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


PIO: Information asked regarding the salary/ payment audit report and objection of auditor on the pay scale of supervisory staff of Cantonment Board contains the disclosure of information of individuals - CIC: Denial of information u/s 8(1)(e) upheld     Right to Information Act 2005    Show-cause notice issued to PIO for penalty u/s 20 - CIC issued an advisory that orders/judgments of the CAT, Mumbai should be regularly uploaded on their website so that the citizens do not feel constrained to file RTI Applications to seek their copy     Right to Information Act 2005    Proof of payment made by IOCL against certain invoices raised by Supreme Advertising was sought - CIC: Appellant is seeking information in his individual capacity which is of commercial nature between IOCL and SAPL; Exempt u/s 8(1)(d) read with 8(1)(j)     Right to Information Act 2005    CIC: There is a delay in giving complete information - CIC: The respondent has tendered his unconditional apology for delay in giving reply to the appellant - CIC issued a strict warning to the PIO to be careful in future and dropped the show cause notice     Right to Information Act 2005    CIC heard 10 appeals against Tata Institute of Fundamental Research - CIC: It is a glaring example of misuse of the RTI mechanism where a never ending process of seeking information is resorted to by manufacturing a series of queries based on the response     Right to Information Act 2005    Appellant sought the norms to set up a retail outlet (Petrol pump) in a village & whether 3 retail outlets can be set in a village etc. - PIO: Feasibility Report is an internal assessment which is of commercial confidence - CIC: Denial u/s 8(1)(d) upheld     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

February 24, 2021
Name, State, community, marks obtained by the candidates in Hindi Teachers Training Programme ‘Parangat’ - CIC: PIO erred in allowing inspection; Marks are exempt u/s 8(1)(j); Different officers of the same organization cannot take different stand...more>>
February 22, 2021
Copy of Charge-sheet, reply and the enquiry proceedings were sought - CIC: The performance of an employee in an organization is primarily a matter between the employee and the employer; Falls under the expression "personal information exempt u/s 8(1)(j)...more>>



February 20, 2021
The Appellant sought information in reference to his Complaint regarding demand of bribe by the LIC Agent and related information - CIC directed the LIC to furnish the decision on his Complaint either in the form of the Note-sheet or an Office Order...more>>
February 18, 2021
Details of action taken on complaint filed by the applicant was sought from the National Commission for Scheduled Tribes - CIC: PIO to provide a detailed reply in respect of action taken on the complaint within 5 days from the date of issue of this order...more>>



February 16, 2021
Information related to the biometric attendance of the staff members of Office of Vice Chairman, NITI Aayog during a particular period was denied u/s 8(1)(j) - CIC: In absence of even a remote connection with any larger public interest, denial upheld...more>>
February 14, 2021
Status of an application of the Rohini EWS/Janta Scheme of DDA and related information was sought - CIC: PIO has not bothered to send a reply to the appellant prior to the date of hearing despite receiving the RTI application; A very strict warning issued...more>>



Articles

The PM-KISAN Yojana require the proactive disclosure of the list of beneficiaries in every gram panchayat
January 10, 2021
INR 1,364.13 crores has been paid to ineligible persons and income tax payee farmers   more>>
PM-KISAN beneficiary data gives opportunity to examine the situation of farmers
November 30, 2020
The gender, caste, district-wise statistics and landholding patterns of the beneficiaries   more>>
HC: Penalty proceedings u/s 20 for non compliance of the order passed by the SIC
September 15, 2020
Information denied initially u/s 8(1)(d) and later claimed that records are not available   more>>

Comments

You have a very informative website
May 12, 2012
You have a very informative website, and the right attitude.   more>>
I read you article about the the Ministry of I&B giving directions to remove the scroll
May 7, 2012
The number of children imitating the hero on screen for a cool feeling is very high   more>>
The examples on the possible uses of RTI are many and from different streams
April 25, 2012
I would strongly recommend it to all colleagues and friends.   more>>