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.
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
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
सड़क निर्माण में भ्रष्टाचार ना हो और पारदर्शिता के लिए आप चाहे तो निर्माण स्थल से #RTI के तहत निर्माण कार्य का सैंपल लेकर लैब में टेस्टिंग के लिए दे सकते है। http://rtiindia.org
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
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?
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???
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
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..
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:
State - Andhra Pradesh
Crime Investigation Department
PPP Cell, Finance Department
AP State Agro-Industries Development Corporation
I had sought some key information from the PIO, total 8 RTI's but the PIO never bothered to reply. I filed first appeal, thereafter second appeal and complaint to the information commission. It is now almost 21 months now, the case has come for hearing at information commission. In the meantime, the PIO was transferred and new PIO has joined the post. I had approached the new PIO to receive the pending RTI information. But the new PIO (present one) ignored me and said i am helpless and deffered
Sent RTI application to P.I.O commissioner Patiala, mini secretariat, Patiala
for information regarding date of registration of power of attorney.
PIO replied as the information is more than 20yrs old so that can not be supplied.
copy of reply attached in punjabi.
please guide under RTI act any ruling that old record information more than
20yrs can not be supplied.
Any judgement regarding this.
p k gupta
Bombay HC upholds CIC order directing UoI to furnish BARC employee's annual appraisal report
For those of the members who do not find time to open the link and go through, relevant extract:
The bench of Justice RM Savant and Justice SS Jadhav examined Section 8(1)(a) of the said Act and noted:“It is well settled that the process of appraising an employee’s performance and communicating the same is with a view to give an opportunity to the employee to correct himself or improve himself and a
ATM fraud prevention, mobile fraud prevention:
There were many queries on ATM frauds and the following article published in MSN net work news letter may guide preventive steps by members.
ATM fraud prevention, mobile fraud prevention: Here's how to keep your money safe
Sample this: Around 200 people have lost Rs 10 lakh to ATM fraud over the past one week in Bangalore, according to a report. Fraudsters, in fact, used advanced card skimmers to read debit and credit card data during u
1. The PIO has not provide information against point no. xx, xx etc. of the RTI application.
2. The PIO has declined information against point no. xx of the RTI application by merely quoting the exemption to information under section 8(1)(h) / 8(1)(j) of the RTI Act, 2005 without giving meaningful justification for arriving at that reason for denial.
This is against letter and spirit of RTI Act.
Please find the following persuasive precedents wherein the concerned authorities have
In 2008 release of adhoc promotion was given to me as per the Judgement in Writ no. 1614 of 2008 and I was given the copy of the note approved by CMD as information sought under RTI. Now on getting acquitted in 2014 the Bank did not release the promotion held in sealed cover since 1993 as per the set procedure which was against the judgment of 2008. This forced me to file a Contempt of Court writ in October, 2015 which is pending for hearing. Threatened by the said Writ, the Bank released the pr
I am unable to get the conditions prescribed by GoI and GoTamil Nadu to declare a person is economically backward. There is Below poverty line crieteria fixed by the State and Central Govt. TN state issues caste certificate and income certificate through online application. Filing RTI ad general represenation did not give any result. Can any one help to get the conditions and money income for economically backward by GoI and other states ?
VERIFICATION OF MARK SHEET /CERTIFICATE ISSUED BY EDUCATION INSTITUTES
Respected members of the group, after pursuing a degree with hefty sum, time comes when we fell doubt in the genuineness of certificates/mark sheets issued by university. Here is collection of certain Universities and procedure to be followed for verification of Mark sheets /Certificates issued by respective University.
*All documents pertaining to various University are attached herewith
AIM OF BLOG: As certain people of this forum have doubt about issues related to Driving License. This blog will be helpful for them to a great extent. In this blog one will get the procedure for the following details:
(a) ISSUE OF NEW DRIVING LICENSE
(b) ISSUE OF DUPLICATE IN CASE OF LOSS/THEFT ETC
Form for Driving License
Form 1. = Self-declaration of Medical fitness.
Form 1A = Medical certificate (Required in case of commercia
sir, how to go ahead if time limit for appeal is not adhered to by applicant due to unavoidable circumstances? due to recent situations in Tamil Nadu since an year due to rain havoc, poilitical disturbances etc,, the entire system seems to be sleeping. how to wake it up? even i wrote a letter to the concerned pio, that if not willing to reply to kindly return my application. can i go in consumer forum for lack of service? please advise. thanking you..
Thank You G.L.N Prasad and Raveena Madam for the initial support.
I highly appreciate it!!!
Railway board has officially declared that in the case of spouse ground (and others), 5 years service period is not mandatory.
Although, I had not received the RTI reply till now.
Thanks alot RTI India forum.
Please find out the details of Approval of University and study centres for conducting various courses under Correspondence/distance or Regular mode. While checking validation check for Year of validation and courses for which approval has been given to that university by UGC/DEB to conduct the said course at study centres. Before taking admission check for approval status of study centre too.
Details in the Blog:
(i)Approval to universities to conduct courses in correspondence/Distanc
Respected members of the group, After pursuing a degree with hepty sum, time comes when we fell doubt in the genuinity of certificates/marksheets issued by university. Here is collection of Universities and procedure to be followed for verification of Marksheets/Certificates issued by Respective University.
Here is also a special link to consulate General of India Dubai www.cgidubai.org for job aspirants going abroad(Dubai) for verification of certificates/marksheets and procedure.
Hey jay if you are familiar with RTI can you tell me if i can get building approval plan of tge next house which is being constructed without proper setbacks and is not disclosing the building approval plan
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.
Originally posted here!
I am thinking to develop the functioning of government employees in various departments of states and center. As I have made contribution to follow up with government for paperless working in Vehicle registration and DL issuance.
I need supports from the experts to support in provisioning of issues faced by public in departments which may be correct technically putting administrative efforts.
You may write comments and message on drafting of RTI Application and consulting the concerns / issues faced by partners.