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


SASF: List of Companies whose loan accounts were available for settlement was prepared taking into account several strategic & commercial factors including the modes through which accounts were declared NPA - CIC: No public interest warranting disclosure     Right to Information Act 2005    Details in regards to selection of Graduate Engineer Trainee (GET) were not furnished - Respondent: Information could not be furnished as the recruitment process was on-going at that time - CIC: Since it has attained finality, information can be provided     Right to Information Act 2005    Notings from the file of M/s Vadilal Dairy International Ltd - CIC: Respondent could not point out the portions of the notings which were exempted under Sec. 8 (1) d) of the RTI Act and reasons behind denial of the information; Disclose exercising Sec. 10     Right to Information Act 2005    Guidelines regarding the authenticity of usage of Swamy's Medical Attendance Rule while dealing with any kind of medical reimbursement - CIC: Giving reasons/ opinions/ interpretations, etc are beyond the scope of duty of the CPIO     Right to Information Act 2005    Respondent remained absent despite service of notice - CIC: Absence of the respondent is viewed seriously by the Commission and the PIO is cautioned to be careful in future - CIC directed to provide revised point-wise reply against point Nos. 6 to 8     Right to Information Act 2005    Guidelines regarding transfer of MBBS students from Ukraine to other country to complete remaining education - PIO: Queries raised by Foreign Medical Students from Ukraine & China have been uploaded on NMC website - CIC: Appropriate response provided     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

March 14, 2024
Non-compliance of CIC order - PIO: Office has never received copy of the Order dated 06.11.2023; On receipt of a RTI, the online portal was gone through and accordingly, the orders were found - CIC: Respondent directed to be cautious in future...more>>
March 12, 2024
Appellant sought information whether he is eligible for the payment of gratuity as the same was denied on the pretext that he has not completed 5 years of service - CIC: Giving reasons/ opinions/ interpretations, etc are beyond the scope of duty of PIO...more>>



March 10, 2024
ACR - CIC empathizes with the concern of the Appellant and advises him to pursue the matter through proper channel - CIC: Respondent (Tis Hazari Court) to look at the online ACR system (SPARROW by NIC) with a view to adopt it for their own organization...more>>
March 6, 2024
Information regarding preliminary report an Attack Helicopter (IA 2148) crash of Indian Army in an operational area near international border was denied to the former Commanding Officer u/s 8 (1) (e) & (h) - CIC: No public interest involved in disclosure...more>>



March 4, 2024
Dissatisfied with the non-receipt of information, a complaint was filed - PIO (President Secretariat): RTI Application was not received by the concerned section - CIC is satisfied with the explanation as the RTI application was not received by PIO...more>>
March 2, 2024
Information from Bank - CIC: It was not the case that the respondent PNB had not given any reply and no mala fide could be attributed to the decision taken by them; There appears to be no merit in the complaint and accordingly, complaint is disposed of...more>>



Articles

Is a reply to a RTI application admissible in a court of law as evidence?
June 7, 2022
An attested signed copy has been accepted by many courts as a piece of evidence   more>>
Analysis of the Central Information Commission’s (CIC) Annual Report for the year 2020-21
March 7, 2022
Trends with regard to rejection of RTIs in the Central Public Authorities   more>>
Fate of the complaint filed before the erstwhile Jammu and Kashmir Human Rights Commission
February 15, 2022
Pending human rights cases should be disposed of as per law by the Competent Authority   more>>

Comments

Can reply to the RTI application be sent on personal id which appears suspicious?
September 11, 2023
Reply to the RTI forwarded by speed post was returned back for incomplete address   more>>
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>>