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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 16, 2017
Information about training programme attended loco pilots of various grades etc. was denied stating that information is voluminous & exempt u/s 8(1)(j) - CIC: Sec 7(9) of the RTI Act is not an exemption clause & cannot be quoted for denying information...more>>
August 14, 2017
Around 450 RTI applications and 400 appeals relating to Central University Jharkhand were filed seeking information on alleged corruption - Appellant requested the CIC to allow him to withdraw all his appeals which was accepted by CIC...more>>



August 11, 2017
CIC: PIO is legally obliged to collect the information from the concerned department, instead of merely forwarding it to the concerned officer - CIC: The deemed PIO to show cause the reason for not appearing before the CIC despite intimation by the PIO...more>>
August 9, 2017
Copy of a lease deed from M/s Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited and information regarding NOC to run a petrol pump and related issues was sought - CIC: Appellant has passed away and an appeal is abated on the passing away of the Appellant...more>>



August 7, 2017
39 appeals of the appellant were heard together - CIC: As the appellant has withdrawing her appeals & also the Central University Jharkhand had taken proactive steps to provide her the information sought, the Commission sees no reason to intervene ...more>>
August 4, 2017
UGC was asked whether B.Ed. (in service modular) course conducted by Lucknow University was equivalent to regular B.Ed. course - CIC: PIO, NCTE to obtain clear information as to who grants equivalence to degrees & whether the course is equivalent to B.Ed....more>>