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    NON-COMPLIANCE OF ORDERS OF CIC/SIC –Administrative Remedy

    By jps50

    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
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  • Priya De

    PIO Acts that makes you hate RTI ACT

    By Priya De

    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 E
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  • karira

    Guide to drafting a good RTI application

    By karira

    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. 1. Pre-requisites: 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.
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  • Priya De

    Four Biggest Mistakes you can avoid in your RTI Application

    By Priya De

    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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  • Sunil Ahya

    Kindly do not worry about the exemptions at the stage of filing a RTI application.

    By Sunil Ahya

    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
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Reasons for decision

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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RTi India Frequently Asked Questions

General questions about RTI India fourm.   What is a discussion board? How is all this structured? How do I find my way around? Multi-page views What are sticky threads? How do I read a thread? Is there a faster way to get to forums? How do I find out more about members? What is the Navigation Bar? What is the 'What's Going On?' box on the board home page? Can I change the way the board looks? Searching Forums and Threads How do I search f

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User Control Panel

The User Control Panel (also known as the User CP) is where you control your personal settings, options and preferences. To visit the User CP, you must have first registered on the forums. Once logged in, click on 'User CP' in the header bar near the top of the page. The User CP main page will list any new notifications, including new private messages and pending friend requests. Additional pages and forms allow you to control:   Your email address and password Custom public profile se

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Signatures, Avatars and Profile Pictures

What are signatures? 'Signatures' contain information that you want to include at the bottom of all your posts. This might include pictures, links to your site(s), quotes, etc. What are avatars? Avatars are small images that people use to identify or distinguish themselves to other forum members. In some cases the administrator will not allow avatars or only allow them for specific members. The administrator can also provide some stock avatars people can use, or they can allow members to up

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Other Setting and Options

What do the other settings do? In your User CP, there is a section under Settings & Options named 'Edit Options'.   Login & Privacy: set your 'Invisible Mode' - sets whether or not other members can see if you are online and what page you are viewing 'Show Reputation Level' - shows your reputation level on posts if this option is enabled by the administrator 'Allow vCard Download' - sets whether or not to allow other members to download a vCard containing your email addres

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Social Groups

What is a social group? A social group is a group of people usually with a particular interest or something else in common. It provides a way of communicating between members as well as sharing photos or other images. You can get to the list through 'Group Memberships' section on your public profile. The Social Groups list page displays all groups that have been created. You can list the groups by the number of members, messages or pictures, the group name, when the group was created or by

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Friends and Contacts

What is the difference between a friend and a contact? A friendship is a mutual, two-way relationship between two users. It is initiated by one user and accepted by the other. A contact is a one-way friendship. This could be where the other person does not accept the friendship, a friendship request is pending, or you do not wish to be friends at this time but want to show them as a contact only. Where is list of friends and contacts displayed? Your friends and contacts are displayed on

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Private Messaging

If the administrator has enabled the Private Messaging system, registered members may send each other private messages. How do I send Private Messages? Private messages work a little like email, but are limited to registered members of this forum. You may be able to include BB code, smilies and images in private messages that you send. You may send a private message to a member of this forum by clicking the 'Send A Private Message' link in the private messaging section of your user control

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Subscriptions

What are subscriptions? Subscriptions are a way of keeping track of different threads or forums. You can choose how you are notified about updates - for example by having them listed in your User CP and receiving email updates for each one. How do I subscribe to a thread or forum? To subscribe to a forum, click the 'Forum Tools' link above the list of threads then select 'Subscribe to Forum'. You will then have the option to choose the subscription mode for this forum. If the forum that you

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Reputations

What is reputation? Reputation is a way of rating users depending on the quality of their posts. If the administrators have enabled reputation, then the reputation icon will be visible in posts. Reputation may be positive , negative or neutral . Negative reputation may only be given if the administrator has enabled this. Neutral reputation is only given when the person giving reputation does not meet the criteria set by the administrator to affect someone else's reputation. How do I giv

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About RTI India Board.

What is a discussion board? A discussion board is an online discussion site. It's sometimes also called a 'board' or 'forums'. It may contain several categories, consisting of forums, threads and individual posts. How is all this structured? The RTIindia board as a whole contains various categories (broad subject areas), which themselves contain forums (more specific subject areas) which contain threads (conversations on a topic) which are made up of individual posts (where a user writes so

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Searching Forums and Threads

How do I search for something? To quickly find a thread or post of interest anywhere on the bulletin board, click on the 'Search' link in the navigation bar at the top of most forum pages. Then, type in the keyword or phrase you wish to search for, and select either 'Show Threads' or 'Show Posts' to view the results. By selecting posts, you will be shown only the actual post in which the search word appears. For more control over the search, select 'Advanced Search' from the drop-down box. Th

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Thread display options.

