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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    Information regarding the employees registered for marking the attendance through Bio Metric Attendance, the reason why the remaining employees do not mark attendance through Bio Metric; etc was sought - CIC: Department of Personnel & Training to reply     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

September 16, 2017
CIC directed the PIO (IIM, Ahmedabad) to put the rules on disciplinary action & human resource policy manual on the department’s website u/s 4 of the RTI Act; provide in writing that there was no administrative order to not put these documents on website...more>>
September 15, 2017
Complainant wanted compensation u/s 19(8)(b) of the RTI Act for not providing information u/s 7(1) of the Act - CIC: Compensation can be ordered if second appeal u/s 19 of the Act is submitted; the plea for payment of compensation was summarily rejected...more>>



September 13, 2017
Grievance regarding non-payment of retirement benefits - CIC: The contention of human rights violation could not be sustained keeping in view the nature of information sought in the RTI application wherein the queries were of a different nature...more>>
September 11, 2017
Respondent: The loan taken by M/s Gardenia Aims Developers Pvt. Ltd. became NPA & a settlement proposal is under consideration - CIC: Around 1400 persons have been affected due to non-delivery of flats, Disclosure is in larger public interest...more>>



September 9, 2017
Information regarding documents concerning disposal of appellant’s appeal against the order passed by the Disciplinary Authority was denied u/s 8(1)(e) - CIC: Since the disciplinary proceedings are over, there is no ground to deny the information...more>>
September 8, 2017
CIC: Information pertaining to the disciplinary proceedings should not be disclosed & the reason why such disclosures should not be encouraged is governance - CIC: The proceedings in the disciplinary case have not reached a logical conclusion...more>>