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Respondent: There was ambiguity between the information sought for by the appellant & the information available in the records - CIC: The respondent has provided the requisite information; Public authority is not under an obligation to create information     Right to Information Act 2005    Is MEA is aware that Dr. Ambedkar in his work “The Riddles in Hinduism” had attacked Indian Gods? CIC: Since no information was to be provided to the complainant, it cannot be said that information was withheld; No action for imposition of penalty on PIO     Right to Information Act 2005    After a lapse of more than 2 years, 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    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 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>>



December 6, 2019
CIC: Copies of all the official circulars, orders etc should be suo-moto disclosed by the Public Authority on their website for the convenience of the public at large; Provide proper hyper-links and sub-links where the desired information is available...more>>
December 4, 2019
Appellant sought information regarding his consignments being taken away in the past from Customs CFS claiming that the Respondent had failed to establish as to how the disclosure would impede investigation - CIC: Provide the updated status to Appellant...more>>



December 2, 2019
Information regarding income and expenditure of a religious shrine of Kashmiri Pandits (Zeashta Devi Prabandhak Committee - a Society with the Registrar of Societies, J&K Govt. under Societies Act VI of 1998) was sought - CIC: Provide the information...more>>
November 30, 2019
Respondent: RTI application was received in DDA and is not traceable - CIC: In the light of the admission of utter neglect, casual and callous disregard to the provisions of the RTI Act, investigate and fix responsibility of the concerned official ...more>>



Articles

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>>
Can a Court disallow what an officer can permit under the RTI Act?
April 12, 2019
The recent Supreme Court review judgment on Rafale planes has a discussion regarding RTI Act   more>>

Comments

DJB had made rule of connecting of motor on water connection as illegal
August 29, 2019
Delhi has multi-storied residences and pressure of water is low   more>>
My experience of RTI ACT is wonderful
August 25, 2019
RTI is a very sharp weapon of law for weaker section   more>>
The SPIO/ FAA are replying in Marathi language to my applications in English
August 19, 2019
Can the PIO choose the language of reply to an application filed under the RTI Act?   more>>