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

Status of passport application - CIC: Information held by the public authority had been duly disseminated to the Complainant, no question of deliberate or wilful denial of information arises in this case; The germane issue case has also been resolved     Right to Information Act 2005    Action taken on a complaint regarding encroachment of Govt. land - PIO informed that the action taken is pending - CIC: Since the FA had directed the PIO to furnish a reply within 15 days, a reply ought to have been given by the PIO; Warning issued to PIO     Right to Information Act 2005    Accident of IAF helicopter Mi-17 V5 - Disclosure of a copy of the convening order of the court of Inquiry to the applicant is pending adjudication before the Punjab & Haryana HC; Direction for any disclosure would vitiate the proceedings pending before HC     Right to Information Act 2005    Details of maintenance work - Respondent: The letter was delivered wrongly to another applicant due to the dispatch section error - CIC: PIO is cautioned to be careful and ensure that correct annexures are sent on time while sending RTI replies     Right to Information Act 2005    Copies of the documents on the basis of which a particular property was transferred from late Smt. P. Tarabai Naidu to certain persons and the details of the property tax were sought - CIC: Information is expressly barred from disclosure u/s 8(1)(j)     Right to Information Act 2005    Basis of seniority list of MATE (SSK) in MES and the relevant rules - CIC: On 29.06.2022, the appellant was informed that the information sought is not clear; On receipt of the CIC notice a suitable reply was sent - CIC: Strict warning issued to 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    Is the educational degree a piece of personal information under the RTI Act, 2005?     Right to Information Act 2005    Supreme Court dismissed petition against holding CIAL a public authority under RTI Act     Right to Information Act 2005    Impact of the Digital Personal Data Protection Bill, 2022 on the RTI Act, 2005     Right to Information Act 2005   

Case Laws

February 28, 2023
CIC: PIO failed to provide any justification for denial & providing replies; Omission of FAA in issuing not speaking orders & disposing the first appeals is a matter of grave concern; There is no express bar on number of RTI applications that can be filed...more>>
February 26, 2023
CIC: Outstretching the interpretation of Section 2(f) to include deductions and inferences to be drawn by the PIO is unwarranted as it casts immense pressure on the PIOs to provide the correct deduction/inference to avoid being subject to penal provisions...more>>

February 24, 2023
Information regarding SCN by SEBI - CIC: Information was held in fiduciary capacity and also included information which is commercially confidential in nature; the disclosure may have impeded the process of investigation/ prosecution of offenders...more>>
February 22, 2023
Appellant disputed the veracity of the information given and questioned the mode of verification of educational qualifications of MPs put on the Lok Sabha Secretariat website - CIC: Veracity of the information given cannot be adjudicated under the RTI Act...more>>

February 20, 2023
Information about companies/firms/LLP registered under ROCAP and those which have inducted foreign nationals as directors etc was sought - CIC: Eexemption claimed u/s 8 is not specific and the same was not amplified in the reply; Send a revised reply...more>>
February 17, 2023
Information about tender - CIC: The claim of photocopying charges after the lapse of 30 days was not maintainable as per the RTI Act - CIC: PIO directed to provide the 125 pages free of cost after taking assistance from the custodian u/s 5(4) of RTI Act...more>>


Rule 12 of RTI (Subordinate Courts & Tribunals) Rules is not inconsistent with Article 19(1)(a) and the provisions of the RTI Act
October 17, 2022
Copies of ''A' diary of civil and criminal postings of the cases cannot be obtained under the RTI Act   more>>
Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) focuses primarily on protecting workers in the workplace
October 1, 2022
Global Symposium on Occupational Safety and Health: Challenges and Solutions   more>>
Providing copy of “Inter-Caste Marriage” certificates tantamounts to providing third party information
July 27, 2022
Madras HC: Details of the spouse of the candidate registered in employment exchange are exempt   more>>


Remarkable results - just 1 out of 3 getting information
August 30, 2012
50% cases being decided in favour and 50% against the appellants is fair enough   more>>
Interesting Study
August 30, 2012
The information commissioner usually throws every third person back to the tender mercies of the PIO or First Appellate authority   more>>
CVC has been unnecessarily rejecting RTI applications
August 24, 2012
Have the PIO / FAA been trained appropriately?   more>>