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Information regarding the loan account of a company was denied u/s 8(1)(h) - PIO: Matter relates to a fraud; CBI is investing the case and all the documents have been handed over to them - CIC: appeal rejected     Right to Information Act 2005    Information regarding action taken on complaints pertaining to non-submission of deducted amount from increased salary in provident fund - PIO: appellant had sought views which do not fall under the purview of section 2(f) - CIC: appeal dismissed     Right to Information Act 2005    Information regarding leave fare concession availed by a Bank Manager was denied Section 8(1)(e) & (j) - Appellant alleged misuse of the leave fare concession facility - CIC: provide information regarding leave fare concession financed from public funds     Right to Information Act 2005    Appellant: inspection of relevant records may be permitted to verify whether complete & correct information as per record has been provided - CIC: permit the appellant to inspect the relevant records & take copy upto to 25 pages for each RTI application     Right to Information Act 2005    Information regarding compounding applications under FEMA was denied u/s 8(1)(d) & (e) - PIO: no larger public interest involved & the rules/circular relating to foreign exchange compounding proceedings are available on RBI website - CIC: appeal dismissed     Right to Information Act 2005    Information regarding the signatures of Sarpanch concerning the bank account of Gram Panchayat was denied u/s 8(1)(j) - Appellant: Gram Panchayat account is not personal information - CIC: the expression ‘individual’ includes the juristic person also     Right to Information Act 2005    The Central Information Commission is headless today     Right to Information Act 2005    54 Prisoners of War still held in Pakistan     Right to Information Act 2005    Unauthorised construction rampant in the government bungalows     Right to Information Act 2005    Annual reports of State Information Commission not made public     Right to Information Act 2005    CAG demands powers similar to RTI Act     Right to Information Act 2005    Karnataka HC seeks reply regarding scheme for compensation to rape victims     Right to Information Act 2005    Evaluation of attendance and work performance of the MPs     Right to Information Act 2005    Amendment in the All India Service (Conduct) Rules, 1968     Right to Information Act 2005    Amendment to the Public Interest Disclosure Resolution by the government     Right to Information Act 2005   

Case Laws

August 23, 2014
Information regarding the loan account of a company was denied u/s 8(1)(h) - PIO: Matter relates to a fraud; CBI is investing the case and all the documents have been handed over to them - CIC: appeal rejected   more>>
August 22, 2014
Information regarding action taken on complaints pertaining to non-submission of deducted amount from increased salary in provident fund - PIO: appellant had sought views which do not fall under the purview of section 2(f) - CIC: appeal dismissed   more>>



August 22, 2014
Information regarding leave fare concession availed by a Bank Manager was denied Section 8(1)(e) & (j) - Appellant alleged misuse of the leave fare concession facility - CIC: provide information regarding leave fare concession financed from public funds   more>>
August 21, 2014
Appellant: inspection of relevant records may be permitted to verify whether complete & correct information as per record has been provided - CIC: permit the appellant to inspect the relevant records & take copy upto to 25 pages for each RTI application   more>>



August 20, 2014
Information regarding compounding applications under FEMA was denied u/s 8(1)(d) & (e) - PIO: no larger public interest involved & the rules/circular relating to foreign exchange compounding proceedings are available on RBI website - CIC: appeal dismissed   more>>
August 20, 2014
Information regarding the signatures of Sarpanch concerning the bank account of Gram Panchayat was denied u/s 8(1)(j) - Appellant: Gram Panchayat account is not personal information - CIC: the expression ‘individual’ includes the juristic person also   more>>



Latest Bytes

The Central Information Commission is headless today
August 23, 2014
Appointment of the new chief at CIC put on hold   more>>
54 Prisoners of War still held in Pakistan
August 22, 2014
48 PoWs believed to be held in Pakistani jails since 1965   more>>
Unauthorised construction rampant in the government bungalows
August 21, 2014
Should the CPWD revise its norms for the bungalows allotted to MPs?   more>>
Annual reports of State Information Commission not made public
August 20, 2014
There has been a delay in compilation and uploading of reports on websites   more>>
CAG demands powers similar to RTI Act
August 19, 2014
Delays in placing of audit reports in before the legislatures are being faced   more>>
Karnataka HC seeks reply regarding scheme for compensation to rape victims
August 18, 2014
RTI reply shows that victims were not provided help while the funds lapsed   more>>

Articles

Evaluation of attendance and work performance of the MPs
August 16, 2014
The sparse attendance of Members of Parliament during debate has drawn criticism   more>>
Amendment in the All India Service (Conduct) Rules, 1968
August 11, 2014
What would be the impact of the change in the rules for the civil servants?   more>>
Amendment to the Public Interest Disclosure Resolution by the government
July 8, 2014
Whistleblowers could send their complaints only to the Central Vigilance Commission   more>>

Comments

Three important recent transparency-related developments in the country
August 23, 2014
Video photography in Police stations and mortuaries is covered under "information"   more>>
SC dismissed a PIL to give Congress leader the post of the Leader of the Opposition
August 17, 2014
Many appointments including that of the Information Commissioner is held up   more>>
Closure report filed in the RTI Activist Satish Shetty case is extremely disappointing
August 15, 2014
CBI has not been able to identify the real masterminds behind the murder   more>>