Mere pendency of investigation / enquiry is not sufficient justification by itself for withholding the information. It must be shown by the Central Public Information Officer  (CPIO) that the disclosure of the information would ‘impede’ or even on a lesser …

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In a significant decision Central Information Commission (CIC) has ruled that unless proved that record was destroyed as per the prescribed rules of destruction/ retention policy, it is deemed that record continues to be held by public authority. The decision …

Claim that a file is missing or is not traceable has no legality under RTI Read more »

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