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Information about Transfer orders on Metnet portal - CIC: For some delay in providing the information the respondent tendered unconditional apology; RTI application was inadvertently not replied within the stipulated time and no mala fide was established     Right to Information Act 2005    Appellant indicated 4 PIOs of different zones to whom the queries pertained; Despite knowing, he filed single RTI application expecting the PIO to collect the information from the zones - CIC: Appellant advised to exercise his right in a judicious manner     Right to Information Act 2005    Respondent: Appellant had raised voluminous queries under multiple heads such as NSE Colo case, NSE penalty, Forensic Audit, SEBI settlement, proceedings, etc. and all of them were addressed in point- wise manner - CIC: Appeal is dismissed     Right to Information Act 2005    PIO: No document indicating specific Charter of Duties of LDC, UDC & OS is available in the Directorate; Army Head Quarter has 28 Line Directorate and all of them are independent appointing authority - CIC: No intervention required     Right to Information Act 2005    CIC: Since the Appellant had also sought adjudication of his dispute using the RTI, the reply is upheld - Scope of RTI Act extends only to disclosure of information as defined u/s 2(f) and not in redressal of grievances or resolving inter se disputes     Right to Information Act 2005    Appellant: Incorrect that information has already been published on website as no headings corresponding to 4(1)(b)(iii), (iv), (v), (vi) and others; First appeals disposed off mechanically without application of mind - CIC: Appropriate response provided     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    Are the state-funded ‘public trust institutions’ obligated to provide ‘information’ under the RTI Act?     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   
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

February 5, 2024
Transfer of RTI application back and forth amongst various offices - CIC: Such casual conduct cause unwarranted obstruction to the Complainant's right to information; SCN issued for penalty - CIC: No malafides or deliberate omission on the part of CPIO...more>>
February 2, 2024
In a Complaint filed u/s 18 of the RTI Act, CIC is only required to ascertain if the information has been denied with a malafide intent or due to an unreasonable cause; Section 18 and 19 serve two different purposes; One cannot be a substitute for other...more>>



January 31, 2024
Details of the official duty travel to outside of Delhi by Flight of 4 police officers like destination, Travel Date, amount spent etc. was sought - CIC: Reply is inadequate; Respondent to furnish a revised reply addressing the queries raised by Appellant...more>>
January 29, 2024
Kerala Cadre Forest Service Officer sought grounds for curtailment of deputation tenure - Appellant: If the information sought was given timely, he could have raised his grievance before an appropriate authority - CIC: SCN for penalty to PIO and FAA...more>>



January 26, 2024
Manner of utilisation of foreign contribution by Centre for Urban and Regional Excellence as per FCRA - Complaint against non-compliance of CIC directions - CIC: Reply sent by the Respondent is inadequate; A clear and accurate response should be furnished...more>>
January 22, 2024
Applicant was provided opportunity to attend the personal hearing on two occasions but he chose not to attend - Respondent: Appellant was absconding - CIC: Provide an opportunity to the Appellant or his authorised representative to inspect the records ...more>>



Articles

Would the Digital Personal Data Protection (DPDP) Bill weaken the RTI Act, 2005?
August 5, 2023
With “Data” achieving the status of the new gold, the importance of safety of personal data is not disputed   more>>
An examination of the legal provisions regarding transfer of Privacy Rights of the deceased in India
July 22, 2023
The personal right of action dies with the person and cannot be inherited   more>>
What are the privacy rights of a dead individual? Do celebrities have special rights?
July 18, 2023
An analysis of the High Court judgment in the Sushant Singh Rajput case   more>>

Comments

It does not require too much arithmetic to conclude whether the DPDP Bill could be passed as such
August 9, 2023
The Digital Personal Data Protection (DPDP) Bill, 2023 has been passed by the Rajya Sabha   more>>
A citizen should file an application with the public authority to obtain information under RTI
August 8, 2023
I wish to obtain certain information under the RTI Act, 2005   more>>
One of the best judgement in favour of corruption free office administration
July 27, 2023
Salute to RTI Foundation of India for publishing the judgment about disclosure of the minutes of the DPC   more>>