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


Information regarding a certified copy of appellant’s answer script for the B.Ed examination was sought - During the hearing, the CIC was informed that the grievance of the Appellant had since been redressed - CIC: No further intervention is required     Right to Information Act 2005    Appellant sought to know the local address of an employee claiming that the allotment of house was based on wrong declaration - CIC: Appellant’s allegation cannot be ascertained in a fool-proof method; Provide the address in larger public interest     Right to Information Act 2005    Information regarding the presence of the total amount at Bastar Post Office etc. was denied u/s 8(1)(j) - Respondent: The appellant is employed is Inspector of Posts and was charge-sheeted - CIC: Sec 8(1)(j) has been wrongly quoted instead of Sec 8(1)(h)     Right to Information Act 2005    Instead of transferring of application, the respondent merely stated that the appellant should file a fresh RTI application with the public authority concerned - CIC: The PIO ought to have transferred the RTI Application; PIO counselled to be more careful     Right to Information Act 2005    How can BCCI (a Pvt. Association) represent India in the International cricket tournament? Is the Cricket team selected by BCCI “a Team India” or “Team BCCI”? - CIC directs the BCCI to explain why should not be declared as a public authority under RTI Act     Right to Information Act 2005    Information relating to test conducted by CPRI for TNEB pertaining to “Type Testing” & “Strip Testing” on meters - CIC: The information pertains to the third party i.e. TNEB which is available to the CPRI in its fiduciary capacity; Exempt from disclosure     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    Disclosure of the documents provided for defending a case of sexual harassment     Right to Information Act 2005    Internet Banking OTP should be part of Mandatory SMS and should not be chargeable     Right to Information Act 2005    A critique of the Supreme Court judgment regarding the fee to be charged under the RTI Act     Right to Information Act 2005   

Case Laws

May 23, 2018
Application for attested copies of answer book of paper etc. was transferred u/s 6(3) of the RTI Act - CIC: Delay occurred due to their non-performance in furnishing the sought for information to the personnel branch; show cause notice issued for penalty...more>>
May 21, 2018
CIC: BSNL should give information regarding incoming and outgoing calls of his telephone number to the RTI applicant; BSNL to conduct an enquiry regarding tampering with the RTI application in consultation with the appellant and give a report to the CIC...more>>



May 18, 2018
Details of the person working as executive engineer, date of appointment etc. was provided - CIC: As the respondent has agreed to provide the certified copies of the degree of the officials, the same to be done within 10 days from the receipt of Order...more>>
May 16, 2018
Respondent could not explain as to why the appellant was advised to inspect the relevant documents instead of providing the copies as sought - Respondent admitted that the information sought was not voluminous - CIC: Provide the copies free of cost...more>>



May 14, 2018
Information pertaining to appellant’s pensionary benefits was sought - CIC: A reply was sent to him, but the same was returned to the respondent as undelivered; It cannot be said that the information sought for was malafidely withheld by the respondent...more>>
May 11, 2018
Information regarding the reasons for returning of his two letters, name & address of the postman who was supposed to deliver the aforesaid letters were sought - CIC: Provide the name of the postman who was demarcated to deliver the articles in that area...more>>



Articles

A critical look at the Supreme Court decision regarding setting up the Lokpal
May 2, 2017
Apex Court's interpretation makes the Selection Committee and Search Committee Government-dominated   more>>
maintain a e-register for all PIOs in which all details of RTI applications would be displayed
April 18, 2017
e-register for all PIOs with details of RTI applications would aid in better implementation of Act   more>>
A quick analysis of the draft RTI Rules, 2017
April 5, 2017
The DoPT has called for the suggestions regarding the RTI rules by 15th April 2017   more>>

Comments

Should the details of the RTI applicant be disclosed?
July 18, 2018
Avoid the necessity of sharing the name and residential address of the applicant to the PIO   more>>
The RTI applicant will have to wait for another 2 years to obtain the information
July 16, 2018
Is it not a mockery of RTI Act, 2005?   more>>
Registered sale deed is not private transaction and details should be furnished
July 8, 2018
Bangalore Development Authority is denying details of sale deeds to third parties   more>>