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Appellant: Age limit for the Position of Chairman & Secretary managing the Self - financing Colleges was sought - CIC: A day before hearing, respondent sent additional information sought to the appellant and the appellant was satisfied; No intervention     Right to Information Act 2005    Certified copies of documents regarding appellant’s early retirement under Rule 56 (j) - Appellant claimed that she was given early retirement without any reason - CIC directed the PIO to provide an opportunity to the Appellant to inspect records     Right to Information Act 2005    Copy of account opening form of a deceased was denied u/s 8 (1) (j) - PIO: Appellant has not produced any relevant documents such as death certificate, legal heir proof, etc. along with her RTI application - CIC: Appellant advised to furnish the documents     Right to Information Act 2005    Policy regarding import of drones - PIO denied the information claiming applicant is seeking clarification and not seeking information as defined u/s 2(f) - FAA: It is personal information of third party exempt u/s 8(1)(j) - CIC: No deliberate denial     Right to Information Act 2005    Information about Transfer orders on Metnet portal - CIC: For some delay in providing the information the respondent tendered unconditional apology; RTI application was inadvertently not replied within the stipulated time and no mala fide was established     Right to Information Act 2005    Appellant indicated 4 PIOs of different zones to whom the queries pertained; Despite knowing, he filed single RTI application expecting the PIO to collect the information from the zones - CIC: Appellant advised to exercise his right in a judicious manner     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    Are the state-funded ‘public trust institutions’ obligated to provide ‘information’ under the RTI Act?     Right to Information Act 2005    Takeaways from the Supreme Court verdict on the Electoral Bond Scheme     Right to Information Act 2005    We will know, we will live - RTI     Right to Information Act 2005   
2nd edition of "PIOs Guide on RTI" published - Based on study of over one lakh orders of CIC and judgments of Courts - Book carries subject wise case laws, latest legal updates, Practical tips for PIOs and FAAs - Needs of all stakeholders covered

Case Laws

June 19, 2024
Appellant: Age limit for the Position of Chairman & Secretary managing the Self - financing Colleges was sought - CIC: A day before hearing, respondent sent additional information sought to the appellant and the appellant was satisfied; No intervention...more>>
June 19, 2024
Certified copies of documents regarding appellant’s early retirement under Rule 56 (j) - Appellant claimed that she was given early retirement without any reason - CIC directed the PIO to provide an opportunity to the Appellant to inspect records...more>>



June 19, 2024
Copy of account opening form of a deceased was denied u/s 8 (1) (j) - PIO: Appellant has not produced any relevant documents such as death certificate, legal heir proof, etc. along with her RTI application - CIC: Appellant advised to furnish the documents...more>>
June 17, 2024
Policy regarding import of drones - PIO denied the information claiming applicant is seeking clarification and not seeking information as defined u/s 2(f) - FAA: It is personal information of third party exempt u/s 8(1)(j) - CIC: No deliberate denial...more>>



June 12, 2024
Information about Transfer orders on Metnet portal - CIC: For some delay in providing the information the respondent tendered unconditional apology; RTI application was inadvertently not replied within the stipulated time and no mala fide was established...more>>
June 10, 2024
Appellant indicated 4 PIOs of different zones to whom the queries pertained; Despite knowing, he filed single RTI application expecting the PIO to collect the information from the zones - CIC: Appellant advised to exercise his right in a judicious manner...more>>



Articles

An analysis of the orders of the CIC : RTI Study 2
August 31, 2012
Study of the penalty proceedings, compensation awarded and the recommendations given by the CIC   more>>
An analysis of the orders of the CIC : RTI Study 1
August 29, 2012
Outcome of the appeals filed with the CIC – 1 out of 4 appellants gets the complete information in second appeal   more>>
The details of the RTI applicant should not be made public
August 7, 2012
Many Public Authorities send the copy the RTI application to the third party   more>>

Comments

Will the reason "urgent personal work" amount to disclosing personal information?
November 28, 2022
Furnishing information about the reason for availing leave by a public servant   more>>
The records are available in the vernacular which is the official language of the state
November 20, 2022
Can RTI Applicant demand translation by the PIO from vernacular to English?   more>>
बहुत से विभाग आरटीआई का जवाब ही नहीं देते है
November 9, 2022
लखनऊ आयोग में न पेश होने की वजह से कई अपील खारिज हो जाती है   more>>