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


Information pertaining to the land acquired by NALCO was sought - Respondent: The land oustees were not eligible to get employment as they did not come under the category of substantially affected persons - CIC accepted the apology & condoned the lapse     Right to Information Act 2005    Information pertaining to appellant’s complaints for the registration of FIR against an unknown culprit for illegal encroachment was denied - CIC: The enquiry has been completed; Provide a copy of the enquiry report along with all annexures and enclosures     Right to Information Act 2005    Although the CIC had accepted that there was a delay in providing the necessary information to the petitioner, it had not imposed the penalty as required u/s 20(1) of the RTI Act, 2005 - HC: It is well settled that imposing of the penalty is discretionary     Right to Information Act 2005    CIC: The details of the meetings / annual reports of Indian Gulf Association & other State Associations are not exempt u/s 8 (1) (d) & (f); Disclosure of the names of the Southern Zonal Committee members having voting rights may danger to their security     Right to Information Act 2005    CIC: The RTI application & the first appeal were addressed to ‘NCTE, New Delhi’ which is not the complete address of the respondent authority; Hence, there is a doubt whether they were actually received - CIC: Provide an appropriate reply as per the Act     Right to Information Act 2005    PIO: There was a slight difference in the spelling of college name (the alphabet ‘h’ was missing in the records of AICTE) - CIC: PIO could mention in the reply that the college approved with the AICTE was ‘Vaageswari College’ & not ‘Vaageshwari College’     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    Should “corruption” be factored into studies on the ‘ease of doing business’?     Right to Information Act 2005    Indian Bank Association is a public authority under the RTI Act, 2005     Right to Information Act 2005    Is Electoral Bond a retrograde step for transparency in political funding?     Right to Information Act 2005   

Case Laws

October 29, 2017
Bar Council of Delhi: Due to manifold administrative obligations and time-engaging exercises etc., the timely filing of reply to the complainant’s RTI application could not be done - CIC: Show cause for imposing penalty is dropped...more>>
October 27, 2017
Proof of having facilitated an inspection in terms of an inspection report or minutes of the inspection - CIC: The record holder APIO is deemed as the PIO for further proceedings in the matter; APIO to file an appropriate affidavit before CIC...more>>



October 25, 2017
Appellant sought a copy of attestation form submitted by Shri Sanjay, at the time of his appointment as security officer alleging illegality in appointment - CIC: Information is exempt from disclosure u/s 8(1)(j) of the RTI Act, 2005...more>>
October 23, 2017
Information about the marks scored by the appellant in the written examination and interview etc. at RailTel was sought - CIC: Submit a report on the Joint Inspection signed by the respondent CPIO, duly countersigned by the appellant ...more>>



October 22, 2017
CIC: IBPS is not a public authority u/s 2(h) - CIC: It is clear that the IBPS had conducted the examination on behalf of the Allahabad Bank, therefore, Allahabad Bank is also the custodian of records - CIC: Provide the information regarding the exams...more>>
October 21, 2017
Appellant: Why litigants are forced to take oath in the name of ‘God’ while deposing in court? - Respondent: Information is in the form of a query which does not come within the definition of ‘information’ u/s 2(f) - CIC: No further intervention...more>>



Articles

Should “corruption” be factored into studies on the ‘ease of doing business’?
December 10, 2017
Action taken by the anti-graft agencies to prosecute the corrupt would give a better indication   more>>
Indian Bank Association is a public authority under the RTI Act, 2005
December 2, 2017
Majority of Managing Committee members of IBA are MDs of PSBs   more>>
Is Electoral Bond a retrograde step for transparency in political funding?
November 27, 2017
Despite CIC order, the six national level political parties are yet to reply to RTI Applications   more>>

Comments

Who will inquire into the unaudited account of the cooperative housing society?
June 13, 2017
This decision will give rise to enormous misappropriation of the cooperative society’s fund   more>>
Indians have a good opportunity under the RTI Act
June 9, 2017
I salute the RTI Act, 2005   more>>
The judgement series of RTI Foundation of India is quite educative and informative
June 5, 2017
Up to date judgments and discussions on contemporary RTI issues is useful   more>>