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


Do the Atomic Energy Education Society & its employees fall within the meaning of “State” under Article 12 of the Constitution? - Department of Atomic Energy provided a different reply against identical RTI queries - CIC: Show cause notice issued to PIO     Right to Information Act 2005    Appellant sought a copy of his own documents submitted by him at the time of his appointment in the Hindi Teaching Scheme (HTS), CIC: He is not entitled to seek the documents as a matter of right under the RTI Act; Denial upheld     Right to Information Act 2005    CIC: The appellant did not request for inspection of records in the RTI application hence her contention requesting to allow inspection of records does not hold any merit - CIC: First Appeal was not decided; FAA cautioned for the contravention of RTI Act     Right to Information Act 2005    The reason for discrimination meted out to the apellant vis a vis other IIST candidates who were allowed to choose the ISRO/DOS centers for their posting based on BTech/ BE CGPA - CIC: The FAA order has not been complied with - CIC: Provide the guidelines     Right to Information Act 2005    A copy of the Recovery of Debts & Bankruptcy Act, 1993 was sought - PIO: Information is available on the internet - CIC: Information which is available in public domain, ceases to be an information accessible under the RTI Act & hence, cannot be provided     Right to Information Act 2005    CIC: Information as available on record has been provided; Appellant is dissatisfied since the information as downloaded from the website was not accepted by Commissioner of Income Tax - CIC: Approach an appropriate forum for redressal of his grievance     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    Whether NGOs substantially financed by the government be covered under RTI Act?     Right to Information Act 2005    Information about EVMs, VVPAT Units and SLUs should be provided to the citizens     Right to Information Act 2005    Power to regulate the tenure, salaries and allowances of Information Commissioners     Right to Information Act 2005   

Case Laws

August 26, 2019
Appellant sought the copy of information provided by various Cabinet Ministers regarding annual disclosure of property - CIC: The PIO, PMO to provide the information; The PIO, MHA counseled to be more careful in future so that such lapses do not recur...more>>
August 24, 2019
Information pertaining to eligibility of foreign nationals of Indian descent holding OCI Card to inherit property in India was sought - CIC expressed its displeasure to the CPIO for not adhering to the timeline prescribed under the RTI Act; PIO counseled ...more>>



August 22, 2019
Instructions issued to reply against RTI applications in Hindi or English or both - Rule 3 (1) of the Official Languages Rules states that Communication from a Central Government Office to any person in Region B may be either in Hindi or in English...more>>
August 20, 2019
Information about the tenure of Prof. Jancy James as the Vice Chancellor of Central University of Kerala & related information was sought - CIC: Provide the total number of show cause notices issued by the University during the tenure of the mentioned VC...more>>



August 18, 2019
Passport details, copies of birth certificate and copies of records of educational qualification are personal information, the disclosure of which would cause unwarranted invasion of privacy of individuals unless there was an overbearing public interest ...more>>
August 16, 2019
Information about the Mumbai blast - The area in respect of which information is sought has security implications, the judgment is best left to the wisdom of the agencies concerned, who are tasked with the responsibility of sifting such information ...more>>



Articles

Provisions of Odisha RTI Rules, 2005 which are inconsistent with the RTI Act, 2005
October 16, 2012
Public Hearing on "RTI and Working of Information Commissions" was organised at New Delhi   more>>
Right to Information - A saga of seven years
October 5, 2012
A journey of the RTI Act, 2005 has been uneven during the past seven years   more>>
A critique of the Supreme Court judgment regarding appointment at Information Commission
September 16, 2012
The 107 page judgment has been demystified with comments   more>>

Comments

Copy of minutes of meeting of the Board of Governors of the RBI
March 10, 2019
RBI had refused to part with any information about the preparatory stages of Demonetisation   more>>
Cabinet Notes and materials related to Bills tabled in Parliament must be placed in public domain
February 11, 2019
Pre-legislative consultative process should be implemented for proposals introduced in Parliament   more>>
The Information Commission should not be reduced as post retirement seat for the bureaucrats
December 23, 2018
Why most of the Information Commissioners are ex-babus ?   more>>