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


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     Right to Information Act 2005    Information pertaining to appellant’s complaints for the registration of FIR against an unknown culprit for illegal encroachment was denied - CIC: The enquiry has been completed; Provide a copy of the enquiry report along with all annexures and enclosures     Right to Information Act 2005    Although the CIC had accepted that there was a delay in providing the necessary information to the petitioner, it had not imposed the penalty as required u/s 20(1) of the RTI Act, 2005 - HC: It is well settled that imposing of the penalty is discretionary     Right to Information Act 2005    CIC: The details of the meetings / annual reports of Indian Gulf Association & other State Associations are not exempt u/s 8 (1) (d) & (f); Disclosure of the names of the Southern Zonal Committee members having voting rights may danger to their security     Right to Information Act 2005    CIC: The RTI application & the first appeal were addressed to ‘NCTE, New Delhi’ which is not the complete address of the respondent authority; Hence, there is a doubt whether they were actually received - CIC: Provide an appropriate reply as per the Act     Right to Information Act 2005    PIO: There was a slight difference in the spelling of college name (the alphabet ‘h’ was missing in the records of AICTE) - CIC: PIO could mention in the reply that the college approved with the AICTE was ‘Vaageswari College’ & not ‘Vaageshwari College’     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    Should “corruption” be factored into studies on the ‘ease of doing business’?     Right to Information Act 2005    Indian Bank Association is a public authority under the RTI Act, 2005     Right to Information Act 2005    Is Electoral Bond a retrograde step for transparency in political funding?     Right to Information Act 2005   

Case Laws

December 4, 2017
CIC: Title deed is a registered document indicating the transfer of property, which is a public activity by public authority; This cannot be termed as private information of a third party - CIC: Show cause issued to PIO for imposing penalty under RTI Act...more>>
December 1, 2017
Appellant had submitted his RTI application on a paper having the letter head of the NGO - CIC: This cannot be construed to deny him information under the RTI Act; PIO directed to provide point wise reply free of charge u/s 7(6) of the RTI Act ...more>>



November 29, 2017
The notice of Show Cause hearing should have been issued by name to the then PIO - It was instead sent to the PIO and the current PIO appeared for hearing – CIC noted that the SCN was not properly served by the registry; Next date fixed for hearing...more>>
November 27, 2017
The PIO had provided copies of caste certificate & educational qualification pertaining to third party to the appellant - CIC directed the PIO to be cautious in future in dealing with the RTI matters & strictly adhere to the provisions of the RTI Act...more>>



November 24, 2017
Detailed list of sundry creditors to each Private/Government Owned Hospital by the Ministry of Health & family welfare etc. was sought - CIC: CGHS shall make proactive disclosure regarding its institutional creditors & amounts due towards each of them...more>>
November 22, 2017
CIC: The then PIO is issued an advisory that full & final reply to an RTI application should be provided within the stipulated time period under the RTI Act; Reply to each of the points raised in the concerned RTI application should be comprehensive...more>>



Articles

What are "human rights violations" under the RTI Act, 2005?
June 22, 2017
The attack on CRPF raises multiple questions and hopefully the Delhi High Court would address them all   more>>
Has the Indian judiciary been lax in its implementation of the RTI Act, 2005?
June 1, 2017
A Project report analyses the RTI compliance across High Courts of India   more>>
CIC upholds GoI's decision to keep Naga Accord confidential in public interest
May 30, 2017
One of the rare instances where competing public interests were weighed by the CIC   more>>

Comments

Most PIO and FAA in the government departments are not conversant with the RTI Act
January 13, 2018
The innocent public at large are made to run pillar to post for answers to RTI Applications   more>>
LIC is not giving Information regarding confirmation of temporary or part-time, badli workers
January 11, 2018
Supreme Court has ordered regarding temporary workers who have completed 250 days   more>>
Government appointing Information Commissioners is in itself a contradiction
December 8, 2017
Would retired judges be a better choice for the post of information commissioners?   more>>