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


Appellant: Information with regard to transfer of Marketing Executives was not provided - Respondent: No rotational transfers are mandated for Marketing Executives; If they do not function well, they can be transferred - CIC: No intervention required     Right to Information Act 2005    Information pertaining to the Executive Trainee Examination, 2012 by NTPC was sought - CIC: The recruitment process has been cancelled; hence, the marks obtained by the candidate in the interview can be disclosed to the appellant     Right to Information Act 2005    Part information regarding vacancies for the post of MATE SS was not provided - Complainant did not wish to pursue the matter or press any action against the Respondent office - CIC expressed serious displeasure over the conduct of the then & present PIO     Right to Information Act 2005    Information about the delivery certificate of Speed Post Consignment was sought - CIC suggested to the respondent authority that if they need to call it as a speed post service then the information should also be given in a speedy manner     Right to Information Act 2005    Copies of agenda of meetings held by Executives of Dargah Committee, Dargah Khwaja Saheb, Ajmer; Copies of communication regarding demolition of the door of Garib Navaz Restaurant etc. was sought - CIC: Inspection of concerned files ordered     Right to Information Act 2005    When it was enquired as to why the transfer of RTI application was effected after a period of more than three months of receipt of the said RTI application, the PIO could not give a satisfactory reply - CIC issued a strict warning for such late transfer     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    What are "human rights violations" under the RTI Act, 2005?     Right to Information Act 2005    Has the Indian judiciary been lax in its implementation of the RTI Act, 2005?     Right to Information Act 2005    CIC upholds GoI's decision to keep Naga Accord confidential in public interest     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?