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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 open. Notably, there has been a change a...

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University Bound to Provide Copy of Answer Sheet under RTI Act, 2005

Tamil Nadu Dr. Ambedkar Law University Vs Tamil Nadu State Information Commission (Madras High Court)

Court would like to emphasis that the Law University, being a Public Institution, is bound to implement the provisions of the Right to Information Act, scrupulously in its letter and spirit....

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Aadhaar data cannot be shared : CIC

Anupam Saraph Vs Asst. Director General & CPIO (Central Information Commission)

Anupam Saraph Vs Asst. Director General & CPIO (Central Information Commission) Aadhaar data contains Personal Identifiable Information (PII) including Biometric details of Indian residents which is highly sensitive in nature. Aadhaar data being a national asset, therefore sharing the requested information can affect the security inte...

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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 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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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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Information of unauthorized construction cannot be denied under RTI

Public information officer Vs V. Chaudhary (Delhi High Court)

Public information officer Vs V. Chaudhary (Delhi High Court) In terms of the RTI Act, all information as available with the public authority is required to be provided to the citizen unless it is exempt from disclosure under Section 8 of the RTI Act or otherwise pertains to the organizations that are excluded from the […]...

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Income Tax Survey Information cannot be denied under RTI without communicating reasons for such rejection

Mr. Champa Lal Soni Vs. CPIO & ITO (Central Information Commission)

On being queried, if there existed any specific provision regarding non-disclosure of survey related information to the concerned Assessee, he cited the provision of the Finance Bill, 2017....

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