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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    Appellant indicated 4 PIOs of different zones to whom the queries pertained; Despite knowing, he filed single RTI application expecting the PIO to collect the information from the zones - CIC: Appellant advised to exercise his right in a judicious manner     Right to Information Act 2005    Respondent: Appellant had raised voluminous queries under multiple heads such as NSE Colo case, NSE penalty, Forensic Audit, SEBI settlement, proceedings, etc. and all of them were addressed in point- wise manner - CIC: Appeal is dismissed     Right to Information Act 2005    PIO: No document indicating specific Charter of Duties of LDC, UDC & OS is available in the Directorate; Army Head Quarter has 28 Line Directorate and all of them are independent appointing authority - CIC: No intervention required     Right to Information Act 2005    CIC: Since the Appellant had also sought adjudication of his dispute using the RTI, the reply is upheld - Scope of RTI Act extends only to disclosure of information as defined u/s 2(f) and not in redressal of grievances or resolving inter se disputes     Right to Information Act 2005    Appellant: Incorrect that information has already been published on website as no headings corresponding to 4(1)(b)(iii), (iv), (v), (vi) and others; First appeals disposed off mechanically without application of mind - CIC: Appropriate response provided     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

April 29, 2024
Information relating to India Non-Judicial stamp paper - CIC: The RTI Application and First Appeal are filed by separate individuals; Since the channel of First Appeal has not been properly exhausted by the Appellant, the second appeal is not maintainable...more>>
April 26, 2024
Legal basis for constituting a selection committee for shortlisting applicant for CIC; Records evidencing that the Cabinet Secretary exercised his mind to find that Ms. Amita Pandove possessed all the qualifications - CIC: Appropriate response provided...more>>



April 24, 2024
CIC: Testing procedure followed for testing of certain parameters of a Polymer (Flocculant) procured by Security Paper Mill through public tender is a matter of public interest; Not a core activity and does not affect security interests in any manner...more>>
April 22, 2024
Certified copy of entire pages of correspondence & noting side of the file by which a particular order was issued - Respondent: Information regarding transfer of other employees has no relationship to any public activity or interest - CIC: Denial upheld...more>>



April 19, 2024
Denial of specific part of regulation from which the clause "promotion to a higher grade cannot be made without having the corresponding position available in the higher grade and no promotion can be made effective from a retrospective date” upheld by CIC...more>>
April 17, 2024
Copy of NOC issued to an Airman (IAF) was denied claiming that it is 'Personal Information' the disclosure of which would cause unwarranted invasion to the privacy of the individual - CIC: Denial u/s 8(1)(j) upheld; No larger public interest disclosed...more>>



Articles

An analysis of the orders of the CIC : RTI Study 2
August 31, 2012
Study of the penalty proceedings, compensation awarded and the recommendations given by the CIC   more>>
An analysis of the orders of the CIC : RTI Study 1
August 29, 2012
Outcome of the appeals filed with the CIC – 1 out of 4 appellants gets the complete information in second appeal   more>>
The details of the RTI applicant should not be made public
August 7, 2012
Many Public Authorities send the copy the RTI application to the third party   more>>

Comments

Can RTI information be given on the email id provided by the applicant?
March 26, 2024
Is there any fee prescribed for providing information through email?   more>>
The unfolding of the Electoral Bond saga is a frightening and worrisome tale
March 16, 2024
. क्या भारतीय लोकतंत्र अधिकतम बोली लगाने वालों के लिए बिक रहा है?   more>>
लोगो का हक है कि वह आरटीआई अपनी मातृभाषा में कर सके
February 19, 2024
Should RTI application be replied in Punjabi and Urdu in the state of Delhi?   more>>