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


Do the Atomic Energy Education Society & its employees fall within the meaning of “State” under Article 12 of the Constitution? - Department of Atomic Energy provided a different reply against identical RTI queries - CIC: Show cause notice issued to PIO     Right to Information Act 2005    Appellant sought a copy of his own documents submitted by him at the time of his appointment in the Hindi Teaching Scheme (HTS), CIC: He is not entitled to seek the documents as a matter of right under the RTI Act; Denial upheld     Right to Information Act 2005    CIC: The appellant did not request for inspection of records in the RTI application hence her contention requesting to allow inspection of records does not hold any merit - CIC: First Appeal was not decided; FAA cautioned for the contravention of RTI Act     Right to Information Act 2005    The reason for discrimination meted out to the apellant vis a vis other IIST candidates who were allowed to choose the ISRO/DOS centers for their posting based on BTech/ BE CGPA - CIC: The FAA order has not been complied with - CIC: Provide the guidelines     Right to Information Act 2005    A copy of the Recovery of Debts & Bankruptcy Act, 1993 was sought - PIO: Information is available on the internet - CIC: Information which is available in public domain, ceases to be an information accessible under the RTI Act & hence, cannot be provided     Right to Information Act 2005    CIC: Information as available on record has been provided; Appellant is dissatisfied since the information as downloaded from the website was not accepted by Commissioner of Income Tax - CIC: Approach an appropriate forum for redressal of his grievance     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    Whether NGOs substantially financed by the government be covered under RTI Act?     Right to Information Act 2005    Information about EVMs, VVPAT Units and SLUs should be provided to the citizens     Right to Information Act 2005    Power to regulate the tenure, salaries and allowances of Information Commissioners     Right to Information Act 2005   

Case Laws

July 2, 2019
CIC: ONGC to comply with the provisions of Section 6 (3) of the RTI Act & transfer the application to the Competent Authority - CIC instructed the ONGC to convene periodic seminars to educate the officials about the relevant provisions of the RTI Act...more>>
June 30, 2019
Information in connection with obtaining of certificate of a student who qualified CCC examination was sought - CIC: Guide the appellant on the process to opt for guardian’s name in lieu of mother’s / father’s name in order to obtain the certificate...more>>



June 28, 2019
Appellant alleged that the Date of Birth in his service record is 1956 instead of 1966, hence, he had to retire early from his services - Service record were denied claiming non- availability - CIC: File an affidavit that the records are not available...more>>
June 26, 2019
Information pertaining to alleged use of substandard material like steel, water, cement & other construction material in a particular Ward was sought - CIC: All the respective PIOs to furnish information by offering inspection of complete records...more>>



June 24, 2019
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...more>>
June 22, 2019
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...more>>



Articles

When shall the Whistleblowers Protection Act be implemented?
June 18, 2019
The murders of whistleblowers can be prevented only by hiding their identity   more>>
How much respect should the order of the Supreme Court command?
April 27, 2019
Supreme Court judgment directing the RBI to disclose the details of defaulters is yet to be enforced   more>>
Can a Court disallow what an officer can permit under the RTI Act?
April 12, 2019
The recent Supreme Court review judgment on Rafale planes has a discussion regarding RTI Act   more>>

Comments

Copy of minutes of meeting of the Board of Governors of the RBI
March 10, 2019
RBI had refused to part with any information about the preparatory stages of Demonetisation   more>>
Cabinet Notes and materials related to Bills tabled in Parliament must be placed in public domain
February 11, 2019
Pre-legislative consultative process should be implemented for proposals introduced in Parliament   more>>
The Information Commission should not be reduced as post retirement seat for the bureaucrats
December 23, 2018
Why most of the Information Commissioners are ex-babus ?   more>>