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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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  • 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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  • Sunil Ahya

    Kindly do not worry about the exemptions at the stage of filing a RTI application.

    By Sunil Ahya

    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
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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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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

ashakantasharma

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

ashakantasharma

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

ashakantasharma

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

vkgarg

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

maheshbw

maheshbw

pollution complaint

i request learned members to help me in my endeavor below: all over the country there are clandestinely operating units washing waste PET bottles using enormous amount of water with caustic soda and the effulent is discharged untreated or treated using outdated equipments which only exist on paper seriously effecting marine life and human .there are no guidlines ,no checks.i want proper guidlines and proper checks to be enforced.how can i go about it,where do i go ,how do i start

lokeshgoel

lokeshgoel

Books on RTI that I've collected so far

You can ask me to check a point or case law from any of these books by messaging me at RTI India Forum. Please give me at least 2-3 weeks time to get back as I would be away from their location at times. This is a free service offered by me.   1. RTI Use & Abuse - Prof. Madabhushi Sridhar; First Edition, 2015; Allahabad Law Agency; ISBN: 978-93-81587-11-9.   2. Tilting the Balance of Power - Second Edition Jan 2017; RaaG SNS and Rajpal & Sons; ISBN: 9789350643921.   3. RTI ACT - Sa

Lawyero

Lawyero

Committee Meeting time inconvinient for only female Treasurer

Sirs, Our Chairman and secretary calls committee meeting every time during night time at 9.00 p.m. My wife is the only female office bearer in the committee. Many a time she has told not to conduct the committee meeting during night time as she feels inconvenient and uncomfortable, but they always keep the meeting on week days during night time at 9.00p.m. Sir, please let me know what she should do? M Sharma

A_2manmohan

A_2manmohan

Resignation of chairman and appointment of new chairman- not informed to registrar

Respected Sir, Our society Chairman has resigned and in his place a new person is appointed as a chairman of the society. Our Secretary did not inform this to the registrar. What may be the consequences of this? Is the appointment of New Chairman will be illegal? Can the new chairman sign on co-op hsg., socy balance Sheets??? What the Bye-Laws says???   Regards, MM Sharma

A_2manmohan

A_2manmohan

CONCESSIONS AND BENEFITS EXTENDED BY STATE GOVTS/UTs TO RETIRED AND SERVING DEFENCE PERSONNEL

I wish a Happy Independence Day to my entire country mate. On the eve of Independence Day, I dedicate this Blog to all serving and retired defence Personnel and their family and to all martyrs those dedicated their life for Independence of Mother India.   Though welfare of the ex-Servicemen (ESM) and their dependents is the joint responsibility of the Centre and the States/UTs, however, majority of the problems have to be resolved only by the States/UTs. As like the Kendriya Sainik Board at th

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CHITTABARIK


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    • WHAT AFTER DECISION BY CENTRAL/STATE INFORMATION COMMISSIONER

      There are a large number of instances, where the State Information Commissioners are passing orders contrary to the spirit and object of RTI Act and contradicting the laid down procedures. Another issue is the Public Authorities did not comply the decisions of CIC/SIC and the Information Commissions are not strict about enforcing penal provisions under section-20. The Information Seekers feel they were pushed to the dead end. There is a common feeling that no appeal lies against the decision of State Information Commissioner. Let us examine it.
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    • Instances that involve disclosure of sensitive information, it may be rationale for the CPIO to ask for citizenship proof
      Information Commissioner Divya Prakash Sinha held that seeking citizenship proof in case of demand of sensitive information is justified but seeking a signed copy of the application does not seem appropriate as the online portal does not mandate uploading of signatures.
       
      Sinha was hearing the plea of an Odisha-based RTI applicant who had sought from the Army information regarding implementation of rules under the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013 in all defence establishments.
      The Army did not provide any information to the applicant, the CIC noted. Akhand approached the Commission with a complaint that the central public information officer (CPIO) of the Army has demanded a signed copy of his online RTI application as well as identity proof before providing him the records.
      “In this regard, it may be noted that as far as CPIO’s request for citizenship proof is concerned, the same is not questioned as Commission in its prior decision(s) has held the view that Armed Forces stand on a slightly different footing as there may be instances that involve disclosure of sensitive information, and for such reasons it may be rationale for the CPIO to ask for citizenship proof,” Sinha noted.
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    • Shubham3303

      Shubham3303

      Hi,
      My mother maintains an account in Gramin Bank of Aryavart, Farrukhabad. During demonetisation period from 09/11/2016 to 31/01/2017, XX amount was deposited in the account. However, after a few months when passbook was updated it showed only a part of XX amount was deposited in the account. I have tried contacting bank, but they ask for deposit slip of that period which is primarily missing on my end. I would like to file RTI to know the details of my account to get back the balance amount pending. Since the deposit slip is missing on my end, bank must have routed the deposit amount to some account or should have details about the same. Kindly help me with the process to file RTI, whether online or offline. 
      Regards,
      Shubham
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    • damodard29

      damodard29

      Please help me with the update towards the lottery floated by the temple for sale which draw never published , In the state of Goa,
       
      Please help me with the information regards to this info need to be seeked to keep you the transparency and punish the culprits who are really involved !

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    • AMJED  KUTCHI

      AMJED KUTCHI

      EVERY STUDENTS OR ANY FILED PERSON SHOULD  FILE  ONE RTI IN ONE MONTH TO MAKE NATION STRONG TO MAKE GOOD FUTURE FOR YOUR YOUNG GERNATION  
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