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Detail of municipal laws enacted on the basis of international treaties & conventions ratified by GoI were sought - PIO: Such details are not held exclusively by any public authority and the statutory enactments are in public domain - CIC: Order upheld     Right to Information Act 2005    CIC: The RTI application was transferred after 16 days delay excluding the five days mandate as specified under the Act - CIC: The information was provided by PIO after 67 days from the date of receiving the RTI application; Penalty of Rs. 16,750 imposed     Right to Information Act 2005    CIC: Even if PIO’s claim of APS, Ramgarh not being a public authority is conceded with, fact remains that the RTI Application is being responded by a public authority and not by APS, Ramgarh; Explaination for non-appearance during the hearing called     Right to Information Act 2005    Information on appointment letter, promotion orders, seniority list, service book of a Postal Assistant along with his educational certificates were denied under the pretext of personal information - CIC: Provide the certified copies as sought     Right to Information Act 2005    Appellant required information about the scientific staff recruited by CSIR during the past 12 years; He complained that FAA had refused to give personal hearing - CIC: Facilitate inspection of documents about recruitment; Provide 100 pages free of cost     Right to Information Act 2005    CIC: The Public Authority to inform the appellant whether any gratuity, PF, pension, death compensation amount is due to be paid to her for her husband’s death - CIC: If yes, calculate & inform the amount, within 21 days from the date of the order     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    A critique of the Supreme Court judgment regarding the fee to be charged under the RTI Act     Right to Information Act 2005    Analysis of the Supreme Court Judgment regarding disclosure of Civil Service results by UPSC     Right to Information Act 2005    Analysis of affidavits of candidates contesting in the Nagaland Assembly Elections     Right to Information Act 2005   

Case Laws

April 4, 2018
Information in connection with a tender like comparative statement prepared after opening of technical bids, reasons for long delay etc. were sought - CIC: Tender process is over; Respondent to suo motu disclose tender related information on their website...more>>
April 2, 2018
Complainant sought copy of Government Circular regarding rebate given in the interest rate of education loan as per budget speech - PIO advised to contact the HRD Ministry directly without transferring application u/s 6(3) of RTI Act - CIC: No penalty...more>>



March 30, 2018
CIC: Earlier CPIO has neglected his duties in both capacities of being a designated CPIO & officer of Archaeological Survey of India - CIC: Maximum penalty of Rs. 25,000 imposed upon Mr. Chandra Pandyan; ASI directed to pay Rs. 10,000 as compensation...more>>
March 28, 2018
Action taken on a complaint filed with CIC was denied - CIC: Complaints policy of any public authority cannot be resorted to for denial of information under RTI Act; PIO has to invoke the exemption of Section 8(1)(j) without being influenced by policies ...more>>



March 26, 2018
Respondent: Due to oversight, a copy of the account opening form could not be provided to the appellant in compliance with the order of FAA - CIC: obtain a copy of the account opening form from the Liability Central Processing Centre and furnish it...more>>
March 23, 2018
Complainant stated that he did not visit the MES office because some staff members threatened him of dire consequences for pursuing his RTI Application - CIC: CPIO is hereby warned to be extremely careful in future while with matters under RTI Act...more>>



Articles

Transparency in the appointment of the Information Commissioners is a must for the working of RTI Act
April 4, 2012
Should bureaucrats be appointed as Information Commissioners?   more>>
Will the Biotechnology Regulatory Authority of India Bill override the RTI Act?
March 12, 2012
Are the commercial interest larger then the public interest in the disclosure of safety analysis?   more>>
Is there any check on the public funds spent through PPP?
February 28, 2012
Public - Private partnerships have emerged as a very important mode of investment for economic development   more>>

Comments

Which governing body has the authority to regulate the courier services?
May 21, 2018
The statement made by the PIO is more of a way to circumvent the main question   more>>
Can the Information Commission review its own order?
May 16, 2018
The order has been reviewed withdrawing the compensation granted to the appellant   more>>
The Contract Labour Act empowers to call for any information in relation to contract labour
May 8, 2018
Any person called upon to furnish for information shall be legally bound to do so u/s 83   more>>