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Dissatisfied with the non-receipt of information, a complaint was filed - PIO (President Secretariat): RTI Application was not received by the concerned section - CIC is satisfied with the explanation as the RTI application was not received by PIO     Right to Information Act 2005    Information from Bank - CIC: It was not the case that the respondent PNB had not given any reply and no mala fide could be attributed to the decision taken by them; There appears to be no merit in the complaint and accordingly, complaint is disposed of     Right to Information Act 2005    NIC: Role of NIC team is to provide technical support; The CIC owns the public authority module - CIC: The PIO of CIC must make sure that information which is exempted from disclosure under RTI Act must not be disclosed to the appellant     Right to Information Act 2005    Instructions that education institutions cannot keep original documents of students, Cost for NAAC inspection, number of NAAC team members, source of revenue of UGC etc. CIC: Appellant informed that he had received the information; No intervention needed     Right to Information Act 2005    Appellant sought specific information related to his deceased son, but the Respondent chosen to give vague reply to the Appellant; It shows the clear malafide intent of the PIO in obstructing basic information - CIC: Re-examine and give point-wise reply     Right to Information Act 2005    Relevant hyperlink has been furnished to the Appellant - CIC: When an information or record is already in the public domain, the same cannot be said to be held or under the control of public authority and it is deemed to be given to the public at large     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    Takeaways from the Supreme Court verdict on the Electoral Bond Scheme     Right to Information Act 2005    We will know, we will live - RTI     Right to Information Act 2005    Disclosure of third party agreements entered into by UIDAI for handling grievance redressal     Right to Information Act 2005   
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Case Laws

September 29, 2023
Documents regarding goods exported were denied u/s 8(1)(d) to a partner of the firm which subsequently converted into a Pvt. Ltd. company wherein applicant is one of the Directors - CIC: Provide information free of cost after verifying Partnership Deed...more>>
September 27, 2023
Appellant sought for steps taken by Banking Ombudsman regarding his complaint number and details of Conversation made with bank - CIC found no infirmity in the reply and upheld the order of PIO as a sequel to further clarifications tendered during hearing...more>>



September 25, 2023
Information about IBC proceedings of Dewan Housing Finance Corporation - CIC: PIO is only a communicator of information based on the records held in the office and cannot be expected to do research work to deduce anything from the material therein...more>>
September 22, 2023
CIC: Appellant sought for humungous information based on conjecture and interrogative queries, all of which has been duly replied to in a point-wise manner by the PIO; Appellant has not made any substantial ground of appeal against it; Appeal rejected...more>>



September 20, 2023
Information regarding land records based on which petrol pump was allotted was denied u/s 8(1)(j) & 8(1) (d) - CIC: Appellant shall submit necessary document establishing his ownership of the land; Respondent to offer inspection of documents if convinced...more>>
September 18, 2023
Complaint regarding grabbing of settlement dues of appellant after forging her signatures on documents - CIC: Since the inquiry pending with UPSC, final outcome cannot be provided; Provide the latest position of the averred complaints to the Appellant...more>>



Articles

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>>
Fate of the complaint filed before the erstwhile Jammu and Kashmir Human Rights Commission
February 15, 2022
Pending human rights cases should be disposed of as per law by the Competent Authority   more>>
Entries in Birth and Death Register are public documents and cannot be termed a 'Third Party Information'
October 31, 2021
High Court directs to provide copies of Death Certificate under RTI Act   more>>

Comments

The Central Information Commission at Delhi is without its Chief
October 6, 2023
Tenure of Shri Y. K. Sinha. Chief Information Commissioner comes to an end on October 3, 2023   more>>
The Tirumala Tirupati temple is a public authority which falls under the ambit of the RTI Act
September 18, 2023
Stop the interference of the Government to say that the TTD is independent   more>>
Can reply to the RTI application be sent on personal id which appears suspicious?
September 11, 2023
Reply to the RTI forwarded by speed post was returned back for incomplete address   more>>