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


A grievance related to promotion and transfer of SAG grade General Duties medical Officer in ESIC - CIC advised the appellant to submit a representation to the Public Authority and directed the PIO to provide action taken report after consultation     Right to Information Act 2005    It was noted by the CIC that invalid transfer was done & that too not in the proper format; The then PIO of CVC was warned - CIC: The PIO should note that in future if the same mistake is noticed, more stringent action can be taken against him     Right to Information Act 2005    Information pertaining to agenda for relaxation of Rule17 of the DDA (Disposal of Developed Nazul Land) Rules sent to M/o Housing & Urban Affairs for consideration & issue of final notification - CIC directed to facilitate inspection of documents     Right to Information Act 2005    Appellant filed multiple RTI applications of similar nature seeking information related to charge-sheet against him - CIC: Appellant is advised not to file multiple applications; Public Authority is authorized to reject applications with identical subject     Right to Information Act 2005    Appellant sought Revised Pension upon retirement in 2005 - CIC: EDMC to furnish complete information about the calculations arrived at by them on the basis of Labour Court order, due drawn statement as furnished by appellant and the duplicate service book     Right to Information Act 2005    Information about the income and perks of appellant’s husband were denied claiming that Aeronautical Development Agency is a part of DRDO which is an exempt organisation u/s 24(1) of the RTI Act - CIC upheld the denial of information     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    Union Ministry of Defence directed to disclose Joint Operational Doctrines under the RTI Act     Right to Information Act 2005    There are a host of issues for law students to do research in respect of the RTI Act, 2005     Right to Information Act 2005    Proposal to amend the RTI Act to vary the salaries payable to the Information Commissioners     Right to Information Act 2005   

Case Laws

July 23, 2018
Appellant: Rs. 4,414 was charged for supplying of 906 pages, out of which 406 pages were irrelevant - Respondent agreed to refund the balance amount to the appellant in consultation with the DoPT after verifying from ACES the number of relevant pages...more>>
July 20, 2018
Information regarding a certified copy of appellant’s answer script for the B.Ed examination was sought - During the hearing, the CIC was informed that the grievance of the Appellant had since been redressed - CIC: No further intervention is required...more>>



July 18, 2018
Appellant sought to know the local address of an employee claiming that the allotment of house was based on wrong declaration - CIC: Appellant’s allegation cannot be ascertained in a fool-proof method; Provide the address in larger public interest...more>>
July 16, 2018
Information regarding the presence of the total amount at Bastar Post Office etc. was denied u/s 8(1)(j) - Respondent: The appellant is employed is Inspector of Posts and was charge-sheeted - CIC: Sec 8(1)(j) has been wrongly quoted instead of Sec 8(1)(h)...more>>



July 13, 2018
Instead of transferring of application, the respondent merely stated that the appellant should file a fresh RTI application with the public authority concerned - CIC: The PIO ought to have transferred the RTI Application; PIO counselled to be more careful...more>>
July 10, 2018
How can BCCI (a Pvt. Association) represent India in the International cricket tournament? Is the Cricket team selected by BCCI “a Team India” or “Team BCCI”? - CIC directs the BCCI to explain why should not be declared as a public authority under RTI...more>>



Articles

Union Ministry of Defence directed to disclose Joint Operational Doctrines under the RTI Act
October 4, 2018
Fundamental principles by which the military forces guide their actions in support of objectives   more>>
There are a host of issues for law students to do research in respect of the RTI Act, 2005
August 8, 2018
Applications from law students for doing an online internship   more>>
Proposal to amend the RTI Act to vary the salaries payable to the Information Commissioners
July 31, 2018
Arguments against amending the service conditions of the Information Commissioners   more>>

Comments

With rising NPAs, the banking sector in India is going through a ‘crisis phase’
April 19, 2018
Should CIC launch a third party audit of Banks?   more>>
The decision by the CIC is beyond jurisdiction and scope of RTI Act
April 6, 2018
This decision must be challenged before an appropriate court to set it aside   more>>
There is no knowledge of The Right to Hearing Act, 2012
April 3, 2018
A workshop on the subject can be helpful to streamline the issue   more>>