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Respondent: There was ambiguity between the information sought for by the appellant & the information available in the records - CIC: The respondent has provided the requisite information; Public authority is not under an obligation to create information     Right to Information Act 2005    Is MEA is aware that Dr. Ambedkar in his work “The Riddles in Hinduism” had attacked Indian Gods? CIC: Since no information was to be provided to the complainant, it cannot be said that information was withheld; No action for imposition of penalty on PIO     Right to Information Act 2005    After a lapse of more than 2 years, the applicant was asked to apply in CA-I form to obtain the requisite information - CIC: There is an apparent violation of the RTI Act and the same cannot be condoned; Show cause notice issued to PIO for penalty     Right to Information Act 2005    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    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 22, 2019
Information regarding the KVS teaching-staff who have been removed from service under Article 81 (D) of the Education Code - PIO: Information would have to be obtained from 25 different Regional Offices - CIC: Application of section 7(9) upheld...more>>
October 20, 2019
Information with regard to selection of students for Stage 2 examination of National Talent Search Examination (NTSE) - CIC: The appellant was not present to specify the deficiencies in the reply; No further action is called for under these circumstances...more>>



October 16, 2019
Appellant: Certified copy of the complaint and copies of the proceedings were denied by NHRC u/s 8(1)(j) - CIC: Information relates to personal information of a third party, the disclosure of which has no relationship to any public interest; Denial upheld...more>>
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>>



Articles

CIC holds that the Special Investigation Team is a public authority under RTI
October 11, 2017
SIT was constituted by the Government to investigate all matters relating to 'black money'   more>>
Proviso to Section 24 of RTI Act applies to all cases of corruption or human rights violation
September 13, 2017
Whether the information pertains to the exempt intelligence & security organization or not is irrelevant   more>>
Code of Conduct for Judicial Employees and Judges
August 7, 2017
The United States Courts have framed the some rules for their employees   more>>

Comments

The main motive of RTI act is being defeated under garb of section 2(f)
July 29, 2019
Questions like “whether”, “how”, etc. should have been replied   more>>
Proposed RTI amendments would weaken the institution of the Information Commissions
July 21, 2019
The RTI Act is used every year by nearly 6 million citizens of the country   more>>
My RTI application for information to an office in Odisha has been returned
July 12, 2019
The state RTI rules are inconsistent with the RTI Act, 2005   more>>