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


Deciding appeals under the RTI Act is a quasi judicial function - The FAA should see that justice is not only done but it should also appear to have been done - The expression "public interest" must be viewed in its strict sense with all its exceptions     Right to Information Act 2005    CIC: The PIO to showcause why action should not be taken under the RTI Act for his misconduct & negligence - CIC instructed the MGM Medical College to convene periodic conferences to sensitize & educate the concerned officials about the RTI provisions     Right to Information Act 2005    CIC perused the two RTI Applications written in the same hand writing filed by different individuals - CIC: This does not take away the gross violation of the RTI provisions by the PIO - CIC expressed severe displeasure & marked a copy of the order to FAA     Right to Information Act 2005    Appellant: Denial of information u/s 8(1)(h) is rather bizarre as the case pertains to a period dating back 22 years - CIC: PIO mechanically invoked the exemption on the premise that de novo inquiries are pending against the Appellant; Inspection allowed     Right to Information Act 2005    Appellant sought copy of remarks, noting of concerned authorities on her 9 letters, copy of show-cause notice issued to her husband Lt. Col. Arun Gulati and copy of the said officer’s reply - CIC: The denial of information u/s 8(1)(j) is not appropriate     Right to Information Act 2005    Copies of testimonials submitted by the candidates at the time of their appointments was denied under Section 8(1)(e) of the RTI Act - CIC: Mere allegation of corruption cannot imply larger public interest; No further intervention of the CIC is required     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    Is the recent appointment of Government Officials as Information Commissioners null and void?     Right to Information Act 2005    There can be no dispute that the human rights would include life and liberty     Right to Information Act 2005    What are the criteria for selecting the Information Commissioners?     Right to Information Act 2005   
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O.M. No. and Date Subject
No. F.10/9/2008-IR 05/12/2008 Payment of fee under the RTI Act by demand draft/bankers cheque/Indian Postal Order.
No. 1/38/2007-IR 20/11/2008 Guidelines on `Plan Scheme'.
No. 1/5/2005-IR Vol.II 20/11/2008 Filling up of the post of Registrar in the pay scale of Rs. 18400-22,400 (Pre-revised) in the Central Information Commission, New Delhi.
No. 1/14/2008-IR 28/07/2008 Clarification regarding Sub-sections (4) and (5) of Section 5 of the Right to Information Act, 2005.
No.11/2/2008-IR 10/07/2008 Clarification regarding format in which information should be supplied under the RTI Act, 2005.
No. 4/9/2008-IR 24/06/2008 Courteous behavior with the persons seeking information under the RTI Act, 2005.
No. 1/12/2008-IR 23/06/2008 Initiatives for effective implementation of the RTI Act, 2005.
No. 10/2/2008-IR 12/06/2008 RTI applications received by a public authority regarding information concerning other public authority/authorities.
No. 13/10/2007-IR 29/04/2008 Special Civil Application No. 23305 of 2007 - Ahmedabad Education Society & Another Vs. UOI & Ors.
No. 1/3/2008-IR 25/04/2008 Guidelines for the officers designated as first appellate authority under the Right to Information Act, 2005.
No. 1/4/2008-IR 25/04/2008 Guidelines for the Public Authorites under the Right to Information Act, 2005.
No. 11/12/2008-IR 22/04/2008 Transfer of applications under the RTI Act, 2005.
No. 1/69/2007-IR 27/02/2008 Guidelines for the officers designated as Central Public Information Officer under the Right to Information Act, 2005.
No. 1/26/2007-IR 09/01/2008 Involving Non-Governmental Organisations for spreading awareness about the RTI Act, 2005.