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CIC: Since the Appellant is an Enterprise and not any citizen seeking information in his individual capacity, the same is not covered under Section 3 of the RTI Act - CIC: Appellant is advised to exercise his right to information judiciously in future     Right to Information Act 2005    Information regarding persons employed at National Archives of India through outsourcing agency like his qualification and whether he is allowed to receive wages like that of a skilled labour - PIO demanded Rs 4 - CIC: Provide the information free of cost     Right to Information Act 2005    Number of persons employed by Air India under ‘Sports Quota’ and its cost implications were sought - CIC issued a warning to Secretary, Air India Sports Promotion Board, to ensure that reply to an RTI application is provided within 30 days of receipt     Right to Information Act 2005    Information regarding whether Joint Commissioner of Income Tax Dept could become a Managing Trustee of a registered trust, whether any prior permission taken from government etc was denied u/s 8(1)(j) of the RTI Act - CIC: No public interest established     Right to Information Act 2005    Information regarding Income Tax arrears pending towards BCCI together with related file pertaining to its recovery was sought - CIC: Provide a self contained note on the factual position regarding the demand pending and the recoveries made for the period     Right to Information Act 2005    Appellant asked for the action taken on his complaint, prescribed time line to complete the investigation & the rule that allows unlimited timeline - CIC: Furnish a copy of the CVC Circular followed; Broad outcome of the investigation should be intimated     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    There are a host of issues for law students to do research in respect of the RTI Act, 2005     Right to Information Act 2005    Proposal to amend the RTI Act to vary the salaries payable to the Information Commissioners     Right to Information Act 2005    Section 8 (1)(j) of the RTI Act to be amended by the Personal Data Protection Act, 2018     Right to Information Act 2005   

Case Laws

August 3, 2018
Appellant requested the CIC to impose a penalty on the PIO & FAA for furnishing the information after 38 days - CIC: Delay because of ascertaining the bonafide of the RTI applicant as the bank is under obligation to maintain secrecy about its customers ...more>>
August 1, 2018
DGFT: The File contains representations from many third parties which amount to confidential information & disclosure would harm their competitive position - CIC perused the file and directed partial disclosure applying severability under section 10...more>>



July 30, 2018
PIO pleaded guilty for demanding a sum of Rs. 8 & assured that henceforth information warranting documents less than 10 pages will be provided free of cost - CIC: Provide complete, revised & point-wise information to the appellant as certified copies...more>>
July 27, 2018
Information relating to receipt & disposal of RTI applications for a particular period was sought - Appellant: As it is liable for suo motu disclosure, Sec 7(9) cannot be invoked - CIC granted 4 months for updating the software & training the employees...more>>



July 25, 2018
Appellant sought copy of the file noting with comments of DGMS (Navy) staff relating to his transfer - CIC: Invoke Section 10 to adequately severe the details of other officers who have been discussed upon in the file notings as also any deployment detail...more>>
July 23, 2018
Appellant: Rs. 4,414 was charged for supplying of 906 pages, out of which 406 pages were irrelevant - Respondent agreed to refund the balance amount to the appellant in consultation with the DoPT after verifying from ACES the number of relevant pages...more>>



Articles

A critical look at the Supreme Court decision regarding setting up the Lokpal
May 2, 2017
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maintain a e-register for all PIOs in which all details of RTI applications would be displayed
April 18, 2017
e-register for all PIOs with details of RTI applications would aid in better implementation of Act   more>>
A quick analysis of the draft RTI Rules, 2017
April 5, 2017
The DoPT has called for the suggestions regarding the RTI rules by 15th April 2017   more>>

Comments

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>>
The West Bengal Information Commission has not been running properly since inception
May 2, 2018
An amount of Rs. 1.39 Crore has been spent and 89 cases have been disposed   more>>