A one stop destination for all Right to Information (RTI) matters
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A one stop destination for all Right to Information (RTI) matters


Deciding appeals under the RTI Act is a quasi judicial function - The FAA should see that justice is not only done but it should also appear to have been done - The expression "public interest" must be viewed in its strict sense with all its exceptions     Right to Information Act 2005    CIC: The PIO to showcause why action should not be taken under the RTI Act for his misconduct & negligence - CIC instructed the MGM Medical College to convene periodic conferences to sensitize & educate the concerned officials about the RTI provisions     Right to Information Act 2005    CIC perused the two RTI Applications written in the same hand writing filed by different individuals - CIC: This does not take away the gross violation of the RTI provisions by the PIO - CIC expressed severe displeasure & marked a copy of the order to FAA     Right to Information Act 2005    Appellant: Denial of information u/s 8(1)(h) is rather bizarre as the case pertains to a period dating back 22 years - CIC: PIO mechanically invoked the exemption on the premise that de novo inquiries are pending against the Appellant; Inspection allowed     Right to Information Act 2005    Appellant sought copy of remarks, noting of concerned authorities on her 9 letters, copy of show-cause notice issued to her husband Lt. Col. Arun Gulati and copy of the said officer’s reply - CIC: The denial of information u/s 8(1)(j) is not appropriate     Right to Information Act 2005    Copies of testimonials submitted by the candidates at the time of their appointments was denied under Section 8(1)(e) of the RTI Act - CIC: Mere allegation of corruption cannot imply larger public interest; No further intervention of the CIC is required     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    Is the recent appointment of Government Officials as Information Commissioners null and void?     Right to Information Act 2005    There can be no dispute that the human rights would include life and liberty     Right to Information Act 2005    What are the criteria for selecting the Information Commissioners?     Right to Information Act 2005   

Case Laws

November 28, 2018
CIC: The respondent banks to provide the names of its wilful defaulters as submitted to the credit information companies along with the number of NPA accounts wherein the total outstanding amount is Rs.100 crores and above...more>>
November 26, 2018
Applicant sought certified copies of the opening form and all records of an account in the name of her deceased husband - PIO: Manual records were not available; the applicant did not furnish the identity proof - CIC: Provide the certified copy ...more>>



November 23, 2018
CIC: CSIR to make necessary changes to practices in relation to coordinating the redressal of grievances mechanism with the RTI of citizens including employees & respond promptly & properly to the RTI applications reflecting the grievances or complaints...more>>
November 21, 2018
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...more>>



November 19, 2018
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...more>>
November 16, 2018
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)...more>>



Articles

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>>
There can be no dispute that the human rights would include life and liberty
February 3, 2019
Petitioner alleged that he was falsely implicated in Mumbai train blast & copy of IB report   more>>
What are the criteria for selecting the Information Commissioners?
January 21, 2019
Namit Sharma judgment should be strictly enforced for appointing the Information Commissioners   more>>

Comments

There should be transparency in competitive examination
November 30, 2018
Marks obtained by all the candidates should be disclosed   more>>
Bill should be passed to finalize complaints against the Chartered Accountants within stipulated time
October 5, 2018
The President and PM have asked the CAs to take corrective measures   more>>
The details of the Government employee should be shared under the RTI Act
October 3, 2018
Those employees who are cheating the Government should be punished   more>>