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Merely because one of the several points of the RTI application qualify for exemption u/s 8 of the Act, PIO cannot deny information on the remaining points on the conjecture that the said exemption shall extend to the all the major points of application     Right to Information Act 2005    Name and designation of the official accountable for deemed refusal u/s 7(2) - CIC: PIO has already confirmed that he was the custodian of the RTI application; Expecting the PIO to point out the name of the accountable official would entail interpretation     Right to Information Act 2005    CIC took a serious note of the fact that the PIO is seeking exemption under a wrong section of the RTI Act - CIC directed the Department of Post to arrange awareness conferences & seminars to sensitize and educate the concerned officials about RTI Act     Right to Information Act 2005    Complete information on rules about re-appointment of retired employees of Canara Bank after their retirement mentioning, norms for monetary & other benefits, facilities etc. available for post-retirement assignments - CIC: Complaint disposed as withdrawn     Right to Information Act 2005    Policy regarding disclosure complainant’s identity - CIC: RTI Application has been handled without any application of mind; Instead of transferring the Application to various PIOs on numerous occasions, the Nodal PIO could have provided consolidated reply     Right to Information Act 2005    Information as to whether the licence holders were having in-house testing facilities as per certain clauses of IS 15351:2015 was denied by BIS u/s 8(1)(d) of the RTI Act - CIC: The disclosure of only the number of licensees would not be exempt     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    HC: Penalty proceedings u/s 20 for non compliance of the order passed by the SIC     Right to Information Act 2005    Madras HC directs TN Public Service Commission to disclose the details of caste, including sub-caste     Right to Information Act 2005    A 2 million question! How can you seek answers for your problems using RTI Act?     Right to Information Act 2005   

Case Laws

July 14, 2020
PIO: Sharing of location is not allowed to anyone, including the owner - CIC: As the appellant is seeking information regarding the details & location of his own mobile, the same cannot be said to be a third party information; No exemption claimed by PIO...more>>
July 12, 2020
Copy of the agreement entered into by BSNL with the Contractor in relation to the engaging vehicles and related information was denied - Appellant alleged irregularities and submitted that no agreement is secret - CIC upheld the denial of information ...more>>



July 10, 2020
Information pertaining to service details of her husband were denied u/s 8(1)(j) of the RTI Act - Appellant claimed that she continues to be the wife of the individual regarding whom information has been sought - CIC: Process as per Section 11 of RTI Act...more>>
July 8, 2020
Details of the employees in terms of their monthly salary and all its components; parents’ names; date of birth, educational and qualification details etc. were denied u/s 8(1)(j) - CIC: Monthly emoluments ought to be suo motu disclosed u/s 4(1)(b)(x)...more>>



July 6, 2020
CIC: PIO provided a grossly inappropriate reply stating that the information sought is not clear, even as the RTI Application was extremely specific; PIO warned against such sheer negligence & causing unwarranted obstruction to right to info of citizens...more>>
July 4, 2020
Steps taken to implement Supreme Court directions issued regarding the implementation of NOTA option during elections - Deciding appeals is a quasi judicial function under RTI - Matter remanded matter back to the FAA to decide the First Appeal ...more>>