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


Information regarding cost analysis of Cement and Steel produced in India - PIO was not able to locate the holder of information - CIC: Unless PIO is certain as to who is the custodian, he cannot transfer the RTI application to any other public authority     Right to Information Act 2005    LPG benefits under Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana - PIO: It does not pertain to RL Division - CIC: The PIO should have transferred the application to the holder of the information u/s 6(3), or obtained the information by taking assistance u/s 5(4)     Right to Information Act 2005    Reasons for not auctioning the property seized by SEBI and the likely date of auction - PIO: Clarification is not information u/s 2(f) - CIC: Appellant is investor in the said company, therefore he has a right to know the status of these seized properties     Right to Information Act 2005    Information about various Regulatory State Council (Medical, Dental, Nursing & Physiotherapy) - CIC: No reply has been provided by the then PIO or FAA; It is disappointing to note the utter disregard towards the provisions of the RTI Act; SCN for penalty     Right to Information Act 2005    Information regarding other officials of Postal Assistant working in operative offices and whose induction training period has been counted for financial upgradation - CIC: Details of other officials contains their personal information exempt u/s 8(1)(j)     Right to Information Act 2005    CIC: Severing the name and designation of any officer can be done u/s 10 of the RTI Act to protect the identity of the officer who has given his comments; PIO was within his power to mask the name & designation of the officer while providing the enclosure     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    Providing copy of “Inter-Caste Marriage” certificates tantamounts to providing third party information     Right to Information Act 2005    Is a reply to a RTI application admissible in a court of law as evidence?     Right to Information Act 2005    Analysis of the Central Information Commission’s (CIC) Annual Report for the year 2020-21     Right to Information Act 2005   

Case Laws

April 5, 2022
Appellant: Infosys has again settled the case that violated California laws for enrolling under B1 visas instead of H1B to avoid payroll taxes under labour laws, including unemployment, disability insurance and employment training - CIC: No intervention...more>>
April 1, 2022
Copy of the answer sheets in English Language of Applicant in ICSE Examination was not provided - Respondent: Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations is not a public authority under Section 2(h) of RTI Act - CIC: Denial upheld...more>>



March 29, 2022
Appellant: In the absence of hard copy of the copyrights certificate, it will be difficult for the start ups to challenge infringement of their copyrights in a Court - PIO: Digital registration certificate is admissible - CIC: No action warranted...more>>
March 24, 2022
Copy of Aadhaar card of minor daughter was denied by UIDAI - PIO: Appellant failed to mention any Aadhaar number without which it is nearly impossible to take any action - CIC: Issue a third party notice to the mother of the child on receiving Aadhar no...more>>



March 20, 2022
Information pertaining to Shri Madhavrao Dhavlikar Charitable Trust was denied u/s 8(1)(j) - Appellant: Trust was formed under the Indian Trust Act, its source of income was from tax payers and the trustees were public figures - CIC: Denial upheld...more>>
March 10, 2022
Inspection Reports of University school of Law, list of law faculties etc. was sought - CIC: PIO to provide the available inspection report along with the list of law faculties; PIO is at liberty to redact the identifying particulars of third parties...more>>



Articles

Amidst lockdown, The Right to Information Act (RTI Act) quietly turns sweet sixteen
May 12, 2020
Statistically, RTI is not a burden on the PIOs, though mind-set is slow to change   more>>
COVID 19 casualty – Most State Information Commissions in quarantine
April 29, 2020
COVID lockdown has turned the citizenry into passive consumers of information   more>>
Are the Gujarat High Court Rules in consonance with the provisions of the RTI Act?
April 7, 2020
The scope of the RTI Act is being restricted by the Supreme Court judgment   more>>

Comments

Information related to post mortem report should be disclosed to friends and relatives under RTI
June 1, 2022
Insurance company needs a copy of the post mortem report in accidental death   more>>
If the retention period of the required document has expired, can they be provided under RTI?
May 27, 2022
The said documents sought under RTI exist till now and have not been weeded out   more>>
What rights I have further to expedite and receive the requested information?
May 15, 2022
No reply to the RTI application filed with the PIO / FAA of Haryana State government   more>>