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


Information regarding the assignment of outdoor advertisement rights of various sites under the jurisdiction of DMC & private entities would be protected u/s 8(1)(d) - CIC: Exemption shall cease to apply if the allegations of tax evasion are substantiated     Right to Information Act 2005    PIO: Information regarding supply of ticket of certain denominations in the name of certain individuals was not available - CIC: Provide point-wise information; Show cause notice issued to PIO why maximum penalty should not be imposed against him     Right to Information Act 2005    The PIO submitted that records were not available - CIC: The PIO was directed to submit an affidavit indicating the date of destruction of the said records along with a copy of the order of the competent authority authorising such destruction     Right to Information Act 2005    Information regarding his SB account was sought - PIO: As per the departmental guidelines, the preservation policy of maintaining such forms has been lapsed - CIC directed the respondent authority to provide certified copy of the guidelines     Right to Information Act 2005    No response was given to application seeking information about status of appellant’s PF claim - CIC: This is illegal and blatant denial of information on the lame excuse that the records could not be traced; Penalty of Rs 25,000 imposed on PIO     Right to Information Act 2005    CIC: The assets & liabilities of an employee, which he discloses to his employer in compliance of the Service Rules applicable to him, qualifies as personal information - CIC advised the IT Deptt to consider publishing the IT Act in Telugu Language     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    A critique of the Supreme Court judgment regarding the fee to be charged under the RTI Act     Right to Information Act 2005    Analysis of the Supreme Court Judgment regarding disclosure of Civil Service results by UPSC     Right to Information Act 2005    Analysis of affidavits of candidates contesting in the Nagaland Assembly Elections     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.