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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

Amidst lockdown, The Right to Information Act (RTI Act) quietly turns sweet sixteen
May 12, 2020
Statistically, RTI is not a burden on the PIOs, though mind-set is slow to change   more>>
COVID 19 casualty – Most State Information Commissions in quarantine
April 29, 2020
COVID lockdown has turned the citizenry into passive consumers of information   more>>
Are the Gujarat High Court Rules in consonance with the provisions of the RTI Act?
April 7, 2020
The scope of the RTI Act is being restricted by the Supreme Court judgment   more>>

Comments

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>>
It is a duty of the CIC to order the public authority to provide compensation as per Sec.19(8)(b) act
August 18, 2021
Information Commission should impose penalty on the PIO and provide the information   more>>
Some appellant want to personally harass the government servants by using RTI Act
July 21, 2021
Blackmailing of employees for money is being resorted to by some RTI Applicants   more>>