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: Copies of all the official circulars, orders etc should be suo-moto disclosed by the Public Authority on their website for the convenience of the public at large; Provide proper hyper-links and sub-links where the desired information is available     Right to Information Act 2005    Appellant sought information regarding his consignments being taken away in the past from Customs CFS claiming that the Respondent had failed to establish as to how the disclosure would impede investigation - CIC: Provide the updated status to Appellant     Right to Information Act 2005    Information regarding income and expenditure of a religious shrine of Kashmiri Pandits (Zeashta Devi Prabandhak Committee - a Society with the Registrar of Societies, J&K Govt. under Societies Act VI of 1998) was sought - CIC: Provide the information     Right to Information Act 2005    Respondent: RTI application was received in DDA and is not traceable - CIC: In the light of the admission of utter neglect, casual and callous disregard to the provisions of the RTI Act, investigate and fix responsibility of the concerned official     Right to Information Act 2005    Information regarding seniority list - PIO: The role of Noda PIO is that of a post office - CIC: Such a poor understanding of the RTI Act can be rectified not by imposing penalty, but by referring the PIO for a training session to upgrade RTI knowledge     Right to Information Act 2005    Copy of EPF Challan submitted by M/s Raj Repair Works with their up-keep bill for a certain period was sought - CIC: Provide the total ESIC and EPF contribution year wise and the number of employees year wise to the appellant     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    Office of the Chief Justice of India is covered under the ambit of the RTI Act     Right to Information Act 2005    Government notifies amendment to RTI Rules in respect of the Information Commissioners     Right to Information Act 2005    Whether NGOs substantially financed by the government be covered under RTI Act?     Right to Information Act 2005   

Case Laws

August 12, 2019
CIC was appalled to learn that an organization like FSSAI meant to research, preserve & notify standards for food safety for normal consumption by the mankind was itself pleading helpless in securing, maintaining, documenting & digitizing its own records...more>>
August 11, 2019
PIO requested the appellant to provide details of information sought so that complete information could be provided; Letter was returned undelivered as address not traceable - CIC: Respondent has made due efforts to furnish information; appeal dismissed...more>>



August 9, 2019
PIO: There was no “Transfer Policy” followed by the Respondent Public Authority before 2018 - CIC: Furnish an updated status of transfer policy guidelines; For redressal of his grievance, the Appellant is advised to approach an appropriate forum...more>>
August 7, 2019
The RTI application and Appeal were sent through speed post Respondent pleaded that they have not received them - Their submissions before the CIC were perfunctory - CIC cautioned to be careful of handling RTI application in due diligence of the RTI Act...more>>



August 5, 2019
Information regarding the dates and value of debit of certain DEPB License was denied under Section 8(1)(d) - CIC: The mere claim that the third party had objected to the disclosure cannot be a ground for denial of information under the RTI Act...more>>
August 2, 2019
In response to show cause notice for not attending the hearing, the PIO cited traffic congestion as the reason - PIO: As the hearing was over, the Dy. Registrar, CIC was contacted and a letter was sent on the same day with apology - CIC: No malafide...more>>



Articles

CIC upholds GoI's decision to keep Naga Accord confidential in public interest
May 30, 2017
One of the rare instances where competing public interests were weighed by the CIC   more>>
A critical look at the Supreme Court decision regarding setting up the Lokpal
May 2, 2017
Apex Court's interpretation makes the Selection Committee and Search Committee Government-dominated   more>>
maintain a e-register for all PIOs in which all details of RTI applications would be displayed
April 18, 2017
e-register for all PIOs with details of RTI applications would aid in better implementation of Act   more>>

Comments

Service book of a government employee has to be maintained in each and every case
November 18, 2019
Denial of supply of copy of service to an applicant is wrong and attracts penal action u/s 20   more>>
Office of the Chief Justice is a public authority
November 13, 2019
When the CJI requires 14 years to decide that it should be open   more>>
I want to provide the portrait of A.P.J. Kalam to the government offices of my city
November 11, 2019
The entire money for the portrait shall be spend from my pocket   more>>