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Information about Transfer orders on Metnet portal - CIC: For some delay in providing the information the respondent tendered unconditional apology; RTI application was inadvertently not replied within the stipulated time and no mala fide was established     Right to Information Act 2005    Appellant indicated 4 PIOs of different zones to whom the queries pertained; Despite knowing, he filed single RTI application expecting the PIO to collect the information from the zones - CIC: Appellant advised to exercise his right in a judicious manner     Right to Information Act 2005    Respondent: Appellant had raised voluminous queries under multiple heads such as NSE Colo case, NSE penalty, Forensic Audit, SEBI settlement, proceedings, etc. and all of them were addressed in point- wise manner - CIC: Appeal is dismissed     Right to Information Act 2005    PIO: No document indicating specific Charter of Duties of LDC, UDC & OS is available in the Directorate; Army Head Quarter has 28 Line Directorate and all of them are independent appointing authority - CIC: No intervention required     Right to Information Act 2005    CIC: Since the Appellant had also sought adjudication of his dispute using the RTI, the reply is upheld - Scope of RTI Act extends only to disclosure of information as defined u/s 2(f) and not in redressal of grievances or resolving inter se disputes     Right to Information Act 2005    Appellant: Incorrect that information has already been published on website as no headings corresponding to 4(1)(b)(iii), (iv), (v), (vi) and others; First appeals disposed off mechanically without application of mind - CIC: Appropriate response provided     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

April 1, 2024
Information regarding Lease Deed between Jaypee Infratech Ltd and IDBI Bank wherein JIL transferred 50.26 acres land through Debt Asset Swap to liquidate their outstanding liability of Rs. 253.32 Cr. - CIC: Provide information relating to Point No. 8...more>>
March 29, 2024
In how many High Courts, PCI has appointed a separate advocate to present its case apart from ASG and the amount of money paid to the advocate - PIO: Such list is not available - CIC: Appropriate response has been provided by the Respondent...more>>



March 27, 2024
Issues relating to Health Centre of Rajiv Gandhi South Campus - Respondent: Information provided in compliance of CIC order; Concerned PIO had retired – CIC:- There appears to be no mala fide on the part of the PIO; Show cause notice dropped...more>>
March 25, 2024
Medical records of wife were sought from Psychiatry Department claiming that it is essential for annulment of his marriage - CIC: Information qualifies as third-party information and is exempted from disclosure u/s 8(1)(j); No public interest involved...more>>



March 22, 2024
Respondent: NPA borrower had filed a case against them in DRT and the same was sub-judice; they expressed their inability to provide the information to the appellant - CIC: It could not be a sole ground for denying disclosure of information under RTI Act ...more>>
March 20, 2024
PIO: RTI Application was misplaced and could not be traced which resulted into delay in dissemination of information - CIC: There is no malafide denial of information on the part of the CPIO and hence no action is warranted u/s 18 and 20 of the RTI Act...more>>



Articles

Are the state-funded ‘public trust institutions’ obligated to provide ‘information’ under the RTI Act?
March 17, 2024
No obligation to supply the information if the Public Trust is not a Public Authority u/s 2(h) says Bombay HC   more>>
Takeaways from the Supreme Court verdict on the Electoral Bond Scheme
February 25, 2024
The Supreme Court judgment would set new paradigms for the funding of the political parties   more>>
We will know, we will live - RTI
December 31, 2023
A broad look at the RTI Act, 2005 since its inception including the different issues plaguing it   more>>

Comments

There should be some restriction to the information being passed under RTI
April 7, 2022
People are misusing the RTI service and it could lead to serious outcomes   more>>
The PIOs of many government departments do not reply to the RTI Applications
April 1, 2022
Addresses of the first appellate authorities are not known or communicated to the RTI applicant   more>>
An applicant is seeking permission to view documents but abstains when asked
March 19, 2022
I am a RTI officer under the State government of Karnataka   more>>