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

RTI Cell of Air Force does not have any email ID - CIC: Provide the certified copies of all “Special Flight Returns” with respect to the foreign visits undertaken by the PMs Manmohan Singh and Narendra Modi after severing the names of security personnel     Right to Information Act 2005    Information relating to processing of medical bills and copy of bills passed - CIC directed to provide the appellant copy of notesheet/order-sheet vide which the medical bills of the appellant has been processed along with copies of his bills passed     Right to Information Act 2005    List of companies who has taken the assets of the Sambhar Salt Limited - CIC: There is a delay of two years in providing complete information; This amounts to grave violation of the provisions of the RTI Act - CIC imposed a penalty of Rs. 500/- on the PIO     Right to Information Act 2005    Action taken on his complaint along with copy of inquiry report was denied under section 8(1)(j) of the RTI Act - CIC: Copy of inquiry report cannot be provided; Provide the broad outcome of the inquiry to the RTI appellant     Right to Information Act 2005    CIC: Since the Cabinet Note was under implementation and the matter was closely connected with economic interest of the country, denial was justified - For not giving a revised reply despite CIC directions, the respondent cautioned     Right to Information Act 2005    Information regarding enquiry in respect of allegations of sexual harassment - CIC: Since the departmental enquiry is over and the appellant has been absolved of the charges, provide information after redacting any personal information of third party(s)     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 2 million question! How can you seek answers for your problems using RTI Act?     Right to Information Act 2005    Ordinance amends the Banking Regulation Act as applicable to Co-operative Banks     Right to Information Act 2005    States and Union Territories are running out of beds for the patients of Covid -19 infection     Right to Information Act 2005   

Case Laws

June 24, 2020
CIC is not aware of the contents of Dr. T Ramasami Committee report on revamping Agricultural Research and Development and it can’t be accessed, the denial of report upheld u/s 8(1)(a); Scope of RTI enquiry cannot be expanded at appeal stage...more>>
June 22, 2020
CIC: PIO shall note that the denial of merit list under Section 8(1)(j) of RTI Act was not appropriate as merit list of recruitments held for public posts should ordinarily be available in public domain in the interest of transparency and probity...more>>

June 20, 2020
Under what rule did the Delhi Police allow Inspector Sandeep Panwar to pursue a regular LL.B degree? - CIC: The term “third party information” has not been defined in the RTI Act; Educational qualification of a third party is exempt u/s 8(1)(j) of RTI Act...more>>
June 18, 2020
Details of TA and DA paid against a bill in respect of her late husband was sought - CIC: Provide the certified copies of the complete TA bill; PIO cautioned to be careful in future and ensure that complete information is provided to prevent appeals...more>>

June 16, 2020
CIC: Reply was not sent via speed post & hence it might not have been delivered; Resend the copy of replies via speed post - CIC cautioned the PIO to be careful in future in respect of despatch of RTI correspondence; Keep the tracking report for record...more>>
June 14, 2020
Information about medical claim - CIC: PIO to make fresh earnest efforts to trace the records sought by the Appellant on the basis of documents submitted by him; 11 weeks’ time granted to provide compliance on account of impending Delhi Assembly Elections...more>>


Provisions of Odisha RTI Rules, 2005 which are inconsistent with the RTI Act, 2005
October 16, 2012
Public Hearing on "RTI and Working of Information Commissions" was organised at New Delhi   more>>
Right to Information - A saga of seven years
October 5, 2012
A journey of the RTI Act, 2005 has been uneven during the past seven years   more>>
A critique of the Supreme Court judgment regarding appointment at Information Commission
September 16, 2012
The 107 page judgment has been demystified with comments   more>>


Can I use my letter head of NGO and seek information as an applicant?
March 20, 2020
I am a social activist including RTI   more>>
The number of pending appeals and complaints has risen with many pending for over two years
March 19, 2020
The job of the Commission to breathe down the neck of the government to make the appointments   more>>
Order of SIC, Telangana remains disobeyed almost one year after issue
March 16, 2020
The RTI Act legislated by the Indian Parliament is just an unproductive ornament   more>>