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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 3, 2017
CIC: The University was established by the Karnataka State Legislature under The Karnataka State Open University Act, 1992 for the introduction and promotion of Open University at ‘State Level’ the CIC has no territorial jurisdiction...more>>
November 1, 2017
CIC: Even if the answer script in question had not been destroyed by NIOS, it could not have been provided to the appellant as the answer script sought by the appellant was personal information of third party which was exempt from disclosure u/s 8(1)(j)...more>>



October 31, 2017
Appellant’s RTI application was dated 20.7.2016 & response was given by the PIO on 26.9.2016 - CIC advised the PIO to give an interim response to the applicant in case the information is not readily available or awaited from any authority concerned ...more>>
October 30, 2017
Respondent referred to the heavy load of work due to additional charge & that the Complainant had opportunity to file the first appeal - Complainant did not file the first appeal or attend the hearing – CIC issued Show cause notice to PIO for penalty...more>>



October 29, 2017
Bar Council of Delhi: Due to manifold administrative obligations and time-engaging exercises etc., the timely filing of reply to the complainant’s RTI application could not be done - CIC: Show cause for imposing penalty is dropped...more>>
October 27, 2017
Proof of having facilitated an inspection in terms of an inspection report or minutes of the inspection - CIC: The record holder APIO is deemed as the PIO for further proceedings in the matter; APIO to file an appropriate affidavit before CIC...more>>



Articles

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>>
Is Electoral Bond a retrograde step for transparency in political funding?
November 27, 2017
Despite CIC order, the six national level political parties are yet to reply to RTI Applications   more>>

Comments

PIO getting away with only warning for years of delay is disgusting
November 16, 2017
Is penalty the only solution for delay in reply to RTI Application?   more>>
Third Party has the right represent as to why it will be unnecessary invasion to his right to privacy
November 15, 2017
The CPIO is to decide if the information is prima-facie in larger public interest   more>>
‘Sushasan ke liye Charcha’ will be held on 13 Novemeber at 5.45. PM in Mumbai
November 13, 2017
Success stories through RTI to be discussed   more>>