CIC Judgments

Informer should be given information under RTI Act by investigative wing of director general income tax (DGIT)

Corporate Law - Central Information Commission (CIC) has opined that non-disclosure of feedback on probe in tax evasion complaints filed by whistle-blowers will dissuade them from giving any future information. Acknowledging that the investigation wing of the income tax department was exempted from the purview of RTI act, the CIC said such blanket ban...

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Bar councils covered under the purview of Right To Information (RTI) Act

Corporate Law - The bar councils are open to public scrutiny under the Right To Information (RTI) Act and should set-up a mechanism to facilitate processing of applications directed to them under the transparency law, the Central Information Commission has held....

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Information on income tax can be disclosed under RTI

Corporate Law - In a ruling that is bound to have ramifications, specially on big tax-payers , and in a move aimed at curbing tax evasion, the Central Information Commission has ruled that seeking information on income tax is not invasion of privacy. Ruling out that disclosure of information would lead to unwarranted invasion of the privacy of the indivi...

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Information on Assets declared by public servant can be given under Right to Information (RTI) Act

Corporate Law - After politicians and judges of the Supreme Court, now the assets of babus have also been prised open to public scrutiny by RTI. In a landmark order, the Central Information Commission (CIC) has said that disclosure of information such as assets of a public servant, routinely collected by the public authority,...

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Medico-legal reports cannot be refused under the RTI Act

Corporate Law - Medico-legal reports cannot be refused under the RTI Act, the CIC has held saying unlike normal medical cases, they are not prepared at the instance of the patient but are legal requirement.“Medico legal cases (MLCs) are indeed legal requirements in criminal cases and not prepared at the instance of the patient but to record injuries in...

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RTI Seeking date of deposit of Rs. 15L In Citizens’ Accounts is not ‘Information’

Sh. Mohan Kumar Sharma Vs Central Public Information Officer (Central Information Commission) - It is held that information sought regarding date of deposit of Rs. 15 Lakhs in the account of each citizen as promised by PM Narendra Modi and how print media houses came to know before the announcement of PM Narendra Modi about the demonetisation, etc. of the RTI application does not fall under th...

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CIC instructs CCIT, Ranchi to educate concerned officials about RTI Act, 2005

Mr. Radha Raman Tripathy Vs. CPIO & Jt. Commissioner of Income Tax (Central Information Commission) - The Complainant vide his RTI application sought information regarding the total amount paid to Guest House/ Houses for stay by Shri S.K. Roy, JCIT, Range-3, Bokaro during the month of October, 2016....

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GSTN: 1200 employees but no HR Policy: Balance Sheet Available only till 2013-14

Mr. R.K. Jain Vs. CPIO (Central Information Commission) - HR Policy had not been finalized, the detailed norms including delegation of powers for discharge of GSTN functions was under preparation, the rules/regulations and manual etc. to be used by its employees for discharging their functions was also under preparation, the annual statement of accounts an...

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Information cannot be denied under RTI for lack of Aadhaar card

Vishwas Bhamburkar Vs. PIO, Housing & Urban Development Corporation Ltd. (Central Information Commission) - Commission records admonition for illegally insisting on Aadhar Card etc. to prove citizenship, identity and address, and also demanding proof of citizenship. Denial of information for lack of Aadhaar card will be a serious breach of right, which was guaranteed by the RTI Act ...

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JCIT to disclose Tax Budget Target fixed & Tax Collected under RTI

Mr. Radha Raman Tripathy Vs CPIO & Jt. Commissioner of Income Tax (Central Information Commission) - The Complainant vide his RTI application sought information on two points with respect to JCIT and desired details regarding Income Tax Budget Target fixed by JCIT Range- 3, Bokaro for the Financial Year 2015-2016 and Tax Collected during the Financial Year 2015-16....

