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CIC observed that despite imposition of penalty on the CPIO, she appeared clueless in respect of the nuances of the RTI Act and again appeared without proper explanation for non compliance of the order; A copy of the order was marked to Secretary UGC     Right to Information Act 2005    Information regarding the elections held at Satara Branch of WIRC of ICAI - CIC: Copies of the explanations demanded by Secretary from the returning officer along with copies of the clarifications given by the RO have not been provided, PIO cautioned     Right to Information Act 2005    Information in respect of Cambridge International School, Birad was sought - CIC expressed extreme displeasure over the conduct of the PIO in providing an improper & incomplete reply; PIO warned to be careful in future; Ensure proper implementation of Act     Right to Information Act 2005    Clarifications regarding the validation of appellant’s M.Com degree done from the Maduraikamaraj University was sought - CIC: PIO had no justification to explain the inordinate delay in providing a reply to the appellant; Strict warning issued to the PIO     Right to Information Act 2005    Information regarding the successful candidates in a DDA Residential Scheme & the reasons for not allotting the plots to successful candidates, etc - CIC: DDA to enquire into the matter through an officer of appropriate seniority & furnish the information     Right to Information Act 2005    Details of criminal case registered by CBI was denied u/s 24 - CIC warned the CPIO to ensure that each RTI Application is assessed carefully for the applicability of Section 24 and to steer clear from using cyclostyled replies; PIO should mention his name     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    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    Is the recent appointment of Government Officials as Information Commissioners null and void?     Right to Information Act 2005   
FAQ

What is Public Interest?

The term ‘public interest’ has not been defined in the RTI Act. It is generally described as ‘general well-being’ or “something which is of serious concern and benefit to the public”. Black’s Law Dictionary, 6th Edn. defines ‘Public Interest’ as ‘Something in which the public, the community at large, has some pecuniary interest, or some interest by which their legal rights or liabilities are affected. It does not mean anything so narrow as mere curiosity, or as the interests of the particular localities, which may be affected by the matters in question. Interest shared by citizens generally in affairs of local, State or national Government.’

The public interest is a wide concept covering public order, public health, public security, morals, economic welfare of the community, and the objects mentioned in Part IV of the Constitution - Directive Principles of State Policy.