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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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Under RTI act petitioner cannot elicit answer to his queries or ask for any ‘opinion’ or ‘advice’

Mr. Ankit Garg Vs CPIO, Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (Insolvency And Bankruptcy Board of India)

RTI Act does not cast on the public authority any obligation to answer queries in which the petitioner attempts to elicit answer to his queries with prefixes as why, what when and whether. The petitioner’s right extends only to seeking information as defined in section 2(f) either by pointing the file document, paper or record etc., or ...

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DGIT (Investigation) is exempt from Disclosure under RTI Act

Central Board Of Direct Taxes Vs. Satya Narain Shukla (Delhi High Court)

CBDT Vs. Satya Narain Shukla (Delhi High Court) A plain reading of Section 24(1) of the Right to Information Act, 2005 indicates that the provisions of the Act would not be applicable to Intelligence and Security Organizations as specified in the Second Schedule. Further, any information received from such organizations falls under the ex...

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RTI Seeking date of deposit of Rs. 15L In Citizens’ Accounts is not ‘Information’

Sh. Mohan Kumar Sharma Vs Central Public Information Officer (Central Information Commission)

It is held that information sought regarding date of deposit of Rs. 15 Lakhs in the account of each citizen as promised by PM Narendra Modi and how print media houses came to know before the announcement of PM Narendra Modi about the demonetisation, etc. of the RTI application does not fall under the definition of ‘information’ as per...

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Report Card on Performance of Information Commissions in India

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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CIC instructs CCIT, Ranchi to educate concerned officials about RTI Act, 2005

Mr. Radha Raman Tripathy Vs. CPIO & Jt. Commissioner of Income Tax (Central Information Commission)

The Complainant vide his RTI application sought information regarding the total amount paid to Guest House/ Houses for stay by Shri S.K. Roy, JCIT, Range-3, Bokaro during the month of October, 2016....

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GSTN: 1200 employees but no HR Policy: Balance Sheet Available only till 2013-14

Mr. R.K. Jain Vs. CPIO (Central Information Commission)

HR Policy had not been finalized, the detailed norms including delegation of powers for discharge of GSTN functions was under preparation, the rules/regulations and manual etc. to be used by its employees for discharging their functions was also under preparation, the annual statement of accounts and balance sheet was available till the p...

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Information cannot be denied under RTI for lack of Aadhaar card

Vishwas Bhamburkar Vs. PIO, Housing & Urban Development Corporation Ltd. (Central Information Commission)

Commission records admonition for illegally insisting on Aadhar Card etc. to prove citizenship, identity and address, and also demanding proof of citizenship. Denial of information for lack of Aadhaar card will be a serious breach of right, which was guaranteed by the RTI Act ...

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Anti-Profiteering – an RTI Experience

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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CIC issues SCN to CPIO & JCIT for misconduct & negligence under RTI Act, 2005

Mr. Radha Raman Tripathi Vs. CPIO & Jt. Commissioner of Income Tax (Central Information Commission)

Central Information Commission observed that the response provided by the CPIO/Respondent with respect to Points 03 and 04 was in total disregard to the provisions of the RTI Act, 2005 and contradictory response was provided by the Respondent during the hearing. The Commission therefore directs the Respondent, Mr. Sanjiv Kumar Roy, CPIO/J...

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