Of late defiance of orders of Information Commissioners has become rampant. The only remedy with the information seeker is to lodge a complaint with Chief Information Commissioner, who routinely issues another order for compliance that too after a delay ranging from 6 to 36 months depending upon efficiency and pendency of CIC/SIC. Commissions hardly invoke powers of Civil Court vested in it u/s 18.3 to ensure speedy compliance with its own orders.
Hence I suggest that if after two months of
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
Guide to drafting a good RTI application
Drafting a good RTI application can be as easy as writing a simple leave letter. As long as the applicant knows the basics of the RTI Act 2005, drafting an application, requesting for information from any public authority, is little more than child’s play.
Your full name and address have to mentioned in the application. If you so wish, you can also mention your telephone number and email id, although this is optional.
The Right to Information Act 2005 empowers every citizen to ask for information from Government Organisations. This information can be about your own personal case or more complex Government Policy. The Act also empowers us to take photocopies of the Government records and also online data in a form of CD. However, often PIO being Government Servant who perhaps is also the custodian of the information has a conflict of interest in giving out such information.
Every Government Official at on
Kindly do not worry about the exemptions at the stage of filing a RTI application, as reasoned below:
As per section 7(1):
A PIO is supposed to either provide the information on payment of such fee as may be prescribed or reject the request for any of the reasons specified in sections 8 and 9
(Which means a PIO is supposed to either provide information or deny it under section 8 and 9).
As per section 19(5):
In any appeal proceedings, the onus to prove that a den
Applicant can get names of interviewers by filing RTI application.
you can get the information about names of interviewers only. Photo copies of their signatures and residential addresses of interviewers could not be provided.
You may refer following judgement of hon'ble court.
Saiyed Hussain Abbas Rizwi v. State Information Commission, Patna, AIR 2011 Pat 103. In this case hon'ble court held: " Interviewers were discharging duties in public domain and there was no question of inva
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I am grief to express my family has not sanctioning the divorced amount which i got from my father in law<br /><br />
And am not able to attain 20 lakhs to start a new life or begining to serve my first daughter aged 12 <br /><br />
Accused dr kassim shemy hospital tellicherry<br /><br />
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Please issue a court notice they had also misplaced my export licence
I am demanding coorg estate s
Dear Member, you can refer following judgements of hon'ble court related to section 24(1) of RTI Act (allegations of corruption and human rights violation)
(1) Brig.(Retd) Ujjal Dasgupta v.Cabinet Secretariate, AIR 2011 (NOC) 50 (Del).
(2)Secretary to Govt, Home, Prohibition & Excise Department, Chennai v. S. Suresh Babu, 2010 (92) AIC 726 at 729-730(Mad).
(3) Superintendent of Police, central Range office of the Directorate of vigilance and Anti-Corruption Chennai v. R.Karthikey
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Commercialization of residential properties.
Dear member, file an RTI application to the PIO of concerned Municipal Corporation/ Town Planing authority with a request to provide information about the violation of rules by using residential properties for commercial purposes from record. (mention the effected area)
(1) List of residential buildings/properties which are being used for commercial purpose by violating rules and regulation of law.
(2) Provide information from record
Default Re: Broken Roads
corruption of crores of rupees is being done by showing repairs of roads only on paper by corrupt authority/officials in district roads, state highways & national highways too. You can file RTI application to get below mentioned information from concerned authority.
Please provide me following information from record related with roads.......................(name of roads)
(1) How many times minor and m
मैने बतौर PIO एक आवेदक को 26/06/2014 निबंधित पत्र भेजा कि"आप सूचना प्राप्त करने के लिए मेरे कार्यालय मे स्वयं उपस्थित होकर तय की गयी नकद शुल्क जमा करे और माँगी गयी सूचना प्राप्त कर ले ।"
किन्तु आवेदक ने 70दिन बाद मुझे पत्र भेजा है कि "वह तय की गयी शुल्क को IPO के मार्फत भेज रहा है जिसे प्राप्त कर वांछित सूचना उसके पता पर भेजा जाए ।"
इस मामले मे आप सभी विद्वान से अनुरोध है कि मुझे नियमसंगत सलाह दी जाए -क्या इतनी लंबी अवधि के बाद शुल्क भुगतान करने के बाद भी PIO को सूचना देना होगा ?
क्या आवेदक अ
DISCLOSURE OF INFORMATION REGARDING "PUBLIC SERVANT"
In decision: CIC/SG/A/2011/000464/12432 It was held that;
It is pertinent to mention that the Supreme Court of India in Union of India v. ADR in Appeal (Civil) 178
of 2001 and W. P. (Civil) 294 of 2001 decided on 02/05/2002, observed that persons who aspire to be
public servants by getting elected have to declare inter alia their property details, any conviction/ acquittal of criminal charges, etc. It follows that persons who are al
To register under Hindu Marriage Act, both the partners need to be Hindus. The first step is to apply to the sub-registrar under whose jurisdiction the marriage took place. Alternatively,you can apply to the registrar of the place where either spouse stayed for atleast 6 months before marriage.Both partners need to fill the relevent application form,sign it,and submit it, along with the photo copies of necessary documents, such as age proof and address proof. For proof of marriage, submit a cert
1. IF ANY APPLICANT WANT TO SUBMIT FIRST APPEAL HAND TO HAND AT ANY OFFICE THEN WHAT IS THE PROCEDURE.
2. CAN WE SUBMIT FIRST APPEAL HAND TO HAND?
3. WILL THE FAA GIVE ANY RECEIPT FOR IT OR THERE IS NO RULE FOR IT.
Re: Regular Sweeping in Locality
Dear Member, this is a common problem in most of the localities. Sweepers do not attend or complete their duties as per rules/norms of municipal corporation and so locality remains dirty. By using weapon of RTI you can compell these sweepers to properly clean your area.
