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


CIC: The PIO to showcause why action should not be taken under the RTI Act for his misconduct & negligence - CIC instructed the MGM Medical College to convene periodic conferences to sensitize & educate the concerned officials about the RTI provisions     Right to Information Act 2005    CIC perused the two RTI Applications written in the same hand writing filed by different individuals - CIC: This does not take away the gross violation of the RTI provisions by the PIO - CIC expressed severe displeasure & marked a copy of the order to FAA     Right to Information Act 2005    Appellant: Denial of information u/s 8(1)(h) is rather bizarre as the case pertains to a period dating back 22 years - CIC: PIO mechanically invoked the exemption on the premise that de novo inquiries are pending against the Appellant; Inspection allowed     Right to Information Act 2005    Appellant sought copy of remarks, noting of concerned authorities on her 9 letters, copy of show-cause notice issued to her husband Lt. Col. Arun Gulati and copy of the said officer’s reply - CIC: The denial of information u/s 8(1)(j) is not appropriate     Right to Information Act 2005    Copies of testimonials submitted by the candidates at the time of their appointments was denied under Section 8(1)(e) of the RTI Act - CIC: Mere allegation of corruption cannot imply larger public interest; No further intervention of the CIC is required     Right to Information Act 2005    In the light of the categorical submission made by the MHRD regarding the status of the Lawrence School Lovedale as a Public Authority, the CIC directed to disclose the information regarding the approval of the buildings, number of canteens/ hostels, etc.     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    Is the recent appointment of Government Officials as Information Commissioners null and void?     Right to Information Act 2005    There can be no dispute that the human rights would include life and liberty     Right to Information Act 2005    What are the criteria for selecting the Information Commissioners?     Right to Information Act 2005   

Case Laws

January 13, 2019
Information points pertaining to failed ATM transaction & reasons for non-compliance of RBI Directives - CIC: Information pertaining to names, designations & nature of duties discharged by government officials cannot be classified as personal information ...more>>
January 11, 2019
CBDT: There were a large number of issues in handling the online RTI applications due to technical problems & unskilled manpower required to be addressed for effective functioning of the RTI mechanism - CIC cautioned the PIO and did not impose a penalty...more>>



January 7, 2019
PIO forwarded the complainant’s RTI application under a bona fide belief that a reply in this regard would be provided by the Company - CIC: There was no conscious or deliberate attempt by the respondent to withhold or deny information to the complainant...more>>
January 5, 2019
Appellant: Information relates to his personal property that was mortgaged to the Bank and that he is an Ex-Director/shareholder of the company - CIC: Appropriate response has not been furnished in respect of certain points; directed to provide the same...more>>



January 3, 2019
Applications for 13th Press council made by certain Journalists Union - CIC: PIO to appear in person alongwith relevant files for the ‘in-camera’ hearing - CIC: Innumerable personal details of members & financial details of the unions cannot be severed...more>>
January 1, 2019
Respondent: RTI application dated 11.01.2017 was received on 05.01.2018 & information was provided - CIC: In the absence of the Speed Post tracking details of the RTI application, an enquiry regarding delay in receipt of the RTI application cannot be held...more>>



Articles

Inquiry held and the action taken by the Government following the Mumbai attack
November 25, 2018
It has been a decade since the terrorist attack on Mumbai   more>>
Union Ministry of Defence directed to disclose Joint Operational Doctrines under the RTI Act
October 4, 2018
Fundamental principles by which the military forces guide their actions in support of objectives   more>>
There are a host of issues for law students to do research in respect of the RTI Act, 2005
August 8, 2018
Applications from law students for doing an online internship   more>>

Comments

Cabinet Notes and materials related to Bills tabled in Parliament must be placed in public domain
February 11, 2019
Pre-legislative consultative process should be implemented for proposals introduced in Parliament   more>>
The Information Commission should not be reduced as post retirement seat for the bureaucrats
December 23, 2018
Why most of the Information Commissioners are ex-babus ?   more>>
Should religious institutions provide information to the RTI applicants?
December 9, 2018
Hyderabad High Court holds unaided religious institutions not covered under RTI Act   more>>