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

December 21, 2011
Denial of disclosure should be only as per the RTI Act...more>>
December 21, 2011
Providing incorrect information to an applicant with a malafide intent...more>>



December 20, 2011
Reasons for assigning the debt to another bank...more>>
December 20, 2011
Copy of correspondence and note-sheet of investigation...more>>



December 20, 2011
No disclosure of details of locker to the legal heir...more>>
December 19, 2011
Sealing of an Illegal tube-well under RTI ...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>>

Comments

Can the leave application and reasons for which leave was taken be disclosed under RTI?
August 14, 2020
Days of leaves taken by the public servant are liable to be disclosed under RTI Act   more>>
In Odisha, why ‘Bhata’ caste is included in schedule caste list?
August 12, 2020
‘Bhat’, ‘Bhatta’, ‘Bhata’, are the same caste   more>>
There is no proper inquiry in case of disputes even after filing of FIR
August 10, 2020
RTI Act comes to the rescue of the victim who has placed complaint to the Police Station   more>>