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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 13, 2017
Respondent reported after the hearing was over - CIC: Provide the names and marks obtained by the selected candidates who were called for interview; Provide the date of issuance of selection letter to the first candidate and the last selected candidate...more>>
December 11, 2017
CIC: The CESTAT is advised to re-examine the methodology by which the RTI applications are dealt with in their office & evolve a robust mechanism for their quick disposal; Convene a periodic conference to sensitize the concerned officials about RTI Act ...more>>



December 8, 2017
PIO asked for Rs 750 per page as the rate for furnishing copy of the reservation chart as per an executive circular by the railways - CIC: Railways to provide the information by claiming photocopying charges as per the RTI Rules, 2012 (Rs 2/- per page)...more>>
December 6, 2017
Appellant sought names of the students, fathers’ names, roll no., roll code, year, date of birth, subject wise marks & category of four roll numbers - CIC: It is clearly personal information of third party & no larger public interest is involved in it...more>>



December 4, 2017
CIC: Title deed is a registered document indicating the transfer of property, which is a public activity by public authority; This cannot be termed as private information of a third party - CIC: Show cause issued to PIO for imposing penalty under RTI Act...more>>
December 1, 2017
Appellant had submitted his RTI application on a paper having the letter head of the NGO - CIC: This cannot be construed to deny him information under the RTI Act; PIO directed to provide point wise reply free of charge u/s 7(6) of the RTI Act ...more>>



Articles

A critical look at the Supreme Court decision regarding setting up the Lokpal
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maintain a e-register for all PIOs in which all details of RTI applications would be displayed
April 18, 2017
e-register for all PIOs with details of RTI applications would aid in better implementation of Act   more>>
A quick analysis of the draft RTI Rules, 2017
April 5, 2017
The DoPT has called for the suggestions regarding the RTI rules by 15th April 2017   more>>

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>>