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


Information pertaining to the land acquired by NALCO was sought - Respondent: The land oustees were not eligible to get employment as they did not come under the category of substantially affected persons - CIC accepted the apology & condoned the lapse     Right to Information Act 2005    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    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 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>>
October 18, 2017
During the hearing the, APO failed to indicate the name of the concerned PIO who was responsible for not providing reply to the RTI application - CIC gave last opportunity to the Sr DMM & the Sr DPO Moradabad Division to send in their written explanations...more>>



October 17, 2017
CIC directed the CBEC that all information relating to the registration of Service Associations, Federations/their Service Rules etc. should be placed in the public domain to facilitate dissemination of information in compliance with Sec 4 of the RTI Act...more>>
October 16, 2017
CIC: Since the information sought by the appellant pertain to DRO Panchkula (who is a State official) to whom his RTI application had been duly transferred by the PIO u/s 6(3), the appellant may pursue the same before the appropriate State authority ...more>>



October 15, 2017
Appellant sought status of his complaint filed with the Delhi Bar Council regarding negligence, cheating & unfair practice of an advocate - CIC: There is a delay of more than 1 year in giving reply; Respondent advised to be cautious in future...more>>
October 13, 2017
Appellant: Her first appeal was disposed of by the FAA without providing her an opportunity of being heard - CIC counseled the FAA of the CIC to provide the appellants, as far as possible, an opportunity of hearing before deciding the appeals...more>>



Articles

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Making RTI an engine of development
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July 15, 2017
RTI can be a tool for greater transparency and accountability   more>>

Comments

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>>