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

Status of passport application - CIC: Information held by the public authority had been duly disseminated to the Complainant, no question of deliberate or wilful denial of information arises in this case; The germane issue case has also been resolved     Right to Information Act 2005    Action taken on a complaint regarding encroachment of Govt. land - PIO informed that the action taken is pending - CIC: Since the FA had directed the PIO to furnish a reply within 15 days, a reply ought to have been given by the PIO; Warning issued to PIO     Right to Information Act 2005    Accident of IAF helicopter Mi-17 V5 - Disclosure of a copy of the convening order of the court of Inquiry to the applicant is pending adjudication before the Punjab & Haryana HC; Direction for any disclosure would vitiate the proceedings pending before HC     Right to Information Act 2005    Details of maintenance work - Respondent: The letter was delivered wrongly to another applicant due to the dispatch section error - CIC: PIO is cautioned to be careful and ensure that correct annexures are sent on time while sending RTI replies     Right to Information Act 2005    Copies of the documents on the basis of which a particular property was transferred from late Smt. P. Tarabai Naidu to certain persons and the details of the property tax were sought - CIC: Information is expressly barred from disclosure u/s 8(1)(j)     Right to Information Act 2005    Basis of seniority list of MATE (SSK) in MES and the relevant rules - CIC: On 29.06.2022, the appellant was informed that the information sought is not clear; On receipt of the CIC notice a suitable reply was sent - CIC: Strict warning issued to PIO     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    Is the educational degree a piece of personal information under the RTI Act, 2005?     Right to Information Act 2005    Supreme Court dismissed petition against holding CIAL a public authority under RTI Act     Right to Information Act 2005    Impact of the Digital Personal Data Protection Bill, 2022 on the RTI Act, 2005     Right to Information Act 2005   

Case Laws

April 15, 2023
What action can be taken by the CIC against the Govt. Department, if it is giving threats to a RTI applicant and tries to involve him in a false case with the intent to harm him? - CIC: It is not required to provide ‘advice’ or ‘opinion’ to an...more>>
April 12, 2023
Information pertaining to the appointment of outsourced manpower - CIC: Copies of complaints cannot be provided as it may contain personal information - CIC: Copy of the contract containing terms and conditions of the tender once finalized can be provided...more>>

April 10, 2023
PIO: As the requested video recording was not done, the question of providing the same does not arise - CIC: Under the RTI framework, the CPIO is not required to create or generate information, he is only required to supply the information as available...more>>
April 7, 2023
PIO: UIDAI does not maintain any information about authentication; Role of UIDAI is limited to issue of Aadhar numbers and the delivery is to be determined by the implementing agencies - CIC: It is in the nature of a clarification and not covered u/s 2(f)...more>>

April 5, 2023
Information related to promotion of MTS to the post of LDC/ Junior Secretariat Assistant - CIC: A suitable point-wise reply was given though delayed; The CPIO is cautioned to be careful regarding the timeline prescribed under the Act ...more>>
April 3, 2023
Authority for restriction of TA bill was sought - CIC: Though it appears that what was sanctioned was as per the appellant’s entitlement, the authority needs to be properly clarified to the appellant; Provide a detailed explicit explanation...more>>


Entries in Birth and Death Register are public documents and cannot be termed a 'Third Party Information'
October 31, 2021
High Court directs to provide copies of Death Certificate under RTI Act   more>>
Karnataka HC: Provide copy of report with enclosures when the investigation in the matter had been concluded
October 20, 2021
Option of getting it from Magistrate cannot be a ground to deny the information under RTI   more>>
Papers containing details of the operations launched by Indian Defence Forces in J&K in 1947
October 11, 2021
Disclosure of archival information kept confidential for more than half a century in Public interest   more>>


Remarkable results - just 1 out of 3 getting information
August 30, 2012
50% cases being decided in favour and 50% against the appellants is fair enough   more>>
Interesting Study
August 30, 2012
The information commissioner usually throws every third person back to the tender mercies of the PIO or First Appellate authority   more>>
CVC has been unnecessarily rejecting RTI applications
August 24, 2012
Have the PIO / FAA been trained appropriately?   more>>