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


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    Information regarding invoking the SARFAESI Act for realising the secured assets by Repco bank and the outcome of 187 Cases, which were referred for Arbitration by the Repco Bank Limited, between 2009-2019 - CIC: The PIO to justify denial of information     Right to Information Act 2005    CIC: Some queries of the appellant are in the nature of seeking explanation/opinion/advice from the PIO viz. “Whether the updated accounts of HAL PF Trust are submitted to the EPFO, etc”; PIO cannot first analyze the documents and then provide information     Right to Information Act 2005    Inspection of a file related to Order-in-Appeal issued by Commissioner of Customs (Appeals), Mumbai was sought - CIC: Disclosure of commercial details of other individual(s) such as exporters, suppliers, negotiated price of goods etc is exempt u/S 8(1)(d)     Right to Information Act 2005    Whether action has been taken for the complaint which has been lodged on Google Reviews by G.B. Pant Hospital? CIC: Appropriate reply has not been provided to the Appellant - CIC: Provide a revised reply to the Appellant, free of cost, within 15 days     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

February 4, 2021
Information about the National Iodine Deficiency Disorders Control Programme - PIO: In all the RTI applications where the appellant was directed to pay the requisite photocopying charges, he has never paid the same - CIC: Appellant himself is non-serious...more>>
February 2, 2021
Copy of minutes of Selection Committee constituted under the Lokpal & Lokayuktas Act, 2013 was denied as being supplied in confidence by the high level dignitaries - Appellant: Basis of selection of Lokpal / Lokayukta be disclosed - CIC upheld the denial...more>>



January 31, 2021
Information about deficiency of service, abuse of power & criminal intimidation by immigration officers at KIAL - CIC: Onus of substantiating the allegation of corruption & human rights violation lies on RTI Applicant and “perception” is no ground u/s 24...more>>
January 29, 2021
Appellant: Inform the position of CBI’s case on complaint forwarded by CVO, Railway regarding irregularities in Physical Efficiency Test - PIO: Preliminary Enquiry was conducted; CBI recommended Disciplinary Action against officials - CIC: Exempt u/s 8(1)...more>>



January 27, 2021
Certified copy of appellant’s answer book for SSC pre exam along with the details of the marks obtained by the last candidate in the examination - CIC: Provide a copy of appellant’s OMR Sheet of SSC Pre Examination and the cut off marks for selection...more>>
January 25, 2021
Why did PNB return a cheque unpaid with a reason “Insufficient funds”? - CIC: The PNB have shown callous and unprofessional attitude both while representing during the hearing as well as dealing the RTI application; Relocation of office not a pretext...more>>



Articles

Are the penal provisions of the RTI Act being used properly?
March 8, 2013
The penal provisions have been provided to ensure compliance of the provisions of the RTI Act   more>>
Who would teach law to the High Courts of the country?
February 26, 2013
Contradictory rules have been made by the different HC in violation of RTI Act   more>>
Karnataka Information Commissioner to pay costs of Rs. 1 lakh for frivolous filing of appeal
February 1, 2013
Is the SIC a respondent in the case of a petition before the Courts?   more>>

Comments

There are guidelines for keeping different record for different specific time
October 7, 2020
Under RTI Act, only those records can be sought which are being maintained as per norms   more>>
Can one quantify how many RTI First appeals orders are passed favouring the RTI applicant?
October 2, 2020
If the FAA does a good job, the load on the second appellate authority will reduce   more>>
Law must be interpreted with the principle of harmonious construction
September 27, 2020
If the records are weeded as per law, it is not possible to provide the same   more>>