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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

February 10, 2022
Appellant harped on the delay in reply and requested for penalizing the PIO - CIC: The contentions regarding delay are inconsequential in view of the fact that timely response with available information has been furnished by the PIO with his initial reply...more>>
February 7, 2022
Itinerary of PM Modi during particular days and details of his meeting with Bear Grylls a renowned survival expert - CIC: In compliance with the FAA’s order, appropriate response has been provided albeit a slight delay for which the CPIO, PMO is cautioned...more>>



February 2, 2022
CIC: Respondent has blatantly erred in not providing any reply; Respondent has not even submitted any written submission to the CIC even 10 days after receiving the hearing notice; As information exempt u/s 8(1)(j), no further scope for invention...more>>
January 27, 2022
The status of investigation against a General Manager and issues related thereto was sought - CIC: The then PIO who failed to furnish any reply to the appellant in due time has been relived from the service; Furnish the broad outcome of investigation...more>>



January 24, 2022
PIO: The documents asked for are of more than 10 years which were held in the destruction board; A sincere effort was made to trace out the documents from old files - CIC: The delay in reply was due to negligence; A token penalty of Rs 2000/- imposed...more>>
January 19, 2022
CIC: In case the appellant is a bidder and entitled to witness the price bid at the time of opening the said bid, the comparative statement of the price bid should be provided to the appellant after following severability; Warning to the CPIO...more>>



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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>>