Can I change the order of threads? You have a choice over how you view threads. When you're in a thread, look at the top bar. On the right hand side you'll see 'Display Mode'. Click on this and it lets you change how posts are ordered. You have three choices: Linear Mode - posts are displayed chronologically, usually from oldest to newest. Posts are shown in a flat mode so that many posts can be viewed simultaneously. It is possible to change the ordering by changing your preferences in t

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Viewing New Posts or Today's Posts

How can I see the latest posts? There are two ways to quickly view recently created or updated threads. If you are not logged in, the 'today's posts' link will show a list of all threads that have been created or updated in the last 24 hours. If you are logged in, the 'Today's Posts' link will change to 'New Posts', which gives you a listing of all threads that have been created or updated since your last visit. The administrator can also set up the forums so that each thread you read is m

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Rating Threads

What are ratings? The forums allow you to rate threads between 1 star (terrible) and 5 stars (excellent). Once enough votes are cast for a thread, stars will appear next to its name in the listings. These show the average vote, and can be an easy way to see which threads are worth reading if you are on a busy forum. On the forum viewing page you can also arrange threads by rating, with either the highest or lowest at the top. It therefore makes sense to rate threads because it helps all us

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Thread Tools

What are thread tools? At the top of each thread, there is a link called 'Thread Tools'. By clicking on this link, a menu will appear with a number of options:   Show Printable Version - this will show you a page with the thread post content in a reduced graphics format that is more 'printer friendly'. Email this Page - if you think the thread may be interesting to someone else, you can forward a link to it to their email address. Subscribe (or Unsubscribe) from this Thread - by

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About Tags

What are tags? Tags are a useful way to search for threads with similar subject matter and content. This complements the normal search system, which searches only for certain words or phrases and/or posts by specific users. To use tags, you add words or phrases to threads to help describe the content. For instance, if the subject matter is 'photography' then you can add the tag 'photography' to the tag list. But you could also add tags like 'digital image', and 'camera' (depending, of course,

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About Cookies.

What is 'Automatic Login'? When you register (and also when you login using the form at the top of the screen), you will be given the option to 'Remember Me'. This will store your identity securely in a cookie on your computer. If you are using a shared computer, such as in a library, school or internet cafe, or if you have reason to not trust any other users that might use this computer, we recommend you do not enable this. How do I clear cookies? You can clear all your cookies set by the

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Member List

What is the Members List? The members list shows the registered members of the board. Providing the administrator allows this, you can view the member list ordered alphabetically by username, by the date they joined, by the number of posts they have made or by reputation . To view the members list, click on 'Member List' on main navigation bar at the top of the page. To quickly find a particular member, click on the 'Search Members' link and type a username (or partial username) into the b

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What Are Your Notifications ?

What are Your Notifications? When you have logged into the board, a link to 'Your Notifications' may be displayed in the 'Welcome' box near the top of the forum. 'Your Notifications' will show if you have any one of the following:   Unread Private Messages Unread Profile Visitor Messages Profile Visitor Messages Awaiting Approval Incoming Friend Requests Requests to Join Your Social Groups Invitations to Join Social Groups Unread Picture Comments Picture Comments Awai

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Quick Links

What is the Quick Links menu? The navigation bar at the top of each page has several helpful links. One of them is a dropdown menu called Quick Links. (It appears only to registered members who are logged in). Clicking it once with the mouse will make it drop down and show the following options:   Quick Links Today's Posts (shows posts created in the past 24 hours) Mark Forums Read (marks all the threads and posts as read for your session - this is a shortcut alternative to actually r

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Contacting other Members

Can I email other members? Yes. To send an email to another member, you can either find them on the member list, or click the email user button on any post they have written. This will usually open a page that contains a form where you can enter your message. When you have finished typing your message, press the 'send email' button and your message will be sent instantly. Can I see email addresses? For privacy reasons, the recipient's email address is not revealed to you during this pr

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Dealing with Troublesome Users

Can I block posts, emails and messages from specific users? If there are particular members that bother you and you do not want to see their posts or receive Private Messages and Emails from them, then you can add these members to your 'Ignore List'. There are several ways to do this: Through your User Control Panel: User CP, Settings & Options, Edit Ignore List. Then, click on their name and choose: User List, Add to Ignore List What if I see something offensive? You will find 'Repo

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