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CIC: The ‘life or liberty’ provision can be applied only in cases where there is an imminent danger to the life or liberty of a person & the nonsupply of the information may either lead to death or grievous injury to the concerned person     Right to Information Act 2005    Respondent: Appellant was caught red handed taking a bribe & the case is under trial; he has filed over 50 RTI applications - CIC admonished the Appellant for running a parallel enquiry & asked to place the RTI replies on the Department website     Right to Information Act 2005    CIC held that it cannot be the intent of the RTI Act that for one RTI application more than one appeal lies to the different FAA and multiple appeals to CIC, as was being conveyed by the PIO and the officer for first appellate authority     Right to Information Act 2005    Appellant sought information relating to insurance policies of her late husband; printing on the policy was small & difficult to read - Respondent: date of commencement of risk is the date from which risk cover under a policy starts - CIC: Decision upheld     Right to Information Act 2005    CIC: U/s 19(8)(a), the Delhi LG office asked to inform and explain their contradictory stand regarding whether they are a public authority u/s 2(h) of the RTI Act; The people in Delhi have a right to know whether their LG office is public authority or not     Right to Information Act 2005    Respondent: Board resolution may contain special interest rates etc. giving details of which would harm their competitive position - CIC: provide copy of the Board Meetings after severing the information containing commercial confidence     Right to Information Act 2005    Quick look at the annual report of the CIC which was released yesterday     Right to Information Act 2005    Defence Organisations are covered under the purview of RTI Act     Right to Information Act 2005    Sports Ministry asks IOA & NSFs to pro-actively post information on their websites     Right to Information Act 2005    Information Commissioners stress on the need for training in respect of RTI Act, 2005     Right to Information Act 2005    CIC recommends distribution of sweets on national festivals     Right to Information Act 2005    How many people lost their lives over the Western railways tracks?     Right to Information Act 2005    Bombay High Court imposes costs and directs registering an FIR for missing files     Right to Information Act 2005    CIC: Explain why Aadhar card number made mandatory for issuance of caste certificate     Right to Information Act 2005    Gist of Delhi HC Judgment: Mother Dairy is a public authority     Right to Information Act 2005   

Case Laws

March 5, 2015
CIC: The ‘life or liberty’ provision can be applied only in cases where there is an imminent danger to the life or liberty of a person & the nonsupply of the information may either lead to death or grievous injury to the concerned person...more>>
March 5, 2015
Respondent: Appellant was caught red handed taking a bribe & the case is under trial; he has filed over 50 RTI applications - CIC admonished the Appellant for running a parallel enquiry & asked to place the RTI replies on the Department website...more>>



March 4, 2015
CIC held that it cannot be the intent of the RTI Act that for one RTI application more than one appeal lies to the different FAA and multiple appeals to CIC, as was being conveyed by the PIO and the officer for first appellate authority...more>>
March 4, 2015
Appellant sought information relating to insurance policies of her late husband; printing on the policy was small & difficult to read - Respondent: date of commencement of risk is the date from which risk cover under a policy starts - CIC: Decision upheld...more>>



March 3, 2015
CIC: U/s 19(8)(a), the Delhi LG office asked to inform and explain their contradictory stand regarding whether they are a public authority u/s 2(h) of the RTI Act; The people in Delhi have a right to know whether their LG office is public authority or not...more>>
March 3, 2015
Respondent: Board resolution may contain special interest rates etc. giving details of which would harm their competitive position - CIC: provide copy of the Board Meetings after severing the information containing commercial confidence...more>>



Latest Bytes

Quick look at the annual report of the CIC which was released yesterday
March 5, 2015
The CIC annual report points to the lacunae in the implementation of the RTI Act   more>>
Defence Organisations are covered under the purview of RTI Act
March 4, 2015
Manohar Parrikar informs a Rajya Sabha member in reply to a parliamentary question   more>>
Sports Ministry asks IOA & NSFs to pro-actively post information on their websites
March 3, 2015
Sports associations to be covered under the RTI Act and made answerable to RTI queries   more>>
Information Commissioners stress on the need for training in respect of RTI Act, 2005
March 1, 2015
Denial of information to the citizens is a denial of their rights   more>>
CIC recommends distribution of sweets on national festivals
February 28, 2015
There are no rules in respect of distribution of sweets during festivals by NDMC   more>>
How many people lost their lives over the Western railways tracks?
February 27, 2015
Difference in statistics sourced from two organisations raises doubt over quality of data   more>>

Articles

Bombay High Court imposes costs and directs registering an FIR for missing files
March 2, 2015
Can ‘missing’ files be used as an excuse to deny information under the RTI Act?   more>>
CIC: Explain why Aadhar card number made mandatory for issuance of caste certificate
February 10, 2015
Show cause proposed for penalty and public authority asked to put remedial action on website   more>>
Gist of Delhi HC Judgment: Mother Dairy is a public authority
February 6, 2015
Government has the ability to exercise its dominion over the affairs of Mother Dairy   more>>

Comments

New e-mail policy announced by the Government of India
February 28, 2015
A PIL was filed about the use of foreign based Internet services for official purposes   more>>
Wrong age in Aadhar card for getting senior citizenship pension
February 15, 2015
Increasing the age in the Aadhar card and PAN card is being done   more>>
Proactive disclosure of information about beneficiaries in J&K under the SRE scheme
February 10, 2015
Security-Related Expenditure scheme is a Central Scheme   more>>