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

SEBI: Information regarding the ‘consent mechanism’ is available on the website; the internal circulars & file notings consent mechanism denied u/s 8(1)(a)&(d) as disclosure may impact the strategic decision making of the regulator - CIC: order upheld     Right to Information Act 2005    List of a Kabaddi competition & related information was sought - Respondent: subject selection was 16 years old & related documents were not traceable; Records are weeded after 10 years - CIC: Respondent to provide position supported by an affidavit     Right to Information Act 2005    The RTI application was received on 27/03/2014 & replied on 12/05/2014 - CIC: The reply was not given timely; U/s 19(8)(b) of the RTI Act, the department directed to compensate him by an amount of Rs. 2000/- for the inconvenience & detriment caused     Right to Information Act 2005    Information about ESIC was sought by appellant who said that the website is not updated from 2012 onwards - CIC: Supply the minutes of the last three meetings held in connection with upgradation of services; Compensation of Rs. 5000/- awarded     Right to Information Act 2005    Appellant sought copies of certain registered forms relating to the work dealt by the CPIO - FAA: The information sought is not collated at one place; appellant was invited for inspection - CIC: provide the information sought by the appellant     Right to Information Act 2005    CIC: Provide the certified copies of the file notings giving recognition to the concerned sports federation during the 2010-14; provide copies of the Ministry’s guidelines for granting such recognition & account of the grant given for the last five years     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    Is proof of identity required to be given with the appeal to Information Commission?     Right to Information Act 2005    Detailed guidelines for the PIO issued by the DoPT     Right to Information Act 2005    Dealing with Information Commission orders stayed by the High Courts     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.