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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   
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

January 10, 2024
CIC: Furnish correct and complete information - CIC took a serious view of the absence of the PIO and sought a written statement explaining his absence, along with the comments of the FAA - SCN for penalty u/s 20(1) and disciplinary proceedings u/s 20(2)...more>>
January 8, 2024
Respondent: As per FCI circular, confidential report may be weeded out after 5 years of retirement; APAR dossier of Appellant has been weeded out with the approval of the Competent Authority - CIC: PIO to furnish a copy of the Record Retention Schedule...more>>



January 5, 2024
Certified true copy of the action taken on EFIR and the reasons for delay - CIC: RTI application has not been attended appropriately as the point wise was poorly drafted causing ambiguity; Provide a clear and cogent point wise reply with updated facts...more>>
January 3, 2024
Respondent: Upon completion of investigation, case file was deposited before the Court; Statements sought by the Appellant are not available in their records - Appellant: Original statement is not available in the judicial file - CIC: Send an affidavit...more>>



January 1, 2024
Information sought by ex-employee - CIC: Send a copy of the order sought by the Appellant by speed post; Allow inspection of the Appellant’s personal file, either by himself or by his authorised representative after redacting all third party information ...more>>
December 29, 2023
Appellant had not paid the fee of Rs. 10/- with the RTI application - CIC: 15 days granted to the appellant to deposit the mandatory fees; If the Appellant pays, the Respondent shall grant inspection of the relevant volume or portion of the file to him...more>>



Articles

Papers containing details of the operations launched by Indian Defence Forces in J&K in 1947
October 11, 2021
Disclosure of archival information kept confidential for more than half a century in Public interest   more>>
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>>

Comments

Concern regarding the Digital Personal Data Protection Bill and violation of procedural requirements
December 18, 2022
Bill has the potential to place restrictions on public disclosures mandated by various welfare laws   more>>
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>>