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


IPO payment of Application fee was in favour of Accounts officer - CBSE: Since the IPO was not drawn in favour of the Secretary, hence no information was provided - CIC: Regulations of CBSE cannot prevail over the rules made under the RTI Act, 2005     Right to Information Act 2005    Outcome of Income Tax investigation - CIC: The broad outcome of the investigation should be disclosed to the appellant as soon as the investigation is completed - whether the allegations made in the TEP are fully true, partially true or untrue     Right to Information Act 2005    CIC: Dissemination of the guidelines relating to grant of Certificate of Registration to Securitization companies etc. would not only helps the prospective applicants to access information, but would also enhance transparency in the grant of CoRs     Right to Information Act 2005    Information in respect of reasons for delay in receiving study material, total number of employees in IGNOU etc. were sought - CIC cautioned the PIO to exercise due care in future to ensure that complete information is furnished timely to RTI applicant     Right to Information Act 2005    Applicant sought action taken report on his representation regarding guidance to the senior citizen concerning facilitation of special counter for senior citizen etc at post office - CIC recommended the Public Authority to mark sign boards & instructions     Right to Information Act 2005    Appellant: Section 2(f) entitles to seek the information which the Public Authority was entitled to access under any law from a Private Body like M/s Guru Govind Singh Refinery - CIC: No further intervention of the Commission is required in the matter     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    Inquiry held and the action taken by the Government following the Mumbai attack     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   
FAQ

What powers does the RTI Act, 2005 provide?

Section 3 of the Act defines the purpose of the Act very succinctly as, “Subject to the provisions of this Act, all citizens shall have the right to information.”

This Act vests every citizen the right of seeking and obtaining information. It includes the right to:

    (iInspect works, documents, records, (including the office) of any public authority.

   (iiTake notes, extracts or certified copies of documents or records.

(iiiTake certified samples of material. This includes right to videography.

  (ivObtain information in form of printouts, diskettes, floppies, tapes, video cassettes or in any other electronic mode.

It is a common misconception that the RTI Act is limited to merely filing an application and obtaining information. The RTI Act is much beyond that – It is about bringing transparency in a working of the public authorities.