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


Information regarding complaints received in IIPS and MOHFW against Faculties etc. and reply given - CIC: There is complete negligence and laxity in dealing with the RTI applications; Penalty of Rs. 5,000/- each imposed on the past and incumbent PIO     Right to Information Act 2005    Appellant sought the caste of candidates recruited as Training Pilot claiming that Air India Ltd. did not conduct any caste verification & certain candidates have submitted fake caste certificates - CIC: Disclosure of caste details is exempt u/s 8(1)(j)     Right to Information Act 2005    Appellant sought information regarding his attendance register, salary slips etc. - Respondent: The Appellant was not their regular employee and his remuneration was paid by the contractor - CIC: Provide the copy of Appellant’s attendance details     Right to Information Act 2005    Action taken on a letter addressed to the HRD Minister was sought - CIC: The PIOs are required to provide information as per the availability of record; Provide complete notings in respect of the processing of the complaint and its present status     Right to Information Act 2005    Information regarding ‘Vigyan Parishad Prayag’ located within the campus of the University of Allahabad was sought - CIC: The PIO, University of Allahabad, to collate the requisite information from the custodian of information and provide a final reply     Right to Information Act 2005    Information regarding recruitment of faculty of NIT Kurukshetra - CIC: Despite a token penalty imposed on the same PIO earlier, the present RTI application has not been replied - CIC: Strict warning issued to PIO; FAA warned for not disposing first appeal     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    Whether NGOs substantially financed by the government be covered under RTI Act?     Right to Information Act 2005    Information about EVMs, VVPAT Units and SLUs should be provided to the citizens     Right to Information Act 2005    Power to regulate the tenure, salaries and allowances of Information Commissioners     Right to Information Act 2005   

Case Laws

September 1, 2019
Information about date of promotion of bank employees etc. was sought - CIC: Provide the information for administration of justice by ascertaining whether some junior had been promoted in terms of CGIT order and whether he was entitled for higher wages...more>>
August 30, 2019
Information about pay - CIC: Merely informing that matter is under consideration is akin to providing no information; PIO is directed to provide certified copy of available note sheet/correspondence relevant to processing the relevant representation...more>>



August 28, 2019
Information pertaining to payments and approvals of the work orders was sought from South Eastern Coalfields Ltd. - CIC: Provide a certified copy of circular/rule framed by the SECL and issued by the competent authority to the appellant ...more>>
August 26, 2019
Appellant sought the copy of information provided by various Cabinet Ministers regarding annual disclosure of property - CIC: The PIO, PMO to provide the information; The PIO, MHA counseled to be more careful in future so that such lapses do not recur...more>>



August 24, 2019
Information pertaining to eligibility of foreign nationals of Indian descent holding OCI Card to inherit property in India was sought - CIC expressed its displeasure to the CPIO for not adhering to the timeline prescribed under the RTI Act; PIO counseled ...more>>
August 22, 2019
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...more>>



Articles

Internet Banking OTP should be part of Mandatory SMS and should not be chargeable
June 20, 2018
Government is moving towards digitization in all sectors of economy   more>>
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>>

Comments

Are humans designed to do corruption?
April 7, 2019
The Central or State government usually dislike RTI   more>>
Copy of minutes of meeting of the Board of Governors of the RBI
March 10, 2019
RBI had refused to part with any information about the preparatory stages of Demonetisation   more>>
Cabinet Notes and materials related to Bills tabled in Parliament must be placed in public domain
February 11, 2019
Pre-legislative consultative process should be implemented for proposals introduced in Parliament   more>>