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A one stop destination for all Right to Information (RTI) matters


Appellant: Age limit for the Position of Chairman & Secretary managing the Self - financing Colleges was sought - CIC: A day before hearing, respondent sent additional information sought to the appellant and the appellant was satisfied; No intervention     Right to Information Act 2005    Certified copies of documents regarding appellant’s early retirement under Rule 56 (j) - Appellant claimed that she was given early retirement without any reason - CIC directed the PIO to provide an opportunity to the Appellant to inspect records     Right to Information Act 2005    Copy of account opening form of a deceased was denied u/s 8 (1) (j) - PIO: Appellant has not produced any relevant documents such as death certificate, legal heir proof, etc. along with her RTI application - CIC: Appellant advised to furnish the documents     Right to Information Act 2005    Policy regarding import of drones - PIO denied the information claiming applicant is seeking clarification and not seeking information as defined u/s 2(f) - FAA: It is personal information of third party exempt u/s 8(1)(j) - CIC: No deliberate denial     Right to Information Act 2005    Information about Transfer orders on Metnet portal - CIC: For some delay in providing the information the respondent tendered unconditional apology; RTI application was inadvertently not replied within the stipulated time and no mala fide was established     Right to Information Act 2005    Appellant indicated 4 PIOs of different zones to whom the queries pertained; Despite knowing, he filed single RTI application expecting the PIO to collect the information from the zones - CIC: Appellant advised to exercise his right in a judicious manner     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    Are the state-funded ‘public trust institutions’ obligated to provide ‘information’ under the RTI Act?     Right to Information Act 2005    Takeaways from the Supreme Court verdict on the Electoral Bond Scheme     Right to Information Act 2005    We will know, we will live - RTI     Right to Information Act 2005   
2nd edition of "PIOs Guide on RTI" published - Based on study of over one lakh orders of CIC and judgments of Courts - Book carries subject wise case laws, latest legal updates, Practical tips for PIOs and FAAs - Needs of all stakeholders covered

Case Laws

January 1, 2024
Information sought by ex-employee - CIC: Send a copy of the order sought by the Appellant by speed post; Allow inspection of the Appellant’s personal file, either by himself or by his authorised representative after redacting all third party information ...more>>
December 29, 2023
Appellant had not paid the fee of Rs. 10/- with the RTI application - CIC: 15 days granted to the appellant to deposit the mandatory fees; If the Appellant pays, the Respondent shall grant inspection of the relevant volume or portion of the file to him...more>>



December 27, 2023
CIC: It is incumbent upon the FAA to dispose of the appeal within the stipulated time period - CIC: Non-disposal of first appeal not only deprives the appellant of his right to get a formal order but also adds to the burden of the CIC; FAA cautioned...more>>
December 24, 2023
In response to SCN, the PIO explained of being new to the Currency Branch, confidential nature of the Branch, additional charges, paucity of staff, imposition of lock-down, a very large no. of references etc. - CIC accepted the explanation; No malafide ...more>>



December 22, 2023
Allotment order of DDA - CIC: Record maintenance is a core responsibility of public authority; PIO to search & furnish correct information regarding the copies of the order on which the original files of the recruitment held from 1986-1999 were weeded out...more>>
December 20, 2023
Appellants claim for reimbursement for cataract surgery was reduced to Rs. 30,000 - CIC: United India Insurance Co to furnish a detailed breakdown of the medical expenses incurred, along with all relevant documents and justifications for the decisions...more>>



Articles

Are the state-funded ‘public trust institutions’ obligated to provide ‘information’ under the RTI Act?
March 17, 2024
No obligation to supply the information if the Public Trust is not a Public Authority u/s 2(h) says Bombay HC   more>>
Takeaways from the Supreme Court verdict on the Electoral Bond Scheme
February 25, 2024
The Supreme Court judgment would set new paradigms for the funding of the political parties   more>>
We will know, we will live - RTI
December 31, 2023
A broad look at the RTI Act, 2005 since its inception including the different issues plaguing it   more>>

Comments

I have filed RTI application to get the bio-metric attendance for two months
June 1, 2024
Bio-metric attendance is a matter between employer and employee governed by service rules   more>>
My brother committed suicide under mysterious circumstances in 2012
May 2, 2024
I filed RTI application with Chandigarh Police which refused to give information under RTI   more>>
My wife has filed a police complaint against me and my family
April 3, 2024
Under which section and clause we can fight with police to get the copy of complaint?   more>>