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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 9, 2021
Information about any fraudulent measures noticed in issuing a particular Aadhar card was denied - Appellant: Sec 8(1)(j) is not applicable as the address mentioned in the Aadhar card is his property - CIC is not the appropriate forum to examine the case...more>>
January 7, 2021
Certified copy of Seniority Roll for promotion of Chargeman was denied citing absence of larger public interest - CIC: Conduct of the PIO amounts to a gross violation of the RTI Act provisions; Section 11 is a procedural provision, not an exemption clause...more>>



January 5, 2021
Copy of EPF contribution proof submitted by the Kennedy Public School were delayed on the pretext that it is pending consideration with the Private School Branch - CIC: What prevented the PIO from accessing the information from the PSB and furnishing it?...more>>
January 3, 2021
Information regarding the Land Status of specific Plots, the date of registration of AWHO with DDA for land allotment and related information was sought - CIC directed the Pr. Commissioner (LD) to enquire into the matter and fix responsibility...more>>



January 1, 2021
CIC: Documents sought pertain to Appellant’s termination from service and he has every right to seek copy of these documents - CIC: Provide information after severing the names & identifying particulars of other individuals whose reference figure therein...more>>
December 30, 2020
Respondent: The RTI application and first appeal were not received which were collected from the CIC after receipt of notice of second appeal; The concerned PIO furnished the information and uploaded on CIC’s website - CIC: Respondent to file an affidavit...more>>



Articles

Madras HC directs TN Public Service Commission to disclose the details of caste, including sub-caste
September 8, 2020
Information about the total vacancies and seats allocated to the Backward Community   more>>
A 2 million question! How can you seek answers for your problems using RTI Act?
August 4, 2020
A thorough reading of the website content can provide answers to many questions   more>>
Ordinance amends the Banking Regulation Act as applicable to Co-operative Banks
June 27, 2020
A co-operative society supervised by the RBI would be within the ambit of RTI Act   more>>

Comments

The examples on the possible uses of RTI are many and from different streams
April 25, 2012
I would strongly recommend it to all colleagues and friends.   more>>
Misuse of the RTI Act
April 18, 2012
A balanced view is taken by your site in reporting   more>>
Secretary, Mizoram State Information Commission - Information about the wesite is useful
April 3, 2012
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