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


The proceedings under the RTI Act cannot be converted into proceedings for adjudication of disputes as to the correctness of the information furnished - CIC: This matter pertains to redressal of grievance that needs to be resolved at an appropriate forum     Right to Information Act 2005    Information pertaining to the selection of applicants for empanelment to take up mineral investigation works allotted by NMET - CIC: The reply by the PIO was an error of judgment with no malafide intention; PIO counselled to be careful in future     Right to Information Act 2005    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    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    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    Analysis of the Supreme Court Judgment regarding disclosure of Civil Service results by UPSC     Right to Information Act 2005   

Case Laws

May 9, 2018
CIC: Providing information about the marks obtained by the selected candidate & cut-off marks would enhance transparency of the recruitment process and increase the credibility of the respondents; Provide the names & marks of the selected candidates ...more>>
May 7, 2018
CIC: Queries raised by the appellant requires trial of the matter at hand; CIC cannot sit in trial over correctness of the investigation conducted by the police; Grievance of the appellant can be decided by the concerned Court where the matter is pending...more>>



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>>



Articles

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>>
समाज व्यवस्था की सुध लेने का प्रयत्न
February 22, 2017
भारत में होने वाली अधिकांश शादियों में कम-से-कम 20 फीसद भोजन बर्बाद होता है   more>>

Comments

Information about the Provision / Procedure to lodge a complaint by a citizen
February 22, 2018
Awarding a contract to a private farm without a tender   more>>
There is no scope of blackmailing when an honest official faces an RTI Applicant
February 16, 2018
A RTI activist responds to the comments made by Haq Khan’s about RTI activists   more>>
Most of the citizens prefer to remain either mute spectators or active supporters of wrong doers
February 6, 2018
It is heartening to know about RTI Foundation's work   more>>