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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 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>>



December 28, 2020
PIO: It is a very old record and same is not traceable despite thorough search - CIC: Commission cannot order any relief in respect of the same - CIC: Provide any document wherein criteria for declaring a Govt. employee as unfit is stipulated...more>>
December 26, 2020
Copies of reminders sent to Zonal Office Jalandhar for non-submissions of periodic CTR statement for a specific period along with a copy of the dispatch register was denied u/s 8(1)(j) - CIC: Revisit the RTI application and provide a specific reply...more>>



December 24, 2020
CIC: The question of non-receipt of RTI application & the subsequent appeal does not arise; Secretary, Ministry of Education to relook at the delivery mechanism and take necessary steps to streamline the system of receiving RTI Applications /First Appeals...more>>
December 22, 2020
CIC: Disclosure of ACR of the military personnel has been expressly barred; Components of SRMB recommendations primarily consist of the report of the IO & RO, which is based on the assessment of performance of the officer vis-a-vis his medical category...more>>



Articles

Are the penal provisions of the RTI Act being used properly?
March 8, 2013
The penal provisions have been provided to ensure compliance of the provisions of the RTI Act   more>>
Who would teach law to the High Courts of the country?
February 26, 2013
Contradictory rules have been made by the different HC in violation of RTI Act   more>>
Karnataka Information Commissioner to pay costs of Rs. 1 lakh for frivolous filing of appeal
February 1, 2013
Is the SIC a respondent in the case of a petition before the Courts?   more>>

Comments

Right to information from the perspective of political activists
October 9, 2020
Free Online RTI Katta Meeting for the people   more>>
There are guidelines for keeping different record for different specific time
October 7, 2020
Under RTI Act, only those records can be sought which are being maintained as per norms   more>>
Can one quantify how many RTI First appeals orders are passed favouring the RTI applicant?
October 2, 2020
If the FAA does a good job, the load on the second appellate authority will reduce   more>>