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PIO could not explain denial u/s 8(1)(g) - CIC: Take assistance from the custodian u/s 5(4) and send a suitable reply providing information as much as feasible after applying the provisions of Sec 10 or amplify the applicability of Sec 8(1)(g) of RTI Act     Right to Information Act 2005    CIC: Provide the documents of Ministry of Defence applicable to its combatant Army officer for private business, trade, private employment & speculate in share trading during service - CIC: Documents applicable to Civilian officer to speculate in shares     Right to Information Act 2005    Service book copy of appellant’s deceased husband was denied u/s 8(1)(e) - PIO: The brother and mother of the deceased are the nominees as per records - CIC: Information exempt u/s 8(1)(j); PIO cautioned to invoke the correct exemption clause in future     Right to Information Act 2005    CIC: Even though the CPIO had explained the factual situation, no exemption was claimed which makes the reply incomplete; Simply stating that a matter is subjudice does not mean that the information cannot be disclosed; Consider the RTI application afresh     Right to Information Act 2005    Status of application for issue of new Smart Card for CSD and other related information - CIC: The appellant failed to point out what information he was not able to find on the CSD website; Advised to approach the appropriate forum for grievance redressal     Right to Information Act 2005    PIO: Appellant to intimate the purpose for seeking documents; The information sought is not related to public interest and disclosure is against the Official Secret Act, 1923 - CIC: This reply is grossly improper; PIO advised to remain careful in future     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    Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) focuses primarily on protecting workers in the workplace     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   

Case Laws

July 19, 2022
Criteria of awarding PASCHIM STAR Medal for 1971 war - CIC: Appellant could not substantiate its availability with Navy nor was able to produce any of his own records to prove his participation and presence in the referred war - CIC: No scope for relief...more>>
July 17, 2022
CIC: Appellant has misled the CIC by averring that he has not received any reply qua the instant RTI Application but he himself has uploaded the reply on the link of the registry of this bench under his signature - Appellant admonished for the conduct...more>>



July 13, 2022
Cost of “Printing and associated cost” of Electoral Bond (EBs) was denied u/s 8(1)(a) - CIC: Similar information has been provided earlier in connection with other RTI applications of the same appellant by the DEA; Denial by PIO (SPMCIL) is not acceptable...more>>
July 11, 2022
Delay in reply - CIC: In view of the unfortunate demise of the then PIO, no action can be taken on the present complaint for the delay and the falsity in the reply has not been proved - CIC: Delay justified due to COVID and the volume of information asked...more>>



July 8, 2022
Bio-data as submitted by an officer, details of any pending enquiry and related information was sought - PIO denied information to the appellant u/S 8(i)(j) of the RTI Act - CIC: The service/appointment related details sought are hit by Section 8(1)(j)...more>>
July 5, 2022
Details of action taken on the communications details and certain bills was not given - FAA failed to pass a speaking order - CIC: A final opportunity is given to the PIO to take corrective steps and provide a final point-wise reply to the appellant...more>>



Articles

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>>
Do Citizens Misuse RTI or Powerful Misuse Discretion?
July 1, 2021
A PIL has been filed before the Apex Court seeking guidelines against misuse   more>>
CIC expresses severe displeasure over the conduct of the then PIO for not providing timely reply
June 12, 2021
Action against the PIO under Section 20 for the gross violation of the provisions of the RTI Act   more>>

Comments

The RTI Applicant has given his wrong address in an online RTI application
August 24, 2022
Can a physical letter be sent to the RTI applicant when an application has been filed online?   more>>
I am a victim of Kakinada SEZ of Andhra Pradesh
August 20, 2022
KSCZ is not considered as public authority and the information is not provided   more>>
An applicant wants information regarding a complaint filed by him
July 27, 2022
The RTI Act empowers a citizen to seek and obtain information   more>>