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Income Tax Refund and Right to Information Act (RTI)

Corporate Law - If there is one area in the income-tax administration which has remained perennially incurable, it is the Refunds, we shows you an easy way to solve the problem. In a Press Release dated April 19, 2007, the Central Board of Direct Taxes stated: “It has been reported in some sections of the media that a large number of taxpayers are awai...

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Public Records Act 1993 & RTI – Prosecution for loss/misplacement of government files

Corporate Law - It is common knowledge that the files in the government departments are often permanently misplaced or lost or deliberately destroyed leading to a lot of problems/ loss for the Government as well as the affected party. Sometimes, the government records are eliminated as a part of larger conspiracy to safeguard the erring officials. The Go...

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15 Year Journey of RTI Act, 2005 & need for reforms

Corporate Law - 15 years have passed since the Historic Right to Information Act, 2005 was enacted. How was the journey of this Act for the people of India during this period? Did it bring the requisite ‘Transperancy & Accountability’ as guaranteed by the said Act? Right to Information Act is perhaps the most successful law in India. [&he...

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Certified Copies of Examination Answer Sheets under RTI by ICAI

Corporate Law - Update on Certified Copies of Answer Sheets under the RTI by ICAI for Nov 2019 Examination Dear Friends, I’m receiving many messages and mails reporting certified copies under the RTI was not received even after 30 days from the date of filing RTI application and many are worried about the decrease of marks upon suo-motu […]...

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Get CA/CS/CMA Exam Answer Sheet copies for free or at nominal Fee

Corporate Law - Now CA students get Answer Sheet copies at Free of Cost and CS, CMA students at nominal cost under RTI: Supreme Court Orders! RTI Act is the most revolutionary act for setting out the practical regime of the Right to Information, the 3 Key building pillars behind the act are Responsibility, Transparency and Accountability, which […...

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CA Final Student Marks Verification data under RTI Act & ICAI Procedure

Corporate Law - Recently Mr. Somu Naga Chandra has sought for Certain Information under RTI Act from ICAI regarding  number of application received for inspection, Verification  or issue of  certified copies for CA Final Examination held in May, 2018, November, 2018 and May, 2019 under Normal ICAI Provisions and under RTI Law. He specifically asked th...

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RTIs related to J&K UT Administration to come under CIC jurisdiction

Corporate Law - Applications filed under the Right to Information (RTI) Act related to Offices in Jammu and Kashmir under the Union Territory Administration will soon come under the jurisdiction of the Central Information Commission CIC). ...

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Students can now raise grievances regarding award of step-wise marks: ICAI

Corporate Law - Examinees who had applied for certified copies of evaluated answer books relating to May 2019 exams and have already received copies of their evaluated answer books and are having grievances regarding award of step-wise marks, in their answer books, may send a mail thru their emailed registered at icaiexam.icai.org to ICAI at the follow...

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Procedure to Obtain Information under RTI Act 2005 from ICAI

Corporate Law - PROCEDURE FOR OBTAINING INFORMATION UNDER THE RIGHT TO INFORMATION ACT, 2005 FROM THE INSTITUTE OF CHARTERED ACCOUNTANTS OF INDIA. Any citizen of India can obtain the required information by making a request under his / her signature addressed to the Central Public Information Officer / Central Assistant Public Information Officer of The ...

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Notice to ICAI to Provide certified copies of Answer-scripts under RTI

Corporate Law - Adv. Paras Jain and Adv. Kumar Shanu has served a Notice on Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) dated 21st July, 2019 to follow the procedure laid down by law in providing certified copies of Answer-scripts under the RTI Act, 2005. Earlier in a RTI filed Mr. B VINAY REDDY has requested for following […]...

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Exemption from disclosure under RTI cannot be claimed without Cogent Reasons

Amit Kumar Shrivastava Vs Central Information Commission (Delhi High Court) - Amit Kumar Shrivastava Vs Central Information Commission  (Delhi High Court) Where a public authority takes recourse to Section 8 (1) (h) of the RTI Act to withhold information, the burden is on the public authority to show that in what manner disclosure of such information could impede the investi...

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CPIO/PIO Cannot Act as Post Offices & withhold RTI info without reasonable cause

Rakesh Kumar Gupta Vs Central Information Commission (Delhi High Court) - Rakesh Kumar Gupta Vs Central Information Commission (Delhi High Court) High Court held that i) CPIO/PIOs cannot withhold information without reasonable cause; ii) A PIO/CPIO cannot be held responsible if they have genuinely rejected the information sought on valid grounds permissible under the Act....

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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 appl...

