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    What are some of the shocking, weirdest, silliest RTI requests made in India?

    By ashakantasharma

    What are some of the shocking, weirdest, silliest RTI requests made in India? As Abraham Lincoln said “Government is of the people, by the people, for the people” The government is our servant and we have no duty to explain why we seek information from them. The government holds all the information in our behalf, in trust. Like a banker can’t ask you why you want to see your bank account statement, similarly the government can’t deny if you ask them how they are governing our country.
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  • Sunil Ahya

    Understanding Section 7(9) of the RTI Act, 2005

    By Sunil Ahya

    1. Provisions in a law cannot be read in isolation, but all the relevant provisions have to be read along with together, for its harmonious construction: The basic principle to be followed in law, is that while interpreting any provision, it has be read along with all the other relevant & applicable provisions, for the correct interpretation of the provision in question. Sec 7 (1) is relevant & applicable while interpreting sec. 7(9) and therefore both these provisions will hav
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  • jps50

    information supplied in language which the applicant does not understand is no information

    By jps50

    RTI applicants face the problem of language of reply, especially if the information is sought from other states. I had sought information from BBMP [municipalcorporation] Bengaluru and had requested that information be supplied in English. However, I received a reply in Kannada and I had to email to my relative to translate it. I append below relevant extract from a judgment of High Court of Uttarakhand. I infer that information supplied in language which the applicant does not underst
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  • jps50

    32 Reasons why Information Commissioners do not impose penality

    By jps50

    WHY DO INFORMATION COMMISSIONERS NOT IMPOSE PENALTY? ICs are under the wrong impression that it is their discretion to levy or not to levy penalty at their will. In fact, once the breach of RTI Act is committed and not reasonably explained, the penalty must follow.  ICs are afraid because if they levy penalties, the serving govt officers may dig out their [ICs] misdoings when ICs were in service and ICs may have to face investigating agencies post-retirement. ICs want to fo
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  • jps50

    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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Section 8 of RTI act blocks info on HR violations

As posted by ARIF HALEEM in the Greater Kashmir online edition   Section 8 of RTI act blocks info on HR violations   JAMMU, Sept 14: State is shortly going to have an information commission but with un-amended section 8, it would be inapt in revealing information with regard to Human Rights Violations, alleged custodial killings, disappearances and details of judicial and magisterial inquiries ordered so far. This is in sharp contrast to the central act which has clearly defined clauses em

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Section 8 of RTI act blocks info on HR violations

As posted by ARIF HALEEM in the Greater Kashmir online edition   JAMMU, Sept 14: State is shortly going to have an information commission but with un-amended section 8, it would be inapt in revealing information with regard to Human Rights Violations, alleged custodial killings, disappearances and details of judicial and magisterial inquiries ordered so far. This is in sharp contrast to the central act which has clearly defined clauses empowering the commission to give the information sought

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Bihar Sic Orders Termination Of Services Of Dse, Bdo, Panchayat Secretary And Mukhiya.

This is not a news but the success story of a friend of mine from a Bihar village who fought the corrupt practices of the administrative set up who conspired to ensure that she could not get the job of Primary School Teacher of the Village Panchayat, Jajua. The facts of this case are as follows : 1. The applicant who is wife of a serving Defence Personnel applied for the job of Primary School Teacher of the Village Panchayat Jajua. She had completed one year of training against the two years t

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Tips for a Good Public Information Officer.

TIPS FOR PIO UNDER RTI ACT 2005   Study RTI Act 2005 and rules applicable to your organization. Please ensure that sections which enjoin certain duties on you are complied with properly by your organization e.g. proactive disclosures u/s 4.1.b etc Keep yourself updated with decisions of CIC/SIC by visiting their official websites at least once a week. Download important and relevant judgments. Request your office-head to permit you to attend good training programmes/seminars on RTI.

jps50

jps50

 

Stock exchanges

All the exchange such as BSE / NSE / MCX / NCDEX has to follow the rules for right to information act ? .   If yes, how can we get the information and who can get the information.   Client, Member, Sub-broker etc.

bankim

bankim

 

Any Thing Pending With Govt?

If your ordinary application is long pending with any government dept or office or you are not getting satisfactory replies or action, or bribe is being demanded, you can lodge application under THE RIGHT TO INFORMATION ACT and ask for following information/papers.   Please file more than one RTI if it exceeds word limit of your State.   For Central Govt it is 500 words, excluding addresses.   For Karnataka and Maharashtra there is limit of 150 words for queries and information on only o

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jps50

 

Important Judgement On Rti

IMPORTANT JUDGEMENT ON RIGHT TO INFORMATION CASE NO Writ Petition (civil) 490 of 2002 Writ Petition (civil) 509 of 2002 Writ Petition (civil) 515 of 2002 PETITIONER People's Union of Civil Liberties (P.U.C.L.) & Anr. RESPONDENT Union of India & Anr. DATE OF JUDGMENT 13/03/2003

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jps50

 

RTI India Toolbar

It is my pleasure to announce that we now have RTI India toolbar. With RTI India toolbar, you can directly go to Forums, Blogs, Get the latest news from RTI India, and also latest news about Right to Information.   All you need to do is to download the toolbar into your browser and enjoy!   Click here to download the RTI India Toolbar!   Alternatively, I have created a new image at the bottom of the website, which you can click to install the toolbar.

