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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

December 27, 2023
CIC: It is incumbent upon the FAA to dispose of the appeal within the stipulated time period - CIC: Non-disposal of first appeal not only deprives the appellant of his right to get a formal order but also adds to the burden of the CIC; FAA cautioned...more>>
December 24, 2023
In response to SCN, the PIO explained of being new to the Currency Branch, confidential nature of the Branch, additional charges, paucity of staff, imposition of lock-down, a very large no. of references etc. - CIC accepted the explanation; No malafide ...more>>



December 22, 2023
Allotment order of DDA - CIC: Record maintenance is a core responsibility of public authority; PIO to search & furnish correct information regarding the copies of the order on which the original files of the recruitment held from 1986-1999 were weeded out...more>>
December 20, 2023
Appellants claim for reimbursement for cataract surgery was reduced to Rs. 30,000 - CIC: United India Insurance Co to furnish a detailed breakdown of the medical expenses incurred, along with all relevant documents and justifications for the decisions...more>>



December 18, 2023
Respondent twice offered the inspection of records to the Appellant who visited once but did not inspect them - CIC directed the PIO to assist the appellant and again offer inspection of the documents pertaining to the RTI Application to the Appellant...more>>
December 15, 2023
Action taken report on a vigilance complaint - Respondent: The matter was closed - CIC: Since the Appellant is the complainant, he has the right to know the final outcome of the said complaint; Furnish revised and updated information to the Appellant...more>>



Articles

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>>
Would the RBI provide information about the loan defaulters and inspection reports?
April 29, 2021
SC dismisses recall applications in Jayantilal Mistry judgment paving way for disclosure   more>>

Comments

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>>
The PIO is expected to provide the information in the format which is available in the office
April 9, 2023
Can I ask the PIO to send a bulk paper information to my email by making a PDF?   more>>
I have visited HUDA LAO office, Gurgaon in person but got no satisfactory reply
March 30, 2023
No one bothered to inform me whether our RTI applications have been received by speed post   more>>