Notification – RTI Amendment Rules 2019 regarding Salaries, Allowances and Other Terms & Conditions of Service of Chief Information Commissioner
“It is something they have introduced recently. It reveals government’s negative attitude, but I do not see it as a major issue,” said Shailesh Gandhi, former central information commissioner.
Aadhaar Number need not be given when RTI query is asked – DoPT OM regarding Securing the Personal information including Aadhar No in compliance to Aadhar Act, 2016
Seeking similar information through repeated RTI Applications – Central Information Commission’s decision
Framing RTI Rules – Draft RTI Rules, 2017 in supersession of RTI Rules, 2012
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