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Appellant: Certified copy of the complaint and copies of the proceedings were denied by NHRC u/s 8(1)(j) - CIC: Information relates to personal information of a third party, the disclosure of which has no relationship to any public interest; Denial upheld     Right to Information Act 2005    Applicant filed 92 RTIs applications and appeals - Regarding the issue of filing multiple RTI applications, the CIC referred to the SC decision CBSE v. Aditya Bandopadhyay and Ors - CIC: Furnish the certified copy of Enquiry Report to the Appellant     Right to Information Act 2005    Information regarding complaints received in IIPS and MOHFW against Faculties etc. and reply given - CIC: There is complete negligence and laxity in dealing with the RTI applications; Penalty of Rs. 5,000/- each imposed on the past and incumbent PIO     Right to Information Act 2005    Appellant sought the caste of candidates recruited as Training Pilot claiming that Air India Ltd. did not conduct any caste verification & certain candidates have submitted fake caste certificates - CIC: Disclosure of caste details is exempt u/s 8(1)(j)     Right to Information Act 2005    Appellant sought information regarding his attendance register, salary slips etc. - Respondent: The Appellant was not their regular employee and his remuneration was paid by the contractor - CIC: Provide the copy of Appellant’s attendance details     Right to Information Act 2005    Action taken on a letter addressed to the HRD Minister was sought - CIC: The PIOs are required to provide information as per the availability of record; Provide complete notings in respect of the processing of the complaint and its present status     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    Whether NGOs substantially financed by the government be covered under RTI Act?     Right to Information Act 2005    Information about EVMs, VVPAT Units and SLUs should be provided to the citizens     Right to Information Act 2005    Power to regulate the tenure, salaries and allowances of Information Commissioners     Right to Information Act 2005   

Case Laws

August 24, 2019
Information pertaining to eligibility of foreign nationals of Indian descent holding OCI Card to inherit property in India was sought - CIC expressed its displeasure to the CPIO for not adhering to the timeline prescribed under the RTI Act; PIO counseled ...more>>
August 22, 2019
Instructions issued to reply against RTI applications in Hindi or English or both - Rule 3 (1) of the Official Languages Rules states that Communication from a Central Government Office to any person in Region B may be either in Hindi or in English...more>>



August 20, 2019
Information about the tenure of Prof. Jancy James as the Vice Chancellor of Central University of Kerala & related information was sought - CIC: Provide the total number of show cause notices issued by the University during the tenure of the mentioned VC...more>>
August 18, 2019
Passport details, copies of birth certificate and copies of records of educational qualification are personal information, the disclosure of which would cause unwarranted invasion of privacy of individuals unless there was an overbearing public interest ...more>>



August 16, 2019
Information about the Mumbai blast - The area in respect of which information is sought has security implications, the judgment is best left to the wisdom of the agencies concerned, who are tasked with the responsibility of sifting such information ...more>>
August 14, 2019
In the larger public interest, the CIC advised the Min of Health and Family Welfare to appoint a Nodal Officer for the compilation and collation of all available OMs / Notifications issued in the form of a compendium for ready reference of all concerned...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

The Information Commission should not be reduced as post retirement seat for the bureaucrats
December 23, 2018
Why most of the Information Commissioners are ex-babus ?   more>>
Should religious institutions provide information to the RTI applicants?
December 9, 2018
Hyderabad High Court holds unaided religious institutions not covered under RTI Act   more>>
There should be transparency in competitive examination
November 30, 2018
Marks obtained by all the candidates should be disclosed   more>>