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


Detail of municipal laws enacted on the basis of international treaties & conventions ratified by GoI were sought - PIO: Such details are not held exclusively by any public authority and the statutory enactments are in public domain - CIC: Order upheld     Right to Information Act 2005    CIC: The RTI application was transferred after 16 days delay excluding the five days mandate as specified under the Act - CIC: The information was provided by PIO after 67 days from the date of receiving the RTI application; Penalty of Rs. 16,750 imposed     Right to Information Act 2005    CIC: Even if PIO’s claim of APS, Ramgarh not being a public authority is conceded with, fact remains that the RTI Application is being responded by a public authority and not by APS, Ramgarh; Explaination for non-appearance during the hearing called     Right to Information Act 2005    Information on appointment letter, promotion orders, seniority list, service book of a Postal Assistant along with his educational certificates were denied under the pretext of personal information - CIC: Provide the certified copies as sought     Right to Information Act 2005    Appellant required information about the scientific staff recruited by CSIR during the past 12 years; He complained that FAA had refused to give personal hearing - CIC: Facilitate inspection of documents about recruitment; Provide 100 pages free of cost     Right to Information Act 2005    CIC: The Public Authority to inform the appellant whether any gratuity, PF, pension, death compensation amount is due to be paid to her for her husband’s death - CIC: If yes, calculate & inform the amount, within 21 days from the date of the order     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 critique of the Supreme Court judgment regarding the fee to be charged under the RTI Act     Right to Information Act 2005    Analysis of the Supreme Court Judgment regarding disclosure of Civil Service results by UPSC     Right to Information Act 2005    Analysis of affidavits of candidates contesting in the Nagaland Assembly Elections     Right to Information Act 2005   

Case Laws

May 4, 2018
Information was not given on the grounds that the specific time period for which information was sought was not provided - Respondent tendered his unconditional apology for the lapse & requested the CIC to condone the same - CIC accepted the request...more>>
May 2, 2018
Information with regard to clarification of eligibility of ACP and MACP scheme was sought from CRPF - CIC: The essential precondition of allegations of corruption and human rights violations is not satisfied; appeal is dismissed...more>>



April 30, 2018
Appellant: His representation sent by Speed Post was delivered in the CMD office - CIC: Record keeping is a key function of any public authority; FAA to inquire into the ‘missing’ representation & take departmental action; submit copy of inquiry report...more>>
April 25, 2018
Appellant: The PIO has incorrectly denied the copy of office note, minutes of meeting of the Board of Directors in which National Pension Scheme was approved - CIC: Provide the information after severing the personal information of third parties...more>>



April 23, 2018
The Appellant sought confirmation that no action was warranted on his complaint made to the IT Deptt. - CIC: Provide a reply to the Appellant explaining the details of the action taken on his complaints as soon as the investigation is completed...more>>
April 20, 2018
Information regarding the assignment of outdoor advertisement rights of various sites under the jurisdiction of DMC & private entities would be protected u/s 8(1)(d) - CIC: Exemption shall cease to apply if the allegations of tax evasion are substantiated...more>>



Articles

A critique of the Supreme Court judgment regarding the fee to be charged under the RTI Act
March 30, 2018
Why does the Supreme Court judgment on RTI Fee rules need a review?   more>>
Analysis of the Supreme Court Judgment regarding disclosure of Civil Service results by UPSC
February 23, 2018
Supreme Court: Information sought regarding marks in Civil Services Exam cannot be furnished   more>>
Analysis of affidavits of candidates contesting in the Nagaland Assembly Elections
February 22, 2018
Average of assets per candidate contesting the Nagaland Assembly Elections is Rs 3.76 crores   more>>

Comments

The decision by the CIC is beyond jurisdiction and scope of RTI Act
April 6, 2018
This decision must be challenged before an appropriate court to set it aside   more>>
There is no knowledge of The Right to Hearing Act, 2012
April 3, 2018
A workshop on the subject can be helpful to streamline the issue   more>>
A 6% dip in the number of RTI applications received by the Central Government
March 30, 2018
An analysis of the trends in field of RTI based on the Annual report of CIC   more>>