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

Appellant: When an Enquiry Officer had accepted in his report that he was clear and had no allegations, how he was found guilty and punished? CIC: For redressal of his grievance, the Appellant is advised to approach an appropriate forum     Right to Information Act 2005    Information regarding action taken by Director, Doordarshan Kendra, with regard to appellant’s promotion - CIC: PIO erred in endorsing the RTI Application to Radio Kashmir, Srinagar without invoking Section 6(3); PIO directed to be careful in future     Right to Information Act 2005    Appellant sought information regarding the action taken on his complaint – CIC: Complete & correct information has not been provided - CIC took a serious note of this lapse & counselled the PIO to be more careful in future so that such lapses do not recur     Right to Information Act 2005    Copy of the receipt given to the department of C. Excise from whose possession his case file was taken, the file duly authenticated by the agency who took its possession, the action taken on the said file. etc was sought - CIC: No intervention is required     Right to Information Act 2005    Complainant: He does not wish to press the matter as he only wanted to make the bench aware of the inaction of JS (Law), the then PIO - JS (Law): The state of pendency of RTI Applications was very alarming - CIC warned the PIO & closed the case     Right to Information Act 2005    Action taken on appellant’s complaint - CIC instructed to furnish a copy of the CVC Circular followed by the respondent in all such matters; The broad outcome of the investigation should be intimated to him as and the inquiry gets completed     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    Analysis of affidavits of candidates contesting in the Nagaland Assembly Elections     Right to Information Act 2005    Does the Government have any mechanism to monitor compliance of its own directive?     Right to Information Act 2005    Should “corruption” be factored into studies on the ‘ease of doing business’?     Right to Information Act 2005   

Case Laws

February 9, 2018
Information regarding the action taken on the application filed by the applicant - CIC: The information held on record had been shared with the Appellant; For redressal of his grievance, the Appellant is advised to approach an appropriate forum...more>>
February 7, 2018
Information was denied claiming that the IPO was not drawn in favour of Accounts Officer, Min of Power - CIC: RTI Act was enacted to ensure that all the citizens have the right to seek information; This right cannot be denied merely on technical grounds...more>>

February 5, 2018
CIC noted that the Respondent was able to substantiate their stand for non-disclosure of information - CIC instructed to convene periodic conferences to educate the officials about the provisions of the RTI Act for effective discharge of its duties ...more>>
February 2, 2018
CIC noted with concern the careless attitude of the JRNRV University while presenting the matter before it - The Section Officer was completely unaware of the facts of the case - CIC cautioned the respondent for not exercising due care in representing...more>>

January 31, 2018
Appellant: Is BCCI is a public authority under the RTI Act? - Respondent: Information is presumptive & vague in nature - CIC: The step taken for dealing with the RTI application is satisfactory; Appellant was admonished not to file frivolous applications...more>>
January 29, 2018
CIC: Information has been sought from an organization to which the RTI Act does not apply - CIC: The information sought relates to the recruitment of the ST candidates, the disclosure of which would enhance transparency and credibility of the CRPF...more>>


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September 28, 2016
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November 13, 2017
Fixing accountability against the concerned entities is necessary to create a deterrent effect   more>>
Dissenting view about disclosure of the service book under the RTI Act
November 1, 2017
Service record is a public document and should be open to everyone   more>>
BBMP is spending the public funds on unnecessary activities at the lake
October 22, 2017
A citizen's group has been working for a lake rejuvenation for past 3 years   more>>