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

Goods and Services Tax - 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

Goods and Services Tax - 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)

Goods and Services 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

Goods and Services 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

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

Goods and Services Tax - 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?

Goods and Services Tax - 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

Goods and Services Tax - 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

Goods and Services Tax - 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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RTI reveals CPC not maintains Statistical data of refunds, Grievances & ITR Processing

Goods and Services Tax - Smt. Julie has made an RTI to CPC of Income Tax Department and requested details of The number of pending refunds exceeding 90 lakhs, How much ITR not yet processed, How much time it will take to process the ITRs and issue the refunds and How much Grievances in relation to pending refunds which are […]...

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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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Personal Information not related to public activity/interest cannot be disclosed under RTI Act

Har Krishan Vs President Secretariatt (Delhi High Court) - Har Krishan Vs President Secretariatt (Delhi High Court) This Court is of the opinion that whenever information is sought under the RTI Act, disclosure of an interest in the information sought would be necessary to establish the bonafides of the applicant. Non-disclosure of the same could result in ...

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Exemption from disclosure under RTI cannot be claimed without Cogent Reasons

Amit Kumar Shrivastava Vs Central Information Commission (Delhi High Court) - Amit Kumar Shrivastava Vs Central Information Commission  (Delhi High Court) Where a public authority takes recourse to Section 8 (1) (h) of the RTI Act to withhold information, the burden is on the public authority to show that in what manner disclosure of such information could impede the investi...

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CPIO/PIO Cannot Act as Post Offices & withhold RTI info without reasonable cause

Rakesh Kumar Gupta Vs Central Information Commission (Delhi High Court) - Rakesh Kumar Gupta Vs Central Information Commission (Delhi High Court) High Court held that i) CPIO/PIOs cannot withhold information without reasonable cause; ii) A PIO/CPIO cannot be held responsible if they have genuinely rejected the information sought on valid grounds permissible under the Act....

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Husband cannot seek under RTI Bank & ITR details of wife

Pawan Kumar Saluja Vs CPIO (Central Information Commission) - It has been clarified that in a private dispute between husband and wife, the basic protection afforded by virtue of the exemption from disclosure enacted under Section 8(1)(j) cannot be lifted or disturbed unless the petitioner is able to justify how such disclosure would be in ‘public interest...

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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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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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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 no.2. 2. Issue notice. Mr. Dev P. Bhardw...

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RTI reveals CPC not maintains Statistical data of refunds, Grievances & ITR Processing

Smt. Julie has made an RTI to CPC of Income Tax Department and requested details of The number of pending refunds exceeding 90 lakhs, How much ITR not yet processed, How much time it will take to process the ITRs and issue the refunds and How much Grievances in relation to pending refunds which are […]...

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

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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Personal Information not related to public activity/interest cannot be disclosed under RTI Act

Har Krishan Vs President Secretariatt (Delhi High Court)

Har Krishan Vs President Secretariatt (Delhi High Court) This Court is of the opinion that whenever information is sought under the RTI Act, disclosure of an interest in the information sought would be necessary to establish the bonafides of the applicant. Non-disclosure of the same could result in injustice to several other affected pers...

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COVID-19 Toll on Children in Delhi – 273 number of Orphan and 5640 number of children who lost one parent

Update on 27/07/2021 – Corrigendum: COVID-19 Toll on Children in Delhi – 5640 number of children who lost one parent and 273 number of Orphan The Department of Women and Child Development, Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi has conveyed that the information concerning the number of Orphan and the number of children ...

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Positive Pay System – RBI pleads ignorance about compliance by Banks in India

RBI pleads ignorance about compliance of ‘Positive Pay System for Cheque Truncation System’ by all banks as per its own directive issued under Section 10(2) read with Section 18 of Payment and Settlement Systems Act, 2007 – The reply furnished by the Reserve Bank of India concerning an application filed under Section 6 of the [&...

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