Right to Information Act

President calls upon Public Authorities to be Proactive and put Information in the Public Domain

President Shri Pranab Mukherjee has called upon public authorities to be proactive and voluntarily put information in the public domain for the use of citizens. Inaugurating the Eighth Annual Convention of Central Information Commission in New Delhi today, he said a large number of appeals/complaints before the Commission, however, are also indicative of the need… Read More

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RTI Online Web Portal Launched

Union Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions and Prime Minister™s Office Shri V Narayanasamy has said that rtionline web portal is another milestone in the regime of RTI that will further promote participation of our citizens in the process of governance and policy making decisions of the Government.Speaking at the launch of… Read More

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Online Application of RTI

Government of India has started a RTI online web portal whereby Right to Information (RTI) applications can be filed online by Indian citizens, including those who are living abroad. The detailed procedure in filing of on-line RTI applications is as under:- An Indian citizen can file RTI application online through RTI online web-portal, having url… Read More

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Amendment to the Right to Information Act, 2005

The Union Cabinet has approved introduction of a Bill in the coming session of the Parliament to amend the Right to Information Act, 2005, to exclude the political parties from the definition of Public authority for the purpose of the Act. The Central Information Commission (CIC) in its decision dated 03.06.2013, has held that the… Read More

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Replies to Additional Queries raised regarding 360 degree study on implementation of RTI Act

No.1/26/2012-IR Government of India Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions                Department of Personnel and Training North Block, New Delhi-110001 Dated: 21.5.2013 Subject: Replies to queries raised regarding 360 degree study on implementation of RTI Act. With reference to the RFP issued on 26`h April, 2013 to invite bids from 16 shortlisted firms for… Read More

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Applicability of RTI Act for a Cooperative Society

RTI ACT¦.  for  Cooperative Society, Applicability ?: In general anticipation of atleast a consolation relief, scores of Society members and related activists have been consistently yearning for the Coop. Societies to come within the ambit of the Right to Information Act. CONTRARY to the increasing yearning !!!! : 01.   Direct application of "Right To Information… Read More

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Return scrutiny documents done by the IT department must be made public

CLR Editorial Note: The Petitioner in this case, was an advocate, who had filed an application with the CBDT under Section 6 of the Right to Information Act, 2005 thus seeking information pertaining to cases which were as such excluded from scrutiny, and where the disclosure was made during survey. He also sought information qua… Read More

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Guidelines for Suo Motu Disclosure by Central Government Ministries/Departments and Public Authorities Issued

Government has issued guidelines for suo motu disclosure by Central Government Ministries/Departments and Public Authorities thereunder. These guidelines are based on the recommendation of the Task Force set up by the Government for strengthening compliance with provisions for suo motu (proactive) disclosure as given in Section 4 of the RTI Act, 2005. This task force… Read More

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Department of Posts Launches e-IPO for Indian Citizens Abroad

Department of Posts, Ministry of Communications & IT, today in association with Department of Personnel and Training launched Electronic Indian Postal Order (eIPO) to enable Indian citizens abroad to pay RTI fee online. This is a facility to purchase an Indian Postal Order electronically by paying a fee on-line through e-Post Office Portal i.e. https://www.epostoffice.gov.in.… Read More

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Payment of fee under the RTI Act by Indian Postal Order

CLR Note: The person who is filing the application under Right to Information Act, can make payment through various modes including Indian Postal Order. If any authority refuses to accept the Postal order, it may be penalized by the Central  Information Commission on the concerned Central Pubic Information Officer No.F.10/9/2008-IR Government of India Ministry of Personnel, PG & Pension… Read More

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