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


Information about BPCL Petro Cards - CIC: U/s 19(8)(a)(iii), BPCL adviced to publish relevant information regarding upgradation of the IT platform from New Loyalty Program to Advanced Loyalty program on their website to ensure wider dissemination of info     Right to Information Act 2005    Appellant: Document on the basis of which the Competition Commission arrived at a conclusion was not provided - PIO: Inspection of records was offered - CIC: Appellant is at liberty to avail inspection of records as earlier offered on a convenient date     Right to Information Act 2005    Information about Grievance Petition submitted to PMO and steps taken by DARPG to address the issue as per CPGRAMS norms - PIO: Grievance has been closed by AICTE; Name, designation of concerned person is available on portal - CIC: No further intervention     Right to Information Act 2005    Appellant: Copy of passport renewal application of my wife is not exempt u/s 8 (1) (j) as marriage is presently valid; Apprehension that false information regarding marital status has been indicated - CIC: Personal information of a third party is exempt     Right to Information Act 2005    Information about a dormant Bank account - CIC: The second appeal filed by the appellant was time-barred & in absence of any application for condonation of delay in filing the second appeal, after a lapse of almost two years, the same is not maintainable     Right to Information Act 2005    Copies of orders regarding establishment and jurisdiction of all special courts/ CBI courts at Jaipur for trial of PC Act cases were not available with them - CIC: RTI application was not replied in a comprehensive manner; Provide a revised reply     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    Chief Information Commissioner has powers to frame Regulations for the constitution of Benches under RTI     Right to Information Act 2005    Chief Information Commissioner has powers to frame Regulations tfor constitution of Benches     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   
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Case Laws

March 22, 2024
Respondent: NPA borrower had filed a case against them in DRT and the same was sub-judice; they expressed their inability to provide the information to the appellant - CIC: It could not be a sole ground for denying disclosure of information under RTI Act ...more>>
March 20, 2024
PIO: RTI Application was misplaced and could not be traced which resulted into delay in dissemination of information - CIC: There is no malafide denial of information on the part of the CPIO and hence no action is warranted u/s 18 and 20 of the RTI Act...more>>



March 18, 2024
Process of recognizing law colleges: U/s 25 (5), the CIC recommends the Bar Council of India to voluntarily disclose every inspection report of the affiliated colleges/universities recognised in order to enhance transparency in the recognizing process...more>>
March 16, 2024
Respondent: First appeal was addressed to CBI Bhopal, therefore, could not be disposed of by IT Office - CIC: RTI Application replied appropriately; In the absence of appellant to plead his case or contest the CPIO’s submissions, no scope of intervention...more>>



March 14, 2024
Non-compliance of CIC order - PIO: Office has never received copy of the Order dated 06.11.2023; On receipt of a RTI, the online portal was gone through and accordingly, the orders were found - CIC: Respondent directed to be cautious in future...more>>
March 12, 2024
Appellant sought information whether he is eligible for the payment of gratuity as the same was denied on the pretext that he has not completed 5 years of service - CIC: Giving reasons/ opinions/ interpretations, etc are beyond the scope of duty of PIO...more>>



Articles

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>>
Disclosure of third party agreements entered into by UIDAI for handling grievance redressal
October 6, 2023
Delhi HC: Entire contract need not be kept a secret and there is nothing inappropriate in disclosure   more>>

Comments

On last date of the maximum time limit for the reply, the PIO stated that information doesn't fall under him
August 19, 2023
As per section 6(3) of the RTI Act, the request had to be transferred to other department within 5 days   more>>
It does not require too much arithmetic to conclude whether the DPDP Bill could be passed as such
August 9, 2023
The Digital Personal Data Protection (DPDP) Bill, 2023 has been passed by the Rajya Sabha   more>>
A citizen should file an application with the public authority to obtain information under RTI
August 8, 2023
I wish to obtain certain information under the RTI Act, 2005   more>>