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

Appellant asked about non refund of money by Kuber Mutual Benefits Ltd - PIO: Kuber was registered under the Companies Act & not by RBI; It was appellant’s duty to check their activities - CIC: Appellant may approach the official liquidator     Right to Information Act 2005    Information regarding the Gazette notification issued to put signatures in green ink for officers of PSUs was sought - Respondent: No specific rule was laid down regarding the use of different colour of ink by UIICL officials - CIC disposed of the appeal     Right to Information Act 2005    Information regarding passengers, staff, amount collected as tariff, etc. in respect of luxury train for different trips was denied u/s 8(1)(d) - Appellant: Denial by IRCTC portraying themselves as third party is incorrect - CIC: Provide the information     Right to Information Act 2005    CIC: RTI Act does not require the public authority to retain records for indefinite period; Information needs to be retained as per the record retention schedule - CIC: Provide the record retention policy & confirmation that the records have been weeded     Right to Information Act 2005    A generator was installed in a telephone exchange near appellant’s house - He sought information regarding noise & air pollution - Respondent: Silencer installed & regular electricity connection has been obtained - CIC: Compensation of Rs.1000/- granted     Right to Information Act 2005    Appellant asked for hard copies of information available on the website of the Respondents - CIC: The information placed by a public authority on its website is already available in the public domain; It is not under the control of the public authority     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    Standard Operating Procedures for the examination of Good Samaritans by the Police or during trial     Right to Information Act 2005    RBI does not have a fiduciary relationship with the banks for which it is the regulatory authority     Right to Information Act 2005    Sri Lanka’s Draft Right to Information Bill, 2015 - Preliminary Comments & Key Concerns     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.