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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

July 22, 2017
39 appeals of the appellant were heard together - In view of the position of the appellant withdrawing her appeals & also the university had taken proactive steps to provide her the information sought, the CIC sees no reason to intervene in the matter...more>>
July 20, 2017
CIC: It is abundantly clear that such matters are being ignored & set aside without application of mind - CIC: The PIO & FAA to showcause why action should not be taken for misconduct & negligence; Conduct periodic RTI training & seminar...more>>



July 18, 2017
Respondent: It was a joint enquiry report & the facts of all charged officers were closely inter-mingled making it virtually impossible to sift out the portion of the enquiry report pertaining to the appellant - CIC agreed to the respondent’s submissions...more>>
July 16, 2017
CIC: It was seen that reply provided by respondent was just and proper but late; Warning issued to the PIO - CIC: Since the appellant did not receive the same, the respondent PIO is directed to resend the reply to the appellant...more>>



July 14, 2017
Disclosure of information was denied u/s 8 (1) (h) claiming that a quasi-judicial proceeding was under process - CIC: The Appellant was not present to contest the submissions of the respondent or to establish the larger public interest in disclosure...more>>
July 12, 2017
Respondent: Documents pertaining to the court order in CWP No. 274/94 have been damaged by termites; hence, action taken by the NFSC in the light of the said order could not be provided - CIC: Provide information to the appellant within four weeks...more>>