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Comprehensive Guide on How to File RTI Applications in India

Corporate Law : Empower yourself with the Right to Information Act in India. Learn how to file RTI applications online, understand fee payment mod...

January 11, 2024 1536 Views 0 comment Print

Phone Surveillance Details Exempt From RTI Disclosure: Delhi HC

Corporate Law : Delhi High Court rules phone surveillance details fall under RTI Act exemption (Section 8). Explore the landmark judgment and its ...

December 25, 2023 603 Views 0 comment Print

ED Ordered to Disclose Sexual Harassment Information under RTI Act

Corporate Law : Non-disclosure of information of allegations of sexual harassment would fall clearly within the conspectus of human rights violati...

December 22, 2023 672 Views 0 comment Print

Step-by-Step Guide to Obtain Certified Copies of Answer Sheets via RTI Online

CA, CS, CMA : Learn how to get certified copies of your answer sheets using the RTI Online portal with our clear and concise step-by-step guide,...

July 9, 2023 2874 Views 0 comment Print

An Insight into Right to Information (RTI) Act, 2005

Corporate Law : Article provides a comprehensive understanding of Right to Information Act, discussing its objectives, applicability, process of s...

June 7, 2023 1224 Views 0 comment Print

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CPIO is not bound to provide any advice/guidance or opinion to Appellant

Corporate Law : Delve into the scope of the RTI Act, rights of applicants, and appeal procedures. Learn how to navigate through legal intricacies ...

June 1, 2024 402 Views 0 comment Print

Over 360K Income Tax Appeals Pending: CIT(A) Stats Revealed in RTI Reply

Income Tax : Discover the staggering figures of 361,748 pending Income Tax appeals as per RTI response. Dive into the detailed analysis of file...

February 27, 2024 2973 Views 1 comment Print

RTI reveals 54.57% GST Registration Applications rejected by Department

Goods and Services Tax : This article presents a detailed analysis of Goods and Services Tax (GST) Registration applications across multiple zones in India...

June 12, 2023 8232 Views 0 comment Print

GSTN advisories does not carry any legal binding on CBIC- RTI Reply

Goods and Services Tax : GSTN can issue advisory in respect of IT process designed for return filing process.  Further as the issue pertains to IT process...

July 7, 2022 4746 Views 0 comment Print

RTI Reply on New Income Tax Portal Designed by Infosys

Income Tax : On which date work regarding new Income Portal was granted to Infosys, when was it commenced, when was it completed and when was i...

December 21, 2021 1050 Views 0 comment Print

Latest Judiciary

Orissa HC Denies RTI on Tax Evasion Outcome

Corporate Law : Orissa High Court rules against disclosing tax evasion petition outcome under RTI Act. Detailed judgment highlights legal reasonin...

May 23, 2024 372 Views 0 comment Print

Bombay HC Clarifies RTI Act Applicability to Public Trusts Receiving State Grants

Corporate Law : The question before the Full Bench of the High Court of Judicature at Bombay, Nagpur Bench, involved determining the obligations o...

March 27, 2024 288 Views 0 comment Print

CIC directing to provide RTI relating to PM CARES Fund untenable: Delhi HC

Corporate Law : Delhi High Court held that Section 138(2) of the IT Act would prevail over Section 22 of the RTI Act. Thus, Central Information Co...

January 23, 2024 402 Views 0 comment Print

Directions issued to Central & State Commissions for effectuating Section 4 of RTI Act

Income Tax : In present facts of the case, the Honble Supreme Court have given directions to the Central Information Commission and the State I...

August 26, 2023 264 Views 0 comment Print

Public Authority not required to provide ‘opinion’ or ‘advice’ under RTI: CIC

Corporate Law : Unravel the Rahul Gupta vs CPIO case where the CIC upheld that public authorities are not obliged to provide opinions or advice u...

