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Public Authority not required to provide ‘opinion’ or ‘advice’ under RTI: CIC

June 28, 2023 1956 Views 0 comment Print

Unravel the Rahul Gupta vs CPIO case where the CIC upheld that public authorities are not obliged to provide opinions or advice under the Right to Information Act, 2005.

Competition Act Violation: CCI dismisses plea against L. G. Electronics

June 28, 2023 441 Views 0 comment Print

Comprehensive case analysis on an anti-trust lawsuit involving Perfect Infraengineers Limited and L.G. Electronics India Pvt. Ltd., providing detailed insights into India’s competition laws.

Penal action cannot be initiated against CPIO for not providing information sought under RTI

February 13, 2023 1770 Views 0 comment Print

Central Information Commission held that CPIO (Center Public Information Officer) can genuinely and bonafidely entertain the belief and hold the view that the information sought by the querist cannot be provided. Accordingly, penal action cannot be initiated against CPIO without any malafide intention for refraining to provide information.

Appellant cannot demand his own TDS record available with him under RTI

December 1, 2022 4254 Views 0 comment Print

Shivi Mohan Rastogi Vs CPIO (CIC Delhi) Central Information Commission (CIC) upon a perusal of records and after hearing submissions of both the parties remarked at the outset that the core premise raised by the Appellant was non-receipt of certified copies of his TDS documents for the averred period. In response to it, the CPIO submitted that […]

CIC advises CBIC to introduce GST FAQs Section on their website

October 4, 2022 9051 Views 1 comment Print

It will be in the best interest of Respondent Public Authority to explore the viability of introducing/updating a FAQs Section on their website wherein the most commonly sought issues/clarifications and/or respective orders/circulars/their jurisdictions and also their powers/roles can be easily identified and relevant information in that regard can be placed in the public domain in keeping with the letter and spirit of suo motu disclosures prescribed under Section 4 of the RTI Act.

RTI cannot be filed to know Rate of Deduction for Donation to Corona Relief Fund

September 17, 2022 8838 Views 0 comment Print

Appellant filed an RTI application seeking the information on Rate of Deduction of Donation to Corona Relief Fund for income tax purpose.

Provide Generic details of Gross Income of Husband to wife under RTI: CIC

August 27, 2022 5991 Views 0 comment Print

CPIO to provide generic details of net taxable/gross income of husband to wife for defend her matrimonial court case & claiming Maintenance

Nationwide Lockdown information cannot be denied without explaining the reasons

August 13, 2022 687 Views 0 comment Print

Prime Minister’s Office has merely stated that details regarding imposition of nation-wide lockdown sought by the Applicant attract the provisions of Section 7(9) of the RTI Act, 2005.

Husband cannot seek under RTI Bank & ITR details of wife

January 5, 2021 10791 Views 0 comment Print

It has been clarified that in a private dispute between husband and wife, the basic protection afforded by virtue of the exemption from disclosure enacted under Section 8(1)(j) cannot be lifted or disturbed unless the petitioner is able to justify how such disclosure would be in ‘public interest’.

RTI applicants not expected to Clog System with Barrage of RTIs

December 31, 2020 2232 Views 0 comment Print

Radha Raman Tripathy Vs CPIO (Central Information Commission) As much as a CPIO has a statutory responsibility of complying with the provisions of the RTI Act, it is also expected of the RTI Applicant/s to not undermine the spirit of the RTI Act by clogging the system with such a barrage of RTI applications, merely […]

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