9% RTI applications rejected in 2011-12
According to data released by the Ministry of Personnel, the number of over RTI applications rejected by the central government amounts to nearly 9% of the total applications received in year. In absolute terms, 33,000 RTI applications were rejected in 2011-12. In comparison to the previous year, this number is much higher. 21,000 RTI applications were rejected out of 4.17 lakh RTIs received in 2010-11, which amounts to a rejection rate of 5 per cent.
In 2010-12, disciplinary action was taken against 28 government officials for being delinquent about RTI applications.