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Information regarding cost analysis of Cement and Steel produced in India - PIO was not able to locate the holder of information - CIC: Unless PIO is certain as to who is the custodian, he cannot transfer the RTI application to any other public authority     Right to Information Act 2005    LPG benefits under Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana - PIO: It does not pertain to RL Division - CIC: The PIO should have transferred the application to the holder of the information u/s 6(3), or obtained the information by taking assistance u/s 5(4)     Right to Information Act 2005    Reasons for not auctioning the property seized by SEBI and the likely date of auction - PIO: Clarification is not information u/s 2(f) - CIC: Appellant is investor in the said company, therefore he has a right to know the status of these seized properties     Right to Information Act 2005    Information about various Regulatory State Council (Medical, Dental, Nursing & Physiotherapy) - CIC: No reply has been provided by the then PIO or FAA; It is disappointing to note the utter disregard towards the provisions of the RTI Act; SCN for penalty     Right to Information Act 2005    Information regarding other officials of Postal Assistant working in operative offices and whose induction training period has been counted for financial upgradation - CIC: Details of other officials contains their personal information exempt u/s 8(1)(j)     Right to Information Act 2005    CIC: Severing the name and designation of any officer can be done u/s 10 of the RTI Act to protect the identity of the officer who has given his comments; PIO was within his power to mask the name & designation of the officer while providing the enclosure     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    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    Analysis of the Central Information Commission’s (CIC) Annual Report for the year 2020-21     Right to Information Act 2005   

Case Laws

July 19, 2022
Criteria of awarding PASCHIM STAR Medal for 1971 war - CIC: Appellant could not substantiate its availability with Navy nor was able to produce any of his own records to prove his participation and presence in the referred war - CIC: No scope for relief...more>>
July 17, 2022
CIC: Appellant has misled the CIC by averring that he has not received any reply qua the instant RTI Application but he himself has uploaded the reply on the link of the registry of this bench under his signature - Appellant admonished for the conduct...more>>



July 13, 2022
Cost of “Printing and associated cost” of Electoral Bond (EBs) was denied u/s 8(1)(a) - CIC: Similar information has been provided earlier in connection with other RTI applications of the same appellant by the DEA; Denial by PIO (SPMCIL) is not acceptable...more>>
July 11, 2022
Delay in reply - CIC: In view of the unfortunate demise of the then PIO, no action can be taken on the present complaint for the delay and the falsity in the reply has not been proved - CIC: Delay justified due to COVID and the volume of information asked...more>>



July 8, 2022
Bio-data as submitted by an officer, details of any pending enquiry and related information was sought - PIO denied information to the appellant u/S 8(i)(j) of the RTI Act - CIC: The service/appointment related details sought are hit by Section 8(1)(j)...more>>
July 5, 2022
Details of action taken on the communications details and certain bills was not given - FAA failed to pass a speaking order - CIC: A final opportunity is given to the PIO to take corrective steps and provide a final point-wise reply to the appellant...more>>



Articles

Current Composition of and Vacancies in the Information Commissions
May 14, 2012
The Information Commissioners are the most important entity in the implementation of RTI Act   more>>
Is ‘marriage’ a piece of ‘personal information’ under RTI?
May 10, 2012
In the changing era, the concept of privacy is being redefined   more>>
Are the RTI applications going beyond all limits?
April 17, 2012
The Chief Justice of India Justice Kapadia feels that there is a need to draw a line somewhere.   more>>

Comments

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>>
There should be some restriction to the information being passed under RTI
April 7, 2022
People are misusing the RTI service and it could lead to serious outcomes   more>>
The PIOs of many government departments do not reply to the RTI Applications
April 1, 2022
Addresses of the first appellate authorities are not known or communicated to the RTI applicant   more>>