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Appellant: Denial of information u/s 8(1)(h) is rather bizarre as the case pertains to a period dating back 22 years - CIC: PIO mechanically invoked the exemption on the premise that de novo inquiries are pending against the Appellant; Inspection allowed     Right to Information Act 2005    Appellant sought copy of remarks, noting of concerned authorities on her 9 letters, copy of show-cause notice issued to her husband Lt. Col. Arun Gulati and copy of the said officer’s reply - CIC: The denial of information u/s 8(1)(j) is not appropriate     Right to Information Act 2005    Copies of testimonials submitted by the candidates at the time of their appointments was denied under Section 8(1)(e) of the RTI Act - CIC: Mere allegation of corruption cannot imply larger public interest; No further intervention of the CIC is required     Right to Information Act 2005    In the light of the categorical submission made by the MHRD regarding the status of the Lawrence School Lovedale as a Public Authority, the CIC directed to disclose the information regarding the approval of the buildings, number of canteens/ hostels, etc.     Right to Information Act 2005    Instead of transferring the application, the PIO requested the appellant to approach the bank for obtaining the information - CIC counselled the PIO to be more careful in future so that such lapses do not recur; PIO to transfer the application to the bank     Right to Information Act 2005    CIC was appalled to learn about the manner in which the replies were provided & the hearings before it were handled by the Office of the Commissioner CGST, Shillong which indicated that there was complete negligence & laxity in dealing with RTI matters     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    There can be no dispute that the human rights would include life and liberty     Right to Information Act 2005    What are the criteria for selecting the Information Commissioners?     Right to Information Act 2005    Inquiry held and the action taken by the Government following the Mumbai attack     Right to Information Act 2005   

Case Laws

October 24, 2018
Information regarding the affiliation granted by UGC to Madhya Pradesh Bhoj (Open) University, Bhopal to conduct certain Programme & issues related thereto - CIC: Secretary, UGC to re-examine the RTI application & give a clear, cogent and precise reply ...more>>
October 22, 2018
CIC: On being queried regarding the reasons for not providing the Appellant his own ACR reports, it was re-iterated that the said information was not available with them - CIC instructed the Respondent to furnish copies of ACR to the Appellant...more>>



October 20, 2018
Information regarding grant given to Universities by the Central Government - CIC instructed the Secretary, MHRD to depute an officer not below the rank of a JS to examine the RTI application & provide a suitable response - Show cause notice for penalty...more>>
October 18, 2018
A grievance related to promotion and transfer of SAG grade General Duties medical Officer in ESIC - CIC advised the appellant to submit a representation to the Public Authority and directed the PIO to provide action taken report after consultation ...more>>



October 16, 2018
It was noted by the CIC that invalid transfer was done & that too not in the proper format; The then PIO of CVC was warned - CIC: The PIO should note that in future if the same mistake is noticed, more stringent action can be taken against him ...more>>
October 14, 2018
Information pertaining to agenda for relaxation of Rule17 of the DDA (Disposal of Developed Nazul Land) Rules sent to M/o Housing & Urban Affairs for consideration & issue of final notification - CIC directed to facilitate inspection of documents ...more>>



Articles

There can be no dispute that the human rights would include life and liberty
February 3, 2019
Petitioner alleged that he was falsely implicated in Mumbai train blast & copy of IB report   more>>
What are the criteria for selecting the Information Commissioners?
January 21, 2019
Namit Sharma judgment should be strictly enforced for appointing the Information Commissioners   more>>
Inquiry held and the action taken by the Government following the Mumbai attack
November 25, 2018
It has been a decade since the terrorist attack on Mumbai   more>>

Comments

Cabinet Notes and materials related to Bills tabled in Parliament must be placed in public domain
February 11, 2019
Pre-legislative consultative process should be implemented for proposals introduced in Parliament   more>>
The Information Commission should not be reduced as post retirement seat for the bureaucrats
December 23, 2018
Why most of the Information Commissioners are ex-babus ?   more>>
Should religious institutions provide information to the RTI applicants?
December 9, 2018
Hyderabad High Court holds unaided religious institutions not covered under RTI Act   more>>