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Appellant sought information pertaining to his pay alleging certain discrepancies - CIC directed to provide an opportunity to the Appellant to inspect relevant documents along with all the note sheets to the averred Pay Recovery order     Right to Information Act 2005    MIAL is not a ‘public authority’ and is not under obligation to reply to RTI applications     Right to Information Act 2005    Information about theft, FIR, investigation and related information was sought by a senior citizen - CIC: Provide copies of the FIR, investigation report, charge-sheet and connected documents that are permissible under the RTI Act and submit compliance     Right to Information Act 2005    PIO: Available photocopier machine is not capable to get the photocopy done of the larger pages measuring as 73*49 cm each page; Fee demanded as per the market rate - CIC: Provide relief in a cost effective manner; Soft copies to save paper also     Right to Information Act 2005    Bio-metric attendance record of appellant was not provided - CIC issued show cause notice to the PIO - CIC: In cases where an appellant specially asks for such a hearing before the FAA, such an opportunity should be granted; FAA cautioned     Right to Information Act 2005    Copy of the document submitted by the committee constituted by Dean, on furtherance of PhD programme of the appellant was sought form Vellore Institute of Technology - CIC: VIT is a private university and is not a public authority under RTI Act     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    HC: No penalty if experienced lawyer says records destroyed by termites     Right to Information Act 2005    Amidst lockdown, The Right to Information Act (RTI Act) quietly turns sweet sixteen     Right to Information Act 2005    COVID 19 casualty – Most State Information Commissions in quarantine     Right to Information Act 2005   

Case Laws

April 2, 2020
Allegation of fraud by the Development Officer of the LIC - CIC: Although redressal of grievance does not fall within the purview of the RTI Act, LIC to examine the grievance as per extant policy guidelines and redress the same appropriately ...more>>
March 28, 2020
PIO: 1818 candidates paid Rs 1000/- each towards challenging questions with wrong answers given in the official answer key of JEE out of which fee was returned to 611 candidates whose objections were found genuine - CIC issued an advisory to the PIO ...more>>



March 23, 2020
Information about dividend distributed to the beneficiaries by ITI Colony Welfare Committee - PIO: The dividends are paid as per the decision of IOC; There is possibility of unrest among different unions if it is disclosed - CIC: Provide the information...more>>
March 21, 2020
CIC: Design of the modules & internal framework of the software not to be disclosed - CIC: Information pertaining to disposal of RTI cases, stage of pendency thereof, reasoned decision/s on RTI requests, numbers of cases etc. should be updated on website ...more>>



March 19, 2020
How many candidates have been disqualified on the ground of substandard height since the inception of Indian Forest Service? – Appellant: Asking him to visit Delhi to inspect document when he is in Kerala is unreasonable - CIC cautioned the Respondent ...more>>
March 17, 2020
PIO: Some matter in relation to the Expert Committee report is sub-judice before a court of law - Appellant: If the report is sub-judice, this means some third person has the report & it is public; Hence, it cannot be denied - CIC accepted the submission...more>>



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