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


PIO: 1818 candidates paid Rs 1000/- each towards challenging questions with wrong answers given in the official answer key of JEE out of which fee was returned to 611 candidates whose objections were found genuine - CIC issued an advisory to the PIO     Right to Information Act 2005    Information about dividend distributed to the beneficiaries by ITI Colony Welfare Committee - PIO: The dividends are paid as per the decision of IOC; There is possibility of unrest among different unions if it is disclosed - CIC: Provide the information     Right to Information Act 2005    CIC: Design of the modules & internal framework of the software not to be disclosed - CIC: Information pertaining to disposal of RTI cases, stage of pendency thereof, reasoned decision/s on RTI requests, numbers of cases etc. should be updated on website     Right to Information Act 2005    How many candidates have been disqualified on the ground of substandard height since the inception of Indian Forest Service? – Appellant: Asking him to visit Delhi to inspect document when he is in Kerala is unreasonable - CIC cautioned the Respondent     Right to Information Act 2005    PIO: Some matter in relation to the Expert Committee report is sub-judice before a court of law - Appellant: If the report is sub-judice, this means some third person has the report & it is public; Hence, it cannot be denied - CIC accepted the submission     Right to Information Act 2005    CIC expressed serious displeasure over the conduct of the then PIO for providing irrelevant reply in response to the RTI Application and directed to serve a copy of the order conveying Commission’s displeasure to Mohan Singh Saini, JD (Reception) and PIO     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    CORONAVIRUS - What after 14th April, 2020? Would extended lockdown contain Corona infection?     Right to Information Act 2005    Under RTI, a citizen should be able to choose the method for obtaining information     Right to Information Act 2005    Electoral Bonds have become the preferred route for corporates and individuals making large donations     Right to Information Act 2005   

Case Laws

January 3, 2020
Grievance on Pg portal - PIO: Since the subject matter in the present RTI application was similar to earlier RTI application to which a reply had been provided, it was not responded to - CIC appalled at the conduct of PIO; Penalty of Rs 1000/- imposed...more>>
January 1, 2020
Appellant sought information regarding the fees paid to the advocates on behalf of Embassy of India, Bangkok for hearing before CIC in RTI cases - Respondent replied “Nil” - CIC: File an affidavit deposing that no fees no fees were paid to the Advocates...more>>



December 31, 2019
CIC: For non appearance during the hearing without any intimation thereof, the PIO, Institute for Social and Economic Change, was directed to appear through Video Conferencing to show cause as to why action should not be initiated against him/ her u/s 20 ...more>>
December 30, 2019
What action has been taken by the UGC on a particular petition (of the appellant) given by PMO which was forwarded by MHRD to UGC for appropriate action? - CIC: PIO is directed to provide a point wise reply in within 15 days of the receipt of this order ...more>>



December 28, 2019
Salary and attendance details - CIC: Provide the status and copy of the final document describing the status of the remuneration in terms of monetary remuneration or provision of Earned Leave for the faculties who have taken the Summer Term in 2017 ...more>>
December 26, 2019
Respondent denied the information without citing any provision for exemption u/s 8 of RTI Act with a lapse of over two years - CIC issued show cause notices to the then PIO & the present PIO, to explain why penalty u/s 20 (1) of RTI Act may not be imposed...more>>



Articles

Office of the Chief Justice of India is covered under the ambit of the RTI Act
November 13, 2019
The basic crux of the Constitutional bench judgment would strengthen transparency   more>>
Government notifies amendment to RTI Rules in respect of the Information Commissioners
October 30, 2019
Tenure, salaries, allowances & conditions of Information Commissioners to be decided by Govt.   more>>
Whether NGOs substantially financed by the government be covered under RTI Act?
September 18, 2019
NGOs fall within the ambit of ‘public authority’ under Section 2 (h) of the RTI Act, 2005   more>>

Comments

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>>