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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

November 6, 2020
Reasons for not reflecting the TDS related information - PIO: The query raised by the appellant is not specific and is not covered within the definition of ‘information’ under Section 2(f) of the RTI Act - CIC: PIO is not obliged to draw any inference...more>>
November 4, 2020
Despite repeated requests, the PIO failed to maintain the decorum during the hearing & continued to speak without listening to the questions raised by the CIC, forcing the CIC to disconnect the conferencing CIC advised the PIO to maintain good behaviour...more>>



November 2, 2020
Although the RTI Act or the rules made thereunder do not prescribe the procedure to be followed by the FAA in dealing with first appeals, by convention, the FAA should give an opportunity of hearing if the Appellant expressly wants to be heard...more>>
October 30, 2020
Certified copes of the PPOs of retired employees was denied u/s 8(1)(j) of the RTI Act - CIC: Details of the service records of retired employees are in the nature of ‘personal information’ & cannot be supplied in the absence of any larger public interest...more>>



October 28, 2020
The RTI application, even if repetitive, cannot be allowed to be left unattended as a reply to each and every RTI application is compulsory under the Act, even if repeating the earlier replies if so warranted - Exercise right to information responsibly...more>>
October 26, 2020
Has the Takshila Public School, Shajahanpur got affiliation from CBSE, New Delhi? - PIO: A concrete reply can be provided only if the affiliation number is provided - CIC directed the PIO to provide a suitable revised reply as per the RTI Act...more>>



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Comments

High court of Delhi has published the details of property of Hon’ble judges
April 12, 2021
Property details of Government servants cannot be treated as private documents   more>>
Can an appeal be filed on e- mail in case a physical RTI application is filed?
April 6, 2021
I have made multiple RTI application and sent through speed post   more>>
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April 4, 2021
Thanks a lot for a marvellous post and an all-round enjoyable site   more>>