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CIC: The present complaint is not admissible; The complainant has no onus in filing this complaint as the RTI application was not filed by him but Col (Retd) Satpal Singh Sandhu - RTI applicant is at liberty to file a fresh complaint in his name     Right to Information Act 2005    PIO stated that it is a policy matter of the organization’s internal administrative domain and cannot be disclosed being sensitive in nature; No provision of the RTI Act quoted - CIC: Copy of the policy regarding postings of soldiers can be given     Right to Information Act 2005    CIC: Appellant has failed to give a sufficient justified cause explaining delay in preferring the second appeal, hence, the appeal is considered as time barred u/s 19(3) of the RTI Act and accordingly, dismissed without going into the merits of the case     Right to Information Act 2005    CIC: PIO can take assistance from the Rajbhasa Adhikari & have the material translated for documents disclosed u/s 4(1)(b) of the RTI Act on the website; In the interest of transparency, wherever possible Hindi version should be made available on website     Right to Information Act 2005    PIO: Schemes are related to Credit Co-operative Societies which do not fall under the regulatory purview of SEBI - CIC: PIO was bound to seek assistance u/s 5(4) from the Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare and provide the information     Right to Information Act 2005    Information regarding the disciplinary action on the basis of which the payment of appellant’s father’s commission had been stopped was denied u/s 8(1)(h) - Respondent: Departmental proceedings have now concluded - CIC: Furnish a revised reply     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    Supreme Court dismissed petition against holding CIAL a public authority under RTI Act     Right to Information Act 2005    Impact of the Digital Personal Data Protection Bill, 2022 on the RTI Act, 2005     Right to Information Act 2005    Rule 12 of RTI (Subordinate Courts & Tribunals) Rules is not inconsistent with Article 19(1)(a) and the provisions of the RTI Act     Right to Information Act 2005   

Case Laws

October 9, 2022
Copy of UGC fact finding committee report duly produced before the Supreme Court was not provided claiming it is not available - CIC: Replies were inadequate, misleading and blithe, that too with inordinate delay; CIC strictly admonished the UGC...more>>
October 6, 2022
The name of CPIO and FAA of Shri Ram Janmbhoomi Teerth Kshetra Trust were denied by MHA claiming that it is an autonomous organisation - CIC: Reply is not in consonance with RTI Act; Re-examine the RTI application and provide a revised point wise response...more>>



October 4, 2022
PIO could not explain denial u/s 8(1)(g) - CIC: Take assistance from the custodian u/s 5(4) and send a suitable reply providing information as much as feasible after applying the provisions of Sec 10 or amplify the applicability of Sec 8(1)(g) of RTI Act...more>>
October 2, 2022
CIC: Provide the documents of Ministry of Defence applicable to its combatant Army officer for private business, trade, private employment & speculate in share trading during service - CIC: Documents applicable to Civilian officer to speculate in shares...more>>



September 28, 2022
Service book copy of appellant’s deceased husband was denied u/s 8(1)(e) - PIO: The brother and mother of the deceased are the nominees as per records - CIC: Information exempt u/s 8(1)(j); PIO cautioned to invoke the correct exemption clause in future...more>>
September 26, 2022
CIC: Even though the CPIO had explained the factual situation, no exemption was claimed which makes the reply incomplete; Simply stating that a matter is subjudice does not mean that the information cannot be disclosed; Consider the RTI application afresh...more>>



Articles

Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) focuses primarily on protecting workers in the workplace
October 1, 2022
Global Symposium on Occupational Safety and Health: Challenges and Solutions   more>>
Providing copy of “Inter-Caste Marriage” certificates tantamounts to providing third party information
July 27, 2022
Madras HC: Details of the spouse of the candidate registered in employment exchange are exempt   more>>
Is a reply to a RTI application admissible in a court of law as evidence?
June 7, 2022
An attested signed copy has been accepted by many courts as a piece of evidence   more>>

Comments

Transparency in filling the vacancies on the boards of public sector banks in India
January 9, 2023
The size of bad loans (NPAs) and the volume of loans written off are very high   more>>
Concern regarding the Digital Personal Data Protection Bill and violation of procedural requirements
December 18, 2022
Bill has the potential to place restrictions on public disclosures mandated by various welfare laws   more>>
If the FAA is not responding to the appeal within the prescribed time
December 16, 2022
The RTI appellant should directly proceed to file the second appeal to the Information Commission   more>>