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Notings from the file of M/s Vadilal Dairy International Ltd - CIC: Respondent could not point out the portions of the notings which were exempted under Sec. 8 (1) d) of the RTI Act and reasons behind denial of the information; Disclose exercising Sec. 10     Right to Information Act 2005    Guidelines regarding the authenticity of usage of Swamy's Medical Attendance Rule while dealing with any kind of medical reimbursement - CIC: Giving reasons/ opinions/ interpretations, etc are beyond the scope of duty of the CPIO     Right to Information Act 2005    Respondent remained absent despite service of notice - CIC: Absence of the respondent is viewed seriously by the Commission and the PIO is cautioned to be careful in future - CIC directed to provide revised point-wise reply against point Nos. 6 to 8     Right to Information Act 2005    Guidelines regarding transfer of MBBS students from Ukraine to other country to complete remaining education - PIO: Queries raised by Foreign Medical Students from Ukraine & China have been uploaded on NMC website - CIC: Appropriate response provided     Right to Information Act 2005    RTI application filed with PACL Nodal Officer and Secretary, Judge (Retd) R.M. Lotha Committee - CIC: Appellant has filed the First Appeal before the FAA, SEBI without even filing any RTI Application with SEBI; Appeal is not maintainable     Right to Information Act 2005    CIC: Outstretching the interpretation of Section 2(f) to include deductions & inferences to be drawn by the PIO is unwarranted; It casts immense pressure on PIOs to ensure that they provide the correct deduction to avoid being subject to penal provisions     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   
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Case Laws

April 19, 2024
Denial of specific part of regulation from which the clause "promotion to a higher grade cannot be made without having the corresponding position available in the higher grade and no promotion can be made effective from a retrospective date” upheld by CIC...more>>
April 17, 2024
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...more>>



April 15, 2024
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...more>>
April 12, 2024
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...more>>



April 10, 2024
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...more>>
April 8, 2024
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...more>>



Articles

Would the Digital Personal Data Protection (DPDP) Bill weaken the RTI Act, 2005?
August 5, 2023
With “Data” achieving the status of the new gold, the importance of safety of personal data is not disputed   more>>
An examination of the legal provisions regarding transfer of Privacy Rights of the deceased in India
July 22, 2023
The personal right of action dies with the person and cannot be inherited   more>>
What are the privacy rights of a dead individual? Do celebrities have special rights?
July 18, 2023
An analysis of the High Court judgment in the Sushant Singh Rajput case   more>>

Comments

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>>
On last date of the maximum time limit for the reply, the PIO stated that information doesn't fall under him
August 19, 2023
As per section 6(3) of the RTI Act, the request had to be transferred to other department within 5 days   more>>
It does not require too much arithmetic to conclude whether the DPDP Bill could be passed as such
August 9, 2023
The Digital Personal Data Protection (DPDP) Bill, 2023 has been passed by the Rajya Sabha   more>>