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


Complainant pressed for action against the then CPIO u/S 20 of RTI Act for delay in transferring the RTI application beyond the stipulated period of 5 days - CIC called for the relevant dispatch & receipt records on the next date of hearing     Right to Information Act 2005    The FAA is an independent quasi-judicial authority; PIO could have sought assistance u/S 5(4) of the RTI Act from the concerned authority - PIO reprimanded to be more meticulous about his duties & give appropriate replies to the RTI applicant within time     Right to Information Act 2005    Information about pension was denied u/s 24 by DRDL, a Schedule II organisation - CIC: No violation of human rights is involved in service matters such as promotion, disciplinary actions, pay increments, retiral benefits, pension, gratuity, etc.     Right to Information Act 2005    CIC: It must be shown that the disclosure of the information would ‘impede’ or even on a lesser threshold ‘hamper’ or ‘interfere’ with the investigation; PIO has failed to discharge this burden u/Section 19(5) - CIC: PIO is hereby issued a strict warning     Right to Information Act 2005    Certain information related to a Medicolegal case was denied by AIIMS u/s 8(1)(j) - Appellant claimed to be the father of the patient - Respondent agreed to provide the information if the patient filed the application himself or authorised the appellant     Right to Information Act 2005    Information about Shram Suvidha cases was denied u/s 8(1)(d) without any explanation - CIC: Merely claiming an exemption under Section 8 is not enough to absolve a PIO from performing the duties cast upon him under the RTI Act; 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    HC: Penalty proceedings u/s 20 for non compliance of the order passed by the SIC     Right to Information Act 2005    Madras HC directs TN Public Service Commission to disclose the details of caste, including sub-caste     Right to Information Act 2005    A 2 million question! How can you seek answers for your problems using RTI Act?     Right to Information Act 2005   

Case Laws

February 15, 2012
Enquiry against the PIO for frivolous denial of information...more>>
February 15, 2012
Does the Medical Council of India recognise foreign medical degrees?...more>>



February 15, 2012
Statement of a person recorded during the course of enquiry...more>>
February 14, 2012
Exceptional case of exemption of the note-sheet under the RTI Act...more>>



February 14, 2012
Confidential report of overseas enquiry received by Customs not to be disclosed...more>>
February 14, 2012
Delay in informing the marks obtained in an examination...more>>



Articles

Amidst lockdown, The Right to Information Act (RTI Act) quietly turns sweet sixteen
May 12, 2020
Statistically, RTI is not a burden on the PIOs, though mind-set is slow to change   more>>
COVID 19 casualty – Most State Information Commissions in quarantine
April 29, 2020
COVID lockdown has turned the citizenry into passive consumers of information   more>>
Are the Gujarat High Court Rules in consonance with the provisions of the RTI Act?
April 7, 2020
The scope of the RTI Act is being restricted by the Supreme Court judgment   more>>

Comments

Privacy law is emerging as the new NGO mantra
October 25, 2012
I have witnessed the NGOs running after the hot issues   more>>
Governance is fast changing the democracy to anarchy.
October 14, 2012
This is a flawed concept.”Neki kar kuen mei daal”   more>>
Annual RTI convention held by the CIC is a meeting ground for all
October 14, 2012
Has any coherent result been achieved?   more>>