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Appellant sought information pertaining to his pay alleging certain discrepancies - CIC directed to provide an opportunity to the Appellant to inspect relevant documents along with all the note sheets to the averred Pay Recovery order     Right to Information Act 2005    MIAL is not a ‘public authority’ and is not under obligation to reply to RTI applications     Right to Information Act 2005    Information about theft, FIR, investigation and related information was sought by a senior citizen - CIC: Provide copies of the FIR, investigation report, charge-sheet and connected documents that are permissible under the RTI Act and submit compliance     Right to Information Act 2005    PIO: Available photocopier machine is not capable to get the photocopy done of the larger pages measuring as 73*49 cm each page; Fee demanded as per the market rate - CIC: Provide relief in a cost effective manner; Soft copies to save paper also     Right to Information Act 2005    Bio-metric attendance record of appellant was not provided - CIC issued show cause notice to the PIO - CIC: In cases where an appellant specially asks for such a hearing before the FAA, such an opportunity should be granted; FAA cautioned     Right to Information Act 2005    Copy of the document submitted by the committee constituted by Dean, on furtherance of PhD programme of the appellant was sought form Vellore Institute of Technology - CIC: VIT is a private university and is not a public authority under RTI Act     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    HC: No penalty if experienced lawyer says records destroyed by termites     Right to Information Act 2005    Amidst lockdown, The Right to Information Act (RTI Act) quietly turns sweet sixteen     Right to Information Act 2005    COVID 19 casualty – Most State Information Commissions in quarantine     Right to Information Act 2005   

Case Laws

December 26, 2019
Respondent denied the information without citing any provision for exemption u/s 8 of RTI Act with a lapse of over two years - CIC issued show cause notices to the then PIO & the present PIO, to explain why penalty u/s 20 (1) of RTI Act may not be imposed...more>>
December 23, 2019
Certain information was sought from the Government Mint (A Unit of SPMCIL) - CIC: Respondent to file an affidavit mentioning all the efforts undertaken in tracing the relevant documents as sought and that these are not available with the Public Authority...more>>



December 20, 2019
Appellant sought copy of a particular file - PIO informed that the relevant records have been weeded out - Appellant: Under the Evidence Act, Public Authority does not have the power to weed out such records - CIC: No relief can be ordered in the matter...more>>
December 18, 2019
CIC: PIO to provide complete information particularly with regard to the copies of the appointment records of Dean/Associate Dean of NIT to the appellant - CIC: The appellant to give an acknowledgment receipt to the CPIO after receiving the documents...more>>



December 16, 2019
Three complaints were filed by the appellant relating to non-filing of balance sheets by three companies - Respondent: The enquiry report was submitted to the Regional Directorate - CIC: Provide enquiry report covering the action taken as asked for ...more>>
December 14, 2019
Non-compliance of CIC order - CIC took an adverse view of the inaction on the part of the respondent - CIC directed the Director General, Geological Survey of India to take corrective action and recommended disciplinary action against PIO u/s 20(2) ...more>>



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