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 regarding grant of Honorary rank to Shri Sachin Tendulkar and the reasons for his ineligibility for grant of honorary Commission - CIC: In case any such repeated second appeal or complaint is filed, the same shall be dismissed in limine     Right to Information Act 2005    Copies of Resolution dated 01.04.1963 issued for the constitution of CBI & file notings were denied as secret - CIC: Secret is not a valid exemption under RTI Act; PIO to appear on 16.12.2020 to show cause as to why penalty should not be imposed u/s 20     Right to Information Act 2005    Whether the recommendations of CSB were placed before the ACC and its decision - CIC: Information sought pertains to a decision which the PIO could not ascertain from the available records; It was not appropriate for the FAA to have invoked Sec. 8(1)(i)     Right to Information Act 2005    Multiple RTI Applications - CIC: Even if the complainant had filed 47 RTI applications, it is the duty of the PIO under the provisions of the RTI Act to dealt each application separately & give reply to the RTI applicants after proper application of mind     Right to Information Act 2005    Copies of guidelines by the Government of India and CBI as regards the policy parameters for initiation and acceptance of CBI enquiry in matters related with the Central or State Government - CIC: Appellant could not substantiate allegations of corruption     Right to Information Act 2005    Information regarding Aarogya Setu Data Access & Knowledge Sharing Protocol was sought - CIC: First appeal was not enclosed with complaint memo & might have been filed after the complaint was filed; This complaint cannot be converted into a second appeal     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    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    Madras HC directs TN Public Service Commission to disclose the details of caste, including sub-caste     Right to Information Act 2005   

Case Laws

November 4, 2020
Despite repeated requests, the PIO failed to maintain the decorum during the hearing & continued to speak without listening to the questions raised by the CIC, forcing the CIC to disconnect the conferencing CIC advised the PIO to maintain good behaviour...more>>
November 2, 2020
Although the RTI Act or the rules made thereunder do not prescribe the procedure to be followed by the FAA in dealing with first appeals, by convention, the FAA should give an opportunity of hearing if the Appellant expressly wants to be heard...more>>



October 30, 2020
Certified copes of the PPOs of retired employees was denied u/s 8(1)(j) of the RTI Act - CIC: Details of the service records of retired employees are in the nature of ‘personal information’ & cannot be supplied in the absence of any larger public interest...more>>
October 28, 2020
The RTI application, even if repetitive, cannot be allowed to be left unattended as a reply to each and every RTI application is compulsory under the Act, even if repeating the earlier replies if so warranted - Exercise right to information responsibly...more>>



October 26, 2020
Has the Takshila Public School, Shajahanpur got affiliation from CBSE, New Delhi? - PIO: A concrete reply can be provided only if the affiliation number is provided - CIC directed the PIO to provide a suitable revised reply as per the RTI Act...more>>
October 23, 2020
Merely because one of the several points of the RTI application qualify for exemption u/s 8 of the Act, PIO cannot deny information on the remaining points on the conjecture that the said exemption shall extend to the all the major points of application...more>>



Articles

Provisions of Odisha RTI Rules, 2005 which are inconsistent with the RTI Act, 2005
October 16, 2012
Public Hearing on "RTI and Working of Information Commissions" was organised at New Delhi   more>>
Right to Information - A saga of seven years
October 5, 2012
A journey of the RTI Act, 2005 has been uneven during the past seven years   more>>
A critique of the Supreme Court judgment regarding appointment at Information Commission
September 16, 2012
The 107 page judgment has been demystified with comments   more>>

Comments

The statistical figure of SIC is likely to be worse
August 30, 2012
There has been no study in respect of SIC   more>>
Remarkable results - just 1 out of 3 getting information
August 30, 2012
50% cases being decided in favour and 50% against the appellants is fair enough   more>>
Interesting Study
August 30, 2012
The information commissioner usually throws every third person back to the tender mercies of the PIO or First Appellate authority   more>>