A one stop destination for all Right to Information (RTI) matters
..


CIC: Puducherry Police Welfare Society is a ‘public authority’ as it is an ‘authority or institution of ‘self government’ constituted or established by notification or order issued by the appropriate Govt.; it is also controlled by the appropriate Govt.     Right to Information Act 2005    Information regarding her interview taken by Gateway Terminal of India Company was sought by a Project affected person - PIO: GTIPL is a private organization that it is working with the respondent authority on PPP basis - CIC: Denial of information upheld     Right to Information Act 2005    Information regarding a particular Letter of Credit was denied by MMTC claiming it as commercial information of third party held by them in fiduciary capacity - CIC: the plea of public interest at the appeal stage was an unsubstantiated afterthought     Right to Information Act 2005    Appellant asked for copy of complaint filed against him by his wife to police & the inquiry report - PIO denied it u/s 8(1)(g) claiming that disclosure may endanger the life or physical safety of the appellant’s wife - CIC: provide the information     Right to Information Act 2005    CIC took a serious view of the callous attitude adopted by the PIO who did not attend the hearing despite being put on notice - CIC directed the FAA to call for the explanation of the PIO for not providing the information & for not attending the hearing     Right to Information Act 2005    Information regarding recovery suit b a bank was denied u/s 8(1)(e) & (j) - FAA added that u/s 13 of Banking Companies (Acquisition & Transfer of Undertaking) Act, 1970, secrecy & fidelity of customer’s account has to be maintained - CIC: denial upheld     Right to Information Act 2005    Maharashtra Governor directs to withdraw the notification exempting ACB     Right to Information Act 2005    The Punjab and Haryana high court issues notices to the Haryana government & former CM     Right to Information Act 2005    Kerala High Court directs the PIO to pay a litigation cost to the RTI applicant     Right to Information Act 2005    Just 2.5 % of RTI applicants are below poverty line     Right to Information Act 2005    Over 400 Lok Sabha members have not declared their assets and liabilities to the secretariat     Right to Information Act 2005    Government calls for application for the post of Chief Information Commissioner at CIC     Right to Information Act 2005    Criteria for marking official records 'Top Secret', 'Secret' and 'Confidential' made public     Right to Information Act 2005    PIO’s work does not end with mere transfer of RTI application     Right to Information Act 2005    Shouldn’t Madras High Court also review its RTI Fee Rules?     Right to Information Act 2005   

Case Laws

October 31, 2014
CIC: Puducherry Police Welfare Society is a ‘public authority’ as it is an ‘authority or institution of ‘self government’ constituted or established by notification or order issued by the appropriate Govt.; it is also controlled by the appropriate...more>>
October 31, 2014
Information regarding her interview taken by Gateway Terminal of India Company was sought by a Project affected person - PIO: GTIPL is a private organization that it is working with the respondent authority on PPP basis - CIC: Denial of information upheld...more>>



October 30, 2014
Information regarding a particular Letter of Credit was denied by MMTC claiming it as commercial information of third party held by them in fiduciary capacity - CIC: the plea of public interest at the appeal stage was an unsubstantiated afterthought ...more>>
October 30, 2014
Appellant asked for copy of complaint filed against him by his wife to police & the inquiry report - PIO denied it u/s 8(1)(g) claiming that disclosure may endanger the life or physical safety of the appellant’s wife - CIC: provide the information ...more>>



October 29, 2014
CIC took a serious view of the callous attitude adopted by the PIO who did not attend the hearing despite being put on notice - CIC directed the FAA to call for the explanation of the PIO for not providing the information & for not attending the hearing...more>>
October 29, 2014
Information regarding recovery suit b a bank was denied u/s 8(1)(e) & (j) - FAA added that u/s 13 of Banking Companies (Acquisition & Transfer of Undertaking) Act, 1970, secrecy & fidelity of customer’s account has to be maintained - CIC: denial upheld...more>>



Latest Bytes

Maharashtra Governor directs to withdraw the notification exempting ACB
October 31, 2014
The Anti Corruption Bureau had been removed from the purview of the RTI Act   more>>
The Punjab and Haryana high court issues notices to the Haryana government & former CM
October 30, 2014
Petitions were filed challenging appointment to SIC and RTS Commission made by outgoing government   more>>
Kerala High Court directs the PIO to pay a litigation cost to the RTI applicant
October 29, 2014
PIO in Union Ministry of Human Resources Development to pay Rs. 3,000   more>>
Just 2.5 % of RTI applicants are below poverty line
October 28, 2014
Only 9 % of the RTI applicants are females   more>>
Over 400 Lok Sabha members have not declared their assets and liabilities to the secretariat
October 27, 2014
Members are expected to file the details of their assets in 90 das of their taking the oath   more>>
Government calls for application for the post of Chief Information Commissioner at CIC
October 26, 2014
The post of Chief at CIC has been lying vacant since August 22   more>>

Articles

Criteria for marking official records 'Top Secret', 'Secret' and 'Confidential' made public
October 9, 2014
The Ministry of Defence has taken a positive step in making the criteria public   more>>
PIO’s work does not end with mere transfer of RTI application
September 29, 2014
Delhi HC rejects petition challenging imposition of penalty on PIO of Railway Board   more>>
Shouldn’t Madras High Court also review its RTI Fee Rules?
September 27, 2014
Shouldn’t Madras High Court also review its RTI Fee Rules?   more>>

Comments

Modi govt is going to bring RTI act in next higher level by getting all RTI applications published
October 25, 2014
Similar uploading of RTI applications should be done in the states to reduce undue burden on SICs   more>>
Celebrating the anniversary of the Right to Information Act, 2005
October 18, 2014
It is the time to check the balance sheet in terms of achievements and failures   more>>
In a Press Release, the NCPRI has urged citizens to file RTI applications
October 18, 2014
The issue of delay in appointment of Chief Information Commissioner raised   more>>