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The status of investigation against a General Manager and issues related thereto was sought - CIC: The then PIO who failed to furnish any reply to the appellant in due time has been relived from the service; Furnish the broad outcome of investigation     Right to Information Act 2005    PIO: The documents asked for are of more than 10 years which were held in the destruction board; A sincere effort was made to trace out the documents from old files - CIC: The delay in reply was due to negligence; A token penalty of Rs 2000/- imposed     Right to Information Act 2005    CIC: In case the appellant is a bidder and entitled to witness the price bid at the time of opening the said bid, the comparative statement of the price bid should be provided to the appellant after following severability; Warning to the CPIO     Right to Information Act 2005    PIO: Information regarding lawful interception was exempt from disclosure u/s 8(1)(a), 8(1)(g) and 8(1)(h) of the RTI Act; Records destroyed in 6 months as per Indian Telegraph Rules, 1951 - CIC found no reason to intervene in this matter     Right to Information Act 2005    Information about recruitment to the post of Primary Teacher at Air Force School, Sarsawa was denied claiming that it is not a public authority u/s 2(h) - Appellant submitted that she was appointed as a Teacher & was wrongly removed - CIC upheld the order     Right to Information Act 2005    Transfer of application u/s 6(3) - CIC: Appropriate response as per the provisions of the RTI Act has been provided and the Respondent is not obliged to transfer the RTI application to the State Government as per the DoPT OM 10/2/2008-IR dated 12.06.2008     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    Entries in Birth and Death Register are public documents and cannot be termed a 'Third Party Information'     Right to Information Act 2005    Karnataka HC: Provide copy of report with enclosures when the investigation in the matter had been concluded     Right to Information Act 2005    Papers containing details of the operations launched by Indian Defence Forces in J&K in 1947     Right to Information Act 2005   

Case Laws

November 18, 2021
Information regarding two IMPS transactions from SBI was provided 16 months later claiming that the RTI application was inadvertently skipped on the portal - Appellant alleged financial loss - CIC: Penalty of Rs. 5,000/- each on the then PIO & present PIO...more>>
November 12, 2021
Details of guest rooms being maintained in Officers’ Mess at Suranussi Military Station was denied u/s 8(1)(j) - CIC: Some part of the information such as building name, name of guest rooms, location etc can be provided; Denial of names of guest upheld...more>>



November 10, 2021
Appellant sought to know the reasons for not replying to his representation sent to Dr. Jitendra Singh relating to the implementation of provisions of reservation with retrospective effect - CIC: Relief sought is not amenable to the jurisdiction of CIC...more>>
November 8, 2021
CIC recorded severe admonition for the PIO for his failure to appear before the bench in person - CIC warned against wasting the time and resources in future by opting for last minute changes in the preferred mode of hearing; Explanation of PIO called for...more>>



November 6, 2021
Rules for availing compensatory leave for working Saturday, Sunday and holidays and the reasons for not allowing to take compensatory leave in tabular form were sought - CIC: Exempt u/S 8(1)(j) as being related to the personal information of third parties...more>>
November 4, 2021
Denial of ACC notes was upheld by FAA - CIC: Since the matter relates to disclosure of ACC recommendations made by the Cabinet Secretariat and the matter is subjudice in Delhi High Court, it would be judicious to await the final outcome of the matter...more>>



Articles

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June 8, 2020
We must develop common templates for information disclosure for use across the country   more>>
HC: No penalty if experienced lawyer says records destroyed by termites
May 14, 2020
Is it the responsibility of the RTI applicant to prove that the PIO is wrong?   more>>
Amidst lockdown, The Right to Information Act (RTI Act) quietly turns sweet sixteen
May 12, 2020
Statistically, RTI is not a burden on the PIOs, though mind-set is slow to change   more>>

Comments

I have not received order of Appeal filed with the Uttar Pradesh State Information Commission
January 3, 2022
The status of the appeals filed with the UP State Information Commission is difficult to find   more>>
The RTI applicant is asking for information in his own format in tabular form
December 27, 2021
Charges for sending the soft copies of 500 pages through RTI online portal   more>>
उत्तर प्रदेश सूचना आयोग के कथनी करनी में एक रूपता कभी नहीं रही
December 5, 2021
परिणाम देखने पर ही कुछ कहा जा सकता है   more>>