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


Passport details, copies of birth certificate and copies of records of educational qualification are personal information, the disclosure of which would cause unwarranted invasion of privacy of individuals unless there was an overbearing public interest     Right to Information Act 2005    Information about the Mumbai blast - The area in respect of which information is sought has security implications, the judgment is best left to the wisdom of the agencies concerned, who are tasked with the responsibility of sifting such information     Right to Information Act 2005    In the larger public interest, the CIC advised the Min of Health and Family Welfare to appoint a Nodal Officer for the compilation and collation of all available OMs / Notifications issued in the form of a compendium for ready reference of all concerned     Right to Information Act 2005    CIC was appalled to learn that an organization like FSSAI meant to research, preserve & notify standards for food safety for normal consumption by the mankind was itself pleading helpless in securing, maintaining, documenting & digitizing its own records     Right to Information Act 2005    PIO requested the appellant to provide details of information sought so that complete information could be provided; Letter was returned undelivered as address not traceable - CIC: Respondent has made due efforts to furnish information; appeal dismissed     Right to Information Act 2005    PIO: There was no “Transfer Policy” followed by the Respondent Public Authority before 2018 - CIC: Furnish an updated status of transfer policy guidelines; For redressal of his grievance, the Appellant is advised to approach an appropriate forum     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    Power to regulate the tenure, salaries and allowances of Information Commissioners     Right to Information Act 2005    When shall the Whistleblowers Protection Act be implemented?     Right to Information Act 2005    How much respect should the order of the Supreme Court command?     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?