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RTI reveals department rejects 90% applications for Section 80G/12A approval

Corporate Law - Reply to RTI application revealed that around 90% of the applications filed by NGO have been rejected for the reason best known to the Income-tax department Pune....

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Infosys totally failed in handling GST and New income tax portal

Corporate Law - With my experience as Chartered Accountant I can say that Infosys has totally failed in handling GST portal  as well as the New income tax portal. It is surprising to see that despite failure of Infosys Cenhtral government has not imposed any penalty on Infosys for Its Sub-standard performance in website maintenance and implementation. I...

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Income Tax Refund and Right to Information Act (RTI)

Corporate Law - If there is one area in the income-tax administration which has remained perennially incurable, it is the Refunds, we shows you an easy way to solve the problem. In a Press Release dated April 19, 2007, the Central Board of Direct Taxes stated: “It has been reported in some sections of the media that a large number of taxpayers are awai...

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Public Records Act 1993 & RTI – Prosecution for loss/misplacement of government files

Corporate Law - It is common knowledge that the files in the government departments are often permanently misplaced or lost or deliberately destroyed leading to a lot of problems/ loss for the Government as well as the affected party. Sometimes, the government records are eliminated as a part of larger conspiracy to safeguard the erring officials. The Go...

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15 Year Journey of RTI Act, 2005 & need for reforms

Corporate Law - 15 years have passed since the Historic Right to Information Act, 2005 was enacted. How was the journey of this Act for the people of India during this period? Did it bring the requisite ‘Transperancy & Accountability’ as guaranteed by the said Act? Right to Information Act is perhaps the most successful law in India. [&he...

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

Corporate Law - GSTN can issue advisory in respect of IT process designed for return filing process.  Further as the issue pertains to IT process design for filing process, the requirement of approval is not applicable....

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RTI Reply on New Income Tax Portal Designed by Infosys

Corporate Law - On which date work regarding new Income Portal was granted to Infosys, when was it commenced, when was it completed and when was it tested?...

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Govt blocks ITC of over Rs 6.14 Lakh Crores under Rule 86A: RTI

Corporate Law - An RTI reveals that Whopping 6.14 lac crore ITC blocked under rule 86A of CGST Rules, 2017 out of which 2.96 lac Crore is blocked for more then 1 year in utter disregard of rule 86A(3). Clarification by GSTN (@Infosys_GSTN) on 13.10.2021 on Twitter In social media, a figure of Rs. 6.14 Lakh Crore of […]...

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Can you use Pencil and/or Highlighter in CA Examinations?

Corporate Law - Can you use Pencil and/or Highlighter in Chartered Accountancy Examinations? The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, has maintained an abject silence on the following counts of information being sought under the Right to Information Act, 2005, which relates to the clarity on the restrictions imposed for the use of pencil and/or h...

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Reality of moderation/scaling of marks in all levels of CA exams

Corporate Law - Reality of moderation/scaling of marks under Regulation 39(2) in all levels of CA examinations by the ICAI The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, has provided the quintessential details and data in respect of the application of Regulation 39(2) of Chartered Accountants Regulations, 1988 in CA Examinations, qua the following coun...

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

Shivi Mohan Rastogi Vs CPIO (CIC Delhi) - 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 per...

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Nationwide Lockdown information cannot be denied without explaining the reasons

Jugal Purohit Vs PIO (Central Information Commission) - Prime Minister’s Office has merely stated that details regarding imposition of nation-wide lockdown sought by the Applicant attract the provisions of Section 7(9) of the RTI Act, 2005....

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RTI: Withholding of information, that is not sensitive/ confidential, is unjustified

Subash Mohapatra Vs State of Odisha (Orissa High Court) - Held that the information that does not touch upon any of the sensitive and confidential activities undertaken by the Vigilance Department, cannot be withheld....

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Information under RTI cannot be denied to A company or a corporation

Utility Premises Private Limited Vs Central Public Information Officer (First Appellate Authority of IBBI) - Utility Premises Private Limited Vs Central Public Information Officer (First Appellate Authority of IBBI) The Respondent had stated that under RTI Act, only citizens can seek information and since the Applicant being a Company is not a citizen, it is not eligible to seek information under RTI Act. ...

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Permitting Non timely disposal of RTI Application Would Defeat Purpose of RTI Act

Cradle Life Sciences Pvt Ltd Vs Union of India (Delhi High Court) - Cradle Life Sciences Pvt Ltd Vs Union of India (Delhi High Court) 1. The present petition has been preferred with a short grievance that despite repeated requests, neither the petitioner’s Right to Information (RTI) applications, nor the appeal preferred by it, are being decided by the respondent ...

