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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    Respondent: Information involved procedure followed by the University on the basis of marks of multiple candidates - CIC: Relevant exemption clauses u/s 8 (1) of the RTI Act were not cited by the erstwhile CPIO; Re-visit point no. (v) of RTI application     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

February 2, 2024
In a Complaint filed u/s 18 of the RTI Act, CIC is only required to ascertain if the information has been denied with a malafide intent or due to an unreasonable cause; Section 18 and 19 serve two different purposes; One cannot be a substitute for other...more>>
January 31, 2024
Details of the official duty travel to outside of Delhi by Flight of 4 police officers like destination, Travel Date, amount spent etc. was sought - CIC: Reply is inadequate; Respondent to furnish a revised reply addressing the queries raised by Appellant...more>>



January 29, 2024
Kerala Cadre Forest Service Officer sought grounds for curtailment of deputation tenure - Appellant: If the information sought was given timely, he could have raised his grievance before an appropriate authority - CIC: SCN for penalty to PIO and FAA...more>>
January 26, 2024
Manner of utilisation of foreign contribution by Centre for Urban and Regional Excellence as per FCRA - Complaint against non-compliance of CIC directions - CIC: Reply sent by the Respondent is inadequate; A clear and accurate response should be furnished...more>>



January 22, 2024
Applicant was provided opportunity to attend the personal hearing on two occasions but he chose not to attend - Respondent: Appellant was absconding - CIC: Provide an opportunity to the Appellant or his authorised representative to inspect the records ...more>>
January 19, 2024
Appellant sought information regarding the PF dues of her late husband which was not provided - CIC directed RPFO-II, Kolkata to consult the concerned officials in EPFO, Jamshedpur and provide a revised point wise reply as per records by 15.02.2024...more>>



Articles

Takeaways from the Supreme Court verdict on the Electoral Bond Scheme
February 25, 2024
The Supreme Court judgment would set new paradigms for the funding of the political parties   more>>
We will know, we will live - RTI
December 31, 2023
A broad look at the RTI Act, 2005 since its inception including the different issues plaguing it   more>>
Disclosure of third party agreements entered into by UIDAI for handling grievance redressal
October 6, 2023
Delhi HC: Entire contract need not be kept a secret and there is nothing inappropriate in disclosure   more>>

Comments

Different replies to the RTI Applications by different PIOs of the same public authority
May 6, 2023
My RTI Application was transferred to field office and I received 20 different replies   more>>
The PIO is expected to provide the information in the format which is available in the office
April 9, 2023
Can I ask the PIO to send a bulk paper information to my email by making a PDF?   more>>
I have visited HUDA LAO office, Gurgaon in person but got no satisfactory reply
March 30, 2023
No one bothered to inform me whether our RTI applications have been received by speed post   more>>