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


Information about scheme for revision of pay scales of Teachers in the Universities and Colleges and other measures for maintenance of standards in higher education - CIC: PIO cautioned to remain extremely careful while handling the RTI applications     Right to Information Act 2005    Information about encounters in Uttar Pradesh was sought from PIO, MHA - CIC: The custodian of the information was the UP State Government; Since the subject matter falls outside the purview of the Central list, case forwarded to the UP State Information     Right to Information Act 2005    Respondent: Appellant’s OMR sheet will be provided upon finalisation of the result; She may file a fresh RTI application for it - CIC: Such practice by DSSB is not acceptable; It causes unnecessary hardship to the information seeker & violates the RTI Act     Right to Information Act 2005    CIC: The Bombay High Court order does not pertain to stay on the information part of the RTI application; No merit in withholding the information - CIC: Provide the progress report, name & designation of the officials with whom the first appeal was lying     Right to Information Act 2005    RTI application was filed to know the action taken on the complaint filed by the appellant - CIC: The UGC should give a categorical reply as to how the complaint was dealt with; Take assistance u/s 5(4) from the concerned section & provide complete detail     Right to Information Act 2005    The guidelines etc. regarding the appointment of Postmaster as CAPIO in post offices & responsibilities - CIC: PIO is not bound to give hard copies of the documents when the information is available in public domain on the website of the public authority     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    Electoral Bonds have become the preferred route for corporates and individuals making large donations     Right to Information Act 2005    Office of the Chief Justice of India is covered under the ambit of the RTI Act     Right to Information Act 2005    Government notifies amendment to RTI Rules in respect of the Information Commissioners     Right to Information Act 2005   

Case Laws

December 26, 2019
Respondent denied the information without citing any provision for exemption u/s 8 of RTI Act with a lapse of over two years - CIC issued show cause notices to the then PIO & the present PIO, to explain why penalty u/s 20 (1) of RTI Act may not be imposed...more>>
December 23, 2019
Certain information was sought from the Government Mint (A Unit of SPMCIL) - CIC: Respondent to file an affidavit mentioning all the efforts undertaken in tracing the relevant documents as sought and that these are not available with the Public Authority...more>>



December 20, 2019
Appellant sought copy of a particular file - PIO informed that the relevant records have been weeded out - Appellant: Under the Evidence Act, Public Authority does not have the power to weed out such records - CIC: No relief can be ordered in the matter...more>>
December 18, 2019
CIC: PIO to provide complete information particularly with regard to the copies of the appointment records of Dean/Associate Dean of NIT to the appellant - CIC: The appellant to give an acknowledgment receipt to the CPIO after receiving the documents...more>>



December 16, 2019
Three complaints were filed by the appellant relating to non-filing of balance sheets by three companies - Respondent: The enquiry report was submitted to the Regional Directorate - CIC: Provide enquiry report covering the action taken as asked for ...more>>
December 14, 2019
Non-compliance of CIC order - CIC took an adverse view of the inaction on the part of the respondent - CIC directed the Director General, Geological Survey of India to take corrective action and recommended disciplinary action against PIO u/s 20(2) ...more>>



Articles

Electoral Bonds have become the preferred route for corporates and individuals making large donations
January 13, 2020
RTI intervention reveals that there were few takers for EBs of lower denominations   more>>
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>>

Comments

The PIO directed the Custodian to supply the information
January 14, 2020
Is the Custodian expected to merely follow the directions of PIO?   more>>
I want to know where to file the second appeal regarding the RTI Application
December 27, 2019
I have filed the first appeal after not being given the information in University   more>>
RTI web portal a is very convenient for the Indian citizens and saves time
December 25, 2019
Citizens can file RTI applications online   more>>