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Information regarding complaint - CIC: It is a Complaint under the RTI Act where no further direction for disclosure of information can be given: Only required to be ascertained if it has been denied with a malafide intention or an unreasonable cause     Right to Information Act 2005    PIO: The RTI application and first appeal were not received; On receipt of second appeal, it was transferred u/s 6(3) to State GST to whom the matter pertains - CIC: File an affidavit deposing categorically that the application & appeal were not received     Right to Information Act 2005    CIC: Provide certified legible copy of the explantion submitted by PIO to the Commission regarding the SCN - CIC: Appellant has right to file a non-compliance complaint in the Commission as per the practice rather than filing fresh RTI Application     Right to Information Act 2005    CIC: Appropriate reply has not been furnished by the PIO as per the provisions of the RTI Act; PIO directed to seek clarification from the appellant and furnish information - CIC: Look into the grievance of the Appellant in accordance with the guidelines     Right to Information Act 2005    An ex-employee sought information regarding alleged fake and inaccurate entries in the CTS/CMS at Banking Ombudsman Office - CIC: Appellant is raising speculative statements and expressing conjecture to channelise his service-related grievance     Right to Information Act 2005    Tax details and GST returns were denied claiming it is confidential Third Party information - CIC: Appellant has stretched her apprehensions and is merely expressing conjecture against the tax liability of the averred entities; No 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    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    Can Section 8(2) of the RTI Act overcome the Section 44(3) of the DPDP Act?     Right to Information Act 2005   
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Case Laws

October 23, 2023
Name of CPIO & FAA at CBI, provisions of law about nondisclosure of name of CPIO & FAA while disposing of application/ Appeal etc. was sought - CIC: As the RTI Application & Appeal(s) have been filed collectively by two persons, it is not maintainable...more>>
October 20, 2023
Denial of information about the joining, retirement, promotions and increment etc. of a driver u/s 8(1)(j) was upheld - CIC: PIO to send a proper written explanation for disregarding the Commission’s notice of hearing by not appearing before the bench...more>>



October 18, 2023
Appellant was suspended and needed information to prove that he was appointed on compassionate ground - CIC directed the PIO to furnish a copy of the Record Retention Schedule, free of cost via speed-post and via e-mail; No intervention required...more>>
October 16, 2023
Information about schemes proposed and being run to empower the transgender - CIC admonished the conduct of the then PIO for not providing any reply to the Appellant within the stipulated time frame as mandated in the RTI Act; Public authority cautioned...more>>



October 11, 2023
As per NIOS Examination Bye-Laws, Answer Books are retained for 45 days – It was not informed to the Appellant by FAA / PIO - CIC: Make effort to search their database in a prudent manner to find the relevant records and if available, provide to Appellant...more>>
October 9, 2023
Copy of seniority list of TES Gr. B submitted to the Expert Committee appointed by the Supreme Court in connection with Rule 206 seniority case CA No.4389/2010 - BSNL: No such record of Seniority list is traceable in office - CIC: No intervention required...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

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>>
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>>