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

June 24, 2019
PIO: The record regarding current status of a specific case is non-traceable - CIC: Non traceability of record is not a ground to deny information; It is shocking particularly since the file in question is not old; It would frustrate the very purpose...more>>
June 22, 2019
PIO was unable to explain the reasons for the delay in providing information - CIC issued a strict warning to the AD (Rectt) for not providing any reply to the appellant within the timeline prescribed under the Act & directed to provide the reply...more>>



June 20, 2019
Information related to certain plots was sought - CIC: Provide the relevant extract/copy of the Land Register/Inventory in which the details of the 11 Plots vested in BCCL are recorded as well as the details pertaining to the acquisition of one Plot ...more>>
June 18, 2019
CIC: The applicant seeks information which is scattered & has to be collated from various custodians of record: Such an exercise cannot be undertaken without causing disproportionate diversion of the resources of the public authority; Inspection allowed...more>>



June 16, 2019
CIC: The FAA ought to have ensured compliance of his orders - CIC: The information has been furnished with avoidable delay - CIC: As the then PIO had superannuated, the Commission took a lenient view and disposed the appeal...more>>
June 12, 2019
CIC: The FAA did not dispose of the first appeal filed by the appellant - CIC: Being a quasi judicial body, the FAA should have given an opportunity of hearing the appellant & then passed a speaking order; The FAA has failed to exercise his powers...more>>



Articles

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>>
Section 8 (1)(j) of the RTI Act to be amended by the Personal Data Protection Act, 2018
July 28, 2018
What changes are proposed by the Srikrishna Committee in the Data Protection Bill?   more>>

Comments

There should be transparency in competitive examination
November 30, 2018
Marks obtained by all the candidates should be disclosed   more>>
Bill should be passed to finalize complaints against the Chartered Accountants within stipulated time
October 5, 2018
The President and PM have asked the CAs to take corrective measures   more>>
The details of the Government employee should be shared under the RTI Act
October 3, 2018
Those employees who are cheating the Government should be punished   more>>