Monthly Archives: April 2013

Information relating to mobile connection of any subscriber-Can you get it?

Information relating to mobile connection of any subscriber

information relating to mobile connection of any subscriber

Often it is asked “Can you get the Information relating to mobile connection of any subscriber?” This issue is regarding details of the telephone calls of other subscriber. The decided position is that Information relating to mobile/telephone connection of any subscriber cannot be disclosed to third parties being exempt under section 8(1) (j) of the RTI Act unless the seeker of information is able to show larger public interest to justify the disclosure.

However, the next question is can one get the information of call details of mobile/telephone of Government Officer? Read more ›




Can a Government Employee Ask Question under RTI Act 2005?

Can a Government Employee Ask Question under RTI Act 2005?

Can a Government Employee Ask Question under RTI Act 2005?

“I request all to kindly suggest that whether in service government employee ask the information under rti act from his employer or not.”

“It becomes difficult for a serving employee to seek Information from his own department under RTI Act-2005.”

“I am serving in indian air force, and at present posted in some unit of western air command. I wanted to know that am i eligible to ask some information from indian air force at unit level? If not all then what kind of information i can get and to whom i will have to approach for this?”

These are many question which a Government employee as: Can a Government Employee Ask Question under RTI Act 2005?

The answer to it is ‘YES’. Section 3 of the RTI Act 2005 reads as “Section 3. …all citizens shall have the right to information.” An employee of the government of India is first and foremost a citizen of India and as such he has every right to seek information under the RTI Act. As per section 3, all citizens have the right to information, irrespective of their profession (Doctor, Engineer, Govt. servant, worker, laborer, housewife, unemployed etc) as well irrespective of their designation (junior, senior, no designation etc) of a citizen. Read more ›




Guidelines for seeking information under RTI Act 2005

RTI Guidelines

RTI Guidelines

This attached document detailing Guidelines for seeking information under RTI Act 2005 has been published by DoPT in the month of Nov 2007. The Right to Information Act has converted the prevailing culture of secrecy into a culture of openness and transparency in the working of the Government. It will go a long way in strengthening our democratic institution, empowering the public, removing corruption and greater involvement of citizen in the development of nation.This compilation explain the method of making application for seeking information from the public authorities under Central Government, the procedure for preparing appeals and the steps for filing complaint in the matter.

The content of this document shall also apply to State Government too

An informed citizenry will be better equipped to keep necessary vigil on the instruments of governance and make the government more accountable to the governed. The Act has created a practical regime through which the citizens of the country may have access to information under the control of public authorities. Read more ›