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

Appellant: When an Enquiry Officer had accepted in his report that he was clear and had no allegations, how he was found guilty and punished? CIC: For redressal of his grievance, the Appellant is advised to approach an appropriate forum     Right to Information Act 2005    Copy of complaint, enquiry report & action taken against Mr. S. Gopalakrishnan, S. Talluri, P. Siva Prasad, C. Ravindernath, V. Srinivasan & V.S. Prabhakara Gupta, for professional misconduct in the Satyam case was denied by ICAI - Denial upheld by CIC     Right to Information Act 2005    An alleged victim of sexual harassment was not provided with the documents of the enquiry based on which the matter was adjudicated - CIC: Prevention of Sexual Harassment Act, 2013 does not eclipse the right of a victim to access the same under RTI     Right to Information Act 2005    Due to the inability of the Appellant to establish the suitability of the Respondent (DAV Centenary Public School, Sirsa) falling within the purview of Section 2(h) of the RTI Act, 2005, no further intervention of the CIC is required in the matter     Right to Information Act 2005    The CPIO had not complied with the directions of the FAA’s order - CIC directed to issue a Show Cause Notice to the CPIO, State Bank of India for explaining as to why action under Section 20(1) of the RTI Act should not be initiated against him     Right to Information Act 2005    CIC: Copy of order of the SBI to publish the advertisement in ‘Bureau Times-An International Magazine’ & the amount paid for advertisement cannot be construed as information that relates to commercial confidence & personal information of a third party     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    Analysis of the Supreme Court Judgment regarding disclosure of Civil Service results by UPSC     Right to Information Act 2005    Analysis of affidavits of candidates contesting in the Nagaland Assembly Elections     Right to Information Act 2005    Does the Government have any mechanism to monitor compliance of its own directive?     Right to Information Act 2005   

Case Laws

February 7, 2018
Information was denied claiming that the IPO was not drawn in favour of Accounts Officer, Min of Power - CIC: RTI Act was enacted to ensure that all the citizens have the right to seek information; This right cannot be denied merely on technical grounds...more>>
February 5, 2018
CIC noted that the Respondent was able to substantiate their stand for non-disclosure of information - CIC instructed to convene periodic conferences to educate the officials about the provisions of the RTI Act for effective discharge of its duties ...more>>

February 2, 2018
CIC noted with concern the careless attitude of the JRNRV University while presenting the matter before it - The Section Officer was completely unaware of the facts of the case - CIC cautioned the respondent for not exercising due care in representing...more>>
January 31, 2018
Appellant: Is BCCI is a public authority under the RTI Act? - Respondent: Information is presumptive & vague in nature - CIC: The step taken for dealing with the RTI application is satisfactory; Appellant was admonished not to file frivolous applications...more>>

January 29, 2018
CIC: Information has been sought from an organization to which the RTI Act does not apply - CIC: The information sought relates to the recruitment of the ST candidates, the disclosure of which would enhance transparency and credibility of the CRPF...more>>
January 27, 2018
Information about a CAT order - Respondent: The information was not available in a compiled form & compiling it would disproportionately divert the resources of the respondent organization - CIC: The documents were wrongly withheld u/s 7(9) of the RTI Act...more>>


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