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

January 23, 2021
Information related to the sources of income & expenditure mentioned by Rustamji Institute of Technology in the application submitted to AICTE for seeking Extension of Approval was denied - CIC warned the PIO to be careful while providing reply under RTI...more>>
January 21, 2021
Information regarding marks obtained in Graduate Level Selection post - PIO: Answer key and response sheet are uploaded on website after conduct of examination and are accessible to the candidates - CIC: Provide a copy of Answer Key and Response sheet...more>>



January 17, 2021
Imported product was released on payment of penalty charges - CIC: In the First Appeal memo, there was no mention that the appellant wanted personal hearing - CIC is not an appropriate forum for claiming any refund which was paid as some demurrage charges...more>>
January 15, 2021
Information about the HRM quota admission in the KV - CIC: Provide the total number the students who were admitted under HRM quota for the academic year; CIC directed the PIO to hyperlink of the website where the sought for information is available...more>>



January 13, 2021
CCTV footage could not be provided as the CCTV camera installed at the main gate was not working at the relevant time - FAA: RTI is only forum to get available information and PIO is not supposed to create information - CIC: No denial of information...more>>
January 11, 2021
Certified copy of a fact-finding report and action taken was denied u/s 11(e) - CIC: FAA has also failed to point out the sheer ignorance of the PIO and has rather upheld the reply of the PIO invoking Section 8(1)(h); CIC severely admonished the PIO ...more>>



Articles

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May 14, 2020
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May 12, 2020
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