1) Political Parties Under RTI

Central Information Commission (CIC), on June 3, 2013, had declared six national political parties, namely the INC, BJP, CPI(M), CPI, NCP and BSP to be "public authorities" under Section 2(h) of the RTI Act, on a complaint filed by ADR and Subhash Agrawal.

Judgement/Order

Date of issue

A Roadmap for the Complaint

3rd June 2013

Judgement given by CIC to bring Political Parties under RTI

3rd June 2013

CIC order on non-compliance

16th March 2015

2) Register of Interests of Rajya Sabha Members

Pecuniary information of the Rajya Sabha (Upper House of Parliament) members was brought in the public domain in 2011 under RTI Act by ADR.

Judgement/Order

Date of issue

CIC Order

3rd June 2011

3) Disclosure of Income Tax Returns of Political Parties

ADR filed an appeal with the Central Informal Commission’s (CIC) which in its 2008 order made the Income Tax Returns (ITR) of political parties available for the public under the Right to Information (RTI) Act.

Judgement/Order

Date of issue

CIC Order

29th April 2008

4) Order to CBI Regarding Providing Information on Complaints Against MPs, MLAs and MLCs

In 2011 ADR sought information from CBI relating to the complaints against MP, MLA and MLCs in the past 10 years. The CIC subsequently ordered CBI to disclose all the available information.

Judgement/Order

Date of issue

CIC Order

16th July 2012

5) Disclosure of MPs' IT Returns - Matter Pending Before the CIC

The Commission in its final order dated 10th August, 2016 directed the I.T Dept. to examine each point of the RTI request and issue notices to all third parties in all eight cases as per the provisions of Section 11 of the RTI Act. The Commission also directed the CPIOs to duly consider the larger public interest and secure responses of the parties after giving sufficient opportunity to the appellants and decide on information with speaking orders on each point, within three months from the date of receipt of this order.

Judgement/Order

Date of issue

A Roadmap for the Complaint

6th May 2010

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