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 a certified copy of appellant’s answer script for the B.Ed examination was sought - During the hearing, the CIC was informed that the grievance of the Appellant had since been redressed - CIC: No further intervention is required     Right to Information Act 2005    Appellant sought to know the local address of an employee claiming that the allotment of house was based on wrong declaration - CIC: Appellant’s allegation cannot be ascertained in a fool-proof method; Provide the address in larger public interest     Right to Information Act 2005    Information regarding the presence of the total amount at Bastar Post Office etc. was denied u/s 8(1)(j) - Respondent: The appellant is employed is Inspector of Posts and was charge-sheeted - CIC: Sec 8(1)(j) has been wrongly quoted instead of Sec 8(1)(h)     Right to Information Act 2005    Instead of transferring of application, the respondent merely stated that the appellant should file a fresh RTI application with the public authority concerned - CIC: The PIO ought to have transferred the RTI Application; PIO counselled to be more careful     Right to Information Act 2005    How can BCCI (a Pvt. Association) represent India in the International cricket tournament? Is the Cricket team selected by BCCI “a Team India” or “Team BCCI”? - CIC directs the BCCI to explain why should not be declared as a public authority under RTI Act     Right to Information Act 2005    Information relating to test conducted by CPRI for TNEB pertaining to “Type Testing” & “Strip Testing” on meters - CIC: The information pertains to the third party i.e. TNEB which is available to the CPRI in its fiduciary capacity; Exempt from disclosure     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    Disclosure of the documents provided for defending a case of sexual harassment     Right to Information Act 2005    Internet Banking OTP should be part of Mandatory SMS and should not be chargeable     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   

Case Laws

June 6, 2018
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...more>>
June 4, 2018
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...more>>



June 1, 2018
Appellant: He had provided complete address details of the address but the receipt only carried the name of the institute “Director, Centre for Women’s Development Studies (CWDS)” due to lack of space - CIC: Show cause notice issued to PIO for penalty...more>>
May 29, 2018
List of testing instruments for testing of Electric Cables along with the calibration certificate of each instrument was denied u/s 8(1)(d) - Respondent: Matter is under Arbitration involving the appellant - CIC: Provide certified copies of deliberations...more>>



May 27, 2018
CIC: Labelling of information sought as ‘voluminous’ to raise a blanket ban would be counterproductive to the cause of transparency; Ends of justice would be met if statistical data is provided against each of appellant’s query as far as practicable...more>>
May 25, 2018
List of the cultural and theatre organisations who have not been paid remuneration for three years was sought - PIO: The defaulting or pending repertory cases are uploaded on the website - CIC: Facilitate inspection of the files related to repertory grant...more>>



Articles

A critical look at the Supreme Court decision regarding setting up the Lokpal
May 2, 2017
Apex Court's interpretation makes the Selection Committee and Search Committee Government-dominated   more>>
maintain a e-register for all PIOs in which all details of RTI applications would be displayed
April 18, 2017
e-register for all PIOs with details of RTI applications would aid in better implementation of Act   more>>
A quick analysis of the draft RTI Rules, 2017
April 5, 2017
The DoPT has called for the suggestions regarding the RTI rules by 15th April 2017   more>>

Comments

A laboratory technician does all the pathological findings and reporting
July 21, 2018
Laboratory technicians are not given remuneration and respect like a Pathologist   more>>
Should the RTI Act, 2005 be amended?
July 20, 2018
A bill is planned to amend the pay and other service conditions of the Information Commissioners   more>>
Should the details of the RTI applicant be disclosed?
July 18, 2018
Avoid the necessity of sharing the name and residential address of the applicant to the PIO   more>>