A one stop destination for all Right to Information (RTI) matters
A one stop destination for all Right to Information (RTI) matters

CIC: The performance review should be provided to the appellant by IAF even if not generally given, as the appellant is already privy to the same; Copy of his own disagreement note should also be given - CIC: Study other points and provide a proper reply     Right to Information Act 2005    Brother of a deceased sought information relating to the death of his sister - PIO: Fee for photocopying charges was not provided - FAA reiterated and disposed appeal - CIC: If no proof of delivery of the demand letter, provide information free of cost     Right to Information Act 2005    CIC: The CVO, UGC needs to be looked into the alleged irregularities raised by the Appellant in the Janki Devi Memorial College (DU) and ensure redressal of the matter through proper mechanism keeping in mind equity and good conscience     Right to Information Act 2005    Action taken on appellant’s letter to the Law Minister - PIO: The RTI application/first appeal was not received; Dak was misplaced as some wings of MHA and D/o Justice had a common diary dispatch system - CIC: Streamline the RTI mechanism; Free enclosures     Right to Information Act 2005    Certified copy of correspondence between RBI and NCPI was denied u/s section 8 (1) (e) and 8(1)(j) - CIC: The reply was evasive and incomplete; Respondent to revisit the RTI application and provide proper reply against point nos. 2 & 3 of the application     Right to Information Act 2005    RBI denied the information on the ground of pending WP before Karnataka HC - CIC: PIO has claimed exemption u/s 8(1)(h); Not established that the disclosure of the information would impede investigation; Failed to assist the CIC properly; SCN for penalty     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    Should CBSE be allowed to charge Rs 500/- for a copy of the answer sheet?     Right to Information Act 2005    Supreme Court refused to stay the notices issued by RBI to PNB and UBI     Right to Information Act 2005    Do Citizens Misuse RTI or Powerful Misuse Discretion?     Right to Information Act 2005   

Frequently asked questions for Public Information Officer
What powers does the RTI Act, 2005 provide to a citizen?
How should the term ‘substantial’ be interpreted in substantial financing?
Are the Non Governmental Organizations (NGO’s) and other Private organizations covered under the RTI Act?
Are different offices of an organization different Public authority?
What should be the frequency of training the PIO and Appellate Authority?
Who is a Transparency Officer
In which language can the application be filed before a PIO?
In which language is the PIO expected to reply to the RTI application?
What are the essential requirements of an application filed before a PIO?
Can a PIO ask for proof of citizenship from an applicant?
Should a PIO accept an application filed by a director on behalf of a company? Or can an individual file an application on behalf of an association?
How much fee is to be paid in respect of the public authorities belonging to the Central government?
Should the application fee be in favour of the PIO?
What are the modes of payment of the fee which should be accepted by a PIO?
Can a PIO demand the postal charges or the cost of compilation of information from the applicant?
Who is the ‘concerned’ PIO to whom an application should be filed?
Is the PIO expected to provide answers to all the questions in an application?
When should ‘Inspection’ be allowed by the PIO?
What should a PIO do if an applicant seeks copies of the records which have been destroyed?
Can a public authority use an advocate during the proceedings of the RTI Act?
Can any action be taken against a PIO if he has provided excess information or under information?
If the PIO has provided excess information or under information, can a request for imposition of penalty be made before the Information Commission?
How should a PIO deal with applicants who repeatedly file applications?
How should an application be processed by a PIO?
What is the role of a First Appellate Authority (FAA) under the RTI Act?
Is a First Appellate Authority (FAA) expected to give a personal hearing in every case?
Can a First Appellate Authority (FAA) review its own order?
What is third party information?
Can a Public Authority be considered as a third party?
Can a public authority file an appeal?
If a citizen seeks information which is forbidden by other rules or Acts, what should a PIO do?
How should a PIO deal with applications seeking voluminous information?
What are the conditions in which the information can be denied by a PIO?
What is a fiduciary relationship?
How can a PIO avoid penalty proceedings?
When can the compensation be claimed?
What are the common ways of misuse of the RTI Act which a PIO may encounter?
How should a PIO / public authority deal with cases of misuse or vexatious applications?