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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 309 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


RTI: VCC, Charge sheets, suspension order etc. falls under purview of personal information

February 25, 2023 2310 Views 0 comment Print

HC ruled that VCC, Charge sheets, suspension order would fall under purview of personal information as defined in Section 8(1)(J) of RTI Act

Penal action cannot be initiated against CPIO for not providing information sought under RTI

February 13, 2023 1827 Views 0 comment Print

Central Information Commission held that CPIO (Center Public Information Officer) can genuinely and bonafidely entertain the belief and hold the view that the information sought by the querist cannot be provided. Accordingly, penal action cannot be initiated against CPIO without any malafide intention for refraining to provide information.

Appellant cannot demand his own TDS record available with him under RTI

December 1, 2022 4272 Views 0 comment Print

Shivi Mohan Rastogi Vs CPIO (CIC Delhi) Central Information Commission (CIC) upon a perusal of records and after hearing submissions of both the parties remarked at the outset that the core premise raised by the Appellant was non-receipt of certified copies of his TDS documents for the averred period. In response to it, the CPIO submitted that […]

CIC advises CBIC to introduce GST FAQs Section on their website

October 4, 2022 9069 Views 1 comment Print

It will be in the best interest of Respondent Public Authority to explore the viability of introducing/updating a FAQs Section on their website wherein the most commonly sought issues/clarifications and/or respective orders/circulars/their jurisdictions and also their powers/roles can be easily identified and relevant information in that regard can be placed in the public domain in keeping with the letter and spirit of suo motu disclosures prescribed under Section 4 of the RTI Act.

Understanding NBFCs: Key Differences, RBI Regulations & Financial Activities

September 20, 2022 4260 Views 2 comments Print

Explore the world of Non-Banking Financial Companies (NBFCs), their differences from banks, RBI regulations, and the 50-50 test. Learn how NBFCs operate in the financial landscape.

Documents related to issuance of notification under UAPA are exempted under RTI Act

September 20, 2022 312 Views 0 comment Print

Ehtesham Qutubuddin Siddique Vs CPIO, Ministry Of Home Affairs (Delhi High Court) Petitioner sought information by way of RTI application requiring disclosure of the proposal and all documents in the Department’s file regarding issuance of the notification under Section 45(1) of the Unlawful Activity (Prevention) Act 1967 (UPPA, 1967).  CIC while upholding the view taken […]

RTI cannot be filed to know Rate of Deduction for Donation to Corona Relief Fund

September 17, 2022 8856 Views 0 comment Print

Appellant filed an RTI application seeking the information on Rate of Deduction of Donation to Corona Relief Fund for income tax purpose.

Applicability of RTI Act to Govt Aided Educational Institutions run by societies – HC directs Commission to decide

September 5, 2022 2448 Views 0 comment Print

Whether the societies and the educational institutions (aided) run by the societies are subject to Right to Information Act, 2005?

Provide Generic details of Gross Income of Husband to wife under RTI: CIC

August 27, 2022 6081 Views 0 comment Print

CPIO to provide generic details of net taxable/gross income of husband to wife for defend her matrimonial court case & claiming Maintenance

Penalty u/s 20 of RTI imposable for delay in furnishing of information

August 22, 2022 9225 Views 0 comment Print

Held that certain information sought by petitioner was favoured to be furnished in time bound way, respondent couldn’t close the appeal of petitioner leaving culpable delay to go with impunity. Penalty u/s 20 of RTI imposed for delay for furnishing information.

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