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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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.
The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee has greeted teachers throughout the country on the eve of Teachers’ Day.
In a message, the President has said, “On the occasion of Teachers’ Day, I have great pleasure in extending my greetings and felicitations to teachers throughout the country.
Teachers’ Day is an occasion when we recognise the dedicated services of the teachers of our nation, who are engaged in building and strengthening the intellectual and ethical fou
Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi will release success stories of Right to Information Act, during a Programme to be held in October, to mark over 10 years of implementation of the transparency law enacted by the UPA government.
The RTI Act, which was enacted in 2005, mandates time- bound reply to citizens query on governance related matters.
The Department of Personnel and Training, which acts as nodal authority for the RTI Act, today wrote to chief of Administrative Training Institute
A lady from my village has filed a false case against me in BAR court and paid bribe of Rs 22000 to ASI Karan Singh and constable Nirmal Singh . As these are investigating officer.
They filed charge sheet against me as I have not paid bribe. Knowing that I am a defence person and will hardly get any time to follow day today status of case.
Sir , even I submitted a recording to SHO Ras in which son of opposite party accepted there mistake but latter on his son joined in fillin
You can get a good idea about an ideal CDR report by going through our collection of CDR samples for electrical engineer online.
To my knowledge, this is one of the best judgments favouring applicants stating that FAA as quasi judicial authority must give property of personal hearing as a mandate when the issue is connected with Civil Consequences. In one of SA's CIC decision, Hon'ble IC quoted this judgment and declared that FAA ordering without giving opportunity of personal hearing makes the orders illegal and Void ab initio. Several letters and RTI applications were made to DOPT RTI cell, and they have rejected the
Inspired by your article, I am submitting you a brief, and documents for your kind perusal and opinion to file
the writ petition in Delhi High Court for the inaction of the information commissioner, central information commissioner under RTI Act. Hopefully after having study you shall revert back to me with your opinion.
The relevant Point for consideration to challenge the orders of the Sh. Y.K. Sinha, Information Commissioner, Central Information Commission by filling the writ petition un
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!