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

Information about pension was denied u/s 24 by DRDL, a Schedule II organisation - CIC: No violation of human rights is involved in service matters such as promotion, disciplinary actions, pay increments, retiral benefits, pension, gratuity, etc.     Right to Information Act 2005    CIC: It must be shown that the disclosure of the information would ‘impede’ or even on a lesser threshold ‘hamper’ or ‘interfere’ with the investigation; PIO has failed to discharge this burden u/Section 19(5) - CIC: PIO is hereby issued a strict warning     Right to Information Act 2005    Certain information related to a Medicolegal case was denied by AIIMS u/s 8(1)(j) - Appellant claimed to be the father of the patient - Respondent agreed to provide the information if the patient filed the application himself or authorised the appellant     Right to Information Act 2005    Information about Shram Suvidha cases was denied u/s 8(1)(d) without any explanation - CIC: Merely claiming an exemption under Section 8 is not enough to absolve a PIO from performing the duties cast upon him under the RTI Act; Warning issued to PIO     Right to Information Act 2005    Information regarding date of receipt of his book for award, whether it was sent for evaluation, etc. - Respondent: Book was received after the last date & could not be considered - CIC: Provide complete reply & clarification about the typographical error     Right to Information Act 2005    Definition of Non-Resident Indian (NRI) - CIC: Regarding shuffling the RTI Application between the public authorities is concerned, the action of either of the PIOs cannot be deemed as malafide or deliberate; Query requires deduction and interpretation     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    HC: Penalty proceedings u/s 20 for non compliance of the order passed by the SIC     Right to Information Act 2005    Madras HC directs TN Public Service Commission to disclose the details of caste, including sub-caste     Right to Information Act 2005    A 2 million question! How can you seek answers for your problems using RTI Act?     Right to Information Act 2005   

Case Laws

June 16, 2020
CIC: Reply was not sent via speed post & hence it might not have been delivered; Resend the copy of replies via speed post - CIC cautioned the PIO to be careful in future in respect of despatch of RTI correspondence; Keep the tracking report for record...more>>
June 14, 2020
Information about medical claim - CIC: PIO to make fresh earnest efforts to trace the records sought by the Appellant on the basis of documents submitted by him; 11 weeks’ time granted to provide compliance on account of impending Delhi Assembly Elections...more>>

June 12, 2020
Information regarding appointment on compassionate ground - CIC: We do not find any other provision under the Act under which a direction can be issued to the public authority to collate the information in the manner in which it is sought by the applicant...more>>
June 10, 2020
Appellant sought details of patients who were operated with joint replacement in Army R & R Hospital - CIC: Information regarding operation/illness etc. of patients is exempt from disclosure under Section 8(1)(e) of the RTI Act...more>>

June 8, 2020
CIC: Design of the modules and internal framework of the software not to be disclosed - CIC: Information pertaining to disposal of RTI cases, stages of pendency, reasoned decisions on RTI requests, numbers of cases etc. should be updated on NIC website ...more>>
June 7, 2020
CIC: Disclose district-wise hospitals and healthcare facilities designated as COVID-19 centers proactively; Min of Health & Family Welfare to designate a Nodal Officer; Document important decisions being made in the healthcare & lives of people...more>>


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March 29, 2020
If there is a largescale infection of Covid 19, we should not be not caught napping   more>>
Under RTI, a citizen should be able to choose the method for obtaining information
March 11, 2020
Supreme Court should become a role model in implementation of the provisions of the RTI Act   more>>
Electoral Bonds have become the preferred route for corporates and individuals making large donations
January 13, 2020
RTI intervention reveals that there were few takers for EBs of lower denominations   more>>


Public limited companies are run by the public share money by independent promoter
August 4, 2020
RTI must be implemented for public limited companies when promoter misuse the fund   more>>
Is it required that the First Appellate Authority be the controlling officer of the records?
July 12, 2020
The First Appellate Authority should be a gazetted officer   more>>
RTI appeals and complaints are languishing in the Information Commissions for over a year
July 8, 2020
Information Commissions must dispose of second appeals within 45 days   more>>