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RTI Seeking date of deposit of Rs. 15L In Citizens’ Accounts is not ‘Information’

Sh. Mohan Kumar Sharma Vs Central Public Information Officer (Central Information Commission)

It is held that information sought regarding date of deposit of Rs. 15 Lakhs in the account of each citizen as promised by PM Narendra Modi and how print media houses came to know before the announcement of PM Narendra Modi about the demonetisation, etc. of the RTI application does not fall under the definition of ‘information’ as per...

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CIC instructs CCIT, Ranchi to educate concerned officials about RTI Act, 2005

Mr. Radha Raman Tripathy Vs. CPIO & Jt. Commissioner of Income Tax (Central Information Commission)

The Complainant vide his RTI application sought information regarding the total amount paid to Guest House/ Houses for stay by Shri S.K. Roy, JCIT, Range-3, Bokaro during the month of October, 2016....

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GSTN: 1200 employees but no HR Policy: Balance Sheet Available only till 2013-14

Mr. R.K. Jain Vs. CPIO (Central Information Commission)

HR Policy had not been finalized, the detailed norms including delegation of powers for discharge of GSTN functions was under preparation, the rules/regulations and manual etc. to be used by its employees for discharging their functions was also under preparation, the annual statement of accounts and balance sheet was available till the p...

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Information cannot be denied under RTI for lack of Aadhaar card

Vishwas Bhamburkar Vs. PIO, Housing & Urban Development Corporation Ltd. (Central Information Commission)

Commission records admonition for illegally insisting on Aadhar Card etc. to prove citizenship, identity and address, and also demanding proof of citizenship. Denial of information for lack of Aadhaar card will be a serious breach of right, which was guaranteed by the RTI Act ...

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JCIT to disclose Tax Budget Target fixed & Tax Collected under RTI

Mr. Radha Raman Tripathy Vs CPIO & Jt. Commissioner of Income Tax (Central Information Commission)

The Complainant vide his RTI application sought information on two points with respect to JCIT and desired details regarding Income Tax Budget Target fixed by JCIT Range- 3, Bokaro for the Financial Year 2015-2016 and Tax Collected during the Financial Year 2015-16....

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CIC issues SCN to CPIO & JCIT for misconduct & negligence under RTI Act, 2005

Mr. Radha Raman Tripathi Vs. CPIO & Jt. Commissioner of Income Tax (Central Information Commission)

Central Information Commission observed that the response provided by the CPIO/Respondent with respect to Points 03 and 04 was in total disregard to the provisions of the RTI Act, 2005 and contradictory response was provided by the Respondent during the hearing. The Commission therefore directs the Respondent, Mr. Sanjiv Kumar Roy, CPIO/J...

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Indian Banks Association is a Public Authority Under RTI Act, 2005

Shri R K Jain Vs. Indian Bank Association (IBA) (Central Information Commission)

Shri R K Jain Vs. Indian Bank Association (IBA) (Central Information Commission) Taking into account that the IBA performs functions as State agency and its majority control vests in Government of India appointed Managing Directors of Public Sector Banks, the IBA qualifies to be a public authority under the RTI Act, 2005. The Commission...

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Delhi Soccer Association is a Public Authority under RTI Act: HC

D K Bose Vs. PIO (Central Information Commission)

D K Bose Vs. PIO (Central Information Commission) CIC held that In fact, being a public body concerned with public activity like football, the Delhi Soccer Association (DSA) should have voluntarily disclosed entire information about it, including the bits and pieces asked by the appellant in this and several other appeals, and fulfill its...

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CIC awards Compensation to RTI Applicant for 2 year delay in providing info

Aabid Hussain Vs. CPIO (Central Information Commission)

Commission is convinced with the averment of the Appellant for having suffered gross detriment due to the delay of over 2 years in providing the information to him. Appellant deserves to be compensated on this account. ...

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Judicial proceedings & records are public records and can be availed under RTI

Shri Y N Prasad Vs. PIO (Central Information Commission)

Judicial proceedings and records thereof are public records and the appellant has a right to secure desired information. After hearing the appellant and perusal of record, the Commission deems it fit to direct the respondent PIO to offer inspection of the judicial file to the appellant on a mutual convenient day and time. ...

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