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


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    CIC: Severing the name and designation of any officer can be done u/s 10 of the RTI Act to protect the identity of the officer who has given his comments; PIO was within his power to mask the name & designation of the officer while providing the enclosure     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

March 7, 2022
Service rules applicable to SCOPE employees - CIC: Issue for determination is not whether SCOPE is a public authority or not; DPE to provide a revised reply incorporating general information related to the service rules applicable to SCOPE employees...more>>
February 28, 2022
SSI unit owner sought a copy of the measurement sheet based on the actual execution & based on actual measurements certified by the project manager concerned - CIC: Provide the information even if requires procuring the information from the concessionaire...more>>



February 24, 2022
PIO failed to provide a suitable reply to the RTI application - CIC: Complainant was replied to several times in respect of different RTI applications and is in possession of the available information; PIO cautioned but exempted from any action u/s 20...more>>
February 21, 2022
Information about enrolled persons as an Advocate by Bar Council of Punjab and Haryana from the Manav Bharti University, Solan - CIC warned the PIO to ensure that written submissions be filed prior to the hearing incorporating the relevant reply provided...more>>



February 18, 2022
CCTV footage of court hall of Presiding Officer, DRT, was denied - Appellant: The purpose of CCTV was public safety as well as transparency of judicial process - CIC: Disclosure might endanger the physical safety of individuals; No larger public interest...more>>
February 14, 2022
CIC: PIO invoked the exemption clauses mechanically to deny such information which is now claimed to be not even existing - CIC took grave exception to the conduct of the PIO and admonished him for causing unwarranted inconvenience to the Appellant...more>>



Articles

Fate of the complaint filed before the erstwhile Jammu and Kashmir Human Rights Commission
February 15, 2022
Pending human rights cases should be disposed of as per law by the Competent Authority   more>>
Entries in Birth and Death Register are public documents and cannot be termed a 'Third Party Information'
October 31, 2021
High Court directs to provide copies of Death Certificate under RTI Act   more>>
Karnataka HC: Provide copy of report with enclosures when the investigation in the matter had been concluded
October 20, 2021
Option of getting it from Magistrate cannot be a ground to deny the information under RTI   more>>

Comments

Specific RTI pay stamps of necessary denominations may be introduced
July 9, 2021
Payment of fee under the RTI Act would be facilitated by pay stamp   more>>
No Portrait should be allowed in Government offices since it is a place of serving the public
July 5, 2021
Leaders should not take advantage all the time to remind their power and authority   more>>
The pricing of services by the courier companies need to be monitored
July 3, 2021
For a marginal difference in weight, the rate charged rises disproportionately   more>>