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


Passport details, copies of birth certificate and copies of records of educational qualification are personal information, the disclosure of which would cause unwarranted invasion of privacy of individuals unless there was an overbearing public interest     Right to Information Act 2005    Information about the Mumbai blast - The area in respect of which information is sought has security implications, the judgment is best left to the wisdom of the agencies concerned, who are tasked with the responsibility of sifting such information     Right to Information Act 2005    In the larger public interest, the CIC advised the Min of Health and Family Welfare to appoint a Nodal Officer for the compilation and collation of all available OMs / Notifications issued in the form of a compendium for ready reference of all concerned     Right to Information Act 2005    CIC was appalled to learn that an organization like FSSAI meant to research, preserve & notify standards for food safety for normal consumption by the mankind was itself pleading helpless in securing, maintaining, documenting & digitizing its own records     Right to Information Act 2005    PIO requested the appellant to provide details of information sought so that complete information could be provided; Letter was returned undelivered as address not traceable - CIC: Respondent has made due efforts to furnish information; appeal dismissed     Right to Information Act 2005    PIO: There was no “Transfer Policy” followed by the Respondent Public Authority before 2018 - CIC: Furnish an updated status of transfer policy guidelines; For redressal of his grievance, the Appellant is advised to approach an appropriate forum     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    Power to regulate the tenure, salaries and allowances of Information Commissioners     Right to Information Act 2005    When shall the Whistleblowers Protection Act be implemented?     Right to Information Act 2005    How much respect should the order of the Supreme Court command?     Right to Information Act 2005   

Case Laws

July 8, 2019
CIC: Lt. Col. JS Brar, PIO is severely warned to exercise due caution in future in matters of RTI Act; Denial of information u/s 8(1)(j) is completely inappropriate - CIC: Provide specific and available information as sought in the RTI Application...more>>
July 4, 2019
Due to clerical error, an amount of Rs. 30,000/- was withdrawn from the appellant’s bank account - CIC: PIO rendered unconditional apology for taking more than 5 days in transferring the RTI application - CIC took a lenient view & counselled the PIO ...more>>



July 2, 2019
CIC: ONGC to comply with the provisions of Section 6 (3) of the RTI Act & transfer the application to the Competent Authority - CIC instructed the ONGC to convene periodic seminars to educate the officials about the relevant provisions of the RTI Act...more>>
June 30, 2019
Information in connection with obtaining of certificate of a student who qualified CCC examination was sought - CIC: Guide the appellant on the process to opt for guardian’s name in lieu of mother’s / father’s name in order to obtain the certificate...more>>



June 28, 2019
Appellant alleged that the Date of Birth in his service record is 1956 instead of 1966, hence, he had to retire early from his services - Service record were denied claiming non- availability - CIC: File an affidavit that the records are not available...more>>
June 26, 2019
Information pertaining to alleged use of substandard material like steel, water, cement & other construction material in a particular Ward was sought - CIC: All the respective PIOs to furnish information by offering inspection of complete records...more>>



Articles

Power to regulate the tenure, salaries and allowances of Information Commissioners
July 19, 2019
A Bill is likely to be tabled today in the Lok Sabha today to amend the RTI Act, 2005   more>>
When shall the Whistleblowers Protection Act be implemented?
June 18, 2019
The murders of whistleblowers can be prevented only by hiding their identity   more>>
How much respect should the order of the Supreme Court command?
April 27, 2019
Supreme Court judgment directing the RBI to disclose the details of defaulters is yet to be enforced   more>>

Comments

Penalties imposed on PIO and disciplinary action against FAA should be disclosed
July 2, 2019
There is a delay in disposal of second appeals at the level of SIC Tamil Nadu   more>>
The massage spas in Goa must be regularized
June 27, 2019
Banning such activities would only lead to a rise in the illegal trade   more>>
Are humans designed to do corruption?
April 7, 2019
The Central or State government usually dislike RTI   more>>