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


RTI application was filed to know the action taken on the complaint filed by the appellant - CIC: The UGC should give a categorical reply as to how the complaint was dealt with; Take assistance u/s 5(4) from the concerned section & provide complete detail     Right to Information Act 2005    The guidelines etc. regarding the appointment of Postmaster as CAPIO in post offices & responsibilities - CIC: PIO is not bound to give hard copies of the documents when the information is available in public domain on the website of the public authority     Right to Information Act 2005    CIC: The FAA should have examined the contents of the first appeal and realised that the reply of the PIO was not received by the appellant - CIC: The IPO was not addressed in the name of the Accounts officer as prescribed under the RTI Rules; No relief     Right to Information Act 2005    CIC: Information pertaining to Points 01 to 04 of the RTI application remained unattended; Secretary, MoH&FW, to depute an officer to furnish reply; Convene periodic seminars to sensitize the concerned officials about the provisions of the RTI Act     Right to Information Act 2005    Appellant sought information related to M/s JSW Steel Ltd - PIO: The data is spread over 4600 pages - CIC: Appellant may avail opportunity of inspection offered - CIC: Provide hyper-links of the website where the information can be located     Right to Information Act 2005    Information pertaining to complaint lodged by SAMEER Employees’ Association against the Ex-Director - CIC: PIO, Min. of Electronics and Information Technology to collect the information from SAMEER regarding the further action taken and provide it     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    Electoral Bonds have become the preferred route for corporates and individuals making large donations     Right to Information Act 2005    Office of the Chief Justice of India is covered under the ambit of the RTI Act     Right to Information Act 2005    Government notifies amendment to RTI Rules in respect of the Information Commissioners     Right to Information Act 2005   
FAQ

What are the conditions in which the information can be denied by a PIO?

The rejection of application can be done in the following cases:

(i)           Citing exemption under Section 8(1) of the RTI Act.

(ii)          Citing exemption under Section 9 of the RTI Act.

Other situations where information can be denied are:-

(i)           Citing any article of the Constitution.

(ii)          For non-payment / improper payment of application fee.

(iii)         If what has been sought in the application is not ‘information’.

(iv)         If the RTI Act does not apply to a particular organisation, then citing exemption u/s 24.

(v)          If the organisation from whom the information is sought is not a public authority.

The CIC has also relied upon and quoted the Preamble of the RTI Act to claim exemption.

If voluminous information has been sought, information cannot be refused citing section 7(9) which provides for only a change in the form in which it is to be provided.