If Public Information Officers (PIOs) reject Right to Information (RTI) applications on the ground that the applicant have asked questions, it will be deemed contrary to the RTI Act, according to the latest ruling from Ravindra Jadhav, State Information Commissioner (SIC), Pune bench.
Ministries / Departments of the Government of India and other Public Authorities are proactively working towards suo-motu disclosure of information on their websites so as to reduce the need for filing RTI applications
DOPT instructs that RTI application number, date and date of its receipt in the public authority, name, designation, official telephone number, and email-ID are to be provided in the Reply
DOPT had earlier directed for Suo-motu disclosure of departmental information in dept’s website and now instructs that most sought after information under RTI may also be published in website
Public Opinion on the Format of RTI reply sought earlier. Now Public authorities who provide information under RTI to give their comments
Committee recommends for strengthening of Section 4 of RTI Act which was accepted by Competent Authority
Format suggested for giving information under RTI – Public opinion sought – Committee opined there can not be a standard format but suggested procedure to be followed while replying for RTI query
Use of Postal Stamps for payment of RTI fees not feasible says committee formed by DOPT – RTI Online portal for online filing of RTI applications, including online payment of RTI fee/costs
People seeking information under RTI Act may now be able to use postal stamps as application fee if a recommendation of the Central Information Commission is accepted by the Centre.
Guidelines on Internship while pursuing law under centrally sponsored scheme for effective implementation of RTI F. No 14/912014 – IR Ministry of Personnel, PG and Pensions Department of Personnel and Training. North Block, New Delhi-110001 Dated: 10th November,2014. Office Memorandum Subject: Guidelines on Internship for Undergraduates pursuing five year integrated course in Law or graduates pursuing Bachelor’s degree in Law under the […]
Wife of Government Employee has the right to know the salary of Husband under RTI – Applicable to Husband of Government Employee also – Central Information Commission (CIC) Wives of government servants have a “right” to know salary particulars of their husbands and these details should also be made public by their offices as mandated […]
Guide on the Right to Information Act, 2005 – updated Version No. 1/32/2013-IR Government of India Government of India Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions Department of Personnel & Training North Block, New Delhi Dated: the 28th November, 2013 OFFICE MEMORANDUM Subject: Guide on the Right to Information Act, 2005 – updated Version. Section 26 of the RTI […]
Disclosure of personal information under the RTI Act, 2005 – Information about the complaints made against an officer and action by Government amounting to personal information
Now RTI applications can be filed online in respect of applications or first appeal meant for main ministries/departments of Central Govt., located at New Delhi
Online Filing of RTI Application extended to 37 Ministries – DOPT has plans to extend online filing of RTI applications to all Ministries in Mid August 2013