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


Information regarding cost analysis of Cement and Steel produced in India - PIO was not able to locate the holder of information - CIC: Unless PIO is certain as to who is the custodian, he cannot transfer the RTI application to any other public authority     Right to Information Act 2005    LPG benefits under Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana - PIO: It does not pertain to RL Division - CIC: The PIO should have transferred the application to the holder of the information u/s 6(3), or obtained the information by taking assistance u/s 5(4)     Right to Information Act 2005    Reasons for not auctioning the property seized by SEBI and the likely date of auction - PIO: Clarification is not information u/s 2(f) - CIC: Appellant is investor in the said company, therefore he has a right to know the status of these seized properties     Right to Information Act 2005    Information about various Regulatory State Council (Medical, Dental, Nursing & Physiotherapy) - CIC: No reply has been provided by the then PIO or FAA; It is disappointing to note the utter disregard towards the provisions of the RTI Act; SCN for penalty     Right to Information Act 2005    Information regarding other officials of Postal Assistant working in operative offices and whose induction training period has been counted for financial upgradation - CIC: Details of other officials contains their personal information exempt u/s 8(1)(j)     Right to Information Act 2005    CIC: Severing the name and designation of any officer can be done u/s 10 of the RTI Act to protect the identity of the officer who has given his comments; PIO was within his power to mask the name & designation of the officer while providing the enclosure     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    Providing copy of “Inter-Caste Marriage” certificates tantamounts to providing third party information     Right to Information Act 2005    Is a reply to a RTI application admissible in a court of law as evidence?     Right to Information Act 2005    Analysis of the Central Information Commission’s (CIC) Annual Report for the year 2020-21     Right to Information Act 2005   

Case Laws

November 8, 2021
CIC recorded severe admonition for the PIO for his failure to appear before the bench in person - CIC warned against wasting the time and resources in future by opting for last minute changes in the preferred mode of hearing; Explanation of PIO called for...more>>
November 6, 2021
Rules for availing compensatory leave for working Saturday, Sunday and holidays and the reasons for not allowing to take compensatory leave in tabular form were sought - CIC: Exempt u/S 8(1)(j) as being related to the personal information of third parties...more>>



November 4, 2021
Denial of ACC notes was upheld by FAA - CIC: Since the matter relates to disclosure of ACC recommendations made by the Cabinet Secretariat and the matter is subjudice in Delhi High Court, it would be judicious to await the final outcome of the matter...more>>
October 31, 2021
CIC: There has been a delay in providing the information in several matters; The conduct of the public authority indicates the lack of prioritisation of RTI matters - CIC: Jt Secretary, Bar Council of India to take note and immediate corrective measures...more>>



October 29, 2021
Certified copies of action taken on appellant’s complaints registered by CVC were denied citing PIDPI Resolution - PIO: The CIC decision in similar cases ordering disclosure has been challenged before Delhi High Court - CIC: Appeal adjourned sine die...more>>
October 27, 2021
CIC: Disclose data regarding year of death, total number of deaths of Indians, sex of the deceased & cause of death - MEA should apprise Indian Missions to take steps for suo motu disclosure of the above information; Embassies to adopt a uniform approach ...more>>



Articles

Amidst lockdown, The Right to Information Act (RTI Act) quietly turns sweet sixteen
May 12, 2020
Statistically, RTI is not a burden on the PIOs, though mind-set is slow to change   more>>
COVID 19 casualty – Most State Information Commissions in quarantine
April 29, 2020
COVID lockdown has turned the citizenry into passive consumers of information   more>>
Are the Gujarat High Court Rules in consonance with the provisions of the RTI Act?
April 7, 2020
The scope of the RTI Act is being restricted by the Supreme Court judgment   more>>

Comments

The RTI applicant is asking for information in his own format in tabular form
December 27, 2021
Charges for sending the soft copies of 500 pages through RTI online portal   more>>
उत्तर प्रदेश सूचना आयोग के कथनी करनी में एक रूपता कभी नहीं रही
December 5, 2021
परिणाम देखने पर ही कुछ कहा जा सकता है   more>>
My Second Appeal is not admitted by CIC as the CPIO replied in Gujarati
November 19, 2021
The CIC requires the documents in English or Hindi only   more>>