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Do the Atomic Energy Education Society & its employees fall within the meaning of “State” under Article 12 of the Constitution? - Department of Atomic Energy provided a different reply against identical RTI queries - CIC: Show cause notice issued to PIO     Right to Information Act 2005    Appellant sought a copy of his own documents submitted by him at the time of his appointment in the Hindi Teaching Scheme (HTS), CIC: He is not entitled to seek the documents as a matter of right under the RTI Act; Denial upheld     Right to Information Act 2005    CIC: The appellant did not request for inspection of records in the RTI application hence her contention requesting to allow inspection of records does not hold any merit - CIC: First Appeal was not decided; FAA cautioned for the contravention of RTI Act     Right to Information Act 2005    The reason for discrimination meted out to the apellant vis a vis other IIST candidates who were allowed to choose the ISRO/DOS centers for their posting based on BTech/ BE CGPA - CIC: The FAA order has not been complied with - CIC: Provide the guidelines     Right to Information Act 2005    A copy of the Recovery of Debts & Bankruptcy Act, 1993 was sought - PIO: Information is available on the internet - CIC: Information which is available in public domain, ceases to be an information accessible under the RTI Act & hence, cannot be provided     Right to Information Act 2005    CIC: Information as available on record has been provided; Appellant is dissatisfied since the information as downloaded from the website was not accepted by Commissioner of Income Tax - CIC: Approach an appropriate forum for redressal of his grievance     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    Whether NGOs substantially financed by the government be covered under RTI Act?     Right to Information Act 2005    Information about EVMs, VVPAT Units and SLUs should be provided to the citizens     Right to Information Act 2005    Power to regulate the tenure, salaries and allowances of Information Commissioners     Right to Information Act 2005   

Case Laws

August 26, 2019
Appellant sought the copy of information provided by various Cabinet Ministers regarding annual disclosure of property - CIC: The PIO, PMO to provide the information; The PIO, MHA counseled to be more careful in future so that such lapses do not recur...more>>
August 24, 2019
Information pertaining to eligibility of foreign nationals of Indian descent holding OCI Card to inherit property in India was sought - CIC expressed its displeasure to the CPIO for not adhering to the timeline prescribed under the RTI Act; PIO counseled ...more>>



August 22, 2019
Instructions issued to reply against RTI applications in Hindi or English or both - Rule 3 (1) of the Official Languages Rules states that Communication from a Central Government Office to any person in Region B may be either in Hindi or in English...more>>
August 20, 2019
Information about the tenure of Prof. Jancy James as the Vice Chancellor of Central University of Kerala & related information was sought - CIC: Provide the total number of show cause notices issued by the University during the tenure of the mentioned VC...more>>



August 18, 2019
Passport details, copies of birth certificate and copies of records of educational qualification are personal information, the disclosure of which would cause unwarranted invasion of privacy of individuals unless there was an overbearing public interest ...more>>
August 16, 2019
Information about the Mumbai blast - The area in respect of which information is sought has security implications, the judgment is best left to the wisdom of the agencies concerned, who are tasked with the responsibility of sifting such information ...more>>



Articles

CIC holds that the Special Investigation Team is a public authority under RTI
October 11, 2017
SIT was constituted by the Government to investigate all matters relating to 'black money'   more>>
Proviso to Section 24 of RTI Act applies to all cases of corruption or human rights violation
September 13, 2017
Whether the information pertains to the exempt intelligence & security organization or not is irrelevant   more>>
Code of Conduct for Judicial Employees and Judges
August 7, 2017
The United States Courts have framed the some rules for their employees   more>>

Comments

The main motive of RTI act is being defeated under garb of section 2(f)
July 29, 2019
Questions like “whether”, “how”, etc. should have been replied   more>>
Proposed RTI amendments would weaken the institution of the Information Commissions
July 21, 2019
The RTI Act is used every year by nearly 6 million citizens of the country   more>>
My RTI application for information to an office in Odisha has been returned
July 12, 2019
The state RTI rules are inconsistent with the RTI Act, 2005   more>>