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The denial of information under Section 8(1)(j) being completely inappropriate, CIC directed the PIO to provide specific and available information as sought in the RTI Application     Right to Information Act 2005    Appellant sought the total marks scored and a comparative chart for finalizing the promotional list - CIC: An officer is entitled to copy of his Performance Appraisal Report and information regarding the procedure followed for writing of the PARs     Right to Information Act 2005    CIC: Respondent is warned to ensure in future that RTI Applications are not transferred blindly - CIC took strong exception to the intemperate language & disparaging phrases used by the Appellant in the contents of Second Appeal as well as RTI Application     Right to Information Act 2005    The names and details of the criminal cases registered against the IRS officers of Customs and Excise & Income Tax etc. was sought - CIC: Disclose the number of cases where disciplinary / criminal proceedings were underway in respect of the IRS officers     Right to Information Act 2005    Information regarding the National Spot Exchange Limited (NSEL) - CIC instructed the Addl. Secretary, Department of Economic Affairs to examine the matter carefully and answer the queries giving precise information to the Appellant within 15 days     Right to Information Act 2005    Copy of certain recovery orders was sought - CIC: Complainant could perhaps be a fictitious person as both the CPIO reply as well as Commission’s notice of hearing has come back undelivered with remarks the addressee is not available - Complaint dismissed     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    Is the recent appointment of Government Officials as Information Commissioners null and void?     Right to Information Act 2005    There can be no dispute that the human rights would include life and liberty     Right to Information Act 2005    What are the criteria for selecting the Information Commissioners?     Right to Information Act 2005   

Case Laws

February 1, 2019
Instead of transferring the application, the PIO requested the appellant to approach the bank for obtaining the information - CIC counselled the PIO to be more careful in future so that such lapses do not recur; PIO to transfer the application to the bank...more>>
January 30, 2019
CIC was appalled to learn about the manner in which the replies were provided & the hearings before it were handled by the Office of the Commissioner CGST, Shillong which indicated that there was complete negligence & laxity in dealing with RTI matters...more>>



January 25, 2019
Information pertaining to attendance, leave record, date of appointment in respect of an employee of THDC was denied - CIC: Information pertaining to the leave applications of an employee is personal in nature & has no relationship to any public interest...more>>
January 19, 2019
Information pertaining to the credit facilities sanctioned to M/s Apex Encon Projects Pvt. Ltd. & E-Auction was denied u/s 8(1)(j) - CIC: It pertains to the personal information of a third party; disclosure has no relationship to any public interest...more>>



January 17, 2019
Information in the context of a fax message of Naval Selection Board for transfer of a Scientist ‘B’ & action taken on it was denied u/s 8(1)(j) of the RTI Act - The CIC did not find any aspect of public interest in the arguments of the Appellant ...more>>
January 15, 2019
CIC: FAA to inquire into the matter of the ‘missing’ RTI application to ascertain whether the RTI application was actually not received or the PIO had taken a plea to deny information to the appellant; If required, appropriate action against the officials...more>>



Articles

Inquiry held and the action taken by the Government following the Mumbai attack
November 25, 2018
It has been a decade since the terrorist attack on Mumbai   more>>
Union Ministry of Defence directed to disclose Joint Operational Doctrines under the RTI Act
October 4, 2018
Fundamental principles by which the military forces guide their actions in support of objectives   more>>
There are a host of issues for law students to do research in respect of the RTI Act, 2005
August 8, 2018
Applications from law students for doing an online internship   more>>

Comments

Copy of minutes of meeting of the Board of Governors of the RBI
March 10, 2019
RBI had refused to part with any information about the preparatory stages of Demonetisation   more>>
Cabinet Notes and materials related to Bills tabled in Parliament must be placed in public domain
February 11, 2019
Pre-legislative consultative process should be implemented for proposals introduced in Parliament   more>>
The Information Commission should not be reduced as post retirement seat for the bureaucrats
December 23, 2018
Why most of the Information Commissioners are ex-babus ?   more>>