What are some of the shocking, weirdest, silliest RTI requests made in India?
As Abraham Lincoln said “Government is of the people, by the people, for the people”
The government is our servant and we have no duty to explain why we seek information from them. The government holds all the information in our behalf, in trust. Like a banker can’t ask you why you want to see your bank account statement, similarly the government can’t deny if you ask them how they are governing our country.
I have compiled guidelines to be followed while undertaking inspection of records under RTI. The same is attached herewith.
GUIDELINES FOR INSPECTION UNDER RTI
1. Even if you do not desire to carry out an actual inspection of records, invariably request as under in RTI application:
This will have deterring effect on PIO against providing false information.
2. If you are not very conversant with the language of record or have any other disability, please also add the follow
WHY DO INFORMATION COMMISSIONERS NOT IMPOSE PENALTY?
ICs are under the wrong impression that it is their discretion to levy or not to levy penalty at their will. In fact, once the breach of RTI Act is committed and not reasonably explained, the penalty must follow.
ICs are afraid because if they levy penalties, the serving govt officers may dig out their [ICs] misdoings when ICs were in service and ICs may have to face investigating agencies post-retirement.
ICs want to fo
How many times have you been asked to inspect the document when you have never requested? Ideally, if you have not applied for inspection of the document and the information requested is not voluminous, PIO should not ask the applicant to come for inspection of the document.
PIO Acts that makes you hate RTI ACT
But naturally, it is not the way. It is an easy way for PIO to first
Get to know who is an actual RTI Applicant
Intimidate the applicant by various means
How to Stop Corruption?
Corruption is one of the most disruptive problems faced by the world and it needs to stop without further damage to the humanity so as to have a better future for the coming generation.
Corruption is a disease, a cancer that eats into the cultural, political and economic fabric of society, and destroys the functioning of vital organs. In the words of Transparency International, “Corruption is one of the greatest challenges of the contemporary world. It undermines
Nagpur: In a revelation through the RTI enquiry made by Mr Naveen Agrawal, Registrar, Dada Ramchand Bakhru Sindhu Mahavidyalaya, Nagpur, it is clear now that the posts of Registrar which are vacant in the government aided colleges affiliated to Non-Agricultural universities in Maharashtra can be filled by direct recruitment, if eligible candidate for promotion to the post of the Registrar is not available.
There are around 35% posts of Registrars in the Maharashtra which are vacant due to wro
Nagpur. 28th September is observed as International Right to Information Day across the world. Mr. Naveen Maheshkumar Agrawal, Registrar, Dada Ramchand Bakhru Sindhu Mahavidyalaya, with a view to creating awareness about the Right to Information Act, 2005 in society sent the soft copies of the RTI Act to 1000 people on International Right to Information Day. It was indeed a novel way on his part to spread awareness about the Act. The copies of the Act were sent in English, Hindi and Marathi lang
I have completed 15 years and 4 months of service in Indian Air Force. Due to my domestic issues i am becoming absent without leave and hence have became a potential habitual offender. If, i do one more mistake I will be discharged from service under Rule 15 (2)(g)(ii) of Air Force Rule 1969 i.e SERVICE NO LONGER REQUIRED. I have completed minimum years of service required for earning pension. What will be the consequence if I get discharge from service under this rule.
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On appointment of transparency officer I obtained this information from RTI foundation web ite in this regard a circular was also issued by DOPT.
