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Note:- CIC has launched helpline facility at 011-61117555. Dialling this number you would get the status of the receipt by name, by diary number / diary year and by Complaint / Appeal file number.

Notice on the Homepage of CIC website (January, 2013)
“The Commission in its meeting dated 8.1.2013 decided that no action would be taken on the communications received as appeal against decisions of State Information Commissions since the Commission is not the Appellate body over the SICs. Further, such communications would be sent for weeding out within 2 weeks of its receipt in the Commission.”

1. The Right to Information Act, 2005 – Rules/Notifications/Orders/Circulars (Recent)
2. The Right to Information Act, 2005 – Rules/Notifications/Guides/Orders/Circulars (Subject-Wise)
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. The Right to Information Act, 2005 – Rules/Notifications/Guides/Orders/Circulars (Chronological)
(i)
Instructions/Circulars issued since 01.01.2010, (ii) Instructions/Circulars issued up to 31.12.2009, (iii) Guides/Guidelines issued by Government up to 31.12.2009, (iv) RTI-related Rules/Instructions, (v) RTI Rules, (vi) RTI Act/Amendment Acts and related Acts, (vii) Selected Decisions of CIC,
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Court Judgments

SIGNIFICANT DECISIONS / JUDGEMENTS

Section 24(1) – “5. …….if an information of the nature sought by the respondent is easily available with the Intelligence Bureau, the agency would be well advised in assisting a citizen, by providing such an information, despite the fact that it cannot be accessed as a matter of right under the provisions of Right to Information Act. …
It is again made clear that information of this nature cannot be sought as a matter of right and it would be well within the discretion of the Intelligence Bureau whether to supply such information or not………” – 
Delhi HC Judgement dated 09.10.2013 – Union of India and Ors. Vs. Adarsh Sharma 

1. THE RIGHT TO INFORMATION ACT, 2005 – RULES/NOTIFICATIONS/ORDERS/CIRCULARS (Recent)

RECENT ORDERS/CIRCULARS

2. THE RIGHT TO INFORMATION ACT, 2005 – RULES/NOTIFICATIONS/GUIDES/ORDERS/CIRCULARS (Subject-Wise)

20 years old information * ACRs * Annual Reports of CIC * Behaviour with Information Seekers * Best Practices on RTI * Central Point for receiving applications * Centrally Sponsored Scheme (CSS) * CIC Orders/Instructions * Compendium on RTI Act * Complaint to CIC * CPIOs / CAPIOs * Definition of Information * Disposal of First Appeal / Appeal Rules * Examination * Fellowship * File Notings * Format for Giving Information * Format for RTI Replies * Guidelines for PIOs/FAAs * High Court Judgements * Implementation of RTI Act, 2005 / RTI Cells * Internship for Undergraduates/Graduates * Inventory of Public Authorities * Maintenance of Records / Suo Motu Disclosure – Section 4 of the RTI Act * National Workshop * Non-Implementation by Public Authorities * Online RTI Returns * Instructions for filing online RTI returns (31.5.2011) * Payment of Fees under the RTI Act, 2005 / Payment of Fee / Cost Rules * Payment of Additional Fee * Placing in the Public Domain * Quarterly Progress on Flagship Programmes * RTI Act * RTI Application (online filing) * RTI applications concerning other Public Authorities * RTI Fellowship * RTI – Guides/Guidelines, Template for Information Handbook (Sec.4) * RTIMIS Portal * RTI Online Course * RTI Online Portal * RTI Rules, 2012 * RTI-Related Rules/Guidelines * Second Appeal to the Commission – Form as per the RTI Rules, 2012 * Second Schedule to the RTI Act * Section 6(2) – Personal Details of RTI Applicant * Section 8(1)(j) – Personal Information * Success Stories * Suo Motu Disclosure * Study on the implementation of RTI Act * Third Party Information * Transfer of RTI applications * Training * Updating of Records * Uploading of RTI Replies * Workshop

