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Detail of municipal laws enacted on the basis of international treaties & conventions ratified by GoI were sought - PIO: Such details are not held exclusively by any public authority and the statutory enactments are in public domain - CIC: Order upheld     Right to Information Act 2005    CIC: The RTI application was transferred after 16 days delay excluding the five days mandate as specified under the Act - CIC: The information was provided by PIO after 67 days from the date of receiving the RTI application; Penalty of Rs. 16,750 imposed     Right to Information Act 2005    CIC: Even if PIO’s claim of APS, Ramgarh not being a public authority is conceded with, fact remains that the RTI Application is being responded by a public authority and not by APS, Ramgarh; Explaination for non-appearance during the hearing called     Right to Information Act 2005    Information on appointment letter, promotion orders, seniority list, service book of a Postal Assistant along with his educational certificates were denied under the pretext of personal information - CIC: Provide the certified copies as sought     Right to Information Act 2005    Appellant required information about the scientific staff recruited by CSIR during the past 12 years; He complained that FAA had refused to give personal hearing - CIC: Facilitate inspection of documents about recruitment; Provide 100 pages free of cost     Right to Information Act 2005    CIC: The Public Authority to inform the appellant whether any gratuity, PF, pension, death compensation amount is due to be paid to her for her husband’s death - CIC: If yes, calculate & inform the amount, within 21 days from the date of the order     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    A critique of the Supreme Court judgment regarding the fee to be charged under the RTI Act     Right to Information Act 2005    Analysis of the Supreme Court Judgment regarding disclosure of Civil Service results by UPSC     Right to Information Act 2005    Analysis of affidavits of candidates contesting in the Nagaland Assembly Elections     Right to Information Act 2005   

Case Laws

May 18, 2018
Details of the person working as executive engineer, date of appointment etc. was provided - CIC: As the respondent has agreed to provide the certified copies of the degree of the officials, the same to be done within 10 days from the receipt of Order...more>>
May 16, 2018
Respondent could not explain as to why the appellant was advised to inspect the relevant documents instead of providing the copies as sought - Respondent admitted that the information sought was not voluminous - CIC: Provide the copies free of cost...more>>



May 14, 2018
Information pertaining to appellant’s pensionary benefits was sought - CIC: A reply was sent to him, but the same was returned to the respondent as undelivered; It cannot be said that the information sought for was malafidely withheld by the respondent...more>>
May 11, 2018
Information regarding the reasons for returning of his two letters, name & address of the postman who was supposed to deliver the aforesaid letters were sought - CIC: Provide the name of the postman who was demarcated to deliver the articles in that area...more>>



May 9, 2018
CIC: Providing information about the marks obtained by the selected candidate & cut-off marks would enhance transparency of the recruitment process and increase the credibility of the respondents; Provide the names & marks of the selected candidates ...more>>
May 7, 2018
CIC: Queries raised by the appellant requires trial of the matter at hand; CIC cannot sit in trial over correctness of the investigation conducted by the police; Grievance of the appellant can be decided by the concerned Court where the matter is pending...more>>



Articles

A critique of the Supreme Court judgment regarding the fee to be charged under the RTI Act
March 30, 2018
Why does the Supreme Court judgment on RTI Fee rules need a review?   more>>
Analysis of the Supreme Court Judgment regarding disclosure of Civil Service results by UPSC
February 23, 2018
Supreme Court: Information sought regarding marks in Civil Services Exam cannot be furnished   more>>
Analysis of affidavits of candidates contesting in the Nagaland Assembly Elections
February 22, 2018
Average of assets per candidate contesting the Nagaland Assembly Elections is Rs 3.76 crores   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>>