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


SASF: List of Companies whose loan accounts were available for settlement was prepared taking into account several strategic & commercial factors including the modes through which accounts were declared NPA - CIC: No public interest warranting disclosure     Right to Information Act 2005    Details in regards to selection of Graduate Engineer Trainee (GET) were not furnished - Respondent: Information could not be furnished as the recruitment process was on-going at that time - CIC: Since it has attained finality, information can be provided     Right to Information Act 2005    Notings from the file of M/s Vadilal Dairy International Ltd - CIC: Respondent could not point out the portions of the notings which were exempted under Sec. 8 (1) d) of the RTI Act and reasons behind denial of the information; Disclose exercising Sec. 10     Right to Information Act 2005    Guidelines regarding the authenticity of usage of Swamy's Medical Attendance Rule while dealing with any kind of medical reimbursement - CIC: Giving reasons/ opinions/ interpretations, etc are beyond the scope of duty of the CPIO     Right to Information Act 2005    Respondent remained absent despite service of notice - CIC: Absence of the respondent is viewed seriously by the Commission and the PIO is cautioned to be careful in future - CIC directed to provide revised point-wise reply against point Nos. 6 to 8     Right to Information Act 2005    Guidelines regarding transfer of MBBS students from Ukraine to other country to complete remaining education - PIO: Queries raised by Foreign Medical Students from Ukraine & China have been uploaded on NMC website - CIC: Appropriate response provided     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

May 8, 2024
RTI application filed with PACL Nodal Officer and Secretary, Judge (Retd) R.M. Lotha Committee - CIC: Appellant has filed the First Appeal before the FAA, SEBI without even filing any RTI Application with SEBI; Appeal is not maintainable...more>>
May 6, 2024
CIC: Outstretching the interpretation of Section 2(f) to include deductions & inferences to be drawn by the PIO is unwarranted; It casts immense pressure on PIOs to ensure that they provide the correct deduction to avoid being subject to penal provisions...more>>



May 3, 2024
Alleged wrong degree certificate by BIT Mesra University - CIC strongly advises the PIO to follow up on the correspondence and facilitate proper redressal of the grievance as it seemingly affects the welfare of similarly placed community of students...more>>
May 1, 2024
Matter of cruelty to cattle at BHEL - CIC: No reply has been provided till date which is a violation of the timeframe stipulated under RTI Act - Smt Prachi Jain, CPIO & Assistant Secretary to show cause explaining why penal action should not be initiated...more>>



April 29, 2024
Information relating to India Non-Judicial stamp paper - CIC: The RTI Application and First Appeal are filed by separate individuals; Since the channel of First Appeal has not been properly exhausted by the Appellant, the second appeal is not maintainable...more>>
April 26, 2024
Legal basis for constituting a selection committee for shortlisting applicant for CIC; Records evidencing that the Cabinet Secretary exercised his mind to find that Ms. Amita Pandove possessed all the qualifications - CIC: Appropriate response provided...more>>



Articles

Young Gandhi to Mahatma Gandhi
January 30, 2012
Young Gandhi to Mahatma Gandhi   more>>
The report of interlocutors should be in Public Domain - Venkatesh Nayak
December 22, 2011
In October 2010, the Government of India had appointed a group of three interlocutors for Jammu and Kashmir   more>>
Use of RTI in governance
December 19, 2011
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Comments

The records are available in the vernacular which is the official language of the state
November 20, 2022
Can RTI Applicant demand translation by the PIO from vernacular to English?   more>>
बहुत से विभाग आरटीआई का जवाब ही नहीं देते है
November 9, 2022
लखनऊ आयोग में न पेश होने की वजह से कई अपील खारिज हो जाती है   more>>
Do I have to pay charges of Photocopying for seeking information?
October 25, 2022
I belong to Below Poverty Line (BPL) Category and have filed an application under the RTI Act   more>>