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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 17, 2017
CIC directed the CBEC that all information relating to the registration of Service Associations, Federations/their Service Rules etc. should be placed in the public domain to facilitate dissemination of information in compliance with Sec 4 of the RTI Act...more>>
October 16, 2017
CIC: Since the information sought by the appellant pertain to DRO Panchkula (who is a State official) to whom his RTI application had been duly transferred by the PIO u/s 6(3), the appellant may pursue the same before the appropriate State authority ...more>>



October 15, 2017
Appellant sought status of his complaint filed with the Delhi Bar Council regarding negligence, cheating & unfair practice of an advocate - CIC: There is a delay of more than 1 year in giving reply; Respondent advised to be cautious in future...more>>
October 13, 2017
Appellant: Her first appeal was disposed of by the FAA without providing her an opportunity of being heard - CIC counseled the FAA of the CIC to provide the appellants, as far as possible, an opportunity of hearing before deciding the appeals...more>>



October 11, 2017
CIC: When a regional office of Bhagalpur is inaugurated but it does not function in & from Bhagalpur, it reflects a pathetic state of affairs in the public authority - CIC: Provide certified copies of entire file about inauguration, pendency, delay, etc....more>>
October 9, 2017
CIC: It is hoped that the DG, RPF will take proper remedial measure to ensure that the officers dealing with RTI matters are properly trained in the handling of RTI cases - CIC: Warning issued to then PIO with copy to the Secretary, MWR for information...more>>



Articles

Should “corruption” be factored into studies on the ‘ease of doing business’?
December 10, 2017
Action taken by the anti-graft agencies to prosecute the corrupt would give a better indication   more>>
Indian Bank Association is a public authority under the RTI Act, 2005
December 2, 2017
Majority of Managing Committee members of IBA are MDs of PSBs   more>>
Is Electoral Bond a retrograde step for transparency in political funding?
November 27, 2017
Despite CIC order, the six national level political parties are yet to reply to RTI Applications   more>>

Comments

Who will inquire into the unaudited account of the cooperative housing society?
June 13, 2017
This decision will give rise to enormous misappropriation of the cooperative society’s fund   more>>
Indians have a good opportunity under the RTI Act
June 9, 2017
I salute the RTI Act, 2005   more>>
The judgement series of RTI Foundation of India is quite educative and informative
June 5, 2017
Up to date judgments and discussions on contemporary RTI issues is useful   more>>