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


Complainant: He has neither received the correct voter card nor any response to his RTI application from the ECI - CIC: The Election Commission is advised to look into the grievance of complainant with respect to issuance of his voter card at the earliest     Right to Information Act 2005    During the hearing the, APO failed to indicate the name of the concerned PIO who was responsible for not providing reply to the RTI application - CIC gave last opportunity to the Sr DMM & the Sr DPO Moradabad Division to send in their written explanations     Right to Information Act 2005    CIC directed the CBEC that all information relating to the registration of Service Associations, Federations/their Service Rules etc. should be placed in the public domain to facilitate dissemination of information in compliance with Sec 4 of the RTI Act     Right to Information Act 2005    CIC: Since the information sought by the appellant pertain to DRO Panchkula (who is a State official) to whom his RTI application had been duly transferred by the PIO u/s 6(3), the appellant may pursue the same before the appropriate State authority     Right to Information Act 2005    Appellant sought status of his complaint filed with the Delhi Bar Council regarding negligence, cheating & unfair practice of an advocate - CIC: There is a delay of more than 1 year in giving reply; Respondent advised to be cautious in future     Right to Information Act 2005    Appellant: Her first appeal was disposed of by the FAA without providing her an opportunity of being heard - CIC counseled the FAA of the CIC to provide the appellants, as far as possible, an opportunity of hearing before deciding the appeals     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    CIC holds that the Special Investigation Team is a public authority under RTI     Right to Information Act 2005    Proviso to Section 24 of RTI Act applies to all cases of corruption or human rights violation     Right to Information Act 2005    Code of Conduct for Judicial Employees and Judges     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?