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),
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
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
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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To get an information from the Kuzhithurai Municipality, as suggested by my lawyer I made an application on prescribed form to The Tahsildar, Vilavancode Taluk, Kuzhithurai on 24.01.2008 along with a DD for Rs.50/- . The Tahsildar forwarded the application and the DD to the Commissioner, Kuzhithurai Municipality on 08.02.08 sending the carbon copy of his covering letter to me. On 06.03.08, I received a letter from the Commissioner dated 28.02.2008 requesting me for a fresh DD favoring him. For w
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In application form the preferred mode of receiving the required information by the applicant and the cost involved are not provided. In such case in which mode can we expect (registered post / ordinary post / by hand)?:rolleyes:
The CIC (management) Regulations 2007 says that
"Before submitting an appeal or complaint to the Commission, the appellant or the complainant shall cause a copy of the appeal or complaint, as the case may be, to be served on the CPIO/PIO and the Appellate Authorities and shall submit a proof of such service to the Commission".
Is is mandatory for the appellant to send the copies of the appeal or complaint to the PIO and the AA before submitting the appeal to the CIC. and also does one have
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