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Non-compliance of CIC order - CIC took an adverse view of the inaction on the part of the respondent - CIC directed the Director General, Geological Survey of India to take corrective action and recommended disciplinary action against PIO u/s 20(2)     Right to Information Act 2005    Information pertaining to projects awarded by NHAI in which provision for Dispute Review Board was persisting was sought by a research scholar - CIC examined the case records; Exemption claimed u/s 8(1)(d) and 8(1)(e) of the RTI Act is inappropriate     Right to Information Act 2005    Copy of appellants own answer sheet of Political Science paper II of B.A. 2nd year was not provided by the deemed PIO claiming that the Executive Council has decided not to entertain such requests till further orders - CIC: Provide the information     Right to Information Act 2005    Details about the tours/visits with costs and expenditure with documents were sought from Manipur University - Appellant contended that the enclosures provided to him are not legible - CIC: Provide legible copies of all the relevant documents in 7 days     Right to Information Act 2005    CIC: Copies of all the official circulars, orders etc should be suo-moto disclosed by the Public Authority on their website for the convenience of the public at large; Provide proper hyper-links and sub-links where the desired information is available     Right to Information Act 2005    Appellant sought information regarding his consignments being taken away in the past from Customs CFS claiming that the Respondent had failed to establish as to how the disclosure would impede investigation - CIC: Provide the updated status to Appellant     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    Office of the Chief Justice of India is covered under the ambit of the RTI Act     Right to Information Act 2005    Government notifies amendment to RTI Rules in respect of the Information Commissioners     Right to Information Act 2005    Whether NGOs substantially financed by the government be covered under RTI Act?     Right to Information Act 2005   

Case Laws

September 26, 2019
Universities recognised by UGC to offer Para Veterinary certificate courses - Appellant: Was Vinayaka Mission University blacklisted by Ministry of Human Resource Development in the past - CIC: UGC is directed to provide a final reply to the appellant ...more>>
September 25, 2019
Multiple applications seeking information pertaining to EVMs - CIC: Appellant advised to use the rights available to him under the RTI Act with utmost responsibility & to desist from filing multiple RTI applications seeking vague & frivolous information...more>>



September 23, 2019
Complaint against an advocate under Advocates Act - The CIC took a serious view of the absence of the PIO despite notice; The PIO, Bar Council of Delhi directed to submit a written statement explaining his absence, along with the comments of the FAA...more>>
September 20, 2019
Do the Atomic Energy Education Society & its employees fall within the meaning of “State” under Article 12 of the Constitution? - Department of Atomic Energy provided a different reply against identical RTI queries - CIC: Show cause notice issued to PIO...more>>



September 18, 2019
Appellant sought a copy of his own documents submitted by him at the time of his appointment in the Hindi Teaching Scheme (HTS), CIC: He is not entitled to seek the documents as a matter of right under the RTI Act; Denial upheld...more>>
September 16, 2019
CIC: The appellant did not request for inspection of records in the RTI application hence her contention requesting to allow inspection of records does not hold any merit - CIC: First Appeal was not decided; FAA cautioned for the contravention of RTI Act ...more>>



Articles

How much respect should the order of the Supreme Court command?
April 27, 2019
Supreme Court judgment directing the RBI to disclose the details of defaulters is yet to be enforced   more>>
Can a Court disallow what an officer can permit under the RTI Act?
April 12, 2019
The recent Supreme Court review judgment on Rafale planes has a discussion regarding RTI Act   more>>
Is the recent appointment of Government Officials as Information Commissioners null and void?
February 18, 2019
Information Commissioners to be appointed from all streams and not limited to officials   more>>

Comments

My RTI application for information to an office in Odisha has been returned
July 12, 2019
The state RTI rules are inconsistent with the RTI Act, 2005   more>>
Penalties imposed on PIO and disciplinary action against FAA should be disclosed
July 2, 2019
There is a delay in disposal of second appeals at the level of SIC Tamil Nadu   more>>
The massage spas in Goa must be regularized
June 27, 2019
Banning such activities would only lead to a rise in the illegal trade   more>>