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Copy of NOC issued to an Airman (IAF) was denied claiming that it is 'Personal Information' the disclosure of which would cause unwarranted invasion to the privacy of the individual - CIC: Denial u/s 8(1)(j) upheld; No larger public interest disclosed     Right to Information Act 2005    PIO informed the Appellant that the information sought is not available in their office and transferred the application to Bangalore Development Authority u/s 6(3) - Appellant did not approach the transferee Public Authority - CIC: No intervention needed     Right to Information Act 2005    Transfer of pension to wrong account - Neither the RTI application nor the first appeal was responded by the respondent, on account of non-receipt - Respondent furnished a reply which the appellant claimed to have not received - CIC: Provide revised reply     Right to Information Act 2005    Information regarding home loan in which appellant’s mother, i.e., late Smt. V Jain was a guarantor - CIC: Information was related to third party property loan (Mr. Pradeep Jain and Smt. V Jain), and both are alive; No public activity or interest involved     Right to Information Act 2005    Total number of accounts opened by PNB under different welfare schemes - Delay of almost two years - CIC: PIO is cautioned and advised to strengthen its RTI portal to enable effective and timely disposal of RTI applications and first appeals in future     Right to Information Act 2005    CIC: The issue raised by the Appellant remains unanswered due to non-availability of any material information in the records; Advisory u/s 25(5) issued to the Office of Insurance Ombudsman to look into such cases in larger public interest     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    Are the state-funded ‘public trust institutions’ obligated to provide ‘information’ under the RTI Act?     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   
2nd edition of "PIOs Guide on RTI" published - Based on study of over one lakh orders of CIC and judgments of Courts - Book carries subject wise case laws, latest legal updates, Practical tips for PIOs and FAAs - Needs of all stakeholders covered

Case Laws

March 20, 2024
PIO: RTI Application was misplaced and could not be traced which resulted into delay in dissemination of information - CIC: There is no malafide denial of information on the part of the CPIO and hence no action is warranted u/s 18 and 20 of the RTI Act...more>>
March 18, 2024
Process of recognizing law colleges: U/s 25 (5), the CIC recommends the Bar Council of India to voluntarily disclose every inspection report of the affiliated colleges/universities recognised in order to enhance transparency in the recognizing process...more>>



March 16, 2024
Respondent: First appeal was addressed to CBI Bhopal, therefore, could not be disposed of by IT Office - CIC: RTI Application replied appropriately; In the absence of appellant to plead his case or contest the CPIO’s submissions, no scope of intervention...more>>
March 14, 2024
Non-compliance of CIC order - PIO: Office has never received copy of the Order dated 06.11.2023; On receipt of a RTI, the online portal was gone through and accordingly, the orders were found - CIC: Respondent directed to be cautious in future...more>>



March 12, 2024
Appellant sought information whether he is eligible for the payment of gratuity as the same was denied on the pretext that he has not completed 5 years of service - CIC: Giving reasons/ opinions/ interpretations, etc are beyond the scope of duty of PIO...more>>
March 10, 2024
ACR - CIC empathizes with the concern of the Appellant and advises him to pursue the matter through proper channel - CIC: Respondent (Tis Hazari Court) to look at the online ACR system (SPARROW by NIC) with a view to adopt it for their own organization...more>>



Articles

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>>
Service particulars of colleagues to be furnished for dispute arises relating to confirmation, seniority, promotion
August 30, 2023
For redressal of grievance, an employee has to have full service particulars of other employees   more>>
Can Section 8(2) of the RTI Act overcome the Section 44(3) of the DPDP Act?
August 14, 2023
Section 44(3) of the DPDP Act restricts the disclosure of information in larger public interest u/s 8(1)(j)   more>>

Comments

One of the best judgement in favour of corruption free office administration
July 27, 2023
Salute to RTI Foundation of India for publishing the judgment about disclosure of the minutes of the DPC   more>>
Can the information received by any person through RTI be submitted as evidence under PIDPI?
July 23, 2023
The guidelines for filing a complaint under PIDPI and the supportive evidence needed   more>>
A few mails received from the readers of RTI Foundation of India are reproduced below:
July 9, 2023
Readers are requested to communicate in Hindi or English only   more>>