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

Appellant: When an Enquiry Officer had accepted in his report that he was clear and had no allegations, how he was found guilty and punished? CIC: For redressal of his grievance, the Appellant is advised to approach an appropriate forum     Right to Information Act 2005    Copy of complaint, enquiry report & action taken against Mr. S. Gopalakrishnan, S. Talluri, P. Siva Prasad, C. Ravindernath, V. Srinivasan & V.S. Prabhakara Gupta, for professional misconduct in the Satyam case was denied by ICAI - Denial upheld by CIC     Right to Information Act 2005    An alleged victim of sexual harassment was not provided with the documents of the enquiry based on which the matter was adjudicated - CIC: Prevention of Sexual Harassment Act, 2013 does not eclipse the right of a victim to access the same under RTI     Right to Information Act 2005    Due to the inability of the Appellant to establish the suitability of the Respondent (DAV Centenary Public School, Sirsa) falling within the purview of Section 2(h) of the RTI Act, 2005, no further intervention of the CIC is required in the matter     Right to Information Act 2005    The CPIO had not complied with the directions of the FAA’s order - CIC directed to issue a Show Cause Notice to the CPIO, State Bank of India for explaining as to why action under Section 20(1) of the RTI Act should not be initiated against him     Right to Information Act 2005    CIC: Copy of order of the SBI to publish the advertisement in ‘Bureau Times-An International Magazine’ & the amount paid for advertisement cannot be construed as information that relates to commercial confidence & personal information of a third party     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    Analysis of the Supreme Court Judgment regarding disclosure of Civil Service results by UPSC     Right to Information Act 2005    Analysis of affidavits of candidates contesting in the Nagaland Assembly Elections     Right to Information Act 2005    Does the Government have any mechanism to monitor compliance of its own directive?     Right to Information Act 2005   

Case Laws

December 20, 2017
Information regarding a case filed against the appellant on the basis of some allegations made by the Inspector of Police, CBI was denied u/s 8(1)(a), (g) & (h) - CIC noted that the records have since been weeded out & issued a Show Cause Notice to PIO...more>>
December 19, 2017
Copies of all written documents & allied information pertaining to partition of India were sought - CIC directed the Ministries of External Affairs, Culture & the PMO to collect all authentic documents from different sources & supply to National Archives ...more>>

December 17, 2017
Information regarding NOC, approval, etc of a particular HSD pump was sought by the appellant - Respondent: The hearing notice in respect to referred RTI application was not received & they were not ready for hearing in the matter - CIC: Matter adjourned...more>>
December 15, 2017
Can a passport can be issued with only mother’s name, if father’s whereabouts are not known? - The PIO had opened a ‘social audit cell’ where an applicant may audit his entire passport application - CIC: No intervention required for delay of two years ...more>>

December 13, 2017
Respondent reported after the hearing was over - CIC: Provide the names and marks obtained by the selected candidates who were called for interview; Provide the date of issuance of selection letter to the first candidate and the last selected candidate...more>>
December 11, 2017
CIC: The CESTAT is advised to re-examine the methodology by which the RTI applications are dealt with in their office & evolve a robust mechanism for their quick disposal; Convene a periodic conference to sensitize the concerned officials about RTI Act ...more>>


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