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Right to Information (RTI) – Rules/Notifications/Circulars/Guidelines (Subject-Wise)

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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)
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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
* Decision dated 21.05.2014 – Mr. Patel Shankarlal Ambalal Vs. CPIO & Supdt. of Post Offices, Godhara - The mere pendency of investigation is not sufficient justification by itself for withholding the information.”
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Decision dated 15.05.2014 – Shri Hardeep Singh Sawhney Vs. Rajya Sabha Secretariat, New Delhi - Additional information can not be sought at the appeal stage.
* Decision dated 24.04.2014 – Shri Dipak J. Gandhi Vs. Supreme Court The public authority is not bound to compile information as per the format of the applicant.
Delhi High Court Judgement dated 20.02.2014 – Union of India Vs. Praveen Gupta - The impugned order dated 13th October, 2011 imposing penalty on the PIO was set aside.
Decision dated 07.01.2014 – Ms. Jyoti Seherawat Vs. Home (General) Department, Govt. of Delhi
- CIC: Wife has right to know husband’s salary.
Decision dated 07.01.2014 – Mr. Subhash Chandra Agrawal Vs. Ministry of Coal - CIC has, inter alia, decided the Department of Posts is to apprise the Commission regarding the present status with regard to the issuance of RTI stamps. 
Calcutta High Court Judgement dated 20.11.2013 – Mr. Avishek Goenka Vs. Union of India
- Section 6(2)
Delhi High Court Judgement dated 08.11.2013 – UPSC Vs. Pinki Ganeriwal 
- Sections 8(1)(e) and 8(1)(j) of the RTI Act, 2005
Delhi High Court Judgement dated 31.10.2013 – Union of India Vs. Anita Singh
- Section 8(1)(j) of the RTI Act, 2005
Delhi HC Judgement dated 28.10.2013 – J.K. Mittal Vs. Central Information Commission and Anr.
- Section 18 - Hon’ble Delhi High Court has decided: “… it is expected that the Commission henceforth will decide the complaints on merits instead of directing the CPIO to provide the information which the complainant had sought.”
Decision dated 27.08.2013 – Shri Subhash Chandra Agrawal Vs. Ministry of Home Affairs (Full Bench Decision)
- CIC has, inter alia, suggested to issue RTI stamps of the denomination of Rs.10/- by the Deptt. of Posts and to consider designating all 25,464 Departmental Post Offices to accept RTI applications and the requisite fee.
Decision dated 05.08.2013 – Subhash Chandra Agrawal & Dr. M. Haroon Siddiqui Vs. IFFCO (Full Bench Decision) - IFFCO is not a Public Authority
Decision dated 04.07.2013 – Lt. Col. (Retd.) R. Bansal Vs. Army Welfare Housing Organisation (AWHO) (Full Bench) – AWHO is a Public Authority.
Decision dated 03.06.2013 – Shri S.C. Aggarwal, Shri Anil Bailwal Vs. Parliament of India (Full Bench Decision) - Political Parties covered under RTI Act
More … CIC Decisions

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

* O.M. dated 10.07.2014 – Publishing of Compendium of Best Practices on RTI – Vol.II (Last date – 25.07.2014)
* O.M. dated 07.07.2014 – Financial assistance for setting up RTI Cell in Public Authority 
* O.M. dated 28.05.2014 – Publishing of Compendium of Best Practices on RTI – Vol.II
* 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)
* 27.03.2014 – Report of the National Workshop on RTI held on 09.01.2014
* O.M. dated 14.03.2014 – RTI Web Portal for online filing of RTI applications
* O.M. dated 27.02.2014 – Extension of date for applications for grant of four Fellowships in RTI up to 10.03.2014
* O.M. dated 13.02.2014 – Electronic Indian Postal Order – extension of service to Indian Citizens residing in India
* Guidelines for Right to Information Fellowship (As on DOPT Website – 05.02.2014)
* 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
* O.M. dated 10.12.2013 – Implementation of suo motu disclosure under Section 4 of the RTI Act, 2005.
* O.M. dated 28.11.2013 – Guide on the Right to Information Act, 2005.
* D.O. letter dated 21.11.2013 – Guidelines for suo motu disclosure under RTI Act, 2005 by State Government.
* DOPT’s Compilation of OMs & Notifications on RTI Act, 2005 (25.10.2013).
* O.M. dated 07.10.2013 – Extending the facility of e-IPO for payment of RTI fee in Indian Missions by Indian citizens abroad.

