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A one stop destination for all Right to Information (RTI) matters


Recruitment to the post of Scientist B and Scientific/ Technical Assistant A by NIELIT - CIC: Reply incomplete as no exemption clause claimed u/s 8 - CIC: Guidelines & instructions issued for conduct of an examination and cannot be termed as confidential     Right to Information Act 2005    Information regarding cost analysis of Cement and Steel produced in India - PIO was not able to locate the holder of information - CIC: Unless PIO is certain as to who is the custodian, he cannot transfer the RTI application to any other public authority     Right to Information Act 2005    LPG benefits under Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana - PIO: It does not pertain to RL Division - CIC: The PIO should have transferred the application to the holder of the information u/s 6(3), or obtained the information by taking assistance u/s 5(4)     Right to Information Act 2005    Reasons for not auctioning the property seized by SEBI and the likely date of auction - PIO: Clarification is not information u/s 2(f) - CIC: Appellant is investor in the said company, therefore he has a right to know the status of these seized properties     Right to Information Act 2005    Information about various Regulatory State Council (Medical, Dental, Nursing & Physiotherapy) - CIC: No reply has been provided by the then PIO or FAA; It is disappointing to note the utter disregard towards the provisions of the RTI Act; SCN for penalty     Right to Information Act 2005    Information regarding other officials of Postal Assistant working in operative offices and whose induction training period has been counted for financial upgradation - CIC: Details of other officials contains their personal information exempt u/s 8(1)(j)     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    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    Analysis of the Central Information Commission’s (CIC) Annual Report for the year 2020-21     Right to Information Act 2005   

Case Laws

May 2, 2022
Appellant submitted a detailed explanation as to how he was not in a position to file his first appeal on time due to his father’s illness and paralysis attack alongwith COVID - CIC: Delay condoned; It is appropriate to consider the case on merits...more>>
April 28, 2022
Rules for preparing the seniority list of industrial employees - PIO: After the technical problem of user ID was resolved on the online portal, the appellant was offered inspection as the information sought was huge and bulky - CIC: No intervention...more>>



April 25, 2022
Funds allotted by the MoD to the Commandant, 5 Field Ordnance Depot and related information - PIO: Only after the receipt of the CIC’s hearing notice, they came to know about the RTI application - CIC: Collect the information and provide to the appellant...more>>
April 21, 2022
Information related to levy of charges on home loan and related issues - CIC: Queries are in the form of seeking clarification/ explanation/confirmation; PIO is not supposed to create information; or to interpret information; or to compile information...more>>



April 17, 2022
Complainant: RTI application sent through registered post tracking details can be shared - PIO vehemently denied the receipt of RTI application - CIC: PIO to give a reply to the complainant and file an affidavit regarding non-receipt of RTI application...more>>
April 12, 2022
Appellant: PIOs are acting as Robotic Postmen, which will not use keyboard and run sql count query on digitized data - CIC: Rejection of Aadhar is also a data available with UIDAI; policy for no fingerprint, eye scan below 5 years; Send revised reply...more>>



Articles

Papers containing details of the operations launched by Indian Defence Forces in J&K in 1947
October 11, 2021
Disclosure of archival information kept confidential for more than half a century in Public interest   more>>
Should CBSE be allowed to charge Rs 500/- for a copy of the answer sheet?
July 12, 2021
Demand of exorbitant fee defeats the basic objectives of the RTI Act   more>>
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>>

Comments

Postal stamps should be considered for payment of initial RTI fees and additional fee
August 24, 2021
The benefits of RTI Act would be available to all citizens at their door steps   more>>
It is a duty of the CIC to order the public authority to provide compensation as per Sec.19(8)(b) act
August 18, 2021
Information Commission should impose penalty on the PIO and provide the information   more>>
Some appellant want to personally harass the government servants by using RTI Act
July 21, 2021
Blackmailing of employees for money is being resorted to by some RTI Applicants   more>>