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Complainant stated that he did not visit the MES office because some staff members threatened him of dire consequences for pursuing his RTI Application - CIC: CPIO is hereby warned to be extremely careful in future while with matters under RTI Act     Right to Information Act 2005    Certified photocopy of the attendance register pertaining to the Librarian was denied by National Aluminium Company Ltd - CIC: Attendance record of a public servant conveys information regarding her availability for duty and relates to public activity     Right to Information Act 2005    There was palpable ignorance & lethargy exhibited by the public authority officials in creating greater awareness in respect of the matters like the present RTI application - CIC: Upload FAQs regarding the duties, responsibilities & the functions of NAAC     Right to Information Act 2005    Appellant: When an Enquiry Officer had accepted in his report that he was clear and had no allegations, how he was found guilty and punished? CIC: For redressal of his grievance, the Appellant is advised to approach an appropriate forum     Right to Information Act 2005    Copy of complaint, enquiry report & action taken against Mr. S. Gopalakrishnan, S. Talluri, P. Siva Prasad, C. Ravindernath, V. Srinivasan & V.S. Prabhakara Gupta, for professional misconduct in the Satyam case was denied by ICAI - Denial upheld by CIC     Right to Information Act 2005    An alleged victim of sexual harassment was not provided with the documents of the enquiry based on which the matter was adjudicated - CIC: Prevention of Sexual Harassment Act, 2013 does not eclipse the right of a victim to access the same 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    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    Does the Government have any mechanism to monitor compliance of its own directive?     Right to Information Act 2005   

Case Laws

February 28, 2018
Appellant: Certified copies of documents related to action taken by Principal Accounts office regarding in situ promotions - CIC expressed serious displeasure over the conduct of then PIO & warned him to be careful in future while dealing with RTI matters...more>>
February 26, 2018
Information regarding the certified copy of the note sheet & complaints regarding a particular file were sought - Respondent: The file contained confidential details of other employees & hence could not be furnished - CIC: No intervention required ...more>>

February 23, 2018
Information regarding officers against whom Show Cause notice had been issued by the TDS Officer under Income Tax Act - CIC: Appellant was not present to contest the submissions of the Respondent or to establish the larger public interest in disclosure ...more>>
February 21, 2018
Information regarding action taken by Director, Doordarshan Kendra, with regard to appellant’s promotion - CIC: PIO erred in endorsing the RTI Application to Radio Kashmir, Srinagar without invoking Section 6(3); PIO directed to be careful in future...more>>

February 19, 2018
Appellant sought information regarding the action taken on his complaint – CIC: Complete & correct information has not been provided - CIC took a serious note of this lapse & counselled the PIO to be more careful in future so that such lapses do not recur...more>>
February 15, 2018
Copy of the receipt given to the department of C. Excise from whose possession his case file was taken, the file duly authenticated by the agency who took its possession, the action taken on the said file. etc was sought - CIC: No intervention is required...more>>


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