RTI

Guide on Right to Information Act, 2005

Corporate Law - The right to information is implicitly guaranteed by the Constitution. However, with a view to set out a practical regime for the citizens to secure information as a matter of right, the Indian Parliament enacted the Right to Information Act, 2005. This law is very comprehensive and covers almost all matters of governance. This Law has a ...

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Whether Section 6(3) of RTI Act is a “BOON” or a “CURSE”?

Corporate Law - There is no doubt that the Subsection (3) of Section 6 of the RTI Act is a BOON to the Citizens/Applicants under the Act, so long the PIOs and FAAs at the Departments are functioning well by clearly understanding the spirit behind & specific purpose of this section. Otherwise, it is sure to be proved as a CURSE....

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Major draw backs or obstacles in achieving anticipated results under RTI Act

Corporate Law - Whereas in the matter of Principles of Natural Justice, and the field of Justice Delivery the saying Justice Delayed is Justice Denied is honestly accepted, it seems that there is no weightage to such proverb in the Right to Information Act, 2005. In fact, there is no guarantee about supply of information within particular span of period....

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Admission & Disposal of First Appeal by First Appellate Authority under RTI Act, 2005

Corporate Law - Those applicants under Right to Information Act, who could not receive the Information required by him/her or have aggrieved with the Order passed by the PIO or does not receive a decision within the time limit as applicable, have a right to Appeal to the First Appellate Authority under Section 19(1) of Right to Information Act, 2005...

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Receiving & Disposing of Applications by PIOs under RTI Act, 2005

Corporate Law - The Applicants’ seeking information under Section 6(1) of the Right to Information Act, 2005, could make their request in writing in a language of English, Hindi or in the regional official language of the area, and could submit their “Applications’ to the Public Information Officer (PIO) appointed at an office, where you think or a...

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4 Steps by govt to popularize use of RTI Act

Corporate Law - As per the Right to Information (RTI) Act, 2005, all citizens shall have the right to information. Further, RTI Act provides for setting out the practical regime of right to information for citizens to secure access to information under the control of public authorities, in order to promote transparency and accountability in the working o...

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Salient features of Whistle Blower’s Amendment Bill

Corporate Law - To amend Whistle Blowers Protection Act, 2014, Govt introduced Whistle Blowers Protection (Amendment) Bill, 2015 in Lok Sabha on 11-05-2015 and passed by Lok Sabha on 13-05-2015. ...

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Online filing of RTI applications

Corporate Law - Government of India has started a RTI online web portal whereby Right to Information (RTI) applications can be filed online by Indian citizens, including those who are living abroad.   The detailed procedure in filing of on-line RTI application is as under:...

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ICAI directs CPIO to provide details of No. of CA Registered and in Practice

Corporate Law - Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) has directed  Central Public Information Officer (CPIO) on RTI appeal by Advocate B.S.K.Rao to provide details of  total number of members registered with the Institute and the total number of members holding Certificate of Practice (COP). Copy of RTI Application filed by Advocate B.S.K...

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How to Make online Application of RTI

Corporate Law - Government of India has started a RTI online web portal whereby Right to Information (RTI) applications can be filed online by Indian citizens, including those who are living abroad. The detailed procedure in filing of on-line RTI applications is as under:- An Indian citizen can file RTI application online through RTI online web-portal, h...

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RTI reveals PF Scam Worth Crores involving 191 Accounts

Sandeep.Tanwar Vs PIO, EPFO (Central Information Commission) - The PIO stated that the PF contribution of employers are getting credited in someone else’s account instead of their respective PF account and consequently the appellant alleged that his PF money was sent to some other account and someone else’s PF money has been received in his account. ...

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Introduce RTI Stamps For Payment of RTI Fees: CIC

Mr. Subhash Chandra Agrawal Vs CPIO & Under Secretary (Central Information Commission) - Commission felt that DoP&T and Department of Posts necessarily need to coordinate and initiate steps to introduce RTI stamps or numbered RTI coupons to eliminate prevailing ambiguity with regard to Rule 06 of the RTI Rules, 2012, on the mode of payment of RTI Fee keeping in view the experience in ha...

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CIC Disposes 1,282 RTI Appeals by a single Order

Wg. Cdr. Sanjeev Sharma Vs. CPIOs, Indian Air Force (Central Information Commission) - The present set of Appeals (1282 in number) arise out of RTI Applications filed by the Appellant against different Commands of Indian Air Force and it has been decided to adjudicate upon the Appeals by putting same subject matters under one head (which may or may not have the same date of RTI Applic...

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RTI Information cannot be denied under the excuse of Missing file

Balendra Kumar Vs PIO, M/o Labour & Employment (Central Information Commission) - The complainant sought details with regard to the file notings of all corresponding papers of file no. DGE&T-A-32013/1/1996-Adm-II. The CPIO replied by stating the concerned file was not traceable. First appeal was filed. The FAA vide his Order dater 11.08.2015...

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Maintain E-Register of RTI Application & Disposal: Maharashtra CIC

Shailesh Gandhi Vs Chief Secretary, Govt of Maharashtra (Maharashtra State Information Commission, Mumbai) - Chief Secretary,Govt of Maharashtra should create an online RTI register in every office which has a Public Information Officer and put on a single platform all the RTI applications filed in every office at every level where RTI applications are submitted and filed and also upload this information o...

