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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

October 25, 2017
Appellant sought a copy of attestation form submitted by Shri Sanjay, at the time of his appointment as security officer alleging illegality in appointment - CIC: Information is exempt from disclosure u/s 8(1)(j) of the RTI Act, 2005...more>>
October 23, 2017
Information about the marks scored by the appellant in the written examination and interview etc. at RailTel was sought - CIC: Submit a report on the Joint Inspection signed by the respondent CPIO, duly countersigned by the appellant ...more>>



October 22, 2017
CIC: IBPS is not a public authority u/s 2(h) - CIC: It is clear that the IBPS had conducted the examination on behalf of the Allahabad Bank, therefore, Allahabad Bank is also the custodian of records - CIC: Provide the information regarding the exams...more>>
October 21, 2017
Appellant: Why litigants are forced to take oath in the name of ‘God’ while deposing in court? - Respondent: Information is in the form of a query which does not come within the definition of ‘information’ u/s 2(f) - CIC: No further intervention...more>>



October 19, 2017
Complainant: He has neither received the correct voter card nor any response to his RTI application from the ECI - CIC: The Election Commission is advised to look into the grievance of complainant with respect to issuance of his voter card at the earliest...more>>
October 18, 2017
During the hearing the, APO failed to indicate the name of the concerned PIO who was responsible for not providing reply to the RTI application - CIC gave last opportunity to the Sr DMM & the Sr DPO Moradabad Division to send in their written explanations...more>>



Articles

What are "human rights violations" under the RTI Act, 2005?
June 22, 2017
The attack on CRPF raises multiple questions and hopefully the Delhi High Court would address them all   more>>
Has the Indian judiciary been lax in its implementation of the RTI Act, 2005?
June 1, 2017
A Project report analyses the RTI compliance across High Courts of India   more>>
CIC upholds GoI's decision to keep Naga Accord confidential in public interest
May 30, 2017
One of the rare instances where competing public interests were weighed by the CIC   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>>