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Proof of payment made by IOCL against certain invoices raised by Supreme Advertising was sought - CIC: Appellant is seeking information in his individual capacity which is of commercial nature between IOCL and SAPL; Exempt u/s 8(1)(d) read with 8(1)(j)     Right to Information Act 2005    CIC: There is a delay in giving complete information - CIC: The respondent has tendered his unconditional apology for delay in giving reply to the appellant - CIC issued a strict warning to the PIO to be careful in future and dropped the show cause notice     Right to Information Act 2005    CIC heard 10 appeals against Tata Institute of Fundamental Research - CIC: It is a glaring example of misuse of the RTI mechanism where a never ending process of seeking information is resorted to by manufacturing a series of queries based on the response     Right to Information Act 2005    Appellant sought the norms to set up a retail outlet (Petrol pump) in a village & whether 3 retail outlets can be set in a village etc. - PIO: Feasibility Report is an internal assessment which is of commercial confidence - CIC: Denial u/s 8(1)(d) upheld     Right to Information Act 2005    Information regarding invoking the SARFAESI Act for realising the secured assets by Repco bank and the outcome of 187 Cases, which were referred for Arbitration by the Repco Bank Limited, between 2009-2019 - CIC: The PIO to justify denial of information     Right to Information Act 2005    CIC: Some queries of the appellant are in the nature of seeking explanation/opinion/advice from the PIO viz. “Whether the updated accounts of HAL PF Trust are submitted to the EPFO, etc”; PIO cannot first analyze the documents and then provide information     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    The PM-KISAN Yojana require the proactive disclosure of the list of beneficiaries in every gram panchayat     Right to Information Act 2005    PM-KISAN beneficiary data gives opportunity to examine the situation of farmers     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   

Case Laws

March 30, 2021
Inspection of a file related to Order-in-Appeal issued by Commissioner of Customs (Appeals), Mumbai was sought - CIC: Disclosure of commercial details of other individual(s) such as exporters, suppliers, negotiated price of goods etc is exempt u/S 8(1)(d)...more>>
March 28, 2021
Whether action has been taken for the complaint which has been lodged on Google Reviews by G.B. Pant Hospital? CIC: Appropriate reply has not been provided to the Appellant - CIC: Provide a revised reply to the Appellant, free of cost, within 15 days...more>>



March 26, 2021
During the ongoing dispute among the brothers of the appellant with regard to the sole heirship, the Income Tax Returns of the deceased was sought by his son - CIC: Appellant is not the sole heir; No information can be disclosed u/s 8(1)(j) of the RTI Act...more>>
March 24, 2021
Is wife entitled to seek information regarding officer’s pay slip, gratuity etc. during his lifetime? - CIC: In a private dispute between husband and wife, the protection afforded by Sec 8(1)(j) cannot be lifted unless disclosure is in ‘public interest’...more>>



March 22, 2021
Inspection of a File with permission to take photocopies from Ministry of Chemicals & Fertilizers - PIO: The contents are in the nature of commercial confidence, disclosure of which would impinge on competitive position - CIC: Denial u/s 8(1)(d) upheld...more>>
March 20, 2021
Ex Joint Director, ED, Ahmedabad sought information related to investigation started by him in 2015 allegedly to unearth huge corruption and conspiracy with ISI to stop Cricket betting investigation - CIC: It is primarily based on conjecture & speculation...more>>



Articles

Disclosure of the documents provided for defending a case of sexual harassment
July 7, 2018
Does the RTI Act affect the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace Act?   more>>
Internet Banking OTP should be part of Mandatory SMS and should not be chargeable
June 20, 2018
Government is moving towards digitization in all sectors of economy   more>>
A critique of the Supreme Court judgment regarding the fee to be charged under the RTI Act
March 30, 2018
Why does the Supreme Court judgment on RTI Fee rules need a review?   more>>

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March 6, 2012
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February 28, 2012
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February 26, 2012
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