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


Under the impression that RTI application was already replied, PIO returned the RTI application - PIO expressed regret for the mistake saying there was no malafide intention - CIC: Send a copy of written submission to Appellant; No further intervention     Right to Information Act 2005    Appellant: Age limit for the Position of Chairman & Secretary managing the Self - financing Colleges was sought - CIC: A day before hearing, respondent sent additional information sought to the appellant and the appellant was satisfied; No intervention     Right to Information Act 2005    Certified copies of documents regarding appellant’s early retirement under Rule 56 (j) - Appellant claimed that she was given early retirement without any reason - CIC directed the PIO to provide an opportunity to the Appellant to inspect records     Right to Information Act 2005    Copy of account opening form of a deceased was denied u/s 8 (1) (j) - PIO: Appellant has not produced any relevant documents such as death certificate, legal heir proof, etc. along with her RTI application - CIC: Appellant advised to furnish the documents     Right to Information Act 2005    Policy regarding import of drones - PIO denied the information claiming applicant is seeking clarification and not seeking information as defined u/s 2(f) - FAA: It is personal information of third party exempt u/s 8(1)(j) - CIC: No deliberate denial     Right to Information Act 2005    Information about Transfer orders on Metnet portal - CIC: For some delay in providing the information the respondent tendered unconditional apology; RTI application was inadvertently not replied within the stipulated time and no mala fide was established     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    Are the state-funded ‘public trust institutions’ obligated to provide ‘information’ under the RTI Act?     Right to Information Act 2005    Takeaways from the Supreme Court verdict on the Electoral Bond Scheme     Right to Information Act 2005    We will know, we will live - RTI     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

May 13, 2024
Guidelines regarding transfer of MBBS students from Ukraine to other country to complete remaining education - PIO: Queries raised by Foreign Medical Students from Ukraine & China have been uploaded on NMC website - CIC: Appropriate response provided...more>>
May 8, 2024
RTI application filed with PACL Nodal Officer and Secretary, Judge (Retd) R.M. Lotha Committee - CIC: Appellant has filed the First Appeal before the FAA, SEBI without even filing any RTI Application with SEBI; Appeal is not maintainable...more>>



May 6, 2024
CIC: Outstretching the interpretation of Section 2(f) to include deductions & inferences to be drawn by the PIO is unwarranted; It casts immense pressure on PIOs to ensure that they provide the correct deduction to avoid being subject to penal provisions...more>>
May 3, 2024
Alleged wrong degree certificate by BIT Mesra University - CIC strongly advises the PIO to follow up on the correspondence and facilitate proper redressal of the grievance as it seemingly affects the welfare of similarly placed community of students...more>>



May 1, 2024
Matter of cruelty to cattle at BHEL - CIC: No reply has been provided till date which is a violation of the timeframe stipulated under RTI Act - Smt Prachi Jain, CPIO & Assistant Secretary to show cause explaining why penal action should not be initiated...more>>
April 29, 2024
Information relating to India Non-Judicial stamp paper - CIC: The RTI Application and First Appeal are filed by separate individuals; Since the channel of First Appeal has not been properly exhausted by the Appellant, the second appeal is not maintainable...more>>



Articles

Would the Digital Personal Data Protection (DPDP) Bill weaken the RTI Act, 2005?
August 5, 2023
With “Data” achieving the status of the new gold, the importance of safety of personal data is not disputed   more>>
An examination of the legal provisions regarding transfer of Privacy Rights of the deceased in India
July 22, 2023
The personal right of action dies with the person and cannot be inherited   more>>
What are the privacy rights of a dead individual? Do celebrities have special rights?
July 18, 2023
An analysis of the High Court judgment in the Sushant Singh Rajput case   more>>

Comments

It does not require too much arithmetic to conclude whether the DPDP Bill could be passed as such
August 9, 2023
The Digital Personal Data Protection (DPDP) Bill, 2023 has been passed by the Rajya Sabha   more>>
A citizen should file an application with the public authority to obtain information under RTI
August 8, 2023
I wish to obtain certain information under the RTI Act, 2005   more>>
One of the best judgement in favour of corruption free office administration
July 27, 2023
Salute to RTI Foundation of India for publishing the judgment about disclosure of the minutes of the DPC   more>>