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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

August 25, 2017
The nodal CPIO (Railway Board) did not undertake any monitoring to check whether the requisite replies from the concerned zonal railways had been provided - CIC: Mere transfer u/s 6(3) of the RTI Act is not sufficient; Warning issued to PIO ...more>>
August 23, 2017
CIC: With respect to the six missing pages in the file, the CIC directs an Enquiry to be conducted to examine the cause behind such untraceable papers; The enquiry report should be submitted before the CIC within three weeks of receipt of this order...more>>



August 22, 2017
CIC: If Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports says that they do not know the schedule or roster of sports of the year in the nation, there is nothing more embarrassing that this - CIC: Post copies of schedules on the official website as required u/s 4(1)(b)...more>>
August 21, 2017
CIC: With respect to the six missing pages in the file, the CIC directs an Enquiry to be conducted to examine the cause behind such untraceable papers; The enquiry report should be submitted before the CIC within three weeks of receipt of this order...more>>



August 19, 2017
CIC admonished the representatives of the PIO over the incorrigible conduct of the said PIO, as has been observed in a number of matters adjudicated upon by the bench in the past - Show case notice issued to Lt. Col Rohit Jalwi for imposing penalty...more>>
August 18, 2017
Information regarding granting of MACP - CIC: The Respondent should post the minutes of the decision taken by the duly constituted committee for grant of MACP, in accordance with the laid down criterion on its website within 15 days...more>>