20 years old information
O.M. dated 31.10.2007 – 20 years old information
ACRs
O.M. dated 21.9.2007 – Disclosure of ACRs
Annual Reports of CIC
O.M. dated 20.05.2011 – Laying of Annual Reports of the Central Information Commission before the Houses of Parliament
Behaviour with Information Seekers
O.M. dated 24.6.2008 – Courteous behaviour with the persons seeking information under RTI Act, 2005 Best Practices on RTI O.M. dated 30.07.2014 – Publishing of Compendium of Best Practices on RTI – Vol.II (Last date – 15.08.2014). O.M. dated 28.06.2013 – Publishing of Compendium of Best Practices on RTI O.M. dated 14.05.2013 – Publishing of Compendium of Best Practices on RTI
Central Point for receiving applications
O.M. dated 22.04.2013 – Launch of RTI web portal for online filing of RTI application O.M. dated 14.11.2007 – Central point for receiving applications, etc.

Centrally Sponsored Scheme

CIC Orders/Instructions
CIC – RTI: A Compendium Guidelines for filing online Quarterly Returns by Public Authorities (As on CIC website) D.O. letter dated 31.03.2011 – Implementation of Section 4 of the RTI Act, 2005 CIC Circular dated 09.12.2010 – (i) Role of CPIO & Transparency Officer, (ii) Level of Transparency Officer (TO), and (iii) Job Chart of TO D.O. letter dated 18.11.2010 – Implementation of Section 4 of the RTI Act, 2005 CIC Direction dated 15.11.2010 – Implementation of Sec. 4 of the RTI Act – Direction to Public Authorities under Sec. 19(8) of RTI Act Notification dated 11.10.2005 – (RTI-Central Information Commission)
Compendium on the RTI Act, 2005
* Compendium of Best Practices Volume 2.0 (As on DoPT website – 06.10.2015)
* O.M. dated 14.08.2014 – Publishing of Compendium of Best Practices on RTI – Vol.II (Last date up to 01.09.2014)
* O.M. dated 10.07.2014 – Publishing of Compendium of Best Practices on RTI – Vol.II (Last date – 25.07.2014)
* O.M. dated 28.05.2014 – Publishing of Compendium of Best Practices on RTI – Vol.II
Compendium of Best Practices on RTI (Vol.I) – 27.02.2014 (As on DOPT website-09.02.2015)
* DOPT’s Compilation of OMs & Notifications on RTI Act, 2005 (25.10.2013)
Complaint to CIC

* Copy of Minutes of the CIC Meeting dated 13.12.2011, reg. norms for according priority to appeals/complaints filed before the Commission (As on CIC website-01.02.15)
CPIOs / CAPIOs

Definition of Information
O.M. dated 1.6.2009 – High Court of Bombay decision-Definition of information-Regarding
Disposal of First Appeal / Appeal Rules
*  
DoPT letter dated 10.07.2015 – Harmonisation of RTI (Fee & Cost) Rules and Appeal Procedure Rules under Right to Information Act, 2005 
O.M. dated 17.02.2015 – Guidelines for Public Information Officers/FAAs for supply of information and disposal of first appeal respectively – reiteration of For revised procedure, please see the RTI Rules, 2012 under “RTI Rules, 2012”.
O.M. dated 9.7.2007 – Disposal of first appeal Notification dated 28.10.2005 – Appeal Rules
Examination

File Notings
O.M. dated 23.6.2009 – Disclosure of file noting under the RTI Act
Format for Giving Information
* DoPT letter dated 06.10.2015 – Format for giving information to the applicants under RTI Act – issue of guidelines regarding
* DoPT Circular dated 17.03.2015 – Format for giving information to the applicants under RTI Act-seeking comments from public regarding
Format for RTI Replies
DoPT Circular dated 09.07.2015 – Format for giving information to the applicants under RTI Act-seeking comments from public regarding 
O.M. dated 11.11.2014 – Report of the Committee to evolve model formats for RTI Replies
* O.M. dated 22.04.2013 – Launch of RTI web portal for online filing of RTI application * O.M. dated 10.7.2008 – Clarification regarding format in which the information should be supplied under the RTI Act
Guidelines for PIOs/FAAs
O.M. dated 17.02.2015 – Guidelines for Public Information Officers/FAAs for supply of information and disposal of first appeal respectively – reiteration of

