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CIC: copies of letters transferring the applications u/s 6 (3) (ii) were endorsed to Appellant who did not object to the transfer at that stage; the replies received from the PIO cannot be presumed to contain the replies of the FAA also; matter remanded     Right to Information Act 2005    CIC: the Air Force Sports Complex is located on land owned by the Government of India & the management is in the hands of the serving Air Force officers; hence the body is controlled by the appropriate government and is a public authority     Right to Information Act 2005    PIO: copy of the documents/certificates submitted by the employee are personal information & exempt from disclosure to third party u/s 8(1)(j) - CIC: order of PIO upheld as there is no public interest in disclosure; provide copy of the appointment letter     Right to Information Act 2005    PIO: the requested information was more than 10 years old and due to the computerization of database, it was difficult to trace old information; and as soon as the same is traced, it would be furnished to the appellant - CIC: order of PIO upheld     Right to Information Act 2005    Information was sought from Reliance Employees Provident Fund, Bombay - CIC: Mere incorporation under the Indian Trust Act, 1882 & being recipient of tax exemption does not fulfill the conditions of being classified as a “public authority” u/s 2(h)     Right to Information Act 2005    Information about the number of concessional tickets issued to the 27 categories of passengers as shown in part A of Railway Time Table, like persons with special needs, senior citizens etc and the loss incurred by the Railways - CIC: provide information     Right to Information Act 2005    No plans to amend the RTI Act to bring co-operative societies under it     Right to Information Act 2005    Apex Court takes cognisance of illegal occupation of government bungalows     Right to Information Act 2005    Secret files about Netaji’s wife and daughter not to be disclosed     Right to Information Act 2005    Do the municipal corporations have a strategy for development of the city?     Right to Information Act 2005    SPG is beyond the purview of the RTI Act     Right to Information Act 2005    RTI applicant makes an allegation of being beaten up at the tehsildar’s office in Karimnagar district     Right to Information Act 2005    Amendment to the Public Interest Disclosure Resolution by the government     Right to Information Act 2005    Should the members of the statutory bodies be asked to go with change in Centre?     Right to Information Act 2005    What are the plans of the government regarding transparency and accountability?     Right to Information Act 2005   

Case Laws

July 24, 2014
CIC: copies of letters transferring the applications u/s 6 (3) (ii) were endorsed to Appellant who did not object to the transfer at that stage; the replies received from the PIO cannot be presumed to contain the replies of the FAA also; matter remanded   more>>
July 23, 2014
CIC: the Air Force Sports Complex is located on land owned by the Government of India & the management is in the hands of the serving Air Force officers; hence the body is controlled by the appropriate government and is a public authority   more>>



July 23, 2014
PIO: copy of the documents/certificates submitted by the employee are personal information & exempt from disclosure to third party u/s 8(1)(j) - CIC: order of PIO upheld as there is no public interest in disclosure; provide copy of the appointment letter   more>>
July 22, 2014
PIO: the requested information was more than 10 years old and due to the computerization of database, it was difficult to trace old information; and as soon as the same is traced, it would be furnished to the appellant - CIC: order of PIO upheld   more>>



July 21, 2014
Information was sought from Reliance Employees Provident Fund, Bombay - CIC: Mere incorporation under the Indian Trust Act, 1882 & being recipient of tax exemption does not fulfill the conditions of being classified as a “public authority” u/s 2(h)   more>>
July 21, 2014
Information about the number of concessional tickets issued to the 27 categories of passengers as shown in part A of Railway Time Table, like persons with special needs, senior citizens etc and the loss incurred by the Railways - CIC: provide information   more>>



Latest Bytes

No plans to amend the RTI Act to bring co-operative societies under it
July 24, 2014
The Minister of State for Personnel informs the Loksabha about the government view   more>>
Apex Court takes cognisance of illegal occupation of government bungalows
July 23, 2014
RTI application had revealed occupation by former ministers, legislators & bureaucrats   more>>
Secret files about Netaji’s wife and daughter not to be disclosed
July 22, 2014
Disclosure may upset relationship with foreign countries   more>>
Do the municipal corporations have a strategy for development of the city?
July 21, 2014
No data maintained regarding the high rise building permits in Thiruvananthapuram   more>>
SPG is beyond the purview of the RTI Act
July 20, 2014
Allegation of bias in recruitment of people from only a specific community   more>>
RTI applicant makes an allegation of being beaten up at the tehsildar’s office in Karimnagar district
July 18, 2014
Suspension of officials involved in the alleged assault demanded   more>>

Articles

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>>
Should the members of the statutory bodies be asked to go with change in Centre?
June 22, 2014
Opportunity before the NDA to evolve a set of healthy practices   more>>
What are the plans of the government regarding transparency and accountability?
June 14, 2014
A look at some specific references in the Presidential address to the joint session of Parliament   more>>

Comments

CIC: citizens have no right to repeat information request under the RTI
July 13, 2014
The order opens up possibility of denial of information without any legal basis   more>>
Private educational institutions receiving aid are under the ambit of the RTI Act
July 8, 2014
This is an excellent judgment on government aided institutions   more>>
The information is before Hon'ble Parliament through CAG report
July 2, 2014
Did the Hon'ble CIC quote the wrong section to deny information?   more>>