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: Investigation in the matter had concluded and the charge-sheet had been filed - CIC: If the matter has reached its conclusive end, the complete information shall be provided after applying due procedure as envisaged u/s 10 of the RTI Act     Right to Information Act 2005    PIO: An appropriate reply was sent to the appellant vide letter dated 28.09.2018 and FAA order dated 02.11.2018 - CIC: The despatch proof of the reply dated 28.09.2018 is essential, as the appellant contested the receipt of the reply, resend the same     Right to Information Act 2005    CIC: Provide copies of note sheet, correspondence relating to the award of tender to the appellant’s firm as well as regarding the decision of NTPC to ban business with his firm for three years after redacting the information exempt from disclosure     Right to Information Act 2005    Details of air travel done by the Vice Chancellor of IGNOU & the purpose was sought - The appellant was not present to demonstrate larger public interest in the present case - CIC: Information relates to personal information of third party; Denial upheld     Right to Information Act 2005    Information pertaining to the civil work done by M/s Progressive Engineers, Rourkela for HSCL, Rourkela Steel Plant was sought - CIC: No reply was given; Show cause notice issued why penal action under Section 20(1) of the RTI Act should not be initiated     Right to Information Act 2005    Information regarding disciplinary action seeking various stages of advice - CIC: There is no third party information; It is immaterial that Appellant was provided with the documents alongwith the charge sheet; Appellant has the right to seek it under RTI     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    Office of the Chief Justice of India is covered under the ambit of the RTI Act     Right to Information Act 2005    Government notifies amendment to RTI Rules in respect of the Information Commissioners     Right to Information Act 2005    Whether NGOs substantially financed by the government be covered under 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?