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Comprehensive Guide on How to File RTI Applications in India

Corporate Law : Empower yourself with the Right to Information Act in India. Learn how to file RTI applications online, understand fee payment mod...

January 11, 2024 1536 Views 0 comment Print

Phone Surveillance Details Exempt From RTI Disclosure: Delhi HC

Corporate Law : Delhi High Court rules phone surveillance details fall under RTI Act exemption (Section 8). Explore the landmark judgment and its ...

December 25, 2023 603 Views 0 comment Print

ED Ordered to Disclose Sexual Harassment Information under RTI Act

Corporate Law : Non-disclosure of information of allegations of sexual harassment would fall clearly within the conspectus of human rights violati...

December 22, 2023 672 Views 0 comment Print

Step-by-Step Guide to Obtain Certified Copies of Answer Sheets via RTI Online

CA, CS, CMA : Learn how to get certified copies of your answer sheets using the RTI Online portal with our clear and concise step-by-step guide,...

July 9, 2023 2874 Views 0 comment Print

An Insight into Right to Information (RTI) Act, 2005

Corporate Law : Article provides a comprehensive understanding of Right to Information Act, discussing its objectives, applicability, process of s...

June 7, 2023 1224 Views 0 comment Print


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CPIO is not bound to provide any advice/guidance or opinion to Appellant

Corporate Law : Delve into the scope of the RTI Act, rights of applicants, and appeal procedures. Learn how to navigate through legal intricacies ...

June 1, 2024 402 Views 0 comment Print

Over 360K Income Tax Appeals Pending: CIT(A) Stats Revealed in RTI Reply

Income Tax : Discover the staggering figures of 361,748 pending Income Tax appeals as per RTI response. Dive into the detailed analysis of file...

February 27, 2024 2973 Views 1 comment Print

RTI reveals 54.57% GST Registration Applications rejected by Department

Goods and Services Tax : This article presents a detailed analysis of Goods and Services Tax (GST) Registration applications across multiple zones in India...

June 12, 2023 8232 Views 0 comment Print

GSTN advisories does not carry any legal binding on CBIC- RTI Reply

Goods and Services Tax : GSTN can issue advisory in respect of IT process designed for return filing process.  Further as the issue pertains to IT process...

July 7, 2022 4743 Views 0 comment Print

RTI Reply on New Income Tax Portal Designed by Infosys

Income Tax : On which date work regarding new Income Portal was granted to Infosys, when was it commenced, when was it completed and when was i...

December 21, 2021 1050 Views 0 comment Print


Latest Judiciary


Orissa HC Denies RTI on Tax Evasion Outcome

Corporate Law : Orissa High Court rules against disclosing tax evasion petition outcome under RTI Act. Detailed judgment highlights legal reasonin...

May 23, 2024 372 Views 0 comment Print

Bombay HC Clarifies RTI Act Applicability to Public Trusts Receiving State Grants

Corporate Law : The question before the Full Bench of the High Court of Judicature at Bombay, Nagpur Bench, involved determining the obligations o...

March 27, 2024 288 Views 0 comment Print

CIC directing to provide RTI relating to PM CARES Fund untenable: Delhi HC

Corporate Law : Delhi High Court held that Section 138(2) of the IT Act would prevail over Section 22 of the RTI Act. Thus, Central Information Co...

January 23, 2024 399 Views 0 comment Print

Directions issued to Central & State Commissions for effectuating Section 4 of RTI Act

Income Tax : In present facts of the case, the Honble Supreme Court have given directions to the Central Information Commission and the State I...

August 26, 2023 264 Views 0 comment Print

Public Authority not required to provide ‘opinion’ or ‘advice’ under RTI: CIC

Corporate Law : Unravel the Rahul Gupta vs CPIO case where the CIC upheld that public authorities are not obliged to provide opinions or advice u...

June 28, 2023 2076 Views 0 comment Print


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RTI Appeal: CPIO Not Required to Create Information or Reply vague queries

Corporate Law : The CPIO is not obligated to create new information for RTI requests. Learn about the limitations and scope of RTI Act in this det...

June 3, 2024 312 Views 0 comment Print

Merely being students of university do not trigger larger public interest under RTI

Corporate Law : Appellant has failed to establish how a larger public interest is involved warranting disclosure of requested information. Merely ...