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IRDAI designates CPIOs under RTI Act, 2005

Ref. No: IRDAI/HR/ORD/PER/196/07/2021 - (20/07/2021) - The following Officers are hereby designated as Central Public Information Officers (CPIOs) in IRDAI in terms of Section 5(1) of the Right to Information Act, 2005 to discharge functions assigned under the Act:...

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IRDAI Designates Appellate Authority under RTI Act, 2005

Ref. No: IRDAI/HR/ORD/MISC/195/07/2021 - (20/07/2021) - IRDAI appoints Shri Randip Singh Jagpal, Chief General Manager as the 'Appellate Authority' to discharge the functions assigned under Right to lnformation Act, 2005 with immediate effect. This will be in addition to his normal duties....

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RBI replies on signing of non-audited financials by CAs

DOR0021/04.03.001/2020-21 - (03/04/2021) - In reply to RTI by Nitin Pandurang Hargude on requirement of signing of project report, un-audited financials and certificate for utilisation of loan funds  vide Order No. DOR0021/04.03.001/2020-21 dated April 03 2021 RBI has replied as follows:- Query 1 Signing on Project Report for Loan Purposes ...

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No approval taken from Ministry of law in NCLT member appointment vacancy advertisement

A-44/50/2019-Ad.IV - (25/09/2019) - A-44/50/2019-Ad.IV Government of India Ministry of Corporate Affairs 5′ Floor, ‘A’ Wing, Shastri Bhawan Dr. R. P. Road, New Delhi-110001 Date: 25 Sept, 2019 To. Shri Nipun Singhvi, 111-112 University Plaza, Above Chocolate Room, Vinjay Cross Roads, Ahmedabad-380009 Subject- Informa...

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Right to Information (Amendment) Act, 2019

Notification No. 24 of 2019 - (01/08/2019) - Right to Information (Amendment) Act, 2019 received the assent of the President on the 1st August, 2019 and amends Section 13,16, 27....

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

Shivi Mohan Rastogi Vs CPIO (CIC Delhi)

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 submitt...

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Nationwide Lockdown information cannot be denied without explaining the reasons

Jugal Purohit Vs PIO (Central Information Commission)

Prime Minister’s Office has merely stated that details regarding imposition of nation-wide lockdown sought by the Applicant attract the provisions of Section 7(9) of the RTI Act, 2005....

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

GSTN can issue advisory in respect of IT process designed for return filing process.  Further as the issue pertains to IT process design for filing process, the requirement of approval is not applicable....

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RTI: Withholding of information, that is not sensitive/ confidential, is unjustified

Subash Mohapatra Vs State of Odisha (Orissa High Court)

Held that the information that does not touch upon any of the sensitive and confidential activities undertaken by the Vigilance Department, cannot be withheld....

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Information under RTI cannot be denied to A company or a corporation

Utility Premises Private Limited Vs Central Public Information Officer (First Appellate Authority of IBBI)

Utility Premises Private Limited Vs Central Public Information Officer (First Appellate Authority of IBBI) The Respondent had stated that under RTI Act, only citizens can seek information and since the Applicant being a Company is not a citizen, it is not eligible to seek information under RTI Act. In J.C. Talukdar vs. C.E.(E) CPWD Kolkat...

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RTI Reply on New Income Tax Portal Designed by Infosys

On which date work regarding new Income Portal was granted to Infosys, when was it commenced, when was it completed and when was it tested?...

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Govt blocks ITC of over Rs 6.14 Lakh Crores under Rule 86A: RTI

An RTI reveals that Whopping 6.14 lac crore ITC blocked under rule 86A of CGST Rules, 2017 out of which 2.96 lac Crore is blocked for more then 1 year in utter disregard of rule 86A(3). Clarification by GSTN (@Infosys_GSTN) on 13.10.2021 on Twitter In social media, a figure of Rs. 6.14 Lakh Crore of […]...

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Can you use Pencil and/or Highlighter in CA Examinations?

Can you use Pencil and/or Highlighter in Chartered Accountancy Examinations? The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, has maintained an abject silence on the following counts of information being sought under the Right to Information Act, 2005, which relates to the clarity on the restrictions imposed for the use of pencil and/or h...

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Reality of moderation/scaling of marks in all levels of CA exams

Reality of moderation/scaling of marks under Regulation 39(2) in all levels of CA examinations by the ICAI The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, has provided the quintessential details and data in respect of the application of Regulation 39(2) of Chartered Accountants Regulations, 1988 in CA Examinations, qua the following coun...

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Pass Percentage in CA examination from May, 2018 till January, 2021 attempt

The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, has provided the statistics of candidates appeared, passed and their pass percentage in the CA examinations from May, 2018 till January, 2021 attempt, as against the following counts of information being sought under the Right to Information Act, 2005: 5. Provide the passing percentage alon...

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