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

Information regarding certified copy of MOU signed by LIC of India & Indian Railways was denied u/s 8 (1) (d) - CIC: Furnish information in public interest in the form of a synopsis defining the broad contours of the agreement     Right to Information Act 2005    Appellant sought information regarding action taken on his complaint to CVC & issues related thereto - CIC: RTI Act was promulgated to make the public authorities more transparent & accountable to public; Provide certified copy of CVC investigation report     Right to Information Act 2005    Information relating to the official tours under taken by the Chairman of LIC, the gifts received by him & related issues - CIC: Provide all information pertaining to the expenditure incurred on National/International Travel except the personal details     Right to Information Act 2005    Appellant sought information regarding his complaint - CIC: Respondent could not justify as to how the disclosure of information would "impede" or "hamper" or "interfere" with the investigation; Provide the updated status of the outcome of investigation     Right to Information Act 2005    Respondent: Investigation report was sent to the CVC for further advice; Subsequently, the CVC informed that they treated the complaint as dealt with and closed - CIC: Provide a copy of the letter received from the CVC regarding closure of investigation     Right to Information Act 2005    Appellant asked for the copy of utilization certificate regarding amount released to Darbhanga Medical College by the GoI - Upon a query, the PIO stated that the information could not be furnished earlier for want of proper fee - CIC: Furnish 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    A critical look at the Supreme Court decision regarding setting up the Lokpal     Right to Information Act 2005    maintain a e-register for all PIOs in which all details of RTI applications would be displayed     Right to Information Act 2005    A quick analysis of the draft RTI Rules, 2017     Right to Information Act 2005   

Case Laws

April 17, 2017
Information about Operation Parakram was sought - Complainant wanted the present complaint be heard as Second Appeal - CIC: Request could have been conceded to if the remedy of filing a First Appeal was exhausted at the time of preferring the complaint...more>>
April 14, 2017
Information regarding a Tax Evasion Petition filed with the DG (Investigation) was denied claiming that the organisation is exempt from the purview of RTI Act u/s 24 - CIC: Disclose the broad outcome of the investigation to the complainant ...more>>

April 12, 2017
The copy of movement order was denied u/s 8(1)(j) of RTI Act - CIC: Movement order of a public official is by virtue of the public post held by him and there can be no invasion of privacy in disclosing movement order or date of movement of the third party...more>>
April 10, 2017
What are the specific timings for receiving RTI applications from applicants by Public Authorities in Delhi? - CIC: The application should have been transferred u/s 6(3) to DoPT which is the nodal department responsible for the implementation of RTI Act...more>>

April 7, 2017
Information regarding installation of BSNL towers on private land, copy of agreement with private party & related matters covering the entire circle was sought - CIC: The nodal PIO should compile the information from 21 offices & provide to complainant...more>>
April 5, 2017
The appellant was aggrieved due to non-availability of record pertaining to his adhoc service from 1980 to 1986 - CIC: The PIO is directed to certify as to whether the appellant worked with NDMC on adhoc basis from 1980-86 with/without break or not...more>>


Records must reflect a true and correct state of affairs at the Central Information Commission
May 28, 2016
The Delhi High Court had directed the CIC to maintain a Record of Proceedings   more>>
Does Section 24 apply only to the intelligence & security related activities of the exempt organisations?
April 12, 2016
Several High Court judgments have narrowed the scope of the Section 24 of the RTI Act   more>>
DoPT invites suggestions regarding the manner of disclosure of RTI Applications and appeals
April 6, 2016
Various Information Commissions across the country follow different practice   more>>


NCRDC has ignored the this minute issue
May 2, 2017
NCRDC has ignored the this minute issue   more>>
Create an online register in every office which has a public information officer
April 21, 2017
Put all the RTI applications filed in every office at every level on a single platform   more>>
There is a need to provide information regarding defence ministries & other paramilitary affairs
April 14, 2017
Officials hide themselves behind the back of national security   more>>