Shrawan

Shrawan

 

Delay in passport delivery

Dr. Pathak, Kushal, let me clear one thing that what documents required for the inquiries into passport office , because last time when i visited the passport office ,lucknow they are asking that give all proofs of all documents what we are submitted up to now . But how is it possible that we have all profs of all documents . at present i have only file number what i got in police verification only . however i visited 10-15 times lucknow passport office . By procedure , all inquiries form sub

Pavan Kumar Singh

Pavan Kumar Singh

 

How to File RTI application for delay in Passport

HOW TO DEAL WITH DELAY IN ISSUE/RENEWAL OF PASSPORT WITH RTI ACT 2005   Large numbers of visitors to this site are facing delay in issue or renewal of passports. They can file attached RTI application to expedite the process, in case of unreasonable delay.     The copy of which can also be downloaded at central repository at http://goo.gl/7YnWA

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jps50

 

President`s secretariat told to be definite in RTI replies

President`s secretariat told to be definite in RTI replies AS REPORTED IN ZEENEWS.COM   New Delhi, June 17: The Central Information Commission has asked the President's secretariat to be more definite in its responses to applications seeking information under the Right to Information Act. "The President's secretariat is cautioned to be more definite in its responses to RTI applications in accordance with the provision of the act," Chief Information Commissioner Wajahat Habibullah said. The

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seeking information of case under trial

CBI has registered a false case u/s 7 & 8 of prevention of corruption Act and 120 of IPC and submitted charge sheet to the special CBI court. The court has supplied me the copy of the said charge sheet in the month of April 2007 but not framed formal charges so far. I have submitted discharge application to the court but no formal date has been fixed so far. I requested CBI to supply PI, SP and DIG report submitted to CVC for seeking permission for prosecution but the CBI has refused to supp

jaykaran

jaykaran

 

4 (Section 4)(1) a (1) b

The RTI ACT came in to force on 15 june 2005 according 4 (Section 4)(1) a (1) b (ii) (ix) (xvii) Every public authority should with in one hundred and twenty days from the enactment of act shall furnish the following information on the internet   1) particulars of the organization 2) directory of its officers and employees 3) name and designation of PIO and appellate authority 4) and up date information every year but most of the organization has never updated the site for the past 2 years

wehelp

wehelp

 

Section 8 of RTI Act 2005-IMP DECISIONS

Section 8 of RTI ACT 2005   Members may use enclosed decisions of CIC and judgement of High Court while dealing with refusal under section 8 of RTI Act which is routinely used by PIO/FAA. I suggest that applicants apprehensive of refusal under this section, should enclose these decisions/judgement with the RTI Application itself.     Kindly download the file from the following link:   LINK: [ATTACH]2241[/ATTACH]   ..   ..

jps50

jps50

 

Government Establishment

Hi   Can I ask the specific reason behind the transfer/postings of officers working in Government under RTI Act in order to find out deviations/violations of Transfer/Posting Norms in the name of "Administrative exigency"?

chandru

chandru

 

CIC to define status of official liquidator

TIMES NEWS NETWORK 15 June 2008 New Delhi: Is the official liquidator — an authority that liquidates assets of companies and divides the stakes between the rightful owners — a public authority? In a decision that is likely to affect corporates, the Central Information Commission (CIC) will be conducting a full bench hearing to resolve the matter.   The commission has called upon corporate law houses and issued notices to the ministries of law and corporate affairs to submit their opinion o

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bahl_ajay

 

Thankx !

Dear RTI,   Thanx for giving us such aplatform to know the info in lot of areaa . But, after using all the ways of solving our pending problems, if we need to take the help of RTI, how would it help us ? The help should be provided at all the levels. Hope ,a fevorable reply from the team.   Regards, Ranjana:)

Ranjana Deshpande

Ranjana Deshpande

 

Corrupt Practices Of Cghs Revealed

This is the recent information I managed thru the RTI Act on the status of payments by the Pay & Accts. Office CGHS, New Delhi, This may help a number of Senior citizens and Central Govt. pensioners in knowing why their payments for reimbursement of medical expenses are getting delayed for no fault of theirs and why do they have to run from pillar to post in the office of CGHS for getting their payments cleared.   1. Total budget utilized during the FY 2007-08 under the Pensioners Non P

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Facing anti-RTI Information Commissioners?

Large number of appellants to CIC/SIC are not happy with the approach of ICs. I had drafted a letter from common man of India addressed to IC. This was placed in the meeting of ICs at the instance of Shri Wajahat Habibullah, Chief Information Commissioner, CIC, New Delhi in Nov.2007. I think our members could use it in their dealing with anti-RTI ICs. It may perhaps work.

jps50

jps50

 

How to File RTI application for delay in Income Tax Refund

GUIDELINES FOR GETTING INCOME TAX REFUND ORDERS       You should get refund order maximum within 12 months from end of financial year in which I.T. return is filed If you do not get refund as above submit by regd. ad post letter as per annexure A. with its enclosures. If no refund or reply is received within 30 days, file RTI application as per annexure B. Enclose IPO for Rs.10/- in the name of Accounts Officer, Income Tax Dept, Govt of India and made payable at the place of submis

jps50

jps50

 

how to ask information

please advice in details How to ask information from Municpal corporatin . Whome to address for RTI How to pay fees for RTI please say in deatils

shams

shams

 

Ration Card Scandal

I am a new user and new blogger:rolleyes:! Today, I heard a very strange happening regarding wrong usage and possession of a ration card. The lady who helps me in my work is from below the poverty line. Her husband is a drunk and beats her ruthlessly. To support his habit, he pledges whatever he finds in his house. This is not news but wait till you hear this one! He has pledged the ration card with a pawn broker for Rs. 800!!   His wife has recently approached the police and filed an

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