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


CIC: The present complaint is not admissible; The complainant has no onus in filing this complaint as the RTI application was not filed by him but Col (Retd) Satpal Singh Sandhu - RTI applicant is at liberty to file a fresh complaint in his name     Right to Information Act 2005    PIO stated that it is a policy matter of the organization’s internal administrative domain and cannot be disclosed being sensitive in nature; No provision of the RTI Act quoted - CIC: Copy of the policy regarding postings of soldiers can be given     Right to Information Act 2005    CIC: Appellant has failed to give a sufficient justified cause explaining delay in preferring the second appeal, hence, the appeal is considered as time barred u/s 19(3) of the RTI Act and accordingly, dismissed without going into the merits of the case     Right to Information Act 2005    CIC: PIO can take assistance from the Rajbhasa Adhikari & have the material translated for documents disclosed u/s 4(1)(b) of the RTI Act on the website; In the interest of transparency, wherever possible Hindi version should be made available on website     Right to Information Act 2005    PIO: Schemes are related to Credit Co-operative Societies which do not fall under the regulatory purview of SEBI - CIC: PIO was bound to seek assistance u/s 5(4) from the Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare and provide the information     Right to Information Act 2005    Information regarding the disciplinary action on the basis of which the payment of appellant’s father’s commission had been stopped was denied u/s 8(1)(h) - Respondent: Departmental proceedings have now concluded - CIC: Furnish a revised reply     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    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    Rule 12 of RTI (Subordinate Courts & Tribunals) Rules is not inconsistent with Article 19(1)(a) and the provisions of the RTI Act     Right to Information Act 2005   

Case Laws

December 16, 2022
Information about land Khasra No. 318 - Appellant mentioned that he is 78 years old & is a heart patient - CIC: PIO, Meerut to serve a copy of order to Defence Estate Off, Dehradun & ensure that inspection is provided at a mutually convenient date & time...more>>
December 13, 2022
Complainant had a grievance regarding non-payment of the fellowship amount to him for a certain period - He was informed that the payment for the period Jan to July 2020 was credited to his account - CIC: Provide information for the month of Dec 2019...more>>



December 11, 2022
Copies of compassionate ground appointment letters issued to the dependents of the deceased employees were denied quoting an incorrect exemption clause - CIC: First appeal not disposed on time which is a sorry state of affairs; PIO and FAA cautioned...more>>
December 8, 2022
CIC: Initially the information was denied by PIO stating that the information sought does not involve any public interest - CIC upheld the reply of FAA that since the points raised are interrogative in nature, information cannot be provided; PIO cautioned...more>>



December 6, 2022
Information about the new Village Level Entrepreneur - CIC: PIO should not have kept the RTI applications pending for more than a year - CIC cautions the PIO to be careful in future; Directed to send a suitable reply to the appellant explaining the delay...more>>
December 3, 2022
Details of the employees appointed through Open Recruitment by submitting NOC during the period from 2006 to 2016 was sought - CIC: Appellant has sought information relating to many third parties and has failed to substantiate any larger public interest...more>>



Articles

Who would teach law to the High Courts of the country?
February 26, 2013
Contradictory rules have been made by the different HC in violation of RTI Act   more>>
Karnataka Information Commissioner to pay costs of Rs. 1 lakh for frivolous filing of appeal
February 1, 2013
Is the SIC a respondent in the case of a petition before the Courts?   more>>
An analysis of judgments interpreting the proviso to Section 8(1) of the RTI Act
January 29, 2013
Information that cannot be denied to Parliament/ State Legislature cannot be denied to any citizen   more>>

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Presentation in a simple language
March 6, 2012
I am a PIO with no legal background.   more>>
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February 28, 2012
I am a chartered accountant and find the cases reported in your site very useful and relevant.   more>>
Excellent presentation of cases across a wide spectrum of issues
February 26, 2012
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