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Appellant: Age limit for the Position of Chairman & Secretary managing the Self - financing Colleges was sought - CIC: A day before hearing, respondent sent additional information sought to the appellant and the appellant was satisfied; No intervention     Right to Information Act 2005    Certified copies of documents regarding appellant’s early retirement under Rule 56 (j) - Appellant claimed that she was given early retirement without any reason - CIC directed the PIO to provide an opportunity to the Appellant to inspect records     Right to Information Act 2005    Copy of account opening form of a deceased was denied u/s 8 (1) (j) - PIO: Appellant has not produced any relevant documents such as death certificate, legal heir proof, etc. along with her RTI application - CIC: Appellant advised to furnish the documents     Right to Information Act 2005    Policy regarding import of drones - PIO denied the information claiming applicant is seeking clarification and not seeking information as defined u/s 2(f) - FAA: It is personal information of third party exempt u/s 8(1)(j) - CIC: No deliberate denial     Right to Information Act 2005    Information about Transfer orders on Metnet portal - CIC: For some delay in providing the information the respondent tendered unconditional apology; RTI application was inadvertently not replied within the stipulated time and no mala fide was established     Right to Information Act 2005    Appellant indicated 4 PIOs of different zones to whom the queries pertained; Despite knowing, he filed single RTI application expecting the PIO to collect the information from the zones - CIC: Appellant advised to exercise his right in a judicious manner     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   
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Case Laws

February 14, 2024
Information regarding Dependent Identity Card issued by Indian Army - Respondent: It is issued by the CO; Issued to avail travelling, medical facility as well as CSD canteen facility besides being proof of identity - CIC: No further action required...more>>
February 12, 2024
CIC: RTI queries are worded in a manner that conveys sheer anguish being harbored by the Appellant; Under the garb of seeking for information, he appears to be channelizing his grievance by raising speculative and interrogative queries; Provide status...more>>



February 9, 2024
Action taken on letter seeking correction in the DOB of appellant’s wife in the PBs - CIC: Office of Defence Estates, Jorhat is directed to obtain the information from the PCDA Allahabad and latest status of action taken on the appellant’s representation...more>>
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>>



Articles

Are the state-funded ‘public trust institutions’ obligated to provide ‘information’ under the RTI Act?
March 17, 2024
No obligation to supply the information if the Public Trust is not a Public Authority u/s 2(h) says Bombay HC   more>>
Takeaways from the Supreme Court verdict on the Electoral Bond Scheme
February 25, 2024
The Supreme Court judgment would set new paradigms for the funding of the political parties   more>>
We will know, we will live - RTI
December 31, 2023
A broad look at the RTI Act, 2005 since its inception including the different issues plaguing it   more>>

Comments

The information of total four points sought under the RTI Act has not been supplied
February 12, 2023
The case is pending and information is not in the public domain for the last over 10 years   more>>
I lodged many grievances regarding pension fixation but my department rejected it
February 4, 2023
On 6th CPC, my scale was upgraded, but my department has denied it very illogically   more>>
Transparency in filling the vacancies on the boards of public sector banks in India
January 9, 2023
The size of bad loans (NPAs) and the volume of loans written off are very high   more>>