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

Copy of certificate of registration u/s 12A were sought by a Trust - CIC: Issues raised in the Appeal cannot be adjudicated upon within the confines of the RTI Act; PIO cannot be compelled to provide such information which does not exist in their records     Right to Information Act 2005    Information about examination conducted by IAF for various posts - CIC: The RTI application was filed by Ms Latika Chitre and the subsequent appeals were filed by a different person, M P Shinde - CIC: The second appeal is not maintainable     Right to Information Act 2005    Addition of surname in son’s name in service record - CIC: Delay of 05 days in transferring the RTI application from Min of Defence to Dept of Military Affairs and a further delay of 15 days to the PIO - CIC: PIO cautioned to strictly follow the timelines     Right to Information Act 2005    CIC: Appellant has placed the facts of the case in a cumbersome manner - CIC: Appellant is in a habit of narrating grievances and seeks for information as a passing reference which PIO cannot be expected to deduce and interpret to his satisfaction     Right to Information Act 2005    Appellant submitted a detailed explanation as to how he was not in a position to file his first appeal on time due to his father’s illness and paralysis attack alongwith COVID - CIC: Delay condoned; It is appropriate to consider the case on merits     Right to Information Act 2005    Rules for preparing the seniority list of industrial employees - PIO: After the technical problem of user ID was resolved on the online portal, the appellant was offered inspection as the information sought was huge and bulky - CIC: No intervention     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    Analysis of the Central Information Commission’s (CIC) Annual Report for the year 2020-21     Right to Information Act 2005    Fate of the complaint filed before the erstwhile Jammu and Kashmir Human Rights Commission     Right to Information Act 2005    Entries in Birth and Death Register are public documents and cannot be termed a 'Third Party Information'     Right to Information Act 2005   

Case Laws

November 26, 2021
CIC: Condonation of delay has been sought by the appellant; the reason given by the appellant that the last reply was given on 20.12.2019 certainly does not account for a delay of over 05 months in filing the Second Appeal; not found satisfactory by CIC...more>>
November 22, 2021
Application for issue of death certificate of daughter was rejected by the officials of Cantonment Board Jabalpur (CBJ) - CIC: Father is entitled to apply for a death certificate of his daughter; For delay in reply, a show cause notice is issued to PIO ...more>>

November 18, 2021
Information regarding two IMPS transactions from SBI was provided 16 months later claiming that the RTI application was inadvertently skipped on the portal - Appellant alleged financial loss - CIC: Penalty of Rs. 5,000/- each on the then PIO & present PIO...more>>
November 12, 2021
Details of guest rooms being maintained in Officers’ Mess at Suranussi Military Station was denied u/s 8(1)(j) - CIC: Some part of the information such as building name, name of guest rooms, location etc can be provided; Denial of names of guest upheld...more>>

November 10, 2021
Appellant sought to know the reasons for not replying to his representation sent to Dr. Jitendra Singh relating to the implementation of provisions of reservation with retrospective effect - CIC: Relief sought is not amenable to the jurisdiction of CIC...more>>
November 8, 2021
CIC recorded severe admonition for the PIO for his failure to appear before the bench in person - CIC warned against wasting the time and resources in future by opting for last minute changes in the preferred mode of hearing; Explanation of PIO called for...more>>


A 2 million question! How can you seek answers for your problems using RTI Act?
August 4, 2020
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Ordinance amends the Banking Regulation Act as applicable to Co-operative Banks
June 27, 2020
A co-operative society supervised by the RBI would be within the ambit of RTI Act   more>>
States and Union Territories are running out of beds for the patients of Covid -19 infection
June 8, 2020
We must develop common templates for information disclosure for use across the country   more>>


Can the wife of the deceased file RTI to see the account opening form?
October 8, 2021
The nominee may not have been filled in the computer system by the bank   more>>
Who is the official signing authority of RTI Application in respect of replies?
October 4, 2021
Can other official like APIO or FAA sign the RTI reply if the PIO is present on duty?   more>>
Discrepancies in the details of the COVID-19 relief package in the women beneficiaries
September 12, 2021
Ex gratia payment was deposited in the women beneficiaries' Jan Dhan Yojana accounts   more>>