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Appellant: Document on the basis of which the Competition Commission arrived at a conclusion was not provided - PIO: Inspection of records was offered - CIC: Appellant is at liberty to avail inspection of records as earlier offered on a convenient date     Right to Information Act 2005    Information about Grievance Petition submitted to PMO and steps taken by DARPG to address the issue as per CPGRAMS norms - PIO: Grievance has been closed by AICTE; Name, designation of concerned person is available on portal - CIC: No further intervention     Right to Information Act 2005    Appellant: Copy of passport renewal application of my wife is not exempt u/s 8 (1) (j) as marriage is presently valid; Apprehension that false information regarding marital status has been indicated - CIC: Personal information of a third party is exempt     Right to Information Act 2005    Information about a dormant Bank account - CIC: The second appeal filed by the appellant was time-barred & in absence of any application for condonation of delay in filing the second appeal, after a lapse of almost two years, the same is not maintainable     Right to Information Act 2005    Copies of orders regarding establishment and jurisdiction of all special courts/ CBI courts at Jaipur for trial of PC Act cases were not available with them - CIC: RTI application was not replied in a comprehensive manner; Provide a revised reply     Right to Information Act 2005    PIO: (Extra) Rs. 10/- has been sent back to the applicant as there is no provision to accept additional fee in advance - CIC: Although the information provided by the PIO is appropriate, the delay caused in providing the same is viewed adversely     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    Are the state-funded ‘public trust institutions’ obligated to provide ‘information’ under the RTI Act?     Right to Information Act 2005    Takeaways from the Supreme Court verdict on the Electoral Bond Scheme     Right to Information Act 2005    We will know, we will live - RTI     Right to Information Act 2005   
2nd edition of "PIOs Guide on RTI" published - Based on study of over one lakh orders of CIC and judgments of Courts - Book carries subject wise case laws, latest legal updates, Practical tips for PIOs and FAAs - Needs of all stakeholders covered

Case Laws

February 7, 2024
Appellant: Information sought to ensure that the employment of the causal workers remains intact - CIC: Argument lacks any tenacity; Right to privacy of the third parties outweighs the interest of the Appellant in seeking disclosure of their information...more>>
February 5, 2024
Transfer of RTI application back and forth amongst various offices - CIC: Such casual conduct cause unwarranted obstruction to the Complainant's right to information; SCN issued for penalty - CIC: No malafides or deliberate omission on the part of CPIO...more>>



February 2, 2024
In a Complaint filed u/s 18 of the RTI Act, CIC is only required to ascertain if the information has been denied with a malafide intent or due to an unreasonable cause; Section 18 and 19 serve two different purposes; One cannot be a substitute for other...more>>
January 31, 2024
Details of the official duty travel to outside of Delhi by Flight of 4 police officers like destination, Travel Date, amount spent etc. was sought - CIC: Reply is inadequate; Respondent to furnish a revised reply addressing the queries raised by Appellant...more>>



January 29, 2024
Kerala Cadre Forest Service Officer sought grounds for curtailment of deputation tenure - Appellant: If the information sought was given timely, he could have raised his grievance before an appropriate authority - CIC: SCN for penalty to PIO and FAA...more>>
January 26, 2024
Manner of utilisation of foreign contribution by Centre for Urban and Regional Excellence as per FCRA - Complaint against non-compliance of CIC directions - CIC: Reply sent by the Respondent is inadequate; A clear and accurate response should be furnished...more>>



Articles

Is a reply to a RTI application admissible in a court of law as evidence?
June 7, 2022
An attested signed copy has been accepted by many courts as a piece of evidence   more>>
Analysis of the Central Information Commission’s (CIC) Annual Report for the year 2020-21
March 7, 2022
Trends with regard to rejection of RTIs in the Central Public Authorities   more>>
Fate of the complaint filed before the erstwhile Jammu and Kashmir Human Rights Commission
February 15, 2022
Pending human rights cases should be disposed of as per law by the Competent Authority   more>>

Comments

I have filed RTI application to get the bio-metric attendance for two months
June 1, 2024
Bio-metric attendance is a matter between employer and employee governed by service rules   more>>
My brother committed suicide under mysterious circumstances in 2012
May 2, 2024
I filed RTI application with Chandigarh Police which refused to give information under RTI   more>>
My wife has filed a police complaint against me and my family
April 3, 2024
Under which section and clause we can fight with police to get the copy of complaint?   more>>