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


Copies of complaints, investigation report, file notings & final orders issued against Central Labour Service Group “A” officers - CIC: PIO did not apply his mind before categorising it as personal information; the files summoned u/s 18(3)(e) for enquiry     Right to Information Act 2005    Complainant: The information sought was not provided and his RTI application was transferred to several CPIOs who did not revert in a positive way - CIC: Desist from these kinds of practices which defeats the very purpose and motive of the RTI Act     Right to Information Act 2005    PIO provided part information - CIC: PIO, Bilaspur had not transferred part of the RTI application u/s 6(3) to Raipur Branch & was unable to reply within the stipulated time; PIO advised to be more careful while dealing with RTI matters in future     Right to Information Act 2005    Action taken on appellant’s representation was sought - Appelant informed the Commission telephonically that she does not want to pursue the matter; Upon requesting to intimate the same in writing, she expressed her inability - CIC closed the case     Right to Information Act 2005    Information about Operation Parakram was sought - Complainant wanted the present complaint be heard as Second Appeal - CIC: Request could have been conceded to if the remedy of filing a First Appeal was exhausted at the time of preferring the complaint     Right to Information Act 2005    Information regarding a Tax Evasion Petition filed with the DG (Investigation) was denied claiming that the organisation is exempt from the purview of RTI Act u/s 24 - CIC: Disclose the broad outcome of the investigation to the complainant     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    maintain a e-register for all PIOs in which all details of RTI applications would be displayed     Right to Information Act 2005    A quick analysis of the draft RTI Rules, 2017     Right to Information Act 2005    समाज व्यवस्था की सुध लेने का प्रयत्न     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?