High Court Judgements
CVC Circular dated 04.04.2013 – Delhi High Court’s decision in LPA No.618 of 2012 dated 06.11.2012 in the matter of disclosure of information under the RTI Act, relating to disciplinary matters Delhi High Court Judgement dated 21.05.2010 – DDA v. Central Information Commission & another To see more judgments, please click here.
Implementation of RTI Act, 2005 / RTI Cells
O.M. dated 22.04.2013 – Launch of RTI web portal for online filing of RTI application O.M. dated 02.08.2012 – Financial assistance for setting up RTI Cells O.M. dated 19.05.2011 – Effective implementation of RTI Act, 2005 – Setting up of RTI Cells O.M. dated 18.05.2011 – Strengthening implementation of the RTI Act, 2005 O.M. dated 16.08.2010 – Guidelines on Awareness Generation & Capacity Building components of Central Sec. Scheme on Improving Transparency & Accountability in Govt. through effective implementation Letter dated 23.6.2008 – Initiatives for effective implementation of the RTI Act, 2005 Circular dated 09.01.2008 – NGOs to spread awareness O.M. dated 21.2.2006 – Implementation of the various provision of the RTI Act, 2005

Internship for Undergraduates/Graduates

Inventory of Public Authorities
O.M. dated 31.7.2007 – Preparation of Inventory of Public Authorities under RTI Act, 2005

Maintenance of Records/Suo Motu Disclosure – Section 4 of the RTI Act

National Workshop
27.03.2014 – Report of the National Workshop on RTI held on 09.01.2014
Non-Implementation by Public Authorities
O.M. dated 23.3.2007 – Non-implementation by public authorities
Online RTI Returns
Instructions for filing online RTI returns (31.5.2011)
Payment of Fees under the RTI Act, 2005 / Payment of Fee / Cost Rules   
DoPT letter dated 10.07.2015 – Harmonisation of RTI (Fee & Cost) Rules and Appeal Procedure Rules under Right to Information Act, 2005
Circular dated 14.01.2015 – Introduction of postal stamps as RTI fee/cost – seeking comment from public regarding
* O.M. dated 13.02.2014 – Electronic Indian Postal Order – extension of service to Indian Citizens residing in India
* O.M. dated 07.10.2013 – Extending the facility of e-IPO for payment of RTI fee in Indian Missions by Indian citizens abroad
* O.M. dated 17.05.2013 – Extension of RTI web portal for online filing of RTI application
* O.M. dated 22.04.2013 – Launch of RTI web portal for online filing of RTI application
* O.M. dated 22.03.2013 – Electronic Indian Postal Order – launching of
For revised procedure, please see the RTI Rules, 2012 under “RTI Rules, 2012”.
Letter dated 26.04.2011 – Harmonization of fee payable under the RTI Act, 2005
O.M. dated 26.04.2011 – Payment of fee under the RTI Act by Indian Postal Order
O.M. dated 24.5.2010 – Payment of fee under the Right to Information Act, 2005 – Scope of sub-section (3) of Section 7 of the Act O.M. dated 5.12.2008 – Payment of fee by demand draft / bankers’ cheque / IPO
Notification dated 17.5.2006 – Regulation of Fee and Cost Rules, 2005 Notification dated 27.10.2005 – Amendment to Fee and Cost Rules, 2005
Notification dated 16.9.2005 – Regulation of Fee and Cost Rules, 2005
Payment of Additional Fee
O.M. dated 11.02.2013 – Timely intimation about payment of additional fee under RTI Act, 2005
Placing in the Public Domain
O.M. dated 08.06..2011 – Submission of Immovable Property Returns by Officers of Group ‘A’ Central Services and placing the same in public domain
O.M. dated 23.05.2011 – Submission of Immovable Property Returns by Officers of Group ‘A’ Central Services for 2010 (as on 1.1.2011) – Placing in the public domain
Quarterly Progress on Flagship Programmes
D.O. letter dated 04.10.2013 – Quarterly progress on the flagship programmes, initiatives and iconic projects being reviewed under the Delivery Monitoring Unit (DMU) mechanism

