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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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Admission & Disposal of First Appeal by First Appellate Authority under RTI Act, 2005

Corporate Law - Those applicants under Right to Information Act, who could not receive the Information required by him/her or have aggrieved with the Order passed by the PIO or does not receive a decision within the time limit as applicable, have a right to Appeal to the First Appellate Authority under Section 19(1) of Right to Information Act, 2005...

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Receiving & Disposing of Applications by PIOs under RTI Act, 2005

Corporate Law - The Applicants’ seeking information under Section 6(1) of the Right to Information Act, 2005, could make their request in writing in a language of English, Hindi or in the regional official language of the area, and could submit their “Applications’ to the Public Information Officer (PIO) appointed at an office, where you think or a...

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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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Online filing of RTI applications

Corporate Law - Government of India has started a RTI online web portal whereby Right to Information (RTI) applications can be filed online by Indian citizens, including those who are living abroad.   The detailed procedure in filing of on-line RTI application is as under:...

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CIC awards Compensation to RTI Applicant for 2 year delay in providing info

Aabid Hussain Vs. CPIO (Central Information Commission) - Commission is convinced with the averment of the Appellant for having suffered gross detriment due to the delay of over 2 years in providing the information to him. Appellant deserves to be compensated on this account. ...

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Judicial proceedings & records are public records and can be availed under RTI

Shri Y N Prasad Vs. PIO (Central Information Commission) - Judicial proceedings and records thereof are public records and the appellant has a right to secure desired information. After hearing the appellant and perusal of record, the Commission deems it fit to direct the respondent PIO to offer inspection of the judicial file to the appellant on a mutual c...

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RTI hints Fraud in note exchange at Delhi Post Office Branches: CIC Orders Inquiry

Ramswaroop Vs PIO (Central Information Commission) - The appellant sought to know: a) how many persons exchanged old notes for new notes at Pinto Park branch and also in 3 Wing Branch of Post Office in Air Force area, during the period 08.11.2016 to 25.11.2016 after demonetization; b) total amount of new currency issued for the period 08.11.2016 to 01...

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Service details of Employees cannot be Furnished under RTI: SC

Canara Bank Rep. by its Deputy Gen. Manager Vs. C.S. Shyam & Anr. (Supreme Court of India) - Firstly, the information sought by respondent No.1 of individual employees working in the Bank was personal in nature; secondly, it was exempted from being disclosed under Section 8(j) of the Act and lastly, neither respondent No. 1 disclosed any public interest much less larger public interest invo...

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Why BCCI not been made Public Authority Under RTI Act?: CIC

Subhash Chandra Agarwal Vs PIO, Department of Sports (Central Information Commission) - Central Information Commissioner, Prof. M Sridhar Acharyulu, in the case of Subhash Chandra Agrawal Vs. PIO, Department of Sports, declared the BCCI to be a public authority and directed the Board to disclose information sought by the RTI applicant....

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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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Balance in PF account can not be disclosed under RTI

Instruction No. PID/Circular/06 7/ 95 - (22/07/2011) - Shri Rabindra kumar B. Adhikari Vs Mr. Thothar (CIC) The PIO replied that the information sought by the applicant pertains to the third party and no public interest will be served in the disclosure. In accordance with Section 11 of the Act, a reference was made to the third party i.e., Sunitha Choud...

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CIC awards Compensation to RTI Applicant for 2 year delay in providing info

Aabid Hussain Vs. CPIO (Central Information Commission)

Commission is convinced with the averment of the Appellant for having suffered gross detriment due to the delay of over 2 years in providing the information to him. Appellant deserves to be compensated on this account. ...

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Judicial proceedings & records are public records and can be availed under RTI

Shri Y N Prasad Vs. PIO (Central Information Commission)

Judicial proceedings and records thereof are public records and the appellant has a right to secure desired information. After hearing the appellant and perusal of record, the Commission deems it fit to direct the respondent PIO to offer inspection of the judicial file to the appellant on a mutual convenient day and time. ...

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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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RTI hints Fraud in note exchange at Delhi Post Office Branches: CIC Orders Inquiry

Ramswaroop Vs PIO (Central Information Commission)

The appellant sought to know: a) how many persons exchanged old notes for new notes at Pinto Park branch and also in 3 Wing Branch of Post Office in Air Force area, during the period 08.11.2016 to 25.11.2016 after demonetization; b) total amount of new currency issued for the period 08.11.2016 to 01.12.2016 from both the post offices; c) ...

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Service details of Employees cannot be Furnished under RTI: SC

Canara Bank Rep. by its Deputy Gen. Manager Vs. C.S. Shyam & Anr. (Supreme Court of India)

Firstly, the information sought by respondent No.1 of individual employees working in the Bank was personal in nature; secondly, it was exempted from being disclosed under Section 8(j) of the Act and lastly, neither respondent No. 1 disclosed any public interest much less larger public interest involved in seeking such information of the ...

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

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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Why BCCI not been made Public Authority Under RTI Act?: CIC

Subhash Chandra Agarwal Vs PIO, Department of Sports (Central Information Commission)

Central Information Commissioner, Prof. M Sridhar Acharyulu, in the case of Subhash Chandra Agrawal Vs. PIO, Department of Sports, declared the BCCI to be a public authority and directed the Board to disclose information sought by the RTI applicant....

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

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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CIC directs CBDT to educate concerned officials about RTI Law

Mr. Radha Raman Tripathy Vs. CPIO (Central Information Commission)

Commissiono instructs CBDT to convene periodic conferences/ seminars to sensitise, familiarise and educate the concerned officials about the relevant provisions of the RTI Act, 2005 for effective discharge of its duties and responsibilities....

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RTI reveals PF Scam Worth Crores involving 191 Accounts

Sandeep.Tanwar Vs PIO, EPFO (Central Information Commission)

The PIO stated that the PF contribution of employers are getting credited in someone else’s account instead of their respective PF account and consequently the appellant alleged that his PF money was sent to some other account and someone else’s PF money has been received in his account. ...

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