The RTI Applicant has given his wrong address in an online RTI application
Ref: What to do if no valid address or contact number has been given by the RTI applicant?
If an RTI APPLICANT has given his wrong address, but RTI is received through online portal, then CPIO can send the letter to his address for further fees or not?
2. IP address can be sought under RTI Act?
Name: PRAVEEN KUMAR DUBEY
Email id: P.firstname.lastname@example.org
Dear Mr Dubey,
If an application has been received online, how do you say that the address given is wrong?
The RTI Act is silent about seeking the address or seeking IP address of the applicant. The RTI Act being in favour of the common citizens of the country, such verifying the address should not be resorted unless there are compelling reasons for the same. The RTI applicant is required to only provide information which is sufficinet to contact him.
Ordinarily, if the application is received online, the PIO should send a letter seeking further fee through the internet. If the PIO has a doubt that the applicant is not entitled to file an application under RTI Act (i.e. it is suspected that the applicant is not a citizen of India), evidence may be sought from the applicant while asking for payment of the fee online. This would prevent delay and enable timely reply to the RTI application.