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


Information pertaining to the credit facilities sanctioned to M/s Apex Encon Projects Pvt. Ltd. & E-Auction was denied u/s 8(1)(j) - CIC: It pertains to the personal information of a third party; disclosure has no relationship to any public interest     Right to Information Act 2005    Information in the context of a fax message of Naval Selection Board for transfer of a Scientist ‘B’ & action taken on it was denied u/s 8(1)(j) of the RTI Act - The CIC did not find any aspect of public interest in the arguments of the Appellant     Right to Information Act 2005    CIC: FAA to inquire into the matter of the ‘missing’ RTI application to ascertain whether the RTI application was actually not received or the PIO had taken a plea to deny information to the appellant; If required, appropriate action against the officials     Right to Information Act 2005    Information points pertaining to failed ATM transaction & reasons for non-compliance of RBI Directives - CIC: Information pertaining to names, designations & nature of duties discharged by government officials cannot be classified as personal information     Right to Information Act 2005    CBDT: There were a large number of issues in handling the online RTI applications due to technical problems & unskilled manpower required to be addressed for effective functioning of the RTI mechanism - CIC cautioned the PIO and did not impose a penalty     Right to Information Act 2005    PIO forwarded the complainant’s RTI application under a bona fide belief that a reply in this regard would be provided by the Company - CIC: There was no conscious or deliberate attempt by the respondent to withhold or deny information to the complainant     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    Inquiry held and the action taken by the Government following the Mumbai attack     Right to Information Act 2005    Union Ministry of Defence directed to disclose Joint Operational Doctrines under the RTI Act     Right to Information Act 2005    There are a host of issues for law students to do research in respect of the RTI Act, 2005     Right to Information Act 2005   

Case Laws

August 23, 2018
CIC: Instead of focussing on his actual query about the alleged fictitious complainants, the Appellant has complicated his questionnaire with too many diverse queries - CIC advised the Appellant to approach the Respondent to seek responses for his queries...more>>
August 21, 2018
A scholar sought information about action taken to release the 2nd instalment of her scholarship - CIC: It is astonishing that the PIO is not concerned with other wing & does not know how to access the online RTI application; Show cause for penalty issued...more>>



August 19, 2018
Certified copy of certificate 12-A issued by IT dept was sought - PIO: They were not obliged to maintain records beyond 20 years - CIC: Sec 8 (3) was misinterpreted - CIC was appalled to learn about the abysmal condition of record keeping in the office...more>>
August 17, 2018
CIC: Since the Appellant is an Enterprise and not any citizen seeking information in his individual capacity, the same is not covered under Section 3 of the RTI Act - CIC: Appellant is advised to exercise his right to information judiciously in future...more>>



August 15, 2018
Information regarding persons employed at National Archives of India through outsourcing agency like his qualification and whether he is allowed to receive wages like that of a skilled labour - PIO demanded Rs 4 - CIC: Provide the information free of cost...more>>
August 13, 2018
Number of persons employed by Air India under ‘Sports Quota’ and its cost implications were sought - CIC issued a warning to Secretary, Air India Sports Promotion Board, to ensure that reply to an RTI application is provided within 30 days of receipt ...more>>