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

Information pertaining to appellant’s complaints for the registration of FIR against an unknown culprit for illegal encroachment was denied - CIC: The enquiry has been completed; Provide a copy of the enquiry report along with all annexures and enclosures     Right to Information Act 2005    Although the CIC had accepted that there was a delay in providing the necessary information to the petitioner, it had not imposed the penalty as required u/s 20(1) of the RTI Act, 2005 - HC: It is well settled that imposing of the penalty is discretionary     Right to Information Act 2005    CIC: The details of the meetings / annual reports of Indian Gulf Association & other State Associations are not exempt u/s 8 (1) (d) & (f); Disclosure of the names of the Southern Zonal Committee members having voting rights may danger to their security     Right to Information Act 2005    CIC: The RTI application & the first appeal were addressed to ‘NCTE, New Delhi’ which is not the complete address of the respondent authority; Hence, there is a doubt whether they were actually received - CIC: Provide an appropriate reply as per the Act     Right to Information Act 2005    PIO: There was a slight difference in the spelling of college name (the alphabet ‘h’ was missing in the records of AICTE) - CIC: PIO could mention in the reply that the college approved with the AICTE was ‘Vaageswari College’ & not ‘Vaageshwari College’     Right to Information Act 2005    Copies of requisition letter seeking anti-doping from NADA moved by National Rifle Association of India were sought - CIC directed the PIO, NADA & PIO, Min of Sports Affairs to facilitate inspection of the corresponding files & provide certified copies     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    Should “corruption” be factored into studies on the ‘ease of doing business’?     Right to Information Act 2005    Indian Bank Association is a public authority under the RTI Act, 2005     Right to Information Act 2005    Is Electoral Bond a retrograde step for transparency in political funding?     Right to Information Act 2005   

Case Laws

August 4, 2017
UGC was asked whether B.Ed. (in service modular) course conducted by Lucknow University was equivalent to regular B.Ed. course - CIC: PIO, NCTE to obtain clear information as to who grants equivalence to degrees & whether the course is equivalent to B.Ed....more>>
August 2, 2017
Respondent: No reply could be furnished since the RTI application was not received in the respondent office - CIC: Respondent to file an affidavit deposing that neither the RTI application nor the first appeal of the complainant was received in the office...more>>

July 31, 2017
PIO: Due to oversight, the action taken on the appellant’s representation dated 25.08.2011 instead of 27.08.2011 was provided - CIC took a serious note of this lapse & counselled the PIO to be more careful in future so that such lapses do not recur...more>>
July 29, 2017
Vide e-mail, the appellant informed the Commission that he does not want to pursue the present second appeal and requested to drop the proceedings in respect of his second appeal - CIC: The second appeal is dismissed as ‘Withdrawn’...more>>

July 26, 2017
On a query from the CIC whether the order of the FAA had been complied with or not, the Respondent replied in the negative & gave an evasive reply - CIC recorded its displeasure over the casual manner in which the matter had been dealt with...more>>
July 24, 2017
If the identity of the author of the file-notings is revealed by his name, designation or in any other manner & there is a possibility of such employee being targeted by the persons against whom an adverse noting is recorded, exemption is fully justified...more>>