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Proof of payment made by IOCL against certain invoices raised by Supreme Advertising was sought - CIC: Appellant is seeking information in his individual capacity which is of commercial nature between IOCL and SAPL; Exempt u/s 8(1)(d) read with 8(1)(j)     Right to Information Act 2005    CIC: There is a delay in giving complete information - CIC: The respondent has tendered his unconditional apology for delay in giving reply to the appellant - CIC issued a strict warning to the PIO to be careful in future and dropped the show cause notice     Right to Information Act 2005    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    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 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>>



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>>



Articles

An analysis of judgments interpreting the proviso to Section 8(1) of the RTI Act
January 29, 2013
Information that cannot be denied to Parliament/ State Legislature cannot be denied to any citizen   more>>
In search of “Information” - Seven years of RTI
January 15, 2013
Is the RTI Act decaying? A look at the RTI in the new year.   more>>
A second look at the CIC order regarding Attorney General
December 19, 2012
The CIC has ruled that the Attorney General is not a public authority   more>>

Comments

Service book of a government employee contains the history of his/her entire service
February 11, 2021
It is maintained by government and it is not a private record kept by the employee   more>>
उत्तर प्रदेश सूचना आयोग को सारी सुविधाए प्रदान की जानी चाहिए
February 10, 2021
जन सूचना अधिकारियों को सूचना समय से उपलब्ध कराने का तथा दंडित करने की बात ही की जाती है   more>>
What to do if somebody is asking information with fake address?
February 7, 2021
The address, place and the pin code mentioned does not match and only gmail account is available   more>>