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Appellant sought the total marks scored and a comparative chart for finalizing the promotional list - CIC: An officer is entitled to copy of his Performance Appraisal Report and information regarding the procedure followed for writing of the PARs     Right to Information Act 2005    CIC: Respondent is warned to ensure in future that RTI Applications are not transferred blindly - CIC took strong exception to the intemperate language & disparaging phrases used by the Appellant in the contents of Second Appeal as well as RTI Application     Right to Information Act 2005    The names and details of the criminal cases registered against the IRS officers of Customs and Excise & Income Tax etc. was sought - CIC: Disclose the number of cases where disciplinary / criminal proceedings were underway in respect of the IRS officers     Right to Information Act 2005    Information regarding the National Spot Exchange Limited (NSEL) - CIC instructed the Addl. Secretary, Department of Economic Affairs to examine the matter carefully and answer the queries giving precise information to the Appellant within 15 days     Right to Information Act 2005    Copy of certain recovery orders was sought - CIC: Complainant could perhaps be a fictitious person as both the CPIO reply as well as Commission’s notice of hearing has come back undelivered with remarks the addressee is not available - Complaint dismissed     Right to Information Act 2005    Respondent: Information sought was very large & voluminous; It tantamounts to diverting the meagre resources of the Public Authority - CIC advised the Appellant to specify the details of institutions to enable the Respondents to furnish the 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    Is the recent appointment of Government Officials as Information Commissioners null and void?     Right to Information Act 2005    There can be no dispute that the human rights would include life and liberty     Right to Information Act 2005    What are the criteria for selecting the Information Commissioners?     Right to Information Act 2005   

Case Laws

March 5, 2019
Information pertaining to 296 applicants granted free legal service by DHCLSC - CIC: It relates to personal information of third parties, the disclosure of which has no relationship to any public interest & would cause an unwarranted invasion of privacy...more>>
March 1, 2019
CIC: The PIO should have procured the remaining letter(s) from the probable holders of information - CIC: The PIO to provide attendance record of the employees for the period mentioned therein; Information to be provided free of cost...more>>



February 27, 2019
Information regarding a Technician like copy of his service book along with details of his nominee & marriage etc. was sought - CIC: The total emoluments of the employee should have been disclosed as part of suo-motu disclosure u/s 4(1)(b)(x) of RTI Act...more>>
February 25, 2019
CIC: The RTI application was being dealt with in a casual manner - CIC remanded the case to the FAA to examine the matter on merits and issue a speaking order within 30 days - CIC cautioned the CPIO to attend to the RTI applications diligently ...more>>



February 21, 2019
Deciding appeals under the RTI Act is a quasi judicial function - The FAA should see that justice is not only done but it should also appear to have been done - The expression "public interest" must be viewed in its strict sense with all its exceptions ...more>>
February 19, 2019
CIC: The PIO to showcause why action should not be taken under the RTI Act for his misconduct & negligence - CIC instructed the MGM Medical College to convene periodic conferences to sensitize & educate the concerned officials about the RTI provisions...more>>



Articles

Indian Bank Association is a public authority under the RTI Act, 2005
December 2, 2017
Majority of Managing Committee members of IBA are MDs of PSBs   more>>
Is Electoral Bond a retrograde step for transparency in political funding?
November 27, 2017
Despite CIC order, the six national level political parties are yet to reply to RTI Applications   more>>
Details of negotiations regarding the return of hydel projects in J & K denied
November 1, 2017
CIC rules that disclosure would affect the commercial confidence of NHPC   more>>

Comments

A laboratory technician does all the pathological findings and reporting
July 21, 2018
Laboratory technicians are not given remuneration and respect like a Pathologist   more>>
Should the RTI Act, 2005 be amended?
July 20, 2018
A bill is planned to amend the pay and other service conditions of the Information Commissioners   more>>
Should the details of the RTI applicant be disclosed?
July 18, 2018
Avoid the necessity of sharing the name and residential address of the applicant to the PIO   more>>