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


Recruitment to the post of Scientist B and Scientific/ Technical Assistant A by NIELIT - CIC: Reply incomplete as no exemption clause claimed u/s 8 - CIC: Guidelines & instructions issued for conduct of an examination and cannot be termed as confidential     Right to Information Act 2005    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    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

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>>
March 7, 2022
Service rules applicable to SCOPE employees - CIC: Issue for determination is not whether SCOPE is a public authority or not; DPE to provide a revised reply incorporating general information related to the service rules applicable to SCOPE employees...more>>



February 28, 2022
SSI unit owner sought a copy of the measurement sheet based on the actual execution & based on actual measurements certified by the project manager concerned - CIC: Provide the information even if requires procuring the information from the concessionaire...more>>
February 24, 2022
PIO failed to provide a suitable reply to the RTI application - CIC: Complainant was replied to several times in respect of different RTI applications and is in possession of the available information; PIO cautioned but exempted from any action u/s 20...more>>



February 21, 2022
Information about enrolled persons as an Advocate by Bar Council of Punjab and Haryana from the Manav Bharti University, Solan - CIC warned the PIO to ensure that written submissions be filed prior to the hearing incorporating the relevant reply provided...more>>
February 18, 2022
CCTV footage of court hall of Presiding Officer, DRT, was denied - Appellant: The purpose of CCTV was public safety as well as transparency of judicial process - CIC: Disclosure might endanger the physical safety of individuals; No larger public interest...more>>



Articles

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>>
CIC expresses severe displeasure over the conduct of the then PIO for not providing timely reply
June 12, 2021
Action against the PIO under Section 20 for the gross violation of the provisions of the RTI Act   more>>
Would the RBI provide information about the loan defaulters and inspection reports?
April 29, 2021
SC dismisses recall applications in Jayantilal Mistry judgment paving way for disclosure   more>>

Comments

People ride bikes using unfiltered exhaust pipes to increase noise to get attention
April 12, 2022
Loudspeakers and sound amplifiers are against mental harmony   more>>
There should be some restriction to the information being passed under RTI
April 7, 2022
People are misusing the RTI service and it could lead to serious outcomes   more>>
The PIOs of many government departments do not reply to the RTI Applications
April 1, 2022
Addresses of the first appellate authorities are not known or communicated to the RTI applicant   more>>