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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     Right to Information Act 2005    CIC perused the two RTI Applications written in the same hand writing filed by different individuals - CIC: This does not take away the gross violation of the RTI provisions by the PIO - CIC expressed severe displeasure & marked a copy of the order to FAA     Right to Information Act 2005    Appellant: Denial of information u/s 8(1)(h) is rather bizarre as the case pertains to a period dating back 22 years - CIC: PIO mechanically invoked the exemption on the premise that de novo inquiries are pending against the Appellant; Inspection allowed     Right to Information Act 2005    Appellant sought copy of remarks, noting of concerned authorities on her 9 letters, copy of show-cause notice issued to her husband Lt. Col. Arun Gulati and copy of the said officer’s reply - CIC: The denial of information u/s 8(1)(j) is not appropriate     Right to Information Act 2005    Copies of testimonials submitted by the candidates at the time of their appointments was denied under Section 8(1)(e) of the RTI Act - CIC: Mere allegation of corruption cannot imply larger public interest; No further intervention of the CIC is required     Right to Information Act 2005    In the light of the categorical submission made by the MHRD regarding the status of the Lawrence School Lovedale as a Public Authority, the CIC directed to disclose the information regarding the approval of the buildings, number of canteens/ hostels, etc.     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

February 1, 2019
Instead of transferring the application, the PIO requested the appellant to approach the bank for obtaining the information - CIC counselled the PIO to be more careful in future so that such lapses do not recur; PIO to transfer the application to the bank...more>>
January 30, 2019
CIC was appalled to learn about the manner in which the replies were provided & the hearings before it were handled by the Office of the Commissioner CGST, Shillong which indicated that there was complete negligence & laxity in dealing with RTI matters...more>>



January 25, 2019
Information pertaining to attendance, leave record, date of appointment in respect of an employee of THDC was denied - CIC: Information pertaining to the leave applications of an employee is personal in nature & has no relationship to any public interest...more>>
January 19, 2019
Information pertaining to the credit facilities sanctioned to M/s Apex Encon Projects Pvt. Ltd. & E-Auction was denied u/s 8(1)(j) - CIC: It pertains to the personal information of a third party; disclosure has no relationship to any public interest...more>>



January 17, 2019
Information in the context of a fax message of Naval Selection Board for transfer of a Scientist ‘B’ & action taken on it was denied u/s 8(1)(j) of the RTI Act - The CIC did not find any aspect of public interest in the arguments of the Appellant ...more>>
January 15, 2019
CIC: FAA to inquire into the matter of the ‘missing’ RTI application to ascertain whether the RTI application was actually not received or the PIO had taken a plea to deny information to the appellant; If required, appropriate action against the officials...more>>



Articles

Has the Indian judiciary been lax in its implementation of the RTI Act, 2005?
June 1, 2017
A Project report analyses the RTI compliance across High Courts of India   more>>
CIC upholds GoI's decision to keep Naga Accord confidential in public interest
May 30, 2017
One of the rare instances where competing public interests were weighed by the CIC   more>>
A critical look at the Supreme Court decision regarding setting up the Lokpal
May 2, 2017
Apex Court's interpretation makes the Selection Committee and Search Committee Government-dominated   more>>

Comments

Cabinet Notes and materials related to Bills tabled in Parliament must be placed in public domain
February 11, 2019
Pre-legislative consultative process should be implemented for proposals introduced in Parliament   more>>
The Information Commission should not be reduced as post retirement seat for the bureaucrats
December 23, 2018
Why most of the Information Commissioners are ex-babus ?   more>>
Should religious institutions provide information to the RTI applicants?
December 9, 2018
Hyderabad High Court holds unaided religious institutions not covered under RTI Act   more>>