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


Information regarding the KVS teaching-staff who have been removed from service under Article 81 (D) of the Education Code - PIO: Information would have to be obtained from 25 different Regional Offices - CIC: Application of section 7(9) upheld     Right to Information Act 2005    Information with regard to selection of students for Stage 2 examination of National Talent Search Examination (NTSE) - CIC: The appellant was not present to specify the deficiencies in the reply; No further action is called for under these circumstances     Right to Information Act 2005    Appellant: Certified copy of the complaint and copies of the proceedings were denied by NHRC u/s 8(1)(j) - CIC: Information relates to personal information of a third party, the disclosure of which has no relationship to any public interest; Denial upheld     Right to Information Act 2005    Applicant filed 92 RTIs applications and appeals - Regarding the issue of filing multiple RTI applications, the CIC referred to the SC decision CBSE v. Aditya Bandopadhyay and Ors - CIC: Furnish the certified copy of Enquiry Report to the Appellant     Right to Information Act 2005    Information regarding complaints received in IIPS and MOHFW against Faculties etc. and reply given - CIC: There is complete negligence and laxity in dealing with the RTI applications; Penalty of Rs. 5,000/- each imposed on the past and incumbent PIO     Right to Information Act 2005    Appellant sought the caste of candidates recruited as Training Pilot claiming that Air India Ltd. did not conduct any caste verification & certain candidates have submitted fake caste certificates - CIC: Disclosure of caste details is exempt u/s 8(1)(j)     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    Whether NGOs substantially financed by the government be covered under RTI Act?     Right to Information Act 2005    Information about EVMs, VVPAT Units and SLUs should be provided to the citizens     Right to Information Act 2005    Power to regulate the tenure, salaries and allowances of Information Commissioners     Right to Information Act 2005   

Case Laws

July 4, 2019
Due to clerical error, an amount of Rs. 30,000/- was withdrawn from the appellant’s bank account - CIC: PIO rendered unconditional apology for taking more than 5 days in transferring the RTI application - CIC took a lenient view & counselled the PIO ...more>>
July 2, 2019
CIC: ONGC to comply with the provisions of Section 6 (3) of the RTI Act & transfer the application to the Competent Authority - CIC instructed the ONGC to convene periodic seminars to educate the officials about the relevant provisions of the RTI Act...more>>



June 30, 2019
Information in connection with obtaining of certificate of a student who qualified CCC examination was sought - CIC: Guide the appellant on the process to opt for guardian’s name in lieu of mother’s / father’s name in order to obtain the certificate...more>>
June 28, 2019
Appellant alleged that the Date of Birth in his service record is 1956 instead of 1966, hence, he had to retire early from his services - Service record were denied claiming non- availability - CIC: File an affidavit that the records are not available...more>>



June 26, 2019
Information pertaining to alleged use of substandard material like steel, water, cement & other construction material in a particular Ward was sought - CIC: All the respective PIOs to furnish information by offering inspection of complete records...more>>
June 24, 2019
PIO: The record regarding current status of a specific case is non-traceable - CIC: Non traceability of record is not a ground to deny information; It is shocking particularly since the file in question is not old; It would frustrate the very purpose...more>>



Articles

Background of Chief Information Commissioners and Information Commissioners in India
May 16, 2012
Majority of the post bearers of the Information Commission are retired IAS officers   more>>
Current Composition of and Vacancies in the Information Commissions
May 14, 2012
The Information Commissioners are the most important entity in the implementation of RTI Act   more>>
Is ‘marriage’ a piece of ‘personal information’ under RTI?
May 10, 2012
In the changing era, the concept of privacy is being redefined   more>>

Comments

Penalties imposed on PIO and disciplinary action against FAA should be disclosed
July 2, 2019
There is a delay in disposal of second appeals at the level of SIC Tamil Nadu   more>>
The massage spas in Goa must be regularized
June 27, 2019
Banning such activities would only lead to a rise in the illegal trade   more>>
Are humans designed to do corruption?
April 7, 2019
The Central or State government usually dislike RTI   more>>