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Appellant sought information pertaining to his pay alleging certain discrepancies - CIC directed to provide an opportunity to the Appellant to inspect relevant documents along with all the note sheets to the averred Pay Recovery order     Right to Information Act 2005    MIAL is not a ‘public authority’ and is not under obligation to reply to RTI applications     Right to Information Act 2005    Information about theft, FIR, investigation and related information was sought by a senior citizen - CIC: Provide copies of the FIR, investigation report, charge-sheet and connected documents that are permissible under the RTI Act and submit compliance     Right to Information Act 2005    PIO: Available photocopier machine is not capable to get the photocopy done of the larger pages measuring as 73*49 cm each page; Fee demanded as per the market rate - CIC: Provide relief in a cost effective manner; Soft copies to save paper also     Right to Information Act 2005    Bio-metric attendance record of appellant was not provided - CIC issued show cause notice to the PIO - CIC: In cases where an appellant specially asks for such a hearing before the FAA, such an opportunity should be granted; FAA cautioned     Right to Information Act 2005    Copy of the document submitted by the committee constituted by Dean, on furtherance of PhD programme of the appellant was sought form Vellore Institute of Technology - CIC: VIT is a private university and is not a public authority under 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: No penalty if experienced lawyer says records destroyed by termites     Right to Information Act 2005    Amidst lockdown, The Right to Information Act (RTI Act) quietly turns sweet sixteen     Right to Information Act 2005    COVID 19 casualty – Most State Information Commissions in quarantine     Right to Information Act 2005   

Case Laws

March 15, 2020
CIC expressed serious displeasure over the conduct of the then PIO for providing irrelevant reply in response to the RTI Application and directed to serve a copy of the order conveying Commission’s displeasure to Mohan Singh Saini, JD (Reception) and PIO...more>>
March 11, 2020
Has Dr. A.K.G. Gujral Technical University, Kapurthala has taken permission for conducting MBA course through distance learning? - CIC: PIO to provide a consolidated reply in Hindi; FAA cautioned to be careful and pass speaking orders in future...more>>



March 9, 2020
CIC: It is observed that there has been sufficient delay in providing the information/ complying with the FAA’s Order; A warning issued to the PIO to refrain from engaging in conduct that is in violation of the RTI Act...more>>
March 6, 2020
Transfer of RTI Application u/s 6(3) - CIC: The PIO’s reliance on the DoPT OM dated 24.09.2010 is misplaced in the light of Sec 6(3) of the RTI Act; A strict warning issued to the Nodal officer for delaying the transfer of the RTI application ...more>>



March 4, 2020
Inspection of documents regarding Prof. Dheeraj Sharma’s recruitment in IIM, Ahmedabad was sought - CIC: It is personal information of a third party exempted from disclosure u/s 8(1)(j) of the RTI Act; PIO reprimanded for inapt handling of RTI Application...more>>
March 2, 2020
Similar matter was heard and adjudicated by the CIC directing the PIO to send a reply afresh to the Complainant within 2 weeks - CIC: Ensure compliance of the earlier order failing which penal action u/s 20 (1) of the RTI Act may be initiated...more>>



Articles

Are the Gujarat High Court Rules in consonance with the provisions of the RTI Act?
April 7, 2020
The scope of the RTI Act is being restricted by the Supreme Court judgment   more>>
CORONAVIRUS - What after 14th April, 2020? Would extended lockdown contain Corona infection?
March 29, 2020
If there is a largescale infection of Covid 19, we should not be not caught napping   more>>
Under RTI, a citizen should be able to choose the method for obtaining information
March 11, 2020
Supreme Court should become a role model in implementation of the provisions of the RTI Act   more>>

Comments

Army schools are charging different fees from students as per category civil and defence
May 27, 2020
There are no criteria for fee in schools run by Army Welfare Education Society   more>>
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May 26, 2020
सूचना आयोग की अपील और शिकायतों की ऑनलाइन सुनवाई करने के लिए संवाद करने का निर्णय   more>>
SC: On the issue of limitation under all general and special Act, it is extended till further orders
May 25, 2020
It is a duty of every Court, Tribunal, Authority to go for video conferencing   more>>