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

Information regarding certified copy of MOU signed by LIC of India & Indian Railways was denied u/s 8 (1) (d) - CIC: Furnish information in public interest in the form of a synopsis defining the broad contours of the agreement     Right to Information Act 2005    Appellant sought information regarding action taken on his complaint to CVC & issues related thereto - CIC: RTI Act was promulgated to make the public authorities more transparent & accountable to public; Provide certified copy of CVC investigation report     Right to Information Act 2005    Information relating to the official tours under taken by the Chairman of LIC, the gifts received by him & related issues - CIC: Provide all information pertaining to the expenditure incurred on National/International Travel except the personal details     Right to Information Act 2005    Appellant sought information regarding his complaint - CIC: Respondent could not justify as to how the disclosure of information would "impede" or "hamper" or "interfere" with the investigation; Provide the updated status of the outcome of investigation     Right to Information Act 2005    Respondent: Investigation report was sent to the CVC for further advice; Subsequently, the CVC informed that they treated the complaint as dealt with and closed - CIC: Provide a copy of the letter received from the CVC regarding closure of investigation     Right to Information Act 2005    Appellant asked for the copy of utilization certificate regarding amount released to Darbhanga Medical College by the GoI - Upon a query, the PIO stated that the information could not be furnished earlier for want of proper fee - CIC: Furnish information     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    A critical look at the Supreme Court decision regarding setting up the Lokpal     Right to Information Act 2005    maintain a e-register for all PIOs in which all details of RTI applications would be displayed     Right to Information Act 2005    A quick analysis of the draft RTI Rules, 2017     Right to Information Act 2005   

Case Laws

February 11, 2017
CIC: Punitive action taken by the concerned Government office upon being convicted of a crime, while holding the public office, cannot be considered as “personal” information of the wrongdoer; Furnish information about the departmental action taken ...more>>
February 8, 2017
Information regarding study leave & reemployment after resignation - PIO: there is no fixed time for accepting the resignation & no provision for reemployment - CIC: Frame the policy regarding time limit to intimate a teacher about his leave / resignation...more>>

February 6, 2017
Information regarding appellant’s complaint for Service Tax evasion by Silver Oak Condominium Ass - CIC: All public authorities must necessarily suo-moto disclose information pertaining to maintenance fee charged from its residents & alleged tax evasion ...more>>
February 5, 2017
The office of Attorney General of India is not a ''public authority'' under the RTI Act...more>>

February 4, 2017
Complainant: The Church of South India Trust Association should be declared a public authority as it is substantially financed by four State Governments & receives a large foreign donation controlled by the Enforcement Directorate - CIC: Appeal rejected ...more>>
February 3, 2017
Details relating to encroachment drive were denied claiming that the records are not untraceable - CIC: This showed an attitude of apathy; Make a genuine effort to trace the records; submit an affidavit that no such records are available in 30 days...more>>


Records must reflect a true and correct state of affairs at the Central Information Commission
May 28, 2016
The Delhi High Court had directed the CIC to maintain a Record of Proceedings   more>>
Does Section 24 apply only to the intelligence & security related activities of the exempt organisations?
April 12, 2016
Several High Court judgments have narrowed the scope of the Section 24 of the RTI Act   more>>
DoPT invites suggestions regarding the manner of disclosure of RTI Applications and appeals
April 6, 2016
Various Information Commissions across the country follow different practice   more>>


NCRDC has ignored the this minute issue
May 2, 2017
NCRDC has ignored the this minute issue   more>>
Create an online register in every office which has a public information officer
April 21, 2017
Put all the RTI applications filed in every office at every level on a single platform   more>>
There is a need to provide information regarding defence ministries & other paramilitary affairs
April 14, 2017
Officials hide themselves behind the back of national security   more>>