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 * CPIOs / CAPIOs * Definition of Information * Disposal of First Appeal / Appeal Rules * Fellowship * File Notings * Format in which information to be supplied * High Court Judgements * Implementation of RTI Act, 2005 / RTI Cells * Internship for Undergraduates * 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) * 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 * Suo Motu Disclosure * Study on the implementation of RTI Act * Third Party Information * Transfer of RTI applications * Updating of Records

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 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 (CSS)
O.M. dated 18.07.2013 – Guidelines on Awareness Generation and Capacity Building – Centrally Sponsored Scheme for effective implementation of RTI Act for the years 2013-14
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
* 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
* DOPT’s Compilation of OMs & Notifications on RTI Act, 2005 (25.10.2013)
CPIOs / CAPIOs
O.M. dated 14.11.2007 – CPIOs in the 2nd Schedule in the Act
O.M. dated 6.10.2005 – Designation of CAPIOs by public authorities
Definition of Information
O.M. dated 1.6.2009 – High Court of Bombay decision-Definition of information-Regarding
Disposal of First Appeal / Appeal Rules
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
File Notings
O.M. dated 23.6.2009 – Disclosure of file noting under the RTI Act
Format in which information to be supplied
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
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
O.M. dated 15.10.2012 – Internship for Undergraduates pursuing 5-year course in Law under CSS on Improving Transparency and Accountability in govt. through implementation of RTI Act for 2012-13
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 
O.M. dated 10.12.2013 – Implementation of suo motu disclosure under Section 4 of the RTI Act, 2005
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D.O. letter dated 21.11.2013 – Guidelines for suo motu disclosure under RTI Act, 2005 by State Government.
O.M. dated 15.04.2013 – Implementation of suo motu disclosure under Section 4 of the RTI Act, 2005 – Issue of guidelines regarding
O.M. dated 03.04.2013 – Suo motu disclosure of official tours of Ministers and other officials
O.M. dated 11.09.2012 – Suo motu disclosure on official tours of Ministers and other officials
Minutes of the meeting of the Task Force constituted for effect implementation of Section 4 of the RTI Act, 2005 – regarding (1.6.2011)
O.M. dated 20.1.2010 – Maintenance of records in consonance with Section 4 of the RTI Act
O.M. dated 28.7.2008 – Clarifications regarding Sub-Sections (4) and (5) of Section 5 of the RTI Act, 2005
O.M. dated 21.9.2007 – Records and Information under the Act
Template for Information Handbook (Sec.4)
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   
* 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 
* O.M. dated 27.02.2014 – Extension of date for applications for grant of four Fellowships in RTI up to 10.03.2014
* Guidelines for Right to Information Fellowship (As on DOPT Website – 05.02.2014)
* Corrigendum dated 12.01.2012 – RTI Fellowships 2012
O.M. 09.01.2012 – RTI Fellowships 2012
DOP&T’s Guidelines for RTI Fellowship (17.12.2011)
Letter dated 01.03.2011 – Offer of Award of Right to Information Fellowship
Corrigendum dated 24.12.2010 – Date of submitting application for RTI fellowship extended to 10.1.2011
Guidelines for RTI Fellowship by Government
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)
RTI-Related Rules/Guidelines
Record Retention Schedule in Respect of Records Common to All Ministries/Departments
Public Records Rules, 1997
RTI Rules 
* 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
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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 Schedule to the RTI Act
Notification dated 9.6.2011 – Inclusion of CBI, NIA & NATGRID in 2nd 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
Suo Motu Disclosure   
O.M. dated 10.12.2013 – Implementation of suo motu disclosure under Section 4 of the RTI Act, 2005
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D.O. letter dated 21.11.2013 – Guidelines for suo motu disclosure under RTI Act, 2005 by State Government.
O.M. dated 15.04.2013 – Implementation of suo motu disclosure under Section 4 of the RTI Act, 2005 – Issue of guidelines regarding
O.M. dated 03.04.2013 – Suo motu disclosure of official tours of Ministers and other officials
O.M. dated 11.09.2012 – Suo motu disclosure on official tours of Ministers and other officials
Minutes of the meeting of the Task Force constituted for effect implementation of Section 4 of the RTI Act, 2005 – regarding (1.6.2011)
O.M. dated 20.1.2010 – Maintenance of records in consonance with Section 4 of the RTI Act
O.M. dated 28.7.2008 – Clarifications regarding Sub-Sections (4) and (5) of Section 5 of the RTI Act, 2005
O.M. dated 21.9.2007 – Records and Information under the Act
Template for Information Handbook (Sec.4)
Study on the Implementation of RTI Act
Letter dated 02.08.2013 – A 360 Degree Study on the implementation of the Right to Information Act, 2005
Third Party Information
O.M. dated 27.4.2010 – Disclosure of third party information under RTI Act, 2005
Transfer of RTI applications
O.M. dated 22.4.2008 – Transfer of applications under the RTI Act, 2005
Updating of Records
O.M. dated 14.11.2007 – Updating of records

