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

Information regarding complaint - CIC: It is a Complaint under the RTI Act where no further direction for disclosure of information can be given: Only required to be ascertained if it has been denied with a malafide intention or an unreasonable cause     Right to Information Act 2005    PIO: The RTI application and first appeal were not received; On receipt of second appeal, it was transferred u/s 6(3) to State GST to whom the matter pertains - CIC: File an affidavit deposing categorically that the application & appeal were not received     Right to Information Act 2005    CIC: Provide certified legible copy of the explantion submitted by PIO to the Commission regarding the SCN - CIC: Appellant has right to file a non-compliance complaint in the Commission as per the practice rather than filing fresh RTI Application     Right to Information Act 2005    CIC: Appropriate reply has not been furnished by the PIO as per the provisions of the RTI Act; PIO directed to seek clarification from the appellant and furnish information - CIC: Look into the grievance of the Appellant in accordance with the guidelines     Right to Information Act 2005    An ex-employee sought information regarding alleged fake and inaccurate entries in the CTS/CMS at Banking Ombudsman Office - CIC: Appellant is raising speculative statements and expressing conjecture to channelise his service-related grievance     Right to Information Act 2005    Tax details and GST returns were denied claiming it is confidential Third Party information - CIC: Appellant has stretched her apprehensions and is merely expressing conjecture against the tax liability of the averred entities; No 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    Disclosure of third party agreements entered into by UIDAI for handling grievance redressal     Right to Information Act 2005    Service particulars of colleagues to be furnished for dispute arises relating to confirmation, seniority, promotion     Right to Information Act 2005    Can Section 8(2) of the RTI Act overcome the Section 44(3) of the DPDP Act?     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

September 8, 2023
Action taken in a complaint for allegedly making the applicant an accused in a cyber-crime - CIC: Respondent has given vague and misleading reply which is not as per the RTI Act; Respondent to re-examine the RTI application and give revised reply...more>>
September 6, 2023
Copy of Credential Verification report and copy of Verification/Validity Report from UGC/AICTE/ or others about MBA Degree of candidates - CIC: It qualifies as third-party information exempt from disclosure u/s 8(1)(j); No larger public interest invoked...more>>

September 4, 2023
Compliance of CIC order and information about family pension - CIC: No reasonable grounds mentioned for delay in filing Appeal; Law assists only those who are vigilant - CIC: On humanitarian grounds, meet with the Appellant to redress the grievance...more>>
September 2, 2023
UPSC: Marks of candidates whose candidature has been cancelled have not been uploaded on website - CIC: Since the Appellant has sought for his own marks the reason cited by the CPIO for denying the same is not in compliance with the provisions of RTI Act...more>>

August 30, 2023
CIC: Issues raised reek of vindictive & interrogative arguments; Appellant is asking PIO to justify why no action was taken on his email complaints; Grounds concerning annual reports, accountability to Parliament etc are extraneous arguments in the matter...more>>
August 28, 2023
National Institute of Public Finance and Policy (NIPFP) report on Estimation of Unaccounted Income and Wealth inside and outside the country was denied u/s 8(1)(a) as classified information - CIC: Appellant absent; No public interest in prolonging appeal...more>>


Young Gandhi to Mahatma Gandhi
January 30, 2012
Young Gandhi to Mahatma Gandhi   more>>
The report of interlocutors should be in Public Domain - Venkatesh Nayak
December 22, 2011
In October 2010, the Government of India had appointed a group of three interlocutors for Jammu and Kashmir   more>>
Use of RTI in governance
December 19, 2011
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It is not uncommon for a public authority to receive a pseudonymous RTI application
October 22, 2023
If RTI application is on a common issue, consider posting such information on the website   more>>
The Central Information Commission at Delhi is without its Chief
October 6, 2023
Tenure of Shri Y. K. Sinha. Chief Information Commissioner comes to an end on October 3, 2023   more>>
The Tirumala Tirupati temple is a public authority which falls under the ambit of the RTI Act
September 18, 2023
Stop the interference of the Government to say that the TTD is independent   more>>