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


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

January 31, 2021
Information about deficiency of service, abuse of power & criminal intimidation by immigration officers at KIAL - CIC: Onus of substantiating the allegation of corruption & human rights violation lies on RTI Applicant and “perception” is no ground u/s 24...more>>
January 29, 2021
Appellant: Inform the position of CBI’s case on complaint forwarded by CVO, Railway regarding irregularities in Physical Efficiency Test - PIO: Preliminary Enquiry was conducted; CBI recommended Disciplinary Action against officials - CIC: Exempt u/s 8(1)...more>>



January 27, 2021
Certified copy of appellant’s answer book for SSC pre exam along with the details of the marks obtained by the last candidate in the examination - CIC: Provide a copy of appellant’s OMR Sheet of SSC Pre Examination and the cut off marks for selection...more>>
January 25, 2021
Why did PNB return a cheque unpaid with a reason “Insufficient funds”? - CIC: The PNB have shown callous and unprofessional attitude both while representing during the hearing as well as dealing the RTI application; Relocation of office not a pretext...more>>



January 23, 2021
Information related to the sources of income & expenditure mentioned by Rustamji Institute of Technology in the application submitted to AICTE for seeking Extension of Approval was denied - CIC warned the PIO to be careful while providing reply under RTI...more>>
January 21, 2021
Information regarding marks obtained in Graduate Level Selection post - PIO: Answer key and response sheet are uploaded on website after conduct of examination and are accessible to the candidates - CIC: Provide a copy of Answer Key and Response sheet...more>>



Articles

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>>
Information about EVMs, VVPAT Units and SLUs should be provided to the citizens
September 4, 2019
Bharat Electronics Ltd and Electronics Corporation of India Ltd. are reluctant to share information   more>>

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March 9, 2012
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March 6, 2012
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February 28, 2012
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