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


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     Right to Information Act 2005    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     Right to Information Act 2005    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     Right to Information Act 2005    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     Right to Information Act 2005    In the larger public interest, the CIC advised the Min of Health and Family Welfare to appoint a Nodal Officer for the compilation and collation of all available OMs / Notifications issued in the form of a compendium for ready reference of all concerned     Right to Information Act 2005    CIC was appalled to learn that an organization like FSSAI meant to research, preserve & notify standards for food safety for normal consumption by the mankind was itself pleading helpless in securing, maintaining, documenting & digitizing its own records     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

July 29, 2019
Information regarding utilization of public funds in the National Programme for Control of Blindness & Visual Impairment (NPCB&VI) - CIC: DG of Health Services to appoint an officer and provide a point-wise clear, cogent and precise response...more>>
July 27, 2019
Information regarding ‘Framing RTI Rules, 2017’ was denied - CIC: Such mindless application of exemptions of RTI Act by the CPIO(s) of DoPT casts serious aspersions on the commitment of the nodal agency of RTI Act to the tenets of probity & transparency ...more>>



July 22, 2019
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 ...more>>
July 20, 2019
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...more>>



July 18, 2019
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...more>>
July 16, 2019
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”...more>>



Articles

Should “corruption” be factored into studies on the ‘ease of doing business’?
December 10, 2017
Action taken by the anti-graft agencies to prosecute the corrupt would give a better indication   more>>
Indian Bank Association is a public authority under the RTI Act, 2005
December 2, 2017
Majority of Managing Committee members of IBA are MDs of PSBs   more>>
Is Electoral Bond a retrograde step for transparency in political funding?
November 27, 2017
Despite CIC order, the six national level political parties are yet to reply to RTI Applications   more>>

Comments

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>>
Feedback on the Draft of Data Protection Bill can be submitted till September 30
September 9, 2018
One can submit the feedback online or through post   more>>