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The Appellant sought information pertaining to the actions taken in the last one year on his representation from the National Commission for Scheduled Castes – CIC: PIO to reply why penal action should not be initiated against him u/s 20 of the RTI Act     Right to Information Act 2005    Monad (private) University was unable to provide the information due to destruction of records in a fire incident which is substantiated by the FIR lodged - CIC: PIO shall make an effort to trace the records & provide any additional relevant information     Right to Information Act 2005    Copy of Charge Memo and other documents connected with a departmental proceedings were denied citing the matter as sub-judice - CIC expressed displeasure over the conduct of PIO in citing Section 8(1)(h) for denying information & warned him to be careful     Right to Information Act 2005    PIO did not attend the hearing though the notice was duly served - The representative seemed poorly prepared and was unable to provide proper replies to the queries - CIC: The casual approach of the PIO was viewed seriously and a last opportunity given     Right to Information Act 2005    Action taken report in respect of a letter seeking the correction of name in CBSE certificate was sought - CIC: Since the grievance of the appellant was redressed, there is no scope for intervention; Information must be supplied within the time limit     Right to Information Act 2005    How many vehicles were provided by the contractor for Krishnanagar SSA every month since award of tender and related information was sought in a case where charge sheet was filed - CIC: PIO to provide the information in relation to some queries     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    Electoral Bonds have become the preferred route for corporates and individuals making large donations     Right to Information Act 2005    Office of the Chief Justice of India is covered under the ambit of the RTI Act     Right to Information Act 2005    Government notifies amendment to RTI Rules in respect of the Information Commissioners     Right to Information Act 2005   

Case Laws

January 9, 2020
CIC: The RTI Application has been mechanically, without application of mind, transferred to PDDE, Pune by the PIO, DGDE, Delhi - CIC: The PIO, DGDE directed to show-cause as to why action should not be initiated against him u/S 20(1) and 20(2) of the Act...more>>
January 7, 2020
Appellant: The compensation amount of Rs. 5,000/- has been paid by the Bar Council of Gujarat - CIC: There has been a considerable delay in providing the information and compensation; The PIO to be more careful in future so that such lapses do not recur...more>>



January 5, 2020
Respondent: There are more than 3900 Unit Run Canteens and no central data is maintained at Army Hqrs - CIC: Collection and collation of information will disproportionately divert the resources of the public authority attracting Section 7(9) of RTI Act...more>>
January 3, 2020
Grievance on Pg portal - PIO: Since the subject matter in the present RTI application was similar to earlier RTI application to which a reply had been provided, it was not responded to - CIC appalled at the conduct of PIO; Penalty of Rs 1000/- imposed...more>>



January 1, 2020
Appellant sought information regarding the fees paid to the advocates on behalf of Embassy of India, Bangkok for hearing before CIC in RTI cases - Respondent replied “Nil” - CIC: File an affidavit deposing that no fees no fees were paid to the Advocates...more>>
December 31, 2019
CIC: For non appearance during the hearing without any intimation thereof, the PIO, Institute for Social and Economic Change, was directed to appear through Video Conferencing to show cause as to why action should not be initiated against him/ her u/s 20 ...more>>



Articles

Background of Chief Information Commissioners and Information Commissioners in India
May 16, 2012
Majority of the post bearers of the Information Commission are retired IAS officers   more>>
Current Composition of and Vacancies in the Information Commissions
May 14, 2012
The Information Commissioners are the most important entity in the implementation of RTI Act   more>>
Is ‘marriage’ a piece of ‘personal information’ under RTI?
May 10, 2012
In the changing era, the concept of privacy is being redefined   more>>

Comments

Penalties imposed on PIO and disciplinary action against FAA should be disclosed
July 2, 2019
There is a delay in disposal of second appeals at the level of SIC Tamil Nadu   more>>
The massage spas in Goa must be regularized
June 27, 2019
Banning such activities would only lead to a rise in the illegal trade   more>>
Are humans designed to do corruption?
April 7, 2019
The Central or State government usually dislike RTI   more>>