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Under the impression that RTI application was already replied, PIO returned the RTI application - PIO expressed regret for the mistake saying there was no malafide intention - CIC: Send a copy of written submission to Appellant; No further intervention     Right to Information Act 2005    Appellant: Age limit for the Position of Chairman & Secretary managing the Self - financing Colleges was sought - CIC: A day before hearing, respondent sent additional information sought to the appellant and the appellant was satisfied; No intervention     Right to Information Act 2005    Certified copies of documents regarding appellant’s early retirement under Rule 56 (j) - Appellant claimed that she was given early retirement without any reason - CIC directed the PIO to provide an opportunity to the Appellant to inspect records     Right to Information Act 2005    Copy of account opening form of a deceased was denied u/s 8 (1) (j) - PIO: Appellant has not produced any relevant documents such as death certificate, legal heir proof, etc. along with her RTI application - CIC: Appellant advised to furnish the documents     Right to Information Act 2005    Policy regarding import of drones - PIO denied the information claiming applicant is seeking clarification and not seeking information as defined u/s 2(f) - FAA: It is personal information of third party exempt u/s 8(1)(j) - CIC: No deliberate denial     Right to Information Act 2005    Information about Transfer orders on Metnet portal - CIC: For some delay in providing the information the respondent tendered unconditional apology; RTI application was inadvertently not replied within the stipulated time and no mala fide was established     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

May 27, 2024
Information about Nagar Van Yojana - CIC: Information sought by the Appellant is dynamic in nature, sufficient reply has been given by the Respondent - CIC: To allay the apprehension of the Appellant, PIO to provide an updated reply; Respondent cautioned ...more>>
May 24, 2024
SASF: List of Companies whose loan accounts were available for settlement was prepared taking into account several strategic & commercial factors including the modes through which accounts were declared NPA - CIC: No public interest warranting disclosure...more>>



May 22, 2024
Details in regards to selection of Graduate Engineer Trainee (GET) were not furnished - Respondent: Information could not be furnished as the recruitment process was on-going at that time - CIC: Since it has attained finality, information can be provided...more>>
May 20, 2024
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...more>>



May 17, 2024
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...more>>
May 15, 2024
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 ...more>>



Articles

Should CBSE be allowed to charge Rs 500/- for a copy of the answer sheet?
July 12, 2021
Demand of exorbitant fee defeats the basic objectives of the RTI Act   more>>
Supreme Court refused to stay the notices issued by RBI to PNB and UBI
July 4, 2021
CIC has stayed FAA orders accepting that disclosure would cause irreparable loss and injury   more>>
Do Citizens Misuse RTI or Powerful Misuse Discretion?
July 1, 2021
A PIL has been filed before the Apex Court seeking guidelines against misuse   more>>

Comments

If the FAA is not responding to the appeal within the prescribed time
December 16, 2022
The RTI appellant should directly proceed to file the second appeal to the Information Commission   more>>
Section 8(1)(j) of the RTI Act is going to be amended in the shield of Personal Data Protection
December 13, 2022
SPIO/CPIO can deny personal information in the shield of personal data protection   more>>
Which government body decides the charges of courier services in India?
December 11, 2022
Each and every courier company charges different rates and is not liable for any loss   more>>