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Information regarding the assignment of outdoor advertisement rights of various sites under the jurisdiction of DMC & private entities would be protected u/s 8(1)(d) - CIC: Exemption shall cease to apply if the allegations of tax evasion are substantiated     Right to Information Act 2005    PIO: Information regarding supply of ticket of certain denominations in the name of certain individuals was not available - CIC: Provide point-wise information; Show cause notice issued to PIO why maximum penalty should not be imposed against him     Right to Information Act 2005    The PIO submitted that records were not available - CIC: The PIO was directed to submit an affidavit indicating the date of destruction of the said records along with a copy of the order of the competent authority authorising such destruction     Right to Information Act 2005    Information regarding his SB account was sought - PIO: As per the departmental guidelines, the preservation policy of maintaining such forms has been lapsed - CIC directed the respondent authority to provide certified copy of the guidelines     Right to Information Act 2005    No response was given to application seeking information about status of appellant’s PF claim - CIC: This is illegal and blatant denial of information on the lame excuse that the records could not be traced; Penalty of Rs 25,000 imposed on PIO     Right to Information Act 2005    CIC: The assets & liabilities of an employee, which he discloses to his employer in compliance of the Service Rules applicable to him, qualifies as personal information - CIC advised the IT Deptt to consider publishing the IT Act in Telugu Language     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    A critique of the Supreme Court judgment regarding the fee to be charged under the RTI Act     Right to Information Act 2005    Analysis of the Supreme Court Judgment regarding disclosure of Civil Service results by UPSC     Right to Information Act 2005    Analysis of affidavits of candidates contesting in the Nagaland Assembly Elections     Right to Information Act 2005   

Case Laws

January 5, 2018
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...more>>
January 3, 2018
Third Party: Providing the end-user details in Form H could harm their commercial competitive interest; shipping bill details reflect important trade transaction details which could harm their business interest - CIC: Apply severability as per Section 10 ...more>>



January 1, 2018
CIC advised the Respondent to suo-motu disclose such recruitment rules/policy in public domain in compliance with Section 4 of the RTI Act to ensure transparency, credibility, objectivity and accountability in the functioning of the Public Authority ...more>>
December 31, 2017
Minutes of Dispute Resolution Committee meeting were denied u/s 8(1)(h) as the matter was under arbitration - PIO: Information was executed in the recent past - CIC: Provide certified copies of file notings, correspondence & approvals of the management...more>>



December 29, 2017
Details of LTC availed by a public servant since her joining in the Ministry; the names of family members given in the LTC claim etc. were sought - CIC: The number of LTCs availed by Govt officials & number of family members is disclosable under RTI Act...more>>
December 27, 2017
Complainant: There was enormous delay in providing information & penal action should be initiated - CIC: The Complainant was not able to contest the submission of the Respondent or substantiate his claims regarding malafide denial of information ...more>>



Articles

Official data regarding the complaints of human rights violations between 2012-2016
July 15, 2017
RTI can be a tool for greater transparency and accountability   more>>
What are "human rights violations" under the RTI Act, 2005?
June 22, 2017
The attack on CRPF raises multiple questions and hopefully the Delhi High Court would address them all   more>>
Has the Indian judiciary been lax in its implementation of the RTI Act, 2005?
June 1, 2017
A Project report analyses the RTI compliance across High Courts of India   more>>

Comments

With rising NPAs, the banking sector in India is going through a ‘crisis phase’
April 19, 2018
Should CIC launch a third party audit of Banks?   more>>
The decision by the CIC is beyond jurisdiction and scope of RTI Act
April 6, 2018
This decision must be challenged before an appropriate court to set it aside   more>>
There is no knowledge of The Right to Hearing Act, 2012
April 3, 2018
A workshop on the subject can be helpful to streamline the issue   more>>