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

March 29, 2024
In how many High Courts, PCI has appointed a separate advocate to present its case apart from ASG and the amount of money paid to the advocate - PIO: Such list is not available - CIC: Appropriate response has been provided by the Respondent...more>>
March 27, 2024
Issues relating to Health Centre of Rajiv Gandhi South Campus - Respondent: Information provided in compliance of CIC order; Concerned PIO had retired – CIC:- There appears to be no mala fide on the part of the PIO; Show cause notice dropped...more>>



March 25, 2024
Medical records of wife were sought from Psychiatry Department claiming that it is essential for annulment of his marriage - CIC: Information qualifies as third-party information and is exempted from disclosure u/s 8(1)(j); No public interest involved...more>>
March 22, 2024
Respondent: NPA borrower had filed a case against them in DRT and the same was sub-judice; they expressed their inability to provide the information to the appellant - CIC: It could not be a sole ground for denying disclosure of information under RTI Act ...more>>



March 20, 2024
PIO: RTI Application was misplaced and could not be traced which resulted into delay in dissemination of information - CIC: There is no malafide denial of information on the part of the CPIO and hence no action is warranted u/s 18 and 20 of the RTI Act...more>>
March 18, 2024
Process of recognizing law colleges: U/s 25 (5), the CIC recommends the Bar Council of India to voluntarily disclose every inspection report of the affiliated colleges/universities recognised in order to enhance transparency in the recognizing process...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

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>>
One of the best judgement in favour of corruption free office administration
July 27, 2023
Salute to RTI Foundation of India for publishing the judgment about disclosure of the minutes of the DPC   more>>