RTI

Income Tax Refund and Right to Information Act (RTI)

Income Tax - 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

Income Tax - 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

Income Tax - 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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Certified Copies of Examination Answer Sheets under RTI by ICAI

Income Tax - Update on Certified Copies of Answer Sheets under the RTI by ICAI for Nov 2019 Examination Dear Friends, I’m receiving many messages and mails reporting certified copies under the RTI was not received even after 30 days from the date of filing RTI application and many are worried about the decrease of marks upon suo-motu […]...

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FAQ on certified copies of answer sheets under RTI

Income Tax - To establish and follow the law laid down by Supreme Court in the judgement ICSI Vs. Paras Jain, ICAI appointed CPIOs exclusively for providing certified copies under RTI dated 29th Aug 2019....

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CA Final Student Marks Verification data under RTI Act & ICAI Procedure

Income Tax - Recently Mr. Somu Naga Chandra has sought for Certain Information under RTI Act from ICAI regarding  number of application received for inspection, Verification  or issue of  certified copies for CA Final Examination held in May, 2018, November, 2018 and May, 2019 under Normal ICAI Provisions and under RTI Law. He specifically asked th...

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Govt collects 1898 crore in nine Months as GST Late fees

Income Tax - An RTI revealed that Government is earning more than 200 Crore in Average from GST Late fees. It revealed that for the Nine month period of April to December 2019 it collected late fees of Rs. 1898 Crore.  Late fees collection is going on despite issues with GST Server and its Limited capacity....

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Students can now raise grievances regarding award of step-wise marks: ICAI

Income Tax - Examinees who had applied for certified copies of evaluated answer books relating to May 2019 exams and have already received copies of their evaluated answer books and are having grievances regarding award of step-wise marks, in their answer books, may send a mail thru their emailed registered at icaiexam.icai.org to ICAI at the follow...

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Procedure to Obtain Information under RTI Act 2005 from ICAI

Income Tax - PROCEDURE FOR OBTAINING INFORMATION UNDER THE RIGHT TO INFORMATION ACT, 2005 FROM THE INSTITUTE OF CHARTERED ACCOUNTANTS OF INDIA. Any citizen of India can obtain the required information by making a request under his / her signature addressed to the Central Public Information Officer / Central Assistant Public Information Officer of The ...

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

Income Tax - 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 Seeking Details of Minutes of Meeting of GSTN – HC refers matter back to CIC

Goods and Service Tax Network Vs Information Commissioner, CIC & Anr. (Delhi High Court) - The issue under consideration is whether RTI application seeking disclosure of Minutes of the Board Meeting & resolutions of Goods & Service Tax Network (GSTN) by information commissioner will be sustain in law?...

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CIC allowed RTI to disclose Only Limited Information of Income Tax Return of Husband to His Wife

Smt. Basavantamma Vs The CPIO (Central Information Commission) - The issue under consideration is whether the details related to someone's Income Tax Return can be obtained through Right To Information Act?...

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Penalty levied by Central Information Commission for not providing information

Shri Radha Raman Tripathy Vs CPIO (Central Information Commission) - Shri Radha Raman Tripathy Vs CPIO (Central Information Commission) Central Information Commission has levied a penalty of Rs. 500/- to The Joint Commissioner Of Income Tax, Range-3, Bokaro for not providing information to Mr. Radha Raman Tripathy. Please see the order dated 15.06.2020. FULL TEXT OF...

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EVM is beyond the scope of RTI Act : Delhi HC

Election Commission of India Vs Central Information Commission & Anr (Delhi High Court) - Election Commission Of India Vs Central Information Commission (Delhi High Court) An EVM which is sought for by this RTI application is not miniature/replica and hence cannot said to be a model. It cannot be termed to be information within the meaning of Section 2(f) of the Act. It is manifest that...

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Chief Justice of India is a public authority and covered under RTI : SC

CPIO, Supreme Court Vs Subhash Chandra Agarwal (Supreme Court) - Transparency and openness in judicial appointments juxtaposed with confidentiality of deliberations remain one of the most delicate and complex areas. Clearly, the position is progressive as well as evolving as steps have been taken to make the selection and appointment process more transparent and ...

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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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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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Recent Posts in "RTI"

Income Tax Refund and Right to Information Act (RTI)

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...

Read More

RTI Seeking Details of Minutes of Meeting of GSTN – HC refers matter back to CIC

Goods and Service Tax Network Vs Information Commissioner, CIC & Anr. (Delhi High Court)

The issue under consideration is whether RTI application seeking disclosure of Minutes of the Board Meeting & resolutions of Goods & Service Tax Network (GSTN) by information commissioner will be sustain in law?...

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CIC allowed RTI to disclose Only Limited Information of Income Tax Return of Husband to His Wife

Smt. Basavantamma Vs The CPIO (Central Information Commission)

The issue under consideration is whether the details related to someone's Income Tax Return can be obtained through Right To Information Act?...

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

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...

Read More

Penalty levied by Central Information Commission for not providing information

Shri Radha Raman Tripathy Vs CPIO (Central Information Commission)

Shri Radha Raman Tripathy Vs CPIO (Central Information Commission) Central Information Commission has levied a penalty of Rs. 500/- to The Joint Commissioner Of Income Tax, Range-3, Bokaro for not providing information to Mr. Radha Raman Tripathy. Please see the order dated 15.06.2020. FULL TEXT OF THE CENTRAL INFORMATION COMMISSION 1. ...

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

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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CA Final Student Marks Verification data under RTI Act & ICAI Procedure

Recently Mr. Somu Naga Chandra has sought for Certain Information under RTI Act from ICAI regarding  number of application received for inspection, Verification  or issue of  certified copies for CA Final Examination held in May, 2018, November, 2018 and May, 2019 under Normal ICAI Provisions and under RTI Law. He specifically asked th...

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Certified Copies of Examination Answer Sheets under RTI by ICAI

Update on Certified Copies of Answer Sheets under the RTI by ICAI for Nov 2019 Examination Dear Friends, I’m receiving many messages and mails reporting certified copies under the RTI was not received even after 30 days from the date of filing RTI application and many are worried about the decrease of marks upon suo-motu […]...

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FAQ on certified copies of answer sheets under RTI

To establish and follow the law laid down by Supreme Court in the judgement ICSI Vs. Paras Jain, ICAI appointed CPIOs exclusively for providing certified copies under RTI dated 29th Aug 2019....

Read More

Govt collects 1898 crore in nine Months as GST Late fees

An RTI revealed that Government is earning more than 200 Crore in Average from GST Late fees. It revealed that for the Nine month period of April to December 2019 it collected late fees of Rs. 1898 Crore.  Late fees collection is going on despite issues with GST Server and its Limited capacity....

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