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


The RTI application, even if repetitive, cannot be allowed to be left unattended as a reply to each and every RTI application is compulsory under the Act, even if repeating the earlier replies if so warranted - Exercise right to information responsibly     Right to Information Act 2005    Has the Takshila Public School, Shajahanpur got affiliation from CBSE, New Delhi? - PIO: A concrete reply can be provided only if the affiliation number is provided - CIC directed the PIO to provide a suitable revised reply as per the RTI Act     Right to Information Act 2005    Merely because one of the several points of the RTI application qualify for exemption u/s 8 of the Act, PIO cannot deny information on the remaining points on the conjecture that the said exemption shall extend to the all the major points of application     Right to Information Act 2005    Name and designation of the official accountable for deemed refusal u/s 7(2) - CIC: PIO has already confirmed that he was the custodian of the RTI application; Expecting the PIO to point out the name of the accountable official would entail interpretation     Right to Information Act 2005    CIC took a serious note of the fact that the PIO is seeking exemption under a wrong section of the RTI Act - CIC directed the Department of Post to arrange awareness conferences & seminars to sensitize and educate the concerned officials about RTI Act     Right to Information Act 2005    Complete information on rules about re-appointment of retired employees of Canara Bank after their retirement mentioning, norms for monetary & other benefits, facilities etc. available for post-retirement assignments - CIC: Complaint disposed as withdrawn     Right to Information Act 2005    Vijai Sharma and K V Chowdary appointed as CIC and CVC respectively     Right to Information Act 2005    Is the Mysore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    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    A 2 million question! How can you seek answers for your problems using RTI Act?     Right to Information Act 2005   

Case Laws

October 15, 2020
Policy regarding disclosure complainant’s identity - CIC: RTI Application has been handled without any application of mind; Instead of transferring the Application to various PIOs on numerous occasions, the Nodal PIO could have provided consolidated reply...more>>
October 13, 2020
Information as to whether the licence holders were having in-house testing facilities as per certain clauses of IS 15351:2015 was denied by BIS u/s 8(1)(d) of the RTI Act - CIC: The disclosure of only the number of licensees would not be exempt...more>>



October 11, 2020
Report regarding over payment to Dr. Neelima Mondal, Associate Professor in JNU - PIO: The report is under consideration & has not been shared with the Parliament or with any other Section of organisation - CIC upheld denial u/s 8(1)(h) of the RTI Act...more>>
October 9, 2020
CIC: Provide the list of Tenders which have been cancelled by the NCCBM, mentioning the date of issuing/ releasing/ uploading and the date of cancellation of each tender; In case the reasons are available in a recorded form, the same should be supplied ...more>>



October 7, 2020
Appellant sought a compensation of Rs 20 lakhs for failure to provide information with reference to his complaint regarding mass copying and other irregularities going on in a Law College and university - CIC cautioned the PIO to remain careful...more>>
October 5, 2020
PIO: There is no procedure in the UGC Regulations to penalize any college who has not implemented the UGC Regulations, 2018; The concerned University with which it is affiliated has to keep a check on the Colleges - CIC: Provide a categorical reply...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

Misuse of the RTI Act
April 18, 2012
A balanced view is taken by your site in reporting   more>>
Secretary, Mizoram State Information Commission - Information about the wesite is useful
April 3, 2012
www.rtifoundationofinidia has been providing informative services to all   more>>
Does the information Commission have the power to issue warrant?
March 27, 2012
With reference to the article regarding issue of warrant against the PIO by the Punjab SIC   more>>