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


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    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     Right to Information Act 2005    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     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

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>>



November 2, 2020
Although the RTI Act or the rules made thereunder do not prescribe the procedure to be followed by the FAA in dealing with first appeals, by convention, the FAA should give an opportunity of hearing if the Appellant expressly wants to be heard...more>>
October 30, 2020
Certified copes of the PPOs of retired employees was denied u/s 8(1)(j) of the RTI Act - CIC: Details of the service records of retired employees are in the nature of ‘personal information’ & cannot be supplied in the absence of any larger public interest...more>>



Articles

Information about EVMs, VVPAT Units and SLUs should be provided to the citizens
September 4, 2019
Bharat Electronics Ltd and Electronics Corporation of India Ltd. are reluctant to share information   more>>
Power to regulate the tenure, salaries and allowances of Information Commissioners
July 19, 2019
A Bill is likely to be tabled today in the Lok Sabha today to amend the RTI Act, 2005   more>>
When shall the Whistleblowers Protection Act be implemented?
June 18, 2019
The murders of whistleblowers can be prevented only by hiding their identity   more>>

Comments

Should second appeal be allowed if the order of the FAA in the favour of the appellant?
November 28, 2020
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Very useful and handy website for the researchers and PIOs
November 4, 2020
This website of RTI Foundation has been free for the readers since its inception in 2011   more>>
What to do if no valid address or contact number has been given by the RTI applicant?
November 2, 2020
Send the reply or the letter asking for further fee through speed post / registered post   more>>