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


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    Certified copy of a fact-finding report and action taken was denied u/s 11(e) - CIC: FAA has also failed to point out the sheer ignorance of the PIO and has rather upheld the reply of the PIO invoking Section 8(1)(h); CIC severely admonished the PIO     Right to Information Act 2005    Information about any fraudulent measures noticed in issuing a particular Aadhar card was denied - Appellant: Sec 8(1)(j) is not applicable as the address mentioned in the Aadhar card is his property - CIC is not the appropriate forum to examine the case     Right to Information Act 2005    Certified copy of Seniority Roll for promotion of Chargeman was denied citing absence of larger public interest - CIC: Conduct of the PIO amounts to a gross violation of the RTI Act provisions; Section 11 is a procedural provision, not an exemption clause     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

October 3, 2020
CIC: The contention that the CPIO should have followed the procedure u/s 11 of the RTI Act before denying the information is not correct as it is only to be followed in such cases where the CPIO intends to disclose any information related to a third party...more>>
October 1, 2020
CIC: Provide a copy of the transfer policy, audit report carried out by the Accountant General, reply given for the audit observations and a copy of the Agenda and Minutes of the meetings of the Board of Governors (BoG) for the specific period...more>>



September 29, 2020
Complainant pressed for action against the then CPIO u/S 20 of RTI Act for delay in transferring the RTI application beyond the stipulated period of 5 days - CIC called for the relevant dispatch & receipt records on the next date of hearing ...more>>
September 27, 2020
The FAA is an independent quasi-judicial authority; PIO could have sought assistance u/S 5(4) of the RTI Act from the concerned authority - PIO reprimanded to be more meticulous about his duties & give appropriate replies to the RTI applicant within time...more>>



September 23, 2020
Information about pension was denied u/s 24 by DRDL, a Schedule II organisation - CIC: No violation of human rights is involved in service matters such as promotion, disciplinary actions, pay increments, retiral benefits, pension, gratuity, etc....more>>
September 21, 2020
CIC: It must be shown that the disclosure of the information would ‘impede’ or even on a lesser threshold ‘hamper’ or ‘interfere’ with the investigation; PIO has failed to discharge this burden u/Section 19(5) - CIC: PIO is hereby issued a strict...more>>



Articles

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>>
Use of RTI in governance
December 19, 2011
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Comments

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>>
Details of the Immovable property returns have been put on the website
August 8, 2020
SC has held that property details are personal and can be disclosed in larger public interest   more>>