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PIO could not explain denial u/s 8(1)(g) - CIC: Take assistance from the custodian u/s 5(4) and send a suitable reply providing information as much as feasible after applying the provisions of Sec 10 or amplify the applicability of Sec 8(1)(g) of RTI Act     Right to Information Act 2005    CIC: Provide the documents of Ministry of Defence applicable to its combatant Army officer for private business, trade, private employment & speculate in share trading during service - CIC: Documents applicable to Civilian officer to speculate in shares     Right to Information Act 2005    Service book copy of appellant’s deceased husband was denied u/s 8(1)(e) - PIO: The brother and mother of the deceased are the nominees as per records - CIC: Information exempt u/s 8(1)(j); PIO cautioned to invoke the correct exemption clause in future     Right to Information Act 2005    CIC: Even though the CPIO had explained the factual situation, no exemption was claimed which makes the reply incomplete; Simply stating that a matter is subjudice does not mean that the information cannot be disclosed; Consider the RTI application afresh     Right to Information Act 2005    Status of application for issue of new Smart Card for CSD and other related information - CIC: The appellant failed to point out what information he was not able to find on the CSD website; Advised to approach the appropriate forum for grievance redressal     Right to Information Act 2005    PIO: Appellant to intimate the purpose for seeking documents; The information sought is not related to public interest and disclosure is against the Official Secret Act, 1923 - CIC: This reply is grossly improper; PIO advised to remain careful in future     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    Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) focuses primarily on protecting workers in the workplace     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   

Case Laws

April 5, 2022
Appellant: Infosys has again settled the case that violated California laws for enrolling under B1 visas instead of H1B to avoid payroll taxes under labour laws, including unemployment, disability insurance and employment training - CIC: No intervention...more>>
April 1, 2022
Copy of the answer sheets in English Language of Applicant in ICSE Examination was not provided - Respondent: Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations is not a public authority under Section 2(h) of RTI Act - CIC: Denial upheld...more>>



March 29, 2022
Appellant: In the absence of hard copy of the copyrights certificate, it will be difficult for the start ups to challenge infringement of their copyrights in a Court - PIO: Digital registration certificate is admissible - CIC: No action warranted...more>>
March 24, 2022
Copy of Aadhaar card of minor daughter was denied by UIDAI - PIO: Appellant failed to mention any Aadhaar number without which it is nearly impossible to take any action - CIC: Issue a third party notice to the mother of the child on receiving Aadhar no...more>>



March 20, 2022
Information pertaining to Shri Madhavrao Dhavlikar Charitable Trust was denied u/s 8(1)(j) - Appellant: Trust was formed under the Indian Trust Act, its source of income was from tax payers and the trustees were public figures - CIC: Denial upheld...more>>
March 10, 2022
Inspection Reports of University school of Law, list of law faculties etc. was sought - CIC: PIO to provide the available inspection report along with the list of law faculties; PIO is at liberty to redact the identifying particulars of third parties...more>>



Articles

Are the Gujarat High Court Rules in consonance with the provisions of the RTI Act?
April 7, 2020
The scope of the RTI Act is being restricted by the Supreme Court judgment   more>>
CORONAVIRUS - What after 14th April, 2020? Would extended lockdown contain Corona infection?
March 29, 2020
If there is a largescale infection of Covid 19, we should not be not caught napping   more>>
Under RTI, a citizen should be able to choose the method for obtaining information
March 11, 2020
Supreme Court should become a role model in implementation of the provisions of the RTI Act   more>>

Comments

If the retention period of the required document has expired, can they be provided under RTI?
May 27, 2022
The said documents sought under RTI exist till now and have not been weeded out   more>>
What rights I have further to expedite and receive the requested information?
May 15, 2022
No reply to the RTI application filed with the PIO / FAA of Haryana State government   more>>
People ride bikes using unfiltered exhaust pipes to increase noise to get attention
April 12, 2022
Loudspeakers and sound amplifiers are against mental harmony   more>>