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


Information regarding complaint - CIC: It is a Complaint under the RTI Act where no further direction for disclosure of information can be given: Only required to be ascertained if it has been denied with a malafide intention or an unreasonable cause     Right to Information Act 2005    PIO: The RTI application and first appeal were not received; On receipt of second appeal, it was transferred u/s 6(3) to State GST to whom the matter pertains - CIC: File an affidavit deposing categorically that the application & appeal were not received     Right to Information Act 2005    CIC: Provide certified legible copy of the explantion submitted by PIO to the Commission regarding the SCN - CIC: Appellant has right to file a non-compliance complaint in the Commission as per the practice rather than filing fresh RTI Application     Right to Information Act 2005    CIC: Appropriate reply has not been furnished by the PIO as per the provisions of the RTI Act; PIO directed to seek clarification from the appellant and furnish information - CIC: Look into the grievance of the Appellant in accordance with the guidelines     Right to Information Act 2005    An ex-employee sought information regarding alleged fake and inaccurate entries in the CTS/CMS at Banking Ombudsman Office - CIC: Appellant is raising speculative statements and expressing conjecture to channelise his service-related grievance     Right to Information Act 2005    Tax details and GST returns were denied claiming it is confidential Third Party information - CIC: Appellant has stretched her apprehensions and is merely expressing conjecture against the tax liability of the averred entities; No larger public interest     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    Disclosure of third party agreements entered into by UIDAI for handling grievance redressal     Right to Information Act 2005    Service particulars of colleagues to be furnished for dispute arises relating to confirmation, seniority, promotion     Right to Information Act 2005    Can Section 8(2) of the RTI Act overcome the Section 44(3) of the DPDP Act?     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

November 5, 2023
Show cause notice to PIO for not providing any reply within stipulated time - PIO is the nodal officer of the University who acquires information from different wings of the University - No intentional delay or dilatory tactics - Explanation accepted...more>>
November 3, 2023
CIC: Appellant has misconceived the entire import of the RTI Act as well as the role of the First and Second Appellate Authority; Relief sought is transferring of the appeal to the “CVO/CIC” which is not maintainable request u/s 19(3) of the RTI Act...more>>



November 1, 2023
Marks secured by the candidates who appeared in the examination for the post of Administrative Officer and the complete merit list - PIO: Information exempt u/s 8(1)(j) of RTI Act - CIC: No further intervention is warranted in the matter...more>>
October 30, 2023
Copy of CAT order was refused asking the appellant to apply as per procedure provided under Chapter XVIII of C.A.T. Rules of Practice, 1993 - CIC: Provide the documents free of cost as the existence of two avenues is not mutually exclusive...more>>



October 27, 2023
List of Christian employees was sought from the Rashtriya Ispat Nigam Ltd - CIC: information sought qualifies as third-party information and same is exempted from disclosure u/s 8(1)(j) of the RTI Act; Further, no larger public interest has been invoked...more>>
October 25, 2023
PIO informed that the bank had challenged the order of the Commission - CIC: Challenging the order may not be legal ground to circumvent the orders of the Commission; Penalty of Rs. 10,000- imposed upon Shri Anand Joshi, the PIO...more>>



Articles

Is the educational degree a piece of personal information under the RTI Act, 2005?
April 2, 2023
A look at the CIC order directing disclosure of the degree of Prime Minister Narendra Damodar Modi   more>>
Supreme Court dismissed petition against holding CIAL a public authority under RTI Act
January 27, 2023
Would the Cochin International Airport Ltd disclose the minutes of the Board meeting?   more>>
Impact of the Digital Personal Data Protection Bill, 2022 on the RTI Act, 2005
November 27, 2022
The information rights would be giving way to privacy rights if the DPDPB becomes an Act   more>>

Comments

Can the PIO send the information requested under RTI by Ordinary Post?
December 1, 2023
It is advisable to send the information by Speed Post or Registered Post   more>>
It is not uncommon for a public authority to receive a pseudonymous RTI application
October 22, 2023
If RTI application is on a common issue, consider posting such information on the website   more>>
The Central Information Commission at Delhi is without its Chief
October 6, 2023
Tenure of Shri Y. K. Sinha. Chief Information Commissioner comes to an end on October 3, 2023   more>>