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

December 24, 2023
In response to SCN, the PIO explained of being new to the Currency Branch, confidential nature of the Branch, additional charges, paucity of staff, imposition of lock-down, a very large no. of references etc. - CIC accepted the explanation; No malafide ...more>>
December 22, 2023
Allotment order of DDA - CIC: Record maintenance is a core responsibility of public authority; PIO to search & furnish correct information regarding the copies of the order on which the original files of the recruitment held from 1986-1999 were weeded out...more>>



December 20, 2023
Appellants claim for reimbursement for cataract surgery was reduced to Rs. 30,000 - CIC: United India Insurance Co to furnish a detailed breakdown of the medical expenses incurred, along with all relevant documents and justifications for the decisions...more>>
December 18, 2023
Respondent twice offered the inspection of records to the Appellant who visited once but did not inspect them - CIC directed the PIO to assist the appellant and again offer inspection of the documents pertaining to the RTI Application to the Appellant...more>>



December 15, 2023
Action taken report on a vigilance complaint - Respondent: The matter was closed - CIC: Since the Appellant is the complainant, he has the right to know the final outcome of the said complaint; Furnish revised and updated information to the Appellant...more>>
December 13, 2023
List of employees appointed by service book in horticulture was denied u/s 8(1)(j) - CIC: Information sought is voluminous in nature; Furnish the exact, precise and correct information about the appointment of the mother of the Appellant, with enclosures ...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

Different replies to the RTI Applications by different PIOs of the same public authority
May 6, 2023
My RTI Application was transferred to field office and I received 20 different replies   more>>
The PIO is expected to provide the information in the format which is available in the office
April 9, 2023
Can I ask the PIO to send a bulk paper information to my email by making a PDF?   more>>
I have visited HUDA LAO office, Gurgaon in person but got no satisfactory reply
March 30, 2023
No one bothered to inform me whether our RTI applications have been received by speed post   more>>