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Information about Grievance Petition submitted to PMO and steps taken by DARPG to address the issue as per CPGRAMS norms - PIO: Grievance has been closed by AICTE; Name, designation of concerned person is available on portal - CIC: No further intervention     Right to Information Act 2005    Appellant: Copy of passport renewal application of my wife is not exempt u/s 8 (1) (j) as marriage is presently valid; Apprehension that false information regarding marital status has been indicated - CIC: Personal information of a third party is exempt     Right to Information Act 2005    Information about a dormant Bank account - CIC: The second appeal filed by the appellant was time-barred & in absence of any application for condonation of delay in filing the second appeal, after a lapse of almost two years, the same is not maintainable     Right to Information Act 2005    Copies of orders regarding establishment and jurisdiction of all special courts/ CBI courts at Jaipur for trial of PC Act cases were not available with them - CIC: RTI application was not replied in a comprehensive manner; Provide a revised reply     Right to Information Act 2005    PIO: (Extra) Rs. 10/- has been sent back to the applicant as there is no provision to accept additional fee in advance - CIC: Although the information provided by the PIO is appropriate, the delay caused in providing the same is viewed adversely     Right to Information Act 2005    Information about CESTAT order - Hearing notice sent to AC CGST returned with remarks of the postal authority ‘addressee moved’ - CIC re-scheduled the instant matter - Notice of hearing should be sent on the correct address of the Public Authority     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

May 15, 2024
Respondent remained absent despite service of notice - CIC: Absence of the respondent is viewed seriously by the Commission and the PIO is cautioned to be careful in future - CIC directed to provide revised point-wise reply against point Nos. 6 to 8 ...more>>
May 13, 2024
Guidelines regarding transfer of MBBS students from Ukraine to other country to complete remaining education - PIO: Queries raised by Foreign Medical Students from Ukraine & China have been uploaded on NMC website - CIC: Appropriate response provided...more>>



May 8, 2024
RTI application filed with PACL Nodal Officer and Secretary, Judge (Retd) R.M. Lotha Committee - CIC: Appellant has filed the First Appeal before the FAA, SEBI without even filing any RTI Application with SEBI; Appeal is not maintainable...more>>
May 6, 2024
CIC: Outstretching the interpretation of Section 2(f) to include deductions & inferences to be drawn by the PIO is unwarranted; It casts immense pressure on PIOs to ensure that they provide the correct deduction to avoid being subject to penal provisions...more>>



May 3, 2024
Alleged wrong degree certificate by BIT Mesra University - CIC strongly advises the PIO to follow up on the correspondence and facilitate proper redressal of the grievance as it seemingly affects the welfare of similarly placed community of students...more>>
May 1, 2024
Matter of cruelty to cattle at BHEL - CIC: No reply has been provided till date which is a violation of the timeframe stipulated under RTI Act - Smt Prachi Jain, CPIO & Assistant Secretary to show cause explaining why penal action should not be initiated...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>>