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The Appellant sought information pertaining to the actions taken in the last one year on his representation from the National Commission for Scheduled Castes – CIC: PIO to reply why penal action should not be initiated against him u/s 20 of the RTI Act     Right to Information Act 2005    Monad (private) University was unable to provide the information due to destruction of records in a fire incident which is substantiated by the FIR lodged - CIC: PIO shall make an effort to trace the records & provide any additional relevant information     Right to Information Act 2005    Copy of Charge Memo and other documents connected with a departmental proceedings were denied citing the matter as sub-judice - CIC expressed displeasure over the conduct of PIO in citing Section 8(1)(h) for denying information & warned him to be careful     Right to Information Act 2005    PIO did not attend the hearing though the notice was duly served - The representative seemed poorly prepared and was unable to provide proper replies to the queries - CIC: The casual approach of the PIO was viewed seriously and a last opportunity given     Right to Information Act 2005    Action taken report in respect of a letter seeking the correction of name in CBSE certificate was sought - CIC: Since the grievance of the appellant was redressed, there is no scope for intervention; Information must be supplied within the time limit     Right to Information Act 2005    How many vehicles were provided by the contractor for Krishnanagar SSA every month since award of tender and related information was sought in a case where charge sheet was filed - CIC: PIO to provide the information in relation to some queries     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    Electoral Bonds have become the preferred route for corporates and individuals making large donations     Right to Information Act 2005    Office of the Chief Justice of India is covered under the ambit of the RTI Act     Right to Information Act 2005    Government notifies amendment to RTI Rules in respect of the Information Commissioners     Right to Information Act 2005   

Case Laws

October 15, 2019
Applicant filed 92 RTIs applications and appeals - Regarding the issue of filing multiple RTI applications, the CIC referred to the SC decision CBSE v. Aditya Bandopadhyay and Ors - CIC: Furnish the certified copy of Enquiry Report to the Appellant...more>>
October 11, 2019
Information regarding complaints received in IIPS and MOHFW against Faculties etc. and reply given - CIC: There is complete negligence and laxity in dealing with the RTI applications; Penalty of Rs. 5,000/- each imposed on the past and incumbent PIO...more>>



October 9, 2019
Appellant sought the caste of candidates recruited as Training Pilot claiming that Air India Ltd. did not conduct any caste verification & certain candidates have submitted fake caste certificates - CIC: Disclosure of caste details is exempt u/s 8(1)(j)...more>>
October 6, 2019
Appellant sought information regarding his attendance register, salary slips etc. - Respondent: The Appellant was not their regular employee and his remuneration was paid by the contractor - CIC: Provide the copy of Appellant’s attendance details ...more>>



October 2, 2019
Action taken on a letter addressed to the HRD Minister was sought - CIC: The PIOs are required to provide information as per the availability of record; Provide complete notings in respect of the processing of the complaint and its present status ...more>>
September 30, 2019
Information regarding ‘Vigyan Parishad Prayag’ located within the campus of the University of Allahabad was sought - CIC: The PIO, University of Allahabad, to collate the requisite information from the custodian of information and provide a final reply ...more>>



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Comments

Penalties imposed on PIO and disciplinary action against FAA should be disclosed
July 2, 2019
There is a delay in disposal of second appeals at the level of SIC Tamil Nadu   more>>
The massage spas in Goa must be regularized
June 27, 2019
Banning such activities would only lead to a rise in the illegal trade   more>>
Are humans designed to do corruption?
April 7, 2019
The Central or State government usually dislike RTI   more>>