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


CIC noted with concern that the process of online filing of RTI requests is proving a detriment inasmuch as the RTI Applications are untraceable after the online filing; The respondents are clueless about any RTI application filed online     Right to Information Act 2005    Department of Estates regularised the retention of the allotted accommodation to an IRS officer & recovered the charges - CIC rejected the prayer for grant of monetary compensation; Work done pro bono publico is not a ground for grant of compensation     Right to Information Act 2005    CIC: DDA is required to clarify its policy on acceptance of Wills, means to ascertain their genuineness & the fact that they were last testament of the deceased; An adversely affected party has reason to know the rationale behind the decision u/s 4(1)(d)     Right to Information Act 2005    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    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 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>>
August 19, 2018
Certified copy of certificate 12-A issued by IT dept was sought - PIO: They were not obliged to maintain records beyond 20 years - CIC: Sec 8 (3) was misinterpreted - CIC was appalled to learn about the abysmal condition of record keeping in the office...more>>



August 17, 2018
CIC: Since the Appellant is an Enterprise and not any citizen seeking information in his individual capacity, the same is not covered under Section 3 of the RTI Act - CIC: Appellant is advised to exercise his right to information judiciously in future...more>>
August 15, 2018
Information regarding persons employed at National Archives of India through outsourcing agency like his qualification and whether he is allowed to receive wages like that of a skilled labour - PIO demanded Rs 4 - CIC: Provide the information free of cost...more>>



Articles

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>>
Details of negotiations regarding the return of hydel projects in J & K denied
November 1, 2017
CIC rules that disclosure would affect the commercial confidence of NHPC   more>>
CIC holds that the Special Investigation Team is a public authority under RTI
October 11, 2017
SIT was constituted by the Government to investigate all matters relating to 'black money'   more>>

Comments

A 6% dip in the number of RTI applications received by the Central Government
March 30, 2018
An analysis of the trends in field of RTI based on the Annual report of CIC   more>>
More than enough information about RTI is provided on the website
March 7, 2018
The rules and laws about RTI are provided in simple English language   more>>
Income Tax department should disclose the undervalued sale of immovable property
March 5, 2018
Any information in the interest of justice should be made available to RTI Applicant   more>>