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

The status of investigation against a General Manager and issues related thereto was sought - CIC: The then PIO who failed to furnish any reply to the appellant in due time has been relived from the service; Furnish the broad outcome of investigation     Right to Information Act 2005    PIO: The documents asked for are of more than 10 years which were held in the destruction board; A sincere effort was made to trace out the documents from old files - CIC: The delay in reply was due to negligence; A token penalty of Rs 2000/- imposed     Right to Information Act 2005    CIC: In case the appellant is a bidder and entitled to witness the price bid at the time of opening the said bid, the comparative statement of the price bid should be provided to the appellant after following severability; Warning to the CPIO     Right to Information Act 2005    PIO: Information regarding lawful interception was exempt from disclosure u/s 8(1)(a), 8(1)(g) and 8(1)(h) of the RTI Act; Records destroyed in 6 months as per Indian Telegraph Rules, 1951 - CIC found no reason to intervene in this matter     Right to Information Act 2005    Information about recruitment to the post of Primary Teacher at Air Force School, Sarsawa was denied claiming that it is not a public authority u/s 2(h) - Appellant submitted that she was appointed as a Teacher & was wrongly removed - CIC upheld the order     Right to Information Act 2005    Transfer of application u/s 6(3) - CIC: Appropriate response as per the provisions of the RTI Act has been provided and the Respondent is not obliged to transfer the RTI application to the State Government as per the DoPT OM 10/2/2008-IR dated 12.06.2008     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    Entries in Birth and Death Register are public documents and cannot be termed a 'Third Party Information'     Right to Information Act 2005    Karnataka HC: Provide copy of report with enclosures when the investigation in the matter had been concluded     Right to Information Act 2005    Papers containing details of the operations launched by Indian Defence Forces in J&K in 1947     Right to Information Act 2005   

Case Laws

October 19, 2021
Advertisement concessionaire agreement issued by Airport Authority denied on the ground of commercial confidence - CIC: The First Appeals had not been dealt with appropriately & were disposed off with rather vague and generic orders; Cases remanded to FAA...more>>
October 17, 2021
Action taken on complaint - CIC: Writ Petitions filed by CVC against certain orders of CIC with respect to disclosures ordered under the RTI Act in PIDPI matters are pending before the Delhi HC - CIC: For the said reason, the appeal is adjourned sine die...more>>

October 15, 2021
Whether a particular DSE of ASI was granted bail by CBI Court & related information was denied u/s 24 - CIC took grave exception to the gross non-application of mind of the PIO - CIC: Information pertains to a third party exempt u/s 8(1)(j) of the RTI Act...more>>
October 13, 2021
Appellant: Wrong transfer of application by the Nodal PIO amounts to willful obstruction of information; Strict warning issued to the nodal CPIO for not being meticulous; Directed to be vigilant in future; Bring to the notice of the controlling authority...more>>

October 11, 2021
Information about UDID card - PIO: A new UDID card with necessary corrections has already been dispatched - CIC: Correction in UDID card is not amenable under the RTI Act; Superior Courts have made observations to this effect in a catena of judgments...more>>
October 9, 2021
Application was filed online with MES regarding accommodation at Air Force Station, Gurgaon - CIC: PIO erred in not transferring the RTI application u/s 6(3) of the RTI Act to the concerned Section; Complaint converted into appeal u/s 19 of the RTI Act...more>>


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June 8, 2020
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May 14, 2020
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May 12, 2020
Statistically, RTI is not a burden on the PIOs, though mind-set is slow to change   more>>


I have not received order of Appeal filed with the Uttar Pradesh State Information Commission
January 3, 2022
The status of the appeals filed with the UP State Information Commission is difficult to find   more>>
The RTI applicant is asking for information in his own format in tabular form
December 27, 2021
Charges for sending the soft copies of 500 pages through RTI online portal   more>>
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December 5, 2021
परिणाम देखने पर ही कुछ कहा जा सकता है   more>>