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

CIC: Information sought is in the form of expressing conjecture and interrogating the PIO against the action/inaction on the PG portal complaint filed; Outstretching the interpretation of Section 2(f) to include deductions and inferences is unwarranted     Right to Information Act 2005    Documents regarding goods exported were denied u/s 8(1)(d) to a partner of the firm which subsequently converted into a Pvt. Ltd. company wherein applicant is one of the Directors - CIC: Provide information free of cost after verifying Partnership Deed     Right to Information Act 2005    Appellant sought for steps taken by Banking Ombudsman regarding his complaint number and details of Conversation made with bank - CIC found no infirmity in the reply and upheld the order of PIO as a sequel to further clarifications tendered during hearing     Right to Information Act 2005    Information about IBC proceedings of Dewan Housing Finance Corporation - CIC: PIO is only a communicator of information based on the records held in the office and cannot be expected to do research work to deduce anything from the material therein     Right to Information Act 2005    CIC: Appellant sought for humungous information based on conjecture and interrogative queries, all of which has been duly replied to in a point-wise manner by the PIO; Appellant has not made any substantial ground of appeal against it; Appeal rejected     Right to Information Act 2005    Information regarding land records based on which petrol pump was allotted was denied u/s 8(1)(j) & 8(1) (d) - CIC: Appellant shall submit necessary document establishing his ownership of the land; Respondent to offer inspection of documents if convinced     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    Service particulars of colleagues to be furnished for dispute arises relating to confirmation, seniority, promotion     Right to Information Act 2005    Can Section 8(2) of the RTI Act overcome the Section 44(3) of the DPDP Act?     Right to Information Act 2005    Would the Digital Personal Data Protection (DPDP) Bill weaken the RTI Act, 2005?     Right to Information Act 2005   

Case Laws

August 7, 2023
Search and seizure operation of Income Tax - CIC: PIO to reiterate his offer of inspection of records on a mutually decided date - CIC: Ensure that due assistance is provided to the Appellant during the inspection in accessing and identifying the records...more>>
August 4, 2023
Information about defaulter companies, NPA accounts, Shri Vijay Mallaya etc were sought - CIC: Wait for the final outcome of the Writ Petitions pending with Supreme Court regarding non-disclosure of the part of the Annual Inspection Report/RAR, etc....more>>

August 2, 2023
Information about the position of incarceration of Kulbhushan Jadhav was sought by a BPL citizen - Respondent: Information is on a sensitive matter, disclosure of which has security and strategic implications and is exempt u/s 8(1)(a) - CIC: Denial upheld...more>>
July 31, 2023
Information regarding alleged bogus bills submitted by Ms. Hina Shah, Standing Government Counsel - PIO: As dealing hand left the CAT Office of Mumbai without giving the password, Online RTI Applications could not be responded - CIC: Exercise due caution...more>>

July 28, 2023
Evaluated answer script of Departmental Competitive Examination was denied to the candidate citing UPSC v. Angesh Kumar - CIC observed that its relief order in a similar case in UPSC v. Ms. Kavitha Panicker was stayed by Delhi High Court; matter adjourned...more>>
July 26, 2023
Information about Income Tax survey, if it has been converted into search etc. - CIC: Information held in fiduciary capacity and related to personal information of third party cannot be provided being exempt u/s 8(1)(e) and (j) of the RTI Act...more>>


Supreme Court refused to stay the notices issued by RBI to PNB and UBI
July 4, 2021
CIC has stayed FAA orders accepting that disclosure would cause irreparable loss and injury   more>>
Do Citizens Misuse RTI or Powerful Misuse Discretion?
July 1, 2021
A PIL has been filed before the Apex Court seeking guidelines against misuse   more>>
CIC expresses severe displeasure over the conduct of the then PIO for not providing timely reply
June 12, 2021
Action against the PIO under Section 20 for the gross violation of the provisions of the RTI Act   more>>


Even the officers pass quasi-judical orders similar to CIC orders of RTI
September 20, 2012
Income-Tax, Central Excise and Customs officers pass quasi-judicial orders all through their life   more>>
Rapid survey of the background of Information Commissioners
September 18, 2012
The recent judgement of the Supreme Court in the matter of Namit Sharma v UOI   more>>
Extensive and important analysis of the disposal of the appeals
September 16, 2012
The SC order would add to more piling of appeals   more>>