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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

December 30, 2018
CIC: Provide the details of RBI office where the records related to new notes issued are kept & the period of retention of records - CIC: Inform why providing the information sought for will disproportionately divert the resources of the public authority...more>>
December 29, 2018
Due to complete organizational overhaul of the Bank, the entire RTI Division was shifted & perhaps the RTI application of the appellant got overlooked - CIC: There was no malafide intention on the part of the respondent to deny or withhold the information...more>>



December 27, 2018
How many soldiers were killed in action or missing between 2010 and 2017? What are the steps taken to trace them? CIC: Provide relevant and available information sought in the RTI Application free of cost within 15 days of receipt of this order...more>>
December 25, 2018
CIC: Appellant has not been able to show that the PTC India Limited is run by the funds provided by NHPC, NTPC, PGCIL & PFC and if this funding 16.22% shareholding was not there, the PTC India Ltd. would struggle to exist; PTC is not a public authority...more>>



December 23, 2018
Information pertaining to records of demonetization of Rs. 500 and Rs. 1000 currency notes including the prevalence of the currency notes was sought - PIO: The weblink provided is functional its printout was produced - CIC: Provide relevant extracts ...more>>
December 21, 2018
The names, designations and the present postings of the officers who decided appellant’s date of joining for computation of his retirement benefits was denied u/s 8(1)(j) - PNB tendered an unconditional apology for the lapse - CIC: Provide the information...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>>