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Maintenance of record copy of newspaper by RNI - Appellant: PIO has provided a false and misleading reply; Quoted Rule 5 of Reg. of Newspaper (Central) Rules, 1956 - CIC: PIO to place this order before their competent authority to look into the allegation     Right to Information Act 2005    CIC: Information sought is indeterminate and also appears to be voluminous in nature, collation and compilation of which would entail diversion of manpower resources of the Public Authority and thus, cannot be provided in view of Section 7(9) of RTI Act     Right to Information Act 2005    CIC: The issue raised by the Appellant regarding the anomaly reflected in his closing PF balance coupled with rejection of his PF claim is purely a matter of grievance which cannot be resolved under the mandate of RTI Act     Right to Information Act 2005    Information about the enrolment number an advocate, authenticated copy of certificate of enrolment and other supporting document - CIC: No reply was provided to the Appellant is a violation of the provisions of the RTI Act; SCN issued for imposing penalty     Right to Information Act 2005    Status of passport application - CIC: Information held by the public authority had been duly disseminated to the Complainant, no question of deliberate or wilful denial of information arises in this case; The germane issue case has also been resolved     Right to Information Act 2005    Action taken on a complaint regarding encroachment of Govt. land - PIO informed that the action taken is pending - CIC: Since the FA had directed the PIO to furnish a reply within 15 days, a reply ought to have been given by the PIO; Warning issued to PIO     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    Is the educational degree a piece of personal information under the RTI Act, 2005?     Right to Information Act 2005    Supreme Court dismissed petition against holding CIAL a public authority under RTI Act     Right to Information Act 2005    Impact of the Digital Personal Data Protection Bill, 2022 on the RTI Act, 2005     Right to Information Act 2005   

Case Laws

May 10, 2023
Documents related to patta - PIO: RTI application was not transferred to Survey and Land records department as he did not get a copy of the FAA’s order; Compliance with the FAA’s order will be done immediately - CIC: No scope for relief...more>>
May 8, 2023
Information about telephone complaint - CIC: If any complaints are regarding the appellant’s own telephone number, the appellant ought to have information as he would have filed the complaint; No further action lies in the matter...more>>

May 5, 2023
Appellant is aggrieved as his case was not transferred to the Chandigarh Bench; PIO affirmed that the case was already transferred - CIC: PIO, Principal Bench to send a suitable reply to the appellant regarding the provision of free legal assistance...more>>
May 3, 2023
Information regarding non-adjustment of his TA / DA advance - CIC: There is a dispute relating to the transaction of MRO i.e Military Receivable Order and the same cannot be redressed under the RTI Act - CIC: Available information was already provided...more>>

May 1, 2023
CIC: There is lack of coordination among the officials of the Personnel Department & Refractory unit which is quite unacceptable - CIC: A strict warning is issued to the PIOs for not replying timely and not transferring application to deemed PIO u/s 6(3)...more>>
April 26, 2023
CIC: “As to when the appellant will be offered appointment on compassionate grounds” is futuristic and hypothetical - CIC: Whether the appellant is eligible for appointment on compassionate grounds is interrogative - CIC: Not covered u/s 2(f) of RTI Act...more>>


Should CBSE be allowed to charge Rs 500/- for a copy of the answer sheet?
July 12, 2021
Demand of exorbitant fee defeats the basic objectives of the RTI Act   more>>
Supreme Court refused to stay the notices issued by RBI to PNB and UBI
July 4, 2021
CIC has stayed FAA orders accepting that disclosure would cause irreparable loss and injury   more>>
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>>


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>>
The PIO is expected to provide the information in the format which is available in the office
April 9, 2023
Can I ask the PIO to send a bulk paper information to my email by making a PDF?   more>>
I have visited HUDA LAO office, Gurgaon in person but got no satisfactory reply
March 30, 2023
No one bothered to inform me whether our RTI applications have been received by speed post   more>>