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CIC noted with concern that the process of online filing of RTI requests is proving a detriment inasmuch as the RTI Applications are untraceable after the online filing; The respondents are clueless about any RTI application filed online     Right to Information Act 2005    Department of Estates regularised the retention of the allotted accommodation to an IRS officer & recovered the charges - CIC rejected the prayer for grant of monetary compensation; Work done pro bono publico is not a ground for grant of compensation     Right to Information Act 2005    CIC: DDA is required to clarify its policy on acceptance of Wills, means to ascertain their genuineness & the fact that they were last testament of the deceased; An adversely affected party has reason to know the rationale behind the decision u/s 4(1)(d)     Right to Information Act 2005    Appellant claimed illegal removal from employment in the Maharaja Agarsain Public School - PIO made all possible efforts to procure the necessary information from the School & the actual grievance of the appellant was redressed - Penal proceedings dropped     Right to Information Act 2005    Circular dated 10.08.1950 issued by Dr. Rajendra Prasad regarding categories of scheduled castes containing representations submitted before Constituent Assembly - CIC: Information should have been disclosed voluntarily u/s 4(1)(b); Provide the soft copy     Right to Information Act 2005    PIO: Appellant has not mentioned about his relationship with Ms. Prerna Kumari or the purpose for which he is seeking information about the account of Sukanya Samridhi Yojana - CIC found the reason for delay as reasonable & dropped the penalty proceedings     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    Union Ministry of Defence directed to disclose Joint Operational Doctrines under the RTI Act     Right to Information Act 2005    There are a host of issues for law students to do research in respect of the RTI Act, 2005     Right to Information Act 2005    Proposal to amend the RTI Act to vary the salaries payable to the Information Commissioners     Right to Information Act 2005   

Case Laws

August 13, 2018
Number of persons employed by Air India under ‘Sports Quota’ and its cost implications were sought - CIC issued a warning to Secretary, Air India Sports Promotion Board, to ensure that reply to an RTI application is provided within 30 days of receipt ...more>>
August 10, 2018
Information regarding whether Joint Commissioner of Income Tax Dept could become a Managing Trustee of a registered trust, whether any prior permission taken from government etc was denied u/s 8(1)(j) of the RTI Act - CIC: No public interest established...more>>



August 8, 2018
Information regarding Income Tax arrears pending towards BCCI together with related file pertaining to its recovery was sought - CIC: Provide a self contained note on the factual position regarding the demand pending and the recoveries made for the period...more>>
August 6, 2018
Appellant asked for the action taken on his complaint, prescribed time line to complete the investigation & the rule that allows unlimited timeline - CIC: Furnish a copy of the CVC Circular followed; Broad outcome of the investigation should be intimated...more>>



August 3, 2018
Appellant requested the CIC to impose a penalty on the PIO & FAA for furnishing the information after 38 days - CIC: Delay because of ascertaining the bonafide of the RTI applicant as the bank is under obligation to maintain secrecy about its customers ...more>>
August 1, 2018
DGFT: The File contains representations from many third parties which amount to confidential information & disclosure would harm their competitive position - CIC perused the file and directed partial disclosure applying severability under section 10...more>>



Articles

A critique of the Supreme Court judgment regarding the fee to be charged under the RTI Act
March 30, 2018
Why does the Supreme Court judgment on RTI Fee rules need a review?   more>>
Analysis of the Supreme Court Judgment regarding disclosure of Civil Service results by UPSC
February 23, 2018
Supreme Court: Information sought regarding marks in Civil Services Exam cannot be furnished   more>>
Analysis of affidavits of candidates contesting in the Nagaland Assembly Elections
February 22, 2018
Average of assets per candidate contesting the Nagaland Assembly Elections is Rs 3.76 crores   more>>

Comments

Bill should be passed to finalize complaints against the Chartered Accountants within stipulated time
October 5, 2018
The President and PM have asked the CAs to take corrective measures   more>>
The details of the Government employee should be shared under the RTI Act
October 3, 2018
Those employees who are cheating the Government should be punished   more>>
Feedback on the Draft of Data Protection Bill can be submitted till September 30
September 9, 2018
One can submit the feedback online or through post   more>>