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


CIC: Labelling of information sought as ‘voluminous’ to raise a blanket ban would be counterproductive to the cause of transparency; Ends of justice would be met if statistical data is provided against each of appellant’s query as far as practicable     Right to Information Act 2005    List of the cultural and theatre organisations who have not been paid remuneration for three years was sought - PIO: The defaulting or pending repertory cases are uploaded on the website - CIC: Facilitate inspection of the files related to repertory grant     Right to Information Act 2005    Application for attested copies of answer book of paper etc. was transferred u/s 6(3) of the RTI Act - CIC: Delay occurred due to their non-performance in furnishing the sought for information to the personnel branch; show cause notice issued for penalty     Right to Information Act 2005    CIC: BSNL should give information regarding incoming and outgoing calls of his telephone number to the RTI applicant; BSNL to conduct an enquiry regarding tampering with the RTI application in consultation with the appellant and give a report to the CIC     Right to Information Act 2005    Details of the person working as executive engineer, date of appointment etc. was provided - CIC: As the respondent has agreed to provide the certified copies of the degree of the officials, the same to be done within 10 days from the receipt of Order     Right to Information Act 2005    Respondent could not explain as to why the appellant was advised to inspect the relevant documents instead of providing the copies as sought - Respondent admitted that the information sought was not voluminous - CIC: Provide the copies free of cost     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 critique of the Supreme Court judgment regarding the fee to be charged under the RTI Act     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   

Case Laws

February 7, 2018
Information was denied claiming that the IPO was not drawn in favour of Accounts Officer, Min of Power - CIC: RTI Act was enacted to ensure that all the citizens have the right to seek information; This right cannot be denied merely on technical grounds...more>>
February 5, 2018
CIC noted that the Respondent was able to substantiate their stand for non-disclosure of information - CIC instructed to convene periodic conferences to educate the officials about the provisions of the RTI Act for effective discharge of its duties ...more>>



February 2, 2018
CIC noted with concern the careless attitude of the JRNRV University while presenting the matter before it - The Section Officer was completely unaware of the facts of the case - CIC cautioned the respondent for not exercising due care in representing...more>>
January 31, 2018
Appellant: Is BCCI is a public authority under the RTI Act? - Respondent: Information is presumptive & vague in nature - CIC: The step taken for dealing with the RTI application is satisfactory; Appellant was admonished not to file frivolous applications...more>>



January 29, 2018
CIC: Information has been sought from an organization to which the RTI Act does not apply - CIC: The information sought relates to the recruitment of the ST candidates, the disclosure of which would enhance transparency and credibility of the CRPF...more>>
January 27, 2018
Information about a CAT order - Respondent: The information was not available in a compiled form & compiling it would disproportionately divert the resources of the respondent organization - CIC: The documents were wrongly withheld u/s 7(9) of the RTI Act...more>>



Articles

A critique of the Supreme Court judgment regarding the fee to be charged under the RTI Act
March 30, 2018
Why does the Supreme Court judgment on RTI Fee rules need a review?   more>>
Analysis of the Supreme Court Judgment regarding disclosure of Civil Service results by UPSC
February 23, 2018
Supreme Court: Information sought regarding marks in Civil Services Exam cannot be furnished   more>>
Analysis of affidavits of candidates contesting in the Nagaland Assembly Elections
February 22, 2018
Average of assets per candidate contesting the Nagaland Assembly Elections is Rs 3.76 crores   more>>

Comments

Most of the citizens prefer to remain either mute spectators or active supporters of wrong doers
February 6, 2018
It is heartening to know about RTI Foundation's work   more>>
Penalty of Rs 75,000/- imposed on the CPIO & Regional Provident Fund Commissioner EPFO
February 4, 2018
Former General Manager of Haryana Tourism Corporation had filed the RTI Application   more>>
Government and its officers are continuously trying to defeat the purpose of RTI Act
February 1, 2018
RTI Act is meant to fight corruption and empower the ruled against the rulers   more>>