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Proof of payment made by IOCL against certain invoices raised by Supreme Advertising was sought - CIC: Appellant is seeking information in his individual capacity which is of commercial nature between IOCL and SAPL; Exempt u/s 8(1)(d) read with 8(1)(j)     Right to Information Act 2005    CIC: There is a delay in giving complete information - CIC: The respondent has tendered his unconditional apology for delay in giving reply to the appellant - CIC issued a strict warning to the PIO to be careful in future and dropped the show cause notice     Right to Information Act 2005    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    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

December 7, 2020
ICMR manual on hospital infection control guidelines for reducing infection rates morbidity & mortality due to hospital acquired infections - CIC: Contention that the replies did not mention designation of PIO/FAA are noted but there appears no malafide...more>>
December 4, 2020
Information regarding grant of Honorary rank to Shri Sachin Tendulkar and the reasons for his ineligibility for grant of honorary Commission - CIC: In case any such repeated second appeal or complaint is filed, the same shall be dismissed in limine...more>>



December 2, 2020
Copies of Resolution dated 01.04.1963 issued for the constitution of CBI & file notings were denied as secret - CIC: Secret is not a valid exemption under RTI Act; PIO to appear on 16.12.2020 to show cause as to why penalty should not be imposed u/s 20...more>>
November 30, 2020
Whether the recommendations of CSB were placed before the ACC and its decision - CIC: Information sought pertains to a decision which the PIO could not ascertain from the available records; It was not appropriate for the FAA to have invoked Sec. 8(1)(i)...more>>



November 28, 2020
Multiple RTI Applications - CIC: Even if the complainant had filed 47 RTI applications, it is the duty of the PIO under the provisions of the RTI Act to dealt each application separately & give reply to the RTI applicants after proper application of mind...more>>
November 26, 2020
Copies of guidelines by the Government of India and CBI as regards the policy parameters for initiation and acceptance of CBI enquiry in matters related with the Central or State Government - CIC: Appellant could not substantiate allegations of corruption...more>>



Articles

An analysis of judgments interpreting the proviso to Section 8(1) of the RTI Act
January 29, 2013
Information that cannot be denied to Parliament/ State Legislature cannot be denied to any citizen   more>>
In search of “Information” - Seven years of RTI
January 15, 2013
Is the RTI Act decaying? A look at the RTI in the new year.   more>>
A second look at the CIC order regarding Attorney General
December 19, 2012
The CIC has ruled that the Attorney General is not a public authority   more>>

Comments

Right to information from the perspective of political activists
October 9, 2020
Free Online RTI Katta Meeting for the people   more>>
There are guidelines for keeping different record for different specific time
October 7, 2020
Under RTI Act, only those records can be sought which are being maintained as per norms   more>>
Can one quantify how many RTI First appeals orders are passed favouring the RTI applicant?
October 2, 2020
If the FAA does a good job, the load on the second appellate authority will reduce   more>>