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


Information pertaining to appellant’s complaints for the registration of FIR against an unknown culprit for illegal encroachment was denied - CIC: The enquiry has been completed; Provide a copy of the enquiry report along with all annexures and enclosures     Right to Information Act 2005    Although the CIC had accepted that there was a delay in providing the necessary information to the petitioner, it had not imposed the penalty as required u/s 20(1) of the RTI Act, 2005 - HC: It is well settled that imposing of the penalty is discretionary     Right to Information Act 2005    CIC: The details of the meetings / annual reports of Indian Gulf Association & other State Associations are not exempt u/s 8 (1) (d) & (f); Disclosure of the names of the Southern Zonal Committee members having voting rights may danger to their security     Right to Information Act 2005    CIC: The RTI application & the first appeal were addressed to ‘NCTE, New Delhi’ which is not the complete address of the respondent authority; Hence, there is a doubt whether they were actually received - CIC: Provide an appropriate reply as per the Act     Right to Information Act 2005    PIO: There was a slight difference in the spelling of college name (the alphabet ‘h’ was missing in the records of AICTE) - CIC: PIO could mention in the reply that the college approved with the AICTE was ‘Vaageswari College’ & not ‘Vaageshwari College’     Right to Information Act 2005    Copies of requisition letter seeking anti-doping from NADA moved by National Rifle Association of India were sought - CIC directed the PIO, NADA & PIO, Min of Sports Affairs to facilitate inspection of the corresponding files & provide certified copies     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    Should “corruption” be factored into studies on the ‘ease of doing business’?     Right to Information Act 2005    Indian Bank Association is a public authority under the RTI Act, 2005     Right to Information Act 2005    Is Electoral Bond a retrograde step for transparency in political funding?     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.