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

CIC: Deemed PIO, Railway Board to show cause why action should not be taken under the RTI Act for misconduct and negligence in providing information to the appellant within the stipulated time period - CIC: Provide the information regarding recruitment     Right to Information Act 2005    CIC: The Second Appeal is infructuous as it has been filed in the name & signature of a different person other than that of the RTI Applicant - CIC: No document is available to suggest that the Appellant was authorised to file this Second Appeal     Right to Information Act 2005    CIC: Spending Rs 35/- for speed post to seek Rs 10/- is a reckless act - CIC: University has a moral & legal responsibility to provide complete information to the father whose son died in mysterious circumstances; Compensation of Rs. 5,000/- granted     Right to Information Act 2005    CIC directed the PIO (Ganapati Public School) to publish the list of teachers, their salary and subjects on their official website u/s 4(1)(b) of the RTI Act; The residential addresses & pay-bills of the teachers or other staff members not to be provided     Right to Information Act 2005    Appellant’s request for copy of treatment of his wife Ms Shobha in Psychiatry ward was denied u/s 8(1)(j) without calling for comments of the third party - CIC directed the PIO to invite comments from the third party u/s 11 & arrive at a reasoned decision     Right to Information Act 2005    CIC: The disciplinary proceedings are continuing since 2008 & the respondent has failed to show reasons as to how disclosure of information would result in impeding the ongoing proceedings; No blanket exemption of Section 8(1)(h) could be invoked     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    PM: People have a right to know where the funds of the political parties are coming from     Right to Information Act 2005    A total of 54,139 corruption cases were registered between 2001-2015 in India     Right to Information Act 2005    Can the Chief Information Commissioner transfer an Information Commissioners to another place?     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.