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


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   
DOPT CIRCULAR 2011
O.M. No. and Date Subject
No. 4/26/2009-IR 29/10/2011 Appointment of Information Commissioners in the Central Information Commission
No. 1/27/2011-IR 26/12/2011 Guidelines on Internship for Undergraduates pursuing five year integrated course in Law under the Centrally sponsored Scheme on Improving Transparency and Accountability in government through effective implementation of Right to Information Act for the year 2011-2012.
No.1/18/2011-IR 16/09/2011 Observation of Honourable Supreme Court on Right to Information Act, 2005 in Civil Appeal no.6454 of 2011, arising out of SLP (C) No.7526/2009 in the case of Central Board of Secondary Education and Anr.Vs. Aditya Bandopadhyay and Ors.
No. 1/6/2011-IR 01/06/2011 Minutes of the meeting of the Task Force constituted for effect implementation of Section 4 of the RTI Act, 2005 - regarding.
No. 4/8/2011-IR 20/05/2011 Laying of Annual Reports of the Central Information Commission before the Houses of Parliament.
No. 1/7/2009-IR 20/05/2011 Decision dated 03.04.2008 of the High Court of Bombay at Goa in Writ Petition No. 419 of 2007 in the case of Dr. Celsa Pinto Vs. Goa State Information Commission regarding Information under the Right to Information Act, 2005.
No. 1/12/2010-IR 19/05/2011 Effective Implementation of RTI Act, 2005-Setting up of RTI Cells.
No. 4/10/2011-IR 18/05/2011 Strengthening Implementation of the Right to Information Act, 2005.
No. F.10/9/2008-IR 26/04/2011 Payment of fee under the RTI Act by Indian Postal Order.
No. F.1/5/2011-IR 26/04/2011 Harmonization of fee payable under the Right to Information Act.2005.
No. 1/28/2010-IR 01/03/2011 Offer of Award of Right to Information Fellowship.
No.A-33092/1/2011-ISTM(RTI) 19/01/2011 Improving Transparency and accountability through effective implementation of the Right to Information Act-2005 unde Central Sector Scheme.