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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

February 10, 2022
Appellant harped on the delay in reply and requested for penalizing the PIO - CIC: The contentions regarding delay are inconsequential in view of the fact that timely response with available information has been furnished by the PIO with his initial reply...more>>
February 7, 2022
Itinerary of PM Modi during particular days and details of his meeting with Bear Grylls a renowned survival expert - CIC: In compliance with the FAA’s order, appropriate response has been provided albeit a slight delay for which the CPIO, PMO is cautioned...more>>



February 2, 2022
CIC: Respondent has blatantly erred in not providing any reply; Respondent has not even submitted any written submission to the CIC even 10 days after receiving the hearing notice; As information exempt u/s 8(1)(j), no further scope for invention...more>>
January 27, 2022
The status of investigation against a General Manager and issues related thereto was sought - CIC: The then PIO who failed to furnish any reply to the appellant in due time has been relived from the service; Furnish the broad outcome of investigation...more>>



January 24, 2022
PIO: The documents asked for are of more than 10 years which were held in the destruction board; A sincere effort was made to trace out the documents from old files - CIC: The delay in reply was due to negligence; A token penalty of Rs 2000/- imposed...more>>
January 19, 2022
CIC: In case the appellant is a bidder and entitled to witness the price bid at the time of opening the said bid, the comparative statement of the price bid should be provided to the appellant after following severability; Warning to the CPIO...more>>



Articles

Is disclosure of reasons for seeking the information necessary under the RTI Act?
April 18, 2021
The recent Delhi High Court judgment for disclosure of interest raises a lot of questions   more>>
The PM-KISAN Yojana require the proactive disclosure of the list of beneficiaries in every gram panchayat
January 10, 2021
INR 1,364.13 crores has been paid to ineligible persons and income tax payee farmers   more>>
PM-KISAN beneficiary data gives opportunity to examine the situation of farmers
November 30, 2020
The gender, caste, district-wise statistics and landholding patterns of the beneficiaries   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>>