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

Information pertaining to appellant’s complaints for the registration of FIR against an unknown culprit for illegal encroachment was denied - CIC: The enquiry has been completed; Provide a copy of the enquiry report along with all annexures and enclosures     Right to Information Act 2005    Although the CIC had accepted that there was a delay in providing the necessary information to the petitioner, it had not imposed the penalty as required u/s 20(1) of the RTI Act, 2005 - HC: It is well settled that imposing of the penalty is discretionary     Right to Information Act 2005    CIC: The details of the meetings / annual reports of Indian Gulf Association & other State Associations are not exempt u/s 8 (1) (d) & (f); Disclosure of the names of the Southern Zonal Committee members having voting rights may danger to their security     Right to Information Act 2005    CIC: The RTI application & the first appeal were addressed to ‘NCTE, New Delhi’ which is not the complete address of the respondent authority; Hence, there is a doubt whether they were actually received - CIC: Provide an appropriate reply as per the Act     Right to Information Act 2005    PIO: There was a slight difference in the spelling of college name (the alphabet ‘h’ was missing in the records of AICTE) - CIC: PIO could mention in the reply that the college approved with the AICTE was ‘Vaageswari College’ & not ‘Vaageshwari College’     Right to Information Act 2005    Copies of requisition letter seeking anti-doping from NADA moved by National Rifle Association of India were sought - CIC directed the PIO, NADA & PIO, Min of Sports Affairs to facilitate inspection of the corresponding files & provide certified copies     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    Should “corruption” be factored into studies on the ‘ease of doing business’?     Right to Information Act 2005    Indian Bank Association is a public authority under the RTI Act, 2005     Right to Information Act 2005    Is Electoral Bond a retrograde step for transparency in political funding?     Right to Information Act 2005   

Case Laws

October 27, 2017
Proof of having facilitated an inspection in terms of an inspection report or minutes of the inspection - CIC: The record holder APIO is deemed as the PIO for further proceedings in the matter; APIO to file an appropriate affidavit before CIC...more>>
October 25, 2017
Appellant sought a copy of attestation form submitted by Shri Sanjay, at the time of his appointment as security officer alleging illegality in appointment - CIC: Information is exempt from disclosure u/s 8(1)(j) of the RTI Act, 2005...more>>

October 23, 2017
Information about the marks scored by the appellant in the written examination and interview etc. at RailTel was sought - CIC: Submit a report on the Joint Inspection signed by the respondent CPIO, duly countersigned by the appellant ...more>>
October 22, 2017
CIC: IBPS is not a public authority u/s 2(h) - CIC: It is clear that the IBPS had conducted the examination on behalf of the Allahabad Bank, therefore, Allahabad Bank is also the custodian of records - CIC: Provide the information regarding the exams...more>>

October 21, 2017
Appellant: Why litigants are forced to take oath in the name of ‘God’ while deposing in court? - Respondent: Information is in the form of a query which does not come within the definition of ‘information’ u/s 2(f) - CIC: No further intervention...more>>
October 19, 2017
Complainant: He has neither received the correct voter card nor any response to his RTI application from the ECI - CIC: The Election Commission is advised to look into the grievance of complainant with respect to issuance of his voter card at the earliest...more>>


Are there different standards for assets and liabilities declarations for public servants?
July 28, 2016
A view about the amendment in the Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act, 2013   more>>
Cabinet Secretariat issues circular for disclosure of monthly reports of work done by ministries / departments
July 2, 2016
Proactive information disclosure are very poorly implemented by most public authorities   more>>
CIC asks the Central Board of Direct Taxes to ensure compliance with its orders
June 24, 2016
Warns that adverse view will be taken against such officers/authorities and PIO’s   more>>


Most PIO and FAA in the government departments are not conversant with the RTI Act
January 13, 2018
The innocent public at large are made to run pillar to post for answers to RTI Applications   more>>
LIC is not giving Information regarding confirmation of temporary or part-time, badli workers
January 11, 2018
Supreme Court has ordered regarding temporary workers who have completed 250 days   more>>
Government appointing Information Commissioners is in itself a contradiction
December 8, 2017
Would retired judges be a better choice for the post of information commissioners?   more>>