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
Please be aware that the PIO's decision is not the final word in a given matter and that as a RTI Applicant you have an access to three tier hierarchical system by way of first and then second appeal under the RTI Act, as described below:
> RTI Application u/s. 6(1) with the PIO,
> Not received the information / not satisfied with information supplied by PIO / no decision by PIO,
> File a First Appeal u/s. 19(1) with the concerned First Appellate Authority (FAA),
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
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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
It is settled law that literal meaning of the statute must be adhered to when there is no absurdity in ascertaining the legislative intendment and for that purpose the broad features of the Act can be looked in to.
The main function of the Court is to merely interpret the section and in doing so it can not re-write or re-design the sections.
"Rasila S. Mehta v. Custodian, Nariman Bhavan, Mumbai, AIR 2011 SC 2122-2129:(2011) 6 SCC 220: 2011(4) Supreme 497:2011(6) SCJ36
It is settled law that literal meaning of the statute must be adhered to when there is no absurdity in ascertaining the legislative intendment and for that purpose the broad features of the act can be looked in to.
The main function of the court is to merely interpret the section and in doing so it can not re-write or re-design the sections.
"Rasila S. Mehta v. Custodian, Nariman Bhavan, Mumbai, AIR 2011 SC 2122 at 2128-2129:(2011)6 SCC220: 2011 (4) Supreme 497:2011(6) SCJ36.
In case of S.P.Arora v State Information Commission,Haryana, 2009(74)AIC 830 (P & H) it was held....
" If Appellate Authority had recorded the statement of satisfaction of applicant in respect of supply of information, appeal pending before IC of State could not continue. Instead of refusing to entertain the appeal under section 19, the SIC had proceeded to decide the appeal and imposed penalty,order imposing penalty was not sustainable in law"