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


Copy of records which showed that 89 Kgs of Gold was replaced with scrap at the Delhi Airport’s strong room was sought - CIC: The onus to prove that denial of a request was justified shall be on the PIO who denied the request; Information to be proided     Right to Information Act 2005    CIC: Proper reply was not provided to the appellant by quoting Sec 8(1)(j) & 8(1)(g) exemptions which are not applicable as the appellant wanted information pertaining to herself - CIC passed stricture against the GM, FCI for quoting inappropriate section     Right to Information Act 2005    CIC: Though there was a delay in delivery of information, but it cannot be concluded that there was any malafide intention on the part of the Respondents to obstruct free flow of information - CIC: Respondents cautioned to exercise due care in future     Right to Information Act 2005    CIC: The documents sought by the Appellant are documents of commercial bid, the agreement & bank guarantee both of which are not exempt; Technical bid may not be provided if it is not available in public domain     Right to Information Act 2005    CIC: There is complete negligence and laxity in the public authority in dealing with the RTI applications - CIC: It is abundantly clear that such matters are being ignored and set aside without application of mind which reflects disrespect towards RTI Act     Right to Information Act 2005    Appellant was not pressing the matter further as he was satisfied with the information provided & his grievance was redressed - CIC: The framework of the RTI Act restricts the jurisdiction of the CIC to provide a ruling on the issues pertaining to access     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    There are a host of issues for law students to do research in respect of the RTI Act, 2005     Right to Information Act 2005    Proposal to amend the RTI Act to vary the salaries payable to the Information Commissioners     Right to Information Act 2005    Section 8 (1)(j) of the RTI Act to be amended by the Personal Data Protection Act, 2018     Right to Information Act 2005   

Case Laws

July 7, 2018
Information regarding the status of appellant’s project proposal synopsis for the MS Course and the guidelines for evaluation of the synopsis etc. was sought - CIC: For redressal of his grievance, the Appellant is advised to approach an appropriate forum...more>>
July 4, 2018
CIC: PIO should have inferred that the information sought pertain to the demonetized currency notes; In case the information sought for was not clear, PIO should have sought clarification from the appellant - CIC: PIO counselled to be careful in future...more>>



July 2, 2018
Information regarding the total amount of black money declared under the Income Disclosure Scheme was sought - CIC: Confidential handling of declarations made under the Scheme is of utmost importance to the Income Tax Department ...more>>
June 29, 2018
CIC: PIO has grossly violated the provisions of RTI Act by not providing the information to the Appellant within the stipulated time frame & has disregarded FAA’s order - CIC severely admonished its own PIO for his omission & expressed serious displeasure...more>>



June 27, 2018
CIC: The procedure for registration of the establishment under ESIC is disclosed by the Pubic Authority u/s 4 (1) (b) of RTI Act and it is not the duty of a PIO to generate such clarification & provide possible solutions to hypothetical situations ...more>>
June 25, 2018
Due to the unpreparedness exhibited at hearing, the CIC was compelled to postpone the hearing - CIC: Chief Commissioner of Customs, Delhi Zone is instructed to revisit the provisions of the RTI Act in his jurisdiction & issue directives to the concerned...more>>



Articles

There are a host of issues for law students to do research in respect of the RTI Act, 2005
August 8, 2018
Applications from law students for doing an online internship   more>>
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>>

Comments

The Government denied sanction to prosecute the members of the defence forces
May 1, 2018
Allegation of commission of human rights violations in J & K have been made   more>>
With rising NPAs, the banking sector in India is going through a ‘crisis phase’
April 19, 2018
Should CIC launch a third party audit of Banks?   more>>
The decision by the CIC is beyond jurisdiction and scope of RTI Act
April 6, 2018
This decision must be challenged before an appropriate court to set it aside   more>>