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


Appellant claimed illegal removal from employment in the Maharaja Agarsain Public School - PIO made all possible efforts to procure the necessary information from the School & the actual grievance of the appellant was redressed - Penal proceedings dropped     Right to Information Act 2005    Circular dated 10.08.1950 issued by Dr. Rajendra Prasad regarding categories of scheduled castes containing representations submitted before Constituent Assembly - CIC: Information should have been disclosed voluntarily u/s 4(1)(b); Provide the soft copy     Right to Information Act 2005    PIO: Appellant has not mentioned about his relationship with Ms. Prerna Kumari or the purpose for which he is seeking information about the account of Sukanya Samridhi Yojana - CIC found the reason for delay as reasonable & dropped the penalty proceedings     Right to Information Act 2005    CIC: The Appeal is liable to be abated as the Appellant has passed away and there is no question of any benefit accruing to Appellant’s wife - Appellant’s son concurred & stated that he has filed a fresh RTI Application in his name on the same subject     Right to Information Act 2005    CIC: The PIO to prepare a comprehensive note regarding the authors shortlisted for the award and criteria on which books of such authors were selected along with copy of notification for awards to be given by Ministry of Culture for the next session     Right to Information Act 2005    Information regarding the last ITR form & the source of income details submitted by appellant’s wife - CIC: The Karnataka HC has stayed the order to provide generic information of gross income particulars of spouses to facilitate a fair trial     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    Union Ministry of Defence directed to disclose Joint Operational Doctrines under the RTI Act     Right to Information Act 2005    There are a host of issues for law students to do research in respect of the RTI Act, 2005     Right to Information Act 2005    Proposal to amend the RTI Act to vary the salaries payable to the Information Commissioners     Right to Information Act 2005   

Case Laws

August 31, 2018
Appellant: Whether three persons had filed income tax returns & declared Sale/ Purchase of a particular property? - PIO denied disclosure of information u/s 8(1)(j) - Third Party: It is a family dispute pending in court - CIC upheld denial of information...more>>
August 29, 2018
Appellant claimed that the PIO did not provide the desired information - CIC: PIO is directed to fix a joint inspection of relevant records under his personal supervision on a mutually convenient date, time and place; Submit a Joint Inspection to the CIC...more>>



August 27, 2018
Appellant: How much interest has been deposited by the post office every year on deposited surplus funds - CIC: Provide the copy of rules & a comprehensive note explaining why he was not entitled to the interest amount after 2005 subject to those rules...more>>
August 25, 2018
CIC: Marks of the appellant can be provided while those of the other candidates is a third party information exempt u/s 8(1)(j) of the RTI Act - CIC: Shortlisting criteria for interview to be provided free of charge u/s 7(6) of the RTI Act within 10 days ...more>>



August 23, 2018
CIC: Instead of focussing on his actual query about the alleged fictitious complainants, the Appellant has complicated his questionnaire with too many diverse queries - CIC advised the Appellant to approach the Respondent to seek responses for his queries...more>>
August 21, 2018
A scholar sought information about action taken to release the 2nd instalment of her scholarship - CIC: It is astonishing that the PIO is not concerned with other wing & does not know how to access the online RTI application; Show cause for penalty issued...more>>



Articles

CIC upholds GoI's decision to keep Naga Accord confidential in public interest
May 30, 2017
One of the rare instances where competing public interests were weighed by the CIC   more>>
A critical look at the Supreme Court decision regarding setting up the Lokpal
May 2, 2017
Apex Court's interpretation makes the Selection Committee and Search Committee Government-dominated   more>>
maintain a e-register for all PIOs in which all details of RTI applications would be displayed
April 18, 2017
e-register for all PIOs with details of RTI applications would aid in better implementation of Act   more>>

Comments

With rising NPAs, the banking sector in India is going through a ‘crisis phase’
April 19, 2018
Should CIC launch a third party audit of Banks?   more>>
The decision by the CIC is beyond jurisdiction and scope of RTI Act
April 6, 2018
This decision must be challenged before an appropriate court to set it aside   more>>
There is no knowledge of The Right to Hearing Act, 2012
April 3, 2018
A workshop on the subject can be helpful to streamline the issue   more>>