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Appellant: When an Enquiry Officer had accepted in his report that he was clear and had no allegations, how he was found guilty and punished? CIC: For redressal of his grievance, the Appellant is advised to approach an appropriate forum     Right to Information Act 2005    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     Right to Information Act 2005    Copy of the receipt given to the department of C. Excise from whose possession his case file was taken, the file duly authenticated by the agency who took its possession, the action taken on the said file. etc was sought - CIC: No intervention is required     Right to Information Act 2005    Complainant: He does not wish to press the matter as he only wanted to make the bench aware of the inaction of JS (Law), the then PIO - JS (Law): The state of pendency of RTI Applications was very alarming - CIC warned the PIO & closed the case     Right to Information Act 2005    Action taken on appellant’s complaint - CIC instructed to furnish a copy of the CVC Circular followed by the respondent in all such matters; The broad outcome of the investigation should be intimated to him as and the inquiry gets completed     Right to Information Act 2005    Information regarding the action taken on the application filed by the applicant - CIC: The information held on record had been shared with the Appellant; For redressal of his grievance, the Appellant is advised to approach an appropriate forum     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    Does the Government have any mechanism to monitor compliance of its own directive?     Right to Information Act 2005    Should “corruption” be factored into studies on the ‘ease of doing business’?     Right to Information Act 2005    Indian Bank Association is a public authority under the RTI Act, 2005     Right to Information Act 2005   

Case Laws

December 20, 2017
Information regarding a case filed against the appellant on the basis of some allegations made by the Inspector of Police, CBI was denied u/s 8(1)(a), (g) & (h) - CIC noted that the records have since been weeded out & issued a Show Cause Notice to PIO...more>>
December 19, 2017
Copies of all written documents & allied information pertaining to partition of India were sought - CIC directed the Ministries of External Affairs, Culture & the PMO to collect all authentic documents from different sources & supply to National Archives ...more>>



December 17, 2017
Information regarding NOC, approval, etc of a particular HSD pump was sought by the appellant - Respondent: The hearing notice in respect to referred RTI application was not received & they were not ready for hearing in the matter - CIC: Matter adjourned...more>>
December 15, 2017
Can a passport can be issued with only mother’s name, if father’s whereabouts are not known? - The PIO had opened a ‘social audit cell’ where an applicant may audit his entire passport application - CIC: No intervention required for delay of two years ...more>>



December 13, 2017
Respondent reported after the hearing was over - CIC: Provide the names and marks obtained by the selected candidates who were called for interview; Provide the date of issuance of selection letter to the first candidate and the last selected candidate...more>>
December 11, 2017
CIC: The CESTAT is advised to re-examine the methodology by which the RTI applications are dealt with in their office & evolve a robust mechanism for their quick disposal; Convene a periodic conference to sensitize the concerned officials about RTI Act ...more>>



Articles

Does the Government have any mechanism to monitor compliance of its own directive?
February 12, 2018
CIC had recommended to upload work done by all Ministries on their respective websites   more>>
Should “corruption” be factored into studies on the ‘ease of doing business’?
December 10, 2017
Action taken by the anti-graft agencies to prosecute the corrupt would give a better indication   more>>
Indian Bank Association is a public authority under the RTI Act, 2005
December 2, 2017
Majority of Managing Committee members of IBA are MDs of PSBs   more>>

Comments

Dissenting view about disclosure of the service book under the RTI Act
November 1, 2017
Service record is a public document and should be open to everyone   more>>
BBMP is spending the public funds on unnecessary activities at the lake
October 22, 2017
A citizen's group has been working for a lake rejuvenation for past 3 years   more>>
RTI Foundation of India is doing very good job to update the public
October 15, 2017
Copy of important decision of CIC / Court of law given in favour of the information seekers   more>>