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


CIC: It must be shown that the disclosure of the information would ‘impede’ or even on a lesser threshold ‘hamper’ or ‘interfere’ with the investigation; PIO has failed to discharge this burden u/Section 19(5) - CIC: PIO is hereby issued a strict warning     Right to Information Act 2005    Certain information related to a Medicolegal case was denied by AIIMS u/s 8(1)(j) - Appellant claimed to be the father of the patient - Respondent agreed to provide the information if the patient filed the application himself or authorised the appellant     Right to Information Act 2005    Information about Shram Suvidha cases was denied u/s 8(1)(d) without any explanation - CIC: Merely claiming an exemption under Section 8 is not enough to absolve a PIO from performing the duties cast upon him under the RTI Act; Warning issued to PIO     Right to Information Act 2005    Information regarding date of receipt of his book for award, whether it was sent for evaluation, etc. - Respondent: Book was received after the last date & could not be considered - CIC: Provide complete reply & clarification about the typographical error     Right to Information Act 2005    Definition of Non-Resident Indian (NRI) - CIC: Regarding shuffling the RTI Application between the public authorities is concerned, the action of either of the PIOs cannot be deemed as malafide or deliberate; Query requires deduction and interpretation     Right to Information Act 2005    Information with regard to pursuing a Course in M.Sc through ODL Mode of Education was sought from UGC - Appellant raised a new point & sought clarifications for pursuing M.Sc through distance mode from other states in second appeal - CIC: Reply is proper     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

May 23, 2020
Information about theft, FIR, investigation and related information was sought by a senior citizen - CIC: Provide copies of the FIR, investigation report, charge-sheet and connected documents that are permissible under the RTI Act and submit compliance...more>>
May 21, 2020
PIO: Available photocopier machine is not capable to get the photocopy done of the larger pages measuring as 73*49 cm each page; Fee demanded as per the market rate - CIC: Provide relief in a cost effective manner; Soft copies to save paper also ...more>>



May 19, 2020
Bio-metric attendance record of appellant was not provided - CIC issued show cause notice to the PIO - CIC: In cases where an appellant specially asks for such a hearing before the FAA, such an opportunity should be granted; FAA cautioned ...more>>
May 17, 2020
Copy of the document submitted by the committee constituted by Dean, on furtherance of PhD programme of the appellant was sought form Vellore Institute of Technology - CIC: VIT is a private university and is not a public authority under RTI Act...more>>



May 15, 2020
Copy of the Show Cause Notice/Order issued u/s 206(4) of the Companies Act by the Registrar of Companies to the ICICI Prudential Life Insurance Company Ltd & others - CIC issued an advisory u/s 25(5) of RTI Act to the FAA to expedite the investigation...more>>
May 13, 2020
Copy of the documents submitted by Murari Kunj Saraswati Vidya Mandir Secondary School, Mathura for getting recognition for class 11th and 12th were not provided - CIC directed the PIO to provide a final reply & cautioned to follow the prescribed timeline...more>>



Articles

HC: Penalty proceedings u/s 20 for non compliance of the order passed by the SIC
September 15, 2020
Information denied initially u/s 8(1)(d) and later claimed that records are not available   more>>
Madras HC directs TN Public Service Commission to disclose the details of caste, including sub-caste
September 8, 2020
Information about the total vacancies and seats allocated to the Backward Community   more>>
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>>

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March 9, 2012
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I am a regular reader of the site
March 9, 2012
As a PIO, I have found the site very useful for the disposal of the applications filed by various persons.   more>>
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March 6, 2012
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