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Appellant sought the total marks scored and a comparative chart for finalizing the promotional list - CIC: An officer is entitled to copy of his Performance Appraisal Report and information regarding the procedure followed for writing of the PARs     Right to Information Act 2005    CIC: Respondent is warned to ensure in future that RTI Applications are not transferred blindly - CIC took strong exception to the intemperate language & disparaging phrases used by the Appellant in the contents of Second Appeal as well as RTI Application     Right to Information Act 2005    The names and details of the criminal cases registered against the IRS officers of Customs and Excise & Income Tax etc. was sought - CIC: Disclose the number of cases where disciplinary / criminal proceedings were underway in respect of the IRS officers     Right to Information Act 2005    Information regarding the National Spot Exchange Limited (NSEL) - CIC instructed the Addl. Secretary, Department of Economic Affairs to examine the matter carefully and answer the queries giving precise information to the Appellant within 15 days     Right to Information Act 2005    Copy of certain recovery orders was sought - CIC: Complainant could perhaps be a fictitious person as both the CPIO reply as well as Commission’s notice of hearing has come back undelivered with remarks the addressee is not available - Complaint dismissed     Right to Information Act 2005    Respondent: Information sought was very large & voluminous; It tantamounts to diverting the meagre resources of the Public Authority - CIC advised the Appellant to specify the details of institutions to enable the Respondents to furnish the 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    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

January 11, 2019
CBDT: There were a large number of issues in handling the online RTI applications due to technical problems & unskilled manpower required to be addressed for effective functioning of the RTI mechanism - CIC cautioned the PIO and did not impose a penalty...more>>
January 7, 2019
PIO forwarded the complainant’s RTI application under a bona fide belief that a reply in this regard would be provided by the Company - CIC: There was no conscious or deliberate attempt by the respondent to withhold or deny information to the complainant...more>>



January 5, 2019
Appellant: Information relates to his personal property that was mortgaged to the Bank and that he is an Ex-Director/shareholder of the company - CIC: Appropriate response has not been furnished in respect of certain points; directed to provide the same...more>>
January 3, 2019
Applications for 13th Press council made by certain Journalists Union - CIC: PIO to appear in person alongwith relevant files for the ‘in-camera’ hearing - CIC: Innumerable personal details of members & financial details of the unions cannot be severed...more>>



January 1, 2019
Respondent: RTI application dated 11.01.2017 was received on 05.01.2018 & information was provided - CIC: In the absence of the Speed Post tracking details of the RTI application, an enquiry regarding delay in receipt of the RTI application cannot be held...more>>
December 31, 2018
Information pertaining to pensionary benefits - CIC advised the appellant to furnish complete details viz. employee code, place of joining, place of last posting, copy of charge-sheet etc.; Respondent to provide reply within four weeks thereafter...more>>



Articles

Proposal to amend the RTI Act to vary the salaries payable to the Information Commissioners
July 31, 2018
Arguments against amending the service conditions of the Information Commissioners   more>>
Section 8 (1)(j) of the RTI Act to be amended by the Personal Data Protection Act, 2018
July 28, 2018
What changes are proposed by the Srikrishna Committee in the Data Protection Bill?   more>>
Disclosure of the documents provided for defending a case of sexual harassment
July 7, 2018
Does the RTI Act affect the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace Act?   more>>

Comments

Copy of minutes of meeting of the Board of Governors of the RBI
March 10, 2019
RBI had refused to part with any information about the preparatory stages of Demonetisation   more>>
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>>