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

CIC referred to Section 24(1) & observed that the Third party is not being called for his comments u/s 19(4) as there is apparent proof of corruption against him - PIO (DRDO) was directed to provide point wise information as available on record     Right to Information Act 2005    The basis of ouster from Navy was sought by a trainee - CIC issued an advisory to the Chief of the Naval Staff u/s 25(5) to take appropriate steps for developing better coordination amongst different CPIOs for timely disposal of RTI applications     Right to Information Act 2005    The effective date of appellant’s promotion to EE after compliance of CAT order was sought - CIC took a very adverse view of non-application of mind by the Respondent in transferring the RTI Application when the information sought was available with them     Right to Information Act 2005    Information pertaining to the Peace Accord between GoI & NSCN (IM) was denied u/s 8(1)(a) - Appellant: No reasons were furnished as to how the disclosure of the information would adversely affect the Security interests of the country - CIC : Denial upheld     Right to Information Act 2005    CIC: File notings in vigilance files cannot be disclosed as they amount to information confidentially held by the Public Authority & thereby come within the scope of Section 11(1) read with Section 2(n) of Act; exempt as per Section 8(1)(g) of Act     Right to Information Act 2005    CIC noted that in another matter, the respondent informed that the RTI application & the first appeal were not received by them - CIC directed the FAA to inquire into whether the RTI application was received and the IPO attached was encashed     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    समाज व्यवस्था की सुध लेने का प्रयत्न     Right to Information Act 2005    How much cash did the Political parties have in hand prior to the demonetisation?     Right to Information Act 2005    PM: People have a right to know where the funds of the political parties are coming from     Right to Information Act 2005   

Case Laws

December 27, 2016
Information regarding Ph.D Communication admissions in the year 2014-2015 in Hyderabad University was sought - CIC: Place the entire information about Ph.D., M. Phil & viva voce of all the candidates who took admission in session 2014-15...more>>
December 24, 2016
Appellant sought information pertaining to his complaint about not nominating the three people named by him in relation to his PPF account in SBI - The Banking Ombudsman had resolved the complaint - CIC: No interference required...more>>

December 22, 2016
CIC: The first appeal should have been replied to within the time period stipulated u/s 19 - Appellant: Larger public interest is being served with the disclosure of documents to prove the level of absence & cheating amongst the employees of Coal factory ...more>>
December 20, 2016
The appellant had sought copy of the map and copy of the letter dated 23.03.2012 - CIC: Engineering Department is directed to provide certified true copy of the map and letter dated 23.03.2012 to the appellant within 15 days...more>>

December 18, 2016
The appellant had sought copy of answer sheet of Master G. Saayan, of Sainik School entrance examination - CIC: Supreme Court in the case of CBSE vs Aditya Bandopadhay held that answer sheets should be disclosed to the applicant...more>>
December 17, 2016
CIC: Information relating to the date of birth is personal information - CIC: Provide the Seniority List of Loco Pilot as on 01.05.2011 alongwith the covering letter - CIC: Provide the procedure involved in fixing seniority in each cadre...more>>


The broad trends of RTI across the across the prominent public authorities of the India
March 19, 2016
The Annual Report of the Central Information Commission for the year 2014-15 has been published   more>>
Findings and Recommendations of the UK Freedom of Information Commission
March 4, 2016
Information Commissions must have the financial and staffing autonomy   more>>
A look into some judicial pronouncements regarding “sedition”
February 17, 2016
Emotional responses will only hinder an objective appreciation of the facts   more>>


Is payment of pensionary benefit is a public activity?
February 26, 2017
Submitting a false medical certificate is fraudulent action   more>>
Working of the UP State Information Commission
January 22, 2017
There is a lot of pendency at the SIC which needs urgent action   more>>
चुनाव आचार संहिता कोरा दिखावा न बने
January 20, 2017
चुनाव खत्म होते ही आचार संहिता के उल्लंघन के मुकदमे फाइलों में दफन होकर रह जाते हैं   more>>