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
Could somebody guide me whether CHS come under RTI act , since i had applied for some documents under RTI application, most imp the bond by mang. committe members since they have not signed the bond yet they tell me that CHS do not come under RTI. What should i do next
RTI helpline launched
Tribune News Service
Chandigarh, August 15
With a view to spread awareness about the RTI Act 2005, R.K.Garg, a Sector-27 resident, today started the RTI helpline.
The helpline would motivate people to use the Act, ensure implementation of the Act and help monitor the compliance of public authority with the provisions of the Act.
According to a press note issued here, for any assistance on the RTI-related queries Garg can be contacted at 9872692400.
UNITED FORUM FOR RTI CAMPAIGN – A.P
5D&5E, Reliance Estates, Hill Top Colony, Erramanzil, Hyderabad – 500 082
Ph: 040 – 23312396, 23378246
United Forum for RTI campaign - A.P. is an Umbrella Organization of 70 Civil Society Organizations. CSOs Like A.P.V.V.U, COVA, LOK SATTA, M.V. Foundation, Dalit Bahujan Front, DBSU, and Jana Vignana Vedika which are working among people in various spheres activities are part of the Forum. All these Organizations came together
Dear Member Readers,
As you will be aware of the state of Nagaland situated in the north eastern part of India. The people of nagaland are less aware of the Act, never the less the Nagaland Government have been initiating avenues for the people to learn more about the act but i feel that will not reach the grass root level people, as such what stradegies should be adopted to let the act reach the masses. guidence in this regard should be highly valuable from all the members. thank y
Inflation is a much talked about subject and all Indians are finding it more and more difficult to plan any new venture apart from the usual.
Children are the most hurt by the situation. Most families are of the nuclear type. Both parents forced to work to provide the best for their children sadly leave out on the one most desired by the kids i.e., affectionate attention.
Having limited time with children, parents try to avoid friction by giving in to all demands of children who grow up to be
Of late, there have been many cases of death by road accidents or mishaps on school premises. Often, compensation is announced to the families of the deceased.
Similarly, when the students are badly injured they are offered compensation. However, with all the red tape mechanism it is a while before the family receives the money. If group insurance is adopted by the school authorities the trauma caused by delay of securing the much needed funds may be reduced. Now the question is about what will
I am a salaried person. previous company has deducted almost 63000/- Income tax from my salary. As per my saving i have to pay around 20000/- . But he did not consider the saving at that time. He told us you can get refund from government. Now he is not ready to give us form no. 16. Every tax consultant is telling you should need form no. 16 to file the returns. Hence till date i could not file the returns. Now i am working in Hyderabad and it is unable to go every time to Baroda to a
THIS IS TO BRING IN TO YOUR NOTICE FOR YOUR HELP
REQUIRED FOR-OPEN SALE OF MEDICINE TO YOUNGSTER FROM
CHEMIST SHOP IN WEST DELHI IN DARE DAY LIGHT AND
MAKING HUNDRED OF ADDICTS EVERYDAY. I MYSELF WAS AN
ADDICTS FOR 7-8 YEARS TAKING ANY COUGH
SYRUP,PAINKILLERS, INJECTIONS,ETC BUT MY LIFE WAS
SAVED BY MY FAMILY AND NOW I ,VE RECOVERED AND I WANT
TO FIGHT AGAINST THIS NUISANCE.I NEED YOUR SUPPORT AS
MY MAILS AND NOTICES TO VARIOUS DEPATTS. HAVE FELL ON
DEAF EARS AND WITHOUT A BACKUP I
Indo-nuclear deal is spoken about by many people across the world. How much good will it be for India? Indians are divided on the issue. How much are we going to pay for the fuel? If the dollar loses value the govt will face the same crisis that the IT cos. are now facing. Why can we not develop solar energy which will involve high investment initially but will have negligible recurring expenditure which is not the case with the terms of the present deal. If the deal is for the good of the count
A] The information sought be ordered to be supplied immediately by registered post at my address.
B] The information be now supplied to me free of cost.
C] CPIO be advised to permit inspection of record, as requested by me. [if applicable]
D] I should be fully compensated for not supplying information in prescribed time limit.
