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PIO could not explain denial u/s 8(1)(g) - CIC: Take assistance from the custodian u/s 5(4) and send a suitable reply providing information as much as feasible after applying the provisions of Sec 10 or amplify the applicability of Sec 8(1)(g) of RTI Act     Right to Information Act 2005    CIC: Provide the documents of Ministry of Defence applicable to its combatant Army officer for private business, trade, private employment & speculate in share trading during service - CIC: Documents applicable to Civilian officer to speculate in shares     Right to Information Act 2005    Service book copy of appellant’s deceased husband was denied u/s 8(1)(e) - PIO: The brother and mother of the deceased are the nominees as per records - CIC: Information exempt u/s 8(1)(j); PIO cautioned to invoke the correct exemption clause in future     Right to Information Act 2005    CIC: Even though the CPIO had explained the factual situation, no exemption was claimed which makes the reply incomplete; Simply stating that a matter is subjudice does not mean that the information cannot be disclosed; Consider the RTI application afresh     Right to Information Act 2005    Status of application for issue of new Smart Card for CSD and other related information - CIC: The appellant failed to point out what information he was not able to find on the CSD website; Advised to approach the appropriate forum for grievance redressal     Right to Information Act 2005    PIO: Appellant to intimate the purpose for seeking documents; The information sought is not related to public interest and disclosure is against the Official Secret Act, 1923 - CIC: This reply is grossly improper; PIO advised to remain careful in future     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    Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) focuses primarily on protecting workers in the workplace     Right to Information Act 2005    Providing copy of “Inter-Caste Marriage” certificates tantamounts to providing third party information     Right to Information Act 2005    Is a reply to a RTI application admissible in a court of law as evidence?     Right to Information Act 2005   

Case Laws

September 17, 2022
Information pertaining to Optical Fibre Cable & Maintenance Project - CIC: PIO had not taken any steps before the hearing to track the RTI application status nor had come prepared for the hearing with a proper explanation; Warning issued for negligence...more>>
September 16, 2022
The PIO’s representative failed to submit any explanation for not providing any reply - RTI application was not received on time as all officials were working from home during COVID period - CIC: PIO to provide information; strict warning to the PIO...more>>



September 12, 2022
Information regarding desilting work at Karampal Dam - PIO denied the information u/s 8(1)(d) claiming that the information was related to a third party firm; He provided the information during the first appeal stage - CIC: Not inclined to take any action...more>>
September 9, 2022
Reasons for not getting refundable security deposit for the surrendered telephone connection - Condonation of delay permitted for not filing the second appeal within 90 days due to Covid - Payment will be made as per the availability of fund...more>>



September 7, 2022
Details of license fee and penalty were denied claiming that it pertains to a third party - CIC: Revisit the RTI application and provide a suitable reply properly amplifying the applicability of the particular denial clause under the provisions of the Act...more>>
September 5, 2022
Research proposal - CIC: Reply is grossly improper as rather than providing a categorical reply as to whether the information is available or not, it was stated that it was the duty of the appellant to find out which institutions are working in the area...more>>



Articles

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>>
What are the criteria for selecting the Information Commissioners?
January 21, 2019
Namit Sharma judgment should be strictly enforced for appointing the Information Commissioners   more>>

Comments

If the retention period of the required document has expired, can they be provided under RTI?
May 27, 2022
The said documents sought under RTI exist till now and have not been weeded out   more>>
What rights I have further to expedite and receive the requested information?
May 15, 2022
No reply to the RTI application filed with the PIO / FAA of Haryana State government   more>>
People ride bikes using unfiltered exhaust pipes to increase noise to get attention
April 12, 2022
Loudspeakers and sound amplifiers are against mental harmony   more>>