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


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    Complete information on rules about re-appointment of retired employees of Canara Bank after their retirement mentioning, norms for monetary & other benefits, facilities etc. available for post-retirement assignments - CIC: Complaint disposed as withdrawn     Right to Information Act 2005    Vijai Sharma and K V Chowdary appointed as CIC and CVC respectively     Right to Information Act 2005    Is the Mysore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

July 30, 2020
Seeking information regarding promotion - PIO: No individual opinion of Central Promotion Committee (CPC) member was recorded and instead, a consolidated opinion was recorded - PIO agreed to furnish a copy of such consolidated opinion ...more>>
July 28, 2020
Information regarding the details of expenditure incurred by ONGC Mehsana for certain court cases was provided - CIC: As the matter is sub-judice before the District Court and the Commercial Court, no further intervention is required in the matter...more>>



July 26, 2020
Information pertaining to sanction of prosecution against the appellant by his department on CVC’s advice, was denied under Section 8(1)(h) - Appellant: Investigation has been completed and charge sheet has been filed - CIC: Provide the information ...more>>
July 24, 2020
Request for hard copies of information under RTI Act in respect of those information which are already available in the public domain will to unnecessary diversion of resources & conflict with other public interest which includes optimal use of resources...more>>



July 22, 2020
In reply to SCN for penalty, PIO submitted that the dispatch register was provided in the form maintained by the branch - PIO explained that the appellant had filed around 200 RTI applications with their Gramin bank - CIC dropped the penalty proceedings...more>>
July 20, 2020
An ex-teacher filed a complaint and sought action taken report - CIC: Appellant is harping on a grievance which is outside it’s adjudicatory powers - CIC: Principal to submit a sworn affidavit stating that information as available, has been provided ...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>>