May 22, 2024 99 Views 0 comment Print

Request for Computer Access Not Within RTI Act Scope

Corporate Law : Explore the RTI appeal decision involving Yogesh Kumar Gupta and the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India, detailing the chall...

May 22, 2024 114 Views 0 comment Print

RTI Act Does Not Obligate Public Authorities to Answer Queries

Corporate Law : Discover the RTI appeal decision of T Sujesh Nair vs. IBBI, focusing on the scope of RTI Act, 2005, and its application to Registe...

May 14, 2024 306 Views 2 comments Print

CPIO cannot be expected to create an information for sharing to a RTI Applicant

Corporate Law : Explore a detailed analysis of an RTI appeal before the Executive Director of the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India. Unders...

May 10, 2024 249 Views 0 comment Print


Nationwide Lockdown information cannot be denied without explaining the reasons

August 13, 2022 690 Views 0 comment Print

Prime Minister’s Office has merely stated that details regarding imposition of nation-wide lockdown sought by the Applicant attract the provisions of Section 7(9) of the RTI Act, 2005.

RTI: Right to ‘Inspection of Work’ of any Public Authority not Include Inspection of Property

August 5, 2022 2361 Views 0 comment Print

Veena Joshi Vs CPIO (Delhi High Court) The Delhi High Court has held that the words “inspection of work” under Section 2(j) of the Right To Information (RTI) Act, 2005 does not include “inspection of property” under its ambit. Section 2(j) stipulates that right to information means the right to information accessible under the Act […]

Definition of public authority under RTI Act has no relevance to Section 340 of Cr.P.C.

August 3, 2022 672 Views 0 comment Print

Rakesh Kumar Sharma Vs Mother Dairy Fruit & Vegetables Pvt Ltd. (Delhi High Court) The present case, admittedly, does not deal with the RTI Act. The definition of public authority as contained in Section 2(h) of the RTI Act has no application or relevance, whatsoever, in the present case, which is in the nature of […]

GSTN advisories does not carry any legal binding on CBIC- RTI Reply

July 7, 2022 4743 Views 0 comment Print

GSTN can issue advisory in respect of IT process designed for return filing process.  Further as the issue pertains to IT process design for filing process, the requirement of approval is not applicable.

RTI Act – No Penalty for Destruction of Information in Absence of Malafide

June 30, 2022 510 Views 0 comment Print

It was submitted by appellant that as per the provisions of Section 20(2) of the Right to Information Act, 2005 (RTI Act) the record of the deceased petitioner, which has been illegally destroyed, appropriate penalty may be imposed upon the respondent.

RTI: Withholding of information, that is not sensitive/ confidential, is unjustified

June 29, 2022 1902 Views 0 comment Print

Held that the information that does not touch upon any of the sensitive and confidential activities undertaken by the Vigilance Department, cannot be withheld.

File Notings by Judges in Administrative Meetings out of purview of RTI Act

April 10, 2022 966 Views 0 comment Print

Satara District Bar Association Satara Vs State of Maharashtra (Bombay High Court) There is certainly an element of confidentiality in the notings by Judges of any Committee of this Court. There is also very good reason why such notings should not in fact ever be disclosed or allowed to be disclosed. Whether or not this […]

Information under RTI cannot be denied to A company or a corporation

April 3, 2022 18669 Views 1 comment Print

Utility Premises Private Limited Vs Central Public Information Officer (First Appellate Authority of IBBI) The Respondent had stated that under RTI Act, only citizens can seek information and since the Applicant being a Company is not a citizen, it is not eligible to seek information under RTI Act. In J.C. Talukdar vs. C.E.(E) CPWD Kolkata […]

Public Authority liable to pay compensation to RTI complainant for negligence in discharge of duty

February 18, 2022 6702 Views 0 comment Print

State of Jharkhand Vs Information Commissioner (Jharkhand High Court) The provision of compensation has been provided under the provision of Section 19(8)(b) of RTI Act, 2005 by which a Public Authority is required to compensate the complainant for any loss or other detriment suffered. Since this Court has answered the issue about distinction in between […]

RTI Reply on New Income Tax Portal Designed by Infosys

December 21, 2021 1050 Views 0 comment Print

On which date work regarding new Income Portal was granted to Infosys, when was it commenced, when was it completed and when was it tested?

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