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NIC: Role of NIC team is to provide technical support; The CIC owns the public authority module - CIC: The PIO of CIC must make sure that information which is exempted from disclosure under RTI Act must not be disclosed to the appellant     Right to Information Act 2005    Instructions that education institutions cannot keep original documents of students, Cost for NAAC inspection, number of NAAC team members, source of revenue of UGC etc. CIC: Appellant informed that he had received the information; No intervention needed     Right to Information Act 2005    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    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    Takeaways from the Supreme Court verdict on the Electoral Bond Scheme     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   
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Case Laws

November 20, 2023
Tax details and GST returns were denied claiming it is confidential Third Party information - CIC: Appellant has stretched her apprehensions and is merely expressing conjecture against the tax liability of the averred entities; No larger public interest...more>>
November 17, 2023
Copy of Note sheet containing approval of competent authority for initiation of disciplinary proceedings and charge sheet was denied u/s 8(1)(h) - CIC: Give reasons for invoking Section 8(1)(h); PIO may invoke Section 10 for redacting personal information...more>>



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>>



Articles

Supreme Court refused to stay the notices issued by RBI to PNB and UBI
July 4, 2021
CIC has stayed FAA orders accepting that disclosure would cause irreparable loss and injury   more>>
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>>

Comments

Which government body decides the charges of courier services in India?
December 11, 2022
Each and every courier company charges different rates and is not liable for any loss   more>>
Will the reason "urgent personal work" amount to disclosing personal information?
November 28, 2022
Furnishing information about the reason for availing leave by a public servant   more>>
The records are available in the vernacular which is the official language of the state
November 20, 2022
Can RTI Applicant demand translation by the PIO from vernacular to English?   more>>