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CIC: There is delay in responding to the RTI application and therefore, the PIO is hereby issued a warning for future to be careful and not to contravene the provisions of the RTI Act - CIC: The appellant is not entitled to seek own documents using RTI     Right to Information Act 2005    Two RTI applications having been filed on the same date about one person namely Mr. Srinivas M V and in the name of another person Mr. Srinivas elicited different responses - CIC: The view taken by the PIO was not implausible; No penalty on PIO     Right to Information Act 2005    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    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 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>>



February 28, 2020
Information about scheme for revision of pay scales of Teachers in the Universities and Colleges and other measures for maintenance of standards in higher education - CIC: PIO cautioned to remain extremely careful while handling the RTI applications...more>>
February 26, 2020
Information about encounters in Uttar Pradesh was sought from PIO, MHA - CIC: The custodian of the information was the UP State Government; Since the subject matter falls outside the purview of the Central list, case forwarded to the UP State Information...more>>



February 24, 2020
Respondent: Appellant’s OMR sheet will be provided upon finalisation of the result; She may file a fresh RTI application for it - CIC: Such practice by DSSB is not acceptable; It causes unnecessary hardship to the information seeker & violates the RTI Act...more>>
February 22, 2020
CIC: The Bombay High Court order does not pertain to stay on the information part of the RTI application; No merit in withholding the information - CIC: Provide the progress report, name & designation of the officials with whom the first appeal was lying ...more>>



Articles

Inquiry held and the action taken by the Government following the Mumbai attack
November 25, 2018
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Union Ministry of Defence directed to disclose Joint Operational Doctrines under the RTI Act
October 4, 2018
Fundamental principles by which the military forces guide their actions in support of objectives   more>>
There are a host of issues for law students to do research in respect of the RTI Act, 2005
August 8, 2018
Applications from law students for doing an online internship   more>>

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