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


Appellant challenged the denial of Freedom Fighter Pension under Delhi Union Territory Freedom Fighter (DUTFF) pension scheme - CIC: Records reveal that consolidated DUTFF pension has been directed to be released in favour of the Appellant as assured     Right to Information Act 2005    Appellant: Whether M. Sc. Degree awarded under the Faculty of Science was recognized as a qualification to be appointed as a teacher in Medical College - PIO: The prescribed proforma was available on the MCI website - CIC: No further intervention required     Right to Information Act 2005    CIC: Provide a revised reply along with all the relevant annexures, free of cost to the appellant; PIO warned to remain careful while dealing with RTI applications & to ensure that complete replies are provided within the time stipulated under the RTI Act     Right to Information Act 2005    CIC: Respondent to endorse a copy of their written submission sent to the CIC to the Appellant, as well - CIC: All submissions placed before the CIC should invariably be endorsed to the Appellant beforehand unless otherwise notified as “Confidential”     Right to Information Act 2005    Copy of proposal sent from Ministry of Coal for post facto sanction of Additional Charge of Commissioner was sought - CIC took grave exception to the fact that no reply was provided; CPIO cannot absolve himself from the responsibility of replying to RTI     Right to Information Act 2005    Information regarding certified copy of the balance sheet, P/L Account etc. of Cambata Aviation Pvt. Ltd. was denied u/s 8(1)(j) - CIC cannot be a mute spectator to the pitiable conditions being faced by the employees; Provide point wise information     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    Power to regulate the tenure, salaries and allowances of Information Commissioners     Right to Information Act 2005    When shall the Whistleblowers Protection Act be implemented?     Right to Information Act 2005    How much respect should the order of the Supreme Court command?     Right to Information Act 2005   

Case Laws

January 15, 2019
CIC: FAA to inquire into the matter of the ‘missing’ RTI application to ascertain whether the RTI application was actually not received or the PIO had taken a plea to deny information to the appellant; If required, appropriate action against the officials...more>>
January 13, 2019
Information points pertaining to failed ATM transaction & reasons for non-compliance of RBI Directives - CIC: Information pertaining to names, designations & nature of duties discharged by government officials cannot be classified as personal information ...more>>



January 11, 2019
CBDT: There were a large number of issues in handling the online RTI applications due to technical problems & unskilled manpower required to be addressed for effective functioning of the RTI mechanism - CIC cautioned the PIO and did not impose a penalty...more>>
January 7, 2019
PIO forwarded the complainant’s RTI application under a bona fide belief that a reply in this regard would be provided by the Company - CIC: There was no conscious or deliberate attempt by the respondent to withhold or deny information to the complainant...more>>



January 5, 2019
Appellant: Information relates to his personal property that was mortgaged to the Bank and that he is an Ex-Director/shareholder of the company - CIC: Appropriate response has not been furnished in respect of certain points; directed to provide the same...more>>
January 3, 2019
Applications for 13th Press council made by certain Journalists Union - CIC: PIO to appear in person alongwith relevant files for the ‘in-camera’ hearing - CIC: Innumerable personal details of members & financial details of the unions cannot be severed...more>>



Articles

Power to regulate the tenure, salaries and allowances of Information Commissioners
July 19, 2019
A Bill is likely to be tabled today in the Lok Sabha today to amend the RTI Act, 2005   more>>
When shall the Whistleblowers Protection Act be implemented?
June 18, 2019
The murders of whistleblowers can be prevented only by hiding their identity   more>>
How much respect should the order of the Supreme Court command?
April 27, 2019
Supreme Court judgment directing the RBI to disclose the details of defaulters is yet to be enforced   more>>

Comments

Proposed RTI amendments would weaken the institution of the Information Commissions
July 21, 2019
The RTI Act is used every year by nearly 6 million citizens of the country   more>>
My RTI application for information to an office in Odisha has been returned
July 12, 2019
The state RTI rules are inconsistent with the RTI Act, 2005   more>>
Penalties imposed on PIO and disciplinary action against FAA should be disclosed
July 2, 2019
There is a delay in disposal of second appeals at the level of SIC Tamil Nadu   more>>