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A one stop destination for all Right to Information (RTI) matters


CIC: Proper reply was not provided to the appellant by quoting Sec 8(1)(j) & 8(1)(g) exemptions which are not applicable as the appellant wanted information pertaining to herself - CIC passed stricture against the GM, FCI for quoting inappropriate section     Right to Information Act 2005    CIC: Though there was a delay in delivery of information, but it cannot be concluded that there was any malafide intention on the part of the Respondents to obstruct free flow of information - CIC: Respondents cautioned to exercise due care in future     Right to Information Act 2005    CIC: The documents sought by the Appellant are documents of commercial bid, the agreement & bank guarantee both of which are not exempt; Technical bid may not be provided if it is not available in public domain     Right to Information Act 2005    CIC: There is complete negligence and laxity in the public authority in dealing with the RTI applications - CIC: It is abundantly clear that such matters are being ignored and set aside without application of mind which reflects disrespect towards RTI Act     Right to Information Act 2005    Appellant was not pressing the matter further as he was satisfied with the information provided & his grievance was redressed - CIC: The framework of the RTI Act restricts the jurisdiction of the CIC to provide a ruling on the issues pertaining to access     Right to Information Act 2005    CIC: As per Section 4, all CDPOs of ICDS project all over the country to voluntarily publish the month-wise expenditure incurred for functioning & maintenance of Anganwadi centres, names of the beneficiaries, details of benefits regularly on their website     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    There are a host of issues for law students to do research in respect of the RTI Act, 2005     Right to Information Act 2005    Proposal to amend the RTI Act to vary the salaries payable to the Information Commissioners     Right to Information Act 2005    Section 8 (1)(j) of the RTI Act to be amended by the Personal Data Protection Act, 2018     Right to Information Act 2005   

Case Laws

August 27, 2018
Appellant: How much interest has been deposited by the post office every year on deposited surplus funds - CIC: Provide the copy of rules & a comprehensive note explaining why he was not entitled to the interest amount after 2005 subject to those rules...more>>
August 25, 2018
CIC: Marks of the appellant can be provided while those of the other candidates is a third party information exempt u/s 8(1)(j) of the RTI Act - CIC: Shortlisting criteria for interview to be provided free of charge u/s 7(6) of the RTI Act within 10 days ...more>>



August 23, 2018
CIC: Instead of focussing on his actual query about the alleged fictitious complainants, the Appellant has complicated his questionnaire with too many diverse queries - CIC advised the Appellant to approach the Respondent to seek responses for his queries...more>>
August 21, 2018
A scholar sought information about action taken to release the 2nd instalment of her scholarship - CIC: It is astonishing that the PIO is not concerned with other wing & does not know how to access the online RTI application; Show cause for penalty issued...more>>



August 19, 2018
Certified copy of certificate 12-A issued by IT dept was sought - PIO: They were not obliged to maintain records beyond 20 years - CIC: Sec 8 (3) was misinterpreted - CIC was appalled to learn about the abysmal condition of record keeping in the office...more>>
August 17, 2018
CIC: Since the Appellant is an Enterprise and not any citizen seeking information in his individual capacity, the same is not covered under Section 3 of the RTI Act - CIC: Appellant is advised to exercise his right to information judiciously in future...more>>



Articles

Do the terms VIP and VVIP need to be defined?
June 11, 2012
The terms VIP and VVIP are used widely with no clear definition   more>>
Background of Chief Information Commissioners and Information Commissioners in India
May 16, 2012
Majority of the post bearers of the Information Commission are retired IAS officers   more>>
Current Composition of and Vacancies in the Information Commissions
May 14, 2012
The Information Commissioners are the most important entity in the implementation of RTI Act   more>>

Comments

Feedback on the Draft of Data Protection Bill can be submitted till September 30
September 9, 2018
One can submit the feedback online or through post   more>>
Problem in the methodology of calculating pension within the salary limit by EPFO pension division
September 4, 2018
I am contemplating filing a non compliance complaint to the CIC   more>>
Are reports about the sale and purchase of EBs sent to the Government ‘fiduciary’?
August 17, 2018
Electoral Bonds Scheme allows any person to make donations to a political party   more>>