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

April 26, 2024
Legal basis for constituting a selection committee for shortlisting applicant for CIC; Records evidencing that the Cabinet Secretary exercised his mind to find that Ms. Amita Pandove possessed all the qualifications - CIC: Appropriate response provided...more>>
April 24, 2024
CIC: Testing procedure followed for testing of certain parameters of a Polymer (Flocculant) procured by Security Paper Mill through public tender is a matter of public interest; Not a core activity and does not affect security interests in any manner...more>>



April 22, 2024
Certified copy of entire pages of correspondence & noting side of the file by which a particular order was issued - Respondent: Information regarding transfer of other employees has no relationship to any public activity or interest - CIC: Denial upheld...more>>
April 19, 2024
Denial of specific part of regulation from which the clause "promotion to a higher grade cannot be made without having the corresponding position available in the higher grade and no promotion can be made effective from a retrospective date” upheld by CIC...more>>



April 17, 2024
Copy of NOC issued to an Airman (IAF) was denied claiming that it is 'Personal Information' the disclosure of which would cause unwarranted invasion to the privacy of the individual - CIC: Denial u/s 8(1)(j) upheld; No larger public interest disclosed...more>>
April 15, 2024
PIO informed the Appellant that the information sought is not available in their office and transferred the application to Bangalore Development Authority u/s 6(3) - Appellant did not approach the transferee Public Authority - CIC: No intervention needed...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 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>>
In case of government job recruitment, how long should the authority preserves the data?
February 14, 2023
The RTI Act does not prescribe the time period for preservation of records   more>>