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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     Right to Information Act 2005    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     Right to Information Act 2005    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     Right to Information Act 2005    Merely because one of the several points of the RTI application qualify for exemption u/s 8 of the Act, PIO cannot deny information on the remaining points on the conjecture that the said exemption shall extend to the all the major points of application     Right to Information Act 2005    Name and designation of the official accountable for deemed refusal u/s 7(2) - CIC: PIO has already confirmed that he was the custodian of the RTI application; Expecting the PIO to point out the name of the accountable official would entail interpretation     Right to Information Act 2005    CIC took a serious note of the fact that the PIO is seeking exemption under a wrong section of the RTI Act - CIC directed the Department of Post to arrange awareness conferences & seminars to sensitize and educate the concerned officials about RTI Act     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: Penalty proceedings u/s 20 for non compliance of the order passed by the SIC     Right to Information Act 2005    Madras HC directs TN Public Service Commission to disclose the details of caste, including sub-caste     Right to Information Act 2005    A 2 million question! How can you seek answers for your problems using RTI Act?     Right to Information Act 2005   

Case Laws

September 7, 2020
Appellant sought a certified copy of the resolution from the Minutes Book passed by the Governing Body of CSIR regarding his representation - CIC: As the FAA’s order was highly incorrect, an advisory is issued u/s 25(5) to exercise due care in future...more>>
September 5, 2020
AICTE denied information about Polytechnic Colleges u/s 7(9) - CIC: It will not be reasonable to direct the PIO to collate such voluminous information as apart from handling RTI matters, the PIO has to handle the core work also; Inspection offered...more>>



September 3, 2020
Information about recognition of school by CBSE in Urban areas - CIC: The PIO is cautioned to be careful regarding the timelines prescribed under the Act and ensure that in future transfer of RTI applications are done on time; No further action lies...more>>
August 31, 2020
Information regarding outsourcing rotation of workmen in sensitive areas and their pay revision - CIC: The relief sought is in the form of an assurance from the PIO on a futuristic subject concerning settlement of pay revision of workmen; No action needed...more>>



August 28, 2020
Appellant: There is no employer-employee relationship between EPFO and the members and hence, fiduciary relationship does not exist; The members are not third party - CIC: Information sought is related to third parties and personal in nature...more>>
August 26, 2020
Information about opium Crop which were declared as inferior - CIC: Information pertains to 17 different divisions having separate PIOs which requires compilation from extensive records of each division; The CPIO could not be asked to compile such data...more>>



Articles

Amendment in the RTI Act through the Nuclear Safety Regulatory Authority Bill averted
February 20, 2012
A peaceful campaign get noticed which re-affirms the faith in the legislative process.   more>>
Young Gandhi to Mahatma Gandhi
January 30, 2012
Young Gandhi to Mahatma Gandhi   more>>
The report of interlocutors should be in Public Domain - Venkatesh Nayak
December 22, 2011
In October 2010, the Government of India had appointed a group of three interlocutors for Jammu and Kashmir   more>>

Comments

CVC has been unnecessarily rejecting RTI applications
August 24, 2012
Have the PIO / FAA been trained appropriately?   more>>
RTI can bring about real independence
August 16, 2012
Are we really free and independent?   more>>
RTI has led to a new class of activists and lawyers
August 6, 2012
The new class of people is fully charged   more>>