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


CIC: The PIO to showcause why action should not be taken under the RTI Act for his misconduct & negligence - CIC instructed the MGM Medical College to convene periodic conferences to sensitize & educate the concerned officials about the RTI provisions     Right to Information Act 2005    CIC perused the two RTI Applications written in the same hand writing filed by different individuals - CIC: This does not take away the gross violation of the RTI provisions by the PIO - CIC expressed severe displeasure & marked a copy of the order to FAA     Right to Information Act 2005    Appellant: Denial of information u/s 8(1)(h) is rather bizarre as the case pertains to a period dating back 22 years - CIC: PIO mechanically invoked the exemption on the premise that de novo inquiries are pending against the Appellant; Inspection allowed     Right to Information Act 2005    Appellant sought copy of remarks, noting of concerned authorities on her 9 letters, copy of show-cause notice issued to her husband Lt. Col. Arun Gulati and copy of the said officer’s reply - CIC: The denial of information u/s 8(1)(j) is not appropriate     Right to Information Act 2005    Copies of testimonials submitted by the candidates at the time of their appointments was denied under Section 8(1)(e) of the RTI Act - CIC: Mere allegation of corruption cannot imply larger public interest; No further intervention of the CIC is required     Right to Information Act 2005    In the light of the categorical submission made by the MHRD regarding the status of the Lawrence School Lovedale as a Public Authority, the CIC directed to disclose the information regarding the approval of the buildings, number of canteens/ hostels, etc.     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    Is the recent appointment of Government Officials as Information Commissioners null and void?     Right to Information Act 2005    There can be no dispute that the human rights would include life and liberty     Right to Information Act 2005    What are the criteria for selecting the Information Commissioners?     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?