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

There was palpable ignorance & lethargy exhibited by the public authority officials in creating greater awareness in respect of the matters like the present RTI application - CIC: Upload FAQs regarding the duties, responsibilities & the functions of NAAC     Right to Information Act 2005    Appellant: When an Enquiry Officer had accepted in his report that he was clear and had no allegations, how he was found guilty and punished? CIC: For redressal of his grievance, the Appellant is advised to approach an appropriate forum     Right to Information Act 2005    Copy of complaint, enquiry report & action taken against Mr. S. Gopalakrishnan, S. Talluri, P. Siva Prasad, C. Ravindernath, V. Srinivasan & V.S. Prabhakara Gupta, for professional misconduct in the Satyam case was denied by ICAI - Denial upheld by CIC     Right to Information Act 2005    An alleged victim of sexual harassment was not provided with the documents of the enquiry based on which the matter was adjudicated - CIC: Prevention of Sexual Harassment Act, 2013 does not eclipse the right of a victim to access the same under RTI     Right to Information Act 2005    Due to the inability of the Appellant to establish the suitability of the Respondent (DAV Centenary Public School, Sirsa) falling within the purview of Section 2(h) of the RTI Act, 2005, no further intervention of the CIC is required in the matter     Right to Information Act 2005    The CPIO had not complied with the directions of the FAA’s order - CIC directed to issue a Show Cause Notice to the CPIO, State Bank of India for explaining as to why action under Section 20(1) of the RTI Act should not be initiated against him     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    Analysis of the Supreme Court Judgment regarding disclosure of Civil Service results by UPSC     Right to Information Act 2005    Analysis of affidavits of candidates contesting in the Nagaland Assembly Elections     Right to Information Act 2005    Does the Government have any mechanism to monitor compliance of its own directive?     Right to Information Act 2005   

Case Laws

December 11, 2017
CIC: The CESTAT is advised to re-examine the methodology by which the RTI applications are dealt with in their office & evolve a robust mechanism for their quick disposal; Convene a periodic conference to sensitize the concerned officials about RTI Act ...more>>
December 8, 2017
PIO asked for Rs 750 per page as the rate for furnishing copy of the reservation chart as per an executive circular by the railways - CIC: Railways to provide the information by claiming photocopying charges as per the RTI Rules, 2012 (Rs 2/- per page)...more>>

December 6, 2017
Appellant sought names of the students, fathers’ names, roll no., roll code, year, date of birth, subject wise marks & category of four roll numbers - CIC: It is clearly personal information of third party & no larger public interest is involved in it...more>>
December 4, 2017
CIC: Title deed is a registered document indicating the transfer of property, which is a public activity by public authority; This cannot be termed as private information of a third party - CIC: Show cause issued to PIO for imposing penalty under RTI Act...more>>

December 1, 2017
Appellant had submitted his RTI application on a paper having the letter head of the NGO - CIC: This cannot be construed to deny him information under the RTI Act; PIO directed to provide point wise reply free of charge u/s 7(6) of the RTI Act ...more>>
November 29, 2017
The notice of Show Cause hearing should have been issued by name to the then PIO - It was instead sent to the PIO and the current PIO appeared for hearing – CIC noted that the SCN was not properly served by the registry; Next date fixed for hearing...more>>


A total of 54,139 corruption cases were registered between 2001-2015 in India
December 19, 2016
According to UN estimate, US$ 1 trillion is paid in bribes every year   more>>
Can the Chief Information Commissioner transfer an Information Commissioners to another place?
October 16, 2016
Powers of the Chief Information Commissioner under Section 15(4) of the RTI Act, 2005 ?   more>>
How many RTI applications are received from citizens all over the country in a given year?
October 6, 2016
There is an urgent need to ensure the publication of annual reports of the States   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>>
Bank dismissed hundreds of illegal appointments in view of CBI follow up
December 7, 2017
PIOs want to find out if any lame excuses could be attributed to refuse information   more>>
Information regarding confirmation of temporary or part-time, badli workers of LIC
November 27, 2017
I am not getting proper answers in respect the Right to information application   more>>