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PIO: The record regarding current status of a specific case is non-traceable - CIC: Non traceability of record is not a ground to deny information; It is shocking particularly since the file in question is not old; It would frustrate the very purpose     Right to Information Act 2005    PIO was unable to explain the reasons for the delay in providing information - CIC issued a strict warning to the AD (Rectt) for not providing any reply to the appellant within the timeline prescribed under the Act & directed to provide the reply     Right to Information Act 2005    Information related to certain plots was sought - CIC: Provide the relevant extract/copy of the Land Register/Inventory in which the details of the 11 Plots vested in BCCL are recorded as well as the details pertaining to the acquisition of one Plot     Right to Information Act 2005    CIC: The applicant seeks information which is scattered & has to be collated from various custodians of record: Such an exercise cannot be undertaken without causing disproportionate diversion of the resources of the public authority; Inspection allowed     Right to Information Act 2005    CIC: The FAA ought to have ensured compliance of his orders - CIC: The information has been furnished with avoidable delay - CIC: As the then PIO had superannuated, the Commission took a lenient view and disposed the appeal     Right to Information Act 2005    CIC: The FAA did not dispose of the first appeal filed by the appellant - CIC: Being a quasi judicial body, the FAA should have given an opportunity of hearing the appellant & then passed a speaking order; The FAA has failed to exercise his powers     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    When shall the Whistleblowers Protection Act be implemented?     Right to Information Act 2005    How much respect should the order of the Supreme Court command?     Right to Information Act 2005    Can a Court disallow what an officer can permit under the RTI Act?     Right to Information Act 2005   

Case Laws

February 5, 2019
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....more>>
February 1, 2019
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...more>>



January 30, 2019
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...more>>
January 25, 2019
Information pertaining to attendance, leave record, date of appointment in respect of an employee of THDC was denied - CIC: Information pertaining to the leave applications of an employee is personal in nature & has no relationship to any public interest...more>>



January 19, 2019
Information pertaining to the credit facilities sanctioned to M/s Apex Encon Projects Pvt. Ltd. & E-Auction was denied u/s 8(1)(j) - CIC: It pertains to the personal information of a third party; disclosure has no relationship to any public interest...more>>
January 17, 2019
Information in the context of a fax message of Naval Selection Board for transfer of a Scientist ‘B’ & action taken on it was denied u/s 8(1)(j) of the RTI Act - The CIC did not find any aspect of public interest in the arguments of the Appellant ...more>>



Articles

When shall the Whistleblowers Protection Act be implemented?
June 18, 2019
The murders of whistleblowers can be prevented only by hiding their identity   more>>
How much respect should the order of the Supreme Court command?
April 27, 2019
Supreme Court judgment directing the RBI to disclose the details of defaulters is yet to be enforced   more>>
Can a Court disallow what an officer can permit under the RTI Act?
April 12, 2019
The recent Supreme Court review judgment on Rafale planes has a discussion regarding RTI Act   more>>

Comments

I am strongly in favour of bringing all sports National/state Federations under RTI
June 28, 2018
Need for even treatment and disposal of operations to regulate the conduct of office bearers   more>>
How can it be established that the educational certificates are false?
June 25, 2018
If educational and professional qualifications are provided, why not educational certificates?   more>>
When the applicant is applying for someone else who is not a BPL holder
June 22, 2018
The rules regarding providing information free of cost need to be changed   more>>