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


Information regarding cost analysis of Cement and Steel produced in India - PIO was not able to locate the holder of information - CIC: Unless PIO is certain as to who is the custodian, he cannot transfer the RTI application to any other public authority     Right to Information Act 2005    LPG benefits under Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana - PIO: It does not pertain to RL Division - CIC: The PIO should have transferred the application to the holder of the information u/s 6(3), or obtained the information by taking assistance u/s 5(4)     Right to Information Act 2005    Reasons for not auctioning the property seized by SEBI and the likely date of auction - PIO: Clarification is not information u/s 2(f) - CIC: Appellant is investor in the said company, therefore he has a right to know the status of these seized properties     Right to Information Act 2005    Information about various Regulatory State Council (Medical, Dental, Nursing & Physiotherapy) - CIC: No reply has been provided by the then PIO or FAA; It is disappointing to note the utter disregard towards the provisions of the RTI Act; SCN for penalty     Right to Information Act 2005    Information regarding other officials of Postal Assistant working in operative offices and whose induction training period has been counted for financial upgradation - CIC: Details of other officials contains their personal information exempt u/s 8(1)(j)     Right to Information Act 2005    CIC: Severing the name and designation of any officer can be done u/s 10 of the RTI Act to protect the identity of the officer who has given his comments; PIO was within his power to mask the name & designation of the officer while providing the enclosure     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    Providing copy of “Inter-Caste Marriage” certificates tantamounts to providing third party information     Right to Information Act 2005    Is a reply to a RTI application admissible in a court of law as evidence?     Right to Information Act 2005    Analysis of the Central Information Commission’s (CIC) Annual Report for the year 2020-21     Right to Information Act 2005   
FAQ for Applicant

Frequently asked questions for Applicant
What powers does the RTI Act, 2005 provide?
What are criteria to identify that an organization is controlled by the government?
Should the applicant file an RTI application every time an information is sought or is the public authority expected to provide certain information pro-actively?
How should the Pro-active dissemination of information be done by the public authority?
When should an applicant seek ‘Inspection’?
Can an applicant take someone with him for the inspection?
What is the procedure for seeking information under the RTI Act?
Can you suggest any format for seeking information?
How to draft an application?
Is there a word limit for filing an RTI application? How many questions can an applicant raise in a single RTI application?
What are the types of fee required to be paid under the RTI Act?
How much fee is to be paid in respect of the public authorities belonging to the Central government?
When can an applicant seek information invoking the ‘life or liberty’ provision?
What should an applicant do if he suspects tampering of records?
When can an applicant file an appeal before the First Appellate Authority (FAA)?
Can an applicant seek unlimited information under the RTI Act?
Can information sought by a citizen through a RTI application be denied?
Is the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) a ‘cabinet’ or a Council of Ministers?
What is Public Interest?
What is the importance of the concept of Public Interest in the RTI Act?
Can an applicant seek information older than 20 years?
Can an applicant request the Information Commission to review its own order?
Can an appellant request for his/her appeal to be heard out of turn by the Central Information Commission (CIC)?
How should an appellant file the second appeal before the Information Commission?
Does the appellant have to physically travel to New Delhi to attend the hearing before the Central Information Commission?
What types of penalties can be imposed on the public servants?
When can an applicant request the Information Commission to levy penalty?
Can any penalty be imposed on the applicant?
When can an applicant claim the compensation?
If a citizen finds that a practice of a public authority does not conform to the provisions or spirit of the RTI Act, what can he do?
Can the Departmental Promotion Committees (DPC) proceedings be obtained under the RTI Act?
Can an applicant obtain a copy of the transfers and postings and the reasons for it?
Can an applicant seek the copies of the Annual Performance Appraisal Report (APAR) [earlier termed as the Annual Confidential Report (ACR)] under the RTI Act?