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CIC: RTI Applications are being filed for seeking clarifications on various policy matters of the Office of the Controller General of Patents, Designs & Trade Marks - CIC: Relevant information can be placed in the public domain as per suo motu disclosure     Right to Information Act 2005    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    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

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>>
April 9, 2022
PIO: The subject matter does not concern them but may be pursued with the appropriate State Govt of UP & Punjab - Appellant’s advocate argued that the PIO should have pursued the case with the concerned public authority - CIC: Order of PIO upheld...more>>



April 5, 2022
Appellant: Infosys has again settled the case that violated California laws for enrolling under B1 visas instead of H1B to avoid payroll taxes under labour laws, including unemployment, disability insurance and employment training - CIC: No intervention...more>>
April 1, 2022
Copy of the answer sheets in English Language of Applicant in ICSE Examination was not provided - Respondent: Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations is not a public authority under Section 2(h) of RTI Act - CIC: Denial upheld...more>>



March 29, 2022
Appellant: In the absence of hard copy of the copyrights certificate, it will be difficult for the start ups to challenge infringement of their copyrights in a Court - PIO: Digital registration certificate is admissible - CIC: No action warranted...more>>
March 24, 2022
Copy of Aadhaar card of minor daughter was denied by UIDAI - PIO: Appellant failed to mention any Aadhaar number without which it is nearly impossible to take any action - CIC: Issue a third party notice to the mother of the child on receiving Aadhar no...more>>



Articles

Amidst lockdown, The Right to Information Act (RTI Act) quietly turns sweet sixteen
May 12, 2020
Statistically, RTI is not a burden on the PIOs, though mind-set is slow to change   more>>
COVID 19 casualty – Most State Information Commissions in quarantine
April 29, 2020
COVID lockdown has turned the citizenry into passive consumers of information   more>>
Are the Gujarat High Court Rules in consonance with the provisions of the RTI Act?
April 7, 2020
The scope of the RTI Act is being restricted by the Supreme Court judgment   more>>

Comments

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
We are happy to learn that you like the website of RTI Foundation of India   more>>
I have not received order of Appeal filed with the Uttar Pradesh State Information Commission
January 3, 2022
The status of the appeals filed with the UP State Information Commission is difficult to find   more>>