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Claim Interest on Income Tax Refund for delay

Corporate Law - 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

Corporate Law - 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

Corporate Law - 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”?

Corporate Law - 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

Corporate Law - 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

Corporate Law - 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

Corporate Law - 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

Corporate Law - 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

Corporate Law - 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

Corporate Law - 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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Birth/Death Certificates can be applied Under RTI Act: HC

Shakti Singh Vs State Information Commission, Haryana and others (Punjab and Haryana HC) - Under the RTI Act, disclosure of information is a norm and refusal an exception. In other words, information cannot be denied under the RTI Act unless exempted from disclosure in accordance with Sections 8, 9 and 11 only. Section 22 as mentioned above leads the way to making the fundamental right to...

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Information of unauthorized construction cannot be denied under RTI

Public information officer Vs V. Chaudhary (Delhi High Court) - Public information officer Vs V. Chaudhary (Delhi High Court) In terms of the RTI Act, all information as available with the public authority is required to be provided to the citizen unless it is exempt from disclosure under Section 8 of the RTI Act or otherwise pertains to the organizations that 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 app...

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CIC Cannot Order Disciplinary Action against Appellate Authority

Mr. T. Sudhakar, Vs Mr. Jasmeet Singh, (Delhi High Court) - Mr. T. Sudhakar, Vs Mr. Jasmeet Singh, (Delhi High Courts) Section 19(1) makes a provision for filing of an appeal if a person is aggrieved by a decision or inaction of the CPIO. The Appellate Authority in sub-section (1) of Section 19 is classified as an officer senior in rank to the CPIO meaning t...

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Advocate cannot seek Salary details of client’s Husband under RTI

Rajesh Ramchandra Kidile Vs Maharashtra State Information (Bombay High Court, Nagpur Bench) - Rajesh Ramchandra Kidile Vs Maharashtra State Information (Bombay High Court, Nagpur Bench) Perusal of this application shows that the salary slips for the period mentioned in the application have been sought for by the Advocate. As rightly submitted by the learned counsel for the petitioner, the sa...

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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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Birth/Death Certificates can be applied Under RTI Act: HC

Shakti Singh Vs State Information Commission, Haryana and others (Punjab and Haryana HC)

Under the RTI Act, disclosure of information is a norm and refusal an exception. In other words, information cannot be denied under the RTI Act unless exempted from disclosure in accordance with Sections 8, 9 and 11 only. Section 22 as mentioned above leads the way to making the fundamental right to information a reality by enforcing it b...

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Information of unauthorized construction cannot be denied under RTI

Public information officer Vs V. Chaudhary (Delhi High Court)

Public information officer Vs V. Chaudhary (Delhi High Court) In terms of the RTI Act, all information as available with the public authority is required to be provided to the citizen unless it is exempt from disclosure under Section 8 of the RTI Act or otherwise pertains to the organizations that are excluded from the […]...

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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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CIC Cannot Order Disciplinary Action against Appellate Authority

Mr. T. Sudhakar, Vs Mr. Jasmeet Singh, (Delhi High Court)

Mr. T. Sudhakar, Vs Mr. Jasmeet Singh, (Delhi High Courts) Section 19(1) makes a provision for filing of an appeal if a person is aggrieved by a decision or inaction of the CPIO. The Appellate Authority in sub-section (1) of Section 19 is classified as an officer senior in rank to the CPIO meaning thereby […]...

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Advocate cannot seek Salary details of client’s Husband under RTI

Rajesh Ramchandra Kidile Vs Maharashtra State Information (Bombay High Court, Nagpur Bench)

Rajesh Ramchandra Kidile Vs Maharashtra State Information (Bombay High Court, Nagpur Bench) Perusal of this application shows that the salary slips for the period mentioned in the application have been sought for by the Advocate. As rightly submitted by the learned counsel for the petitioner, the salary slips contain such details as deduc...

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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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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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