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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

July 2, 2022
Information about a Cabinet Note on Pay Commission - Basis on which OM about dearness allowance was issued was denied as being secret - CIC severely admonished the PIO and issued a strict warning to ensure to acquaint himself well with the RTI provisions...more>>
June 30, 2022
Time barred appeal - Second appeal has been filed after a period of 02 years and 10 months from the date of filing of the first appeal without any valid reason explaining the delay - CIC: The case is time barred under section 19(3) of the RTI Act...more>>



June 26, 2022
CIC: Information regarding PPO issued in respect of Pre 2016 pensioner whose pension has been revised with reference to F.D. Fir. letter 22372016-lPension (FD) is personal information of third party; It is exempt from disclosure u/S 8(1)(j) of the RTI Act...more>>
June 23, 2022
Information about an investigation was denied u/s 8(1)(e) of RTI Act without justification - During hearing, the PIO explained the applicability of Section 8(1)(e) which was accepted by the CIC with advice to PIO to handle the RTI applications properly...more>>



June 20, 2022
Can two lady doctors do ultrasound test of an male patient in absence of a male attendant? - PIO: Only such information can be provided which is available and existing - CIC: Application consists of questions rather than information as defined in RTI Act...more>>
June 16, 2022
PIO rejected the RTI application on the ground that the IPO was not properly addressed - CIC: PIO’s action to return the RTI application was not proper - CIC: Bona fide of the complainant is established by payment; RTI application should have been replied...more>>



Articles

Do Citizens Misuse RTI or Powerful Misuse Discretion?
July 1, 2021
A PIL has been filed before the Apex Court seeking guidelines against misuse   more>>
CIC expresses severe displeasure over the conduct of the then PIO for not providing timely reply
June 12, 2021
Action against the PIO under Section 20 for the gross violation of the provisions of the RTI Act   more>>
Would the RBI provide information about the loan defaulters and inspection reports?
April 29, 2021
SC dismisses recall applications in Jayantilal Mistry judgment paving way for disclosure   more>>

Comments

Specific RTI pay stamps of necessary denominations may be introduced
July 9, 2021
Payment of fee under the RTI Act would be facilitated by pay stamp   more>>
No Portrait should be allowed in Government offices since it is a place of serving the public
July 5, 2021
Leaders should not take advantage all the time to remind their power and authority   more>>
The pricing of services by the courier companies need to be monitored
July 3, 2021
For a marginal difference in weight, the rate charged rises disproportionately   more>>