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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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  • Sunil Ahya

    RTI Act offers three levels to obtain a required information

    By Sunil Ahya

    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),   > S
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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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Can We Get A Copy Of Any Order Of Incometax Passed 30 Yrs Back Of Some Party To Whom We Are Related

We Purchased Some Property 30yrs Back And Staying There Since Then ,as Our Residence Place.we Got It Transferred In Muncipal Dept,but Not In Land Revenue Dept. We Purchased It Through Sellers Power Of Attorney Holder ,who Died Now And Now Seller Is Refusing The Registration Of Sale Deed After 30 Yrs,as He Knows That We Never Asked For A Copy Of His Power ,which He Has Given To His Power Of Attorney Person At Time Of Registration Of The Sale Deed. Registered Sale Deed Contain Permission From L

aksh

aksh

 

can i ask for all court orders given..a copy of it,under the act

can i ask for a photocopy of all the orders passed by a particular Land Revenue court . Actual some land mafia got some order against me without making me party by false giving notice,by making adjustment with the court boy,and got order printed or typed with computer,whereas there is no fashion of tying here order frin computer and they give order typed manually with the typewriter.So i want to take a photocopy of all the orders given by the particular court.

aksh

aksh

 

Police First Information Reports

Does anyone know how many years the police are rquired to keep FIRs? Are FIRs kept at the local police station? Are there dtstrict and state-wide registers of FIRs? Is it possible to get copies of FIRs under the RTI?   Thanks for your replies

inderjit

inderjit

 

legal literacy campaign: Aristotlerocks

I am suresh babu an advocate from Chennai, Tamilnadu. I am very much interested in legal literacy campaign. I have also published a blog. This blog is named as Aristotlerocks. The idea behind that blog is to bring all laws as far as practicable online in a simple form so that it can be every one can be benefited by it. I am willing to share as much of informations that I have and my experiences in the RTI Act.

aristotlerocks

aristotlerocks

 

RTI Buzz in Chandigarh

Thanks for inviting me to write.Recently Minister of State for Finance Sh Pawan KUmar Bansal,a local MP wrote to Chandigarh administeration on 21st April 2008 to review the decision of UT Administeration to hike in the fee for RTI Applicants. The CIC in a land mark judgement has ordered the UT administerator to appoint an CPIO and Appellate Authority in his office.This judgement came on 13th May 2008. THird thing I want to bring to the knowledge of all members that time and again I have raised

R K Garg

R K Garg

 

All Higher Education Self-Financed Societies under RTI Act

All Higher Education Self-Financed Societies under RTI Act   The Chief Information Commissioner, State Information Commission, Jaipur, in their judgment dated 16.4.2008 against Appeal No.159/08 of Dr. Mohd. Habib VS Jain Vishva Bharati University (JVBU), Ladnun passed that the Respondent University is not a Public Authority because it is not an authority or body or Institution of Self Government established and constituted (a) by or under the constitution. It is not a body under a Law made

mordps

mordps

 

Query to Building Proposal Committee

SRA Developer - query towards Building proposal committee of Bombay Muncipal Corporation   Thanks for welcoming me, I have a query regarding RTI ...I am a secretary of a newly formed cooperative housing society built under a SRA Plan and we havent received all the relevent documents from our developer. All we have received is * Partial Occupation Certificate as the whole complex isnt built yet...part of it is constructed and the rest of the wings are yet to come   * Society is formed and

Vincent_sq

Vincent_sq

 

Provident Fund REFUND

There are large number of queries and problems regarding delay in settlement of Provident Fund dues by EPFO.   I am attaching format for filing RTI application for expediting settlement of dues.   For address of CPIO and payee of postal order, pl visit www.epfindia.nic.in. If you cannot get these details, pl send applicatation to CPIO of nearest PF office with postal order of Rs.10 favouring   "ACCOUNTS OFFICER, EPFO".   He is bound to redirect within five days of receipt by him to co

jps50

jps50

 

RTI India is an excellent community website

I have roamed around cyberea for quite a long time. Joined many community based groups. Started some groups myself. But the community feeling I have here in RTI India, which I joined just a few days ago, is a never before experience. As soon as I entered, I was welcomed cordially and there are so many helping hands for any kind of querries. It's amazing. RTI is such a powerful instrument. In fact after going through the articles and threads in RTIIndia, I think it is a magic key to open

sajeev

sajeev

 

Chinese make meters

Dear Sir, Can the Chinese Made Meters be provided to the domestic consumers of Indraprastha Gas Limited(IGL)? Earlier only ISI mark meters were used for the consumers. Who takes this decision what meters are to be used for billing purposes to the consumers? This question was posed to IGL , where no reply was received. Similar meters may be used by other service providers also, which may be the reason for abnormal meter readings being charged to the helpless consumers.

ssen123

ssen123

 

Unwanted informations are being supplied by PIO`s

In number of applications of me and my other friends I came to know that the PIO`s are supplying unwanted information to kill the time. The otherwise intension is there after that CIC is not punishing such PIO`s. If my friends want transparency and accountability in society we must make efforts to punish such public authorities supplying unwanted informations.

sngupta

sngupta

 

Passport issue: Process stuck at police verification; the police officer wants bribe

Hi All,   I applied for a passport through the regional passport office, Hyderabad on April 2, 2008. The police officer called me on April 11, 2008 to inform that he would come for the verification in a day or two.   Since the last week, i have been trying to get in touch with him and today finally I traced him down. My circle is Asif Nagar. I asked him about the status of my police verification and he said its pending as there are many earlier requests (since Janaury and Feburary) that he

hintthere

hintthere

 

Shoe Don't Fit in this world...

This was a terrible trip for me to New Delhi. I had a plan to buy a good pair of shoes this time when the ministry called me up for a meeting. I was very enthusiastic to hear that delhi is running with sale and every shop owner would oblige you with a hefty discount. The day I ended up with official session, I landed up in Shipra Mall hoping to get my pair of shoes. To my surprise, they did not had any for me. I ended up the whole two days at 2 other Malls, South Extension, Khan Market, Ansal

Shrawan

Shrawan

 

The role of Middlemen in RTI?

This refers to the news article posted here: PM cautions against emergence of 'middlemen' in use of RTI Act     On the first anniversary of the RTI Act the Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh, had cautioned against the emergence of 'professional middlemen' in the use of this Act as has been seen in some countries and also encouragement of rivalry among stakeholders of this nascent law.   I would rather say that 'Middlemen' have very important role to play in effective implementation of RTI A

Shrawan

Shrawan

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