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Claim Interest on Income Tax Refund for delay

Income Tax - DELAYS AREN'T DENIALS -Before getting into the actual process, it is important to know some of the reasons that may have caused the delay. If your bank account details or your PAN number is entered incorrectly in the form or you end up filing your tax in the wrong ward/circle, then the chances for delay are high.Tax authorities have espe...

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Anti-Profiteering – an RTI Experience

Income Tax - The GST Legislation has incorporated an Anti-Profiteering clause (‘APC’) under Section 171 of Central Goods and Services Tax Act, 2017 (‘CGST Act’). The basic idea behind such clause is to keep a check on the Inflation (if any) arising out of the introduction of GST in India. ...

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Guide on Right to Information Act, 2005

Income Tax - The right to information is implicitly guaranteed by the Constitution. However, with a view to set out a practical regime for the citizens to secure information as a matter of right, the Indian Parliament enacted the Right to Information Act, 2005. This law is very comprehensive and covers almost all matters of governance. This Law has a ...

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Whether Section 6(3) of RTI Act is a “BOON” or a “CURSE”?

Income Tax - There is no doubt that the Subsection (3) of Section 6 of the RTI Act is a BOON to the Citizens/Applicants under the Act, so long the PIOs and FAAs at the Departments are functioning well by clearly understanding the spirit behind & specific purpose of this section. Otherwise, it is sure to be proved as a CURSE....

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Major draw backs or obstacles in achieving anticipated results under RTI Act

Income Tax - Whereas in the matter of Principles of Natural Justice, and the field of Justice Delivery the saying Justice Delayed is Justice Denied is honestly accepted, it seems that there is no weightage to such proverb in the Right to Information Act, 2005. In fact, there is no guarantee about supply of information within particular span of period....

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Report Card on Performance of Information Commissions in India

Income Tax - The number of appeals and complaints pending on December 31, 2016 in the 23 information commissions, from which data was obtained, stood at an alarming figure of 1,81,852. The pendency increased to 1,99,186 at the end of October 2017....

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Bank notes with writing or ink mark continue to be legal tender: RBI in RTI Reply

Income Tax - Bank notes with writing or ink mark on them continue to be legal tender, however, bank notes bearing religious or political messages will not be treated as eligible for exchange as per Note Refund Rules, 2009....

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No Human Right Violation in Sukma Attack: CRPF in RTI Reply

Income Tax - In the instant matter, there appears to be no violations of Human Rights as well as facts of the case do not attract the allegations of Moreover, your application does not make any reference to such allegations. Hence this department is not liable to provide any information in this regard to you under RTI Act-2005....

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4 Steps by govt to popularize use of RTI Act

Income Tax - As per the Right to Information (RTI) Act, 2005, all citizens shall have the right to information. Further, RTI Act provides for setting out the practical regime of right to information for citizens to secure access to information under the control of public authorities, in order to promote transparency and accountability in the working o...

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Salient features of Whistle Blower’s Amendment Bill

Income Tax - To amend Whistle Blowers Protection Act, 2014, Govt introduced Whistle Blowers Protection (Amendment) Bill, 2015 in Lok Sabha on 11-05-2015 and passed by Lok Sabha on 13-05-2015. ...

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Personal information like T.A. bill cannot be directed to be given under RTI Act, 2005

Chhattisgarh Board of Secondary Education Vs Public Information Officer (Chhattisgarh High Court) - Personal information like T.A. bill etc. cannot be directed to be given under the Right to Information Act, 2005 in view of Section 8(1)(j) of the said Act....

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People Legitimately Expect Antiquities like Kohinoor to be brought Back: CIC

B K S R Ayyangr Vs. Archaeological Survey Of India (Central Information Commission, Delhi) - The appellant sought information regarding efforts made by the Government of India along with the related documents and correspondence for bringing into India (i) Koh-i-Noor diamond, (ii)Sultanganj Buddha, (iii) Nassak Diamond (iv) The Sword and ring of Tipu Sultan, (v) The golden throne of Maharaja...

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Allow Inspection of Answer Sheets to Examinee Under RTI Act: CIC to Delhi University

Mr. Mohit Kumar Gupta Vs CPIO, University of Delhi (Central Information Commission) - Central Information Commission instructs University of Delhi to allow inspection of his own answer sheet to the Appellant Mr. Mohit Kumar Gupta as sought in the RTI application within a period of 15 days from the date of receipt of this order....

