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    How to inspect under rti ?

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    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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Critical Analysis of Supreme Court Judgements on the RTI Act, 2005 - Judgment 1: CBSE Vs. Aditya Bandopadhyay (2011) 8 SCC 497

Critical Analysis of Supreme Court Judgements on the RTI Act, 2005 By Shailesh Gandhi, Former Central Information Commissioner   Judgment 1: CBSE Vs. Aditya Bandopadhyay (2011) 8 SCC 497 The main issue before the Court: Whether an examinee's (Students) right to information under the RTI Act includes a right to inspect his evaluated answer books in a public examination and taking certified copies of the same. The examining body,-CBSE,- had claimed that it held the in

ashakantasharma

ashakantasharma

 

One year of RTI: Success stories

One year of RTI: Success stories Oct 11, 2006 13:53 IST   In Haryana A 70-old-woman gained access to files regarding pension and other benefits of her dead son — a Delhi Police constable who died in a road accident five years ago. Laxmi Devi of Bhiwani district had appealed to the Central Information Commission for access to notings in files pertaining to her son’s terminal benefits worth Rs 4 lakh. Laxmi was penniless after her son Anoop Singh’s death. Her daughter-in-law wa

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ashakantasharma

 

How I became an Information Commissioner ?

How I became an Information Commissioner ? AUGUST 28, 2017 BY SHAILESH GANDHI  Some friends wonder how I have the gall to be critical of the lack of process in selecting Information Commissioners, since they believe I must have resorted to influence and patronage for my selection. Let me detail the story of how i got selected: In the first week of August 2008 Arvind Kejriwal learnt that the government had decided on the names of four persons whom they would appoint as Central

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ashakantasharma

 

Right To Information Constricted

RTI constricted RTI usage and propagation is moving at a fast pace because of citizen enthusiasm and desire for accountable governance. The biggest gain has been in empowering individual citizens to translate the promise of ‘democracy of the people, by the people, for the people’ into a living reality.  The law as framed by Parliament has outstandingly codified this fundamental right of citizens. When framing the law cognizance had been taken of various landmark decisions of the Supreme Cou

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ashakantasharma

 

Misuse’ of Right to Information

'Misuse’ of RTI AUGUST 28, 2017 BY SHAILESH GANDHI  As an Information Commissioner who dealt with over 20000 cases I had the opportunity of interacting with a large number of RTI users and Public Information Officers (PIOs). Generally PIOs would refer to most applicants who file RTI applications regularly as blackmailers, harassers and those who were misusing RTI.  I would broadly divide those who filed a large number of RTI applications in the following categories: Those who

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ashakantasharma

 

Judiciary and RTI

Judiciary and RTI AUGUST 28, 2017 BY SHAILESH GANDHI The Supreme Court of India consistently held from 1975 to 2005 that RTI is a fundamental right of citizens. However certain decisions and pronouncements of the Courts in the last four years could weaken this powerful fundamental right. These should be discussed by RTI users and the legal fraternity: Challenging decisions of the Information Commission and stay orders:  The law provides for no appeals against the decisions of

ashakantasharma

ashakantasharma

 

RTI Success Stories

RTI File notings helps 70-yr-old uses RTI to get dead son’s records Posted by rtiact2005 on August 5, 2006 70-yr-old uses RTI to get dead son’s records New Delhi, PTI: A 70-year-old woman from Haryana has used the Right To Information Act to gain access to files regarding the pension and other benefits of her son, a Delhi Traffic Police constable who was killed in a road accident over five years ago. A 70-year-old woman from Haryana has used the Right To Information Act

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ashakantasharma

 

RTI Success Stories - Vikaspedia.in

This village has finally tasted the power of RTI: For about two years, Suvarana Bhagyawant made rounds of the panchayat office to get her grandfather's death certificate. Every time, the official there would tell her to come later or pay a bribe of Rs 500 to get the work done. Suvarana, a resident of the Ambhegaon village, needed the certificate so that her grandmother could apply for the widow pension scheme. Finally, Suvarana filed a query under the Right to Information (RTI) Act. Sh

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ashakantasharma

 

RTI Fillings in India - Detailed Explanation

Right to Information Act 2005 mandates timely response to citizen requests for government information. It is an initiative taken by Department of Personnel and Training, Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions to provide a–RTI  Portal Gateway to the citizens for quick search of information on the details of first Appellate Authorities,PIOs   etc. amongst others, besides access to RTI related information / disclosures published on the web by various Public Authorities under the gove

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ashakantasharma

 

RTI Fillings in India

Procedure of filing an RTI In India:   The necessary requisites of an application filed under the RTI Act are: The aspirant must be the civilian of India. . The request must cover the details of facts and figures required. The proof of payment of application fee should be hemmed in. The address of the aspirant should be accessible for directing a reply. Private particulars excluding those essential for communicating an applicant are not required to be stated.

ashakantasharma

ashakantasharma

 

How to Stop Corruption ?

