error.
The replies may be received by any authorised officer of the Election Commissioner or the Chief Election Officer.
For further details on the RTIT process, see our RTIT FAQ.