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

Complainant stated that he did not visit the MES office because some staff members threatened him of dire consequences for pursuing his RTI Application - CIC: CPIO is hereby warned to be extremely careful in future while with matters under RTI Act     Right to Information Act 2005    Certified photocopy of the attendance register pertaining to the Librarian was denied by National Aluminium Company Ltd - CIC: Attendance record of a public servant conveys information regarding her availability for duty and relates to public activity     Right to Information Act 2005    There was palpable ignorance & lethargy exhibited by the public authority officials in creating greater awareness in respect of the matters like the present RTI application - CIC: Upload FAQs regarding the duties, responsibilities & the functions of NAAC     Right to Information Act 2005    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    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

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>>
January 25, 2018
Information regarding Income Tax arrears pending towards BCCI & recovery of IT arrears - CIC: Such information should be provided since it involves matters of larger public interest regarding a body which administers, regulates & controls cricket ...more>>

January 24, 2018
CIC observed that the information was provided by the CAPIO and not by the CPIO - CIC took a very serious view of this lapse and counselled the CPIO, SAIL to be more careful in future so that such lapses do not recur ...more>>
January 22, 2018
Information pertaining to the land acquired by NALCO was sought - Respondent: The land oustees were not eligible to get employment as they did not come under the category of substantially affected persons - CIC accepted the apology & condoned the lapse...more>>


Details of negotiations regarding the return of hydel projects in J & K denied
November 1, 2017
CIC rules that disclosure would affect the commercial confidence of NHPC   more>>
CIC holds that the Special Investigation Team is a public authority under RTI
October 11, 2017
SIT was constituted by the Government to investigate all matters relating to 'black money'   more>>
Proviso to Section 24 of RTI Act applies to all cases of corruption or human rights violation
September 13, 2017
Whether the information pertains to the exempt intelligence & security organization or not is irrelevant   more>>


More than enough information about RTI is provided on the website
March 7, 2018
The rules and laws about RTI are provided in simple English language   more>>
Income Tax department should disclose the undervalued sale of immovable property
March 5, 2018
Any information in the interest of justice should be made available to RTI Applicant   more>>
Using outside persons to ensure that the officers succumb to the pressures
March 1, 2018
It is absolutely necessary to put those misusing RTI Act before the law   more>>