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Passport details, copies of birth certificate and copies of records of educational qualification are personal information, the disclosure of which would cause unwarranted invasion of privacy of individuals unless there was an overbearing public interest     Right to Information Act 2005    Information about the Mumbai blast - The area in respect of which information is sought has security implications, the judgment is best left to the wisdom of the agencies concerned, who are tasked with the responsibility of sifting such information     Right to Information Act 2005    In the larger public interest, the CIC advised the Min of Health and Family Welfare to appoint a Nodal Officer for the compilation and collation of all available OMs / Notifications issued in the form of a compendium for ready reference of all concerned     Right to Information Act 2005    CIC was appalled to learn that an organization like FSSAI meant to research, preserve & notify standards for food safety for normal consumption by the mankind was itself pleading helpless in securing, maintaining, documenting & digitizing its own records     Right to Information Act 2005    PIO requested the appellant to provide details of information sought so that complete information could be provided; Letter was returned undelivered as address not traceable - CIC: Respondent has made due efforts to furnish information; appeal dismissed     Right to Information Act 2005    PIO: There was no “Transfer Policy” followed by the Respondent Public Authority before 2018 - CIC: Furnish an updated status of transfer policy guidelines; For redressal of his grievance, the Appellant is advised to approach an appropriate forum     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    Power to regulate the tenure, salaries and allowances of Information Commissioners     Right to Information Act 2005    When shall the Whistleblowers Protection Act be implemented?     Right to Information Act 2005    How much respect should the order of the Supreme Court command?     Right to Information Act 2005   

Case Laws

April 20, 2019
PIO transferred the RTI Application u/s 6(3) to DIAL while simultaneously maintaining that DIAL is not a public authority - CIC: The Ministry of Civil Aviation should be in a position to access the information from DIAL if it is not available with them...more>>
April 18, 2019
CIC observed that despite imposition of penalty on the CPIO, she appeared clueless in respect of the nuances of the RTI Act and again appeared without proper explanation for non compliance of the order; A copy of the order was marked to Secretary UGC ...more>>



April 16, 2019
Information regarding land cost for a particular area allotted by the DDA to a builder was denied u/s 8(1) (j) - CIC: There is complete negligence and laxity in the public authority in dealing with the RTI applications; Reflects disrespect towards the RTI...more>>
April 14, 2019
Procedure of handling of complaints regarding corruption matter / irregularities - CIC: Reply provided on some paras of the RTI Application is not appropriate - CIC: PIO to provide a revised reply on those paras duly certified and free of cost...more>>



April 12, 2019
PIO: There is no practice of formal handing/taking over of the Representational Grant register/documents between an officer and his successor in the O/o Head of Chancery - CIC: Reply provided by the PIO is not appropriate; provide an appropriate response ...more>>
April 10, 2019
CIC: The file dealing with appellant’s representations for review of the DPC meeting was available with the PIO but he denied information informing that the file was under submission; Show Cause Notice issued to the Secretary, Election Commission of India...more>>



Articles

Can a Court disallow what an officer can permit under the RTI Act?
April 12, 2019
The recent Supreme Court review judgment on Rafale planes has a discussion regarding RTI Act   more>>
Is the recent appointment of Government Officials as Information Commissioners null and void?
February 18, 2019
Information Commissioners to be appointed from all streams and not limited to officials   more>>
There can be no dispute that the human rights would include life and liberty
February 3, 2019
Petitioner alleged that he was falsely implicated in Mumbai train blast & copy of IB report   more>>

Comments

The main motive of RTI act is being defeated under garb of section 2(f)
July 29, 2019
Questions like “whether”, “how”, etc. should have been replied   more>>
Proposed RTI amendments would weaken the institution of the Information Commissions
July 21, 2019
The RTI Act is used every year by nearly 6 million citizens of the country   more>>
My RTI application for information to an office in Odisha has been returned
July 12, 2019
The state RTI rules are inconsistent with the RTI Act, 2005   more>>