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

Appellant: When an Enquiry Officer had accepted in his report that he was clear and had no allegations, how he was found guilty and punished? CIC: For redressal of his grievance, the Appellant is advised to approach an appropriate forum     Right to Information Act 2005    Copy of complaint, enquiry report & action taken against Mr. S. Gopalakrishnan, S. Talluri, P. Siva Prasad, C. Ravindernath, V. Srinivasan & V.S. Prabhakara Gupta, for professional misconduct in the Satyam case was denied by ICAI - Denial upheld by CIC     Right to Information Act 2005    An alleged victim of sexual harassment was not provided with the documents of the enquiry based on which the matter was adjudicated - CIC: Prevention of Sexual Harassment Act, 2013 does not eclipse the right of a victim to access the same under RTI     Right to Information Act 2005    Due to the inability of the Appellant to establish the suitability of the Respondent (DAV Centenary Public School, Sirsa) falling within the purview of Section 2(h) of the RTI Act, 2005, no further intervention of the CIC is required in the matter     Right to Information Act 2005    The CPIO had not complied with the directions of the FAA’s order - CIC directed to issue a Show Cause Notice to the CPIO, State Bank of India for explaining as to why action under Section 20(1) of the RTI Act should not be initiated against him     Right to Information Act 2005    CIC: Copy of order of the SBI to publish the advertisement in ‘Bureau Times-An International Magazine’ & the amount paid for advertisement cannot be construed as information that relates to commercial confidence & personal information of a third party     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    Analysis of the Supreme Court Judgment regarding disclosure of Civil Service results by UPSC     Right to Information Act 2005    Analysis of affidavits of candidates contesting in the Nagaland Assembly Elections     Right to Information Act 2005    Does the Government have any mechanism to monitor compliance of its own directive?     Right to Information Act 2005   

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December 31, 2017
Minutes of Dispute Resolution Committee meeting were denied u/s 8(1)(h) as the matter was under arbitration - PIO: Information was executed in the recent past - CIC: Provide certified copies of file notings, correspondence & approvals of the management...more>>
December 29, 2017
Details of LTC availed by a public servant since her joining in the Ministry; the names of family members given in the LTC claim etc. were sought - CIC: The number of LTCs availed by Govt officials & number of family members is disclosable under RTI Act...more>>

December 27, 2017
Complainant: There was enormous delay in providing information & penal action should be initiated - CIC: The Complainant was not able to contest the submission of the Respondent or substantiate his claims regarding malafide denial of information ...more>>
December 25, 2017
No reply in response to the RTI application was furnished, since a reply in to a similar RTI application had already been furnished - CIC: There was a delay of more than a year in transferring the RTI application - CIC: Show cause notice to both the PIO ...more>>

December 23, 2017
Complete details of tender process for construction of four lane road on NH-15 was sought -CIC: Disclosure would harm the competitive position of a third party – CIC denied sample material used in the construction of NH-15 u/s 8(1)(d) of the RTI Act, 2005...more>>
December 21, 2017
Penalty of Rs. 22/- had been imposed on the consumer without according any reason - On 14.09.2007, Delhi High Court had stayed the CIC order wherein the as Indraprastha Gas Limited was declared as public authority - CIC: No intervention required...more>>


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June 22, 2017
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June 1, 2017
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The rules and laws about RTI are provided in simple English language   more>>
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Any information in the interest of justice should be made available to RTI Applicant   more>>
Using outside persons to ensure that the officers succumb to the pressures
March 1, 2018
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