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: If Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports says that they do not know the schedule or roster of sports of the year in the nation, there is nothing more embarrassing that this - CIC: Post copies of schedules on the official website as required u/s 4(1)(b)     Right to Information Act 2005    CIC: With respect to the six missing pages in the file, the CIC directs an Enquiry to be conducted to examine the cause behind such untraceable papers; The enquiry report should be submitted before the CIC within three weeks of receipt of this order     Right to Information Act 2005    CIC admonished the representatives of the PIO over the incorrigible conduct of the said PIO, as has been observed in a number of matters adjudicated upon by the bench in the past - Show case notice issued to Lt. Col Rohit Jalwi for imposing penalty     Right to Information Act 2005    Information regarding granting of MACP - CIC: The Respondent should post the minutes of the decision taken by the duly constituted committee for grant of MACP, in accordance with the laid down criterion on its website within 15 days     Right to Information Act 2005    Information about training programme attended loco pilots of various grades etc. was denied stating that information is voluminous & exempt u/s 8(1)(j) - CIC: Sec 7(9) of the RTI Act is not an exemption clause & cannot be quoted for denying information     Right to Information Act 2005    Around 450 RTI applications and 400 appeals relating to Central University Jharkhand were filed seeking information on alleged corruption - Appellant requested the CIC to allow him to withdraw all his appeals which was accepted by 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    Code of Conduct for Judicial Employees and Judges     Right to Information Act 2005    Making RTI an engine of development     Right to Information Act 2005    Official data regarding the complaints of human rights violations between 2012-2016     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?