Every business or individual comes under the ambit of legal scrutiny by government and hence for any kind of intimation/ information is to be submitted in prescribed format of legal forms. The online forms can be downloaded from the official website of the Government under respective departments. The forms that are not available online can be obtained using an order form by paying the prescribed fee at the counter of the Government department. To obtain contact information from specified department/ authority, the applicant should seek details in contact form available either online or at the department itself.
Application form can be categorized either under legal forms or under contact form. Any person seeking information or registration or issue of identity or otherwise, should make use of application form in prescribed format and submit it either under online forms category or physically at the department.
Online forms enable the user to download or submit the forms using an internet. Some of the online forms inspite of submitting online should be accompanied by a physical copy within prescribed time to the relevant authority. Legal forms are prescribed under various enactments passed by the parliament for the use of public and establish communication with the various departments of the government. Order form is relatively new form with the enactment of RTI act in the year 2006 using which any Indian citizen can seek the contact details of the public servants by specifying the details mentioned therein. Any department upon receipt of contact form is bound to furnish contact details sought by the applicant within the prescribed time failing which, he is liable for penalty.
Application form is basically meant for seeking registration of business/ seeking identity proof or address proof by an individual from the Government department. This is useful to furnish data to the particular department about the applicant and enable the processors to generate the required information.