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CIC noted with concern that the process of online filing of RTI requests is proving a detriment inasmuch as the RTI Applications are untraceable after the online filing; The respondents are clueless about any RTI application filed online     Right to Information Act 2005    Department of Estates regularised the retention of the allotted accommodation to an IRS officer & recovered the charges - CIC rejected the prayer for grant of monetary compensation; Work done pro bono publico is not a ground for grant of compensation     Right to Information Act 2005    CIC: DDA is required to clarify its policy on acceptance of Wills, means to ascertain their genuineness & the fact that they were last testament of the deceased; An adversely affected party has reason to know the rationale behind the decision u/s 4(1)(d)     Right to Information Act 2005    Appellant claimed illegal removal from employment in the Maharaja Agarsain Public School - PIO made all possible efforts to procure the necessary information from the School & the actual grievance of the appellant was redressed - Penal proceedings dropped     Right to Information Act 2005    Circular dated 10.08.1950 issued by Dr. Rajendra Prasad regarding categories of scheduled castes containing representations submitted before Constituent Assembly - CIC: Information should have been disclosed voluntarily u/s 4(1)(b); Provide the soft copy     Right to Information Act 2005    PIO: Appellant has not mentioned about his relationship with Ms. Prerna Kumari or the purpose for which he is seeking information about the account of Sukanya Samridhi Yojana - CIC found the reason for delay as reasonable & dropped the penalty proceedings     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    Union Ministry of Defence directed to disclose Joint Operational Doctrines under the RTI Act     Right to Information Act 2005    There are a host of issues for law students to do research in respect of the RTI Act, 2005     Right to Information Act 2005    Proposal to amend the RTI Act to vary the salaries payable to the Information Commissioners     Right to Information Act 2005   

Case Laws

September 30, 2018
Information about MOU entered with EPIL for construction and development of the Police Academy Project at Nalanda, date of completion of project etc. was sought - CIC advised to suo motu disclose all details relating to commercial contracts ...more>>
September 29, 2018
Whether temporary employees were engaged in LIC & issues related thereto were asked - CIC: An applicant can get any information which is already in existence & accessible to the public authority under law; Act does not envisage compilation & collation...more>>



September 27, 2018
Information relating to Circulars pertaining to the Probationary Officers having Loss of Pay & details of the procedure followed in such cases etc. was sought - CIC advised the United India Insurance Co. to suo motu disclose such information on website...more>>
September 25, 2018
Appellant: MIS Marksheet had been provided earlier in a previous RTI & could not be denied now citing Sec 8(1)(j) - CIC: Director of the Institute is advised to introspect the unhealthy academic atmosphere in the Institute and initiate remedial measures ...more>>



September 23, 2018
Copy of records which showed that 89 Kgs of Gold was replaced with scrap at the Delhi Airport’s strong room was sought - CIC: The onus to prove that denial of a request was justified shall be on the PIO who denied the request; Information to be proided...more>>
September 21, 2018
CIC: Proper reply was not provided to the appellant by quoting Sec 8(1)(j) & 8(1)(g) exemptions which are not applicable as the appellant wanted information pertaining to herself - CIC passed stricture against the GM, FCI for quoting inappropriate section...more>>



Articles

The details of the RTI applicant should not be made public
August 7, 2012
Many Public Authorities send the copy the RTI application to the third party   more>>
Do the terms VIP and VVIP need to be defined?
June 11, 2012
The terms VIP and VVIP are used widely with no clear definition   more>>
Background of Chief Information Commissioners and Information Commissioners in India
May 16, 2012
Majority of the post bearers of the Information Commission are retired IAS officers   more>>

Comments

There has been a consideration growth in the number of cases filed under RTI and their pendency
August 1, 2018
It is very necessary to fill up the vacant posts of RTI Commissioners   more>>
A laboratory technician does all the pathological findings and reporting
July 21, 2018
Laboratory technicians are not given remuneration and respect like a Pathologist   more>>
Should the RTI Act, 2005 be amended?
July 20, 2018
A bill is planned to amend the pay and other service conditions of the Information Commissioners   more>>