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A one stop destination for all Right to Information (RTI) matters


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    Information regarding invoking the SARFAESI Act for realising the secured assets by Repco bank and the outcome of 187 Cases, which were referred for Arbitration by the Repco Bank Limited, between 2009-2019 - CIC: The PIO to justify denial of information     Right to Information Act 2005    CIC: Some queries of the appellant are in the nature of seeking explanation/opinion/advice from the PIO viz. “Whether the updated accounts of HAL PF Trust are submitted to the EPFO, etc”; PIO cannot first analyze the documents and then provide information     Right to Information Act 2005    Inspection of a file related to Order-in-Appeal issued by Commissioner of Customs (Appeals), Mumbai was sought - CIC: Disclosure of commercial details of other individual(s) such as exporters, suppliers, negotiated price of goods etc is exempt u/S 8(1)(d)     Right to Information Act 2005    Whether action has been taken for the complaint which has been lodged on Google Reviews by G.B. Pant Hospital? CIC: Appropriate reply has not been provided to the Appellant - CIC: Provide a revised reply to the Appellant, free of cost, within 15 days     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 28, 2020
PIO: It is a very old record and same is not traceable despite thorough search - CIC: Commission cannot order any relief in respect of the same - CIC: Provide any document wherein criteria for declaring a Govt. employee as unfit is stipulated...more>>
December 26, 2020
Copies of reminders sent to Zonal Office Jalandhar for non-submissions of periodic CTR statement for a specific period along with a copy of the dispatch register was denied u/s 8(1)(j) - CIC: Revisit the RTI application and provide a specific reply...more>>



December 24, 2020
CIC: The question of non-receipt of RTI application & the subsequent appeal does not arise; Secretary, Ministry of Education to relook at the delivery mechanism and take necessary steps to streamline the system of receiving RTI Applications /First Appeals...more>>
December 22, 2020
CIC: Disclosure of ACR of the military personnel has been expressly barred; Components of SRMB recommendations primarily consist of the report of the IO & RO, which is based on the assessment of performance of the officer vis-a-vis his medical category...more>>



December 20, 2020
A gunman was removed from services in 1999 and died later in 2009 - His son filed an application and sought the daily progress report with regards to it using RTI - CIC directed to provide the information on receipt of valid succession certificate and NOC...more>>
December 18, 2020
RTI Application and the First Appeal were filed by Neeraj Khattar while the Complaint has been filed in the name of Geeta Khattar - The appellant did not avail the opportunity for hearing to pursue her case - CIC: Complaint is ab initio not maintainable...more>>



Articles

Madras HC directs TN Public Service Commission to disclose the details of caste, including sub-caste
September 8, 2020
Information about the total vacancies and seats allocated to the Backward Community   more>>
A 2 million question! How can you seek answers for your problems using RTI Act?
August 4, 2020
A thorough reading of the website content can provide answers to many questions   more>>
Ordinance amends the Banking Regulation Act as applicable to Co-operative Banks
June 27, 2020
A co-operative society supervised by the RBI would be within the ambit of RTI Act   more>>

Comments

The examples on the possible uses of RTI are many and from different streams
April 25, 2012
I would strongly recommend it to all colleagues and friends.   more>>
Misuse of the RTI Act
April 18, 2012
A balanced view is taken by your site in reporting   more>>
Secretary, Mizoram State Information Commission - Information about the wesite is useful
April 3, 2012
www.rtifoundationofinidia has been providing informative services to all   more>>