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CIC: There is delay in responding to the RTI application and therefore, the PIO is hereby issued a warning for future to be careful and not to contravene the provisions of the RTI Act - CIC: The appellant is not entitled to seek own documents using RTI     Right to Information Act 2005    Two RTI applications having been filed on the same date about one person namely Mr. Srinivas M V and in the name of another person Mr. Srinivas elicited different responses - CIC: The view taken by the PIO was not implausible; No penalty on PIO     Right to Information Act 2005    Appellant sought information pertaining to his pay alleging certain discrepancies - CIC directed to provide an opportunity to the Appellant to inspect relevant documents along with all the note sheets to the averred Pay Recovery order     Right to Information Act 2005    MIAL is not a ‘public authority’ and is not under obligation to reply to RTI applications     Right to Information Act 2005    Information about theft, FIR, investigation and related information was sought by a senior citizen - CIC: Provide copies of the FIR, investigation report, charge-sheet and connected documents that are permissible under the RTI Act and submit compliance     Right to Information Act 2005    PIO: Available photocopier machine is not capable to get the photocopy done of the larger pages measuring as 73*49 cm each page; Fee demanded as per the market rate - CIC: Provide relief in a cost effective manner; Soft copies to save paper also     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    HC: No penalty if experienced lawyer says records destroyed by termites     Right to Information Act 2005    Amidst lockdown, The Right to Information Act (RTI Act) quietly turns sweet sixteen     Right to Information Act 2005    COVID 19 casualty – Most State Information Commissions in quarantine     Right to Information Act 2005   

Case Laws

January 9, 2020
CIC: The RTI Application has been mechanically, without application of mind, transferred to PDDE, Pune by the PIO, DGDE, Delhi - CIC: The PIO, DGDE directed to show-cause as to why action should not be initiated against him u/S 20(1) and 20(2) of the Act...more>>
January 7, 2020
Appellant: The compensation amount of Rs. 5,000/- has been paid by the Bar Council of Gujarat - CIC: There has been a considerable delay in providing the information and compensation; The PIO to be more careful in future so that such lapses do not recur...more>>



January 5, 2020
Respondent: There are more than 3900 Unit Run Canteens and no central data is maintained at Army Hqrs - CIC: Collection and collation of information will disproportionately divert the resources of the public authority attracting Section 7(9) of RTI Act...more>>
January 3, 2020
Grievance on Pg portal - PIO: Since the subject matter in the present RTI application was similar to earlier RTI application to which a reply had been provided, it was not responded to - CIC appalled at the conduct of PIO; Penalty of Rs 1000/- imposed...more>>



January 1, 2020
Appellant sought information regarding the fees paid to the advocates on behalf of Embassy of India, Bangkok for hearing before CIC in RTI cases - Respondent replied “Nil” - CIC: File an affidavit deposing that no fees no fees were paid to the Advocates...more>>
December 31, 2019
CIC: For non appearance during the hearing without any intimation thereof, the PIO, Institute for Social and Economic Change, was directed to appear through Video Conferencing to show cause as to why action should not be initiated against him/ her u/s 20 ...more>>



Articles

Are the Gujarat High Court Rules in consonance with the provisions of the RTI Act?
April 7, 2020
The scope of the RTI Act is being restricted by the Supreme Court judgment   more>>
CORONAVIRUS - What after 14th April, 2020? Would extended lockdown contain Corona infection?
March 29, 2020
If there is a largescale infection of Covid 19, we should not be not caught napping   more>>
Under RTI, a citizen should be able to choose the method for obtaining information
March 11, 2020
Supreme Court should become a role model in implementation of the provisions of the RTI Act   more>>

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May 6, 2020
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April 18, 2020
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Would extending the coronavirus lockdown after April 14 achieve its OBJECTIVE?
April 11, 2020
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