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


CIC: On being queried regarding the reasons for not providing the Appellant his own ACR reports, it was re-iterated that the said information was not available with them - CIC instructed the Respondent to furnish copies of ACR to the Appellant     Right to Information Act 2005    Information regarding grant given to Universities by the Central Government - CIC instructed the Secretary, MHRD to depute an officer not below the rank of a JS to examine the RTI application & provide a suitable response - Show cause notice for penalty     Right to Information Act 2005    A grievance related to promotion and transfer of SAG grade General Duties medical Officer in ESIC - CIC advised the appellant to submit a representation to the Public Authority and directed the PIO to provide action taken report after consultation     Right to Information Act 2005    It was noted by the CIC that invalid transfer was done & that too not in the proper format; The then PIO of CVC was warned - CIC: The PIO should note that in future if the same mistake is noticed, more stringent action can be taken against him     Right to Information Act 2005    Information pertaining to agenda for relaxation of Rule17 of the DDA (Disposal of Developed Nazul Land) Rules sent to M/o Housing & Urban Affairs for consideration & issue of final notification - CIC directed to facilitate inspection of documents     Right to Information Act 2005    Appellant filed multiple RTI applications of similar nature seeking information related to charge-sheet against him - CIC: Appellant is advised not to file multiple applications; Public Authority is authorized to reject applications with identical subject     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    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    Proposal to amend the RTI Act to vary the salaries payable to the Information Commissioners     Right to Information Act 2005   
FAQ

Who is a Transparency Officer?

The Central Information Commission (CIC) has created the designation of the Transparency Officer to implement the pro-active disclosure by the public authorities and improve the record maintenance practice. A seven member bench of the CIC held that a key element of the law - voluntary disclosure by public authorities, enshrined in Section 4 of the Act - has not been fully implemented in letter and spirit. Observing that the time has come when the public authorities must start a sustained drive to inform their governance practices with transparency and to take the series of small steps required to put in place a system which promotes it, the CIC directed that each public authority shall designate one of their senior officers as “TRANSPARENCY OFFICER” within 30 days. The task of the Transparency Officer is: (a) to oversee the implementation of the Section 4 obligation by public authorities, and to apprise the top management of its progress. (b) to be the interface for the CIC regarding the progress of (a). (c) help promote congenial conditions for positive and timely response to RTI-requests by CPIOs, deemed-CPIOs. (d) to be a contact point for the public in all RTI-related matters.