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

CIC: Harassment of a sincere officer by applicant by filing frivolous RTI applications for being an Inquiry Officer in the disciplinary case against him; place this order on the website under the heading ‘Fight of a bold officer against abuse of RTI’     Right to Information Act 2005    Information was sought about the TA bill of a certain official of the BSF and related issues - no reply was provided - Appellant alleged that an official of the BSF has falsely claimed TA bill by presenting fake documents - CIC: provide the information     Right to Information Act 2005    Registration details of a vehicle involved in a road accident sought for claiming compensation & other actions against the owner - CIC: such cases have to be treated as extraordinarily urgent; pertains to life & liberty of the victim; reply within 48 hour     Right to Information Act 2005    CIC: National Archives of India to convert the large volume of records held by it into microfilm or digitized form, accompanied by an elaborate index, so as to make it easier for researchers and scholars to look for the information that they need     Right to Information Act 2005    Details of probe into medical lapses in the death of former Chief Justice of India were sought - CIC: medical bill are exempt u/ 8(1)(j) - CIC: Facility provided by govt. to a hospital is out of public funds; provide details of facilities given to Medanta     Right to Information Act 2005    Appellant: for denial of information u/s 8(1)(h), PIO is required to explain as to how disclosure of information would impede the process of investigation - CIC: Public authority advised a proper speaking order should have been issued for denial     Right to Information Act 2005    Data reveals a sharp drop in the number of Tigers in Maharashtra     Right to Information Act 2005    CIC issues notice to the national political parties for non implementation of its order     Right to Information Act 2005    Karnataka State Open University seeks Rs. 1000/- as fee for providing answersheets     Right to Information Act 2005    51 lakhs spent for electrical fittings and maintenance at Sonia’s residence     Right to Information Act 2005    Kochi Metro: Tree plantation yet to achieve the target     Right to Information Act 2005    Assets of spouse not to be made public under the Lokpal and Lokayukta Act     Right to Information Act 2005    Evaluation of attendance and work performance of the MPs     Right to Information Act 2005    Amendment in the All India Service (Conduct) Rules, 1968     Right to Information Act 2005    Amendment to the Public Interest Disclosure Resolution by the government     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.