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

Information regarding certified copy of MOU signed by LIC of India & Indian Railways was denied u/s 8 (1) (d) - CIC: Furnish information in public interest in the form of a synopsis defining the broad contours of the agreement     Right to Information Act 2005    Appellant sought information regarding action taken on his complaint to CVC & issues related thereto - CIC: RTI Act was promulgated to make the public authorities more transparent & accountable to public; Provide certified copy of CVC investigation report     Right to Information Act 2005    Information relating to the official tours under taken by the Chairman of LIC, the gifts received by him & related issues - CIC: Provide all information pertaining to the expenditure incurred on National/International Travel except the personal details     Right to Information Act 2005    Appellant sought information regarding his complaint - CIC: Respondent could not justify as to how the disclosure of information would "impede" or "hamper" or "interfere" with the investigation; Provide the updated status of the outcome of investigation     Right to Information Act 2005    Respondent: Investigation report was sent to the CVC for further advice; Subsequently, the CVC informed that they treated the complaint as dealt with and closed - CIC: Provide a copy of the letter received from the CVC regarding closure of investigation     Right to Information Act 2005    Appellant asked for the copy of utilization certificate regarding amount released to Darbhanga Medical College by the GoI - Upon a query, the PIO stated that the information could not be furnished earlier for want of proper fee - CIC: Furnish information     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 critical look at the Supreme Court decision regarding setting up the Lokpal     Right to Information Act 2005    maintain a e-register for all PIOs in which all details of RTI applications would be displayed     Right to Information Act 2005    A quick analysis of the draft RTI Rules, 2017     Right to Information Act 2005   

Case Laws

April 3, 2017
PIO: The Third party declined their consent for disclosure of the information sought - CIC: Disclosure allowed as Appellant’s averments of a huge scam operating out of the matter suggests a prima-facie larger public interest in disclosure of information...more>>
March 31, 2017
A complaint was filed before the CIC on the ground that information was not provided - CIC: The reply given is not satisfactory; As complainant is primarily interested in getting a reply, treated it as 2nd appeal & directed to provide a consolidated reply...more>>

March 29, 2017
CIC: The PIO provided interim replies stating that the application is under process as it will take time to provide the information subject to availability; There is no provision that requires a PIO to take indefinite time to create the information sought...more>>
March 27, 2017
The Circle Office cannot evade the responsibility by passing on the papers from one place to another and replying to the complainant in bits and pieces - CIC: The nodal CPIO in Circle office should give a consolidated reply to the complainant...more>>

March 23, 2017
Information about Mastergain 92 was denied by UTI Asset Management Company claiming that the issue was subjudice with Bombay HC - Complainant abstained - CIC: Complaint dismissed due to inability to establish that the respondent was a public authority...more>>
March 21, 2017
Appellant: Details of counter affidavit filed by BSF before the Guwahati HC in a writ petition was denied claiming that BSF is exempted organization u/s 24 - CIC: Information sought does not pertain to allegations of corruption & human rights violations...more>>


Records must reflect a true and correct state of affairs at the Central Information Commission
May 28, 2016
The Delhi High Court had directed the CIC to maintain a Record of Proceedings   more>>
Does Section 24 apply only to the intelligence & security related activities of the exempt organisations?
April 12, 2016
Several High Court judgments have narrowed the scope of the Section 24 of the RTI Act   more>>
DoPT invites suggestions regarding the manner of disclosure of RTI Applications and appeals
April 6, 2016
Various Information Commissions across the country follow different practice   more>>


NCRDC has ignored the this minute issue
May 2, 2017
NCRDC has ignored the this minute issue   more>>
Create an online register in every office which has a public information officer
April 21, 2017
Put all the RTI applications filed in every office at every level on a single platform   more>>
There is a need to provide information regarding defence ministries & other paramilitary affairs
April 14, 2017
Officials hide themselves behind the back of national security   more>>