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


Information about removal of encroachment by DDA, collection of penalty for encroachment and other related information was sought - CIC: PIO to collect the information from the concerned authorities and furnish the point wise, correct information     Right to Information Act 2005    Appellant: If the SDMC is not implementing the directions of STF, some actions should be taken against them - CIC: Re-examine the RTI application; Principal Commissioner (Housing) DDA, to consider the case of the Appellant and take corrective action     Right to Information Act 2005    An RTI application was filed with NITI Ayog seeking information concerning NEGVAC as required to be mandatorily disclosed by a public authority - CIC: Seeking to declare NEGVAC as a public authority does not arise for consideration in the instant case     Right to Information Act 2005    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    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   
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Case Laws

November 11, 2023
Detailed information was sought from Kendriya Vodyalaya - CIC: Provide an opportunity to the Appellant to inspect available information about all purchase made from vvn and other funds on a mutually decided date and time duly ...more>>
November 9, 2023
Appellant: Whether DDA has any plans for in-situ rehabilitation of families - CIC: Response is generic; Provide a revised reply clearly stating whether there is any scheme for rehabilitation of families residing at Rangpuri Pahari or not; SCN for penalty...more>>



November 7, 2023
CIC: Provide the details of the numbers of journals received and selected for UGC care list as available in their records free of cost via speed post; UGC to publish the information indicated in Section 4(1)(b) and 4(1)(c) on its website...more>>
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>>



Articles

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>>
Is disclosure of reasons for seeking the information necessary under the RTI Act?
April 18, 2021
The recent Delhi High Court judgment for disclosure of interest raises a lot of questions   more>>

Comments

The RTI Applicant has given his wrong address in an online RTI application
August 24, 2022
Can a physical letter be sent to the RTI applicant when an application has been filed online?   more>>
I am a victim of Kakinada SEZ of Andhra Pradesh
August 20, 2022
KSCZ is not considered as public authority and the information is not provided   more>>
An applicant wants information regarding a complaint filed by him
July 27, 2022
The RTI Act empowers a citizen to seek and obtain information   more>>