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


The RTI application, even if repetitive, cannot be allowed to be left unattended as a reply to each and every RTI application is compulsory under the Act, even if repeating the earlier replies if so warranted - Exercise right to information responsibly     Right to Information Act 2005    Has the Takshila Public School, Shajahanpur got affiliation from CBSE, New Delhi? - PIO: A concrete reply can be provided only if the affiliation number is provided - CIC directed the PIO to provide a suitable revised reply as per the RTI Act     Right to Information Act 2005    Merely because one of the several points of the RTI application qualify for exemption u/s 8 of the Act, PIO cannot deny information on the remaining points on the conjecture that the said exemption shall extend to the all the major points of application     Right to Information Act 2005    Name and designation of the official accountable for deemed refusal u/s 7(2) - CIC: PIO has already confirmed that he was the custodian of the RTI application; Expecting the PIO to point out the name of the accountable official would entail interpretation     Right to Information Act 2005    CIC took a serious note of the fact that the PIO is seeking exemption under a wrong section of the RTI Act - CIC directed the Department of Post to arrange awareness conferences & seminars to sensitize and educate the concerned officials about RTI Act     Right to Information Act 2005    Complete information on rules about re-appointment of retired employees of Canara Bank after their retirement mentioning, norms for monetary & other benefits, facilities etc. available for post-retirement assignments - CIC: Complaint disposed as withdrawn     Right to Information Act 2005    Vijai Sharma and K V Chowdary appointed as CIC and CVC respectively     Right to Information Act 2005    Is the Mysore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

September 5, 2020
AICTE denied information about Polytechnic Colleges u/s 7(9) - CIC: It will not be reasonable to direct the PIO to collate such voluminous information as apart from handling RTI matters, the PIO has to handle the core work also; Inspection offered...more>>
September 3, 2020
Information about recognition of school by CBSE in Urban areas - CIC: The PIO is cautioned to be careful regarding the timelines prescribed under the Act and ensure that in future transfer of RTI applications are done on time; No further action lies...more>>



August 31, 2020
Information regarding outsourcing rotation of workmen in sensitive areas and their pay revision - CIC: The relief sought is in the form of an assurance from the PIO on a futuristic subject concerning settlement of pay revision of workmen; No action needed...more>>
August 28, 2020
Appellant: There is no employer-employee relationship between EPFO and the members and hence, fiduciary relationship does not exist; The members are not third party - CIC: Information sought is related to third parties and personal in nature...more>>



August 26, 2020
Information about opium Crop which were declared as inferior - CIC: Information pertains to 17 different divisions having separate PIOs which requires compilation from extensive records of each division; The CPIO could not be asked to compile such data...more>>
August 24, 2020
Information regarding a recruitment rally conducted by the Punjab Regimental Centre, Ramgarh Cantt. was sought from the Cantonment Board - CIC: Where the applicant is aware of the ‘concerned’ public authority, RTI Application ought to be filed accordingly...more>>



Articles

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>>
Whether NGOs substantially financed by the government be covered under RTI Act?
September 18, 2019
NGOs fall within the ambit of ‘public authority’ under Section 2 (h) of the RTI Act, 2005   more>>

Comments

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July 4, 2012
You are doing a great social service by educating the PIO and the citizens alike.   more>>
This is a content rich site with daily updates
June 25, 2012
Too much rhetoric and little content is the bane of RTI   more>>
I have found the pace and variety of different articles and cases as astonishing
June 11, 2012
You have been bringing new issues raised through RTI without a break. Well done.. Shamsher Singh   more>>