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


Why did PNB return a cheque unpaid with a reason “Insufficient funds”? - CIC: The PNB have shown callous and unprofessional attitude both while representing during the hearing as well as dealing the RTI application; Relocation of office not a pretext     Right to Information Act 2005    Information related to the sources of income & expenditure mentioned by Rustamji Institute of Technology in the application submitted to AICTE for seeking Extension of Approval was denied - CIC warned the PIO to be careful while providing reply under RTI     Right to Information Act 2005    Information regarding marks obtained in Graduate Level Selection post - PIO: Answer key and response sheet are uploaded on website after conduct of examination and are accessible to the candidates - CIC: Provide a copy of Answer Key and Response sheet     Right to Information Act 2005    Imported product was released on payment of penalty charges - CIC: In the First Appeal memo, there was no mention that the appellant wanted personal hearing - CIC is not an appropriate forum for claiming any refund which was paid as some demurrage charges     Right to Information Act 2005    Information about the HRM quota admission in the KV - CIC: Provide the total number the students who were admitted under HRM quota for the academic year; CIC directed the PIO to hyperlink of the website where the sought for information is available     Right to Information Act 2005    CCTV footage could not be provided as the CCTV camera installed at the main gate was not working at the relevant time - FAA: RTI is only forum to get available information and PIO is not supposed to create information - CIC: No denial of information     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

December 18, 2020
RTI Application and the First Appeal were filed by Neeraj Khattar while the Complaint has been filed in the name of Geeta Khattar - The appellant did not avail the opportunity for hearing to pursue her case - CIC: Complaint is ab initio not maintainable...more>>
December 16, 2020
Copy of caveat alongwith receipt evidence of dispatch of the caveat to caveatee was sought - CIC: Certified copies of documents on the judicial side to be obtained through the mechanism provided under the Supreme Court Rules and not under the RTI Act 2005...more>>



December 14, 2020
Status of CCTNS, Mission Mode Project in Chhattisgarh alongwith supporting documents available with MHA - Respondent: Copies of the contracts, bills, project reports etc. ought to be available with state government - CIC: Re-examine the RTI application...more>>
December 11, 2020
RBL Bank Ltd filed second appeal dated 16.10.2020 as an aggrieved party against the order of First Appellate Authority - Appellant: Grave and irreparable loss would be caused to the Bank if the order passed by the FAA is not stayed - CIC granted a stay ...more>>



December 9, 2020
Appellant informed that she was unable to locate the information on the website of the public authority as no hyper-link was given in the reply - CIC: Consider the RTI application afresh and provide all the available information in the form of hard copies...more>>
December 7, 2020
ICMR manual on hospital infection control guidelines for reducing infection rates morbidity & mortality due to hospital acquired infections - CIC: Contention that the replies did not mention designation of PIO/FAA are noted but there appears no malafide...more>>



Articles

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April 17, 2012
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April 4, 2012
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November 4, 2020
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