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


CIC: The Indirect taxes are destination based taxes & the intermediaries merely pass on the burden on to the ultimate beneficiary; The payee has an equitable right to know if the amount paid as tax reaches Government or not; no loss to third party     Right to Information Act 2005    Respondent: Information sought was not maintained in the desired format & compilation sought would result in disproportionate diversion of their resources - CIC: Provide inspection to the appellant to identify the record for getting copies thereof     Right to Information Act 2005    Report of Board of Inquiry on the INS Sindhurakshak (S 63) Submarine for cause of blast was denied u/s 8(1)(a) & 8(1)(j) - CIC summoned the relevant files where findings of the Board of proceedings is recorded for an ‘in-camera’ hearing - Hearing on Oct 6     Right to Information Act 2005    Appellant alleged that there was a fraud in the account of M/s Fiber Texfab Pvt. Ltd. & funds were misappropriated by forging his signature - CIC: Appellant to submit a Board Resolution authorizing him to obtain information concerning the company     Right to Information Act 2005    CIC directed the PIO (IIM, Ahmedabad) to put the rules on disciplinary action & human resource policy manual on the department’s website u/s 4 of the RTI Act; provide in writing that there was no administrative order to not put these documents on website     Right to Information Act 2005    Complainant wanted compensation u/s 19(8)(b) of the RTI Act for not providing information u/s 7(1) of the Act - CIC: Compensation can be ordered if second appeal u/s 19 of the Act is submitted; the plea for payment of compensation was summarily rejected     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    Proviso to Section 24 of RTI Act applies to all cases of corruption or human rights violation     Right to Information Act 2005    Code of Conduct for Judicial Employees and Judges     Right to Information Act 2005    Making RTI an engine of development     Right to Information Act 2005   

Case Laws

July 16, 2017
CIC: It was seen that reply provided by respondent was just and proper but late; Warning issued to the PIO - CIC: Since the appellant did not receive the same, the respondent PIO is directed to resend the reply to the appellant...more>>
July 14, 2017
Disclosure of information was denied u/s 8 (1) (h) claiming that a quasi-judicial proceeding was under process - CIC: The Appellant was not present to contest the submissions of the respondent or to establish the larger public interest in disclosure...more>>



July 12, 2017
Respondent: Documents pertaining to the court order in CWP No. 274/94 have been damaged by termites; hence, action taken by the NFSC in the light of the said order could not be provided - CIC: Provide information to the appellant within four weeks...more>>
July 10, 2017
Should the Unit Run CSD Canteens be treated as a Public Authority within the scope of the RTI Act? - CIC: No cogent reason has been made out by the appellant to establish the three-fold test of Creation, Finance and Control of an organization...more>>



July 8, 2017
On perusal of the case record, it was seen that proper reply was not provided e.g. attested copies of documents sought for were not provided - CIC: The PIO to resend the reply alongwith attested copies of documents free of charge u/s 7(6) of the RTI Act ...more>>
July 6, 2017
CIC: The passport details, copies of birth certificate & records of educational qualification are personal information, the disclosure of which would cause unwarranted invasion of privacy of individuals unless there was a public interest in disclosure...more>>



Articles

How many RTI applications are received from citizens all over the country in a given year?
October 6, 2016
There is an urgent need to ensure the publication of annual reports of the States   more>>
A comparative assessment of national legal frameworks for the right to information
September 28, 2016
28 September has now been recognised as International Day for Universal Access to Information   more>>
Does the outcome show evidence of adequate value for money spent in ‘disturbed areas’?
September 15, 2016
How much money has been spent in the States covered by AFSPA for combating militant groups?   more>>

Comments

Is information about the awarding a contract to a private farm without a tender exempt?
September 16, 2017
I had filed a RTI Application before CBI seeking certain information   more>>
Present salary details of BSF officers and their rank
August 14, 2017
Does the information sought affect the defence or security system?   more>>
सांसदों के लिए सक्रिय उपस्थिति अनिवार्य हो
August 3, 2017
देश को सशक्त बनाने वाले चरित्रसम्पन्न व्यक्ति राज्यसभा में जुडे़   more>>