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


Are orders of National Green Tribunal applicable to all states and related information - CIC: Owing to larger public interest raised, PIO to re-visit the RTI application in a point-wise manner and provide the relevant information wherever it is available     Right to Information Act 2005    Information about Maulana Azad Education Foundation - Appellant submitted that he is not satisfied with the reply as the documents provided to him were not certified - CIC warned the PIO and directed to resend the documents in the form of certified copies     Right to Information Act 2005    Allegation of fraud by the Development Officer of the LIC - CIC: Although redressal of grievance does not fall within the purview of the RTI Act, LIC to examine the grievance as per extant policy guidelines and redress the same appropriately     Right to Information Act 2005    PIO: 1818 candidates paid Rs 1000/- each towards challenging questions with wrong answers given in the official answer key of JEE out of which fee was returned to 611 candidates whose objections were found genuine - CIC issued an advisory to the PIO     Right to Information Act 2005    Information about dividend distributed to the beneficiaries by ITI Colony Welfare Committee - PIO: The dividends are paid as per the decision of IOC; There is possibility of unrest among different unions if it is disclosed - CIC: Provide the information     Right to Information Act 2005    CIC: Design of the modules & internal framework of the software not to be disclosed - CIC: Information pertaining to disposal of RTI cases, stage of pendency thereof, reasoned decision/s on RTI requests, numbers of cases etc. should be updated on website     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 Gujarat High Court Rules in consonance with the provisions of the RTI Act?     Right to Information Act 2005    CORONAVIRUS - What after 14th April, 2020? Would extended lockdown contain Corona infection?     Right to Information Act 2005    Under RTI, a citizen should be able to choose the method for obtaining information     Right to Information Act 2005   

Case Laws

March 19, 2020
How many candidates have been disqualified on the ground of substandard height since the inception of Indian Forest Service? – Appellant: Asking him to visit Delhi to inspect document when he is in Kerala is unreasonable - CIC cautioned the Respondent ...more>>
March 17, 2020
PIO: Some matter in relation to the Expert Committee report is sub-judice before a court of law - Appellant: If the report is sub-judice, this means some third person has the report & it is public; Hence, it cannot be denied - CIC accepted the submission...more>>



March 15, 2020
CIC expressed serious displeasure over the conduct of the then PIO for providing irrelevant reply in response to the RTI Application and directed to serve a copy of the order conveying Commission’s displeasure to Mohan Singh Saini, JD (Reception) and PIO...more>>
March 11, 2020
Has Dr. A.K.G. Gujral Technical University, Kapurthala has taken permission for conducting MBA course through distance learning? - CIC: PIO to provide a consolidated reply in Hindi; FAA cautioned to be careful and pass speaking orders in future...more>>



March 9, 2020
CIC: It is observed that there has been sufficient delay in providing the information/ complying with the FAA’s Order; A warning issued to the PIO to refrain from engaging in conduct that is in violation of the RTI Act...more>>
March 6, 2020
Transfer of RTI Application u/s 6(3) - CIC: The PIO’s reliance on the DoPT OM dated 24.09.2010 is misplaced in the light of Sec 6(3) of the RTI Act; A strict warning issued to the Nodal officer for delaying the transfer of the RTI application ...more>>



Articles

Electoral Bonds have become the preferred route for corporates and individuals making large donations
January 13, 2020
RTI intervention reveals that there were few takers for EBs of lower denominations   more>>
Office of the Chief Justice of India is covered under the ambit of the RTI Act
November 13, 2019
The basic crux of the Constitutional bench judgment would strengthen transparency   more>>
Government notifies amendment to RTI Rules in respect of the Information Commissioners
October 30, 2019
Tenure, salaries, allowances & conditions of Information Commissioners to be decided by Govt.   more>>

Comments

RTI can bring about real independence
August 16, 2012
Are we really free and independent?   more>>
RTI has led to a new class of activists and lawyers
August 6, 2012
The new class of people is fully charged   more>>
At least 50% members of CIC must be from legal background
July 22, 2012
Legal experts like Joint Secretary Law exploits the position to his wrong advantage   more>>