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


CIC: Though there was a delay in delivery of information, but it cannot be concluded that there was any malafide intention on the part of the Respondents to obstruct free flow of information - CIC: Respondents cautioned to exercise due care in future     Right to Information Act 2005    CIC: The documents sought by the Appellant are documents of commercial bid, the agreement & bank guarantee both of which are not exempt; Technical bid may not be provided if it is not available in public domain     Right to Information Act 2005    CIC: There is complete negligence and laxity in the public authority in dealing with the RTI applications - CIC: It is abundantly clear that such matters are being ignored and set aside without application of mind which reflects disrespect towards RTI Act     Right to Information Act 2005    Appellant was not pressing the matter further as he was satisfied with the information provided & his grievance was redressed - CIC: The framework of the RTI Act restricts the jurisdiction of the CIC to provide a ruling on the issues pertaining to access     Right to Information Act 2005    CIC: As per Section 4, all CDPOs of ICDS project all over the country to voluntarily publish the month-wise expenditure incurred for functioning & maintenance of Anganwadi centres, names of the beneficiaries, details of benefits regularly on their website     Right to Information Act 2005    Appellant aired his grievance regarding non-payment of pension - CIC: The RTI Act restricts its jurisdiction to provide a ruling on the issues pertaining to access to information - CIC: Respondent is advised to sympathetically deal with the grievance     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    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    Section 8 (1)(j) of the RTI Act to be amended by the Personal Data Protection Act, 2018     Right to Information Act 2005   
FAQ

How should an application be processed by a PIO?

i)                   Check whether application money (fee) has been paid properly.

ii)                Examine whether what has been sought is ‘Information’ as per the Act.

iii)              Examine whether the information sought pertains to him and,

a.       If it is the subject-matter of another Public Authority, transfer the application to the concerned PIO within 5 days under intimation to the applicant.

b.      Seek help of other officer(s) within the Public Authority, if required.

iv)              Examine whether third party information is involved and if the PIO intends to disclose the same, issue a notice within 5 days to it.

v)                 Examine whether the information sought is exempted from disclosure and if so, whether partial information can be provided.

vi)              Calculate if further fee is required to be paid and if yes,

a.       Intimate it to the applicant giving the details of calculations and name and address of the appellate authority and the time limit within which an appeal may be filed.

b.      Receive further fee and ensure correctness of it.