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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     Right to Information Act 2005    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     Right to Information Act 2005    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     Right to Information Act 2005    PIO: Information regarding lawful interception was exempt from disclosure u/s 8(1)(a), 8(1)(g) and 8(1)(h) of the RTI Act; Records destroyed in 6 months as per Indian Telegraph Rules, 1951 - CIC found no reason to intervene in this matter     Right to Information Act 2005    Information about recruitment to the post of Primary Teacher at Air Force School, Sarsawa was denied claiming that it is not a public authority u/s 2(h) - Appellant submitted that she was appointed as a Teacher & was wrongly removed - CIC upheld the order     Right to Information Act 2005    Transfer of application u/s 6(3) - CIC: Appropriate response as per the provisions of the RTI Act has been provided and the Respondent is not obliged to transfer the RTI application to the State Government as per the DoPT OM 10/2/2008-IR dated 12.06.2008     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    Entries in Birth and Death Register are public documents and cannot be termed a 'Third Party Information'     Right to Information Act 2005    Karnataka HC: Provide copy of report with enclosures when the investigation in the matter had been concluded     Right to Information Act 2005    Papers containing details of the operations launched by Indian Defence Forces in J&K in 1947     Right to Information Act 2005   

Case Laws

September 15, 2021
Certified copy of correspondence between RBI and NCPI was denied u/s section 8 (1) (e) and 8(1)(j) - CIC: The reply was evasive and incomplete; Respondent to revisit the RTI application and provide proper reply against point nos. 2 & 3 of the application...more>>
September 13, 2021
RBI denied the information on the ground of pending WP before Karnataka HC - CIC: PIO has claimed exemption u/s 8(1)(h); Not established that the disclosure of the information would impede investigation; Failed to assist the CIC properly; SCN for penalty ...more>>



September 11, 2021
CIC: The Complainant furnished the name, date of birth, roll number etc. of the averred individual and has desired that the PIO should rewrite the same details in the format - CIC: It is a rather unreasonable request for information; Exempt u/s 8(1)(j)...more>>
September 9, 2021
Information regarding appellant’s resignation & withdrawal at IIT - Appellant: Providing inspection for 40 min defeats its purpose - PIO regretted demanding excessive fee; 200 pages provided free of cost - CIC: Provide inspection & info free upto 50 pages...more>>



September 7, 2021
Considering the relief sought, the Complaint was treated as Second Appeal - CIC: Such information would divert the resources of Respondent public authority and thus hit by Section 7(9); Provide inspection and free of cost information upto 50 pages...more>>
September 5, 2021
Answer sheet showed that two answers were left unchecked - PIO: No provision for revaluation in University - CIC: Universities to protect the interest of aspirants; Explore the viability of introducing revaluation facility; Place copy of order before VC...more>>



Articles

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June 8, 2020
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HC: No penalty if experienced lawyer says records destroyed by termites
May 14, 2020
Is it the responsibility of the RTI applicant to prove that the PIO is wrong?   more>>
Amidst lockdown, The Right to Information Act (RTI Act) quietly turns sweet sixteen
May 12, 2020
Statistically, RTI is not a burden on the PIOs, though mind-set is slow to change   more>>

Comments

I have not received order of Appeal filed with the Uttar Pradesh State Information Commission
January 3, 2022
The status of the appeals filed with the UP State Information Commission is difficult to find   more>>
The RTI applicant is asking for information in his own format in tabular form
December 27, 2021
Charges for sending the soft copies of 500 pages through RTI online portal   more>>
उत्तर प्रदेश सूचना आयोग के कथनी करनी में एक रूपता कभी नहीं रही
December 5, 2021
परिणाम देखने पर ही कुछ कहा जा सकता है   more>>