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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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 pilla...

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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; wi...

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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 Deve...

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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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RTI reveals PF Scam Worth Crores involving 191 Accounts

Sandeep.Tanwar Vs PIO, EPFO (Central Information Commission)

The PIO stated that the PF contribution of employers are getting credited in someone else’s account instead of their respective PF account and consequently the appellant alleged that his PF money was sent to some other account and someone else’s PF money has been received in his account. ...

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CIC Disposes 1,282 RTI Appeals by a single Order

Wg. Cdr. Sanjeev Sharma Vs. CPIOs, Indian Air Force (Central Information Commission)

The present set of Appeals (1282 in number) arise out of RTI Applications filed by the Appellant against different Commands of Indian Air Force and it has been decided to adjudicate upon the Appeals by putting same subject matters under one head (which may or may not have the same date of RTI Application) and have been listed for hearings...

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RTI Information cannot be denied under the excuse of Missing file

Balendra Kumar Vs PIO, M/o Labour & Employment (Central Information Commission)

The complainant sought details with regard to the file notings of all corresponding papers of file no. DGE&T-A-32013/1/1996-Adm-II. The CPIO replied by stating the concerned file was not traceable. First appeal was filed. The FAA vide his Order dater 11.08.2015...

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Maintain E-Register of RTI Application & Disposal: Maharashtra CIC

Shailesh Gandhi Vs Chief Secretary, Govt of Maharashtra (Maharashtra State Information Commission, Mumbai)

Chief Secretary,Govt of Maharashtra should create an online RTI register in every office which has a Public Information Officer and put on a single platform all the RTI applications filed in every office at every level where RTI applications are submitted and filed and also upload this information on the websites of Public Authorities so ...

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Investigate leakages of Confidential Data / ITR filed by Tax Payers: CIC

Mr. Badal Satapathy Vs. The CPIO (Central Information Commission)

It is essential to protect the Confidential Financial Data filed by millions of Tax Payers from falling into wrong hands in the larger public interest. ...

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