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Information regarding a certified copy of appellant’s answer script for the B.Ed examination was sought - During the hearing, the CIC was informed that the grievance of the Appellant had since been redressed - CIC: No further intervention is required     Right to Information Act 2005    Appellant sought to know the local address of an employee claiming that the allotment of house was based on wrong declaration - CIC: Appellant’s allegation cannot be ascertained in a fool-proof method; Provide the address in larger public interest     Right to Information Act 2005    Information regarding the presence of the total amount at Bastar Post Office etc. was denied u/s 8(1)(j) - Respondent: The appellant is employed is Inspector of Posts and was charge-sheeted - CIC: Sec 8(1)(j) has been wrongly quoted instead of Sec 8(1)(h)     Right to Information Act 2005    Instead of transferring of application, the respondent merely stated that the appellant should file a fresh RTI application with the public authority concerned - CIC: The PIO ought to have transferred the RTI Application; PIO counselled to be more careful     Right to Information Act 2005    How can BCCI (a Pvt. Association) represent India in the International cricket tournament? Is the Cricket team selected by BCCI “a Team India” or “Team BCCI”? - CIC directs the BCCI to explain why should not be declared as a public authority under RTI Act     Right to Information Act 2005    Information relating to test conducted by CPRI for TNEB pertaining to “Type Testing” & “Strip Testing” on meters - CIC: The information pertains to the third party i.e. TNEB which is available to the CPRI in its fiduciary capacity; Exempt from disclosure     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    Disclosure of the documents provided for defending a case of sexual harassment     Right to Information Act 2005    Internet Banking OTP should be part of Mandatory SMS and should not be chargeable     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   

Case Laws

March 26, 2018
Respondent: Due to oversight, a copy of the account opening form could not be provided to the appellant in compliance with the order of FAA - CIC: obtain a copy of the account opening form from the Liability Central Processing Centre and furnish it...more>>
March 23, 2018
Complainant stated that he did not visit the MES office because some staff members threatened him of dire consequences for pursuing his RTI Application - CIC: CPIO is hereby warned to be extremely careful in future while with matters under RTI Act...more>>



March 21, 2018
Certified photocopy of the attendance register pertaining to the Librarian was denied by National Aluminium Company Ltd - CIC: Attendance record of a public servant conveys information regarding her availability for duty and relates to public activity...more>>
March 19, 2018
There was palpable ignorance & lethargy exhibited by the public authority officials in creating greater awareness in respect of the matters like the present RTI application - CIC: Upload FAQs regarding the duties, responsibilities & the functions of NAAC ...more>>



March 17, 2018
Appellant: When an Enquiry Officer had accepted in his report that he was clear and had no allegations, how he was found guilty and punished? CIC: For redressal of his grievance, the Appellant is advised to approach an appropriate forum...more>>
March 15, 2018
Copy of complaint, enquiry report & action taken against Mr. S. Gopalakrishnan, S. Talluri, P. Siva Prasad, C. Ravindernath, V. Srinivasan & V.S. Prabhakara Gupta, for professional misconduct in the Satyam case was denied by ICAI - Denial upheld by CIC...more>>



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September 15, 2016
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August 18, 2016
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Comments

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>>
A 6% dip in the number of RTI applications received by the Central Government
March 30, 2018
An analysis of the trends in field of RTI based on the Annual report of CIC   more>>