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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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  • jps50

    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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  • ashakantasharma

    What are some of the shocking, weirdest, silliest RTI requests made in India?

    By ashakantasharma

    What are some of the shocking, weirdest, silliest RTI requests made in India? As Abraham Lincoln said “Government is of the people, by the people, for the people” The government is our servant and we have no duty to explain why we seek information from them. The government holds all the information in our behalf, in trust. Like a banker can’t ask you why you want to see your bank account statement, similarly the government can’t deny if you ask them how they are governing our country.
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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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  • 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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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

CHITTABARIK

CHITTABARIK

 

A n unstable govt and the RTI. Where both stand?

Take the example of TN. I filed an RTI in the month of August 2016. Then so many twists and turn in the state with the death of the then CM till now no one actually accepts there is a govt running.. even i asked PIO to return my application along with attachments but so far no good. Can I go to justice? please advise..

bashwin

bashwin

 

Public Authority Websites which do not have RTI PIO Information yet

It would be interesting know how many PIOs are still not doing voluntary disclosures. Here is a collection of websites that I came across which do not have PIO details. I will keep updating this list for the benefit of all. You can also contribute/correct by messaging me:     Central -------         State - Andhra Pradesh ---------------------- Crime Investigation Department PPP Cell, Finance Department APNRT Society AP State Agro-Industries Development Corporation

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Lawyero

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