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
Of late, certain "citizen" asks for info. under the Act.Once he has the info. he uses this info. to blackmail the "party- private organization/company" and gets paid.Thus, this has become his full time business and nuisance for the PIO. Gujarat High Court under the Single bench of Justice D.N.Patel has given a beautiful judgement which is worth reading. SCA 16073 of 2007.
HOW TO GET INFORMATION OF PRIVATE ENTITY?
You can get information pertaining to private entity [private schools, colleges, coop societies/banks, private sector banks and insurance companies, public/private trusts, private service providers, public limited companies etc] under section 2 [ f ] of Right To Information Act 2005. Please follow this procedure.
1. Find out the government dept or government regulator with which the private entity is registered or is being controlled or moni
RTI IN U.P. TO DIE SOON
In my view the functioning of State Information Commission of Uttar Pradesh is far away from the spirit of the RTI Act. Though it has 9 Information Commissioners (the office of Chief Information Commissioner is lying vacant after the removal of Justice M. A. Khan by H.E. The Governor of U.P.) and are being paid salary for their full time work. But I presume they work in two shifts. One shift consisting of half the strength starts from 11.00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and the seco
CSD-EPFO, New Delhi & Bandra (Mumbai) forwarded all Forms submitted by me to SRO_EPFO Kandivali(Mumbai). No response from SRO, Kandivali. Official phone numbers not attended / off the hook. CSD, New Delhi expressed helplessness. Applied to CAPIO, SRO, Kandivali under RTI Act thru CAPIO of Post Office. No response within 35 days. I then send First Appeal to RPFC-I of EPFO Thane (Mumbai), the Appealate Authority concerned and waiting for result in between a Reminder to CPIO Kandivali also evok
I bacame member of one Group Housing Society in 1983 be depositing a nominal amount. Society was regsitered and Registration no. was allotted. As per rules Account was opened in coop. bank, darya ganj, delhi.
After a gap of 20 years this society is Cleared by High court orders for alloting Houses in Dwrka. (Actually this society was among 1400 societies taken over wrongfully by DDA and Construction Mafias. My name still exists but I am sure some other person is made the member with false docu
This is an attempt to give a broad idea about EPF since repeated queries are being raised in this forum on EPF.
An important legal provision guanteeing settlement of claims within 30 days is available under Para 72 (7) of the EPF Scheme as follows:
7) The claims, complete in all respects submitted along with the requisite documents shall be settled and benefit amount paid to the beneficiaries within 30 days from the date of its receipt by the Commissioner. If there
I am from mumbai, I have an issue from passport office and its details as follows:
1. My father passport lost during relocation time and for that FIR is done accordingly. And thats our fault that we dont have any refrence number or passport number becouse never that passport is used in the past for any purpose. So condition/issue is that we without any reference number or passport number reissue of passort.
2. After so many month without getting any information from Nagpur passp
Sub:- misuing and tempering the domestic gas.
i have been using indaine gas since very long time.i have complaint regarding tempering the seal of the gas cylinder and delivering less amount of gas with actual weigh. Earliar,i warned to the Vender very seriously don't delvered me a temper seal gas and even he accepted it " i have taken out few kg gas from the cylinder and next time it would not happen" . even then they are following the same things,also insisting with me the same la
ASKING RISKY INFORMATION?
]If you are seeking information that may adversely affect vested interests or if there are chances of having legal/official or illegal fall out, you can apply following method, so that you get the information and still be safe.
Request your distant relative or a friend or any other RTI activists from other states to file RTI application for the information desired by you. You can send him completed application form in his name and address and he has to only atta
Dear Dr. Pathak,
I applied for adding of spouse name & police clearance certificate in the Passport office in Secundrabad , A.P on 29th August 2008 .... & unfortunately lost the receipt on the same day..
My passport was issued from Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
After submission of my application, I was told that I will recieve it by post.
Can I get a duplicate receipt easily from the passport office as I don't have my file number with me? And in how many days will I recieve my passport
status of my passport application no A014295 dt 15/4/2008
I had applied for a new passport vide my applicatin no A014295 dt 15.04.08, since my earlier passport no. A4397776 issued on 15.04.1998 by RPO Delhias expired on 14/4/2008. When my new passport did not arive even after passing 100 days I checked my application status in the net which state that i should meet PRO soon which i did no 27/7/08 as per his advice i have filed a new application form. I have been assure
i was sent my pf form on date 24/4/2008 at pf office(Malad(Kandivali) - Mumbai city) state Maharashtra, but till now pf amount is not credit in my account. and nobody pick up the phone at pf office. so what should i for that?
My PF number is = MH/47808/7425
REVERT AS SOON AS POSSIBLE
Please tell me " what is the provision if any organization withhold your cheque for long period (eg. four month)". where can we report the matter?
The other qusetion is " what is the provision if any firm does not respond to your multiple request and do not take action simulataneously".
Please give me the information precisely.
Thanking you all
your friend :rolleyes:
What better time to celebrate our 10000 strong member community than on the month of September when we started RTI India Portal.
Today on 4th September 2008, RTI India has crossed 10000 registered members. I am thankful to all those who had joined, participated, asked and took the lead in making sure that Right to Information means a success.
STATE INFORMATION COMMISSION, PUNJAB
SCO No. 84-85, Sector-17C, Chandigarh.
Visit us at: www.infocommpunjab.com
Sh. Sanjeev Kr. Kundlas,
Vill. Billanwala Labana,
P.O- Baddi, Tehsil.Nalagarh,
Distt. Solan, Himachal Pradesh. …… Complainant
Public Information Officer,
O/o Director, CIRW,
Pb.State Electricity Board, H.O.,
Patiala (Pb.) …… Respondent
AC - 196 of 2008
Present: Sh. Shakti Paul Sharma and Sh. Sanjeev Kr. Kundlas Complainant in p
RTI Act mandates under section 4.1.d that every public authority shall provide REASONS for its administrative or quasi-judicial decisions to affected persons. I am attaching extract from important judgement of hon'ble Supreme Court of India in connection with reasoning. This can be quoted while applying or appealing under RTI Act.
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