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 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    CIC: Appropriate reply has not been furnished by the PIO as per the provisions of the RTI Act; PIO directed to seek clarification from the appellant and furnish information - CIC: Look into the grievance of the Appellant in accordance with the guidelines     Right to Information Act 2005    An ex-employee sought information regarding alleged fake and inaccurate entries in the CTS/CMS at Banking Ombudsman Office - CIC: Appellant is raising speculative statements and expressing conjecture to channelise his service-related grievance     Right to Information Act 2005    Tax details and GST returns were denied claiming it is confidential Third Party information - CIC: Appellant has stretched her apprehensions and is merely expressing conjecture against the tax liability of the averred entities; No larger public interest     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

October 23, 2023
Name of CPIO & FAA at CBI, provisions of law about nondisclosure of name of CPIO & FAA while disposing of application/ Appeal etc. was sought - CIC: As the RTI Application & Appeal(s) have been filed collectively by two persons, it is not maintainable...more>>
October 20, 2023
Denial of information about the joining, retirement, promotions and increment etc. of a driver u/s 8(1)(j) was upheld - CIC: PIO to send a proper written explanation for disregarding the Commission’s notice of hearing by not appearing before the bench...more>>



October 18, 2023
Appellant was suspended and needed information to prove that he was appointed on compassionate ground - CIC directed the PIO to furnish a copy of the Record Retention Schedule, free of cost via speed-post and via e-mail; No intervention required...more>>
October 16, 2023
Information about schemes proposed and being run to empower the transgender - CIC admonished the conduct of the then PIO for not providing any reply to the Appellant within the stipulated time frame as mandated in the RTI Act; Public authority cautioned...more>>



October 11, 2023
As per NIOS Examination Bye-Laws, Answer Books are retained for 45 days – It was not informed to the Appellant by FAA / PIO - CIC: Make effort to search their database in a prudent manner to find the relevant records and if available, provide to Appellant...more>>
October 9, 2023
Copy of seniority list of TES Gr. B submitted to the Expert Committee appointed by the Supreme Court in connection with Rule 206 seniority case CA No.4389/2010 - BSNL: No such record of Seniority list is traceable in office - CIC: No intervention required...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 information of total four points sought under the RTI Act has not been supplied
February 12, 2023
The case is pending and information is not in the public domain for the last over 10 years   more>>
I lodged many grievances regarding pension fixation but my department rejected it
February 4, 2023
On 6th CPC, my scale was upgraded, but my department has denied it very illogically   more>>
Transparency in filling the vacancies on the boards of public sector banks in India
January 9, 2023
The size of bad loans (NPAs) and the volume of loans written off are very high   more>>