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RTI Information seeker cannot resort to penalty proceeding U/s. 20 RTI Act, 2005

Rajkumar Mishra Vs Chhattisgarh State Information Commission (Chhattisgarh High Court) - It is held that The information seeker is only entitled for damages and cost, if any, as there is no provision in the Act of 2005 for payment of penalty or part thereof recovered from Erring Information Officer to the information seeker and therefore information seeker cannot as a matter of right cl...

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Under RTI act petitioner cannot elicit answer to his queries or ask for any ‘opinion’ or ‘advice’

Mr. Ankit Garg Vs CPIO, Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (Insolvency And Bankruptcy Board of India) - RTI Act does not cast on the public authority any obligation to answer queries in which the petitioner attempts to elicit answer to his queries with prefixes as why, what when and whether. The petitioner’s right extends only to seeking information as defined in section 2(f) either by pointing the ...

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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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Claim Interest on Income Tax Refund for delay

DELAYS AREN'T DENIALS -Before getting into the actual process, it is important to know some of the reasons that may have caused the delay. If your bank account details or your PAN number is entered incorrectly in the form or you end up filing your tax in the wrong ward/circle, then the chances for delay are high.Tax authorities have espe...

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Personal information like T.A. bill cannot be directed to be given under RTI Act, 2005

Chhattisgarh Board of Secondary Education Vs Public Information Officer (Chhattisgarh High Court)

Personal information like T.A. bill etc. cannot be directed to be given under the Right to Information Act, 2005 in view of Section 8(1)(j) of the said Act....

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People Legitimately Expect Antiquities like Kohinoor to be brought Back: CIC

B K S R Ayyangr Vs. Archaeological Survey Of India (Central Information Commission, Delhi)

The appellant sought information regarding efforts made by the Government of India along with the related documents and correspondence for bringing into India (i) Koh-i-Noor diamond, (ii)Sultanganj Buddha, (iii) Nassak Diamond (iv) The Sword and ring of Tipu Sultan, (v) The golden throne of Maharaja Ranjit Singh (vi) Royal Jade wine cup o...

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Allow Inspection of Answer Sheets to Examinee Under RTI Act: CIC to Delhi University

Mr. Mohit Kumar Gupta Vs CPIO, University of Delhi (Central Information Commission)

Central Information Commission instructs University of Delhi to allow inspection of his own answer sheet to the Appellant Mr. Mohit Kumar Gupta as sought in the RTI application within a period of 15 days from the date of receipt of this order....

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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 Information seeker cannot resort to penalty proceeding U/s. 20 RTI Act, 2005

Rajkumar Mishra Vs Chhattisgarh State Information Commission (Chhattisgarh High Court)

It is held that The information seeker is only entitled for damages and cost, if any, as there is no provision in the Act of 2005 for payment of penalty or part thereof recovered from Erring Information Officer to the information seeker and therefore information seeker cannot as a matter of right claim audience in the penalty proceedings ...

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Under RTI act petitioner cannot elicit answer to his queries or ask for any ‘opinion’ or ‘advice’

Mr. Ankit Garg Vs CPIO, Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (Insolvency And Bankruptcy Board of India)

RTI Act does not cast on the public authority any obligation to answer queries in which the petitioner attempts to elicit answer to his queries with prefixes as why, what when and whether. The petitioner’s right extends only to seeking information as defined in section 2(f) either by pointing the file document, paper or record etc., or ...

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DGIT (Investigation) is exempt from Disclosure under RTI Act

Central Board Of Direct Taxes Vs. Satya Narain Shukla (Delhi High Court)

CBDT Vs. Satya Narain Shukla (Delhi High Court) A plain reading of Section 24(1) of the Right to Information Act, 2005 indicates that the provisions of the Act would not be applicable to Intelligence and Security Organizations as specified in the Second Schedule. Further, any information received from such organizations falls under the ex...

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Report Card on Performance of Information Commissions in India

The number of appeals and complaints pending on December 31, 2016 in the 23 information commissions, from which data was obtained, stood at an alarming figure of 1,81,852. The pendency increased to 1,99,186 at the end of October 2017....

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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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