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


Copies of Resolution dated 01.04.1963 issued for the constitution of CBI & file notings were denied as secret - CIC: Secret is not a valid exemption under RTI Act; PIO to appear on 16.12.2020 to show cause as to why penalty should not be imposed u/s 20     Right to Information Act 2005    Whether the recommendations of CSB were placed before the ACC and its decision - CIC: Information sought pertains to a decision which the PIO could not ascertain from the available records; It was not appropriate for the FAA to have invoked Sec. 8(1)(i)     Right to Information Act 2005    Multiple RTI Applications - CIC: Even if the complainant had filed 47 RTI applications, it is the duty of the PIO under the provisions of the RTI Act to dealt each application separately & give reply to the RTI applicants after proper application of mind     Right to Information Act 2005    Copies of guidelines by the Government of India and CBI as regards the policy parameters for initiation and acceptance of CBI enquiry in matters related with the Central or State Government - CIC: Appellant could not substantiate allegations of corruption     Right to Information Act 2005    Information regarding Aarogya Setu Data Access & Knowledge Sharing Protocol was sought - CIC: First appeal was not enclosed with complaint memo & might have been filed after the complaint was filed; This complaint cannot be converted into a second appeal     Right to Information Act 2005    Is an appellant is entitled to get a copy of the comparative statement of the tenderers for the aforesaid tender after its finalization? - CIC: Provide it after redacting the commercial /personal information of the bidders such as TIN no., PAN no. etc.     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    PM-KISAN beneficiary data gives opportunity to examine the situation of farmers     Right to Information Act 2005    HC: Penalty proceedings u/s 20 for non compliance of the order passed by the SIC     Right to Information Act 2005    Madras HC directs TN Public Service Commission to disclose the details of caste, including sub-caste     Right to Information Act 2005   

Case Laws

November 16, 2020
ODI List - Information about number of officers in the ODI list, those exonerated, date of review meeting was denied u/s 8(1)(h) and 8(1)(j) - CIC: Disclosure would defeat the very purpose of surveillance conducted through the established procedure of ODI...more>>
November 13, 2020
Web link of gazette notification was provided on request for a certified copy of UGC regulations making National Eligibility Test or PhD as minimum mandatory qualification for the appointment of lecturers - CIC: Providing certified copy is not mandatory...more>>



November 11, 2020
Procedure adopted for the appointment of Professor - CIC: Providing a reply now after the hearing notice was received shows that the same could have been given on time; The deemed PIOs and FAA were not following the RTI Act; Strict warning issued ...more>>
November 9, 2020
Information specifically relating to the functioning of the HR department of the Enforcement Directorate wherein allegedly obtained wrongful employment was obtained by producing fake Handicapped Certificate - CIC: It pertains to corruption in the ED...more>>



November 6, 2020
Reasons for not reflecting the TDS related information - PIO: The query raised by the appellant is not specific and is not covered within the definition of ‘information’ under Section 2(f) of the RTI Act - CIC: PIO is not obliged to draw any inference...more>>
November 4, 2020
Despite repeated requests, the PIO failed to maintain the decorum during the hearing & continued to speak without listening to the questions raised by the CIC, forcing the CIC to disconnect the conferencing CIC advised the PIO to maintain good behaviour...more>>



Articles

A 2 million question! How can you seek answers for your problems using RTI Act?
August 4, 2020
A thorough reading of the website content can provide answers to many questions   more>>
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>>

Comments

CVC has been unnecessarily rejecting RTI applications
August 24, 2012
Have the PIO / FAA been trained appropriately?   more>>
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>>