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


PIO: Information regarding supply of ticket of certain denominations in the name of certain individuals was not available - CIC: Provide point-wise information; Show cause notice issued to PIO why maximum penalty should not be imposed against him     Right to Information Act 2005    The PIO submitted that records were not available - CIC: The PIO was directed to submit an affidavit indicating the date of destruction of the said records along with a copy of the order of the competent authority authorising such destruction     Right to Information Act 2005    Information regarding his SB account was sought - PIO: As per the departmental guidelines, the preservation policy of maintaining such forms has been lapsed - CIC directed the respondent authority to provide certified copy of the guidelines     Right to Information Act 2005    No response was given to application seeking information about status of appellant’s PF claim - CIC: This is illegal and blatant denial of information on the lame excuse that the records could not be traced; Penalty of Rs 25,000 imposed on PIO     Right to Information Act 2005    CIC: The assets & liabilities of an employee, which he discloses to his employer in compliance of the Service Rules applicable to him, qualifies as personal information - CIC advised the IT Deptt to consider publishing the IT Act in Telugu Language     Right to Information Act 2005    Information regarding the employees registered for marking the attendance through Bio Metric Attendance, the reason why the remaining employees do not mark attendance through Bio Metric; etc was sought - CIC: Department of Personnel & Training to reply     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    A critique of the Supreme Court judgment regarding the fee to be charged under the RTI Act     Right to Information Act 2005    Analysis of the Supreme Court Judgment regarding disclosure of Civil Service results by UPSC     Right to Information Act 2005    Analysis of affidavits of candidates contesting in the Nagaland Assembly Elections     Right to Information Act 2005   

Case Laws

April 4, 2018
Information in connection with a tender like comparative statement prepared after opening of technical bids, reasons for long delay etc. were sought - CIC: Tender process is over; Respondent to suo motu disclose tender related information on their website...more>>
April 2, 2018
Complainant sought copy of Government Circular regarding rebate given in the interest rate of education loan as per budget speech - PIO advised to contact the HRD Ministry directly without transferring application u/s 6(3) of RTI Act - CIC: No penalty...more>>



March 30, 2018
CIC: Earlier CPIO has neglected his duties in both capacities of being a designated CPIO & officer of Archaeological Survey of India - CIC: Maximum penalty of Rs. 25,000 imposed upon Mr. Chandra Pandyan; ASI directed to pay Rs. 10,000 as compensation...more>>
March 28, 2018
Action taken on a complaint filed with CIC was denied - CIC: Complaints policy of any public authority cannot be resorted to for denial of information under RTI Act; PIO has to invoke the exemption of Section 8(1)(j) without being influenced by policies ...more>>



March 26, 2018
Respondent: Due to oversight, a copy of the account opening form could not be provided to the appellant in compliance with the order of FAA - CIC: obtain a copy of the account opening form from the Liability Central Processing Centre and furnish it...more>>
March 23, 2018
Complainant stated that he did not visit the MES office because some staff members threatened him of dire consequences for pursuing his RTI Application - CIC: CPIO is hereby warned to be extremely careful in future while with matters under RTI Act...more>>



Articles

How many RTI applications are received from citizens all over the country in a given year?
October 6, 2016
There is an urgent need to ensure the publication of annual reports of the States   more>>
A comparative assessment of national legal frameworks for the right to information
September 28, 2016
28 September has now been recognised as International Day for Universal Access to Information   more>>
Does the outcome show evidence of adequate value for money spent in ‘disturbed areas’?
September 15, 2016
How much money has been spent in the States covered by AFSPA for combating militant groups?   more>>

Comments

With rising NPAs, the banking sector in India is going through a ‘crisis phase’
April 19, 2018
Should CIC launch a third party audit of Banks?   more>>
The decision by the CIC is beyond jurisdiction and scope of RTI Act
April 6, 2018
This decision must be challenged before an appropriate court to set it aside   more>>
There is no knowledge of The Right to Hearing Act, 2012
April 3, 2018
A workshop on the subject can be helpful to streamline the issue   more>>