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PIO: The record regarding current status of a specific case is non-traceable - CIC: Non traceability of record is not a ground to deny information; It is shocking particularly since the file in question is not old; It would frustrate the very purpose     Right to Information Act 2005    PIO was unable to explain the reasons for the delay in providing information - CIC issued a strict warning to the AD (Rectt) for not providing any reply to the appellant within the timeline prescribed under the Act & directed to provide the reply     Right to Information Act 2005    Information related to certain plots was sought - CIC: Provide the relevant extract/copy of the Land Register/Inventory in which the details of the 11 Plots vested in BCCL are recorded as well as the details pertaining to the acquisition of one Plot     Right to Information Act 2005    CIC: The applicant seeks information which is scattered & has to be collated from various custodians of record: Such an exercise cannot be undertaken without causing disproportionate diversion of the resources of the public authority; Inspection allowed     Right to Information Act 2005    CIC: The FAA ought to have ensured compliance of his orders - CIC: The information has been furnished with avoidable delay - CIC: As the then PIO had superannuated, the Commission took a lenient view and disposed the appeal     Right to Information Act 2005    CIC: The FAA did not dispose of the first appeal filed by the appellant - CIC: Being a quasi judicial body, the FAA should have given an opportunity of hearing the appellant & then passed a speaking order; The FAA has failed to exercise his powers     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    When shall the Whistleblowers Protection Act be implemented?     Right to Information Act 2005    How much respect should the order of the Supreme Court command?     Right to Information Act 2005    Can a Court disallow what an officer can permit under the RTI Act?     Right to Information Act 2005   

Case Laws

April 20, 2019
PIO transferred the RTI Application u/s 6(3) to DIAL while simultaneously maintaining that DIAL is not a public authority - CIC: The Ministry of Civil Aviation should be in a position to access the information from DIAL if it is not available with them...more>>
April 18, 2019
CIC observed that despite imposition of penalty on the CPIO, she appeared clueless in respect of the nuances of the RTI Act and again appeared without proper explanation for non compliance of the order; A copy of the order was marked to Secretary UGC ...more>>



April 16, 2019
Information regarding land cost for a particular area allotted by the DDA to a builder was denied u/s 8(1) (j) - CIC: There is complete negligence and laxity in the public authority in dealing with the RTI applications; Reflects disrespect towards the RTI...more>>
April 14, 2019
Procedure of handling of complaints regarding corruption matter / irregularities - CIC: Reply provided on some paras of the RTI Application is not appropriate - CIC: PIO to provide a revised reply on those paras duly certified and free of cost...more>>



April 12, 2019
PIO: There is no practice of formal handing/taking over of the Representational Grant register/documents between an officer and his successor in the O/o Head of Chancery - CIC: Reply provided by the PIO is not appropriate; provide an appropriate response ...more>>
April 10, 2019
CIC: The file dealing with appellant’s representations for review of the DPC meeting was available with the PIO but he denied information informing that the file was under submission; Show Cause Notice issued to the Secretary, Election Commission of India...more>>



Articles

Proposal to amend the RTI Act to vary the salaries payable to the Information Commissioners
July 31, 2018
Arguments against amending the service conditions of the Information Commissioners   more>>
Section 8 (1)(j) of the RTI Act to be amended by the Personal Data Protection Act, 2018
July 28, 2018
What changes are proposed by the Srikrishna Committee in the Data Protection Bill?   more>>
Disclosure of the documents provided for defending a case of sexual harassment
July 7, 2018
Does the RTI Act affect the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace Act?   more>>

Comments

Problem in the methodology of calculating pension within the salary limit by EPFO pension division
September 4, 2018
I am contemplating filing a non compliance complaint to the CIC   more>>
Are reports about the sale and purchase of EBs sent to the Government ‘fiduciary’?
August 17, 2018
Electoral Bonds Scheme allows any person to make donations to a political party   more>>
Is there any CPIO for the Delhi Bar Council under the RTI Act, 2005?
August 17, 2018
An authority which has to regulate conduct of advocates is itself boldly defying the law   more>>