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 about pension was denied u/s 24 by DRDL, a Schedule II organisation - CIC: No violation of human rights is involved in service matters such as promotion, disciplinary actions, pay increments, retiral benefits, pension, gratuity, etc.     Right to Information Act 2005    CIC: It must be shown that the disclosure of the information would ‘impede’ or even on a lesser threshold ‘hamper’ or ‘interfere’ with the investigation; PIO has failed to discharge this burden u/Section 19(5) - CIC: PIO is hereby issued a strict warning     Right to Information Act 2005    Certain information related to a Medicolegal case was denied by AIIMS u/s 8(1)(j) - Appellant claimed to be the father of the patient - Respondent agreed to provide the information if the patient filed the application himself or authorised the appellant     Right to Information Act 2005    Information about Shram Suvidha cases was denied u/s 8(1)(d) without any explanation - CIC: Merely claiming an exemption under Section 8 is not enough to absolve a PIO from performing the duties cast upon him under the RTI Act; Warning issued to PIO     Right to Information Act 2005    Information regarding date of receipt of his book for award, whether it was sent for evaluation, etc. - Respondent: Book was received after the last date & could not be considered - CIC: Provide complete reply & clarification about the typographical error     Right to Information Act 2005    Definition of Non-Resident Indian (NRI) - CIC: Regarding shuffling the RTI Application between the public authorities is concerned, the action of either of the PIOs cannot be deemed as malafide or deliberate; Query requires deduction and interpretation     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    HC: Penalty proceedings u/s 20 for non compliance of the order passed by the SIC     Right to Information Act 2005    Madras HC directs TN Public Service Commission to disclose the details of caste, including sub-caste     Right to Information Act 2005    A 2 million question! How can you seek answers for your problems using RTI Act?     Right to Information Act 2005   
FAQ

Can an applicant seek information older than 20 years?

A public authority is obliged to provide information which is more than 20 years old subject only to the provisions of clauses (a), (c) and (i) of Section 8(1) of the RTI Act. This means that in respect of the information which is more than 20 years old, the public authority may decline to furnish the information only if it is covered by Section 8(1)(a), Section 8(1)(c) and Section 8(1)(i). But in all other cases, even though the information may fall within the ambit of other clauses of Section 8(1), the disclosure by the Public Authority is required.

The RTI Act has no provisions about maintaining records for 20 years. The record maintenance has to be as per the practice of the public authority.