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Information from Bank - CIC: It was not the case that the respondent PNB had not given any reply and no mala fide could be attributed to the decision taken by them; There appears to be no merit in the complaint and accordingly, complaint is disposed of     Right to Information Act 2005    NIC: Role of NIC team is to provide technical support; The CIC owns the public authority module - CIC: The PIO of CIC must make sure that information which is exempted from disclosure under RTI Act must not be disclosed to the appellant     Right to Information Act 2005    Instructions that education institutions cannot keep original documents of students, Cost for NAAC inspection, number of NAAC team members, source of revenue of UGC etc. CIC: Appellant informed that he had received the information; No intervention needed     Right to Information Act 2005    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    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    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    Disclosure of third party agreements entered into by UIDAI for handling grievance redressal     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 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>>
December 13, 2023
List of employees appointed by service book in horticulture was denied u/s 8(1)(j) - CIC: Information sought is voluminous in nature; Furnish the exact, precise and correct information about the appointment of the mother of the Appellant, with enclosures ...more>>



December 11, 2023
Appellant sought for copy of Nomination Form E2 and F2 from BPCL - CIC: Legitimate concerns regarding the authenticity of a document executed by her late father; Strongly recommends the furnishing of information sought by the appellant...more>>
December 8, 2023
Information about removal of encroachment by DDA, collection of penalty for encroachment and other related information was sought - CIC: PIO to collect the information from the concerned authorities and furnish the point wise, correct information...more>>



Articles

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>>
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>>

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>>