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


Information about scheme for revision of pay scales of Teachers in the Universities and Colleges and other measures for maintenance of standards in higher education - CIC: PIO cautioned to remain extremely careful while handling the RTI applications     Right to Information Act 2005    Information about encounters in Uttar Pradesh was sought from PIO, MHA - CIC: The custodian of the information was the UP State Government; Since the subject matter falls outside the purview of the Central list, case forwarded to the UP State Information     Right to Information Act 2005    Respondent: Appellant’s OMR sheet will be provided upon finalisation of the result; She may file a fresh RTI application for it - CIC: Such practice by DSSB is not acceptable; It causes unnecessary hardship to the information seeker & violates the RTI Act     Right to Information Act 2005    CIC: The Bombay High Court order does not pertain to stay on the information part of the RTI application; No merit in withholding the information - CIC: Provide the progress report, name & designation of the officials with whom the first appeal was lying     Right to Information Act 2005    RTI application was filed to know the action taken on the complaint filed by the appellant - CIC: The UGC should give a categorical reply as to how the complaint was dealt with; Take assistance u/s 5(4) from the concerned section & provide complete detail     Right to Information Act 2005    The guidelines etc. regarding the appointment of Postmaster as CAPIO in post offices & responsibilities - CIC: PIO is not bound to give hard copies of the documents when the information is available in public domain on the website of the public authority     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    Electoral Bonds have become the preferred route for corporates and individuals making large donations     Right to Information Act 2005    Office of the Chief Justice of India is covered under the ambit of the RTI Act     Right to Information Act 2005    Government notifies amendment to RTI Rules in respect of the Information Commissioners     Right to Information Act 2005   

Case Laws

January 31, 2020
Information regarding appointment - CIC: Appellant has not availed the opportunity to appear before the CIC to plead his case/contest PIO’s submission; CIC is not in a position to ascertain if the Appellant has received reply from the UPSC; No relief ...more>>
January 28, 2020
Respondent: There was ambiguity between the information sought for by the appellant & the information available in the records - CIC: The respondent has provided the requisite information; Public authority is not under an obligation to create information...more>>



January 26, 2020
Is MEA is aware that Dr. Ambedkar in his work “The Riddles in Hinduism” had attacked Indian Gods? CIC: Since no information was to be provided to the complainant, it cannot be said that information was withheld; No action for imposition of penalty on PIO...more>>
January 24, 2020
After a lapse of more than 2 years, the applicant was asked to apply in CA-I form to obtain the requisite information - CIC: There is an apparent violation of the RTI Act and the same cannot be condoned; Show cause notice issued to PIO for penalty...more>>



January 22, 2020
The Appellant sought information pertaining to the actions taken in the last one year on his representation from the National Commission for Scheduled Castes – CIC: PIO to reply why penal action should not be initiated against him u/s 20 of the RTI Act...more>>
January 20, 2020
Monad (private) University was unable to provide the information due to destruction of records in a fire incident which is substantiated by the FIR lodged - CIC: PIO shall make an effort to trace the records & provide any additional relevant information ...more>>



Articles

Electoral Bonds have become the preferred route for corporates and individuals making large donations
January 13, 2020
RTI intervention reveals that there were few takers for EBs of lower denominations   more>>
Office of the Chief Justice of India is covered under the ambit of the RTI Act
November 13, 2019
The basic crux of the Constitutional bench judgment would strengthen transparency   more>>
Government notifies amendment to RTI Rules in respect of the Information Commissioners
October 30, 2019
Tenure, salaries, allowances & conditions of Information Commissioners to be decided by Govt.   more>>

Comments

Very good information to the people
December 21, 2019
Appreciation for the excellent work done by the RTI Foundation   more>>
If the RTI Act could encompass the Private Banks which deal with Public Money
December 15, 2019
Someone should take initiative before the appropriate authority to contain corruption   more>>
Service book of a government employee has to be maintained in each and every case
November 18, 2019
Denial of supply of copy of service to an applicant is wrong and attracts penal action u/s 20   more>>