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After a lapse of more than 2 years that, 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    PIO did not attend the hearing though the notice was duly served - The representative seemed poorly prepared and was unable to provide proper replies to the queries - CIC: The casual approach of the PIO was viewed seriously and a last opportunity given     Right to Information Act 2005    Action taken report in respect of a letter seeking the correction of name in CBSE certificate was sought - CIC: Since the grievance of the appellant was redressed, there is no scope for intervention; Information must be supplied within the time limit     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

December 31, 2019
CIC: For non appearance during the hearing without any intimation thereof, the PIO, Institute for Social and Economic Change, was directed to appear through Video Conferencing to show cause as to why action should not be initiated against him/ her u/s 20 ...more>>
December 30, 2019
What action has been taken by the UGC on a particular petition (of the appellant) given by PMO which was forwarded by MHRD to UGC for appropriate action? - CIC: PIO is directed to provide a point wise reply in within 15 days of the receipt of this order ...more>>



December 28, 2019
Salary and attendance details - CIC: Provide the status and copy of the final document describing the status of the remuneration in terms of monetary remuneration or provision of Earned Leave for the faculties who have taken the Summer Term in 2017 ...more>>
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>>



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Comments

Can a Contractor be a deemed PIO under the RTI Act?
September 18, 2019
An applicant can ask for information about a contractor who is working under an officer   more>>
As per RBI norms and Supreme Court Law, the interest rate should not exceed 30% p.a
September 10, 2019
SBI is charging a very high rate of interest in case the payment is overdue on card   more>>
Denying the case information to the employee after filing of charge sheet is not correct
September 8, 2019
Officer cannot change a single word or line of the information   more>>