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)
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Full Bench Decisions

VIII. RTI – Court judgements

I. RTI – Instructions/Circulars issued since 01.01.2010 (Chronological) (To see/access copies, please click here.)   

O.M. dated 10.07.2014 – Publishing of Compendium of Best Practices on RTI – Vol.II (Last date – 25.07.2014)
O.M. dated 07.07.2014 – Financial assistance for setting up RTI Cell in Public Authority
O.M. dated 28.05.2014 – Publishing of Compendium of Best Practices on RTI – Vol.II
27.03.2014 – Report of the National Workshop on RTI held on 09.01.2014
O.M. dated 14.03.2014 – RTI Web Portal for online filing of RTI applications
O.M. dated 27.02.2014 – Extension of date for applications for grant of four Fellowships in RTI up to 10.03.2014
O.M. dated 13.02.2014 – Electronic Indian Postal Order – extension of service to Indian Citizens residing in India
Guidelines for Right to Information Fellowship (As on DOPT Website – 05.02.2014)
O.M. dated 08.01.2014 – Order dated 20.11.2013 of the High Court of Kolkata in Writ Petition No.33290 of 2013 in the case of Mr. Avishek Goenka Vs. Union of India regarding personal details of RTI applicants – circulation of
O.M. dated 10.12.2013 – Implementation of suo motu disclosure under Section 4 of the RTI Act, 2005
O.M. dated 28.11.2013 –Guide on the Right to Information Act, 2005
D.O. letter dated 21.11.2013 – Guidelines for suo motu disclosure under RTI Act, 2005 by State Government
DOPT’s Compilation of OMs & Notifications on RTI Act, 2005 (25.10.2013)
O.M. dated 07.10.2013 – Extending the facility of e-IPO for payment of RTI fee in Indian Missions by Indian citizens abroad
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
O.M. dated 14.08.2013 – Disclosure of personal information under the RTI Act, 2005
Letter dated 02.08.2013 – A 360 Degree Study on the implementation of the Right to Information Act, 2005O.M. dated 30.07.2013 – Extension of RTI web portal for online filing of RTI application
O.M. dated 12.08.2013 – Extension of RTI web portal for online filing of RTI application
O.M. dated 18.07.2013 – Guidelines on Awareness Generation and Capacity Building – Centrally Sponsored Scheme for effective implementation of RTI Act for the years 2013-14 to 2015-16
O.M. dated 28.06.2013 – Publishing of Compendium of Best Practices on RTI
O.M. dated 17.05.2013 – Extension of RTI web portal for online filing of RTI application
O.M. dated 14.05.2013 – Publishing of Compendium of Best Practices on RTI
O.M. dated 22.04.2013 – Launch of RTI web portal for online filing of RTI application
O.M. dated 15.04.2013 – Implementation of suo motu disclosure under Section 4 of the RTI Act, 2005 – Issue of guidelines regarding
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
O.M. dated 03.04.2013 – Suo motu disclosure of official tours of Ministers and other officials
O.M. dated 22.03.2013 – Electronic Indian Postal Order – launching of
O.M. dated 11.02.2013 – Timely intimation about payment of additional fee under RTI Act, 2005
D.O. letter dated 07.01.2013 – Quarterly progress on the flagship programmes under the DMU mechanism
