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


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    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    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   
Acknowledgement

1.     Dr. (Mrs.) Anuradha Verma

All the contents appearing in the site have been written, compiled, and collected by Dr. (Mrs.) Anuradha Verma to which this site owes its thanks.

She is a post graduate in Zoology and her PhD thesis work “Impact of Tourism on the Ecology and Large Mammals of Pench National Park” has been widely acclaimed.

Her column “DATE WITH RTI” is perhaps the longest running regular column on the subject which debuted in the year 2008 in the site whispersinthecorridors.com. This column discusses one CIC order every Monday and is also a part of the monthly magazine by the same name.

She has co-authored the book “Right to Information – Law and Practice” published by M/s Taxmann, New Delhi which has been widely appreciated and its second edition has been released. Her recent book “PIO’s guide to RTI” has been published in September 2011 by the same publisher and has been well received by the readers. She has a new dimension to the RTI Act by analysing it from different angles based on the need of the users thereby giving a sectoral look to it.

She is working at the Indian Institute of Management, Indore looking exclusively after the RTI matters since May 2010. She has published many analytical studies and is conducting training for many organisations. She also provides consultancy on RTI matters to individuals and organisations.

2.     M/s InfoBeans

The site owes special thanks to M/s InfoBeans, particularly Mr Siddharth Sethi, Mr. Rajagopalan Kannan and Mr Ashish Jain who deserve applaud for the pains taken by them in creating the site. It is due to their efforts that you are able to see the site on the screen. They are the persons responsible for the “wow” effect.

3.     M/s Taxmann

M/s Taxmann, (New Delhi) is a leading publisher of India and has been a constant support in all the academic endeavours. Some of the material in the site is based on the book “PIO’s guide to RTI” for which the readers may also refer to the original publication.