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


CIC: Respondent to endorse a copy of their written submission sent to the CIC to the Appellant, as well - CIC: All submissions placed before the CIC should invariably be endorsed to the Appellant beforehand unless otherwise notified as “Confidential”     Right to Information Act 2005    Copy of proposal sent from Ministry of Coal for post facto sanction of Additional Charge of Commissioner was sought - CIC took grave exception to the fact that no reply was provided; CPIO cannot absolve himself from the responsibility of replying to RTI     Right to Information Act 2005    Information regarding certified copy of the balance sheet, P/L Account etc. of Cambata Aviation Pvt. Ltd. was denied u/s 8(1)(j) - CIC cannot be a mute spectator to the pitiable conditions being faced by the employees; Provide point wise information     Right to Information Act 2005    CIC: Lt. Col. JS Brar, PIO is severely warned to exercise due caution in future in matters of RTI Act; Denial of information u/s 8(1)(j) is completely inappropriate - CIC: Provide specific and available information as sought in the RTI Application     Right to Information Act 2005    Due to clerical error, an amount of Rs. 30,000/- was withdrawn from the appellant’s bank account - CIC: PIO rendered unconditional apology for taking more than 5 days in transferring the RTI application - CIC took a lenient view & counselled the PIO     Right to Information Act 2005    CIC: ONGC to comply with the provisions of Section 6 (3) of the RTI Act & transfer the application to the Competent Authority - CIC instructed the ONGC to convene periodic seminars to educate the officials about the relevant provisions of the RTI Act     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    When shall the Whistleblowers Protection Act be implemented?     Right to Information Act 2005    How much respect should the order of the Supreme Court command?     Right to Information Act 2005    Can a Court disallow what an officer can permit under the RTI Act?     Right to Information Act 2005   
FAQ for Applicant

Frequently asked questions for Applicant
What powers does the RTI Act, 2005 provide?
What are criteria to identify that an organization is controlled by the government?
Should the applicant file an RTI application every time an information is sought or is the public authority expected to provide certain information pro-actively?
How should the Pro-active dissemination of information be done by the public authority?
When should an applicant seek ‘Inspection’?
Can an applicant take someone with him for the inspection?
What is the procedure for seeking information under the RTI Act?
Can you suggest any format for seeking information?
How to draft an application?
Is there a word limit for filing an RTI application? How many questions can an applicant raise in a single RTI application?
What are the types of fee required to be paid under the RTI Act?
How much fee is to be paid in respect of the public authorities belonging to the Central government?
When can an applicant seek information invoking the ‘life or liberty’ provision?
What should an applicant do if he suspects tampering of records?
When can an applicant file an appeal before the First Appellate Authority (FAA)?
Can an applicant seek unlimited information under the RTI Act?
Can information sought by a citizen through a RTI application be denied?
Is the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) a ‘cabinet’ or a Council of Ministers?
What is Public Interest?
What is the importance of the concept of Public Interest in the RTI Act?
Can an applicant seek information older than 20 years?
Can an applicant request the Information Commission to review its own order?
Can an appellant request for his/her appeal to be heard out of turn by the Central Information Commission (CIC)?
How should an appellant file the second appeal before the Information Commission?
Does the appellant have to physically travel to New Delhi to attend the hearing before the Central Information Commission?
What types of penalties can be imposed on the public servants?
When can an applicant request the Information Commission to levy penalty?
Can any penalty be imposed on the applicant?
When can an applicant claim the compensation?
If a citizen finds that a practice of a public authority does not conform to the provisions or spirit of the RTI Act, what can he do?
Can the Departmental Promotion Committees (DPC) proceedings be obtained under the RTI Act?
Can an applicant obtain a copy of the transfers and postings and the reasons for it?
Can an applicant seek the copies of the Annual Performance Appraisal Report (APAR) [earlier termed as the Annual Confidential Report (ACR)] under the RTI Act?