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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    Respondent: Medical bill submitted by the complainant was processed repeatedly to PCDA (CC) Lucknow; Hospital has verified that bills are genuine and has given CTC of the same; Bills will be forwarded to the PCDA office - CIC: Complaint dismissed     Right to Information Act 2005    Information regarding Dependent Identity Card issued by Indian Army - Respondent: It is issued by the CO; Issued to avail travelling, medical facility as well as CSD canteen facility besides being proof of identity - CIC: No further action required     Right to Information Act 2005    CIC: RTI queries are worded in a manner that conveys sheer anguish being harbored by the Appellant; Under the garb of seeking for information, he appears to be channelizing his grievance by raising speculative and interrogative queries; Provide status     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    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    Service particulars of colleagues to be furnished for dispute arises relating to confirmation, seniority, promotion     Right to Information Act 2005   
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Case Laws

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>>
January 17, 2024
Updated status of complaint was sought - CIC: There is no malafide denial of information on the part of the concerned PIO and hence no action is warranted under section 18 and 20 of the Act; PIO to furnish copy of order of FAA and reply of SHO...more>>



January 15, 2024
Information related to GD entries of 26.03.2021 when allegedly ASI/IO Shivangi Katiyar came to the Appellant’s house to threaten her was not provided - CIC: Respondent shall re-examine the matter and send a revised reply furnishing information, as sought...more>>
January 12, 2024
CIC: PIO & FAA have erred in providing the information related to the third party - CIC: Insistence to certify the documents regarding the third party’s service matter would be unwarranted; PIO & FAA to acquaint themselves well with the RTI provisions...more>>



Articles

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>>
Karnataka HC: Provide copy of report with enclosures when the investigation in the matter had been concluded
October 20, 2021
Option of getting it from Magistrate cannot be a ground to deny the information under RTI   more>>

Comments

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>>
A citizen should file an application with the public authority to obtain information under RTI
August 8, 2023
I wish to obtain certain information under the RTI Act, 2005   more>>