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Information regarding a certified copy of appellant’s answer script for the B.Ed examination was sought - During the hearing, the CIC was informed that the grievance of the Appellant had since been redressed - CIC: No further intervention is required     Right to Information Act 2005    Appellant sought to know the local address of an employee claiming that the allotment of house was based on wrong declaration - CIC: Appellant’s allegation cannot be ascertained in a fool-proof method; Provide the address in larger public interest     Right to Information Act 2005    Information regarding the presence of the total amount at Bastar Post Office etc. was denied u/s 8(1)(j) - Respondent: The appellant is employed is Inspector of Posts and was charge-sheeted - CIC: Sec 8(1)(j) has been wrongly quoted instead of Sec 8(1)(h)     Right to Information Act 2005    Instead of transferring of application, the respondent merely stated that the appellant should file a fresh RTI application with the public authority concerned - CIC: The PIO ought to have transferred the RTI Application; PIO counselled to be more careful     Right to Information Act 2005    How can BCCI (a Pvt. Association) represent India in the International cricket tournament? Is the Cricket team selected by BCCI “a Team India” or “Team BCCI”? - CIC directs the BCCI to explain why should not be declared as a public authority under RTI Act     Right to Information Act 2005    Information relating to test conducted by CPRI for TNEB pertaining to “Type Testing” & “Strip Testing” on meters - CIC: The information pertains to the third party i.e. TNEB which is available to the CPRI in its fiduciary capacity; Exempt from disclosure     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    Disclosure of the documents provided for defending a case of sexual harassment     Right to Information Act 2005    Internet Banking OTP should be part of Mandatory SMS and should not be chargeable     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   

Case Laws

July 7, 2018
Information regarding the status of appellant’s project proposal synopsis for the MS Course and the guidelines for evaluation of the synopsis etc. was sought - CIC: For redressal of his grievance, the Appellant is advised to approach an appropriate forum...more>>
July 4, 2018
CIC: PIO should have inferred that the information sought pertain to the demonetized currency notes; In case the information sought for was not clear, PIO should have sought clarification from the appellant - CIC: PIO counselled to be careful in future...more>>



July 2, 2018
Information regarding the total amount of black money declared under the Income Disclosure Scheme was sought - CIC: Confidential handling of declarations made under the Scheme is of utmost importance to the Income Tax Department ...more>>
June 29, 2018
CIC: PIO has grossly violated the provisions of RTI Act by not providing the information to the Appellant within the stipulated time frame & has disregarded FAA’s order - CIC severely admonished its own PIO for his omission & expressed serious displeasure...more>>



June 27, 2018
CIC: The procedure for registration of the establishment under ESIC is disclosed by the Pubic Authority u/s 4 (1) (b) of RTI Act and it is not the duty of a PIO to generate such clarification & provide possible solutions to hypothetical situations ...more>>
June 25, 2018
Due to the unpreparedness exhibited at hearing, the CIC was compelled to postpone the hearing - CIC: Chief Commissioner of Customs, Delhi Zone is instructed to revisit the provisions of the RTI Act in his jurisdiction & issue directives to the concerned...more>>



Articles

समाज व्यवस्था की सुध लेने का प्रयत्न
February 22, 2017
भारत में होने वाली अधिकांश शादियों में कम-से-कम 20 फीसद भोजन बर्बाद होता है   more>>
How much cash did the Political parties have in hand prior to the demonetisation?
January 24, 2017
Celebrating the 41st anniversary of people's right to know   more>>
PM: People have a right to know where the funds of the political parties are coming from
January 10, 2017
All the six national political parties are non-compliant with the RTI Act   more>>

Comments

The decision by the CIC is beyond jurisdiction and scope of RTI Act
April 6, 2018
This decision must be challenged before an appropriate court to set it aside   more>>
There is no knowledge of The Right to Hearing Act, 2012
April 3, 2018
A workshop on the subject can be helpful to streamline the issue   more>>
A 6% dip in the number of RTI applications received by the Central Government
March 30, 2018
An analysis of the trends in field of RTI based on the Annual report of CIC   more>>