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Appellant: When an Enquiry Officer had accepted in his report that he was clear and had no allegations, how he was found guilty and punished? CIC: For redressal of his grievance, the Appellant is advised to approach an appropriate forum     Right to Information Act 2005    Appellant sought information regarding the action taken on his complaint – CIC: Complete & correct information has not been provided - CIC took a serious note of this lapse & counselled the PIO to be more careful in future so that such lapses do not recur     Right to Information Act 2005    Copy of the receipt given to the department of C. Excise from whose possession his case file was taken, the file duly authenticated by the agency who took its possession, the action taken on the said file. etc was sought - CIC: No intervention is required     Right to Information Act 2005    Complainant: He does not wish to press the matter as he only wanted to make the bench aware of the inaction of JS (Law), the then PIO - JS (Law): The state of pendency of RTI Applications was very alarming - CIC warned the PIO & closed the case     Right to Information Act 2005    Action taken on appellant’s complaint - CIC instructed to furnish a copy of the CVC Circular followed by the respondent in all such matters; The broad outcome of the investigation should be intimated to him as and the inquiry gets completed     Right to Information Act 2005    Information regarding the action taken on the application filed by the applicant - CIC: The information held on record had been shared with the Appellant; For redressal of his grievance, the Appellant is advised to approach an appropriate forum     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    Does the Government have any mechanism to monitor compliance of its own directive?     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   

Case Laws

November 24, 2017
Detailed list of sundry creditors to each Private/Government Owned Hospital by the Ministry of Health & family welfare etc. was sought - CIC: CGHS shall make proactive disclosure regarding its institutional creditors & amounts due towards each of them...more>>
November 22, 2017
CIC: The then PIO is issued an advisory that full & final reply to an RTI application should be provided within the stipulated time period under the RTI Act; Reply to each of the points raised in the concerned RTI application should be comprehensive...more>>



November 20, 2017
PIO: The information being more than 20 years old was not traceable - PIO: The JCIT, Allahabad had prepared an inquiry report; nothing adverse was noticed after inquiry & no responsibility was fixed - CIC: Provide a copy of the inquiry report to Appellant...more>>
November 18, 2017
CIC: The certified copy of a circular issued in 2008 could not be provided after more than one and half years - CIC: The mere administrative transfer of RTI application to the corporate office of the IRCTC was not the correct procedure; PIO warned...more>>



November 16, 2017
CIC cautioned the appellant to desist from abuse of RTI Act and stop harassing the public authority & the Commission - CIC: The abusive & repetitive RTI applications could be rejected in the public interest & to secure the interests of genuine RTI seekers...more>>
November 13, 2017
Applicant: Is Provident Fund at IIFM, Bhopal was governed by PF Act, 1925? - CIC: Appellant is not allowed to deviate from the subject matter of the RTI application at appellate stage; For additional information, a fresh RTI application may be filed...more>>



Articles

PM: People have a right to know where the funds of the political parties are coming from
January 10, 2017
All the six national political parties are non-compliant with the RTI Act   more>>
A total of 54,139 corruption cases were registered between 2001-2015 in India
December 19, 2016
According to UN estimate, US$ 1 trillion is paid in bribes every year   more>>
Can the Chief Information Commissioner transfer an Information Commissioners to another place?
October 16, 2016
Powers of the Chief Information Commissioner under Section 15(4) of the RTI Act, 2005 ?   more>>

Comments

Dissenting view about disclosure of the service book under the RTI Act
November 1, 2017
Service record is a public document and should be open to everyone   more>>
BBMP is spending the public funds on unnecessary activities at the lake
October 22, 2017
A citizen's group has been working for a lake rejuvenation for past 3 years   more>>
RTI Foundation of India is doing very good job to update the public
October 15, 2017
Copy of important decision of CIC / Court of law given in favour of the information seekers   more>>