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


Information about Mastergain 92 was denied by UTI Asset Management Company claiming that the issue was subjudice with Bombay HC - Complainant abstained - CIC: Complaint dismissed due to inability to establish that the respondent was a public authority     Right to Information Act 2005    Appellant: Details of counter affidavit filed by BSF before the Guwahati HC in a writ petition was denied claiming that BSF is exempted organization u/s 24 - CIC: Information sought does not pertain to allegations of corruption & human rights violations     Right to Information Act 2005    CIC: CMD, BSNL to direct his officers to locate the record & provide to the appellant; If the records are not located, then responsibility should be fixed; Responsibility should be fixed for delays caused by passing the RTI request from one PIO to another     Right to Information Act 2005    Information pertaining to Appellant’s service record was denied u/s 24(1) r/w Second Schedule of the RTI Act - Referring to the High Court of Delhi in W.P. (C) 7453/2011 dated 09.10.2013 (UoI v Adarsh Sharma) CIC asked SSB to consider the request     Right to Information Act 2005    Respondent referred to Section 172(3) CrPC and submitted that relevant documents as per the directions of the CIC were provided while the appellant sought inspection of files related to FIR - CIC: The respondent have complied with the order of CIC     Right to Information Act 2005    Appellant: Information has been incorrectly denied on the ground that it pertains to the State Police - Respondent: Law and Order is a State subject - CIC: The information pertains to the concerned State Government & is beyond the jurisdiction of CIC     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    समाज व्यवस्था की सुध लेने का प्रयत्न     Right to Information Act 2005    How much cash did the Political parties have in hand prior to the demonetisation?     Right to Information Act 2005    PM: People have a right to know where the funds of the political parties are coming from     Right to Information Act 2005   
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Frequently asked questions for Public Information Officer
What powers does the RTI Act, 2005 provide to a citizen?
How should the term ‘substantial’ be interpreted in substantial financing?
Are the Non Governmental Organizations (NGO’s) and other Private organizations covered under the RTI Act?
Are different offices of an organization different Public authority?
What should be the frequency of training the PIO and Appellate Authority?
Who is a Transparency Officer
In which language can the application be filed before a PIO?
In which language is the PIO expected to reply to the RTI application?
What are the essential requirements of an application filed before a PIO?
Can a PIO ask for proof of citizenship from an applicant?
Should a PIO accept an application filed by a director on behalf of a company? Or can an individual file an application on behalf of an association?
How much fee is to be paid in respect of the public authorities belonging to the Central government?
Should the application fee be in favour of the PIO?
What are the modes of payment of the fee which should be accepted by a PIO?
Can a PIO demand the postal charges or the cost of compilation of information from the applicant?
Who is the ‘concerned’ PIO to whom an application should be filed?
Is the PIO expected to provide answers to all the questions in an application?
When should ‘Inspection’ be allowed by the PIO?
What should a PIO do if an applicant seeks copies of the records which have been destroyed?
Can a public authority use an advocate during the proceedings of the RTI Act?
Can any action be taken against a PIO if he has provided excess information or under information?
If the PIO has provided excess information or under information, can a request for imposition of penalty be made before the Information Commission?
How should a PIO deal with applicants who repeatedly file applications?
How should an application be processed by a PIO?
What is the role of a First Appellate Authority (FAA) under the RTI Act?
Is a First Appellate Authority (FAA) expected to give a personal hearing in every case?
Can a First Appellate Authority (FAA) review its own order?
What is third party information?
Can a Public Authority be considered as a third party?
Can a public authority file an appeal?
If a citizen seeks information which is forbidden by other rules or Acts, what should a PIO do?
How should a PIO deal with applications seeking voluminous information?
What are the conditions in which the information can be denied by a PIO?
What is a fiduciary relationship?
How can a PIO avoid penalty proceedings?
When can the compensation be claimed?
What are the common ways of misuse of the RTI Act which a PIO may encounter?
How should a PIO / public authority deal with cases of misuse or vexatious applications?