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


Name, State, community, marks obtained by the candidates in Hindi Teachers Training Programme ‘Parangat’ - CIC: PIO erred in allowing inspection; Marks are exempt u/s 8(1)(j); Different officers of the same organization cannot take different stand     Right to Information Act 2005    Copy of Charge-sheet, reply and the enquiry proceedings were sought - CIC: The performance of an employee in an organization is primarily a matter between the employee and the employer; Falls under the expression "personal information exempt u/s 8(1)(j)     Right to Information Act 2005    The Appellant sought information in reference to his Complaint regarding demand of bribe by the LIC Agent and related information - CIC directed the LIC to furnish the decision on his Complaint either in the form of the Note-sheet or an Office Order     Right to Information Act 2005    Details of action taken on complaint filed by the applicant was sought from the National Commission for Scheduled Tribes - CIC: PIO to provide a detailed reply in respect of action taken on the complaint within 5 days from the date of issue of this order     Right to Information Act 2005    Information related to the biometric attendance of the staff members of Office of Vice Chairman, NITI Aayog during a particular period was denied u/s 8(1)(j) - CIC: In absence of even a remote connection with any larger public interest, denial upheld     Right to Information Act 2005    Status of an application of the Rohini EWS/Janta Scheme of DDA and related information was sought - CIC: PIO has not bothered to send a reply to the appellant prior to the date of hearing despite receiving the RTI application; A very strict warning issued     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    The PM-KISAN Yojana require the proactive disclosure of the list of beneficiaries in every gram panchayat     Right to Information Act 2005    PM-KISAN beneficiary data gives opportunity to examine the situation of farmers     Right to Information Act 2005    HC: Penalty proceedings u/s 20 for non compliance of the order passed by the SIC     Right to Information Act 2005   

Case Laws

January 17, 2021
Imported product was released on payment of penalty charges - CIC: In the First Appeal memo, there was no mention that the appellant wanted personal hearing - CIC is not an appropriate forum for claiming any refund which was paid as some demurrage charges...more>>
January 15, 2021
Information about the HRM quota admission in the KV - CIC: Provide the total number the students who were admitted under HRM quota for the academic year; CIC directed the PIO to hyperlink of the website where the sought for information is available...more>>



January 13, 2021
CCTV footage could not be provided as the CCTV camera installed at the main gate was not working at the relevant time - FAA: RTI is only forum to get available information and PIO is not supposed to create information - CIC: No denial of information...more>>
January 11, 2021
Certified copy of a fact-finding report and action taken was denied u/s 11(e) - CIC: FAA has also failed to point out the sheer ignorance of the PIO and has rather upheld the reply of the PIO invoking Section 8(1)(h); CIC severely admonished the PIO ...more>>



January 9, 2021
Information about any fraudulent measures noticed in issuing a particular Aadhar card was denied - Appellant: Sec 8(1)(j) is not applicable as the address mentioned in the Aadhar card is his property - CIC is not the appropriate forum to examine the case...more>>
January 7, 2021
Certified copy of Seniority Roll for promotion of Chargeman was denied citing absence of larger public interest - CIC: Conduct of the PIO amounts to a gross violation of the RTI Act provisions; Section 11 is a procedural provision, not an exemption clause...more>>



Articles

Power to regulate the tenure, salaries and allowances of Information Commissioners
July 19, 2019
A Bill is likely to be tabled today in the Lok Sabha today to amend the RTI Act, 2005   more>>
When shall the Whistleblowers Protection Act be implemented?
June 18, 2019
The murders of whistleblowers can be prevented only by hiding their identity   more>>
How much respect should the order of the Supreme Court command?
April 27, 2019
Supreme Court judgment directing the RBI to disclose the details of defaulters is yet to be enforced   more>>

Comments

Information Commission has no authority to review and revise its order at all
February 22, 2021
The compensation has to be paid by the Public Authority and not PIO   more>>
Service book of a government employee contains the history of his/her entire service
February 11, 2021
It is maintained by government and it is not a private record kept by the employee   more>>
उत्तर प्रदेश सूचना आयोग को सारी सुविधाए प्रदान की जानी चाहिए
February 10, 2021
जन सूचना अधिकारियों को सूचना समय से उपलब्ध कराने का तथा दंडित करने की बात ही की जाती है   more>>