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


Are orders of National Green Tribunal applicable to all states and related information - CIC: Owing to larger public interest raised, PIO to re-visit the RTI application in a point-wise manner and provide the relevant information wherever it is available     Right to Information Act 2005    Information about Maulana Azad Education Foundation - Appellant submitted that he is not satisfied with the reply as the documents provided to him were not certified - CIC warned the PIO and directed to resend the documents in the form of certified copies     Right to Information Act 2005    Allegation of fraud by the Development Officer of the LIC - CIC: Although redressal of grievance does not fall within the purview of the RTI Act, LIC to examine the grievance as per extant policy guidelines and redress the same appropriately     Right to Information Act 2005    PIO: 1818 candidates paid Rs 1000/- each towards challenging questions with wrong answers given in the official answer key of JEE out of which fee was returned to 611 candidates whose objections were found genuine - CIC issued an advisory to the PIO     Right to Information Act 2005    Information about dividend distributed to the beneficiaries by ITI Colony Welfare Committee - PIO: The dividends are paid as per the decision of IOC; There is possibility of unrest among different unions if it is disclosed - CIC: Provide the information     Right to Information Act 2005    CIC: Design of the modules & internal framework of the software not to be disclosed - CIC: Information pertaining to disposal of RTI cases, stage of pendency thereof, reasoned decision/s on RTI requests, numbers of cases etc. should be updated on website     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    Are the Gujarat High Court Rules in consonance with the provisions of the RTI Act?     Right to Information Act 2005    CORONAVIRUS - What after 14th April, 2020? Would extended lockdown contain Corona infection?     Right to Information Act 2005    Under RTI, a citizen should be able to choose the method for obtaining information     Right to Information Act 2005   

Case Laws

December 30, 2019
What action has been taken by the UGC on a particular petition (of the appellant) given by PMO which was forwarded by MHRD to UGC for appropriate action? - CIC: PIO is directed to provide a point wise reply in within 15 days of the receipt of this order ...more>>
December 28, 2019
Salary and attendance details - CIC: Provide the status and copy of the final document describing the status of the remuneration in terms of monetary remuneration or provision of Earned Leave for the faculties who have taken the Summer Term in 2017 ...more>>



December 26, 2019
Respondent denied the information without citing any provision for exemption u/s 8 of RTI Act with a lapse of over two years - CIC issued show cause notices to the then PIO & the present PIO, to explain why penalty u/s 20 (1) of RTI Act may not be imposed...more>>
December 23, 2019
Certain information was sought from the Government Mint (A Unit of SPMCIL) - CIC: Respondent to file an affidavit mentioning all the efforts undertaken in tracing the relevant documents as sought and that these are not available with the Public Authority...more>>



December 20, 2019
Appellant sought copy of a particular file - PIO informed that the relevant records have been weeded out - Appellant: Under the Evidence Act, Public Authority does not have the power to weed out such records - CIC: No relief can be ordered in the matter...more>>
December 18, 2019
CIC: PIO to provide complete information particularly with regard to the copies of the appointment records of Dean/Associate Dean of NIT to the appellant - CIC: The appellant to give an acknowledgment receipt to the CPIO after receiving the documents...more>>



Articles

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November 13, 2019
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October 30, 2019
Tenure, salaries, allowances & conditions of Information Commissioners to be decided by Govt.   more>>

Comments

At least 50% members of CIC must be from legal background
July 22, 2012
Legal experts like Joint Secretary Law exploits the position to his wrong advantage   more>>
The order is ultra virus to the RTI Act and it ought to be challenged before Supreme Court
July 12, 2012
Is it mandatory to impose penalty for delay under the RTI Act?   more>>
I am working as a CPIO for 4 months
July 6, 2012
Before my appointment as the CPIO, I was not given any formal training.   more>>