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


Information about the tenure of Prof. Jancy James as the Vice Chancellor of Central University of Kerala & related information was sought - CIC: Provide the total number of show cause notices issued by the University during the tenure of the mentioned VC     Right to Information Act 2005    Passport details, copies of birth certificate and copies of records of educational qualification are personal information, the disclosure of which would cause unwarranted invasion of privacy of individuals unless there was an overbearing public interest     Right to Information Act 2005    Information about the Mumbai blast - The area in respect of which information is sought has security implications, the judgment is best left to the wisdom of the agencies concerned, who are tasked with the responsibility of sifting such information     Right to Information Act 2005    In the larger public interest, the CIC advised the Min of Health and Family Welfare to appoint a Nodal Officer for the compilation and collation of all available OMs / Notifications issued in the form of a compendium for ready reference of all concerned     Right to Information Act 2005    CIC was appalled to learn that an organization like FSSAI meant to research, preserve & notify standards for food safety for normal consumption by the mankind was itself pleading helpless in securing, maintaining, documenting & digitizing its own records     Right to Information Act 2005    PIO requested the appellant to provide details of information sought so that complete information could be provided; Letter was returned undelivered as address not traceable - CIC: Respondent has made due efforts to furnish information; appeal dismissed     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    Power to regulate the tenure, salaries and allowances of Information Commissioners     Right to Information Act 2005    When shall the Whistleblowers Protection Act be implemented?     Right to Information Act 2005    How much respect should the order of the Supreme Court command?     Right to Information Act 2005   

Case Laws

May 7, 2019
Information regarding the successful candidates in a DDA Residential Scheme & the reasons for not allotting the plots to successful candidates, etc - CIC: DDA to enquire into the matter through an officer of appropriate seniority & furnish the information...more>>
May 1, 2019
Details of criminal case registered by CBI was denied u/s 24 - CIC warned the CPIO to ensure that each RTI Application is assessed carefully for the applicability of Section 24 and to steer clear from using cyclostyled replies; PIO should mention his name...more>>



April 29, 2019
CIC: In view of the contradiction about availability of the Urdu manuscript in the records of the PIO/SDM, an enquiry to be conducted by the FAA/ADM to find out the actual status of the Urdu manuscript and the cause of non-availability of the document ...more>>
April 28, 2019
CIC: The appellant is presuming that the country celebrates anniversaries of Independence Day/Republic Day, whereas, it has been clarified to him that the country celebrates the Independence Day/Republic Day and not the anniversaries...more>>



April 26, 2019
PIO: The copy of ACR/APAR of the Appellant was denied because he is a Defence Civilian employee - CIC: The PIO has grossly erred in denying own ACR/APAR; Provide a copy of ACR/APAR and relevant DPC note sheet after blacking out third party information...more>>
April 24, 2019
Information pertaining to a complaint against the appellant filed on behalf of Bennet Coleman & Company Ltd. - CIC: The enquiry in the matter was completed and the complaint was filed; Provide a copy of the enquiry report along with all enclosures...more>>



Articles

There are a host of issues for law students to do research in respect of the RTI Act, 2005
August 8, 2018
Applications from law students for doing an online internship   more>>
Proposal to amend the RTI Act to vary the salaries payable to the Information Commissioners
July 31, 2018
Arguments against amending the service conditions of the Information Commissioners   more>>
Section 8 (1)(j) of the RTI Act to be amended by the Personal Data Protection Act, 2018
July 28, 2018
What changes are proposed by the Srikrishna Committee in the Data Protection Bill?   more>>

Comments

The SPIO/ FAA are replying in Marathi language to my applications in English
August 19, 2019
Can the PIO choose the language of reply to an application filed under the RTI Act?   more>>
The main motive of RTI act is being defeated under garb of section 2(f)
July 29, 2019
Questions like “whether”, “how”, etc. should have been replied   more>>
Proposed RTI amendments would weaken the institution of the Information Commissions
July 21, 2019
The RTI Act is used every year by nearly 6 million citizens of the country   more>>