In the W.P.(C)3327/2012 (Union of India V. Central Information Commissioner and Ors.), Hon'ble Mr. Justice V.K. Jain has dismissed the writ petition. The bench observed “No one was present for the petitioner on the last date of hearing. No one is present for the petitioner today. The
कानून जिसे इंसानों की रक्षा के लिए बनाया गया है उसी कानून को बड़े बड़े अधिकारियों द्वारा नेताओं मंत्रियों सांसदों विधायकों और माफियाओं का गुलाम बनया जा रहा है
सूचना का अधिकार अधिनियम 2005 में पारित हुआ जिसे आम आदमी का अधिकार कहा जाता है ये कानून इस लिए बनाया गया ताकि भ्रष्टाचार पर अंकुश लगाया जा सके
मगर आज स्थिति ऐसी हो गई है कि यूपी जैसे राज्यों में इसका कोई प्रभाव नहीं है आज भी यहां सूचना मिल पाती और अगर किसी ने संसद विधायक या किसी अधिकारी से संबंधित सूचना मांगने की कोशिश करता है तो
भारत में आज भी गांव के 80% लोग अनपढ़ है उन्हें अपने अधिकार भी नहीं मालूम वो नहीं जानते की भारत सरकार ने उनके लिए कौन सी योजनाएं बनाई है भारत सरकार की ओर से लाभान्वित योजनाएं जो उसने गांवों में रह रहे गरंवसियों के लिए बनाती है उसमें सिर्फ 10% पढ़े लिखे सिक्षित लोगों का कब्ज़ होता है और वो लोग इन अनजान और सीधे सादे लोगों को इन योजनाओं के बारे में नहीं बताते ग्राम प्रधान हो या कोटेदार या फिर कोई भी अधिकारी हो अपनी मन मानी करते हैं अब बताए कि जिसे अपने अधिकार नहीं मालूम जो एक पोलिस वाले के सामने तेज
Let me ask you a question as easy as ABC but the point is you have to answer it with appropriate evidence and proof . So here we go .....
Who is the Prime Minister of India ?
Its seems to be a Kindergarten Level question . Isn't it! . But the tough nut to crack is you have to provide adequate evidence for the same . Most of us are not fortunate enough to personally meet Mr Modi Or visit 7RCR . So from where did we came to know that Alia Bhat Is not Prime Minister but the Prime
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समझ में नहीं आता कि कहां से शुरू करूं सवाल तो बहुत हैं दिल में लेकिन कुछ बातें ऐसी हैं कि अगर नहीं लिखता तो सच्चाई को छुपाने का आरोप लगेगा और लिखता हूं तो किसी का छुपा हुए राज से दुनिया को अवगत कराने का आरोप लगेगा इस लिए मुझे दोनों बातों का ख्याल रखते हुए लिखना पड़ रहा है
ये बात तो सभी जानते हैं कि गांव में विकाश की क्या हालत है सड़कें 20 साल से वैसी हैं जैसी 20 साल पहले थीं गांव में गरीब भी उतने ही हैं जितने 20 साल पहले थे जो गरीब थे वो आज भी गरीब हैं उन्हें कोई भी सर
Arrears and Backlog: Creating Additional Judicial (wo)manpower
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
LAW COMMISSION OF INDIA
Report No. 245
The 20th Law Commission was constituted for a period of three years from 1st September, 2012 by Order No. A-45012/1/2012-Admn.III (LA) dated the 8th October, 2012 issued by the Government of India, Ministry of Law and Justice, Department of Legal Affairs, New Delhi.
The Law Commission consists of a full time Chairman, four full-time Mem
AUGUST 30, 2017 BY SHAILESH GANDHI
Presently there is considerable focus being paid to the Judicial accountability and Judicial appointments bills. These are necessary but do they address the biggest problem of the judicial system? The biggest problem of our judicial system is that it does not deliver in any reasonable time. Consequently over 80% of Indians will not approach the courts, unless they are trapped by the system. If a poor man is implicated in a civil or
The Times of India (Delhi) - 70K Judges
May 29 2016 : The Times of India (Delhi)
BY INVITATION – Don’t need 70,000 judges. Just fill vacancies to cut backlog
Everyone agrees that judicial pendency is a serious problem in India.Most of the suggested big-ticket reforms call for major changes in the way the judiciary and bar function, way the judiciary and bar function, and a threeto four-fold increase in the sanctioned strength of judges. On the ground, though,
International Journal of Humanities and Social Science Invention
ISSN (Online): 2319 – 7722, ISSN (Print): 2319 – 7714
www.ijhssi.org Volume 2 Issue 2 ǁ March. 2013ǁ PP.11-22
Right to Information and Good Governance
The right to information act is a path making legislation which brings to light the secrecy of administration. It is an effective means to promote democratic ideology. The act is powerful instrument to fight against corruption. By realizing this significance the Second
What are the powers and functions of Information Commissions?
