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Respondent: There was ambiguity between the information sought for by the appellant & the information available in the records - CIC: The respondent has provided the requisite information; Public authority is not under an obligation to create information     Right to Information Act 2005    Is MEA is aware that Dr. Ambedkar in his work “The Riddles in Hinduism” had attacked Indian Gods? CIC: Since no information was to be provided to the complainant, it cannot be said that information was withheld; No action for imposition of penalty on PIO     Right to Information Act 2005    After a lapse of more than 2 years, the applicant was asked to apply in CA-I form to obtain the requisite information - CIC: There is an apparent violation of the RTI Act and the same cannot be condoned; Show cause notice issued to PIO for penalty     Right to Information Act 2005    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    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

August 16, 2019
Information about the Mumbai blast - The area in respect of which information is sought has security implications, the judgment is best left to the wisdom of the agencies concerned, who are tasked with the responsibility of sifting such information ...more>>
August 14, 2019
In the larger public interest, the CIC advised the Min of Health and Family Welfare to appoint a Nodal Officer for the compilation and collation of all available OMs / Notifications issued in the form of a compendium for ready reference of all concerned...more>>



August 12, 2019
CIC was appalled to learn that an organization like FSSAI meant to research, preserve & notify standards for food safety for normal consumption by the mankind was itself pleading helpless in securing, maintaining, documenting & digitizing its own records...more>>
August 11, 2019
PIO requested the appellant to provide details of information sought so that complete information could be provided; Letter was returned undelivered as address not traceable - CIC: Respondent has made due efforts to furnish information; appeal dismissed...more>>



August 9, 2019
PIO: There was no “Transfer Policy” followed by the Respondent Public Authority before 2018 - CIC: Furnish an updated status of transfer policy guidelines; For redressal of his grievance, the Appellant is advised to approach an appropriate forum...more>>
August 7, 2019
The RTI application and Appeal were sent through speed post Respondent pleaded that they have not received them - Their submissions before the CIC were perfunctory - CIC cautioned to be careful of handling RTI application in due diligence of the RTI Act...more>>



Articles

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>>
Disclosure of the documents provided for defending a case of sexual harassment
July 7, 2018
Does the RTI Act affect the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace Act?   more>>

Comments

LTC reimbursement delayed due to non submission of proper document
October 20, 2019
LTC reimbursement delayed due to non submission of proper document   more>>
I needed to get information from some private hospitals in respect of patients
October 18, 2019
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Company accounts are public property and hence information must be provided under RTI
September 25, 2019
Compliance with MCA guidelines on annual audits shall be officially published   more>>