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


Are orders of National Green Tribunal applicable to all states and related information - CIC: Owing to larger public interest raised, PIO to re-visit the RTI application in a point-wise manner and provide the relevant information wherever it is available     Right to Information Act 2005    Information about Maulana Azad Education Foundation - Appellant submitted that he is not satisfied with the reply as the documents provided to him were not certified - CIC warned the PIO and directed to resend the documents in the form of certified copies     Right to Information Act 2005    Allegation of fraud by the Development Officer of the LIC - CIC: Although redressal of grievance does not fall within the purview of the RTI Act, LIC to examine the grievance as per extant policy guidelines and redress the same appropriately     Right to Information Act 2005    PIO: 1818 candidates paid Rs 1000/- each towards challenging questions with wrong answers given in the official answer key of JEE out of which fee was returned to 611 candidates whose objections were found genuine - CIC issued an advisory to the PIO     Right to Information Act 2005    Information about dividend distributed to the beneficiaries by ITI Colony Welfare Committee - PIO: The dividends are paid as per the decision of IOC; There is possibility of unrest among different unions if it is disclosed - CIC: Provide the information     Right to Information Act 2005    CIC: Design of the modules & internal framework of the software not to be disclosed - CIC: Information pertaining to disposal of RTI cases, stage of pendency thereof, reasoned decision/s on RTI requests, numbers of cases etc. should be updated on website     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    Are the Gujarat High Court Rules in consonance with the provisions of the RTI Act?     Right to Information Act 2005    CORONAVIRUS - What after 14th April, 2020? Would extended lockdown contain Corona infection?     Right to Information Act 2005    Under RTI, a citizen should be able to choose the method for obtaining information     Right to Information Act 2005   

Case Laws

February 19, 2020
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...more>>
February 17, 2020
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...more>>



February 12, 2020
CIC: The FAA should have examined the contents of the first appeal and realised that the reply of the PIO was not received by the appellant - CIC: The IPO was not addressed in the name of the Accounts officer as prescribed under the RTI Rules; No relief ...more>>
February 10, 2020
CIC: Information pertaining to Points 01 to 04 of the RTI application remained unattended; Secretary, MoH&FW, to depute an officer to furnish reply; Convene periodic seminars to sensitize the concerned officials about the provisions of the RTI Act...more>>



February 8, 2020
Appellant sought information related to M/s JSW Steel Ltd - PIO: The data is spread over 4600 pages - CIC: Appellant may avail opportunity of inspection offered - CIC: Provide hyper-links of the website where the information can be located...more>>
February 5, 2020
Information pertaining to complaint lodged by SAMEER Employees’ Association against the Ex-Director - CIC: PIO, Min. of Electronics and Information Technology to collect the information from SAMEER regarding the further action taken and provide it...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

RTI can bring about real independence
August 16, 2012
Are we really free and independent?   more>>
RTI has led to a new class of activists and lawyers
August 6, 2012
The new class of people is fully charged   more>>
At least 50% members of CIC must be from legal background
July 22, 2012
Legal experts like Joint Secretary Law exploits the position to his wrong advantage   more>>