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


CIC: The Indirect taxes are destination based taxes & the intermediaries merely pass on the burden on to the ultimate beneficiary; The payee has an equitable right to know if the amount paid as tax reaches Government or not; no loss to third party     Right to Information Act 2005    Respondent: Information sought was not maintained in the desired format & compilation sought would result in disproportionate diversion of their resources - CIC: Provide inspection to the appellant to identify the record for getting copies thereof     Right to Information Act 2005    Report of Board of Inquiry on the INS Sindhurakshak (S 63) Submarine for cause of blast was denied u/s 8(1)(a) & 8(1)(j) - CIC summoned the relevant files where findings of the Board of proceedings is recorded for an ‘in-camera’ hearing - Hearing on Oct 6     Right to Information Act 2005    Appellant alleged that there was a fraud in the account of M/s Fiber Texfab Pvt. Ltd. & funds were misappropriated by forging his signature - CIC: Appellant to submit a Board Resolution authorizing him to obtain information concerning the company     Right to Information Act 2005    CIC directed the PIO (IIM, Ahmedabad) to put the rules on disciplinary action & human resource policy manual on the department’s website u/s 4 of the RTI Act; provide in writing that there was no administrative order to not put these documents on website     Right to Information Act 2005    Complainant wanted compensation u/s 19(8)(b) of the RTI Act for not providing information u/s 7(1) of the Act - CIC: Compensation can be ordered if second appeal u/s 19 of the Act is submitted; the plea for payment of compensation was summarily rejected     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    Proviso to Section 24 of RTI Act applies to all cases of corruption or human rights violation     Right to Information Act 2005    Code of Conduct for Judicial Employees and Judges     Right to Information Act 2005    Making RTI an engine of development     Right to Information Act 2005   

Case Laws

July 4, 2017
CIC: Citizenry has a right to lift the veil & know about the state of discipline & order prevailing amongst the employees - CIC: Names of officials facing departmental action shall not be disclosed acknowledging the presumption of their innocence...more>>
July 4, 2017
PIO: The police officers holding the phone nos. have refused to part with any information of CDR hence, it cannot be provided - CIC: This is an adequate reply - PIO did not attend the hearing - CIC: Show cause issued for denying information ...more>>



July 2, 2017
CIC: There was a palpable uneasiness witnessed between both the parties which is not a healthy sign for the functioning of the Public Authority; Convene periodic conferences to sensitize the officials about the RTI Act for effective discharge of duties ...more>>
June 30, 2017
Information about provident fund was denied u/s 8(1)(d) - CIC: When PIO takes a reasoned position about why he chooses not to disclose an information, it cannot be described as obstruction of information or withholding it with malafide intentions...more>>



June 28, 2017
CIC: Wakf Board to provide the status report regarding wakf property of Sajjadi Begum; Provide the details with regard to the name and address of mutawalli appointed at that time & details of the present mutawalli in respect of the aforesaid property...more>>
June 26, 2017
The order of the Commission had not been complied with by the FAA of CIC - The CIC took a very serious view of this lapse & counselled the FAA to be more careful in future so that such lapses do not recur ...more>>



Articles

How many RTI applications are received from citizens all over the country in a given year?
October 6, 2016
There is an urgent need to ensure the publication of annual reports of the States   more>>
A comparative assessment of national legal frameworks for the right to information
September 28, 2016
28 September has now been recognised as International Day for Universal Access to Information   more>>
Does the outcome show evidence of adequate value for money spent in ‘disturbed areas’?
September 15, 2016
How much money has been spent in the States covered by AFSPA for combating militant groups?   more>>

Comments

Is information about the awarding a contract to a private farm without a tender exempt?
September 16, 2017
I had filed a RTI Application before CBI seeking certain information   more>>
Present salary details of BSF officers and their rank
August 14, 2017
Does the information sought affect the defence or security system?   more>>
सांसदों के लिए सक्रिय उपस्थिति अनिवार्य हो
August 3, 2017
देश को सशक्त बनाने वाले चरित्रसम्पन्न व्यक्ति राज्यसभा में जुडे़   more>>