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Passport details, copies of birth certificate and copies of records of educational qualification are personal information, the disclosure of which would cause unwarranted invasion of privacy of individuals unless there was an overbearing public interest     Right to Information Act 2005    Information about the Mumbai blast - The area in respect of which information is sought has security implications, the judgment is best left to the wisdom of the agencies concerned, who are tasked with the responsibility of sifting such information     Right to Information Act 2005    In the larger public interest, the CIC advised the Min of Health and Family Welfare to appoint a Nodal Officer for the compilation and collation of all available OMs / Notifications issued in the form of a compendium for ready reference of all concerned     Right to Information Act 2005    CIC was appalled to learn that an organization like FSSAI meant to research, preserve & notify standards for food safety for normal consumption by the mankind was itself pleading helpless in securing, maintaining, documenting & digitizing its own records     Right to Information Act 2005    PIO requested the appellant to provide details of information sought so that complete information could be provided; Letter was returned undelivered as address not traceable - CIC: Respondent has made due efforts to furnish information; appeal dismissed     Right to Information Act 2005    PIO: There was no “Transfer Policy” followed by the Respondent Public Authority before 2018 - CIC: Furnish an updated status of transfer policy guidelines; For redressal of his grievance, the Appellant is advised to approach an appropriate forum     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    Power to regulate the tenure, salaries and allowances of Information Commissioners     Right to Information Act 2005    When shall the Whistleblowers Protection Act be implemented?     Right to Information Act 2005    How much respect should the order of the Supreme Court command?     Right to Information Act 2005   

Case Laws

August 7, 2019
The RTI application and Appeal were sent through speed post Respondent pleaded that they have not received them - Their submissions before the CIC were perfunctory - CIC cautioned to be careful of handling RTI application in due diligence of the RTI Act...more>>
August 5, 2019
Information regarding the dates and value of debit of certain DEPB License was denied under Section 8(1)(d) - CIC: The mere claim that the third party had objected to the disclosure cannot be a ground for denial of information under the RTI Act...more>>



August 2, 2019
In response to show cause notice for not attending the hearing, the PIO cited traffic congestion as the reason - PIO: As the hearing was over, the Dy. Registrar, CIC was contacted and a letter was sent on the same day with apology - CIC: No malafide...more>>
July 31, 2019
Information in respect of rules for trading by a trading member of NSE without the client’s consent & knowledge, process for resolving investor grievance by IGRP & issues related thereto - CIC: Matter regarding applicability of the RTI Act is subjudice...more>>



July 29, 2019
Information regarding utilization of public funds in the National Programme for Control of Blindness & Visual Impairment (NPCB&VI) - CIC: DG of Health Services to appoint an officer and provide a point-wise clear, cogent and precise response...more>>
July 27, 2019
Information regarding ‘Framing RTI Rules, 2017’ was denied - CIC: Such mindless application of exemptions of RTI Act by the CPIO(s) of DoPT casts serious aspersions on the commitment of the nodal agency of RTI Act to the tenets of probity & transparency ...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>>

Comments

The main motive of RTI act is being defeated under garb of section 2(f)
July 29, 2019
Questions like “whether”, “how”, etc. should have been replied   more>>
Proposed RTI amendments would weaken the institution of the Information Commissions
July 21, 2019
The RTI Act is used every year by nearly 6 million citizens of the country   more>>
My RTI application for information to an office in Odisha has been returned
July 12, 2019
The state RTI rules are inconsistent with the RTI Act, 2005   more>>