RTI Act
Notification dated 8.10.2008 – Amendments in the 2nd Schedule to RTI Act Notification dated 27.3.2008 – Further amendment to 2nd Scheduled to RTI Act
Notification dated 28.9.2005 – Further amendments to 2nd Schedule to RTI Act
सूचना का अधिकार अधिनियम, २००५ / सूचना का अधिकार अधिनियम, २००५ [१ फ़रवरी २०११ को यथाविद्यमान]
Right to Information Act, 2005
RTI Application (Online Filing)
O.M. dated 14.03.2014 – RTI Web Portal for online filing of RTI applications.
O.M. dated 12.08.2013 – Extension of RTI web portal for online filing of RTI application
O.M. dated 30.07.2013 – Extension of RTI web portal for online filing of RTI application
O.M. dated 17.05.2013 – Extension of RTI web portal for online filing of RTI application
O.M. dated 22.04.2013 – Launch of RTI web portal for online filing of RTI application
RTI applications concerning other Public Authorities
O.M. dated 24.09.2010 – RTI applications received by a public authority regarding information concerning other public authorities
O.M. dated 1.6.2009 – RTI applications relating to other public authorities
O.M. dated 12.6.2008 – RTI applications received by a public authority reg. information concerning other public authorities O.M. dated 22.4.2008 – Transfer of applications under the RTI Act, 2005
RTI Cell
* O.M. dated 07.07.2014 – Financial assistance for setting up RTI Cell in Public Authority * O.M. dated 02.08.2012 – Financial assistance for setting up RTI Cells * O.M. dated 19.05.2011 – Effective implementation of RTI Act, 2005 – Setting up of RTI Cells
RTI Fellowship 

RTI – Guides/Guidelines
O.M. dated 28.11.2013 – Guide on the Right to Information Act, 2005.
O.M. dated 5.10.2009 – Guide on the RTI Act, 2005
Guidelines for Plan Scheme for effective implementation of the RTI Act
O.M. dated 25.4.2008 – Pratham Appealiya Pradhikariyon Ke Liye Margdarshika O.M. dated 25.4.2008 – GUIDE FOR FIRST APPELLATE AUTHORITY UNDER THE RTI ACT, 2005
O.M. dated 25.4.2008 – Lok Pradhikarno Ke Liye Margdarshika O.M. dated 25.4.2008 – GUIDE FOR THE PUBLIC AUTHORITIES UNDER THE RTI ACT, 2005
O.M. dated 27.2.2008 – Kendra Lok Soochana Adhikariyon Ke Liye Margdarshika
O.M. dated 27.2.2008 – GUIDE FOR CPIO UNDER THE RTI ACT, 2005
O.M. dated 8.11.2007 – Guide for Information Seekers(Hindi & English) Template for Information Handbook (Sec.4)
RTIMIS Portal

RTI Online Course
O.M. dated 07.10.2014 – RTI online Certificate Course conducted by the Department of Personnel and Training

RTI Online Portal

RTI-Related Rules/Guidelines Record Retention Schedule in Respect of Records Common to All Ministries/Departments Public Records Rules, 1997
RTI Rules 
DoPT letter dated 10.07.2015 – Harmonisation of RTI (Fee & Cost) Rules and Appeal Procedure Rules under Right to Information Act, 2005 
Notification dated 31.07.2012 – Right to Information Rules, 2012
* Notification dated 31.8.2006 – Amendment to Notification dated 28.10.2005 
* Notification dated 17.5.2006 – Regulation of Fee and Cost Rules, 2005 
* Notification dated 28.10.2005 – Appeal Rules 
* Notification dated 27.10.2005 – Amendment to Fee and Cost Rules, 2005 
* Notification dated 16.9.2005 – Regulation to Fee and Cost Rules, 2005 Second Appeal to the Commission
* Copy of Minutes of the CIC Meeting dated 13.12.2011, reg. norms for according priority to appeals/complaints filed before the Commission (As on CIC website-01.02.15)
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CIC’s Check List for Second Appeal under Section 19 of the RTI Act, 2005 and the RTI Rules, 2012 (As on CIC website – 05.05.2014)
* Form of 2nd Appeal to the Commission, as per the RTI Rules, 2012

