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


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     Right to Information Act 2005    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     Right to Information Act 2005    Transfer of pension to wrong account - Neither the RTI application nor the first appeal was responded by the respondent, on account of non-receipt - Respondent furnished a reply which the appellant claimed to have not received - CIC: Provide revised reply     Right to Information Act 2005    Information regarding home loan in which appellant’s mother, i.e., late Smt. V Jain was a guarantor - CIC: Information was related to third party property loan (Mr. Pradeep Jain and Smt. V Jain), and both are alive; No public activity or interest involved     Right to Information Act 2005    Total number of accounts opened by PNB under different welfare schemes - Delay of almost two years - CIC: PIO is cautioned and advised to strengthen its RTI portal to enable effective and timely disposal of RTI applications and first appeals in future     Right to Information Act 2005    CIC: The issue raised by the Appellant remains unanswered due to non-availability of any material information in the records; Advisory u/s 25(5) issued to the Office of Insurance Ombudsman to look into such cases in 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    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

February 7, 2024
Appellant: Information sought to ensure that the employment of the causal workers remains intact - CIC: Argument lacks any tenacity; Right to privacy of the third parties outweighs the interest of the Appellant in seeking disclosure of their information...more>>
February 5, 2024
Transfer of RTI application back and forth amongst various offices - CIC: Such casual conduct cause unwarranted obstruction to the Complainant's right to information; SCN issued for penalty - CIC: No malafides or deliberate omission on the part of CPIO...more>>



February 2, 2024
In a Complaint filed u/s 18 of the RTI Act, CIC is only required to ascertain if the information has been denied with a malafide intent or due to an unreasonable cause; Section 18 and 19 serve two different purposes; One cannot be a substitute for other...more>>
January 31, 2024
Details of the official duty travel to outside of Delhi by Flight of 4 police officers like destination, Travel Date, amount spent etc. was sought - CIC: Reply is inadequate; Respondent to furnish a revised reply addressing the queries raised by Appellant...more>>



January 29, 2024
Kerala Cadre Forest Service Officer sought grounds for curtailment of deputation tenure - Appellant: If the information sought was given timely, he could have raised his grievance before an appropriate authority - CIC: SCN for penalty to PIO and FAA...more>>
January 26, 2024
Manner of utilisation of foreign contribution by Centre for Urban and Regional Excellence as per FCRA - Complaint against non-compliance of CIC directions - CIC: Reply sent by the Respondent is inadequate; A clear and accurate response should be furnished...more>>



Articles

Should CBSE be allowed to charge Rs 500/- for a copy of the answer sheet?
July 12, 2021
Demand of exorbitant fee defeats the basic objectives of the RTI Act   more>>
Supreme Court refused to stay the notices issued by RBI to PNB and UBI
July 4, 2021
CIC has stayed FAA orders accepting that disclosure would cause irreparable loss and injury   more>>
Do Citizens Misuse RTI or Powerful Misuse Discretion?
July 1, 2021
A PIL has been filed before the Apex Court seeking guidelines against misuse   more>>

Comments

Girish Deshpande case (Supreme Court) has become a great hurdle in getting information
October 13, 2022
Can the Girish Deshpande judgment be challenged in Supreme Court?   more>>
सूचना का अधिकार अधिनियम - 2005 एंव लोकतंत्र के लिए उचित नहीं है
October 1, 2022
ज्यादातर सूचना आयुक्त अपीलकर्ता को हतोत्साहित करते हैं   more>>
I'm wondering for an answer to this exact question
September 28, 2022
Why the caste “Bhat” was included in the OBCs list when “Bhatt” was omitted   more>>