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


PIO: 1818 candidates paid Rs 1000/- each towards challenging questions with wrong answers given in the official answer key of JEE out of which fee was returned to 611 candidates whose objections were found genuine - CIC issued an advisory to the PIO     Right to Information Act 2005    Information about dividend distributed to the beneficiaries by ITI Colony Welfare Committee - PIO: The dividends are paid as per the decision of IOC; There is possibility of unrest among different unions if it is disclosed - CIC: Provide the information     Right to Information Act 2005    CIC: Design of the modules & internal framework of the software not to be disclosed - CIC: Information pertaining to disposal of RTI cases, stage of pendency thereof, reasoned decision/s on RTI requests, numbers of cases etc. should be updated on website     Right to Information Act 2005    How many candidates have been disqualified on the ground of substandard height since the inception of Indian Forest Service? – Appellant: Asking him to visit Delhi to inspect document when he is in Kerala is unreasonable - CIC cautioned the Respondent     Right to Information Act 2005    PIO: Some matter in relation to the Expert Committee report is sub-judice before a court of law - Appellant: If the report is sub-judice, this means some third person has the report & it is public; Hence, it cannot be denied - CIC accepted the submission     Right to Information Act 2005    CIC expressed serious displeasure over the conduct of the then PIO for providing irrelevant reply in response to the RTI Application and directed to serve a copy of the order conveying Commission’s displeasure to Mohan Singh Saini, JD (Reception) and PIO     Right to Information Act 2005    Vijai Sharma and K V Chowdary appointed as CIC and CVC respectively     Right to Information Act 2005    Is the Mysore Police Commissioner’s office coming up without plan approval?     Right to Information Act 2005    No action taken against the illegal massage parlours or spas in Goa     Right to Information Act 2005    Are there norms about the fee a school should charge and the facilities it offers?     Right to Information Act 2005    There is only 1 primary health centre per 28 villages of UP     Right to Information Act 2005    Services of all OSDs / Consultants terminated by Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai     Right to Information Act 2005    CORONAVIRUS - What after 14th April, 2020? Would extended lockdown contain Corona infection?     Right to Information Act 2005    Under RTI, a citizen should be able to choose the method for obtaining information     Right to Information Act 2005    Electoral Bonds have become the preferred route for corporates and individuals making large donations     Right to Information Act 2005   

Case Laws

March 11, 2020
Has Dr. A.K.G. Gujral Technical University, Kapurthala has taken permission for conducting MBA course through distance learning? - CIC: PIO to provide a consolidated reply in Hindi; FAA cautioned to be careful and pass speaking orders in future...more>>
March 9, 2020
CIC: It is observed that there has been sufficient delay in providing the information/ complying with the FAA’s Order; A warning issued to the PIO to refrain from engaging in conduct that is in violation of the RTI Act...more>>



March 6, 2020
Transfer of RTI Application u/s 6(3) - CIC: The PIO’s reliance on the DoPT OM dated 24.09.2010 is misplaced in the light of Sec 6(3) of the RTI Act; A strict warning issued to the Nodal officer for delaying the transfer of the RTI application ...more>>
March 4, 2020
Inspection of documents regarding Prof. Dheeraj Sharma’s recruitment in IIM, Ahmedabad was sought - CIC: It is personal information of a third party exempted from disclosure u/s 8(1)(j) of the RTI Act; PIO reprimanded for inapt handling of RTI Application...more>>



March 2, 2020
Similar matter was heard and adjudicated by the CIC directing the PIO to send a reply afresh to the Complainant within 2 weeks - CIC: Ensure compliance of the earlier order failing which penal action u/s 20 (1) of the RTI Act may be initiated...more>>
February 28, 2020
Information about scheme for revision of pay scales of Teachers in the Universities and Colleges and other measures for maintenance of standards in higher education - CIC: PIO cautioned to remain extremely careful while handling the RTI applications...more>>



Articles

Union Ministry of Defence directed to disclose Joint Operational Doctrines under the RTI Act
October 4, 2018
Fundamental principles by which the military forces guide their actions in support of objectives   more>>
There are a host of issues for law students to do research in respect of the RTI Act, 2005
August 8, 2018
Applications from law students for doing an online internship   more>>
Proposal to amend the RTI Act to vary the salaries payable to the Information Commissioners
July 31, 2018
Arguments against amending the service conditions of the Information Commissioners   more>>

Comments

Can I use my letter head of NGO and seek information as an applicant?
March 20, 2020
I am a social activist including RTI   more>>
The number of pending appeals and complaints has risen with many pending for over two years
March 19, 2020
The job of the Commission to breathe down the neck of the government to make the appointments   more>>
Order of SIC, Telangana remains disobeyed almost one year after issue
March 16, 2020
The RTI Act legislated by the Indian Parliament is just an unproductive ornament   more>>