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A one stop destination for all Right to Information (RTI) matters


PIO: Information asked regarding the salary/ payment audit report and objection of auditor on the pay scale of supervisory staff of Cantonment Board contains the disclosure of information of individuals - CIC: Denial of information u/s 8(1)(e) upheld     Right to Information Act 2005    Show-cause notice issued to PIO for penalty u/s 20 - CIC issued an advisory that orders/judgments of the CAT, Mumbai should be regularly uploaded on their website so that the citizens do not feel constrained to file RTI Applications to seek their copy     Right to Information Act 2005    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    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

March 10, 2021
PIO: Information included those regarding interaction with the legal Advisors which is exempt u/s 8(1)(e) read with Sec.11 - CIC: PIO to show cause as to why penalty u/s 20 (1) may not be imposed for not giving proper reply & for not attending the hearing...more>>
March 8, 2021
Monthly salary paid to husband and related information was denied claiming that DRDO is exempt u/s 24 (1) - CIC: Nothing contained in the RTI Act shall apply to the DRDO except for cases where human rights violation and/or corruption are alleged...more>>



March 6, 2021
Copy of the monthly progress report of contracts, orders, copy of cash book entry etc. was denied u/s 8(1)(d) & (e) of the RTI Act - PIO was unable to provide any justification for denial - CIC directed to provide a revised reply to the appellant ...more>>
March 2, 2021
Information regarding the course of action that Department of Expenditure takes on additional conditions imposed Promotion and Pay fixation orders - CIC: It is hypothetical in nature and non-specific; Not within the definition of information u/s 2 (f) ...more>>



February 28, 2021
Details of action taken on certain letters sent by the Principal of KM College of Education to UGC - CIC: PIO to provide a revised point-wise reply on the RTI Application free of cost to the Appellant within 10 days incorporating available information ...more>>
February 26, 2021
CIC: The queries raised are clarificatory and interpretative of certain mediclaim policy - CIC: Respondent cautioned for not transferring the RTI application within the stipulated time period [Sec 6(3)] and for not adhering to the time limits [Sec 7(1)]...more>>



Articles

The PM-KISAN Yojana require the proactive disclosure of the list of beneficiaries in every gram panchayat
January 10, 2021
INR 1,364.13 crores has been paid to ineligible persons and income tax payee farmers   more>>
PM-KISAN beneficiary data gives opportunity to examine the situation of farmers
November 30, 2020
The gender, caste, district-wise statistics and landholding patterns of the beneficiaries   more>>
HC: Penalty proceedings u/s 20 for non compliance of the order passed by the SIC
September 15, 2020
Information denied initially u/s 8(1)(d) and later claimed that records are not available   more>>

Comments

At least 50% members of CIC must be from legal background
July 22, 2012
Legal experts like Joint Secretary Law exploits the position to his wrong advantage   more>>
The order is ultra virus to the RTI Act and it ought to be challenged before Supreme Court
July 12, 2012
Is it mandatory to impose penalty for delay under the RTI Act?   more>>
I am working as a CPIO for 4 months
July 6, 2012
Before my appointment as the CPIO, I was not given any formal training.   more>>