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


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     Right to Information Act 2005    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     Right to Information Act 2005    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     Right to Information Act 2005    Imported product was released on payment of penalty charges - CIC: In the First Appeal memo, there was no mention that the appellant wanted personal hearing - CIC is not an appropriate forum for claiming any refund which was paid as some demurrage charges     Right to Information Act 2005    Information about the HRM quota admission in the KV - CIC: Provide the total number the students who were admitted under HRM quota for the academic year; CIC directed the PIO to hyperlink of the website where the sought for information is available     Right to Information Act 2005    CCTV footage could not be provided as the CCTV camera installed at the main gate was not working at the relevant time - FAA: RTI is only forum to get available information and PIO is not supposed to create information - CIC: No denial of information     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

November 4, 2020
Despite repeated requests, the PIO failed to maintain the decorum during the hearing & continued to speak without listening to the questions raised by the CIC, forcing the CIC to disconnect the conferencing CIC advised the PIO to maintain good behaviour...more>>
November 2, 2020
Although the RTI Act or the rules made thereunder do not prescribe the procedure to be followed by the FAA in dealing with first appeals, by convention, the FAA should give an opportunity of hearing if the Appellant expressly wants to be heard...more>>



October 30, 2020
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...more>>
October 28, 2020
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...more>>



October 26, 2020
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...more>>
October 23, 2020
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...more>>



Articles

Is ‘marriage’ a piece of ‘personal information’ under RTI?
May 10, 2012
In the changing era, the concept of privacy is being redefined   more>>
Are the RTI applications going beyond all limits?
April 17, 2012
The Chief Justice of India Justice Kapadia feels that there is a need to draw a line somewhere.   more>>
Transparency in the appointment of the Information Commissioners is a must for the working of RTI Act
April 4, 2012
Should bureaucrats be appointed as Information Commissioners?   more>>

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November 4, 2020
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November 2, 2020
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October 22, 2020
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