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Detail of municipal laws enacted on the basis of international treaties & conventions ratified by GoI were sought - PIO: Such details are not held exclusively by any public authority and the statutory enactments are in public domain - CIC: Order upheld     Right to Information Act 2005    CIC: The RTI application was transferred after 16 days delay excluding the five days mandate as specified under the Act - CIC: The information was provided by PIO after 67 days from the date of receiving the RTI application; Penalty of Rs. 16,750 imposed     Right to Information Act 2005    CIC: Even if PIO’s claim of APS, Ramgarh not being a public authority is conceded with, fact remains that the RTI Application is being responded by a public authority and not by APS, Ramgarh; Explaination for non-appearance during the hearing called     Right to Information Act 2005    Information on appointment letter, promotion orders, seniority list, service book of a Postal Assistant along with his educational certificates were denied under the pretext of personal information - CIC: Provide the certified copies as sought     Right to Information Act 2005    Appellant required information about the scientific staff recruited by CSIR during the past 12 years; He complained that FAA had refused to give personal hearing - CIC: Facilitate inspection of documents about recruitment; Provide 100 pages free of cost     Right to Information Act 2005    CIC: The Public Authority to inform the appellant whether any gratuity, PF, pension, death compensation amount is due to be paid to her for her husband’s death - CIC: If yes, calculate & inform the amount, within 21 days from the date of the order     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 critique of the Supreme Court judgment regarding the fee to be charged under the RTI Act     Right to Information Act 2005    Analysis of the Supreme Court Judgment regarding disclosure of Civil Service results by UPSC     Right to Information Act 2005    Analysis of affidavits of candidates contesting in the Nagaland Assembly Elections     Right to Information Act 2005   

Case Laws

June 1, 2018
Appellant: He had provided complete address details of the address but the receipt only carried the name of the institute “Director, Centre for Women’s Development Studies (CWDS)” due to lack of space - CIC: Show cause notice issued to PIO for penalty...more>>
May 29, 2018
List of testing instruments for testing of Electric Cables along with the calibration certificate of each instrument was denied u/s 8(1)(d) - Respondent: Matter is under Arbitration involving the appellant - CIC: Provide certified copies of deliberations...more>>



May 27, 2018
CIC: Labelling of information sought as ‘voluminous’ to raise a blanket ban would be counterproductive to the cause of transparency; Ends of justice would be met if statistical data is provided against each of appellant’s query as far as practicable...more>>
May 25, 2018
List of the cultural and theatre organisations who have not been paid remuneration for three years was sought - PIO: The defaulting or pending repertory cases are uploaded on the website - CIC: Facilitate inspection of the files related to repertory grant...more>>



May 23, 2018
Application for attested copies of answer book of paper etc. was transferred u/s 6(3) of the RTI Act - CIC: Delay occurred due to their non-performance in furnishing the sought for information to the personnel branch; show cause notice issued for penalty...more>>
May 21, 2018
CIC: BSNL should give information regarding incoming and outgoing calls of his telephone number to the RTI applicant; BSNL to conduct an enquiry regarding tampering with the RTI application in consultation with the appellant and give a report to the CIC...more>>



Articles

Transparency in the appointment of the Information Commissioners is a must for the working of RTI Act
April 4, 2012
Should bureaucrats be appointed as Information Commissioners?   more>>
Will the Biotechnology Regulatory Authority of India Bill override the RTI Act?
March 12, 2012
Are the commercial interest larger then the public interest in the disclosure of safety analysis?   more>>
Is there any check on the public funds spent through PPP?
February 28, 2012
Public - Private partnerships have emerged as a very important mode of investment for economic development   more>>

Comments

Which governing body has the authority to regulate the courier services?
May 21, 2018
The statement made by the PIO is more of a way to circumvent the main question   more>>
Can the Information Commission review its own order?
May 16, 2018
The order has been reviewed withdrawing the compensation granted to the appellant   more>>
The Contract Labour Act empowers to call for any information in relation to contract labour
May 8, 2018
Any person called upon to furnish for information shall be legally bound to do so u/s 83   more>>