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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    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)     Right to Information Act 2005    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     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 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>>



March 18, 2021
Photocopy of certain Army HQ letters were sought - PIO submitted that as per their policy, the letters were destroyed under the provisions of Record Retention Schedule 2012 - Appellant: Reply by IHQ is contradictory - CIC: There was no malafide intent...more>>
March 16, 2021
Information regarding cutting of trees due to Dhaula Kuan Airport corridor - CIC severely admonished the Respondent public authority for providing delayed information and issued a warning for future - Explanation of PIO called for absence during hearing...more>>



Articles

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June 8, 2020
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May 14, 2020
Is it the responsibility of the RTI applicant to prove that the PIO is wrong?   more>>
Amidst lockdown, The Right to Information Act (RTI Act) quietly turns sweet sixteen
May 12, 2020
Statistically, RTI is not a burden on the PIOs, though mind-set is slow to change   more>>

Comments

RTI has led to a new class of activists and lawyers
August 6, 2012
The new class of people is fully charged   more>>
At least 50% members of CIC must be from legal background
July 22, 2012
Legal experts like Joint Secretary Law exploits the position to his wrong advantage   more>>
The order is ultra virus to the RTI Act and it ought to be challenged before Supreme Court
July 12, 2012
Is it mandatory to impose penalty for delay under the RTI Act?   more>>