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

January 8, 2024
Respondent: As per FCI circular, confidential report may be weeded out after 5 years of retirement; APAR dossier of Appellant has been weeded out with the approval of the Competent Authority - CIC: PIO to furnish a copy of the Record Retention Schedule...more>>
January 5, 2024
Certified true copy of the action taken on EFIR and the reasons for delay - CIC: RTI application has not been attended appropriately as the point wise was poorly drafted causing ambiguity; Provide a clear and cogent point wise reply with updated facts...more>>



January 3, 2024
Respondent: Upon completion of investigation, case file was deposited before the Court; Statements sought by the Appellant are not available in their records - Appellant: Original statement is not available in the judicial file - CIC: Send an affidavit...more>>
January 1, 2024
Information sought by ex-employee - CIC: Send a copy of the order sought by the Appellant by speed post; Allow inspection of the Appellant’s personal file, either by himself or by his authorised representative after redacting all third party information ...more>>



December 29, 2023
Appellant had not paid the fee of Rs. 10/- with the RTI application - CIC: 15 days granted to the appellant to deposit the mandatory fees; If the Appellant pays, the Respondent shall grant inspection of the relevant volume or portion of the file to him...more>>
December 27, 2023
CIC: It is incumbent upon the FAA to dispose of the appeal within the stipulated time period - CIC: Non-disposal of first appeal not only deprives the appellant of his right to get a formal order but also adds to the burden of the CIC; FAA cautioned...more>>



Articles

Are the state-funded ‘public trust institutions’ obligated to provide ‘information’ under the RTI Act?
March 17, 2024
No obligation to supply the information if the Public Trust is not a Public Authority u/s 2(h) says Bombay HC   more>>
Takeaways from the Supreme Court verdict on the Electoral Bond Scheme
February 25, 2024
The Supreme Court judgment would set new paradigms for the funding of the political parties   more>>
We will know, we will live - RTI
December 31, 2023
A broad look at the RTI Act, 2005 since its inception including the different issues plaguing it   more>>

Comments

In case of government job recruitment, how long should the authority preserves the data?
February 14, 2023
The RTI Act does not prescribe the time period for preservation of records   more>>
The information of total four points sought under the RTI Act has not been supplied
February 12, 2023
The case is pending and information is not in the public domain for the last over 10 years   more>>
I lodged many grievances regarding pension fixation but my department rejected it
February 4, 2023
On 6th CPC, my scale was upgraded, but my department has denied it very illogically   more>>