Please file an RTI application to the POI,......municipal corporation/ local body with a request to provide following information.
Please provide me,
(a)kindly provide me the name/number
Municipal corporation appoints sweepers to clean the localities in its area but sweepers rarely show up and they even do not empty and clean garbage bins. To make sanitation services effective in your area/ward/locality please file RTI application under the RTI Act 2005 to your Municipal Corporation as under:
File RTI application to the PIO, of your municipal corporation with a request to provide information as below.
Please provide me the information of sanitary services in .......area fo
Every MP and MLA gets fund from government for the development of his constituency. If you want information about the fund received and utilized, also to know the detail of works on which fund is spent and to verify the status of these works and whether these works were required by the public of concerned constituency of MLA/MP you can file an RTI application seeking following information.
Please file RTI application to the PIO, Urban Development Ministry with a request to provide informatio
To check and keep watch on, whether Municipal Corporation carried out required/necessary works in your ward/locality or not, you may file an RTI application to the PIO, office of the Municipal Corporation seeking following Information.
Please file RTI application to the PIO, municipal corporation concerned and request to provide the information on points mentioned below.
Please provide following information from record.
(A) my address falls under which ward and ward number
(B)list of work
I am not able to get the CPIO, Income Tax Officer Address. incometaxindia.gov.in did not give me any results.
When the whole world thinks, transacts and functions in terms of money - even this department is not user friendly, nor required information is able to get.... making phone calls ends up in another and another.... My sincere second attempt (this time with this forum) and day long effort has drained me....
This has made me to appreciate how difficult it is in our system to do
Wanted to share with all friends abt my Income Tax refund which was pending from 2007 to 2014, more than 1.25 Lakhs, My C.A. got tired after spending time with Income tax officers but he was unable & showed his helplessness to get my refund.
Then I filed RTI, in which they replied its pending with CPC Banglore, I filed 1st Appeal, which was held last week with Joint Comm. Income Tax, I argued why the Refund was pending for such a long time & Pls provide details who are Officers respo
Our country has revolutionarised in the filed of TELECOMMUNICATIONS AFTER THROWING THE DOORS OPEN TO PRIVATE OPERATORS from total government Monopaly.Today we are having a little MORFE THAN 90 CRORE MOBILES in the countyry againt 128 crores population which includes children as well(Thus almost out of 100 adults nearly 85 to 90% are having mobiles.
Most of the users are NOT AWARE ABOUT VARIOUS FEATURES and some time come to rti FORUM TO FIND OUT LOST mOBILE, HOW TO BLOCK THE
getting RTI become joke ppl , even all center ministry CPIO dont reply of RTI and make it delay as longer they can do if you apply for 1ST appeal . there is no reply and may be same reply as CPIO given you before . later on you have to 2nd appeal in CIC . now u can hope to get RTI reply but its will be take more time like 2 -3 year so its waste us if you are not satisfy with cic than you have to go to court , its take too much time joke ppl , even all center ministry CPIO dont repl
In a case, Secretary General, Supreme Court of India v. Subhash Chandra Agarwal, AIR 2010 Del 159 at 176(FB) it was observed by the court,..
The source of RTI does not emanate from RTI Act, it is a right emerged from constitutional guarantees under Article 19(1)(a) as held by the Apex Court in a catena of judgments. The RTI Act is not repository of RTI. Its repository is the constitutional rights gauranteed under Article 19(1)(a). The RTI Act is merely an instrument that lays down statutory
In a case of Vijay Daundial v D.D.A. appeal No. CIC/WB/A/2008/00286/LS decided on 20.11.2008 (CIC) , CPIO was directed to cause an instant search for the record/material and if traced copies may be furnished to the appellant.
In a case of Deepa Bhatia v. N.D.M.C. Appeal No. CIC/WB/A/2006/00536 & 540 decided on 21.08.2006 (CIC) it was held;
"It is clear that required informarion has not provided to her despite lapse of considerable time, and is a case of simple misplacement it should
To my knowledge, this is one of the best judgments favouring applicants stating that FAA as quasi judicial authority must give property of personal hearing as a mandate when the issue is connected with Civil Consequences. In one of SA's CIC decision, Hon'ble IC quoted this judgment and declared that FAA ordering without giving opportunity of personal hearing makes the orders illegal and Void ab initio. Several letters and RTI applications were made to DOPT RTI cell, and they have rejected the
Inspired by your article, I am submitting you a brief, and documents for your kind perusal and opinion to file
the writ petition in Delhi High Court for the inaction of the information commissioner, central information commissioner under RTI Act. Hopefully after having study you shall revert back to me with your opinion.
The relevant Point for consideration to challenge the orders of the Sh. Y.K. Sinha, Information Commissioner, Central Information Commission by filling the writ petition un
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.
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