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CIC: Initially the information was denied by PIO stating that the information sought does not involve any public interest - CIC upheld the reply of FAA that since the points raised are interrogative in nature, information cannot be provided; PIO cautioned     Right to Information Act 2005    Information about the new Village Level Entrepreneur - CIC: PIO should not have kept the RTI applications pending for more than a year - CIC cautions the PIO to be careful in future; Directed to send a suitable reply to the appellant explaining the delay     Right to Information Act 2005    Details of the employees appointed through Open Recruitment by submitting NOC during the period from 2006 to 2016 was sought - CIC: Appellant has sought information relating to many third parties and has failed to substantiate any larger public interest     Right to Information Act 2005    Appellant: Information such as Appointments, Postings, Promotions etc. relate to public activity - PIO submitted a revised reply addressing the appellant’s contentions in her second appeal which she claimed to have not received - CIC: e-mail the letter     Right to Information Act 2005    CIC: Final results of promotion of selected employees i.e. final marks secured of selected candidates should have been published for the sake of transparency and accountability; Appellant was entitled to know the status of petition regarding low APAR mark     Right to Information Act 2005    CIC: No reply has been provided by the then CPIO within the time frame as envisaged under the RTI Act and also no substantial explanation for such delay was tendered by the present CPIO during the hearing; SCN issued for imposing penalty under RTI Act     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    Impact of the Digital Personal Data Protection Bill, 2022 on the RTI Act, 2005     Right to Information Act 2005    Rule 12 of RTI (Subordinate Courts & Tribunals) Rules is not inconsistent with Article 19(1)(a) and the provisions of the RTI Act     Right to Information Act 2005    Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) focuses primarily on protecting workers in the workplace     Right to Information Act 2005   

Case Laws

October 2, 2022
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...more>>
September 28, 2022
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...more>>



September 26, 2022
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...more>>
September 22, 2022
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...more>>



September 19, 2022
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...more>>
September 17, 2022
Information pertaining to Optical Fibre Cable & Maintenance Project - CIC: PIO had not taken any steps before the hearing to track the RTI application status nor had come prepared for the hearing with a proper explanation; Warning issued for negligence...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

Will the reason "urgent personal work" amount to disclosing personal information?
November 28, 2022
Furnishing information about the reason for availing leave by a public servant   more>>
The records are available in the vernacular which is the official language of the state
November 20, 2022
Can RTI Applicant demand translation by the PIO from vernacular to English?   more>>
बहुत से विभाग आरटीआई का जवाब ही नहीं देते है
November 9, 2022
लखनऊ आयोग में न पेश होने की वजह से कई अपील खारिज हो जाती है   more>>