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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 8, 2019
Complaint was filed on the grounds of non-receipt of a reply on the RTI Application within the stipulated time frame of RTI Act - CIC: The PIO has grossly erred in not sending any intimation of the factual position of the case to the Complainant...more>>
April 5, 2019
CIC cautioned the CGHS to timely respond / transfer the applications to the concerned Department failing which penal action u/S 20 (1) may be initiated - CIC also instructed the CGHS to convene periodic conferences about the relevant RTI Act provisions...more>>



April 2, 2019
Question paper of Assessment test pertaining to IIT Madras recruitment was denied - Respondent: Such analytical cases are limited in number, and if it is disclosed, the same will give undue advantage to someone who receives it - CIC: Denial upheld...more>>
March 31, 2019
CIC issued a warning to the PIO for his absence during the hearing; He was cautioned to remain careful in future & ensure that before absenting himself, prior permission of the CIC should be taken with permission to send a representative on his behalf...more>>



March 29, 2019
Information regarding valuation of compensation for payment to prior allottee - CIC: A second appeal in the matter has already been disposed of by the CIC vide Decision No. CIC/YA/A/2016/001898; RTI Act does not confer any power of review to the CIC...more>>
March 25, 2019
CIC expressed serious concern about the state of recordkeeping within the CGHS and directed to depute a team of officials to enquire into the entire matter & provide information; A comprehensive policy for digitization of its records to be evolved ...more>>



Articles

Power to regulate the tenure, salaries and allowances of Information Commissioners
July 19, 2019
A Bill is likely to be tabled today in the Lok Sabha today to amend the RTI Act, 2005   more>>
When shall the Whistleblowers Protection Act be implemented?
June 18, 2019
The murders of whistleblowers can be prevented only by hiding their identity   more>>
How much respect should the order of the Supreme Court command?
April 27, 2019
Supreme Court judgment directing the RBI to disclose the details of defaulters is yet to be enforced   more>>

Comments

The SPIO/ FAA are replying in Marathi language to my applications in English
August 19, 2019
Can the PIO choose the language of reply to an application filed under the RTI Act?   more>>
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>>