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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

March 6, 2024
Information regarding preliminary report an Attack Helicopter (IA 2148) crash of Indian Army in an operational area near international border was denied to the former Commanding Officer u/s 8 (1) (e) & (h) - CIC: No public interest involved in disclosure...more>>
March 4, 2024
Dissatisfied with the non-receipt of information, a complaint was filed - PIO (President Secretariat): RTI Application was not received by the concerned section - CIC is satisfied with the explanation as the RTI application was not received by PIO...more>>



March 2, 2024
Information from Bank - CIC: It was not the case that the respondent PNB had not given any reply and no mala fide could be attributed to the decision taken by them; There appears to be no merit in the complaint and accordingly, complaint is disposed of...more>>
February 28, 2024
NIC: Role of NIC team is to provide technical support; The CIC owns the public authority module - CIC: The PIO of CIC must make sure that information which is exempted from disclosure under RTI Act must not be disclosed to the appellant...more>>



February 26, 2024
Instructions that education institutions cannot keep original documents of students, Cost for NAAC inspection, number of NAAC team members, source of revenue of UGC etc. CIC: Appellant informed that he had received the information; No intervention needed...more>>
February 24, 2024
Appellant sought specific information related to his deceased son, but the Respondent chosen to give vague reply to the Appellant; It shows the clear malafide intent of the PIO in obstructing basic information - CIC: Re-examine and give point-wise reply...more>>



Articles

Would the Digital Personal Data Protection (DPDP) Bill weaken the RTI Act, 2005?
August 5, 2023
With “Data” achieving the status of the new gold, the importance of safety of personal data is not disputed   more>>
An examination of the legal provisions regarding transfer of Privacy Rights of the deceased in India
July 22, 2023
The personal right of action dies with the person and cannot be inherited   more>>
What are the privacy rights of a dead individual? Do celebrities have special rights?
July 18, 2023
An analysis of the High Court judgment in the Sushant Singh Rajput case   more>>

Comments

The PIO is expected to provide the information in the format which is available in the office
April 9, 2023
Can I ask the PIO to send a bulk paper information to my email by making a PDF?   more>>
I have visited HUDA LAO office, Gurgaon in person but got no satisfactory reply
March 30, 2023
No one bothered to inform me whether our RTI applications have been received by speed post   more>>
In case of government job recruitment, how long should the authority preserves the data?
February 14, 2023
The RTI Act does not prescribe the time period for preservation of records   more>>