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Information regarding cost analysis of Cement and Steel produced in India - PIO was not able to locate the holder of information - CIC: Unless PIO is certain as to who is the custodian, he cannot transfer the RTI application to any other public authority     Right to Information Act 2005    LPG benefits under Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana - PIO: It does not pertain to RL Division - CIC: The PIO should have transferred the application to the holder of the information u/s 6(3), or obtained the information by taking assistance u/s 5(4)     Right to Information Act 2005    Reasons for not auctioning the property seized by SEBI and the likely date of auction - PIO: Clarification is not information u/s 2(f) - CIC: Appellant is investor in the said company, therefore he has a right to know the status of these seized properties     Right to Information Act 2005    Information about various Regulatory State Council (Medical, Dental, Nursing & Physiotherapy) - CIC: No reply has been provided by the then PIO or FAA; It is disappointing to note the utter disregard towards the provisions of the RTI Act; SCN for penalty     Right to Information Act 2005    Information regarding other officials of Postal Assistant working in operative offices and whose induction training period has been counted for financial upgradation - CIC: Details of other officials contains their personal information exempt u/s 8(1)(j)     Right to Information Act 2005    CIC: Severing the name and designation of any officer can be done u/s 10 of the RTI Act to protect the identity of the officer who has given his comments; PIO was within his power to mask the name & designation of the officer while providing the enclosure     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    Providing copy of “Inter-Caste Marriage” certificates tantamounts to providing third party information     Right to Information Act 2005    Is a reply to a RTI application admissible in a court of law as evidence?     Right to Information Act 2005    Analysis of the Central Information Commission’s (CIC) Annual Report for the year 2020-21     Right to Information Act 2005   

Case Laws

June 14, 2022
Expense certificate for the purpose of remuneration/salary of CSC was denied u/s 8(1)(j) of the RTI Act - CIC: Denial not justified as general information was asked relating to expenses; directed the PIO to provide suitable information to the appellant...more>>
June 12, 2022
CIC: Denial of information on the plea that inquiry is pending without substantiating the same u/S 8 or 9 of RTI Act and ignoring the fact that information sought for concerns the Appellant only for which he has every right to know, was inappropriate...more>>



June 7, 2022
Appellant sought for the entire file wherein prosecution sanction as well as sanction for initiating major penalty proceedings was processed - CIC: Since the inquiry report had not been submitted as on the date of the reply, denial u/s 8(1)(h) upheld...more>>
June 2, 2022
Applicant’s mother’s name was removed from the nominee list of his deceased father’s service records & second wife was shown as nominee - Information pertaining nomination of wife for gratuity payment was denied u/s 8(1)(j) - CIC: Take assistance u/s...more>>



May 30, 2022
CIC: PIO could not provide the hyperlink where the information is available on the website - Appellant denied the availability of information on the website - CIC: For transparency, information available on the website can be printed and given to appelant...more>>
May 26, 2022
CIC: Delay appears to be inadvertent as it is not a case of non- response but the PIO exercised his judgment and it would not be appropriate to take penal action for an error in understanding the provisions of the RTI Act; Penalty proceedings dropped...more>>



Articles

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>>
COVID 19 casualty – Most State Information Commissions in quarantine
April 29, 2020
COVID lockdown has turned the citizenry into passive consumers of information   more>>
Are the Gujarat High Court Rules in consonance with the provisions of the RTI Act?
April 7, 2020
The scope of the RTI Act is being restricted by the Supreme Court judgment   more>>

Comments

Specific RTI pay stamps of necessary denominations may be introduced
July 9, 2021
Payment of fee under the RTI Act would be facilitated by pay stamp   more>>
No Portrait should be allowed in Government offices since it is a place of serving the public
July 5, 2021
Leaders should not take advantage all the time to remind their power and authority   more>>
The pricing of services by the courier companies need to be monitored
July 3, 2021
For a marginal difference in weight, the rate charged rises disproportionately   more>>