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


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    Is an appellant is entitled to get a copy of the comparative statement of the tenderers for the aforesaid tender after its finalization? - CIC: Provide it after redacting the commercial /personal information of the bidders such as TIN no., PAN no. etc.     Right to Information Act 2005    ODI List - Information about number of officers in the ODI list, those exonerated, date of review meeting was denied u/s 8(1)(h) and 8(1)(j) - CIC: Disclosure would defeat the very purpose of surveillance conducted through the established procedure of ODI     Right to Information Act 2005    Web link of gazette notification was provided on request for a certified copy of UGC regulations making National Eligibility Test or PhD as minimum mandatory qualification for the appointment of lecturers - CIC: Providing certified copy is not mandatory     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    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    A 2 million question! How can you seek answers for your problems using RTI Act?     Right to Information Act 2005   

Case Laws

October 3, 2020
CIC: The contention that the CPIO should have followed the procedure u/s 11 of the RTI Act before denying the information is not correct as it is only to be followed in such cases where the CPIO intends to disclose any information related to a third party...more>>
October 1, 2020
CIC: Provide a copy of the transfer policy, audit report carried out by the Accountant General, reply given for the audit observations and a copy of the Agenda and Minutes of the meetings of the Board of Governors (BoG) for the specific period...more>>



September 29, 2020
Complainant pressed for action against the then CPIO u/S 20 of RTI Act for delay in transferring the RTI application beyond the stipulated period of 5 days - CIC called for the relevant dispatch & receipt records on the next date of hearing ...more>>
September 27, 2020
The FAA is an independent quasi-judicial authority; PIO could have sought assistance u/S 5(4) of the RTI Act from the concerned authority - PIO reprimanded to be more meticulous about his duties & give appropriate replies to the RTI applicant within time...more>>



September 23, 2020
Information about pension was denied u/s 24 by DRDL, a Schedule II organisation - CIC: No violation of human rights is involved in service matters such as promotion, disciplinary actions, pay increments, retiral benefits, pension, gratuity, etc....more>>
September 21, 2020
CIC: It must be shown that the disclosure of the information would ‘impede’ or even on a lesser threshold ‘hamper’ or ‘interfere’ with the investigation; PIO has failed to discharge this burden u/Section 19(5) - CIC: PIO is hereby issued a strict...more>>



Articles

Ordinance amends the Banking Regulation Act as applicable to Co-operative Banks
June 27, 2020
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States and Union Territories are running out of beds for the patients of Covid -19 infection
June 8, 2020
We must develop common templates for information disclosure for use across the country   more>>
HC: No penalty if experienced lawyer says records destroyed by termites
May 14, 2020
Is it the responsibility of the RTI applicant to prove that the PIO is wrong?   more>>

Comments

Should second appeal be allowed if the order of the FAA in the favour of the appellant?
November 28, 2020
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Very useful and handy website for the researchers and PIOs
November 4, 2020
This website of RTI Foundation has been free for the readers since its inception in 2011   more>>
What to do if no valid address or contact number has been given by the RTI applicant?
November 2, 2020
Send the reply or the letter asking for further fee through speed post / registered post   more>>