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HC imposes cost on RTI Applicant for concealing material Facts

Har Kishan Vs President Secretariatt (Delhi High Court) - Har Kishan Vs President Secretariatt (Delhi High Court) On a query from the Petitioner, it is revealed that the Petitioner’s daughter had also applied for an appointment as Multi-Tasking Staff, in the Presidential Estate, Rashtrapati Bhawan. However, this fact does not find any mention in the pres...

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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...

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Details on RTI Amendments cannot be disclosed: DoPT

No.12/207/2018-IR - (14/06/2018) - The matter regarding amendment in the RTI Act, 2005 is under consideration and has not reached finality. As per section 8(1)0) of the RTI Act, 2005, information requested by you cannot be supplied at this stage....

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RTI in respect of request made to foreign tax authorities under tax treaties- Reg

F.No.500/120/2017/FT&TR-III - (30/10/2017) - It is noticed that RTI applications, where information is sought in respect of a request for information made to any foreign jurisdiction under tax treaties, are being transferred to the FT&TR division in a routine manner by CPIOs and First Appellate Authorities functioning in the field....

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Govt releases draft Right to Information Rules, 2017 for comments

No. 1/5/2016-IR - (31/03/2017) - A proposal for making Rules under RTI i.e. RTI Rules, 2017 in supersession of RTI Rules, 2012-by the Central Government under section 27 of the RTI Act, 2005, is under consideration of the Department of Personnel & Training....

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CBDT instructs department to Comply with orders passed by CIC

Instruction No. FTS -300294447/2016 - (17/05/2016) - It has been brought to the notice of the Board by Registrar, Central Information Commission, New Delhi that in certain cases orders passed by the CIC are not being complied with by the Income Tax Department. Reference has been made to some orders passed by CIC in this regard. ...

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RTI – Information on Disciplinary/Vigilance Proceedings

Circular No. 07/04/2013 - (04/04/2013) - CIRCULAR NO. 07/04/2013 Delhi High Court's decision in LPA No.618/2012 dated 06.11.2012 in the matter of disclosure of information under the provisions of RTI Act, relating to disciplinary matters....

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Exemption from disclosure under RTI cannot be claimed without Cogent Reasons

Amit Kumar Shrivastava Vs Central Information Commission (Delhi High Court)01/01/1970

Amit Kumar Shrivastava Vs Central Information Commission  (Delhi High Court) Where a public authority takes recourse to Section 8 (1) (h) of the RTI Act to withhold information, the burden is on the public authority to show that in what manner disclosure of such information could impede the investigation. The word ‘impede’ would mean...

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CPIO/PIO Cannot Act as Post Offices & withhold RTI info without reasonable cause

Rakesh Kumar Gupta Vs Central Information Commission (Delhi High Court)01/01/1970

Rakesh Kumar Gupta Vs Central Information Commission (Delhi High Court) High Court held that i) CPIO/PIOs cannot withhold information without reasonable cause; ii) A PIO/CPIO cannot be held responsible if they have genuinely rejected the information sought on valid grounds permissible under the Act. Mere difference of opinion on the part ...

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RTI applicants not expected to Clog System with Barrage of RTIs

Radha Raman Tripathy Vs CPIO (Central Information Commission)01/01/1970

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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HC imposes cost on RTI Applicant for concealing material Facts

Har Kishan Vs President Secretariatt (Delhi High Court)01/01/1970

Har Kishan Vs President Secretariatt (Delhi High Court) On a query from the Petitioner, it is revealed that the Petitioner’s daughter had also applied for an appointment as Multi-Tasking Staff, in the Presidential Estate, Rashtrapati Bhawan. However, this fact does not find any mention in the present writ petition. A perusal of the writ...

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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)01/01/1970

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)01/01/1970

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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HC remanded back the matter to CIC as order was passed without discussing the issue

S R Dass Vs CPIO and Nodal Officer (Delhi High Court)01/01/1970

S R Dass Vs Cpio And Nodal Officer (Delhi High Court) The learned counsels for the respondents, however, again reiterates that the documents of a third party are exempted from disclosure under Section 8(1)(d) of the Act. They submit that a reply on the similar terms had also been issued to the petitioner vide letter […]...

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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)01/01/1970

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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Income Tax Refund and Right to Information Act (RTI)

01/01/1970

If there is one area in the income-tax administration which has remained perennially incurable, it is the Refunds, we shows you an easy way to solve the problem. In a Press Release dated April 19, 2007, the Central Board of Direct Taxes stated: “It has been reported in some sections of the media that a large number of taxpayers are awai...

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Public Records Act 1993 & RTI – Prosecution for loss/misplacement of government files

01/01/1970

It is common knowledge that the files in the government departments are often permanently misplaced or lost or deliberately destroyed leading to a lot of problems/ loss for the Government as well as the affected party. Sometimes, the government records are eliminated as a part of larger conspiracy to safeguard the erring officials. The Go...

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