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


Information pertaining to the selection of applicants for empanelment to take up mineral investigation works allotted by NMET - CIC: The reply by the PIO was an error of judgment with no malafide intention; PIO counselled to be careful in future     Right to Information Act 2005    Detail of municipal laws enacted on the basis of international treaties & conventions ratified by GoI were sought - PIO: Such details are not held exclusively by any public authority and the statutory enactments are in public domain - CIC: Order upheld     Right to Information Act 2005    CIC: The RTI application was transferred after 16 days delay excluding the five days mandate as specified under the Act - CIC: The information was provided by PIO after 67 days from the date of receiving the RTI application; Penalty of Rs. 16,750 imposed     Right to Information Act 2005    CIC: Even if PIO’s claim of APS, Ramgarh not being a public authority is conceded with, fact remains that the RTI Application is being responded by a public authority and not by APS, Ramgarh; Explaination for non-appearance during the hearing called     Right to Information Act 2005    Information on appointment letter, promotion orders, seniority list, service book of a Postal Assistant along with his educational certificates were denied under the pretext of personal information - CIC: Provide the certified copies as sought     Right to Information Act 2005    Appellant required information about the scientific staff recruited by CSIR during the past 12 years; He complained that FAA had refused to give personal hearing - CIC: Facilitate inspection of documents about recruitment; Provide 100 pages 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    Internet Banking OTP should be part of Mandatory SMS and should not be chargeable     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   

Case Laws

February 28, 2018
Appellant: Certified copies of documents related to action taken by Principal Accounts office regarding in situ promotions - CIC expressed serious displeasure over the conduct of then PIO & warned him to be careful in future while dealing with RTI matters...more>>
February 26, 2018
Information regarding the certified copy of the note sheet & complaints regarding a particular file were sought - Respondent: The file contained confidential details of other employees & hence could not be furnished - CIC: No intervention required ...more>>



February 23, 2018
Information regarding officers against whom Show Cause notice had been issued by the TDS Officer under Income Tax Act - CIC: Appellant was not present to contest the submissions of the Respondent or to establish the larger public interest in disclosure ...more>>
February 21, 2018
Information regarding action taken by Director, Doordarshan Kendra, with regard to appellant’s promotion - CIC: PIO erred in endorsing the RTI Application to Radio Kashmir, Srinagar without invoking Section 6(3); PIO directed to be careful in future...more>>



February 19, 2018
Appellant sought information regarding the action taken on his complaint – CIC: Complete & correct information has not been provided - CIC took a serious note of this lapse & counselled the PIO to be more careful in future so that such lapses do not recur...more>>
February 15, 2018
Copy of the receipt given to the department of C. Excise from whose possession his case file was taken, the file duly authenticated by the agency who took its possession, the action taken on the said file. etc was sought - CIC: No intervention is required...more>>



Articles

Has the Indian judiciary been lax in its implementation of the RTI Act, 2005?
June 1, 2017
A Project report analyses the RTI compliance across High Courts of India   more>>
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>>

Comments

The great personalities of the state and nation should be cherished in the mind of public
June 20, 2018
There should be strict guidelines and a certain amount of money should be earmarked for it   more>>
Which governing body has the authority to regulate the courier services?
May 21, 2018
The statement made by the PIO is more of a way to circumvent the main question   more>>
Can the Information Commission review its own order?
May 16, 2018
The order has been reviewed withdrawing the compensation granted to the appellant   more>>