RTI

Get CA Exam Answer Sheet copies at Rs. 2 per page under RTI

CA, CS, CMA - Now CA students and members get Answer Sheet copies at Rs. 2 per page under RTI : Supreme Court Orders! RTI Act is the most revolutionary act for setting out the practical regime of Right to Information, the 3 Key building pillars behind the act are Responsibility, Transparency and Accountability, which empowered Indian Citizens to [&hell...

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RTI – A weapon to CA CS CMA Students

CA, CS, CMA - Today, I have a great news to share with you all, especially for the students of Professional courses viz., CA – Chartered Accountancy, CS – Company Secretary, CMA – Cost and Management Accountancy and also useful for other students. On 11th of April, 2019 The Supreme Court of India under the Coram, HON’BLE MR. JUSTI...

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Claim Interest on Income Tax Refund for delay

CA, CS, CMA - 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

CA, CS, CMA - 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

CA, CS, CMA - 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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Notice to ICAI to Provide certified copies of Answer-scripts under RTI

CA, CS, CMA - Adv. Paras Jain and Adv. Kumar Shanu has served a Notice on Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) dated 21st July, 2019 to follow the procedure laid down by law in providing certified copies of Answer-scripts under the RTI Act, 2005. Earlier in a RTI filed Mr. B VINAY REDDY has requested for following […]...

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Logic for extension of GST Return after due date: GSTN have no answer

CA, CS, CMA - Recently a CA from Maharashtra has filed a RTI with GSTN to know reason of  failure of  1. Poor IT infrastructure being used in GST, 2. What action was taken against Infosys who has designed GST portal, 3. If one has already filed September 3B return within due i.e. 20th October, how to revise it […]...

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60% denials were in violation of the RTI Act: Study

CA, CS, CMA - The assessment found that there is a growing tendency among adjudicators to exempt information from disclosure citing grounds which are not provided for in the RTI Act. From among the appeals where part or full information was denied, more than 60% denials were in violation of the RTI Act, i.e. the IC denied information on grounds which a...

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Report Card on Performance of Information Commissions in India

CA, CS, CMA - 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

CA, CS, CMA - 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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Fees for certified copies sought under RTI cannot be charged under CS Act, 1980

ICSI Vs Paras Jain (Supreme Court of India) - Avenue for seeking certified copies as well as inspection is provided both in the Right to Information Act and in Company Secretaries Act, 1980. We are cognizant of the fact that guidelines of the appellant, framed by its statutory council, are to govern the modalities of its day-to­day concerns an...

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Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) is an ‘information’ under RTI Act

Razaak K Haidar Vs CPIO (Central Information Commissioner) - Razaak K Haidar Vs CPIO (Central Information Commissioner) EVM which is available with the respondent in a material form and also as samples, as admitted by the respondent during the hearing, is an information under the RTI Act. The Commission also notes that as per the respondent, the software inst...

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RTI not applicable to non-governmental religious institutions

G. Rajenderanath Goud Vs The Government of Andhra Pradesh (High Court Hyderabad) - Religious institutions like temples, churches, mosques, which were not financed/funded by government did not fall within the purview of Right to Information Act, 2005. However, it is desirable to amend the Act at least to bring in its fold all the registered temples/institutions having income over...

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Raw Marks & Scaling Records of CA Exam may be given under RTI

Rajat Kumar Mehra Vs CPIO, ICAI (CIC Delhi) - Rajat Kumar Mehra Vs CPIO (CIC Delhi) The Commission, after hearing the submissions of both the parties and perusing the records, observes that the appellant has sought his raw marks and scaling record. However, the CPIO vide letter dated 28.07.2017 incorrectly denied the information under Section 8...

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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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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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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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Get CA Exam Answer Sheet copies at Rs. 2 per page under RTI

Now CA students and members get Answer Sheet copies at Rs. 2 per page under RTI : Supreme Court Orders! RTI Act is the most revolutionary act for setting out the practical regime of Right to Information, the 3 Key building pillars behind the act are Responsibility, Transparency and Accountability, which empowered Indian Citizens to [&hell...

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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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Notice to ICAI to Provide certified copies of Answer-scripts under RTI

Adv. Paras Jain and Adv. Kumar Shanu has served a Notice on Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) dated 21st July, 2019 to follow the procedure laid down by law in providing certified copies of Answer-scripts under the RTI Act, 2005. Earlier in a RTI filed Mr. B VINAY REDDY has requested for following […]...

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RTI – A weapon to CA CS CMA Students

Today, I have a great news to share with you all, especially for the students of Professional courses viz., CA – Chartered Accountancy, CS – Company Secretary, CMA – Cost and Management Accountancy and also useful for other students. On 11th of April, 2019 The Supreme Court of India under the Coram, HON’BLE MR. JUSTI...

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Posted Under: CA, CS, CMA |

Fees for certified copies sought under RTI cannot be charged under CS Act, 1980

ICSI Vs Paras Jain (Supreme Court of India)

Avenue for seeking certified copies as well as inspection is provided both in the Right to Information Act and in Company Secretaries Act, 1980. We are cognizant of the fact that guidelines of the appellant, framed by its statutory council, are to govern the modalities of its day-to­day concerns and to effectuate smooth functioning of it...

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Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) is an ‘information’ under RTI Act

Razaak K Haidar Vs CPIO (Central Information Commissioner)

Razaak K Haidar Vs CPIO (Central Information Commissioner) EVM which is available with the respondent in a material form and also as samples, as admitted by the respondent during the hearing, is an information under the RTI Act. The Commission also notes that as per the respondent, the software installed in the EVM is an […]...

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RTI not applicable to non-governmental religious institutions

G. Rajenderanath Goud Vs The Government of Andhra Pradesh (High Court Hyderabad)

Religious institutions like temples, churches, mosques, which were not financed/funded by government did not fall within the purview of Right to Information Act, 2005. However, it is desirable to amend the Act at least to bring in its fold all the registered temples/institutions having income over and above a particular limit, to furni...

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Raw Marks & Scaling Records of CA Exam may be given under RTI

Rajat Kumar Mehra Vs CPIO, ICAI (CIC Delhi)

Rajat Kumar Mehra Vs CPIO (CIC Delhi) The Commission, after hearing the submissions of both the parties and perusing the records, observes that the appellant has sought his raw marks and scaling record. However, the CPIO vide letter dated 28.07.2017 incorrectly denied the information under Section 8(1)(j) of the RTI Act stating that the a...

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Posted Under: CA, CS, CMA |

Logic for extension of GST Return after due date: GSTN have no answer

Recently a CA from Maharashtra has filed a RTI with GSTN to know reason of  failure of  1. Poor IT infrastructure being used in GST, 2. What action was taken against Infosys who has designed GST portal, 3. If one has already filed September 3B return within due i.e. 20th October, how to revise it […]...

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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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