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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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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 c...

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SIT is a Public Authority U/s. 2(h) of RTI Act, 2005: CIC

Mr. Venkatesh Nayak Vs CPIO & DCIT (OSD) (Central Information Commission) - Mr. Venkatesh Nayak Vs CPIO & DCIT (OSD) (Central Information Commission) When a Public Authority is largely funded by the Government and performs the duty of bringing back unaccounted money unlawfully kept in bank accounts abroad, it was essentially performing a Public Duty and thus every citiz...

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Palpable lack of communication/ internal co-ordination within Income Tax Settlement Commission: CIC

Chairman, Income Tax Settlement Commission Vs Mr. R K Jain (Central Information Commission) - The Commission however felt that there was palpable lack of communication/ internal co-ordination within the Public Authority that needs to be revisited and strengthened within the Public Authority itself....

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RTI hints Fraud in note exchange at Delhi Post Office Branches: CIC Orders Inquiry

Ramswaroop Vs PIO (Central Information Commission) - The appellant sought to know: a) how many persons exchanged old notes for new notes at Pinto Park branch and also in 3 Wing Branch of Post Office in Air Force area, during the period 08.11.2016 to 25.11.2016 after demonetization; b) total amount of new currency issued for the period 08.11.2016 to 01...

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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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SIT is a Public Authority U/s. 2(h) of RTI Act, 2005: CIC

Mr. Venkatesh Nayak Vs CPIO & DCIT (OSD) (Central Information Commission)

Mr. Venkatesh Nayak Vs CPIO & DCIT (OSD) (Central Information Commission) When a Public Authority is largely funded by the Government and performs the duty of bringing back unaccounted money unlawfully kept in bank accounts abroad, it was essentially performing a Public Duty and thus every citizen has every right to know about certain...

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Palpable lack of communication/ internal co-ordination within Income Tax Settlement Commission: CIC

Chairman, Income Tax Settlement Commission Vs Mr. R K Jain (Central Information Commission)

The Commission however felt that there was palpable lack of communication/ internal co-ordination within the Public Authority that needs to be revisited and strengthened within the Public Authority itself....

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RTI hints Fraud in note exchange at Delhi Post Office Branches: CIC Orders Inquiry

Ramswaroop Vs PIO (Central Information Commission)

The appellant sought to know: a) how many persons exchanged old notes for new notes at Pinto Park branch and also in 3 Wing Branch of Post Office in Air Force area, during the period 08.11.2016 to 25.11.2016 after demonetization; b) total amount of new currency issued for the period 08.11.2016 to 01.12.2016 from both the post offices; c) ...

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CIC criticises Casual Approach of I-T Dept. in responding RTI application

Mr. Arun G Jogdeo Vs CPIO ITO, (Central Information Commission)

The Court directed the department to form a Vigilance Cell to ensure that there is a monitoring authority, which would monitor various policy decisions which are taken. It also directed the setting up of a self auditing mechanism to ensure that the income tax assessees are not made to run from pillar to post for the purpose of redressal o...

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Why BCCI not been made Public Authority Under RTI Act?: CIC

Subhash Chandra Agarwal Vs PIO, Department of Sports (Central Information Commission)

Central Information Commissioner, Prof. M Sridhar Acharyulu, in the case of Subhash Chandra Agrawal Vs. PIO, Department of Sports, declared the BCCI to be a public authority and directed the Board to disclose information sought by the RTI applicant....

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Disclose Numeric data of Officers Facing Corruption Charges: CIC

Shri Ashok Kumar Reddy Vs PIO, Chief Office of Chief Secretary (Central Information Commission)

he public authorities working under the aegis of Union Government shall make public: (a). Year wise Numeric data of pending as well as disposed Departmental / Vigilance / Court cases against their employees initiated at instance of the employer;(b). Rank/Post held by the charge sheeted employee; without disclosure of identity of the indi...

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CIC directs CBDT to educate concerned officials about RTI Law

Mr. Radha Raman Tripathy Vs. CPIO (Central Information Commission)

Commissiono instructs CBDT to convene periodic conferences/ seminars to sensitise, familiarise and educate the concerned officials about the relevant provisions of the RTI Act, 2005 for effective discharge of its duties and responsibilities....

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CIC not to direct RBI To disclose defaulters & NPAs List till SC Verdict

A full-Bench of the Central Information Commission recently refused to direct the RBI to disclose list of defaulters and non-performing assets, in view of a similar issue being under consideration before the Supreme Court in the case of Center for Public Interest Litigation v. Housing and Urban Development Corporation Ltd. & Ors., WP(s) (...

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