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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

March 7, 2022
Service rules applicable to SCOPE employees - CIC: Issue for determination is not whether SCOPE is a public authority or not; DPE to provide a revised reply incorporating general information related to the service rules applicable to SCOPE employees...more>>
February 28, 2022
SSI unit owner sought a copy of the measurement sheet based on the actual execution & based on actual measurements certified by the project manager concerned - CIC: Provide the information even if requires procuring the information from the concessionaire...more>>



February 24, 2022
PIO failed to provide a suitable reply to the RTI application - CIC: Complainant was replied to several times in respect of different RTI applications and is in possession of the available information; PIO cautioned but exempted from any action u/s 20...more>>
February 21, 2022
Information about enrolled persons as an Advocate by Bar Council of Punjab and Haryana from the Manav Bharti University, Solan - CIC warned the PIO to ensure that written submissions be filed prior to the hearing incorporating the relevant reply provided...more>>



February 18, 2022
CCTV footage of court hall of Presiding Officer, DRT, was denied - Appellant: The purpose of CCTV was public safety as well as transparency of judicial process - CIC: Disclosure might endanger the physical safety of individuals; No larger public interest...more>>
February 14, 2022
CIC: PIO invoked the exemption clauses mechanically to deny such information which is now claimed to be not even existing - CIC took grave exception to the conduct of the PIO and admonished him for causing unwarranted inconvenience to the Appellant...more>>



Articles

A 2 million question! How can you seek answers for your problems using RTI Act?
August 4, 2020
A thorough reading of the website content can provide answers to many questions   more>>
Ordinance amends the Banking Regulation Act as applicable to Co-operative Banks
June 27, 2020
A co-operative society supervised by the RBI would be within the ambit of RTI Act   more>>
States and Union Territories are running out of beds for the patients of Covid -19 infection
June 8, 2020
We must develop common templates for information disclosure for use across the country   more>>

Comments

The RTI Applicant has given his wrong address in an online RTI application
August 24, 2022
Can a physical letter be sent to the RTI applicant when an application has been filed online?   more>>
I am a victim of Kakinada SEZ of Andhra Pradesh
August 20, 2022
KSCZ is not considered as public authority and the information is not provided   more>>
An applicant wants information regarding a complaint filed by him
July 27, 2022
The RTI Act empowers a citizen to seek and obtain information   more>>