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

Appellant stated that Mr. Anil Kumar has three different dates of birth and three different names in the office & sought verification of his certificate issued by CBSE - CIC: Provide a certified copy of the certificate & pay compensation of Rs. 5,000/-     Right to Information Act 2005    CIC: The composition of M/s Electron & Computer Soft. Export Promotion Council & Council for leather Exports & M/s Carpet Export Promotion Council are the same; Wait for the decision of Supreme Court in ECSEPC which would equally be applicable to all     Right to Information Act 2005    An Ex-Commandant of CISF sought information regarding action taken against lapses of officials of NALCO leading to a naxalite attack - CIC applauded the appellant & directed to send a copy of the order to the Secretary, Ministry of Mines & CMD, NALCO     Right to Information Act 2005    Information regarding withdrawal after the theft of appellant’s ATM card - PIO: SMS alerts have been successfully delivered on the appellant’s mobile number - CIC: Remind the ICICI Bank to provide the video clipping relating to transactions from their ATM     Right to Information Act 2005    Appellant: Private security agencies are required to obtain licence from police authorities - SBI: “caretaker” are engaged for providing security at ATM booths & not “security guards” - CIC: Provide the terms and conditions of empanelment of caretaker     Right to Information Act 2005    PIO: A survey conducted by the bank had revealed that the Appellant had sold his land and hence, his loan application was rejected - He raised this grievance before the Banking Ombudsman and his case was rejected - CIC: Appeal dismissed     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    Cabinet Secretariat issues circular for disclosure of monthly reports of work done by ministries / departments     Right to Information Act 2005    CIC asks the Central Board of Direct Taxes to ensure compliance with its orders     Right to Information Act 2005    Records must reflect a true and correct state of affairs at the Central Information Commission     Right to Information Act 2005   
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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.