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


Information about Grievance Petition submitted to PMO and steps taken by DARPG to address the issue as per CPGRAMS norms - PIO: Grievance has been closed by AICTE; Name, designation of concerned person is available on portal - CIC: No further intervention     Right to Information Act 2005    Appellant: Copy of passport renewal application of my wife is not exempt u/s 8 (1) (j) as marriage is presently valid; Apprehension that false information regarding marital status has been indicated - CIC: Personal information of a third party is exempt     Right to Information Act 2005    Information about a dormant Bank account - CIC: The second appeal filed by the appellant was time-barred & in absence of any application for condonation of delay in filing the second appeal, after a lapse of almost two years, the same is not maintainable     Right to Information Act 2005    Copies of orders regarding establishment and jurisdiction of all special courts/ CBI courts at Jaipur for trial of PC Act cases were not available with them - CIC: RTI application was not replied in a comprehensive manner; Provide a revised reply     Right to Information Act 2005    PIO: (Extra) Rs. 10/- has been sent back to the applicant as there is no provision to accept additional fee in advance - CIC: Although the information provided by the PIO is appropriate, the delay caused in providing the same is viewed adversely     Right to Information Act 2005    Information about CESTAT order - Hearing notice sent to AC CGST returned with remarks of the postal authority ‘addressee moved’ - CIC re-scheduled the instant matter - Notice of hearing should be sent on the correct address of the Public Authority     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    Are the state-funded ‘public trust institutions’ obligated to provide ‘information’ under the RTI Act?     Right to Information Act 2005    Takeaways from the Supreme Court verdict on the Electoral Bond Scheme     Right to Information Act 2005    We will know, we will live - RTI     Right to Information Act 2005   
2nd edition of "PIOs Guide on RTI" published - Based on study of over one lakh orders of CIC and judgments of Courts - Book carries subject wise case laws, latest legal updates, Practical tips for PIOs and FAAs - Needs of all stakeholders covered

Case Laws

June 24, 2024
Correspondence between IGCAR and District Vigilance Committee regarding valid caste certificate - PIO: The conduct of the appellant is far from fair; Public Authority is getting bogged down with the non-productive work - CIC: Appropriate responses sent...more>>
June 21, 2024
Under the impression that RTI application was already replied, PIO returned the RTI application - PIO expressed regret for the mistake saying there was no malafide intention - CIC: Send a copy of written submission to Appellant; No further intervention...more>>



June 19, 2024
Appellant: Age limit for the Position of Chairman & Secretary managing the Self - financing Colleges was sought - CIC: A day before hearing, respondent sent additional information sought to the appellant and the appellant was satisfied; No intervention...more>>
June 19, 2024
Certified copies of documents regarding appellant’s early retirement under Rule 56 (j) - Appellant claimed that she was given early retirement without any reason - CIC directed the PIO to provide an opportunity to the Appellant to inspect records...more>>



June 19, 2024
Copy of account opening form of a deceased was denied u/s 8 (1) (j) - PIO: Appellant has not produced any relevant documents such as death certificate, legal heir proof, etc. along with her RTI application - CIC: Appellant advised to furnish the documents...more>>
June 17, 2024
Policy regarding import of drones - PIO denied the information claiming applicant is seeking clarification and not seeking information as defined u/s 2(f) - FAA: It is personal information of third party exempt u/s 8(1)(j) - CIC: No deliberate denial...more>>



Articles

Will the Biotechnology Regulatory Authority of India Bill override the RTI Act?
March 12, 2012
Are the commercial interest larger then the public interest in the disclosure of safety analysis?   more>>
Is there any check on the public funds spent through PPP?
February 28, 2012
Public - Private partnerships have emerged as a very important mode of investment for economic development   more>>
Amendment in the RTI Act through the Nuclear Safety Regulatory Authority Bill averted
February 20, 2012
A peaceful campaign get noticed which re-affirms the faith in the legislative process.   more>>

Comments

Can the information received by any person through RTI be submitted as evidence under PIDPI?
July 23, 2023
The guidelines for filing a complaint under PIDPI and the supportive evidence needed   more>>
A few mails received from the readers of RTI Foundation of India are reproduced below:
July 9, 2023
Readers are requested to communicate in Hindi or English only   more>>
Different replies to the RTI Applications by different PIOs of the same public authority
May 6, 2023
My RTI Application was transferred to field office and I received 20 different replies   more>>