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Appellant sought specific information related to his deceased son, but the Respondent chosen to give vague reply to the Appellant; It shows the clear malafide intent of the PIO in obstructing basic information - CIC: Re-examine and give point-wise reply     Right to Information Act 2005    Relevant hyperlink has been furnished to the Appellant - CIC: When an information or record is already in the public domain, the same cannot be said to be held or under the control of public authority and it is deemed to be given to the public at large     Right to Information Act 2005    Respondent: Information involved procedure followed by the University on the basis of marks of multiple candidates - CIC: Relevant exemption clauses u/s 8 (1) of the RTI Act were not cited by the erstwhile CPIO; Re-visit point no. (v) of RTI application     Right to Information Act 2005    Respondent: Medical bill submitted by the complainant was processed repeatedly to PCDA (CC) Lucknow; Hospital has verified that bills are genuine and has given CTC of the same; Bills will be forwarded to the PCDA office - CIC: Complaint dismissed     Right to Information Act 2005    Information regarding Dependent Identity Card issued by Indian Army - Respondent: It is issued by the CO; Issued to avail travelling, medical facility as well as CSD canteen facility besides being proof of identity - CIC: No further action required     Right to Information Act 2005    CIC: RTI queries are worded in a manner that conveys sheer anguish being harbored by the Appellant; Under the garb of seeking for information, he appears to be channelizing his grievance by raising speculative and interrogative queries; Provide status     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    We will know, we will live - RTI     Right to Information Act 2005    Disclosure of third party agreements entered into by UIDAI for handling grievance redressal     Right to Information Act 2005    Service particulars of colleagues to be furnished for dispute arises relating to confirmation, seniority, promotion     Right to Information Act 2005   
2nd edition of "PIOs Guide on RTI" published - Based on study of over one lakh orders of CIC and judgments of Courts - Book carries subject wise case laws, latest legal updates, Practical tips for PIOs and FAAs - Needs of all stakeholders covered

Case Laws

November 15, 2023
Appellant: Almost 11 lacs new ration card applications pending before Govt., 5.5 lac have duplicate ration cards and 3 lacs ration card holders are deceased - CIC advises CM Delhi to take appropriate action on the concerned authorities to prevent wastage...more>>
November 13, 2023
PIO of Auroville Foundation stated that the Nodal officer was under suspension and later retired due to which RTI Applications were not transferred till new login credential for the RTI portal were received - Notice issued to the PIO for imposing penalty...more>>



November 11, 2023
Detailed information was sought from Kendriya Vodyalaya - CIC: Provide an opportunity to the Appellant to inspect available information about all purchase made from vvn and other funds on a mutually decided date and time duly ...more>>
November 9, 2023
Appellant: Whether DDA has any plans for in-situ rehabilitation of families - CIC: Response is generic; Provide a revised reply clearly stating whether there is any scheme for rehabilitation of families residing at Rangpuri Pahari or not; SCN for penalty...more>>



November 7, 2023
CIC: Provide the details of the numbers of journals received and selected for UGC care list as available in their records free of cost via speed post; UGC to publish the information indicated in Section 4(1)(b) and 4(1)(c) on its website...more>>
November 5, 2023
Show cause notice to PIO for not providing any reply within stipulated time - PIO is the nodal officer of the University who acquires information from different wings of the University - No intentional delay or dilatory tactics - Explanation accepted...more>>



Articles

Do Citizens Misuse RTI or Powerful Misuse Discretion?
July 1, 2021
A PIL has been filed before the Apex Court seeking guidelines against misuse   more>>
CIC expresses severe displeasure over the conduct of the then PIO for not providing timely reply
June 12, 2021
Action against the PIO under Section 20 for the gross violation of the provisions of the RTI Act   more>>
Would the RBI provide information about the loan defaulters and inspection reports?
April 29, 2021
SC dismisses recall applications in Jayantilal Mistry judgment paving way for disclosure   more>>

Comments

The orders of the UP State Information Commission are available with their office only
September 2, 2022
For the copy of the order of the UP State Information Commission, their office should be contacted   more>>
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>>