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Appellant: Investigation in the matter had concluded and the charge-sheet had been filed - CIC: If the matter has reached its conclusive end, the complete information shall be provided after applying due procedure as envisaged u/s 10 of the RTI Act     Right to Information Act 2005    PIO: An appropriate reply was sent to the appellant vide letter dated 28.09.2018 and FAA order dated 02.11.2018 - CIC: The despatch proof of the reply dated 28.09.2018 is essential, as the appellant contested the receipt of the reply, resend the same     Right to Information Act 2005    CIC: Provide copies of note sheet, correspondence relating to the award of tender to the appellant’s firm as well as regarding the decision of NTPC to ban business with his firm for three years after redacting the information exempt from disclosure     Right to Information Act 2005    Details of air travel done by the Vice Chancellor of IGNOU & the purpose was sought - The appellant was not present to demonstrate larger public interest in the present case - CIC: Information relates to personal information of third party; Denial upheld     Right to Information Act 2005    Information pertaining to the civil work done by M/s Progressive Engineers, Rourkela for HSCL, Rourkela Steel Plant was sought - CIC: No reply was given; Show cause notice issued why penal action under Section 20(1) of the RTI Act should not be initiated     Right to Information Act 2005    Information regarding disciplinary action seeking various stages of advice - CIC: There is no third party information; It is immaterial that Appellant was provided with the documents alongwith the charge sheet; Appellant has the right to seek it under RTI     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    Government notifies amendment to RTI Rules in respect of the Information Commissioners     Right to Information Act 2005    Whether NGOs substantially financed by the government be covered under RTI Act?     Right to Information Act 2005    Information about EVMs, VVPAT Units and SLUs should be provided to the citizens     Right to Information Act 2005   

Case Laws

June 22, 2019
PIO was unable to explain the reasons for the delay in providing information - CIC issued a strict warning to the AD (Rectt) for not providing any reply to the appellant within the timeline prescribed under the Act & directed to provide the reply...more>>
June 20, 2019
Information related to certain plots was sought - CIC: Provide the relevant extract/copy of the Land Register/Inventory in which the details of the 11 Plots vested in BCCL are recorded as well as the details pertaining to the acquisition of one Plot ...more>>



June 18, 2019
CIC: The applicant seeks information which is scattered & has to be collated from various custodians of record: Such an exercise cannot be undertaken without causing disproportionate diversion of the resources of the public authority; Inspection allowed...more>>
June 16, 2019
CIC: The FAA ought to have ensured compliance of his orders - CIC: The information has been furnished with avoidable delay - CIC: As the then PIO had superannuated, the Commission took a lenient view and disposed the appeal...more>>



June 12, 2019
CIC: The FAA did not dispose of the first appeal filed by the appellant - CIC: Being a quasi judicial body, the FAA should have given an opportunity of hearing the appellant & then passed a speaking order; The FAA has failed to exercise his powers...more>>
June 10, 2019
Appellant maintained that incomplete and misleading information has been provided - CIC: PIO to affirm on affidavit that relevant records as sought for by the Appellant has been provided to him and no other document on the subject is available in records...more>>



Articles

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Proposal to amend the RTI Act to vary the salaries payable to the Information Commissioners
July 31, 2018
Arguments against amending the service conditions of the Information Commissioners   more>>
Section 8 (1)(j) of the RTI Act to be amended by the Personal Data Protection Act, 2018
July 28, 2018
What changes are proposed by the Srikrishna Committee in the Data Protection Bill?   more>>

Comments

If information is sought in English by an applicant under the RTI Act
November 1, 2019
Can the PIO reply in Malayalam asking the applicant to appear and verify the documents?   more>>
Bidding process seen in NIC portal should not be shown to competing bidders
October 31, 2019
Many bidders try to sneak into details through Purchase Orders having Login and password   more>>
LTC reimbursement delayed due to non submission of proper document
October 20, 2019
LTC reimbursement delayed due to non submission of proper document   more>>