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Information pertaining to eligibility of foreign nationals of Indian descent holding OCI Card to inherit property in India was sought - CIC expressed its displeasure to the CPIO for not adhering to the timeline prescribed under the RTI Act; PIO counseled     Right to Information Act 2005    Instructions issued to reply against RTI applications in Hindi or English or both - Rule 3 (1) of the Official Languages Rules states that Communication from a Central Government Office to any person in Region B may be either in Hindi or in English     Right to Information Act 2005    Information about the tenure of Prof. Jancy James as the Vice Chancellor of Central University of Kerala & related information was sought - CIC: Provide the total number of show cause notices issued by the University during the tenure of the mentioned VC     Right to Information Act 2005    Passport details, copies of birth certificate and copies of records of educational qualification are personal information, the disclosure of which would cause unwarranted invasion of privacy of individuals unless there was an overbearing public interest     Right to Information Act 2005    Information about the Mumbai blast - The area in respect of which information is sought has security implications, the judgment is best left to the wisdom of the agencies concerned, who are tasked with the responsibility of sifting such information     Right to Information Act 2005    In the larger public interest, the CIC advised the Min of Health and Family Welfare to appoint a Nodal Officer for the compilation and collation of all available OMs / Notifications issued in the form of a compendium for ready reference of all concerned     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    Power to regulate the tenure, salaries and allowances of Information Commissioners     Right to Information Act 2005    When shall the Whistleblowers Protection Act be implemented?     Right to Information Act 2005    How much respect should the order of the Supreme Court command?     Right to Information Act 2005   

Case Laws

August 12, 2019
CIC was appalled to learn that an organization like FSSAI meant to research, preserve & notify standards for food safety for normal consumption by the mankind was itself pleading helpless in securing, maintaining, documenting & digitizing its own records...more>>
August 11, 2019
PIO requested the appellant to provide details of information sought so that complete information could be provided; Letter was returned undelivered as address not traceable - CIC: Respondent has made due efforts to furnish information; appeal dismissed...more>>



August 9, 2019
PIO: There was no “Transfer Policy” followed by the Respondent Public Authority before 2018 - CIC: Furnish an updated status of transfer policy guidelines; For redressal of his grievance, the Appellant is advised to approach an appropriate forum...more>>
August 7, 2019
The RTI application and Appeal were sent through speed post Respondent pleaded that they have not received them - Their submissions before the CIC were perfunctory - CIC cautioned to be careful of handling RTI application in due diligence of the RTI Act...more>>



August 5, 2019
Information regarding the dates and value of debit of certain DEPB License was denied under Section 8(1)(d) - CIC: The mere claim that the third party had objected to the disclosure cannot be a ground for denial of information under the RTI Act...more>>
August 2, 2019
In response to show cause notice for not attending the hearing, the PIO cited traffic congestion as the reason - PIO: As the hearing was over, the Dy. Registrar, CIC was contacted and a letter was sent on the same day with apology - CIC: No malafide...more>>



Articles

Power to regulate the tenure, salaries and allowances of Information Commissioners
July 19, 2019
A Bill is likely to be tabled today in the Lok Sabha today to amend the RTI Act, 2005   more>>
When shall the Whistleblowers Protection Act be implemented?
June 18, 2019
The murders of whistleblowers can be prevented only by hiding their identity   more>>
How much respect should the order of the Supreme Court command?
April 27, 2019
Supreme Court judgment directing the RBI to disclose the details of defaulters is yet to be enforced   more>>

Comments

The SPIO/ FAA are replying in Marathi language to my applications in English
August 19, 2019
Can the PIO choose the language of reply to an application filed under the RTI Act?   more>>
The main motive of RTI act is being defeated under garb of section 2(f)
July 29, 2019
Questions like “whether”, “how”, etc. should have been replied   more>>
Proposed RTI amendments would weaken the institution of the Information Commissions
July 21, 2019
The RTI Act is used every year by nearly 6 million citizens of the country   more>>