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      Guru Purnima is a grand day that is significant to revive the connection between the students and the teachers in both academic and spiritual ways. Students and disciples all over the world dedicate this day to their teachers. It is a societal and religious celebration. The ancient and present Indian tradition acknowledges the positive impact of Guru or a teacher in a student’s life. A Guru or a teacher plays a significant role in molding the student’s life and guide him through all the phases of life. A Guru guides a student to help him reach his goals and advance in his spiritual and materialistic life.  His grace and blessings are powerful to dispel ignorance (darkness) from the life of the student. On this day disciples and students recognize the importance of Guru in life and receive their blessings.

       

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    • सड़क निर्माण में भ्रष्टाचार ना हो और पारदर्शिता के लिए आप चाहे तो निर्माण स्थल से #RTI के तहत निर्माण कार्य का सैंपल लेकर लैब में टेस्टिंग के लिए दे सकते है। http://rtiindia.org

       

      : https://righttoinformation.wiki/guide/applicant/application/sample/road-work
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    • Instances that involve disclosure of sensitive information, it may be rationale for the CPIO to ask for citizenship proof
      Information Commissioner Divya Prakash Sinha held that seeking citizenship proof in case of demand of sensitive information is justified but seeking a signed copy of the application does not seem appropriate as the online portal does not mandate uploading of signatures.
       
      Sinha was hearing the plea of an Odisha-based RTI applicant who had sought from the Army information regarding implementation of rules under the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013 in all defence establishments.
      The Army did not provide any information to the applicant, the CIC noted. Akhand approached the Commission with a complaint that the central public information officer (CPIO) of the Army has demanded a signed copy of his online RTI application as well as identity proof before providing him the records.
      “In this regard, it may be noted that as far as CPIO’s request for citizenship proof is concerned, the same is not questioned as Commission in its prior decision(s) has held the view that Armed Forces stand on a slightly different footing as there may be instances that involve disclosure of sensitive information, and for such reasons it may be rationale for the CPIO to ask for citizenship proof,” Sinha noted.
      Originally posted here!
       
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    • Some of you -- at least CJ Karira, who helped me years ago in one crucial step, getting SEBI to acknowledge its own circular! -- know of a 15-year quest among desi academics to get SEBI to release its stale masked FII data for academic research. At one point years ago a parliamentary query by Shyam Benegal, then Rajya Sabha MP, sought the release of this data for academic research. He then made a subsequent RTI query asking what had done about his complaint about the terrible answer he got to his parliamentary question. We thought we had succeeded when in response to that SEBI did put in public domain that FII data and promised to update. And to  their credit, they did update it from time to time, even if a bit fitfully. But thanks to a question by a curious IIT-Madras undergrad, we realized that what SEBI gave with one hand they took away with another. While the idea was that the FII IDs would be masked to preserve privacy, without telling anyone, SEBI changed the masks each month, drastically reducing the value for academic research (since you can't even tell how many distinct FIIs are there in the data base, and whether anyone traded over time). It also caused mistakes in academic research since no one imagined that SEBI would use changing masks, when no other regulator or exchange on the planet does so.

      To get SEBI to finally agree to not hide by changing masks, but to keep a stable mask, has taken many years. But at least per the ruling received yesterday, it has been achieved, with no violence to anyone. I attach the ruling. I can also post the various submissions made at the Second Appeal hearing if there is any interest (need to scrub email-IDs, per the policy of this site).

      Addendum_To_CIC_2nd_appeal_28th_February_2020.pdfThis RTI site, in particular Karira-ji, has been very helpful to me in the course of this long episode thru countless RTI queries. And I am grateful for that from the bottom of my heart. I am confident we will see quite a few PhD dissertations using this database within the next few years.

      Addendum_To_CIC_2nd_appeal_28th_February_2020.pdf
      Second_Addendum_w_Appendices_29th_Feb_2020.pdf
      CIC-SEBIH-A-2017-139953-BJ.pdf
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      To_CIC_2nd_appeal_27th_February_2020_Redacted.pdf
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    • There can be no faith in government if our highest offices are excused from scrutiny - they should be setting the example of transparency.
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    • LUCKNOW: The Central government has provided categorized security cover to 308 persons, out of which 24 have been provided the highest Z-plus cover, according to the answer to an RTI query.


      As per information provided by S.C.L. Das, Joint Secretary in the Union Home Ministry to city-based activist Nutan Thakur, two dozen persons have been given Z-plus security, 59 persons have been given Z security, 109 have been given Y-plus, 34 have been given Y and 82 persons have been given X category security.

       
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    • Prasad GLN
      No one is bothered about RTI and pressures, as Information Commissions never take such "Deemed denial" seriously.  It is just a courtesy to send the copy to PIO.  In one page the first side is first appeal and on back side xerox of the RTI Application showing xerox of postal receipt.   This makes no difference, but if the PIO is really responsible, it serves as a reminder that's all.  Also try to make a complaint under Sec.18 direct to IC agains PIO for deemed denial and mark this complaint copy to PIO.  Now APIC passed one order that they will call for comments first from PIO on such deemed denial.  This may work in your case to bring pressures as the complaint is to SIC.
    • Prasad GLN
      That is sad state of affairs in Andhra Pradesh.  Immediately after bifurcation, before shifting to Mangalagiri they have dumped the appeals, recruited local staff on outsourcing, information commissioners and Chief IC were not appointed.  At present  second appeals  are pending for more than 4 years and every second appeal is being rejected with flimsy grounds without adequate knowledge. However, you have wasted a lot of time in wasteful correspondence on RTI and you can get a relief by filing writ in AP High court if your grievance is not settled by District Collector. RTI is not a remedy and focus on remedy.  The situation in almost the same in entire AP as no one is serious and sincere in implementing RTI Act. If your FIL is having a patta and name in revenue records there is nothing to fear and he can file grievance petition to District Collector.
    • Prasad GLN
      We focus in positive manner and not on trivial technical issues.  When PIO received the fee in Jun,21, now thinking to return it after 28th Jul, and deny information for delay  in payment of fees is not proper. If I am an applicant I will file fresh application with that fees and enclose the copy of  demand letter of PIO.  If that information is not provided within 30 days in total I will file complaint and seek information free of any fees. First appeal is possible only if information is denied or if applicant is not satisfied with information.  When PIO demanded fees, it is concluded that information is available and copies will be provided on receiving such charges.  Please go through my reply once again..  Allegations against applicant is not relevant in your post.  The PIO is supposed to either provide information or deny information stating such exemption section and justification for applying that section.  It is not proper on the part of PIO to make comments against applicant, when once the fees demanded or received and seeking guidance for rejecting copies.
    • Dr vasudev jahagirdar
      Thanks for reply, But the delay is from his side and the process of PIO should complete within 30 days rt? He is employee of same institution and a litigant type person.if required he cannot go for first appeal because he has to file it with in 90 days after my reply 🤔
    • afzalphatan
      Team, First of all Thanks for making such great efforts on this site to guide RTI applicants and knowledge seekers My question is. What your opinion on whether to mark a copy to PIO when I apply for 1st Appeal OR 2nd Appeal ?? I never sent a copy to PIO when ever I file for 1st Appeal or 2nd Appeal.  What I recently felt that, sending a copy of PIO at each appeal could create a psychological pressure. ( Unless they become pathetic & irresponsible officials, as generally is the case in Revenue dept) Regards      
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