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 3, 2020
Files relating to Liberty Cinema, including freehold conversion application, action initiated by lease admin branch, ground rent, etc. - CIC: Fix responsibility for not providing the information in a time bound manner; Suo moto disclose it on DDA website...more>>
February 1, 2020
Denial of copy of the re-evaluation report of answer sheet u/s 8(1)(g) - CIC: A candidate is entitled to seek a copy of his answer sheet which also covers re-evaluated answer sheets; Personal information of the invigilators can be severed u/s 10...more>>



January 31, 2020
Information regarding appointment - CIC: Appellant has not availed the opportunity to appear before the CIC to plead his case/contest PIO’s submission; CIC is not in a position to ascertain if the Appellant has received reply from the UPSC; No relief ...more>>
January 28, 2020
Respondent: There was ambiguity between the information sought for by the appellant & the information available in the records - CIC: The respondent has provided the requisite information; Public authority is not under an obligation to create information...more>>



January 26, 2020
Is MEA is aware that Dr. Ambedkar in his work “The Riddles in Hinduism” had attacked Indian Gods? CIC: Since no information was to be provided to the complainant, it cannot be said that information was withheld; No action for imposition of penalty on PIO...more>>
January 24, 2020
After a lapse of more than 2 years, the applicant was asked to apply in CA-I form to obtain the requisite information - CIC: There is an apparent violation of the RTI Act and the same cannot be condoned; Show cause notice issued to PIO for penalty...more>>



Articles

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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

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>>
The order is ultra virus to the RTI Act and it ought to be challenged before Supreme Court
July 12, 2012
Is it mandatory to impose penalty for delay under the RTI Act?   more>>
I am working as a CPIO for 4 months
July 6, 2012
Before my appointment as the CPIO, I was not given any formal training.   more>>