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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

Karnataka HC: Provide copy of report with enclosures when the investigation in the matter had been concluded
October 20, 2021
Option of getting it from Magistrate cannot be a ground to deny the information under RTI   more>>
Papers containing details of the operations launched by Indian Defence Forces in J&K in 1947
October 11, 2021
Disclosure of archival information kept confidential for more than half a century in Public interest   more>>
Should CBSE be allowed to charge Rs 500/- for a copy of the answer sheet?
July 12, 2021
Demand of exorbitant fee defeats the basic objectives of the RTI Act   more>>

Comments

Discrepancies in the details of the COVID-19 relief package in the women beneficiaries
September 12, 2021
Ex gratia payment was deposited in the women beneficiaries' Jan Dhan Yojana accounts   more>>
Please release Kendriya Vidyalaya HRM quota list for school admission as early as possible
August 24, 2021
If HRM quota is not released before last date, our child will lose one year in her education life   more>>
Postal stamps should be considered for payment of initial RTI fees and additional fee
August 24, 2021
The benefits of RTI Act would be available to all citizens at their door steps   more>>