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Appellant sought the rules of SSC regarding use of “Scribe” for the help of OH category candidates in the exam - CIC took an empathetic view and directed to provide copy of notice of one such examination conducted by SSC containing the above provisions     Right to Information Act 2005    CIC: The PIO has failed to understand that the appellant had filed the RTI application seeking certain information and even though she may be an employee of the organisation, she has filed the RTI as an individual citizen and the PIO had to give a reply     Right to Information Act 2005    CIC: There is delay in responding to the RTI application and therefore, the PIO is hereby issued a warning for future to be careful and not to contravene the provisions of the RTI Act - CIC: The appellant is not entitled to seek own documents using RTI     Right to Information Act 2005    Two RTI applications having been filed on the same date about one person namely Mr. Srinivas M V and in the name of another person Mr. Srinivas elicited different responses - CIC: The view taken by the PIO was not implausible; No penalty on PIO     Right to Information Act 2005    Appellant sought information pertaining to his pay alleging certain discrepancies - CIC directed to provide an opportunity to the Appellant to inspect relevant documents along with all the note sheets to the averred Pay Recovery order     Right to Information Act 2005    MIAL is not a ‘public authority’ and is not under obligation to reply to RTI applications     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    HC: No penalty if experienced lawyer says records destroyed by termites     Right to Information Act 2005    Amidst lockdown, The Right to Information Act (RTI Act) quietly turns sweet sixteen     Right to Information Act 2005    COVID 19 casualty – Most State Information Commissions in quarantine     Right to Information Act 2005   

Case Laws

May 11, 2020
PIO: It is not mandatory for EPFO to keep the forms as they are supplied by the concerned company - CIC directed the PIO to seek assistance u/s 5(4) of the RTI Act from the concerned company to obtain the forms and provide to the appellant...more>>
May 9, 2020
CIC expressed its displeasure and directed the DGHS to examine the matter and furnish a suitable reply to the Appellant within a period of 30 days depending upon the condition for containment of the Corona Virus Pandemic in the Country or through email...more>>

May 7, 2020
Queries related to compassionate appointment were sought by the wife of a deceased soldier - CIC: It is third party information as understood under Section 8 (1)(j) of the RTI Act and is personal information of the applicant; It is barred from disclosure...more>>
May 5, 2020
Information regarding examination conducted for the post of Maintainer Electrician - CIC: Furnish a copy of list of the selected candidates along with the marks secured as also the formula adopted in Normalisation Process by DMRC...more>>

May 1, 2020
Appellant sought inspection of the Dak Dispatch & Receipt Register of the O/o Secretary of Ministry of Railways - Respondent offered inspection of the DAK/Receipts registers of the Central Registry Section - CIC: Provide inspection as desired by Applicant...more>>
April 29, 2020
Information regarding the action taken on an application filed by appellant - Respondent: The reward claim of the Appellant was under consideration - CIC directed to furnish the outcome of the Reward Committee Meeting as and when it gets completed...more>>


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>>


Would extending the coronavirus lockdown after April 14 achieve its OBJECTIVE?
April 11, 2020
Discussing the pros and cons of extending the lockdown to check Covid 19 infection   more>>
Mails from readers: CORONAVIRUS-Would extended lockdown contain Corona infection?
April 9, 2020
Items such as mask and sanitiser are not available in the market   more>>
Vinayaka Mission Research Foundation is a UGC recognized Deemed University
April 9, 2020
In 2001, the institution gained the recognition to be a Deemed University from the MHRD   more>>