Central Information Commission

Husband cannot seek under RTI Bank & ITR details of wife

Pawan Kumar Saluja Vs CPIO (Central Information Commission)

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’....

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RTI applicants not expected to Clog System with Barrage of RTIs

Radha Raman Tripathy Vs CPIO (Central Information Commission)

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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RTI Application cannot be rejected for mere non-annexing of Citizenship Proof: CIC

R K Malik Vs Central Public Information Officer (CIC)

R K Malik Vs Central Public Information Officer (Central Information Commission) Section 3 of the Act reads, ‘Subject to the provisions of this Act, all citizens shall have the right to information’. Nowhere does it say, nor imply, that a person would be required to prove his citizenship every time that he was asking for [&hel...

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Disclosure of information relating to electoral bonds issued to various political parties is exempt from RTI

Vihar Durve Vs CPIO: State Bank of India (Central Information Commission)

Vihar Durve Vs CPIO (Central Information Commission) The Commission after adverting to the facts and circumstances of the case, hearing both parties and perusal of records, observes that the respondent has revisited the RTI application and reiterated its earlier stand in respect of point no. 6 and 7 of the RTI application that the disclos...

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Wife can Know Husband’s Income by filing RTI application: CIC

Rahmat Bano Vs. The CPIO, O/o the Income Tax Officer (Central Information Commission, New Delhi)

In a litigation, where the issue involved is of maintenance of wife, the information relating to the salary details no longer remain confined to the category of personal information concerning both husband and wife, which is available with the husband hence accessible by the wife. But in the present case, as stated earlier, the applicatio...

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CIC allowed RTI to disclose Only Limited Information of Income Tax Return of Husband to His Wife

Smt. Basavantamma Vs The CPIO (Central Information Commission)

The issue under consideration is whether the details related to someone's Income Tax Return can be obtained through Right To Information Act?...

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Penalty levied by Central Information Commission for not providing information

Shri Radha Raman Tripathy Vs CPIO (Central Information Commission)

Shri Radha Raman Tripathy Vs CPIO (Central Information Commission) Central Information Commission has levied a penalty of Rs. 500/- to The Joint Commissioner Of Income Tax, Range-3, Bokaro for not providing information to Mr. Radha Raman Tripathy. Please see the order dated 15.06.2020. FULL TEXT OF THE CENTRAL INFORMATION COMMISSION 1. ...

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ED not Liable to disclose Panama Papers details under RTI: CIC

Mr. Durga Prasad Choudhary Vs CPIO & Dy. Director Directorate of Enforcement (Central Information Commission)

Mr. Durga Prasad Choudhary Vs CPIO & Dy. Director Directorate of Enforcement (Central Information Commission) Appellant stated that the information sought by him had not been provided whereas this was a serious matter pertaining to corruption at higher levels. He drew the attention of the Commission to various media reports in Nationa...

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Provide Info about Donors to Political Parties- CIC Directs DEA

Venkatesh Nayak Vs CPIO (Central Information Commission)

The total number of representations or petitions or communications, by whatever name called, received by the Government of India, till date, from donors regarding the need for maintaining confidentiality of their identity while making donations to political parties;...

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Aadhaar data cannot be shared : CIC

Anupam Saraph Vs Asst. Director General & CPIO (Central Information Commission)

Anupam Saraph Vs Asst. Director General & CPIO (Central Information Commission) Aadhaar data contains Personal Identifiable Information (PII) including Biometric details of Indian residents which is highly sensitive in nature. Aadhaar data being a national asset, therefore sharing the requested information can affect the security inte...

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