Second Appeal to the Commission

Second Schedule to the RTI Act

 

Section 6(2) – Personal details of RTI Applicant 
* O.M. dated 08.01.2014 – Order dated 20.11.2013 of Calcutta High Court in Writ Petition No.33290 of 2013 in the case of Mr. Avishek Goenka Vs. Union of India regarding personal details of RTI applicant
Section 8(1)(j) – Personal Information

O.M. dated 14.08.2013 – Disclosure of personal information under the RTI Act, 2005    

Success Stories

 

Suo Motu Disclosure

Study on the Implementation of RTI Act

Third Party Information  

Training

Uploading of RTI Replies

Updating of Records
O.M. dated 14.11.2007 – Updating of records
Workshop
Regional Workshop on the theme Implementation of RTI Act -Problems faced and Roadmap for the future to be organised by HIPA, Gurgaon on 4th December, 2014 (As on DOPT website – 21.10.2014)

3. THE RIGHT TO INFORMATION ACT, 2005 – RULES/NOTIFICATIONS/GUIDES/ORDERS/CIRCULARS (Chronologically)
I. RTI – Instructions/Circulars issued since 01.01.2010
II. RTI – Instructions/Circulars issued up to 31.12.2009
III. RTI – Guides/Guidelines issued by Government up to 31.12.2009 IV. RTI-related Rules/Instructions
V. RTI Rules
VI. RTI Act/Amendment Acts and related Acts
VII. SELECTED DECISIONS OF CENTRAL INFORMATION COMMISSION (CIC)Full Bench Decisions VIII. RTI – Court judgements

I. RTI – Instructions/Circulars issued since 01.01.2010 (Chronological) – Please click here.   

II. RTI – Instructions/Circulars issued up to 31.12.2009 – Please click here.

III. RTI – Guides/Guidelines issued by Government up to 31.12.2009 – Please click here.

IV. RTI-related Rules/Instructions (To see/access copies, please click here)

Record Retention Schedule in respect of records common to all Ministries and Departments (Imp.) Public Records Rules, 1997

V. RTI Rules (To see/access copies, please click here)

Notification dated 31.07.2012 – Right to Information Rules, 2012
Notification dated 31.8.2006 – Amendment to Notification dated 28.10.2005
Notification dated 17.5.2006 – Regulation of Fee and Cost Rules, 2005
Notification dated 28.10.2005 – Appeal Rules
Notification dated 27.10.2005 – Amendment to Fee and Cost Rules, 2005
Notification dated 16.9.2005 – Regulation to Fee and Cost Rules, 2005

VI. RTI Act/Amendment Acts and related Acts (To access copies, please click here)

Notification dated 9.6.2011 – Inclusion of CBI, NIA & NATGRID in 2nd Schedule to the RTI Act
Notification dated 8.10.2008 – Amendments in the 2nd Schedule to RTI Act
Notification dated 27.3.2008 – Further amendment to 2nd Schedule to RTI Act
Notification dated 28.9.2005 – Further amendments to 2nd Schedule to RTI Act
Public Records Act, 1993 
Official Secrets Act, 1923 
Soochna Ka Adhikar Adhiniyam, 2005 
Right to Information Act, 2005 
Delhi Right to Information Act, 2001 (Old Act)

VII. SELECTED DECISIONS OF CENTRAL INFORMATION COMMISSION (CIC)

You may like to click on the following links:- Decisions of Central Information Commission (CIC) – Section-Wise Decisions of Central Information Commission (CIC) – Subject-Wise

 4. COURT JUDGMENTS  (Please click here)

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