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Govt releases draft Right to Information Rules, 2017 for comments

No. 1/5/2016-IR - (31/03/2017) - A proposal for making Rules under RTI i.e. RTI Rules, 2017 in supersession of RTI Rules, 2012-by the Central Government under section 27 of the RTI Act, 2005, is under consideration of the Department of Personnel & Training....

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CBDT instructs department to Comply with orders passed by CIC

Instruction No. FTS -300294447/2016 - (17/05/2016) - It has been brought to the notice of the Board by Registrar, Central Information Commission, New Delhi that in certain cases orders passed by the CIC are not being complied with by the Income Tax Department. Reference has been made to some orders passed by CIC in this regard. ...

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RTI – Information on Disciplinary/Vigilance Proceedings

Circular No. 07/04/2013 - (04/04/2013) - CIRCULAR NO. 07/04/2013 Delhi High Court's decision in LPA No.618/2012 dated 06.11.2012 in the matter of disclosure of information under the provisions of RTI Act, relating to disciplinary matters....

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Balance in PF account can not be disclosed under RTI

Instruction No. PID/Circular/06 7/ 95 - (22/07/2011) - Shri Rabindra kumar B. Adhikari Vs Mr. Thothar (CIC) The PIO replied that the information sought by the applicant pertains to the third party and no public interest will be served in the disclosure. In accordance with Section 11 of the Act, a reference was made to the third party i.e., Sunitha Choud...

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Govt exempts CBI from RTI

Notification No. G.S.R. 442(E) - (09/06/2011) - Government has vide notification No. G.S.R. 442(E) dated 09.06.2011 exempted CBI from thr purview of RTI Act, 2005. This has been done by inserting the CBI Name in Second Schedule of the RTI Act. The Second Schedule of the RTI Act exempts certain Public Authorities under the Central Government from...

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RTI reveals PF Scam Worth Crores involving 191 Accounts

Sandeep.Tanwar Vs PIO, EPFO (Central Information Commission)

The PIO stated that the PF contribution of employers are getting credited in someone else’s account instead of their respective PF account and consequently the appellant alleged that his PF money was sent to some other account and someone else’s PF money has been received in his account. ...

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Introduce RTI Stamps For Payment of RTI Fees: CIC

Mr. Subhash Chandra Agrawal Vs CPIO & Under Secretary (Central Information Commission)

Commission felt that DoP&T and Department of Posts necessarily need to coordinate and initiate steps to introduce RTI stamps or numbered RTI coupons to eliminate prevailing ambiguity with regard to Rule 06 of the RTI Rules, 2012, on the mode of payment of RTI Fee keeping in view the experience in handling similar issues on a day to day ba...

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CIC Disposes 1,282 RTI Appeals by a single Order

Wg. Cdr. Sanjeev Sharma Vs. CPIOs, Indian Air Force (Central Information Commission)

The present set of Appeals (1282 in number) arise out of RTI Applications filed by the Appellant against different Commands of Indian Air Force and it has been decided to adjudicate upon the Appeals by putting same subject matters under one head (which may or may not have the same date of RTI Application) and have been listed for hearings...

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RTI Information cannot be denied under the excuse of Missing file

Balendra Kumar Vs PIO, M/o Labour & Employment (Central Information Commission)

The complainant sought details with regard to the file notings of all corresponding papers of file no. DGE&T-A-32013/1/1996-Adm-II. The CPIO replied by stating the concerned file was not traceable. First appeal was filed. The FAA vide his Order dater 11.08.2015...

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Maintain E-Register of RTI Application & Disposal: Maharashtra CIC

Shailesh Gandhi Vs Chief Secretary, Govt of Maharashtra (Maharashtra State Information Commission, Mumbai)

Chief Secretary,Govt of Maharashtra should create an online RTI register in every office which has a Public Information Officer and put on a single platform all the RTI applications filed in every office at every level where RTI applications are submitted and filed and also upload this information on the websites of Public Authorities so ...

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Govt releases draft Right to Information Rules, 2017 for comments

No. 1/5/2016-IR (31/03/2017)

A proposal for making Rules under RTI i.e. RTI Rules, 2017 in supersession of RTI Rules, 2012-by the Central Government under section 27 of the RTI Act, 2005, is under consideration of the Department of Personnel & Training....

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Under RTI PIO not supposed to create info that is not part of record

Mr. Subrata Guha Ray Vs. CPIO (Central Information Commission)

Commission observed that under the provisions of the RTI Act, 2005, only such information as is available and existing and held by the public authority or is under control of the public authority can be provided. The PIO is not supposed to create information that is not a part of the record. He is also not required to interpret informatio...

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4 Steps by govt to popularize use of RTI Act

As per the Right to Information (RTI) Act, 2005, all citizens shall have the right to information. Further, RTI Act provides for setting out the practical regime of right to information for citizens to secure access to information under the control of public authorities, in order to promote transparency and accountability in the working o...

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Salient features of Whistle Blower’s Amendment Bill

To amend Whistle Blowers Protection Act, 2014, Govt introduced Whistle Blowers Protection (Amendment) Bill, 2015 in Lok Sabha on 11-05-2015 and passed by Lok Sabha on 13-05-2015. ...

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ICSI cannot charge fees for answer sheet copies in excess of Fees provided under RTI Act, 2005

Landmark Judgement: Paras Jain V. ICSI (Delhi High Court)

A division bench of Delhi High Court held that the demand of the institute i.e., ICSI, asking students for a fee of INR 500 per subject/answer book for obtaining certified copies is not sustainable....

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