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Appellant: Age limit for the Position of Chairman & Secretary managing the Self - financing Colleges was sought - CIC: A day before hearing, respondent sent additional information sought to the appellant and the appellant was satisfied; No intervention     Right to Information Act 2005    Certified copies of documents regarding appellant’s early retirement under Rule 56 (j) - Appellant claimed that she was given early retirement without any reason - CIC directed the PIO to provide an opportunity to the Appellant to inspect records     Right to Information Act 2005    Copy of account opening form of a deceased was denied u/s 8 (1) (j) - PIO: Appellant has not produced any relevant documents such as death certificate, legal heir proof, etc. along with her RTI application - CIC: Appellant advised to furnish the documents     Right to Information Act 2005    Policy regarding import of drones - PIO denied the information claiming applicant is seeking clarification and not seeking information as defined u/s 2(f) - FAA: It is personal information of third party exempt u/s 8(1)(j) - CIC: No deliberate denial     Right to Information Act 2005    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    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   
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Case Laws

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>>



March 18, 2024
Process of recognizing law colleges: U/s 25 (5), the CIC recommends the Bar Council of India to voluntarily disclose every inspection report of the affiliated colleges/universities recognised in order to enhance transparency in the recognizing process...more>>
March 16, 2024
Respondent: First appeal was addressed to CBI Bhopal, therefore, could not be disposed of by IT Office - CIC: RTI Application replied appropriately; In the absence of appellant to plead his case or contest the CPIO’s submissions, no scope of intervention...more>>



Articles

Rule 12 of RTI (Subordinate Courts & Tribunals) Rules is not inconsistent with Article 19(1)(a) and the provisions of the RTI Act
October 17, 2022
Copies of ''A' diary of civil and criminal postings of the cases cannot be obtained under the RTI Act   more>>
Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) focuses primarily on protecting workers in the workplace
October 1, 2022
Global Symposium on Occupational Safety and Health: Challenges and Solutions   more>>
Providing copy of “Inter-Caste Marriage” certificates tantamounts to providing third party information
July 27, 2022
Madras HC: Details of the spouse of the candidate registered in employment exchange are exempt   more>>

Comments

Do I have to pay charges of Photocopying for seeking information?
October 25, 2022
I belong to Below Poverty Line (BPL) Category and have filed an application under the RTI Act   more>>
RTI is necessary for Indian Olympic Association (IOA)
October 17, 2022
RTI is the only resort to know the fate of unanswered questions   more>>
Girish Deshpande case (Supreme Court) has become a great hurdle in getting information
October 13, 2022
Can the Girish Deshpande judgment be challenged in Supreme Court?   more>>