CIC – RTI: A Compendium
Delhi High Court Judgment dated 6.11.2012 on Sec. 8(1)(j) of the RTI Act
O.M. dated 15.10.2012 – Internship for Undergraduates pursuing 5-year course in Law under CSS on Improving Transparency and Accountability in govt. through implementation of RTI Act for 2012-13
O.M. dated 11.09.2012 – Suo motu disclosure on official tours of Ministers and other officials
O.M. dated 02.08.2012 – Financial assistance for setting up RTI Cells
Notification dated 31.07.2012 – Right to Information Rules, 2012
Letter dated 04.06.2012 – Guidelines on Awareness Generation and Capacity Building components of Centrally Sponsored Schemes on Improving Transparency and Accountability through effective implementation of RTI
RTI – Ministry-wise and Public Authority-wise Abstract of Quarterly Returns
National Awards on e-Governance 2011-12 Winners
DOP&T’s Guidelines for RTI Fellowship (17.12.2011)
O.M. dated 16.09.2011 – Observations of Hon’ble Supreme Court on RTI Act, 2005 in Civil Appeal No.6454 of 2011 (SLP(C) No.7526 of 2009) in case of CBSE & Or. Vs. Aditya Bandopadjhyay & Or.
Transparency Officer in respect of Deptt. of Expenditure (MOF O.M. dated 22.7.2011)
Notification dated 9.6.2011 – Inclusion of CBI, NIA & NATGRID in 2nd Schedule to the RTI Act
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
Minutes of the meeting of the Task Force constituted for effect implementation of Section 4 of the RTI Act, 2005 – regarding (1.6.2011)
Instructions for filing online RTI returns (31.5.2011)
O.M. dated 20.05.2011 – Decision dated 3.4.2008 of High Court of Bombay at Goa in Writ Petition No.419 of 2007 in the case of Dr. Ceisa Pinto Vs. Goa State Infomation Commission
O.M. dated 20.05.2011 – Laying of Annual Reports of the Central Information Commission before the Houses of Parliament
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
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
Letter dated 01.03.2011 – Offer of Award of Right to Information Fellowship
O.M. dated 10.12.2010 – Proposed amendment to RTI Rules (comments may be sent by 27.12.2010)
CIC Circular dated 09.12.2010 – (i) Role of CPIO & Transparency Officer, (ii) Level of Transparency Officer (TO), and (iii) Job Chart of TO
CIC Direction dated 15.11.2010 – Section 4 of the RTI Act – Direction to Public Authorities under Sec. 19(8) of RTI Act
Guidelines for RTI Fellowship by Government (Last date: 3.1.2011) (New)
O.M. dated 24.09.2010 – RTI applications received by a public authority regarding information concerning other public authorities (please click here)
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
Delhi High Court Judgement dated 21.05.2010 – DDA v. Central Information Commission & another
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 (New)
O.M. dated 27.4.2010 – Disclosure of third party information under RTI Act, 2005 (Imp.)
O.M. dated 1.4.2010 – Questionnaire to facilitate strategy formulation on RTI under the Performance Management and Evaluation System for DOP&T (Imp.)
O.M. dated 20.1.2010 – Maintenance of records in consonance with Section 4 of the RTI Act (Imp.)

