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

All record relating to action taken by GoI for the release of Indian nationals on Ship captured by Somalian Pirates in 2012 was denied u/s 8(1)(a) - CIC: provide an extract as to how such matters are generally dealt with or procedure to be followed     Right to Information Act 2005    Details of attendance of ACP rank in Delhi Police & related guidelines were sought - Respondent: police officer is deemed to be always on duty & is liable to employment in anywhere in Delhi; no attendance register was maintained - CIC: no action required     Right to Information Act 2005    Appellant: The order of suspension of doctors issued by MCI in the case of negligence leading to death of his daughter was changed by DMC & the doctors were only cautioned - CIC: inspection of relevant files numbering approximately 600 permitted     Right to Information Act 2005    Information about charter of duties regarding Water meter - CIC recommended to the Public Authority to treat the RTI application as a complaint & initiate action against the persons who had installed non-functioning meters     Right to Information Act 2005    Appellant: His wife had given false affidavit that she is unemployed & he has been ordered to pay maintenance to her; information about EPF account of his wife needed to contest her claim - CIC: appellant should apply to the concerned Court     Right to Information Act 2005    Information about fire safety was sought - CIC: Urgent disclosure is in larger public interest as it is about safety & security of lives of the persons living in & around the buildings; Provide inspection reports with reference to property at Asaf Ali Rd     Right to Information Act 2005    Is trafficking of camels being done in the country?     Right to Information Act 2005    National Consultation on Defending the Defenders to be held at Haldwani     Right to Information Act 2005    Penalty of Rs 2 crore imposed on government officials by Karnataka SIC     Right to Information Act 2005    Regional Workshop on Improving Transparency & Accountability in Government     Right to Information Act 2005    MoS informs the present status of the Whistle Blowers Protection Bill, 2011     Right to Information Act 2005    Madras High Court: Policing is completely within the domain of the elected government     Right to Information Act 2005    Delhi HC: HoD cannot invalidate an order passed by statutory authority under RTI Act     Right to Information Act 2005    SC asked to disclose the cases where judgment is reserved after completion of proceedings     Right to Information Act 2005    Criteria for marking official records 'Top Secret', 'Secret' and 'Confidential' made public     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.