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


Steps taken to implement Supreme Court directions issued regarding the implementation of NOTA option during elections - Deciding appeals is a quasi judicial function under RTI - Matter remanded matter back to the FAA to decide the First Appeal     Right to Information Act 2005    Appellant sought the copy of the Rule under which two conditions were imposed on the Defence Assistant which led to the withdrawal of his DA from his case - CIC: Provide copy of APAR; There is complete negligence and laxity in dealing with RTI application     Right to Information Act 2005    Appellant sought the copy of the Rule under which two conditions were imposed on the Defence Assistant which led to the withdrawal of his DA from his case - CIC: Provide copy of APAR; There is complete negligence and laxity in dealing with RTI application     Right to Information Act 2005    Copies of documents pertaining to Establishment of Sensor Hub at CGCRI, Kolkata was sought - CIC received an e-mail from the PIO forwarding appellant’s email praying for withdrawal of the appeal as he has received all the relevant information; Case closed     Right to Information Act 2005    Certified copies of documents with enclosures relating to sanction of prosecution of the appellant under prevention of Corruption Act along with the file notes were denied u/s 8 (1) (h) - CIC upheld the denial; Forward a copy of the written submission     Right to Information Act 2005    CIC is not aware of the contents of Dr. T Ramasami Committee report on revamping Agricultural Research and Development and it can’t be accessed, the denial of report upheld u/s 8(1)(a); Scope of RTI enquiry cannot be expanded at appeal stage     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    Ordinance amends the Banking Regulation Act as applicable to Co-operative Banks     Right to Information Act 2005    States and Union Territories are running out of beds for the patients of Covid -19 infection     Right to Information Act 2005    HC: No penalty if experienced lawyer says records destroyed by termites     Right to Information Act 2005   

Case Laws

June 22, 2020
CIC: PIO shall note that the denial of merit list under Section 8(1)(j) of RTI Act was not appropriate as merit list of recruitments held for public posts should ordinarily be available in public domain in the interest of transparency and probity...more>>
June 20, 2020
Under what rule did the Delhi Police allow Inspector Sandeep Panwar to pursue a regular LL.B degree? - CIC: The term “third party information” has not been defined in the RTI Act; Educational qualification of a third party is exempt u/s 8(1)(j) of RTI Act...more>>



June 18, 2020
Details of TA and DA paid against a bill in respect of her late husband was sought - CIC: Provide the certified copies of the complete TA bill; PIO cautioned to be careful in future and ensure that complete information is provided to prevent appeals...more>>
June 16, 2020
CIC: Reply was not sent via speed post & hence it might not have been delivered; Resend the copy of replies via speed post - CIC cautioned the PIO to be careful in future in respect of despatch of RTI correspondence; Keep the tracking report for record...more>>



June 14, 2020
Information about medical claim - CIC: PIO to make fresh earnest efforts to trace the records sought by the Appellant on the basis of documents submitted by him; 11 weeks’ time granted to provide compliance on account of impending Delhi Assembly Elections...more>>
June 12, 2020
Information regarding appointment on compassionate ground - CIC: We do not find any other provision under the Act under which a direction can be issued to the public authority to collate the information in the manner in which it is sought by the applicant...more>>



Articles

Ordinance amends the Banking Regulation Act as applicable to Co-operative Banks
June 27, 2020
A co-operative society supervised by the RBI would be within the ambit of RTI Act   more>>
States and Union Territories are running out of beds for the patients of Covid -19 infection
June 8, 2020
We must develop common templates for information disclosure for use across the country   more>>
HC: No penalty if experienced lawyer says records destroyed by termites
May 14, 2020
Is it the responsibility of the RTI applicant to prove that the PIO is wrong?   more>>

Comments

All patients who have recovered from Coronavirus infection should donate one unit of blood
April 18, 2020
Comments of readers to the letter “Would extending the coronavirus lockdown …”   more>>
Would extending the coronavirus lockdown after April 14 achieve its OBJECTIVE?
April 11, 2020
Discussing the pros and cons of extending the lockdown to check Covid 19 infection   more>>
Mails from readers: CORONAVIRUS-Would extended lockdown contain Corona infection?
April 9, 2020
Items such as mask and sanitiser are not available in the market   more>>