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After a lapse of more than 2 years that, the applicant was asked to apply in CA-I form to obtain the requisite information - CIC: There is an apparent violation of the RTI Act and the same cannot be condoned; Show cause notice issued to PIO for penalty     Right to Information Act 2005    The Appellant sought information pertaining to the actions taken in the last one year on his representation from the National Commission for Scheduled Castes – CIC: PIO to reply why penal action should not be initiated against him u/s 20 of the RTI Act     Right to Information Act 2005    Monad (private) University was unable to provide the information due to destruction of records in a fire incident which is substantiated by the FIR lodged - CIC: PIO shall make an effort to trace the records & provide any additional relevant information     Right to Information Act 2005    Copy of Charge Memo and other documents connected with a departmental proceedings were denied citing the matter as sub-judice - CIC expressed displeasure over the conduct of PIO in citing Section 8(1)(h) for denying information & warned him to be careful     Right to Information Act 2005    PIO did not attend the hearing though the notice was duly served - The representative seemed poorly prepared and was unable to provide proper replies to the queries - CIC: The casual approach of the PIO was viewed seriously and a last opportunity given     Right to Information Act 2005    Action taken report in respect of a letter seeking the correction of name in CBSE certificate was sought - CIC: Since the grievance of the appellant was redressed, there is no scope for intervention; Information must be supplied within the time limit     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    Electoral Bonds have become the preferred route for corporates and individuals making large donations     Right to Information Act 2005    Office of the Chief Justice of India is covered under the ambit of the RTI Act     Right to Information Act 2005    Government notifies amendment to RTI Rules in respect of the Information Commissioners     Right to Information Act 2005   

Case Laws

December 18, 2019
CIC: PIO to provide complete information particularly with regard to the copies of the appointment records of Dean/Associate Dean of NIT to the appellant - CIC: The appellant to give an acknowledgment receipt to the CPIO after receiving the documents...more>>
December 16, 2019
Three complaints were filed by the appellant relating to non-filing of balance sheets by three companies - Respondent: The enquiry report was submitted to the Regional Directorate - CIC: Provide enquiry report covering the action taken as asked for ...more>>



December 14, 2019
Non-compliance of CIC order - CIC took an adverse view of the inaction on the part of the respondent - CIC directed the Director General, Geological Survey of India to take corrective action and recommended disciplinary action against PIO u/s 20(2) ...more>>
December 12, 2019
Information pertaining to projects awarded by NHAI in which provision for Dispute Review Board was persisting was sought by a research scholar - CIC examined the case records; Exemption claimed u/s 8(1)(d) and 8(1)(e) of the RTI Act is inappropriate...more>>



December 10, 2019
Copy of appellants own answer sheet of Political Science paper II of B.A. 2nd year was not provided by the deemed PIO claiming that the Executive Council has decided not to entertain such requests till further orders - CIC: Provide the information...more>>
December 8, 2019
Details about the tours/visits with costs and expenditure with documents were sought from Manipur University - Appellant contended that the enclosures provided to him are not legible - CIC: Provide legible copies of all the relevant documents in 7 days...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>>