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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 12, 2021
The name of appellant’s mother was incorrect in the passing certificate issued by NIOS - CIC: The issuance of a correct passing certificate means the creation of new information which does not come under the provision of Section 2(f) of the RTI Act...more>>
February 10, 2021
The Nodal CPIO is transferring the RTI applications to numerous CPIOs within the public authority without application of mind - CIC: Show cause notice issued to the PIO; The Vice Chairman, DDA advised to look into the style of work in the RTI cell ...more>>



February 8, 2021
Details of employees who had availed LTC 80 ticket from 2010 to 2017 - CIC: CPIO is neither obliged to compile any fresh data which entails disproportionate diversion of the resources of the public authority nor is he expected to provide interpretation...more>>
February 6, 2021
Updated status of a matter related to registered Trade Mark - PIO: Most of the information sought is already available on their website - Appellant: Website was not working - CIC: PIO to provide a revised reply; FAA cautioned to follow the RTI regime...more>>



February 4, 2021
Information about the National Iodine Deficiency Disorders Control Programme - PIO: In all the RTI applications where the appellant was directed to pay the requisite photocopying charges, he has never paid the same - CIC: Appellant himself is non-serious...more>>
February 2, 2021
Copy of minutes of Selection Committee constituted under the Lokpal & Lokayuktas Act, 2013 was denied as being supplied in confidence by the high level dignitaries - Appellant: Basis of selection of Lokpal / Lokayukta be disclosed - CIC upheld the denial...more>>



Articles

Government brings PPPs under the ambit of RTI Act
April 19, 2013
DoPT directs for suo motu disclosure of information relating to PPPs   more>>
Implementation of Provisions of RTI Act, 2005 in IA&AD
April 17, 2013
A brief summary of the presentation in the Institute of Public Auditors of India: Dhirendra Krishna   more>>
Electronic Indian Postal Order (eIPO) launched for Indians living abroad
March 23, 2013
The citizens living abroad had a lot of difficulty in paying the application fee   more>>

Comments

The FAA has to issue notices to PIO and to the Appellant on receipt of first appeal
October 12, 2020
The First Appellate Authority also has a statutory duty to pass speaking orders   more>>
Right to information from the perspective of political activists
October 9, 2020
Free Online RTI Katta Meeting for the people   more>>
There are guidelines for keeping different record for different specific time
October 7, 2020
Under RTI Act, only those records can be sought which are being maintained as per norms   more>>