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

CIC: The present complaint is not admissible; The complainant has no onus in filing this complaint as the RTI application was not filed by him but Col (Retd) Satpal Singh Sandhu - RTI applicant is at liberty to file a fresh complaint in his name     Right to Information Act 2005    PIO stated that it is a policy matter of the organization’s internal administrative domain and cannot be disclosed being sensitive in nature; No provision of the RTI Act quoted - CIC: Copy of the policy regarding postings of soldiers can be given     Right to Information Act 2005    CIC: Appellant has failed to give a sufficient justified cause explaining delay in preferring the second appeal, hence, the appeal is considered as time barred u/s 19(3) of the RTI Act and accordingly, dismissed without going into the merits of the case     Right to Information Act 2005    CIC: PIO can take assistance from the Rajbhasa Adhikari & have the material translated for documents disclosed u/s 4(1)(b) of the RTI Act on the website; In the interest of transparency, wherever possible Hindi version should be made available on website     Right to Information Act 2005    PIO: Schemes are related to Credit Co-operative Societies which do not fall under the regulatory purview of SEBI - CIC: PIO was bound to seek assistance u/s 5(4) from the Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare and provide the information     Right to Information Act 2005    Information regarding the disciplinary action on the basis of which the payment of appellant’s father’s commission had been stopped was denied u/s 8(1)(h) - Respondent: Departmental proceedings have now concluded - CIC: Furnish a revised reply     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    Supreme Court dismissed petition against holding CIAL a public authority under RTI Act     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   

Case Laws

October 25, 2022
Permission to visit to CBI office - PIO: Appellant has wanted an answer in Yes or No terms which is not as per the provisions of the RTI Act; OM dtd 11.09.2012 is about official tours for the JS & above rank - CIC: Application does not conform to Sec 2(f)...more>>
October 22, 2022
Honorarium paid to Chairman and each member of the Bar council - Appellant stated that he has not received any reply to the RTI Application till date - PIO: reply was provided to the Appellant and agreed to resend the same if the Commission so directs...more>>

October 19, 2022
Advertisement for the post of AO published the newspaper - CIC rejected the request of the Rep. of the Appellant as no prior intimation for the adjournment was received and no tenable cause was stated for the same - PIO warned to exercise due diligence...more>>
October 17, 2022
Data sought is old, voluminous and scattered over numerous files; Appellant was advised to visit NSTFDC office for inspection - CIC: Appellant is advised to exercise his right to information responsibly and refrain from filing multiple RTI applications...more>>

October 14, 2022
CPIO shall provide a copy of the findings and conclusions - If it is being denied, it has to be done under the RTI Act and not as per the Army Act - CIC: PIO shall reconsider all the points of the RTI application; Denial with suitable exemption clauses...more>>
October 11, 2022
Appellant has a personal grievance regarding schemes offered by Tata Sky DTH Services - CIC: No valid ground for passing separate orders for the second appeal & complaint; TRAI to make effort to obtain the information from Tatasky and forward to appellant...more>>


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