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Information about BPCL Petro Cards - CIC: U/s 19(8)(a)(iii), BPCL adviced to publish relevant information regarding upgradation of the IT platform from New Loyalty Program to Advanced Loyalty program on their website to ensure wider dissemination of info     Right to Information Act 2005    Appellant: Document on the basis of which the Competition Commission arrived at a conclusion was not provided - PIO: Inspection of records was offered - CIC: Appellant is at liberty to avail inspection of records as earlier offered on a convenient date     Right to Information Act 2005    Information about Grievance Petition submitted to PMO and steps taken by DARPG to address the issue as per CPGRAMS norms - PIO: Grievance has been closed by AICTE; Name, designation of concerned person is available on portal - CIC: No further intervention     Right to Information Act 2005    Appellant: Copy of passport renewal application of my wife is not exempt u/s 8 (1) (j) as marriage is presently valid; Apprehension that false information regarding marital status has been indicated - CIC: Personal information of a third party is exempt     Right to Information Act 2005    Information about a dormant Bank account - CIC: The second appeal filed by the appellant was time-barred & in absence of any application for condonation of delay in filing the second appeal, after a lapse of almost two years, the same is not maintainable     Right to Information Act 2005    Copies of orders regarding establishment and jurisdiction of all special courts/ CBI courts at Jaipur for trial of PC Act cases were not available with them - CIC: RTI application was not replied in a comprehensive manner; Provide a revised reply     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    Chief Information Commissioner has powers to frame Regulations for the constitution of Benches under RTI     Right to Information Act 2005    Chief Information Commissioner has powers to frame Regulations tfor constitution of Benches     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   
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

March 10, 2024
ACR - CIC empathizes with the concern of the Appellant and advises him to pursue the matter through proper channel - CIC: Respondent (Tis Hazari Court) to look at the online ACR system (SPARROW by NIC) with a view to adopt it for their own organization...more>>
March 6, 2024
Information regarding preliminary report an Attack Helicopter (IA 2148) crash of Indian Army in an operational area near international border was denied to the former Commanding Officer u/s 8 (1) (e) & (h) - CIC: No public interest involved in disclosure...more>>



March 4, 2024
Dissatisfied with the non-receipt of information, a complaint was filed - PIO (President Secretariat): RTI Application was not received by the concerned section - CIC is satisfied with the explanation as the RTI application was not received by PIO...more>>
March 2, 2024
Information from Bank - CIC: It was not the case that the respondent PNB had not given any reply and no mala fide could be attributed to the decision taken by them; There appears to be no merit in the complaint and accordingly, complaint is disposed of...more>>



February 28, 2024
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...more>>
February 26, 2024
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...more>>



Articles

Service particulars of colleagues to be furnished for dispute arises relating to confirmation, seniority, promotion
August 30, 2023
For redressal of grievance, an employee has to have full service particulars of other employees   more>>
Can Section 8(2) of the RTI Act overcome the Section 44(3) of the DPDP Act?
August 14, 2023
Section 44(3) of the DPDP Act restricts the disclosure of information in larger public interest u/s 8(1)(j)   more>>
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>>

Comments

Different replies to the RTI Applications by different PIOs of the same public authority
May 6, 2023
My RTI Application was transferred to field office and I received 20 different replies   more>>
The PIO is expected to provide the information in the format which is available in the office
April 9, 2023
Can I ask the PIO to send a bulk paper information to my email by making a PDF?   more>>
I have visited HUDA LAO office, Gurgaon in person but got no satisfactory reply
March 30, 2023
No one bothered to inform me whether our RTI applications have been received by speed post   more>>