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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

Details of negotiations regarding the return of hydel projects in J & K denied
November 1, 2017
CIC rules that disclosure would affect the commercial confidence of NHPC   more>>
CIC holds that the Special Investigation Team is a public authority under RTI
October 11, 2017
SIT was constituted by the Government to investigate all matters relating to 'black money'   more>>
Proviso to Section 24 of RTI Act applies to all cases of corruption or human rights violation
September 13, 2017
Whether the information pertains to the exempt intelligence & security organization or not is irrelevant   more>>

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>>