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A one stop destination for all Right to Information (RTI) matters


Certified copes of the PPOs of retired employees was denied u/s 8(1)(j) of the RTI Act - CIC: Details of the service records of retired employees are in the nature of ‘personal information’ & cannot be supplied in the absence of any larger public interest     Right to Information Act 2005    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    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

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>>
August 22, 2020
Information about recruitments was denied under Section 8(1)(j) of RTI Act - CIC: Applicant only seeks to know the number of Non-Availability Certificates (NAC) applied for and for which all posts NAC had been received; Provide free of cost...more>>



August 20, 2020
Information pertaining to D&AR case - Appellant: Model Time Limit prescribed in para 7.47.2 of Vigilance Manual, 2017 for completion of Major Penalty proceedings against government servant - CIC: RTI Act is not the proper law for redressal of grievances...more>>
August 18, 2020
Appellant sought the present position of his complaint and action taken against Fortis Hospital for allegedly playing with the life of a Senior Citizen - PIO feigned ignorance of the matter - CIC cautioned the CPIO, CGHS - CIC: DGHS to fix responsibility ...more>>



August 16, 2020
Information about vacancy, recruitment and promotion - CIC: Information sought is very wide and non-specific; It pertains to almost all the cadres and therefore, compilation of such information would be a herculean task - CIC: Provide copy of the roster...more>>
August 14, 2020
Seeking proof of conclusion for redressal of grievance - CIC: There must be some document where the grievance of the appellant must have been processed; Provide copy of note-sheet / document to the appellant where his grievance has been processed...more>>



Articles

Amendment in the RTI Act through the Nuclear Safety Regulatory Authority Bill averted
February 20, 2012
A peaceful campaign get noticed which re-affirms the faith in the legislative process.   more>>
Young Gandhi to Mahatma Gandhi
January 30, 2012
Young Gandhi to Mahatma Gandhi   more>>
The report of interlocutors should be in Public Domain - Venkatesh Nayak
December 22, 2011
In October 2010, the Government of India had appointed a group of three interlocutors for Jammu and Kashmir   more>>

Comments

CVC has been unnecessarily rejecting RTI applications
August 24, 2012
Have the PIO / FAA been trained appropriately?   more>>
RTI can bring about real independence
August 16, 2012
Are we really free and independent?   more>>
RTI has led to a new class of activists and lawyers
August 6, 2012
The new class of people is fully charged   more>>