A one stop destination for all Right to Information (RTI) matters
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one stop destination for all Right to Information (RTI) matters


Information about BPCL Petro Cards - CIC: U/s 19(8)(a)(iii), BPCL adviced to publish relevant information regarding upgradation of the IT platform from New Loyalty Program to Advanced Loyalty program on their website to ensure wider dissemination of info     Right to Information Act 2005    Appellant: Document on the basis of which the Competition Commission arrived at a conclusion was not provided - PIO: Inspection of records was offered - CIC: Appellant is at liberty to avail inspection of records as earlier offered on a convenient date     Right to Information Act 2005    Information about Grievance Petition submitted to PMO and steps taken by DARPG to address the issue as per CPGRAMS norms - PIO: Grievance has been closed by AICTE; Name, designation of concerned person is available on portal - CIC: No further intervention     Right to Information Act 2005    Appellant: Copy of passport renewal application of my wife is not exempt u/s 8 (1) (j) as marriage is presently valid; Apprehension that false information regarding marital status has been indicated - CIC: Personal information of a third party is exempt     Right to Information Act 2005    Information about a dormant Bank account - CIC: The second appeal filed by the appellant was time-barred & in absence of any application for condonation of delay in filing the second appeal, after a lapse of almost two years, the same is not maintainable     Right to Information Act 2005    Copies of orders regarding establishment and jurisdiction of all special courts/ CBI courts at Jaipur for trial of PC Act cases were not available with them - CIC: RTI application was not replied in a comprehensive manner; Provide 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    Chief Information Commissioner has powers to frame Regulations for the constitution of Benches under RTI     Right to Information Act 2005    Chief Information Commissioner has powers to frame Regulations tfor constitution of Benches     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   
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 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>>
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>>



Articles

Supreme Court dismissed petition against holding CIAL a public authority under RTI Act
January 27, 2023
Would the Cochin International Airport Ltd disclose the minutes of the Board meeting?   more>>
Impact of the Digital Personal Data Protection Bill, 2022 on the RTI Act, 2005
November 27, 2022
The information rights would be giving way to privacy rights if the DPDPB becomes an Act   more>>
Rule 12 of RTI (Subordinate Courts & Tribunals) Rules is not inconsistent with Article 19(1)(a) and the provisions of the RTI Act
October 17, 2022
Copies of ''A' diary of civil and criminal postings of the cases cannot be obtained under the RTI Act   more>>

Comments

On last date of the maximum time limit for the reply, the PIO stated that information doesn't fall under him
August 19, 2023
As per section 6(3) of the RTI Act, the request had to be transferred to other department within 5 days   more>>
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>>