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

Information regarding certified copy of MOU signed by LIC of India & Indian Railways was denied u/s 8 (1) (d) - CIC: Furnish information in public interest in the form of a synopsis defining the broad contours of the agreement     Right to Information Act 2005    Appellant sought information regarding action taken on his complaint to CVC & issues related thereto - CIC: RTI Act was promulgated to make the public authorities more transparent & accountable to public; Provide certified copy of CVC investigation report     Right to Information Act 2005    Information relating to the official tours under taken by the Chairman of LIC, the gifts received by him & related issues - CIC: Provide all information pertaining to the expenditure incurred on National/International Travel except the personal details     Right to Information Act 2005    Appellant sought information regarding his complaint - CIC: Respondent could not justify as to how the disclosure of information would "impede" or "hamper" or "interfere" with the investigation; Provide the updated status of the outcome of investigation     Right to Information Act 2005    Respondent: Investigation report was sent to the CVC for further advice; Subsequently, the CVC informed that they treated the complaint as dealt with and closed - CIC: Provide a copy of the letter received from the CVC regarding closure of investigation     Right to Information Act 2005    Appellant asked for the copy of utilization certificate regarding amount released to Darbhanga Medical College by the GoI - Upon a query, the PIO stated that the information could not be furnished earlier for want of proper fee - CIC: Furnish information     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    A critical look at the Supreme Court decision regarding setting up the Lokpal     Right to Information Act 2005    maintain a e-register for all PIOs in which all details of RTI applications would be displayed     Right to Information Act 2005    A quick analysis of the draft RTI Rules, 2017     Right to Information Act 2005   

Case Laws

March 19, 2017
CIC: CMD, BSNL to direct his officers to locate the record & provide to the appellant; If the records are not located, then responsibility should be fixed; Responsibility should be fixed for delays caused by passing the RTI request from one PIO to another...more>>
March 17, 2017
Information pertaining to Appellant’s service record was denied u/s 24(1) r/w Second Schedule of the RTI Act - Referring to the High Court of Delhi in W.P. (C) 7453/2011 dated 09.10.2013 (UoI v Adarsh Sharma) CIC asked SSB to consider the request ...more>>

March 15, 2017
Respondent referred to Section 172(3) CrPC and submitted that relevant documents as per the directions of the CIC were provided while the appellant sought inspection of files related to FIR - CIC: The respondent have complied with the order of CIC...more>>
March 13, 2017
Appellant: Information has been incorrectly denied on the ground that it pertains to the State Police - Respondent: Law and Order is a State subject - CIC: The information pertains to the concerned State Government & is beyond the jurisdiction of CIC...more>>

March 11, 2017
Respondent claimed that the RTI application sent by Registered post was not received - CIC: FAA to inquire into the ‘missing’ RTI application & take appropriate action against those responsible for misplacing it; Compensation of Rs. 2,500/- granted...more>>
March 9, 2017
Information about Temporary Duty performed by the industrial employees - CIC: There was an ‘error of judgment’ on the part of the FAA in claiming exemption u/s 8(1)(a) to deny information; However, there are no provisions for imposing penalty on the FAA ...more>>


Records must reflect a true and correct state of affairs at the Central Information Commission
May 28, 2016
The Delhi High Court had directed the CIC to maintain a Record of Proceedings   more>>
Does Section 24 apply only to the intelligence & security related activities of the exempt organisations?
April 12, 2016
Several High Court judgments have narrowed the scope of the Section 24 of the RTI Act   more>>
DoPT invites suggestions regarding the manner of disclosure of RTI Applications and appeals
April 6, 2016
Various Information Commissions across the country follow different practice   more>>


NCRDC has ignored the this minute issue
May 2, 2017
NCRDC has ignored the this minute issue   more>>
Create an online register in every office which has a public information officer
April 21, 2017
Put all the RTI applications filed in every office at every level on a single platform   more>>
There is a need to provide information regarding defence ministries & other paramilitary affairs
April 14, 2017
Officials hide themselves behind the back of national security   more>>