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A one stop destination for all Right to Information (RTI) matters


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

November 26, 2021
CIC observed that the complainant has filed complaint under Section 18 of the RTI Act without exhausting the remedy of filing second appeal - CIC: The Commission does not find any substance in the complaint; Hence, the complaint is rejected...more>>
November 26, 2021
CIC: Condonation of delay has been sought by the appellant; the reason given by the appellant that the last reply was given on 20.12.2019 certainly does not account for a delay of over 05 months in filing the Second Appeal; not found satisfactory by CIC...more>>



November 22, 2021
Application for issue of death certificate of daughter was rejected by the officials of Cantonment Board Jabalpur (CBJ) - CIC: Father is entitled to apply for a death certificate of his daughter; For delay in reply, a show cause notice is issued to PIO ...more>>
November 18, 2021
Information regarding two IMPS transactions from SBI was provided 16 months later claiming that the RTI application was inadvertently skipped on the portal - Appellant alleged financial loss - CIC: Penalty of Rs. 5,000/- each on the then PIO & present PIO...more>>



November 12, 2021
Details of guest rooms being maintained in Officers’ Mess at Suranussi Military Station was denied u/s 8(1)(j) - CIC: Some part of the information such as building name, name of guest rooms, location etc can be provided; Denial of names of guest upheld...more>>
November 10, 2021
Appellant sought to know the reasons for not replying to his representation sent to Dr. Jitendra Singh relating to the implementation of provisions of reservation with retrospective effect - CIC: Relief sought is not amenable to the jurisdiction of CIC...more>>



Articles

Providing copy of “Inter-Caste Marriage” certificates tantamounts to providing third party information
July 27, 2022
Madras HC: Details of the spouse of the candidate registered in employment exchange are exempt   more>>
Is a reply to a RTI application admissible in a court of law as evidence?
June 7, 2022
An attested signed copy has been accepted by many courts as a piece of evidence   more>>
Analysis of the Central Information Commission’s (CIC) Annual Report for the year 2020-21
March 7, 2022
Trends with regard to rejection of RTIs in the Central Public Authorities   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>>