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PIO could not explain denial u/s 8(1)(g) - CIC: Take assistance from the custodian u/s 5(4) and send a suitable reply providing information as much as feasible after applying the provisions of Sec 10 or amplify the applicability of Sec 8(1)(g) of RTI Act     Right to Information Act 2005    CIC: Provide the documents of Ministry of Defence applicable to its combatant Army officer for private business, trade, private employment & speculate in share trading during service - CIC: Documents applicable to Civilian officer to speculate in shares     Right to Information Act 2005    Service book copy of appellant’s deceased husband was denied u/s 8(1)(e) - PIO: The brother and mother of the deceased are the nominees as per records - CIC: Information exempt u/s 8(1)(j); PIO cautioned to invoke the correct exemption clause in future     Right to Information Act 2005    CIC: Even though the CPIO had explained the factual situation, no exemption was claimed which makes the reply incomplete; Simply stating that a matter is subjudice does not mean that the information cannot be disclosed; Consider the RTI application afresh     Right to Information Act 2005    Status of application for issue of new Smart Card for CSD and other related information - CIC: The appellant failed to point out what information he was not able to find on the CSD website; Advised to approach the appropriate forum for grievance redressal     Right to Information Act 2005    PIO: Appellant to intimate the purpose for seeking documents; The information sought is not related to public interest and disclosure is against the Official Secret Act, 1923 - CIC: This reply is grossly improper; PIO advised to remain careful in future     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    Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) focuses primarily on protecting workers in the workplace     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   

Case Laws

May 23, 2022
Appellant sought information regarding the HRA, salary slip and penal rent - CIC: Reply of the FAA shows that other points of the RTI application were suitably replied - CIC directed the PIO is directed to provide the pay bills for the period available...more>>
May 18, 2022
Copy of certificate of registration u/s 12A were sought by a Trust - CIC: Issues raised in the Appeal cannot be adjudicated upon within the confines of the RTI Act; PIO cannot be compelled to provide such information which does not exist in their records...more>>



May 14, 2022
Information about examination conducted by IAF for various posts - CIC: The RTI application was filed by Ms Latika Chitre and the subsequent appeals were filed by a different person, M P Shinde - CIC: The second appeal is not maintainable...more>>
May 10, 2022
Addition of surname in son’s name in service record - CIC: Delay of 05 days in transferring the RTI application from Min of Defence to Dept of Military Affairs and a further delay of 15 days to the PIO - CIC: PIO cautioned to strictly follow the timelines...more>>



May 6, 2022
CIC: Appellant has placed the facts of the case in a cumbersome manner - CIC: Appellant is in a habit of narrating grievances and seeks for information as a passing reference which PIO cannot be expected to deduce and interpret to his satisfaction...more>>
May 2, 2022
Appellant submitted a detailed explanation as to how he was not in a position to file his first appeal on time due to his father’s illness and paralysis attack alongwith COVID - CIC: Delay condoned; It is appropriate to consider the case on merits...more>>



Articles

Whether NGOs substantially financed by the government be covered under RTI Act?
September 18, 2019
NGOs fall within the ambit of ‘public authority’ under Section 2 (h) of the RTI Act, 2005   more>>
Information about EVMs, VVPAT Units and SLUs should be provided to the citizens
September 4, 2019
Bharat Electronics Ltd and Electronics Corporation of India Ltd. are reluctant to share information   more>>
Power to regulate the tenure, salaries and allowances of Information Commissioners
July 19, 2019
A Bill is likely to be tabled today in the Lok Sabha today to amend the RTI Act, 2005   more>>

Comments

The RTI Applicant has given his wrong address in an online RTI application
August 24, 2022
Can a physical letter be sent to the RTI applicant when an application has been filed online?   more>>
I am a victim of Kakinada SEZ of Andhra Pradesh
August 20, 2022
KSCZ is not considered as public authority and the information is not provided   more>>
An applicant wants information regarding a complaint filed by him
July 27, 2022
The RTI Act empowers a citizen to seek and obtain information   more>>