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


PIO: The record regarding current status of a specific case is non-traceable - CIC: Non traceability of record is not a ground to deny information; It is shocking particularly since the file in question is not old; It would frustrate the very purpose     Right to Information Act 2005    PIO was unable to explain the reasons for the delay in providing information - CIC issued a strict warning to the AD (Rectt) for not providing any reply to the appellant within the timeline prescribed under the Act & directed to provide the reply     Right to Information Act 2005    Information related to certain plots was sought - CIC: Provide the relevant extract/copy of the Land Register/Inventory in which the details of the 11 Plots vested in BCCL are recorded as well as the details pertaining to the acquisition of one Plot     Right to Information Act 2005    CIC: The applicant seeks information which is scattered & has to be collated from various custodians of record: Such an exercise cannot be undertaken without causing disproportionate diversion of the resources of the public authority; Inspection allowed     Right to Information Act 2005    CIC: The FAA ought to have ensured compliance of his orders - CIC: The information has been furnished with avoidable delay - CIC: As the then PIO had superannuated, the Commission took a lenient view and disposed the appeal     Right to Information Act 2005    CIC: The FAA did not dispose of the first appeal filed by the appellant - CIC: Being a quasi judicial body, the FAA should have given an opportunity of hearing the appellant & then passed a speaking order; The FAA has failed to exercise his powers     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    When shall the Whistleblowers Protection Act be implemented?     Right to Information Act 2005    How much respect should the order of the Supreme Court command?     Right to Information Act 2005    Can a Court disallow what an officer can permit under the RTI Act?     Right to Information Act 2005   

Case Laws

April 8, 2019
Complaint was filed on the grounds of non-receipt of a reply on the RTI Application within the stipulated time frame of RTI Act - CIC: The PIO has grossly erred in not sending any intimation of the factual position of the case to the Complainant...more>>
April 5, 2019
CIC cautioned the CGHS to timely respond / transfer the applications to the concerned Department failing which penal action u/S 20 (1) may be initiated - CIC also instructed the CGHS to convene periodic conferences about the relevant RTI Act provisions...more>>



April 2, 2019
Question paper of Assessment test pertaining to IIT Madras recruitment was denied - Respondent: Such analytical cases are limited in number, and if it is disclosed, the same will give undue advantage to someone who receives it - CIC: Denial upheld...more>>
March 31, 2019
CIC issued a warning to the PIO for his absence during the hearing; He was cautioned to remain careful in future & ensure that before absenting himself, prior permission of the CIC should be taken with permission to send a representative on his behalf...more>>



March 29, 2019
Information regarding valuation of compensation for payment to prior allottee - CIC: A second appeal in the matter has already been disposed of by the CIC vide Decision No. CIC/YA/A/2016/001898; RTI Act does not confer any power of review to the CIC...more>>
March 25, 2019
CIC expressed serious concern about the state of recordkeeping within the CGHS and directed to depute a team of officials to enquire into the entire matter & provide information; A comprehensive policy for digitization of its records to be evolved ...more>>



Articles

Proposal to amend the RTI Act to vary the salaries payable to the Information Commissioners
July 31, 2018
Arguments against amending the service conditions of the Information Commissioners   more>>
Section 8 (1)(j) of the RTI Act to be amended by the Personal Data Protection Act, 2018
July 28, 2018
What changes are proposed by the Srikrishna Committee in the Data Protection Bill?   more>>
Disclosure of the documents provided for defending a case of sexual harassment
July 7, 2018
Does the RTI Act affect the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace Act?   more>>

Comments

Problem in the methodology of calculating pension within the salary limit by EPFO pension division
September 4, 2018
I am contemplating filing a non compliance complaint to the CIC   more>>
Are reports about the sale and purchase of EBs sent to the Government ‘fiduciary’?
August 17, 2018
Electoral Bonds Scheme allows any person to make donations to a political party   more>>
Is there any CPIO for the Delhi Bar Council under the RTI Act, 2005?
August 17, 2018
An authority which has to regulate conduct of advocates is itself boldly defying the law   more>>