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  1. Appeal to the Courts.

    If any RTI applicant is not satisfied with the decision of the State Information Commission/Central Information Commission, applicant can file an appeal in the State High Court or the Supreme Court. The RTI Act specifically bars the courts from considering any suit, application or any proceeding made ...
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  2. Efforts for RTI Act 2005.

    For the introduction of our Right to Information Act, there have been efforts since 1996 onwards. The National Campaign for People's Right to Information was founded in 1996. Its founding members included social activities, journalists, lawyers, professionals, retired civil servants and academics, and ...
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  3. What is larger public interest

    Most often the Public Information Officers, Departmental Appellate Authorities and even few Information Commissioners are referring to larger public interest, to deny information sought by an applicant. Element of larger public interest does not involve in every information sought by an RTI applicant. ...
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  4. Private or deemed universities are under rti

    Often queries are raised in our forum whether private or deemed universities are under the ambit of Right to Information Act or not. Many such private or deemed universities did not designate Public Information Officers and no RTI link provided in their website. Mandatory disclosures required under ...
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  5. Caste certificate and rti

    The Central Information Commission in Second Appeal cases - F.No. CIC/SS/A/2013/ 002007-YA, F.No. CIC/SS/A/2013/002514-YA & F.No. CIC/SS/A/2013/ 002008-YA decided on 13/11/2014 held that the caste and educational qualifications of an employee is personal information of third party.

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  6. Right to Information and Supreme Court.

    The Supreme Court has consistently ruled in favour of the citizens right to know. In Bennett Coleman v. Union of India, AIR 1973 SC 106: 1972(2) SCC 788, the right to information was held to be included within the right to freedom of speech and expression guaranteed by Article 19(1)(a). In state of ...
  7. Provisions related to Fee and Time Limit for RTI in World Bank.

    The World Bank responds to the applicant's request for information as soon as possible and in any event within 15 working days of receipt of the request. The World Bank makes a particular effort to process urgent requests quickly and, in any case, processes such request within 5 working days. For purposes ...
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  8. towards better RTI-related statistics

    This is motivated by a desire to move from anecdotal evidence, even lots of it, which we can find by navigating thru sites like rtiindia.org, and develop more objective statistical evidence. The hope is that objective statistical evidence will make it easier to see which PAs and PIOs respond better ...
  9. Is RTI a Sham ?

    Dear Friends,

    RTI was meant to empower the common man to know the TRUTH. But What after knowing the TRUTH ? If SIC passes an order and if the SPIO doesnt comply, the final remedial measures are courts. Now if the common man had the TIME AND MONEY to approach courts, why in the first instance ...
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  10. Game under RTI

    Dear Friends,

    My experience in RTI is in Maharashtra, especially MUMBAI, and am still learning the tricks with tips from seasoned activists online, and some R & D on sites, or someone who has framed questions, which I adapt to my queries.

    It has been my experience, ...
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