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Detail of municipal laws enacted on the basis of international treaties & conventions ratified by GoI were sought - PIO: Such details are not held exclusively by any public authority and the statutory enactments are in public domain - CIC: Order upheld     Right to Information Act 2005    CIC: The RTI application was transferred after 16 days delay excluding the five days mandate as specified under the Act - CIC: The information was provided by PIO after 67 days from the date of receiving the RTI application; Penalty of Rs. 16,750 imposed     Right to Information Act 2005    CIC: Even if PIO’s claim of APS, Ramgarh not being a public authority is conceded with, fact remains that the RTI Application is being responded by a public authority and not by APS, Ramgarh; Explaination for non-appearance during the hearing called     Right to Information Act 2005    Information on appointment letter, promotion orders, seniority list, service book of a Postal Assistant along with his educational certificates were denied under the pretext of personal information - CIC: Provide the certified copies as sought     Right to Information Act 2005    Appellant required information about the scientific staff recruited by CSIR during the past 12 years; He complained that FAA had refused to give personal hearing - CIC: Facilitate inspection of documents about recruitment; Provide 100 pages free of cost     Right to Information Act 2005    CIC: The Public Authority to inform the appellant whether any gratuity, PF, pension, death compensation amount is due to be paid to her for her husband’s death - CIC: If yes, calculate & inform the amount, within 21 days from the date of the order     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    A critique of the Supreme Court judgment regarding the fee to be charged under the RTI Act     Right to Information Act 2005    Analysis of the Supreme Court Judgment regarding disclosure of Civil Service results by UPSC     Right to Information Act 2005    Analysis of affidavits of candidates contesting in the Nagaland Assembly Elections     Right to Information Act 2005   

Case Laws

March 10, 2018
The CPIO had not complied with the directions of the FAA’s order - CIC directed to issue a Show Cause Notice to the CPIO, State Bank of India for explaining as to why action under Section 20(1) of the RTI Act should not be initiated against him...more>>
March 8, 2018
CIC: Copy of order of the SBI to publish the advertisement in ‘Bureau Times-An International Magazine’ & the amount paid for advertisement cannot be construed as information that relates to commercial confidence & personal information of a third party ...more>>



March 6, 2018
CIC: CBSE to instruct the schools affiliated to the Board to periodically suo-motu disclose information regarding the student intake & other such related information details on their website as per the spirit of the RTI Act & the larger public interest...more>>
March 4, 2018
Details of appointment of an individual and his property details were sought - CIC: The Appellant was not present to contest the submissions of the Respondent or to establish the larger public interest in disclosure; No intervention required in the matter...more>>



March 1, 2018
PIO: The attendance register & salary slip of the employees of contractor are maintained by the contractor who is the custodian of these documents; Contractor has been blacklisted for failure to produce the documents - CIC: Look at agreement & change it...more>>
February 28, 2018
Appellant: Certified copies of documents related to action taken by Principal Accounts office regarding in situ promotions - CIC expressed serious displeasure over the conduct of then PIO & warned him to be careful in future while dealing with RTI matters...more>>



Articles

Official data regarding the complaints of human rights violations between 2012-2016
July 15, 2017
RTI can be a tool for greater transparency and accountability   more>>
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>>

Comments

Which governing body has the authority to regulate the courier services?
May 21, 2018
The statement made by the PIO is more of a way to circumvent the main question   more>>
Can the Information Commission review its own order?
May 16, 2018
The order has been reviewed withdrawing the compensation granted to the appellant   more>>
The Contract Labour Act empowers to call for any information in relation to contract labour
May 8, 2018
Any person called upon to furnish for information shall be legally bound to do so u/s 83   more>>