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A one stop destination for all Right to Information (RTI) matters


Information regarding purchase of computer was denied stating that the records were maintained at 1300 Branches - CIC: provide information regarding the items that are purchased without calling for global tenders and those purchased from open market     Right to Information Act 2005    Information regarding disciplinary proceedings initiated against the appellant was denied stating that it is confidential - CIC: Employee has the right to get a copy of complaint, noting, charge-sheet, & all relied upon documents; Provide the information     Right to Information Act 2005    Respondent: Copies of certificates of the third party could not be provided u/s 8(1)(j) - CIC: The proviso to sec 8(1) (j) does not undo the section nor does not itself create any new right; The RTI Act does not provide for resolution of grievances     Right to Information Act 2005    CIC: The Appellant has been provided the valuation report of his own property & cannot be provided the valuation report of the properties of third parties, even if they happen to be guarantors of the loan; Copies of the legal opinion cannot be provided     Right to Information Act 2005    Entire record of case file in the matter of a Life Insurance Company was denied u/s 8(1)(d) stating that the information was of commercial confidence, the disclosure of which would harm the competitive position of the third party - CIC: appeal dismissed     Right to Information Act 2005    Alleging that her husband has a relationship outside their wedlock, Appellant sought information to substantiate it - CIC: Bigamy is a crime u/s 494 of IPC; There is a larger public interest to override non disclosure of personal information u/s 8(1)(j)     Right to Information Act 2005    Vijai Sharma and K V Chowdary appointed as CIC and CVC respectively     Right to Information Act 2005    Is the Mysore Police Commissioner’s office coming up without plan approval?     Right to Information Act 2005    No action taken against the illegal massage parlours or spas in Goa     Right to Information Act 2005    Are there norms about the fee a school should charge and the facilities it offers?     Right to Information Act 2005    There is only 1 primary health centre per 28 villages of UP     Right to Information Act 2005    Services of all OSDs / Consultants terminated by Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai     Right to Information Act 2005    A comparative assessment of national legal frameworks for the right to information     Right to Information Act 2005    Does the outcome show evidence of adequate value for money spent in ‘disturbed areas’?     Right to Information Act 2005    Dawn of a new era in neighbourhood - RTI Law enacted in Sri Lanka     Right to Information Act 2005   

Case Laws

September 30, 2016
Information regarding purchase of computer was denied stating that the records were maintained at 1300 Branches - CIC: provide information regarding the items that are purchased without calling for global tenders and those purchased from open market...more>>
September 28, 2016
Information regarding disciplinary proceedings initiated against the appellant was denied stating that it is confidential - CIC: Employee has the right to get a copy of complaint, noting, charge-sheet, & all relied upon documents; Provide the information ...more>>



September 27, 2016
Respondent: Copies of certificates of the third party could not be provided u/s 8(1)(j) - CIC: The proviso to sec 8(1) (j) does not undo the section nor does not itself create any new right; The RTI Act does not provide for resolution of grievances...more>>
September 26, 2016
CIC: The Appellant has been provided the valuation report of his own property & cannot be provided the valuation report of the properties of third parties, even if they happen to be guarantors of the loan; Copies of the legal opinion cannot be provided...more>>



September 25, 2016
Entire record of case file in the matter of a Life Insurance Company was denied u/s 8(1)(d) stating that the information was of commercial confidence, the disclosure of which would harm the competitive position of the third party - CIC: appeal dismissed ...more>>
September 23, 2016
Alleging that her husband has a relationship outside their wedlock, Appellant sought information to substantiate it - CIC: Bigamy is a crime u/s 494 of IPC; There is a larger public interest to override non disclosure of personal information u/s 8(1)(j)...more>>



Articles

A comparative assessment of national legal frameworks for the right to information
September 28, 2016
28 September has now been recognised as International Day for Universal Access to Information   more>>
Does the outcome show evidence of adequate value for money spent in ‘disturbed areas’?
September 15, 2016
How much money has been spent in the States covered by AFSPA for combating militant groups?   more>>
Dawn of a new era in neighbourhood - RTI Law enacted in Sri Lanka
August 18, 2016
Important features of the law certified by the Speaker of the Sri Lankan Parliament   more>>

Comments

India amongst the top-10 countries for the relative strength of their transparency laws
September 29, 2016
A look at the latest ratings of national level information access laws across the globe   more>>
The authorities are discussing alternative methods of dealing with violent mobs to minimise injury
September 16, 2016
The use of riot control weapons including pellet guns in the country   more>>
PIOs to “deal with” the request for information and to “render reasonable assistance” to the applicants
September 1, 2016
Designated PIO cannot act merely as a POST-OFFICE   more>>