Monthly Archives: July 2014

You can’t seek information from a Cooperative Society directly

information from a Cooperative Society directlyThe RTI applicant sought the information from a Cooperative Society which are not a Public Authority, under Delhi Cooperative Society Act,. Central Information Commission advised to the registrar, not to register any petition if the Appellant seek information from a Cooperative Society directly without following steps as per the RTI act. If you have want to file RTI online, visit this guide to learn about filing RTI Online.

Although the Commission noted that the information sought by the appellant can be enforced under Sec 2 (f), which states as follows:

“information” means any material in any form, including records, documents, memos, e­mails, opinions, advices, press releases, circulars, orders, logbooks, contracts, reports, papers, samples, models, data material held in any electronic form and information relating to any private body which can be accessed by a public authority under any other law for the time being in forceRead more ›




You have the right to detailed medical records about your treatment from hospital-CIC

right to detailed medical recordsThe Patient has a right to detailed medical records and Hospital Authorities have a duty to provide the same under Right to Information Act, 2005, Consumer Protection Act, 1986, the Medical Council Act and world medical ethics. The Central Information Commission recommended Public Authority of Hospital to develop a time frame mechanism of disclosure of medical records to patients or their relatives with safeguards for privacy and confidentiality of the patient. Extending principle derived from Articles 21 and 19 of our Constitution, a consumer of medical services too has a right to know what treatment was given to him/her, what were the reports of diagnostic tests, what were the opinions expressed by doctors or specialists, why he/she was kept in hospital etc. Consumer’s right to information extends both to the products and services, including medical service. Read more ›




Evolve a mechanism by which ration card holders are informed about the change of shop in advance

Change of Ration Card shopWhile hearing the case and issuing compensation and show cause notice, the Central Information Commission also recommended to the Public Authority, Food & Supply Dept., GNCTD Delhi to develop a mechanism by which ration cardholders are informed about the change of shop in advance so that they are not put to undue hardship. If you are looking to understand how to file RTI Online, use this Guide of our’s to learn about it.

The Commission with the powers vested under section 19(8)(b) of the RTI Act directs the Public Authority to compensate a sum of Rs.400/­ to the Appellant for the loss he suffered due to non­receipt of information within the stipulated time period. The then PIO was also directed to show­ cause as to why penalty under Section 20 should not be imposed upon him for non­ furnishing of information within the mandatory time­ period. Read more ›