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The Appellant sought confirmation that no action was warranted on his complaint made to the IT Deptt. - CIC: Provide a reply to the Appellant explaining the details of the action taken on his complaints as soon as the investigation is completed     Right to Information Act 2005    Information regarding the assignment of outdoor advertisement rights of various sites under the jurisdiction of DMC & private entities would be protected u/s 8(1)(d) - CIC: Exemption shall cease to apply if the allegations of tax evasion are substantiated     Right to Information Act 2005    PIO: Information regarding supply of ticket of certain denominations in the name of certain individuals was not available - CIC: Provide point-wise information; Show cause notice issued to PIO why maximum penalty should not be imposed against him     Right to Information Act 2005    The PIO submitted that records were not available - CIC: The PIO was directed to submit an affidavit indicating the date of destruction of the said records along with a copy of the order of the competent authority authorising such destruction     Right to Information Act 2005    Information regarding his SB account was sought - PIO: As per the departmental guidelines, the preservation policy of maintaining such forms has been lapsed - CIC directed the respondent authority to provide certified copy of the guidelines     Right to Information Act 2005    No response was given to application seeking information about status of appellant’s PF claim - CIC: This is illegal and blatant denial of information on the lame excuse that the records could not be traced; Penalty of Rs 25,000 imposed on PIO     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    A critique of the Supreme Court judgment regarding the fee to be charged under the RTI Act     Right to Information Act 2005    Analysis of the Supreme Court Judgment regarding disclosure of Civil Service results by UPSC     Right to Information Act 2005    Analysis of affidavits of candidates contesting in the Nagaland Assembly Elections     Right to Information Act 2005   

Case Laws

March 1, 2018
PIO: The attendance register & salary slip of the employees of contractor are maintained by the contractor who is the custodian of these documents; Contractor has been blacklisted for failure to produce the documents - CIC: Look at agreement & change it...more>>
February 28, 2018
Appellant: Certified copies of documents related to action taken by Principal Accounts office regarding in situ promotions - CIC expressed serious displeasure over the conduct of then PIO & warned him to be careful in future while dealing with RTI matters...more>>



February 26, 2018
Information regarding the certified copy of the note sheet & complaints regarding a particular file were sought - Respondent: The file contained confidential details of other employees & hence could not be furnished - CIC: No intervention required ...more>>
February 23, 2018
Information regarding officers against whom Show Cause notice had been issued by the TDS Officer under Income Tax Act - CIC: Appellant was not present to contest the submissions of the Respondent or to establish the larger public interest in disclosure ...more>>



February 21, 2018
Information regarding action taken by Director, Doordarshan Kendra, with regard to appellant’s promotion - CIC: PIO erred in endorsing the RTI Application to Radio Kashmir, Srinagar without invoking Section 6(3); PIO directed to be careful in future...more>>
February 19, 2018
Appellant sought information regarding the action taken on his complaint – CIC: Complete & correct information has not been provided - CIC took a serious note of this lapse & counselled the PIO to be more careful in future so that such lapses do not recur...more>>



Articles

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>>
Making RTI an engine of development
July 29, 2017
Can RTI aid in providing a solution to the difficulties faced in Kashmir?   more>>

Comments

With rising NPAs, the banking sector in India is going through a ‘crisis phase’
April 19, 2018
Should CIC launch a third party audit of Banks?   more>>
The decision by the CIC is beyond jurisdiction and scope of RTI Act
April 6, 2018
This decision must be challenged before an appropriate court to set it aside   more>>
There is no knowledge of The Right to Hearing Act, 2012
April 3, 2018
A workshop on the subject can be helpful to streamline the issue   more>>