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Information about a Cabinet Note on Pay Commission - Basis on which OM about dearness allowance was issued was denied as being secret - CIC severely admonished the PIO and issued a strict warning to ensure to acquaint himself well with the RTI provisions     Right to Information Act 2005    Time barred appeal - Second appeal has been filed after a period of 02 years and 10 months from the date of filing of the first appeal without any valid reason explaining the delay - CIC: The case is time barred under section 19(3) of the RTI Act     Right to Information Act 2005    CIC: Information regarding PPO issued in respect of Pre 2016 pensioner whose pension has been revised with reference to F.D. Fir. letter 22372016-lPension (FD) is personal information of third party; It is exempt from disclosure u/S 8(1)(j) of the RTI Act     Right to Information Act 2005    Information about an investigation was denied u/s 8(1)(e) of RTI Act without justification - During hearing, the PIO explained the applicability of Section 8(1)(e) which was accepted by the CIC with advice to PIO to handle the RTI applications properly     Right to Information Act 2005    Can two lady doctors do ultrasound test of an male patient in absence of a male attendant? - PIO: Only such information can be provided which is available and existing - CIC: Application consists of questions rather than information as defined in RTI Act     Right to Information Act 2005    PIO rejected the RTI application on the ground that the IPO was not properly addressed - CIC: PIO’s action to return the RTI application was not proper - CIC: Bona fide of the complainant is established by payment; RTI application should have been replied     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    Is a reply to a RTI application admissible in a court of law as evidence?     Right to Information Act 2005    Analysis of the Central Information Commission’s (CIC) Annual Report for the year 2020-21     Right to Information Act 2005    Fate of the complaint filed before the erstwhile Jammu and Kashmir Human Rights Commission     Right to Information Act 2005   

Case Laws

March 7, 2022
Service rules applicable to SCOPE employees - CIC: Issue for determination is not whether SCOPE is a public authority or not; DPE to provide a revised reply incorporating general information related to the service rules applicable to SCOPE employees...more>>
February 28, 2022
SSI unit owner sought a copy of the measurement sheet based on the actual execution & based on actual measurements certified by the project manager concerned - CIC: Provide the information even if requires procuring the information from the concessionaire...more>>



February 24, 2022
PIO failed to provide a suitable reply to the RTI application - CIC: Complainant was replied to several times in respect of different RTI applications and is in possession of the available information; PIO cautioned but exempted from any action u/s 20...more>>
February 21, 2022
Information about enrolled persons as an Advocate by Bar Council of Punjab and Haryana from the Manav Bharti University, Solan - CIC warned the PIO to ensure that written submissions be filed prior to the hearing incorporating the relevant reply provided...more>>



February 18, 2022
CCTV footage of court hall of Presiding Officer, DRT, was denied - Appellant: The purpose of CCTV was public safety as well as transparency of judicial process - CIC: Disclosure might endanger the physical safety of individuals; No larger public interest...more>>
February 14, 2022
CIC: PIO invoked the exemption clauses mechanically to deny such information which is now claimed to be not even existing - CIC took grave exception to the conduct of the PIO and admonished him for causing unwarranted inconvenience to the Appellant...more>>



Articles

Is a reply to a RTI application admissible in a court of law as evidence?
June 7, 2022
An attested signed copy has been accepted by many courts as a piece of evidence   more>>
Analysis of the Central Information Commission’s (CIC) Annual Report for the year 2020-21
March 7, 2022
Trends with regard to rejection of RTIs in the Central Public Authorities   more>>
Fate of the complaint filed before the erstwhile Jammu and Kashmir Human Rights Commission
February 15, 2022
Pending human rights cases should be disposed of as per law by the Competent Authority   more>>

Comments

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>>
Research or internship on issues related to the Right to Information (RTI) Act, 2005
January 31, 2022
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