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


The complainant was informed that the records relating to his representation are not traceable - CIC: In the absence of any malafide intention, it would not be appropriate to initiate any action for imposition of penalty on the PIO for the delay in reply     Right to Information Act 2005    Information pertaining to printing of new Rs. 500 and Rs. 2000 notes was denied u/s 8(1)(a) - CIC: Respondent had made an error of judgement, but the due information was provided to the appellant subsequently - CIC: No further intervention is required     Right to Information Act 2005    IPO payment of Application fee was in favour of Accounts officer - CBSE: Since the IPO was not drawn in favour of the Secretary, hence no information was provided - CIC: Regulations of CBSE cannot prevail over the rules made under the RTI Act, 2005     Right to Information Act 2005    Outcome of Income Tax investigation - CIC: The broad outcome of the investigation should be disclosed to the appellant as soon as the investigation is completed - whether the allegations made in the TEP are fully true, partially true or untrue     Right to Information Act 2005    CIC: Dissemination of the guidelines relating to grant of Certificate of Registration to Securitization companies etc. would not only helps the prospective applicants to access information, but would also enhance transparency in the grant of CoRs     Right to Information Act 2005    Information in respect of reasons for delay in receiving study material, total number of employees in IGNOU etc. were sought - CIC cautioned the PIO to exercise due care in future to ensure that complete information is furnished timely to RTI applicant     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    Inquiry held and the action taken by the Government following the Mumbai attack     Right to Information Act 2005    Union Ministry of Defence directed to disclose Joint Operational Doctrines under the RTI Act     Right to Information Act 2005    There are a host of issues for law students to do research in respect of the RTI Act, 2005     Right to Information Act 2005   

Case Laws

September 5, 2018
PIO: Since the matter was sub-judice, the inspection of file relating to the promotion of the post from DCIT to JCIT, could not be provided - CIC: In order to deny information, the Respondent has to establish the reason why such exemption was claimed...more>>
September 2, 2018
Hearing of show cause notice for imposing penalty u/s 20 (1) against PIO of CESTAT - CIC: Complainant could not substantiate his claims regarding malafide denial of information; Respondent to sensitize & educate the concerned officials about RTI Act...more>>



August 31, 2018
Appellant: Whether three persons had filed income tax returns & declared Sale/ Purchase of a particular property? - PIO denied disclosure of information u/s 8(1)(j) - Third Party: It is a family dispute pending in court - CIC upheld denial of information...more>>
August 29, 2018
Appellant claimed that the PIO did not provide the desired information - CIC: PIO is directed to fix a joint inspection of relevant records under his personal supervision on a mutually convenient date, time and place; Submit a Joint Inspection to the CIC...more>>



August 27, 2018
Appellant: How much interest has been deposited by the post office every year on deposited surplus funds - CIC: Provide the copy of rules & a comprehensive note explaining why he was not entitled to the interest amount after 2005 subject to those rules...more>>
August 25, 2018
CIC: Marks of the appellant can be provided while those of the other candidates is a third party information exempt u/s 8(1)(j) of the RTI Act - CIC: Shortlisting criteria for interview to be provided free of charge u/s 7(6) of the RTI Act within 10 days ...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

Should religious institutions provide information to the RTI applicants?
December 9, 2018
Hyderabad High Court holds unaided religious institutions not covered under RTI Act   more>>
There should be transparency in competitive examination
November 30, 2018
Marks obtained by all the candidates should be disclosed   more>>
Bill should be passed to finalize complaints against the Chartered Accountants within stipulated time
October 5, 2018
The President and PM have asked the CAs to take corrective measures   more>>