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Although the CIC had accepted that there was a delay in providing the necessary information to the petitioner, it had not imposed the penalty as required u/s 20(1) of the RTI Act, 2005 - HC: It is well settled that imposing of the penalty is discretionary     Right to Information Act 2005    CIC: The details of the meetings / annual reports of Indian Gulf Association & other State Associations are not exempt u/s 8 (1) (d) & (f); Disclosure of the names of the Southern Zonal Committee members having voting rights may danger to their security     Right to Information Act 2005    CIC: The RTI application & the first appeal were addressed to ‘NCTE, New Delhi’ which is not the complete address of the respondent authority; Hence, there is a doubt whether they were actually received - CIC: Provide an appropriate reply as per the Act     Right to Information Act 2005    PIO: There was a slight difference in the spelling of college name (the alphabet ‘h’ was missing in the records of AICTE) - CIC: PIO could mention in the reply that the college approved with the AICTE was ‘Vaageswari College’ & not ‘Vaageshwari College’     Right to Information Act 2005    Copies of requisition letter seeking anti-doping from NADA moved by National Rifle Association of India were sought - CIC directed the PIO, NADA & PIO, Min of Sports Affairs to facilitate inspection of the corresponding files & provide certified copies     Right to Information Act 2005    The appellant sought copies of complaint on the basis of which he was suspended - PIO expressed regret for the mistake committed; Assured that the inspection of the documents will be enlarged to the appellant - CIC: Provide copies of selected documents     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    Should “corruption” be factored into studies on the ‘ease of doing business’?     Right to Information Act 2005    Indian Bank Association is a public authority under the RTI Act, 2005     Right to Information Act 2005    Is Electoral Bond a retrograde step for transparency in political funding?     Right to Information Act 2005   

Case Laws

December 23, 2017
Complete details of tender process for construction of four lane road on NH-15 was sought -CIC: Disclosure would harm the competitive position of a third party – CIC denied sample material used in the construction of NH-15 u/s 8(1)(d) of the RTI Act, 2005...more>>
December 21, 2017
Penalty of Rs. 22/- had been imposed on the consumer without according any reason - On 14.09.2007, Delhi High Court had stayed the CIC order wherein the as Indraprastha Gas Limited was declared as public authority - CIC: No intervention required...more>>



December 20, 2017
Information regarding a case filed against the appellant on the basis of some allegations made by the Inspector of Police, CBI was denied u/s 8(1)(a), (g) & (h) - CIC noted that the records have since been weeded out & issued a Show Cause Notice to PIO...more>>
December 19, 2017
Copies of all written documents & allied information pertaining to partition of India were sought - CIC directed the Ministries of External Affairs, Culture & the PMO to collect all authentic documents from different sources & supply to National Archives ...more>>



December 17, 2017
Information regarding NOC, approval, etc of a particular HSD pump was sought by the appellant - Respondent: The hearing notice in respect to referred RTI application was not received & they were not ready for hearing in the matter - CIC: Matter adjourned...more>>
December 15, 2017
Can a passport can be issued with only mother’s name, if father’s whereabouts are not known? - The PIO had opened a ‘social audit cell’ where an applicant may audit his entire passport application - CIC: No intervention required for delay of two years ...more>>



Articles

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Use of RTI in governance
December 19, 2011
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Comments

Most PIO and FAA in the government departments are not conversant with the RTI Act
January 13, 2018
The innocent public at large are made to run pillar to post for answers to RTI Applications   more>>
LIC is not giving Information regarding confirmation of temporary or part-time, badli workers
January 11, 2018
Supreme Court has ordered regarding temporary workers who have completed 250 days   more>>
Government appointing Information Commissioners is in itself a contradiction
December 8, 2017
Would retired judges be a better choice for the post of information commissioners?   more>>