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

Information in respect of professional qualifications of Railway Doctors - Appellant: those who use the facilities should have knowledge about the person treating them - CIC: disclose the qualifications & posts held by doctors along with MCI guidelines     Right to Information Act 2005    CIC: RTI Act does not provide any additional time to the PIO in cases where an application may contain more than one queries or an applicant may have filed more than one applications; show cause notice issued to PIO to explain the delay     Right to Information Act 2005    The cause of death of Shri Prashant Singh as mentioned by his successors in the death claim form while claiming the amount from the insurance company was denied claiming that it was third party information - CIC: information denied u/s 8(1)(j)     Right to Information Act 2005    Copy of note sheets & correspondence pages of a vigilance file were denied u/s 8(1)(h) - Appellant: not apparent how disclosure would impede investigation - Third Party agreed to disclosure - Full bench of CIC: disclose after applying severability     Right to Information Act 2005    Information on sanctioned building plan & norms followed for the same by municipal corporation was denied u/s 8(1)(j) & 9 - CIC: architect has a copyright in the Building Plans prepared by him; provide the plans by omitting the internal room arrangements     Right to Information Act 2005    Alleging that some Ombudsman are undertaking frequent official journeys unnecessarily that too to destination outside their jurisdiction, the appellant alleged providing incorrect information by PIO - CIC: matter brought to be notice of Secretary     Right to Information Act 2005    Are the different socio-economic groups adequately represented in governance?     Right to Information Act 2005    1.13 lakh people reported dog bites while rabies has claimed 26 lives in Chennai     Right to Information Act 2005    Two day seminar to mark nine years of RTI Act, 2005     Right to Information Act 2005    Tejpal : How much money has been spend on rape charge investigation?     Right to Information Act 2005    70 year old RTI activist shot dead in Bankhanda village of Hapur     Right to Information Act 2005    Are there any special schemes for the transgenders to deal with the problems faced by them?     Right to Information Act 2005    Overcoming Apex Court’s ruling in Girish R Deshpande through the Lokayukta Act     Right to Information Act 2005    After passage of a month, the CRPF is yet to implement the CIC order     Right to Information Act 2005    Is the RTI Act gradually becoming ineffective?     Right to Information Act 2005   
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Who are we?

We are a group of professionals who have keenly observed the RTI Act, 2005 from its conceptualization stage and have been actively involved in spreading its awareness amongst all sections of the society. We are pioneers in providing excellent quality literature in the field of RTI and have now come up with a portal to bridge the gaps that exist between the intention and interpretation of the RTI Act. We shall be providing critical information, analyses, expert viewpoints, editorials and related news on developments related to the Act. Over the years, the RTI Act has witnessed a dramatic rise in usage and therefore, a need has been felt for an easily accessible dynamic medium which can present the interpretation of law and the current happenings to all. This site intends to fill this vacuum.

We undertake interactive awareness programs to promote the use of RTI Act in all fields. We indulge in dissemination of information through lectures, seminars, distribution of literature and other help to a citizen. These programs range from creating a basic level of awareness and extend to giving a thorough knowledge of the Act. RTI Act should not be restricted to merely seeking or obtaining information and a more innovative use of the Act helps in creating an environment where all citizens can work in harmony for the progress of the nation.

Bureaucrats are not born from nowhere – they come from the society and no doubt, are a part and parcel of it. Just as the clap requires two hands, an applicant and a Public Information Officer have to work in unison for the success of the RTI Act. Our training programs focus on bringing a better perception of the legislation among the officers who are implementing the Act while discussing their role and responsibilities. A strong stress on the Pro-active disclosure by the authorities is foremost in our strategy which not only avoids work-load of applications for a PIO due to availability of information in the public domain, but prevents the inconvenience of filing an application by the citizen. We specialize in conducting workshops and training programs for the public servants with examples from real life situations. We believe that True democracy is not possible until the majesty of the individual Citizen is recognized by giving due respect to the rights of the individual Citizen. Till the power is put directly into the hands of the foundation of democracy - the Citizen, who can use it without the necessity of being a part of a group or association - participative democracy is not possible. We feel privileged to be a part of the learning curve of a citizen as he realizes how he can single handedly have an impact on governance structure.

We encourage the use of RTI in all spheres like environment, public health, education, women and child welfare etc with emphasis on making the RTI Act a success wherein both the applicant and the public authorities are common stakeholders.