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Appellant sought the total marks scored and a comparative chart for finalizing the promotional list - CIC: An officer is entitled to copy of his Performance Appraisal Report and information regarding the procedure followed for writing of the PARs     Right to Information Act 2005    CIC: Respondent is warned to ensure in future that RTI Applications are not transferred blindly - CIC took strong exception to the intemperate language & disparaging phrases used by the Appellant in the contents of Second Appeal as well as RTI Application     Right to Information Act 2005    The names and details of the criminal cases registered against the IRS officers of Customs and Excise & Income Tax etc. was sought - CIC: Disclose the number of cases where disciplinary / criminal proceedings were underway in respect of the IRS officers     Right to Information Act 2005    Information regarding the National Spot Exchange Limited (NSEL) - CIC instructed the Addl. Secretary, Department of Economic Affairs to examine the matter carefully and answer the queries giving precise information to the Appellant within 15 days     Right to Information Act 2005    Copy of certain recovery orders was sought - CIC: Complainant could perhaps be a fictitious person as both the CPIO reply as well as Commission’s notice of hearing has come back undelivered with remarks the addressee is not available - Complaint dismissed     Right to Information Act 2005    Respondent: Information sought was very large & voluminous; It tantamounts to diverting the meagre resources of the Public Authority - CIC advised the Appellant to specify the details of institutions to enable the Respondents to furnish the 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    Is the recent appointment of Government Officials as Information Commissioners null and void?     Right to Information Act 2005    There can be no dispute that the human rights would include life and liberty     Right to Information Act 2005    What are the criteria for selecting the Information Commissioners?     Right to Information Act 2005   

Case Laws

November 23, 2018
CIC: CSIR to make necessary changes to practices in relation to coordinating the redressal of grievances mechanism with the RTI of citizens including employees & respond promptly & properly to the RTI applications reflecting the grievances or complaints...more>>
November 21, 2018
CIC noted with concern that the process of online filing of RTI requests is proving a detriment inasmuch as the RTI Applications are untraceable after the online filing; The respondents are clueless about any RTI application filed online...more>>



November 19, 2018
Department of Estates regularised the retention of the allotted accommodation to an IRS officer & recovered the charges - CIC rejected the prayer for grant of monetary compensation; Work done pro bono publico is not a ground for grant of compensation...more>>
November 16, 2018
CIC: DDA is required to clarify its policy on acceptance of Wills, means to ascertain their genuineness & the fact that they were last testament of the deceased; An adversely affected party has reason to know the rationale behind the decision u/s 4(1)(d)...more>>



November 14, 2018
Appellant claimed illegal removal from employment in the Maharaja Agarsain Public School - PIO made all possible efforts to procure the necessary information from the School & the actual grievance of the appellant was redressed - Penal proceedings dropped...more>>
November 12, 2018
Circular dated 10.08.1950 issued by Dr. Rajendra Prasad regarding categories of scheduled castes containing representations submitted before Constituent Assembly - CIC: Information should have been disclosed voluntarily u/s 4(1)(b); Provide the soft copy ...more>>



Articles

Proposal to amend the RTI Act to vary the salaries payable to the Information Commissioners
July 31, 2018
Arguments against amending the service conditions of the Information Commissioners   more>>
Section 8 (1)(j) of the RTI Act to be amended by the Personal Data Protection Act, 2018
July 28, 2018
What changes are proposed by the Srikrishna Committee in the Data Protection Bill?   more>>
Disclosure of the documents provided for defending a case of sexual harassment
July 7, 2018
Does the RTI Act affect the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace Act?   more>>

Comments

Copy of minutes of meeting of the Board of Governors of the RBI
March 10, 2019
RBI had refused to part with any information about the preparatory stages of Demonetisation   more>>
Cabinet Notes and materials related to Bills tabled in Parliament must be placed in public domain
February 11, 2019
Pre-legislative consultative process should be implemented for proposals introduced in Parliament   more>>
The Information Commission should not be reduced as post retirement seat for the bureaucrats
December 23, 2018
Why most of the Information Commissioners are ex-babus ?   more>>