II. RTI – Instructions/Circulars issued up to 31.12.2009 (To see/access copies, please click here)

O.M. dated 23.6.2009 – Disclosure of file noting under the RTI Act (Imp.)
O.M. dated 1.6.2009 – High Court of Bombay decision-Definition of information-Regarding
O.M. dated 1.6.2009 – RTI applications relating to other public authorities (Imp.)
O.M. dated 5.12.2008 – Payment of fee by demand draft/banker’s cheque/IPO (Imp.)
O.M. dated 28.7.2008 – Clarifications regarding Sub-Sections (4) and (5) of Section 5 of the RTI Act, 2005
O.M. dated 10.7.2008 – Clarification regarding format in which the information should be supplied under the RTI Act
O.M. dated 24.6.2008 – Courteous behaviour with the persons seeking information under RTI Act, 2005
Letter dated 23.6.2008 – Initiatives for effective implementation of the RTI Act, 2005
O.M. dated 12.6.2008 – RTI applications received by a public authority reg. information concerning other public authorities (Imp.)
Letter dated 29.4.2008 – Regarding the case, Ahmedabad Education Society & Another Vs. UOI & Ors
O.M. dated 22.4.2008 – Transfer of applications under the RTI Act, 2005 (Imp.)
Circular dated 9.1.08 – NGOs to spread awareness
O.M. dated 14.11.2007 – Central point for receiving applications, etc.
O.M. dated 14.11.2007 – Updating of records (Imp.)
O.M. dated 14.11.2007 – CPIOs in the 2nd Schedule in the Act
O.M. dated 31.10.2007 – 20 years old information (Imp.)
O.M. dated 21.9.2007 – Records and Information under the Act (Imp.)
O.M. dated 21.9.2007 – Disclosure of ACRs (Imp.)
O.M. dated 31.7.2007 – Preparation of Inventory of Public Authorities under RTI Act, 2005
O.M. dated 9.7.2007 – Disposal of first appeal (Imp.)
O.M. dated 23.3.2007 – Non-implementation by public authorities
O.M. dated 21.2.2006 – Implementation of the various provision of the RTI Act, 2005
Notification dated 11.10.2005 – (RTI-Central Information Commission)
O.M. dated 6.10.2005 – Designation of CAPIOs by public authorities

III. RTI – Guides/Guidelines issued by Government up to 31.12.2009 (To see/access copies, please click here)

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

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 (Imp.)

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 (Imp.)
Official Secrets Act, 1923 (Imp.)
Soochna Ka Adhikar Adhiniyam, 2005 (Imp.)
Right to Information Act, 2005 (Imp.)
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

FULL BENCH DECISIONS  (To see the list of decisions so as to access complete copy of the decisions, please click here)

