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

Information regarding a certified copy of appellant’s answer script for the B.Ed examination was sought - During the hearing, the CIC was informed that the grievance of the Appellant had since been redressed - CIC: No further intervention is required     Right to Information Act 2005    Appellant sought to know the local address of an employee claiming that the allotment of house was based on wrong declaration - CIC: Appellant’s allegation cannot be ascertained in a fool-proof method; Provide the address in larger public interest     Right to Information Act 2005    Information regarding the presence of the total amount at Bastar Post Office etc. was denied u/s 8(1)(j) - Respondent: The appellant is employed is Inspector of Posts and was charge-sheeted - CIC: Sec 8(1)(j) has been wrongly quoted instead of Sec 8(1)(h)     Right to Information Act 2005    Instead of transferring of application, the respondent merely stated that the appellant should file a fresh RTI application with the public authority concerned - CIC: The PIO ought to have transferred the RTI Application; PIO counselled to be more careful     Right to Information Act 2005    How can BCCI (a Pvt. Association) represent India in the International cricket tournament? Is the Cricket team selected by BCCI “a Team India” or “Team BCCI”? - CIC directs the BCCI to explain why should not be declared as a public authority under RTI Act     Right to Information Act 2005    Information relating to test conducted by CPRI for TNEB pertaining to “Type Testing” & “Strip Testing” on meters - CIC: The information pertains to the third party i.e. TNEB which is available to the CPRI in its fiduciary capacity; Exempt from disclosure     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    Disclosure of the documents provided for defending a case of sexual harassment     Right to Information Act 2005    Internet Banking OTP should be part of Mandatory SMS and should not be chargeable     Right to Information Act 2005    A critique of the Supreme Court judgment regarding the fee to be charged under the RTI Act     Right to Information Act 2005   

Case Laws

February 2, 2018
CIC noted with concern the careless attitude of the JRNRV University while presenting the matter before it - The Section Officer was completely unaware of the facts of the case - CIC cautioned the respondent for not exercising due care in representing...more>>
January 31, 2018
Appellant: Is BCCI is a public authority under the RTI Act? - Respondent: Information is presumptive & vague in nature - CIC: The step taken for dealing with the RTI application is satisfactory; Appellant was admonished not to file frivolous applications...more>>

January 29, 2018
CIC: Information has been sought from an organization to which the RTI Act does not apply - CIC: The information sought relates to the recruitment of the ST candidates, the disclosure of which would enhance transparency and credibility of the CRPF...more>>
January 27, 2018
Information about a CAT order - Respondent: The information was not available in a compiled form & compiling it would disproportionately divert the resources of the respondent organization - CIC: The documents were wrongly withheld u/s 7(9) of the RTI Act...more>>

January 25, 2018
Information regarding Income Tax arrears pending towards BCCI & recovery of IT arrears - CIC: Such information should be provided since it involves matters of larger public interest regarding a body which administers, regulates & controls cricket ...more>>
January 24, 2018
CIC observed that the information was provided by the CAPIO and not by the CPIO - CIC took a very serious view of this lapse and counselled the CPIO, SAIL to be more careful in future so that such lapses do not recur ...more>>