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: Information with regard to transfer of Marketing Executives was not provided - Respondent: No rotational transfers are mandated for Marketing Executives; If they do not function well, they can be transferred - CIC: No intervention required     Right to Information Act 2005    Information pertaining to the Executive Trainee Examination, 2012 by NTPC was sought - CIC: The recruitment process has been cancelled; hence, the marks obtained by the candidate in the interview can be disclosed to the appellant     Right to Information Act 2005    Part information regarding vacancies for the post of MATE SS was not provided - Complainant did not wish to pursue the matter or press any action against the Respondent office - CIC expressed serious displeasure over the conduct of the then & present PIO     Right to Information Act 2005    Information about the delivery certificate of Speed Post Consignment was sought - CIC suggested to the respondent authority that if they need to call it as a speed post service then the information should also be given in a speedy manner     Right to Information Act 2005    Copies of agenda of meetings held by Executives of Dargah Committee, Dargah Khwaja Saheb, Ajmer; Copies of communication regarding demolition of the door of Garib Navaz Restaurant etc. was sought - CIC: Inspection of concerned files ordered     Right to Information Act 2005    When it was enquired as to why the transfer of RTI application was effected after a period of more than three months of receipt of the said RTI application, the PIO could not give a satisfactory reply - CIC issued a strict warning for such late transfer     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    What are "human rights violations" under the RTI Act, 2005?     Right to Information Act 2005    Has the Indian judiciary been lax in its implementation of the RTI Act, 2005?     Right to Information Act 2005    CIC upholds GoI's decision to keep Naga Accord confidential in public interest     Right to Information Act 2005   
FAQ for PIO

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?