Jump to content

Blogs

Featured Entries

  • 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.
    • 0 comments
    • 984 views
  • 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
    • 5 comments
    • 8,746 views
  • jps50

    32 Reasons why Information Commissioners do not impose penality

    By jps50

    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 comment
    • 2,151 views
  • 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
    • 5 comments
    • 8,997 views
  • ashakantasharma

    How to Stop Corruption ?

    By ashakantasharma

    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
    • 0 comments
    • 1,045 views
 

Implementation of Golden Law RTI Act: Need of Hour

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.   with

prasad.dhirendra

prasad.dhirendra

 

Jurisdiction of CIC/SIC in applying Section 8(1)(d/e) & 8(2)

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

rameshverma

rameshverma

 

Indian banks association public authority or not

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

naickers

naickers

 

BMC not bothered to provide information even after SIC order.

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) 4. C

suntan

suntan

 

Please Suggest and advise me to defend my position (CIC Hearing)

Hi,   Thanks to RTI …..everyone for their support and guidance to file second appeal to Central information commission.   CIC fixed the date for hearing. Please give some suggestions and advise which can help me to defend my position.   First time I am going to attain the CIC Hearing. So I have no idea about allowable time frame to defend my position and what are point I need to first place.   Please guide me.   Thanks

kaibalyarout

kaibalyarout

 

Knowingly Giving False/Misleading/Incorrect/Obstructing/Destroying information - Application of Section 20 (1) & (2) of RTI Act

In the aforesaid circumstances, the remedy lies in setting in motion the Appellate Process/Supervisory Jurisdiction of the Information Commission as prescribed under the Act. In order to corroborate the authenticity of documents supplied, if there is a reason to doubt, the applicant may file another query with the PIO requesting inspection of the relevant documents so as to gauge the efficacy of his apprehension regarding the supplied documents being false or misleading. This will help the queri

rameshverma

rameshverma

 

Observation - Clarification by Full Bench of CIC regarding "Public Authority" and "Authority"

The expression ‘public authority’ has been defined u/s 2 (h) of the RTI Act but the word ‘authority’ has not been defined under the said Act. In fact, the word ‘authority’ has not been defined under any law for the time being in force. Therefore, the word ‘authority’ requires to be construed as per the rulings of constitutional courts. It may be apt to mention that in Som Prakash Rekhi vs. Union of India (1981) 1 SCC 449, the Supreme Court observed as follows:- “27. Control by Government of th

MANOJ B. PATEL

MANOJ B. PATEL

 

RTI Second Appeal: How Central & State Information Commissioners (CIC / SIC) screw it up

RTI Second Appeal: How Central & State Information Commissioners (CIC / SIC) screw it up   Appellants have come to accept some of the below-mentioned ways of dealing with 2nd Appeals as legitimate, as the entire system is not working. But these are really instances of dereliction of duty by CICs and SICs, whose duties are defined in not only Sections 18, 19 and 20, but also in the entire RTI Act! They are paid fat salaries and given huge privileges to uphold RTI Act in its entirety, and no

D.T.RATHAVA

D.T.RATHAVA

 

The truth of an Air India Flight an Untold story, a blessing in disguise !

The truth of an Air India Flight an Untold story, a blessing in disguise ! On Sunday evening 13th July 2014 , the Air India's flight AI-144, a B-777, was ready for a routine flight from Newark to Mumbai with 300 passengers and 15 crew. The weather in New Jersey was heavy passing showers here and there.   It was a routine departure at about 5 pm (local time) for a long 15-16 hrs flight to Bombay now Mumbai. The aircraft naturally was at its maximum take off weight, as it was fully loaded w

journalist

journalist

 

Scope of Section 8 (1)(j) of The RTI Act, 2005- 'Privacy' as abuse for claiming exemption

Scope of Section 8 (1)(j) of The RTI Act, 2005- 'Privacy' as abuse for claiming exemption     INTRODUCTION   Section 8(1)(J) of the Right to Information Act, 2005 (Hereinafter called 'The Act') provides that notwithstanding anything contained in this Act, there shall be no obligation to give any citizen-   “Information which relates to personal information the disclosure of which has not relationship to any public activity or interest, or which would cause unwarranted invasion of the priv

D.T.RATHAVA

D.T.RATHAVA

 

Panchayat budget grants and Panchayat Works Expenditure

Often advice is sought about seeking information from Panchayat or Municipality Budget Grants, Development Works including funds used from Central and State sponsored employment guarantee schemes, MP/MLA LAD funds etc. Help and advice is also sought about seeking information to ascertain whether Municipality / Panchayat authorities are utilising funds as planned or contracts awarded are executed as per schedule. In such cases, it is necessary to seek details of budget grant and the expenditure

RAVEENA_O

RAVEENA_O

 

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

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

Sunil Ahya

Sunil Ahya

 

PIO Acts that makes you hate RTI ACT

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

Priya De

Priya De

Four Biggest Mistakes you can avoid in your RTI Application

Four Biggest Mistakes you can avoid in your RTI Application

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

Priya De

Priya De

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use & Privacy Policy