How to Stop Corruption?  Corruption is one of the most disruptive problems faced by the world and it needs to stop without further damage to the humanity so as to have a better future for the coming generation. Corruption is a disease, a cancer that eats into the cultural, political and economic fabric of society, and destroys the functioning of vital organs. In the words of Transparency International, “Corruption is one of the greatest challenges of the contemporary world. It undermines

ashakantasharma

ashakantasharma

 

Caste - Sub Caste information

Hello,   I have asked the information of the Caste - Sub Caste information of employees recruited in government organisations, but CPIO/ FAA/ CIC has denied the request by stating that the following request is exempted from disclosure as no larger interest is established and it’s a third party information which cannot be disclosed under section 8 (J).   Kindly give some references of CIC / High Court / Supreme Court Case Numbers for the same query by which I can pursue my case forward to Hig

Harender_Singh

Harender_Singh

 

Third Party Information(Caste-Sub Caste Certificate for Government Employees)

Hello, I have asked the information of the Caste - Sub Caste information of employees recruited in government organisations, but CPIO/ FAA/ CIC has denied the request by stating that the following request is exempted from disclosure as no larger interest is established and it’s a third party information which cannot be disclosed under section 8 (J).   Kindly give some references of CIC / High Court / Supreme Court Case Numbers for the same query by which I can pursue my case forward to High C

Harender_Singh

Harender_Singh

 

Speed Post being returned by the PIO

I have lodged numerous RTI applications all by Speed Post. Today I find myself in a tricky position where I don't know what my next Step Should be.   I had posted an RTI application to the Revenue Department PIO/SDM of Delhi which was mysteriously returned, with no comments. I have lodged a Complaint with the Chief Postmaster General, Delhi & have kept that envelope intact.   Again I sent the same RTI application to the PIO/SDM by Speed Post. It appears I will face the same fate, as t

333-SSS

333-SSS

 

Failure of Non Updating New Delhi Municipal Council website

Re: Failure of Non Updating New Delhi Municipal Council website   Quote Originally Posted by vkgarg Under the provisions of section 4(1)© required to publish all relevant facts while formulating important policies or announcing the decisions which affects public; (d) provide reasons for its administrative or quasi-judicial decisions to affected persons Since NDMC in persuance of council resolution no.21(H-03)dated 22.7.2009 followed by another resolution in council meeting no.1/2013-14 date

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vkgarg

 

How to file a RTI application for Municipal Plans in Maharashtra?

The RTI application is to be addressed as follows: To, You can either visit the ward and submit it to its Dispatch Section and take an acknowledgment on the photocopy of your RTI application, or You can mail it by Speed Post, track its delivery on Indiapost website on internet and when it shows delivered take a print out of the track report and preserve it as a proof of delivery of your RTI application. In Maharashtra, the best way to pay RTI application fees is to paste a

Sunil Ahya

Sunil Ahya

 

Please guide me to draft my RTI in a good manner

I want to file an RTI in my department regarding rules on TA/DA bill produced during joining at a new place on transfer. I want to ask the following information as stated, please guide me through this.   Please supply me the following information with respect on request transfer of an employee from a Hard/ Very Hard/ NER station.   1. Please provide me with the information, if there are any set of guidelines regarding the transport of luggage during one’s joining at a station.   2. Please

urviyad

urviyad

 

Thank you RTI

Dear Sir /Madam, Thank you for providing me exact support within timeline and good follow up. Very nicely got required information. Very convenient way.... Thanks and Regards Mahesh B W

maheshbw

maheshbw

 

RTI is Good Modern way of choice for all people to Know about Information.

Dear All, Thank you and congratulations for such great initiative of Right to Information,,, The Right to Information Act, 2005 is considered to be one of the leading welfare oriented laws in Indian society. Openness to the Information.. ‘Openness’ means measures and access to public as transparent and participatory to the surrounding community as information. With the influence as of data about Information possible, and to strengthen the general trust in public organization. measures i

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