Decision dated 05.08.2013 – Subhash Chandra Agrawal & Dr. M. Haroon Siddiqui Vs. IFFCO (Full Bench Decision)
Decision dated 04.07.2013 – Lt. Col. (Retd.) R. Bansal Vs. Army Welfare Housing Organisation (AWHO) (Full Bench Decision)
Decision dated 20.05.2013 – Shri Arun Kumar Aggarwal Vs. PMO / Deptt. of Revenue / Min. of Law (Full Bench Decision)
Decision dated 20.05.2013 – Shri Vinod Kumar Sharma Vs. Ministry of Mines, New Delhi (Full Bench Decision)
Decision dated 20.02.2013 – Shri Subhash Chandra Agarwal, New Delhi Vs. CPIO, Lok Sabha Sectt., New Delhi
Decision dated 10.10.2011 – Bombay Stock Exchange Ltd. (BSE) Vs. Security and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) (Full Bench Decision)
Decision dated 26.08.2011 – Mr. Manish Bhatnagar, Delhi Vs. SPIO & Addl. Director, Deptt of Woman & Child Development, NCT of Delhi (Full Bench Decision)
Decision dated 24.08.2011 – Shri Ajay Kumar Agarwal, New Delhi Vs. CPIO, CBI, New Delhi (Full Bench Decision)
Decision dated 31.01.2011 – Shri Z.U. Alvi Vs. Ministry of Home Affairs, GOI (Full Bench Decision)
Decision dated 31.01.2011 – Shri Z.U. Alvi Vs. Ministry of Home Affairs, GOI (Full Bench Decision)
Decision dated 15.10.2010 – Shri Shanmuga Patro Vs. Rajiv Gandhi Foundation (Full Bench Decision)
Decision dated 29.09.2010 – Brig. (Retd.) Ujjal Dasgupta (Dr. B. Malhotra-Representative Appellant) Vs. CDAC; Advocate for RAW, Director & CPIO, Cab. Sectt. (Full Bench Decision)
Decision dated 28.09.2010 – Shri V.R. Chandran Vs. Directorate of Enforcement (Full Bench Decision)
Decision dated 14.07.2010 – Ms. Bindu Khanna, New Delhi Vs. Dte. of Education, GNCT, New Delhi (Full Bench Decision)
Decision dated 10.06.2010 – Shri Manohar, Shri J.K. Routray & Shri Gurbax Singh Vs. AGs of Goa, Orisaa and Punjab

4. COURT JUDGMENTS  (Please click here)

i. SUPREME COURT JUDGEMENTS

Sec. 8(1)(g)

SC Judgment dated 13.12.2012 – Bihar Public Service Commission Vs. Saiyed Hussain Abba Rizwi & onr.

Sec. 8(1)(j)

SC Judgment dated 03.10.2012 – Girish Chandra Deshpande Vs. Central Informtion Commissioner & Ors.

Sec. 10

SC Judgment dated 13.12.2012 – Bihar Public Service Commission Vs. Saiyed Hussain Abba Rizwi & onr.

Doctrine of Precedence

SC Judgment dated 13.09.2012 – Namita Sharma Vs. Union of India

Uncategorized

Supreme Court Judgment dated 02.09.2011 – Institute of Chartered Accountants of India Vs. Shaunak H. Satya & Ors.
Supreme Court Judgment dated 09.08.2011 – CBSE & Another Vs. Aditya Bandopadhyay & Ors.
Supreme Court Judgment dated 18.04.2011 – P.C. Wadhwa Vs Central Information Commission and Ors.

ii. HIGH COURT JUDGEMENTS

Section 8(1)(e)

Delhi High Court Judgment dated 09.11.2012 – Union of India & Ors. Vs. V.K. Shad and Others

Section 8(1)(j)

Delhi High Court Judgment dated 06.11.2012 – UPSC Vs. R.K. Jain

Uncategorized

Jharkhand High Court Judgment dated 11.07.2011 – Commissioner (Appeal) of Central Excise and Service Tax, Ranchi Vs Central Information Commission and Anr.
Bombay High Court judgement dated 11.10.2010 – Board of Management of Bombay Properties of Indian Institute of Science Vs. CIC & Union of India
Delhi High Court Judgement dated 21.05.2010 – DDA v. Central Information Commission & another
Delhi High Court judgement dated 15.4.2010 – National Stock Exchange is a public authority
Delhi High Court Judgement dated 15.2.2010 – Union of India Vs. Central Information Commission
Delhi High Court judgement dated 12.1.2010 – Secy. General, Supreme Court of India Vs. S.C. Agarwal
Delhi High Court judgement dated 16.4.2009 – Union of India (Passport Office) Vs. CIC & Ors
Bombay High Court Judgement dated 03.04.2008 – WP No.419 of 2007 – Dr. Celsa Pinto, Panaji Vs. Goa State Information Commission

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