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: PIO provided a grossly inappropriate reply stating that the information sought is not clear, even as the RTI Application was extremely specific; PIO warned against such sheer negligence & causing unwarranted obstruction to right to info of citizens     Right to Information Act 2005    Steps taken to implement Supreme Court directions issued regarding the implementation of NOTA option during elections - Deciding appeals is a quasi judicial function under RTI - Matter remanded matter back to the FAA to decide the First Appeal     Right to Information Act 2005    Appellant sought the copy of the Rule under which two conditions were imposed on the Defence Assistant which led to the withdrawal of his DA from his case - CIC: Provide copy of APAR; There is complete negligence and laxity in dealing with RTI application     Right to Information Act 2005    Appellant sought the copy of the Rule under which two conditions were imposed on the Defence Assistant which led to the withdrawal of his DA from his case - CIC: Provide copy of APAR; There is complete negligence and laxity in dealing with RTI application     Right to Information Act 2005    Copies of documents pertaining to Establishment of Sensor Hub at CGCRI, Kolkata was sought - CIC received an e-mail from the PIO forwarding appellant’s email praying for withdrawal of the appeal as he has received all the relevant information; Case closed     Right to Information Act 2005    Certified copies of documents with enclosures relating to sanction of prosecution of the appellant under prevention of Corruption Act along with the file notes were denied u/s 8 (1) (h) - CIC upheld the denial; Forward a copy of the written submission     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    Ordinance amends the Banking Regulation Act as applicable to Co-operative Banks     Right to Information Act 2005    States and Union Territories are running out of beds for the patients of Covid -19 infection     Right to Information Act 2005    HC: No penalty if experienced lawyer says records destroyed by termites     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?