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

Entire record of case file in the matter of a Life Insurance Company was denied u/s 8(1)(d) stating that the information was of commercial confidence, the disclosure of which would harm the competitive position of the third party - CIC: appeal dismissed     Right to Information Act 2005    Alleging that her husband has a relationship outside their wedlock, Appellant sought information to substantiate it - CIC: Bigamy is a crime u/s 494 of IPC; There is a larger public interest to override non disclosure of personal information u/s 8(1)(j)     Right to Information Act 2005    Information regarding total number of insurance companies, targets fixed for agents was sought - IRDA: Information is available on the website; Minimum business norms for agents were left to the decision of respective insurers - CIC: Queries replied     Right to Information Act 2005    CIC: Since malafide intent on the part of the Respondents is not established, there is no ground to take action against CPIO u/s 20 - CIC: No compensation as the Appellant has also not established any loss or detriment caused to him because of the reply     Right to Information Act 2005    Rules under which employee can be made to work in festival like Chat Pooja were sought - PIO: there was no specific rule - CIC: Sufficient information has been furnished; make a provision for a break in duty to facilitate attending the Chat Pooja     Right to Information Act 2005    Seeking statement of husband’s saving account to get maintenance - CIC: It was third party information held in fiduciary capacity by the bank; The appellant may request the Court to direct the Bank to produce the details of the accounts held by her husban     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    Does the outcome show evidence of adequate value for money spent in ‘disturbed areas’?     Right to Information Act 2005    Dawn of a new era in neighbourhood - RTI Law enacted in Sri Lanka     Right to Information Act 2005    Are there different standards for assets and liabilities declarations for public servants?     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.