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Although the CIC had accepted that there was a delay in providing the necessary information to the petitioner, it had not imposed the penalty as required u/s 20(1) of the RTI Act, 2005 - HC: It is well settled that imposing of the penalty is discretionary     Right to Information Act 2005    CIC: The details of the meetings / annual reports of Indian Gulf Association & other State Associations are not exempt u/s 8 (1) (d) & (f); Disclosure of the names of the Southern Zonal Committee members having voting rights may danger to their security     Right to Information Act 2005    CIC: The RTI application & the first appeal were addressed to ‘NCTE, New Delhi’ which is not the complete address of the respondent authority; Hence, there is a doubt whether they were actually received - CIC: Provide an appropriate reply as per the Act     Right to Information Act 2005    PIO: There was a slight difference in the spelling of college name (the alphabet ‘h’ was missing in the records of AICTE) - CIC: PIO could mention in the reply that the college approved with the AICTE was ‘Vaageswari College’ & not ‘Vaageshwari College’     Right to Information Act 2005    Copies of requisition letter seeking anti-doping from NADA moved by National Rifle Association of India were sought - CIC directed the PIO, NADA & PIO, Min of Sports Affairs to facilitate inspection of the corresponding files & provide certified copies     Right to Information Act 2005    The appellant sought copies of complaint on the basis of which he was suspended - PIO expressed regret for the mistake committed; Assured that the inspection of the documents will be enlarged to the appellant - CIC: Provide copies of selected documents     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    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    Is Electoral Bond a retrograde step for transparency in political funding?     Right to Information Act 2005   

Case Laws

November 16, 2017
CIC cautioned the appellant to desist from abuse of RTI Act and stop harassing the public authority & the Commission - CIC: The abusive & repetitive RTI applications could be rejected in the public interest & to secure the interests of genuine RTI seekers...more>>
November 13, 2017
Applicant: Is Provident Fund at IIFM, Bhopal was governed by PF Act, 1925? - CIC: Appellant is not allowed to deviate from the subject matter of the RTI application at appellate stage; For additional information, a fresh RTI application may be filed...more>>



November 11, 2017
Copies of certain documents in connection with Regency Convention Centre & Hotels Pvt. Ltd., Mumbai were sought - CIC: It is a matter of internal confidential official communications which is well protected under the RTI Act & the Evidence Act, 1882...more>>
November 9, 2017
Certified copy of rolls of advocate submitted by Karnataka State Bar Council to Bar Council of India was sought - CIC advised to maintain updated list of advocates on roll; PIO advised to be cautious in future & ensure information is provided within time...more>>



November 7, 2017
The complainant sought to know action taken by the CBSE on the application for amendment in the date of birth of her daughter - CIC: As the date of birth of the complainant’s daughter has been corrected by the Board, no further action is called for ...more>>
November 5, 2017
CIC: BSNL to give correct rule position in the matter which was prevalent at the time of treatment of the appellant’s wife - CIC: The CMD, BSNL advised to look into the entire matter related to medical treatment/reimbursement of the BSNL employees...more>>



Articles

Young Gandhi to Mahatma Gandhi
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The report of interlocutors should be in Public Domain - Venkatesh Nayak
December 22, 2011
In October 2010, the Government of India had appointed a group of three interlocutors for Jammu and Kashmir   more>>
Use of RTI in governance
December 19, 2011
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Comments

Most PIO and FAA in the government departments are not conversant with the RTI Act
January 13, 2018
The innocent public at large are made to run pillar to post for answers to RTI Applications   more>>
LIC is not giving Information regarding confirmation of temporary or part-time, badli workers
January 11, 2018
Supreme Court has ordered regarding temporary workers who have completed 250 days   more>>
Government appointing Information Commissioners is in itself a contradiction
December 8, 2017
Would retired judges be a better choice for the post of information commissioners?   more>>