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

Information regarding the police force in India for a particular period & police force used for VIPs was sought - Respondent: such records are not maintained in MHA - CIC: procure information from the Bureau of Police Research & Development & provide     Right to Information Act 2005    Policy relating to compensation payable to the owners of property occupied by the Intelligence Bureau (IB) without consent of owner was sought - Respondent: IB is an exempted organisation under Chapter VI section 24(1) - CIC: denial upheld     Right to Information Act 2005    Appellant filed around 130 RTI applications, mostly on the subject of nonpayment of pension to him - CIC: repetitive use of RTI is abuse & should be a ground for refusal of application & appeal; disclose information proactively u/s 4(1)(b)     Right to Information Act 2005    Appellant: why the caste “Bhat” was included in the OBCs, while the same caste spelt as ‘Bhatt’ was left out from the OBCs list as both the castes are Brahmins - Respondent: reply provided - appellant wanted the same in Hindi - CIC: furnish it in Hindi     Right to Information Act 2005    The conditions & details of a tender were sought - Respondent: the said tender has already been cancelled - CIC: as the RTI application was filed before the cancellation, provide certain information along with the reasons for cancelling the said tender     Right to Information Act 2005    Information regarding notice issued to appellant for payment of property tax - CIC takes adverse note of the gross insensitivity & callousness exhibited towards 75 years old appellant who was forced to file an RTI application after getting a wrong notice     Right to Information Act 2005    Over 28,000 illegal immigrants deported to Bangladesh     Right to Information Act 2005    Is the use of loud speakers during religious functions legal?     Right to Information Act 2005    IIT Bombay to launch RTI awareness campaign as a part of Techfest 2014     Right to Information Act 2005    No RTI for Indian Olympic Association says Ramachandran     Right to Information Act 2005    Former PM ManMohan Singh retains 101 gifts while demitting office     Right to Information Act 2005    21 cases of sexual assault are pending for over 10 years in Tamilnadu     Right to Information Act 2005    Amendment to the Public Interest Disclosure Resolution by the government     Right to Information Act 2005    Should the members of the statutory bodies be asked to go with change in Centre?     Right to Information Act 2005    What are the plans of the government regarding transparency and accountability?     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.