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
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
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
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
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
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
ONE SRI TAPAN DAS OF DHEKIAJULI WARD NO. 3 FILED AN RTI APPLICATION AT THE DHEKIAJULI MUNICIPALITY BOARD SEEKING THE DOCUMENTS SUBMITTED BY THE OWNER OF THE LAXMI RICE MILL FOR GETTING PERMISSION TO ESTABLISH A RICE MILL IN THE THICKLY RESIDENTIAL AREA OF MANOJULI, DHEKIAJULI. BUT THE PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER OF DHEKIAJULI MUNCIPALITY BOARD DID NOT FURNISHED THE INFORMATION TO THE RTI APPLICANT IN THE STIPULATED TIME PERIOD. THEREFORE THE RTI APPLICANT FILED AN APPLICATION TO THE STATE
Gujarat Information Commission has change the Location New Address is below:
GUJARAT INFORMATION COMMISSION,
State Level Offices Block No. 1 Second Floor, Sector-10 A, Gandhinagar-382010
TEL : +91 79 232 52706, 52966, Fax No: 52829
Web Site : htpp://gic.gujarat.gov.in
Names/Designations of the Public Information Officer & Appellate Officer
Public Relations Officer & Section Officer
Name: Mr. J. A. Saiyad
Phone No. 079-232-
We must know our Hon'ble Member of Parliament daily routine. But unfortunately, you may not get that information from MP Office. They do not come under Right to Information Act.
But yes, you can get the details of the work Member of Parliament has undertaken by various means. Here are few:
1. Request General Administrative Department of the State Government to give you all the correspondence an MP has written to State Government for his constituency related work. You can get the reply
In Nagpur (Maharashtra), one pre-primary i.e. Nursery to KG-II convent is started in residential area of Nagpur Improvement Trust which later on upgraded up-to 5 th standered. Now this school named Shishuspandan Convent is now become school from nursery to 5 th std. This school has only four class rooms without sufficient ventilation, no sufficient play ground, no emergency existence etc . In short this school is not as per the norms. This school cum residence has common wall with
Haryana Govt has amended RTI rules from 18-03-2016 and revised rules are as under:
HARYANA RIGHT TO INFORMATION RULES 2009 AMEDNDED 2016
[2005 rules replaced by 2009 on 21-12-2009 effective from 01-01-2010]
[Again amended on 18-03-2016 –filing fee reduced to Rs.10/-, CD Rs.50 and inspection first hour free and thereafter Rs.5/- per hour or part thereof beyond first hour]
The rules provide for a format for application under RTI Act called Form-A, which
Dear Learned Members,
Kindly help me draft a RTI on the following matter:-
There's a culvert situated near a railway crossing and it is in a dilapidated condition in my town, the culvert causes immense traffic jams during railway crossing as it was built 3-4 decades ago, the width is not idle to bear the heavy traffic of present day. Everyday there's a risk of fatal mishap owing to the jams.
Few days back I met the Engineer in Charge (PWD) of the area, questioning him the reason fo
A Reserve Bank of India was not replying to me for 6 months. I sent him the enclosed decision of Delhi High Court , on damages on Govt. Officials for inaction, and the reply came in 1 day.
We should circulate this decision widely to all members so that all can take advantage of this decision.
I wish all the members of this community a very happy and prosperous new year 2016.
Although I am appearing before you after a long gap due to some personal problems but ultimately I realized the implementation and efforts for saving the golden law is very much essential from our side. So, on this new year 2016; I hope, expect and trust that we will fight against the forces who were adamant to snatch the golden law from citizenry. Let us pledge to work hard to propagate the RTI Act.
The general idea centres around the proposition that it is the responsibility of PIO to get the opinion of Competent Authority/Public Authority so as to satisfy the requirement of disclosure of information in larger public interest or if the disclosure outweighs harm to the protected information. If the issue is so simple, then it is plain that a PIO on his own volition has to make out a case for disclosure on behalf of the applicant and the applicant is relieved of his duty to plead his case w
Senior activists may please clarify: Nationalized and scheduled Banks in India are members of the Indian Banks Association. The Dearness Relief payable to employees of the member Banks including the Pensioners are notified by IBA to member Banks. Can the IBA decline to provide details of Dearness Relief intimated over the past twenty years on the Ground that IBA is not a public authority as defined in the Act. Regards
I have asked following information from BMC and reply received after 66 days are attached with this.
1. Scale of pay for BMC school teacher as per 5th and 6th pay commission with copy of settlemet.
2. Arrears of payment dues for BMC staff joined as school teacher in 1991 with basic salary of Rs. 1090.00 and in May 2015 Rs. 16020.00 ( with break-up).
3. Reason for delay in payment of arrears to the staff ( action Likely to be taken against concerned official)