E] Disciplinary action be initiated for not complying with the law against erring officers.
F] PIO should be advised to justify denial o
Use proper format if prescribed by state govt under its RTI rules, otherwise use format at http://www.rtiindia.org/forum/blogs/jps50/331-how-apply-if-format-not-prescribed-state-rti-rules.html on this site.
Statewise details are available on www.rti.gov.in. For central govt information please use format at http://www.rtiindia.org/forum/blogs/jps50/19-rti-application-central-govt-info.html
Pay correct amount of fee by proper mode of payment as prescribed in state RTI rules. For central govt
I have few issues
1. I have drafted an application, i don't know whether this is right or wrong ( I am attaching the application )
2. How do i pay the fee? should i right away pay the Rs 10 or should i ask the PIO to tell me the amt of fee which needs to be paid
Please guide me how to proceed further
Further to my querry posted yesterday, I would like to know (as an example) whether I can ask the CPIO of IIMs or IITs or any similar Institutions to provide me the marks obtained by the students of a particular batch of a course in different subjects?
Can any body provide information as to where the broucher on RTI laws and guidance can be obtained from? A number of urdu knowing citizens of Kolkata and suburbs are requesting me for the broucher.It will be of immense help if some one comes forward and provides the detail on this site or on my private e-mail. Dr Pathak may kindly take interest in this matter and may use his good office for the benefit of public. More over, can RTI application be made in Urdu or Hindi language in West Bengal wh
Searching and surfing thru the various sites on the web I landed on the official website of Indian Air Force.
This is one of the best sites of any Govt. Dept that I have come across in as many days. Having vast and most comprehensive details about the Indian Air Force.
IT contains all the information starting from the RTI Act 2005 The fees and cost, details of the CPIO's.
Information relating to the Legal and Disciplinary rules in the IAF, AF Regulations and Policy Letters.
As reported in Times of India
July 23 2008
Governance at doorstep with 50 kiosks
Abantika Ghosh | TNN
New Delhi: The first of the multipurpose kiosks of Delhi government that were to facilitate a range of services from making of new ration cards to getting an appointment in hospital will be in place by August 15.
The state IT department entered into a MoU wit
RTI is mainly for the benefit of COMMON MAN of the country. I happened to get extract of a judgement of hon'ble Supreme Court of India as quoted in decision by National Consumer Forum. I append below the extract for information and use by visitors and members of this portal:
This part succinctly discussed by the lLucknow</ST1:p Development Authority Vs. M.K.Gupta, (1994) 1 SCC 243 at 262-263, in the following words:
“…….. Harassment of a common man by public authorities is socially ab
Today we have read in Times of India that the CIC admitted the claim of the appellant for compensation u/s 19 (8)(b). It is not new. I have already claimed and received a compensation of Rs.2000 from the PIO cum Executive Engineer, HUDA, Faridabad on 9.5.08 for not supplying information within stipulated period of 30 days, which was awarded by the Haryana State Information Commission, Chandigarh. It was published in Hindi newspaper Dainik Jagran also. If you have determination and patience, you
Pl. inform us that the the Indian Olympic Assciation &Sports and Games Federation of India, A.P. Olympic Association & Sports and games Associations of Andhra Pradesh are also comes under the perview of RTI act 2005?
During 1973-75 I was employed in Hindustan Engineering Corp, Goregaon,Bombay. Then I joined BHEL, a PSU in New Delhi (But PF controlled from BHEL-Hardwar). I retired from ISG/ BHEL-Bangalore in 2004. During final settlement with BHEL I learnt that in spite of my request my Pf amount has not been transfered from Bombay firm (though BHEL had written for transfer). I am now persuing the matter with EPFO/ CSD-NewDelhi & Bandra (Mumbai).
For settlement I have submitted Form 13 & subsequent
Send ordinary application as per annexture A below.
If you do not get reply within 30-35 days file application under RTI act as per annexure B.
With annexure B, you have to send Indian postal order [iPO] of Rs.10/- in favour of accounts officer, EPFO [or PF Commissioner, EPFO] payable at the place where application is sent.
IPO is available in nearby post office.
With annexure B also attach self-attested photocopy of annexture A, which has not been replied.
Retain photocopy of