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 Mastergain 92 was denied by UTI Asset Management Company claiming that the issue was subjudice with Bombay HC - Complainant abstained - CIC: Complaint dismissed due to inability to establish that the respondent was a public authority     Right to Information Act 2005    Appellant: Details of counter affidavit filed by BSF before the Guwahati HC in a writ petition was denied claiming that BSF is exempted organization u/s 24 - CIC: Information sought does not pertain to allegations of corruption & human rights violations     Right to Information Act 2005    CIC: CMD, BSNL to direct his officers to locate the record & provide to the appellant; If the records are not located, then responsibility should be fixed; Responsibility should be fixed for delays caused by passing the RTI request from one PIO to another     Right to Information Act 2005    Information pertaining to Appellant’s service record was denied u/s 24(1) r/w Second Schedule of the RTI Act - Referring to the High Court of Delhi in W.P. (C) 7453/2011 dated 09.10.2013 (UoI v Adarsh Sharma) CIC asked SSB to consider the request     Right to Information Act 2005    Respondent referred to Section 172(3) CrPC and submitted that relevant documents as per the directions of the CIC were provided while the appellant sought inspection of files related to FIR - CIC: The respondent have complied with the order of CIC     Right to Information Act 2005    Appellant: Information has been incorrectly denied on the ground that it pertains to the State Police - Respondent: Law and Order is a State subject - CIC: The information pertains to the concerned State Government & is beyond the jurisdiction of CIC     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    समाज व्यवस्था की सुध लेने का प्रयत्न     Right to Information Act 2005    How much cash did the Political parties have in hand prior to the demonetisation?     Right to Information Act 2005    PM: People have a right to know where the funds of the political parties are coming from     Right to Information Act 2005   
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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?