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


Multiple RTI Applications - CIC: Even if the complainant had filed 47 RTI applications, it is the duty of the PIO under the provisions of the RTI Act to dealt each application separately & give reply to the RTI applicants after proper application of mind     Right to Information Act 2005    Copies of guidelines by the Government of India and CBI as regards the policy parameters for initiation and acceptance of CBI enquiry in matters related with the Central or State Government - CIC: Appellant could not substantiate allegations of corruption     Right to Information Act 2005    Information regarding Aarogya Setu Data Access & Knowledge Sharing Protocol was sought - CIC: First appeal was not enclosed with complaint memo & might have been filed after the complaint was filed; This complaint cannot be converted into a second appeal     Right to Information Act 2005    Is an appellant is entitled to get a copy of the comparative statement of the tenderers for the aforesaid tender after its finalization? - CIC: Provide it after redacting the commercial /personal information of the bidders such as TIN no., PAN no. etc.     Right to Information Act 2005    ODI List - Information about number of officers in the ODI list, those exonerated, date of review meeting was denied u/s 8(1)(h) and 8(1)(j) - CIC: Disclosure would defeat the very purpose of surveillance conducted through the established procedure of ODI     Right to Information Act 2005    Web link of gazette notification was provided on request for a certified copy of UGC regulations making National Eligibility Test or PhD as minimum mandatory qualification for the appointment of lecturers - CIC: Providing certified copy is not mandatory     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

Ordinance amends the Banking Regulation Act as applicable to Co-operative Banks
June 27, 2020
A co-operative society supervised by the RBI would be within the ambit of RTI Act   more>>
States and Union Territories are running out of beds for the patients of Covid -19 infection
June 8, 2020
We must develop common templates for information disclosure for use across the country   more>>
HC: No penalty if experienced lawyer says records destroyed by termites
May 14, 2020
Is it the responsibility of the RTI applicant to prove that the PIO is wrong?   more>>

Comments

Should second appeal be allowed if the order of the FAA in the favour of the appellant?
November 28, 2020
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Very useful and handy website for the researchers and PIOs
November 4, 2020
This website of RTI Foundation has been free for the readers since its inception in 2011   more>>
What to do if no valid address or contact number has been given by the RTI applicant?
November 2, 2020
Send the reply or the letter asking for further fee through speed post / registered post   more>>