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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 9, 2022
Copy of UGC fact finding committee report duly produced before the Supreme Court was not provided claiming it is not available - CIC: Replies were inadequate, misleading and blithe, that too with inordinate delay; CIC strictly admonished the UGC...more>>
October 6, 2022
The name of CPIO and FAA of Shri Ram Janmbhoomi Teerth Kshetra Trust were denied by MHA claiming that it is an autonomous organisation - CIC: Reply is not in consonance with RTI Act; Re-examine the RTI application and provide a revised point wise response...more>>



October 4, 2022
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...more>>
October 2, 2022
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...more>>



September 28, 2022
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...more>>
September 26, 2022
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...more>>



Articles

When shall the Whistleblowers Protection Act be implemented?
June 18, 2019
The murders of whistleblowers can be prevented only by hiding their identity   more>>
How much respect should the order of the Supreme Court command?
April 27, 2019
Supreme Court judgment directing the RBI to disclose the details of defaulters is yet to be enforced   more>>
Can a Court disallow what an officer can permit under the RTI Act?
April 12, 2019
The recent Supreme Court review judgment on Rafale planes has a discussion regarding RTI Act   more>>

Comments

Information related to post mortem report should be disclosed to friends and relatives under RTI
June 1, 2022
Insurance company needs a copy of the post mortem report in accidental death   more>>
If the retention period of the required document has expired, can they be provided under RTI?
May 27, 2022
The said documents sought under RTI exist till now and have not been weeded out   more>>
What rights I have further to expedite and receive the requested information?
May 15, 2022
No reply to the RTI application filed with the PIO / FAA of Haryana State government   more>>