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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Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) is an ‘information’ under RTI Act

Razaak K Haidar Vs CPIO (Central Information Commissioner) - Razaak K Haidar Vs CPIO (Central Information Commissioner) EVM which is available with the respondent in a material form and also as samples, as admitted by the respondent during the hearing, is an information under the RTI Act. The Commission also notes that as per the respondent, the software inst...

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RTI Applications for VAT returns of third parties cannot be entertained

Sahil Chauhan Vs PIO (CIC) - Applications under the Right to Information (RTI) in respect of VAT returns of the third parties cannot be entertained as there is no case of larger public interest involved in it....

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Raw Marks & Scaling Records of CA Exam may be given under RTI

Rajat Kumar Mehra Vs CPIO, ICAI (CIC Delhi) - Rajat Kumar Mehra Vs CPIO (CIC Delhi) The Commission, after hearing the submissions of both the parties and perusing the records, observes that the appellant has sought his raw marks and scaling record. However, the CPIO vide letter dated 28.07.2017 incorrectly denied the information under Section 8...

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BCCI is A Public Authority Under RTI Act : CIC

Smt. Geeta Rani Vs CPIO, M/o Youth Affairs & Sports (Central Information Commission) - Smt. Geeta Rani Vs CPIO, M/o Youth Affairs & Sports (Central Information Commission) The BCCI should be listed as a NSF covered under the RTI Act. The RTI Act should be made applicable to BCCI along with its entire constituent member cricketing associations, provided they fulfil the criteria app...

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Income Tax Survey Information cannot be denied under RTI without communicating reasons for such rejection

Mr. Champa Lal Soni Vs. CPIO & ITO (Central Information Commission) - On being queried, if there existed any specific provision regarding non-disclosure of survey related information to the concerned Assessee, he cited the provision of the Finance Bill, 2017....

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Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) is an ‘information’ under RTI Act

Razaak K Haidar Vs CPIO (Central Information Commissioner)

Razaak K Haidar Vs CPIO (Central Information Commissioner) EVM which is available with the respondent in a material form and also as samples, as admitted by the respondent during the hearing, is an information under the RTI Act. The Commission also notes that as per the respondent, the software installed in the EVM is an […]...

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RTI Applications for VAT returns of third parties cannot be entertained

Sahil Chauhan Vs PIO (CIC)

Applications under the Right to Information (RTI) in respect of VAT returns of the third parties cannot be entertained as there is no case of larger public interest involved in it....

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Raw Marks & Scaling Records of CA Exam may be given under RTI

Rajat Kumar Mehra Vs CPIO, ICAI (CIC Delhi)

Rajat Kumar Mehra Vs CPIO (CIC Delhi) The Commission, after hearing the submissions of both the parties and perusing the records, observes that the appellant has sought his raw marks and scaling record. However, the CPIO vide letter dated 28.07.2017 incorrectly denied the information under Section 8(1)(j) of the RTI Act stating that the a...

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BCCI is A Public Authority Under RTI Act : CIC

Smt. Geeta Rani Vs CPIO, M/o Youth Affairs & Sports (Central Information Commission)

Smt. Geeta Rani Vs CPIO, M/o Youth Affairs & Sports (Central Information Commission) The BCCI should be listed as a NSF covered under the RTI Act. The RTI Act should be made applicable to BCCI along with its entire constituent member cricketing associations, provided they fulfil the criteria applicable to BCCI, as discussed in the [&h...

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Income Tax Survey Information cannot be denied under RTI without communicating reasons for such rejection

Mr. Champa Lal Soni Vs. CPIO & ITO (Central Information Commission)

On being queried, if there existed any specific provision regarding non-disclosure of survey related information to the concerned Assessee, he cited the provision of the Finance Bill, 2017....

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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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