June 28, 2023 2076 Views 0 comment Print

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RTI Appeal: CPIO Not Required to Create Information or Reply vague queries

Corporate Law : The CPIO is not obligated to create new information for RTI requests. Learn about the limitations and scope of RTI Act in this det...

June 3, 2024 312 Views 0 comment Print

Merely being students of university do not trigger larger public interest under RTI

Corporate Law : Appellant has failed to establish how a larger public interest is involved warranting disclosure of requested information. Merely ...

May 22, 2024 99 Views 0 comment Print

Request for Computer Access Not Within RTI Act Scope

Corporate Law : Explore the RTI appeal decision involving Yogesh Kumar Gupta and the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India, detailing the chall...

May 22, 2024 114 Views 0 comment Print

RTI Act Does Not Obligate Public Authorities to Answer Queries

Corporate Law : Discover the RTI appeal decision of T Sujesh Nair vs. IBBI, focusing on the scope of RTI Act, 2005, and its application to Registe...

May 14, 2024 306 Views 2 comments Print

CPIO cannot be expected to create an information for sharing to a RTI Applicant

Corporate Law : Explore a detailed analysis of an RTI appeal before the Executive Director of the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India. Unders...

May 10, 2024 249 Views 0 comment Print

Income Tax scrutiny policy not open to RTI query – CIC

February 23, 2008 385 Views 0 comment Print

The Government is not bound under the Right to Information law to divulge details about its Income Tax scrutiny policy, used to identify tax payees before subjecting them to detailed investigation. The Central Information Commission held this while accepting the Finance Ministry’s view that revealing information related to the scrutiny guidelines would adversely affect economic interests of the country.

Right to Information Act, 2005 (RTI)

January 28, 2008 2934 Views 1 comment Print

It comes into force on the 12th October, 2005 (120th day of its enactment on 15th June, 2005). Some provisions have come into force with immediate effect viz. obligations of public authorities [S.4 (1)], designation of Public Information Officers and Assistant Public Information Officers[S.5( 1) and 5(2)], constitution of Central Information Commission (S.12 and 13), constitution of State Information Commission (S.15 and 16), non-applicability of the Act to Intelligence and Security Organizations (S.24) and power to make rules to carry out the provisions of the Act (S.27 and 28).

Mere mention of corruption can't bring intelligence under RTI

January 16, 2008 390 Views 0 comment Print

A mere allegation of corruption not backed by credible evidence would not be sufficient to direct the country’s intelligence organisations to reveal information under the RTI Act, the Central Information Commission (CIC) has held.

Income Tax Department to furnish information sought Under RTI within Two weeks

December 24, 2007 2161 Views 0 comment Print

Right to Information is a fundamental right – Income Tax Department to furnish information sought within two weeks – serious note taken of lackadaisical approach of Department in releasing information – Delhi High Court

Citizens cannot question government policies and plans

December 18, 2007 414 Views 0 comment Print

The Central Information Commission (CIC) has held that citizens cannot question government policies and plans by utilising the Right to Information Act. The Commission noted this while dismissing an application filed by a Mumbai resident Amin Merchant who had sought information from Finance Ministry as to why certain tariff policy was framed by the Centre.

Scrutiny of I-T return, why's not for you to ask

November 22, 2007 1538 Views 0 comment Print

Has your income-tax return been picked up for scrutiny by the income-tax department? You may not get to know the reason. The department is against bringing scrutiny under the purview of the Right To Information (RTI) Act. This means an assessee will not have the right under the RTI Act to ascertain as why his case was selected for scrutiny by the department.

Assessment records of third parties can be demanded under RTI

September 18, 2007 3447 Views 0 comment Print

The Applicant, an informer of the department, filed a RTI application seeking inspection & copies of all records available with the income tax department including assessment orders of Escorts Ltd, Dr. Naresh Trehan and connected parties. The application was rejected by the PIO on the ground that there was no overriding public interest in disclosing the information relating to third parties and the disclosure would lead to an invasion of privacy of the assessees. On appeal by the applicant, HELD allowing the appeal:

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