Section-18. (1) Subject to the provisions of this Act, it shall be the duty of the Central Information Commission or State Information Commission, as the case may be, to receive and inquire into a complaint from any person,—
(a) Who has been unable to submit a request to a Central Public Information Officer or State Public Information Officer, as the case may be, either by reason that no such officer has b
Delivery Of Justice
AUGUST 30, 2017 BY SHAILESH GANDHI
Justice can be delivered in reasonable time without undertaking Major Reforms
We have been hearing that the Indian Judiciary would need decades to clear its backlog, unless the number of judges is increased multiple times and certain other reforms brought in. The judicial system has become irrelevant for the common citizens, and this is responsible for many ills plaguing our Nation, like disrespect for laws and corruption. The
Why Is India So Obsessed with GDP Growth?
A recent announcement by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) says that the GDP of India will grow by 7.4% during 2017-18 and 7.6% in the next fiscal.
Announcements such as the above are very common. Whenever people – policymakers, politicians, economists, international agencies as well as the media – across the world want to talk about progress they talk of ‘growth’ – pointing to economic growth (GDP Growth). It is not surprising if leaders in Ind
Why Indian “Secularism” Is So Distorted ?
Indian intelligentsia and media are in love with the word “secularism”; it is taken as a sign of being liberal and progressive. But when you look at their discourse, you soon begin to see signs of their empty brains. Whenever they pretend to be championing the cause of ‘secularism’, they are either deriding Hindus by calling them communal or pretending to be the advocates of minorities (for all practical purposes, minority in India mostly means the
Population Development: What Kerala can Teach India and China
Kerala: The Most Women Friendly State !!!
Kerala, a tiny southern state of India, has drawn both international and national attention due to its impressive performance in social development and demographic transition. Its human development indicators are the best in India and compare with some of the developed countries. Its achievement of demographic transition is rather unique and has earned worldwide accolades for Kerala.
Population of India: Women’s Empowerment is the Best Contraceptive.
Is Population a Problem?
Yes; if your thinking is shaped by the enlightened philosophy of English cleric Mr Thomas Robert Malthus prophesied 2 centuries ago. If you see people merely as food eating morons their increasing number is clearly a burden. In his 1798 piece Essay on the Principle of Population Malthus observed, “…in nature plants and animals produce far more offspring than can survive, and that Man too is cap
Child Marriages Feed Poverty In The Developing Countries
Child Marriages Cover-Up Lifetime Abuse Of Girls
"Child marriage is an appalling violation of human rights and robs girls of their education, health and long-term prospects." – Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, UNFPA.
Every year about 14 million girls are locked into marriages, often with much older men. The tradition of “marriage” provides cover for the tale of life-long physical and sexual abuse of the girl. It legitimizes denial
Poverty is Multidimensional, So should be Development
Why Poverty? Let's Talk People Development !
Looking at Poverty, Beyond Lack of Income
Different Types of Poverty
Traditionally, poverty is associated with lowness of income. They don’t earn enough income to take care of all their basic requirements; as a result, they lead a life of shortages and hardships. It is obviously a state of low human well-being. A simple way to look at the well-being of people is to see whether t
8 Reasons Why India Is so Poor
The Super Poor India !
India has 269 million (21 percent of total population) people under the poverty line, as per the latest official headcount of the poor in India. It used to be 396 million (29 percent) prior to the announcement of new counting in June 1024.
However, World Bank recently estimated Indian poverty to be 172 million (12.4 percent), based on its new poverty line of $1.90 per person per day using the new 2011 purchasing power parity (P
Amartya Sen’s Capability Theory of Development and Poverty
Table Of Contents
1. Overview Of Amartya Sen’s Capability Approach
2. Core Concepts: Functionings, Capabilities and Agency
3. Poverty In Rich Countries
4. Non-Monetary Poverty
5. Importance Of Freedom and Democracy
6. Development means Expansion of People’s Freedom
7. Freedoms Supports Expansion of Capabilities
8. People are “Agents” of Change
9. Accepting Human Diversity
10. Poverty is Deprivation of Basic C