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


Imported product was released on payment of penalty charges - CIC: In the First Appeal memo, there was no mention that the appellant wanted personal hearing - CIC is not an appropriate forum for claiming any refund which was paid as some demurrage charges     Right to Information Act 2005    Information about the HRM quota admission in the KV - CIC: Provide the total number the students who were admitted under HRM quota for the academic year; CIC directed the PIO to hyperlink of the website where the sought for information is available     Right to Information Act 2005    CCTV footage could not be provided as the CCTV camera installed at the main gate was not working at the relevant time - FAA: RTI is only forum to get available information and PIO is not supposed to create information - CIC: No denial of information     Right to Information Act 2005    Certified copy of a fact-finding report and action taken was denied u/s 11(e) - CIC: FAA has also failed to point out the sheer ignorance of the PIO and has rather upheld the reply of the PIO invoking Section 8(1)(h); CIC severely admonished the PIO     Right to Information Act 2005    Information about any fraudulent measures noticed in issuing a particular Aadhar card was denied - Appellant: Sec 8(1)(j) is not applicable as the address mentioned in the Aadhar card is his property - CIC is not the appropriate forum to examine the case     Right to Information Act 2005    Certified copy of Seniority Roll for promotion of Chargeman was denied citing absence of larger public interest - CIC: Conduct of the PIO amounts to a gross violation of the RTI Act provisions; Section 11 is a procedural provision, not an exemption clause     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    The PM-KISAN Yojana require the proactive disclosure of the list of beneficiaries in every gram panchayat     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   

Case Laws

January 5, 2021
Copy of EPF contribution proof submitted by the Kennedy Public School were delayed on the pretext that it is pending consideration with the Private School Branch - CIC: What prevented the PIO from accessing the information from the PSB and furnishing it?...more>>
January 3, 2021
Information regarding the Land Status of specific Plots, the date of registration of AWHO with DDA for land allotment and related information was sought - CIC directed the Pr. Commissioner (LD) to enquire into the matter and fix responsibility...more>>



January 1, 2021
CIC: Documents sought pertain to Appellant’s termination from service and he has every right to seek copy of these documents - CIC: Provide information after severing the names & identifying particulars of other individuals whose reference figure therein...more>>
December 30, 2020
Respondent: The RTI application and first appeal were not received which were collected from the CIC after receipt of notice of second appeal; The concerned PIO furnished the information and uploaded on CIC’s website - CIC: Respondent to file an affidavit...more>>



December 28, 2020
PIO: It is a very old record and same is not traceable despite thorough search - CIC: Commission cannot order any relief in respect of the same - CIC: Provide any document wherein criteria for declaring a Govt. employee as unfit is stipulated...more>>
December 26, 2020
Copies of reminders sent to Zonal Office Jalandhar for non-submissions of periodic CTR statement for a specific period along with a copy of the dispatch register was denied u/s 8(1)(j) - CIC: Revisit the RTI application and provide a specific reply...more>>



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April 17, 2012
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April 4, 2012
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November 4, 2020
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November 2, 2020
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