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    How to inspect under rti ?

    By jps50

    I have compiled guidelines to be followed while undertaking inspection of records under RTI. The same is attached herewith. GUIDELINES FOR INSPECTION UNDER RTI 1. Even if you do not desire to carry out an actual inspection of records, invariably request as under in RTI application: This will have deterring effect on PIO against providing false information. 2.  If you are not very conversant with the language of record or have any other disability, please also add the follow
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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

    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

    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

    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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Rti Application For Central Govt Info

THE RIGHT TO INFORMATION ACT 2005   APPLICATION FOR OBTAINING INFORMATION   Please use format and guidelines as per attachment.I have revised format as per amendment to RTI Rules effective from 31-07-2012

jps50

jps50

 

First Appeal For Central Govt:guidelines

Guidelines for filing FIRST APPEAL for Central Govt. Information   1. First appeal has to be filed within 30 days from date of receipt of decision of CPIO by the applicant with First Appellate Authority [FAA].   If no reply is received within 30 days [35 days if application is lodged with ACPIO] from the date of receipt by CPIO [ACPIO], then first appeal has to be filed within 30 days from the date when reply was due from CPIO.   2. Find out name, designation and address of first appellat

jps50

jps50

 

First Appeal For Central Govt:format

The Right to Information Act, 2005       First Appeal for Central Govt.     I.D. No_________ Date: _________ [For office use]     To,   The First Appellate Authority under RTI Act Dept/Office___________________ REGD AD _______________________         Sir,       As I am aggrieved by decision/no decision of Central Public     Information Officer, I hereby file this appeal for your kind decision.   1. Details of appellant   1.1 Full Name :   1.2. F

jps50

jps50

 

Second appeal/Complaint to CIC:format

The Right to Information Act, 2005     Appeal/Complaint before   CENTRAL INFORMATION COMMISSION August Kranti Bhavan, Bhikaji Kama Place, NEW DELHI 110066     Appeal / Complaint No. ________dated__________ [For office use only]     As I am aggrieved by decision/no decision of Central Public   Information Officer and/or First Appellate Authority, I hereby   file this appeal/complaint for your kind decision.   1. Details of appellant/complainant   1.1 Full Name:   1.

jps50

jps50

 

Shocking Info: Can RTI help

Seeing a report on Makkal TV this evening reminded me of the tension Sandra Bullock goes through when she finds a bridge supposedly complete has a wide gap in between. Today's report showed that Rs.1.5 crores had been sanctioned for mulberry cultivation, production of silkworms and construction of residential buildings for the workers/farmers/labourers. However no funds were in reality distributed for the purposes defined and the land shown in the report was full of weeds, undergrowth sporting

sarjan

sarjan

 

Right To Information Act Is In Force Since 1995

The official web site of Director General Service Tax, Department of Revenue, Ministry of Finance, Govt. of India. Under the heading RTI Act have shown the RTI Act 2005 as the RTI Act 1995. One is not sure how can a department which is not aware about the date of enactment of Right To Information can provide correct and authentic information sought from it under the so called act.   I am providing a link to the site for those who may be interested in having a look at it or seek any clarificat

bahl_ajay

bahl_ajay

 

Joining as Community Builder at RTI India

It has been a great experience for me to join here the world of RTI India. I had been member of RTI India from september 2006, but never came back back to see what was happening here from the past 1 or more year.   But to my surprise this community has grown leaps and bounds, which I had never imagined. It is not just the success of RTI India team but that of Right to Information.   I thank RTI India team for accepting me as member of the RTI India Community Builder and I am sure I would ma

mohitgarg

mohitgarg

 

TA/DA for attending 2nd Appeals

Whether TA/DA incurred is reimbursible to attend 2nd appeals.I have 3 second appeals pending with SIC,Orissa state and I have to travel 1200kms to attend.Can I claim TA/DA perticularly if my appeal sustains for which I am very optimistic.

TSBehera

TSBehera

 

Integrity and Climb Up the Seniority Ladder

Like I had written earlier on MN VIJAYKUMAR,he belongs to an extinct species as for as his cadre is concerned.Having said that,its extremely difficult to make objective comments based purely on sensational newspaper news.But it is a well known fact that senior you rise in center services,more and more transfers await you when you try to follow a less trodden path.You not only have to set examplary moral example,but also need to excel professionally,have pleasent disposition,should imbibe a sense

opsharma

opsharma

 

Previous attachments of Posts unavailable

This is to inform you all that due to server movement, we are not able to re-upload the attachements made in the posts. The error will only be noticed once you download the attachement.   WE are trying to rectify the same and once done, I would inform in my blog.

Shrawan

Shrawan

 

Suggestion required

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

johnsonnirmal

johnsonnirmal

 

New Blogging Segment at RTI India

I would like to inform you all that RTI India has new Blogging segment which is much stable and organised. It will further provide all our members tools to start their own blog.   The bad news is that we are not yet been able to transfer all the blogs made previously by our esteemed RTI India Bloggers.   We do hope to revive the earlier blog posts after server stability and new technologies.   I apolozise all our active RTI India Bloggers for the temporary setup due to movement of server f

Shrawan

Shrawan

 

Seeking Information In Rti A Costly Affair

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

bahl_ajay

bahl_ajay

 

Upgradation and server change underway

I am upgrading and changing the server. This will cause downtime to varying degrees.   Unfortunately I could not inform prior to the task.   Kindly bear with me for some time till the upgrade is finished. Many of the features have been disabled and many are removed.   The full list would be online once the upgrade is finished.

Shrawan

Shrawan

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