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


CIC heard 10 appeals against Tata Institute of Fundamental Research - CIC: It is a glaring example of misuse of the RTI mechanism where a never ending process of seeking information is resorted to by manufacturing a series of queries based on the response     Right to Information Act 2005    Appellant sought the norms to set up a retail outlet (Petrol pump) in a village & whether 3 retail outlets can be set in a village etc. - PIO: Feasibility Report is an internal assessment which is of commercial confidence - CIC: Denial u/s 8(1)(d) upheld     Right to Information Act 2005    Information regarding invoking the SARFAESI Act for realising the secured assets by Repco bank and the outcome of 187 Cases, which were referred for Arbitration by the Repco Bank Limited, between 2009-2019 - CIC: The PIO to justify denial of information     Right to Information Act 2005    CIC: Some queries of the appellant are in the nature of seeking explanation/opinion/advice from the PIO viz. “Whether the updated accounts of HAL PF Trust are submitted to the EPFO, etc”; PIO cannot first analyze the documents and then provide information     Right to Information Act 2005    Inspection of a file related to Order-in-Appeal issued by Commissioner of Customs (Appeals), Mumbai was sought - CIC: Disclosure of commercial details of other individual(s) such as exporters, suppliers, negotiated price of goods etc is exempt u/S 8(1)(d)     Right to Information Act 2005    Whether action has been taken for the complaint which has been lodged on Google Reviews by G.B. Pant Hospital? CIC: Appropriate reply has not been provided to the Appellant - CIC: Provide a revised reply to the Appellant, free of cost, within 15 days     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

March 14, 2021
RTI application was filed by Shri Shankar Khalid, Director for Shivani Flexipack Ltd - CIC: There is nothing on record to show that the RTI and second appeal was filed by a ‘citizen’ as per Sec 3 of the RTI Act; RTI application/appeal is not tenable ...more>>
March 12, 2021
Respondent denied information under Rule 22(4) of Cinematograph (Certification) Rule, 1983 - CIC referred to Section 22 of RTI Act - CIC: It was the duty of the PIO to either provide the information or deny it under appropriate exemption clause of RTI Act...more>>



March 10, 2021
PIO: Information included those regarding interaction with the legal Advisors which is exempt u/s 8(1)(e) read with Sec.11 - CIC: PIO to show cause as to why penalty u/s 20 (1) may not be imposed for not giving proper reply & for not attending the hearing...more>>
March 8, 2021
Monthly salary paid to husband and related information was denied claiming that DRDO is exempt u/s 24 (1) - CIC: Nothing contained in the RTI Act shall apply to the DRDO except for cases where human rights violation and/or corruption are alleged...more>>



March 6, 2021
Copy of the monthly progress report of contracts, orders, copy of cash book entry etc. was denied u/s 8(1)(d) & (e) of the RTI Act - PIO was unable to provide any justification for denial - CIC directed to provide a revised reply to the appellant ...more>>
March 2, 2021
Information regarding the course of action that Department of Expenditure takes on additional conditions imposed Promotion and Pay fixation orders - CIC: It is hypothetical in nature and non-specific; Not within the definition of information u/s 2 (f) ...more>>



Articles

The PM-KISAN Yojana require the proactive disclosure of the list of beneficiaries in every gram panchayat
January 10, 2021
INR 1,364.13 crores has been paid to ineligible persons and income tax payee farmers   more>>
PM-KISAN beneficiary data gives opportunity to examine the situation of farmers
November 30, 2020
The gender, caste, district-wise statistics and landholding patterns of the beneficiaries   more>>
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>>

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I am working as a CPIO for 4 months
July 6, 2012
Before my appointment as the CPIO, I was not given any formal training.   more>>
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July 4, 2012
You are doing a great social service by educating the PIO and the citizens alike.   more>>
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June 25, 2012
Too much rhetoric and little content is the bane of RTI   more>>