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    Version Subhash v. SIC

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    Hon’ble High Court of Punjab and Haryana in the matter of Subhash v. State Information Commission, Civil Writ Petition No.17718 of 2014 (O&M) dated 26.7.2016 had held as under: “This Court is of the opinion that reliance upon the judgment of the Apex Court in Girish Ramchandra Deshpande's case (supra) in the facts and circumstances of the case was not justified. A perusal of the said judgment would go on to show that information sought was pertaining to personal matter of the service career and also details of assets and liabilities of the respondent which was sought under the Act. Resultantly, the Apex Court after examining Section 8(1)(j) of the Act came to the conclusion that the gifts which were accepted by the third respondent, his family members, friends and relatives which were found mention in the Income Tax Returns would be personal information which could be denied under the above said provisions. It was further held that copies of the memos, show cause notices and censure/punishment and details of the investments, lending and borrowing from Banks and other financial institutions could not be given to the applicant since it would amount to unwarranted invasion of privacy of the individual. In the present case as noticed from the application, no personal information as such is being sought for against any one officer. General detail of the corruption cases pending against the serving and retired public servants and as to whether in spite of registration of such corruption cases, the service benefits to such officers had been given or not and which officer had passed such orders were sought for. It is thus apparent that what is being sought is the information relating to corruption and it is not the information pertaining to a particular individual as such. The respondent- Commissioner, however, in spite of noticing the fact that the appellant had raised this issue has not given any valid reason while upholding the orders of authorities below and has only given a stamp of approval to the same. The Division Bench of this Court in First Appellate Authority-cum-Additional Director General of Police and another Vs. 7 of 11 *** Chief Information Commissioner, Haryana and another 2011 AIR (Punjab) 168 while noting the purpose of the Act, held that information pertaining to corruption is a relevant document and cannot be denied. It was held that such information leads to transparent administration which is antithesis of corruption.”
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    According to information obtained under RTI by Desai, the central government has spent Rs 632.18 crore on print media, Rs 475.11 crore on electronic media and Rs 208.54 crore on outdoor media. The information on how much money spent on the advertisement on foreign media is not available with the Bureau of Outreach and Communication. "It is shocking to see that central government spent almost Rs 1315.83 crore. Which means the government spends Rs 3.65 crore per day. That's a huge amount but they have given just Rs 600 crore to Kerala state which is in distress due to floods," said Desai.
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    Version KHANAPURAM GANDAIAH v. Officers

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    The Hon’ble Supreme Court of India in Khanapuram Gandaiah Vs. Administrative Officer and Ors. Special Leave Petition (Civil) No.34868 OF 2009 (Decided on January 4, 2010) had held as under: 6. “....Under the RTI Act “information” is defined under Section 2(f) which provides: “information” means any material in any form, including records, documents, memos, emails, opinions, advices, press releases, circulars, orders, logbooks, contracts, report, 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 force.” This definition shows that an applicant under Section 6 of the RTI Act can get any information which is already in existence and accessible to the public authority under law. Of course, under the RTI Act an applicant is entitled to get copy of the opinions, advices, circulars, orders, etc., but he cannot ask for any information as to why such opinions, advices, circulars, orders, etc. have been passed.” 7. “....the Public Information Officer is not supposed to have any material which is not before him; or any information he could have obtained under law. Under Section 6 of the RTI Act, an applicant is entitled to get only such information which can be accessed by the “public authority” under any other law for the time being in force. The answers sought by the petitioner in the application could not have been with the public authority nor could he have had access to this information and Respondent No. 4 was not obliged to give any reasons as to why he had taken such a decision in the matter which was before him.”
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    @G P Hello GP, Here I would like to suggest you for the Followups to be given in your case, As you are aware of the Government Officials and their nature for redressal of Complaints. Kindly mention the Previous complaint reference in the new application made to the Senior official or the District Magistrate for the Redressal of your Complaint. That will ensure that your complaint is being escalated to a higher authority for the followups. Thankyou.
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    ‘No expenditure has been incurred on (the) filming of the video posted by Shri Narendra Modi. The video was filmed at the Prime Minister’s Residence. The videography was done by the PMO cameraman. Nothing has been procured for the video,’ the PMO said. The 'Fitness Challenge' was started by Rathore on Twitter as part of the 'Hum Fit Toh India Fit' campaign on May 22.While taking up star cricketer Virat Kohli's 'Fitness Challenge', the Prime Minister on June 13 shared a video of him performing yoga on Twitter. Later, some reports said that Rs 35 lakh were spent on making the video.
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    Replying to an RTI query, ministry’s central public information officer (CPIO) Anand Prakash, also the deputy secretary, informed that he had directed the department of school education to take necessary action on the issues related to MHRD urgently, as directed by Madras HC. He also sent a copy of his reply to Dr Indrajit Khandekar, professor and in-charge of Clinical Forensic Medicine Unit (CFMU) at Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences (MGIMS), Sevagram. In the order, justice N Kirubalan had directed the central government to take a decision to introduce free and compulsory comprehensive sexuality education at the high school level. It should be done to enable students to understand gender identity, sexuality, age-related physical changes and problems, and to protect themselves from sexual advances and abuses. “India has its commitment under United Nations International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) Agenda 1994, affirming the sexual and reproductive rights (SRRs) of adolescents and young people as per Article 253 of the Constitution of India,” the judge had said.
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    Also, read the following blog: Guidelines for Inspection under RTI
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    Let us not make comparisons as expenses depend on various considerations. Compare this with past Govt expenditure. I personally feel that still most of the very good schemes ad'vertised by Government is still not known to even educated persons and advertisement purpose is not for publicity alone, to publicise those schemes that are helpful to common man. Comparing this publicity for sake of reaching to common man should not be compared by a natural calamity when central govt strictly stated that it is immediate assistance and further assistance can be sought on estimation of loss. The central government assistance through Navy and Army can not be converted to money. If you calculate such expenditure the expenditure exceeeds Rs.1000 crores.
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    In a reply to an RTI application, the Prime Minister’s Office has reportedly said that no expenditure was incurred for making the video. ‘No expenditure has been incurred on (the) filming of the video posted by Shri Narendra Modi. The video was filmed at the Prime Minister’s Residence. The videography was done by the PMO cameraman. Nothing has been procured for the video,’ the PMO said. The 'Fitness Challenge' was started by Rathore on Twitter as part of the 'Hum Fit Toh India Fit' campaign on May 22.While taking up star cricketer Virat Kohli's 'Fitness Challenge', the Prime Minister on June 13 shared a video of him performing yoga on Twitter. Later, some reports said that Rs 35 lakh were spent on making the video. View full entry
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    The RTI response revealed that year 2018-19 saw the number of illegal schools rise to 62. Of these 62, the maximum increase was seen in English medium schools — 49 schools compared to last year's 38. Thane is a hotbed of illegal schools, the number of which continues to increase every year, reveals an RTI (Right to Information) query. The RTI response revealed that year 2018-19 saw the number of illegal schools rise to 62. Of these 62, the maximum increase was seen in English medium schools — 49 schools compared to last year's 38. The RTI response revealed that year 2018-19 saw the number of illegal schools rise to 62. The number of illegal schools for the financial year 2017-18 was 55, as reported by DNA in April this year. And in 2016-17, there were 39 such schools in Thane. Of these 62, the maximum increase was seen in English medium schools — 49 schools compared to last year's 38. The number of illegal Hindi medium schools have grown to 10 from last year's eight. On the other hand, the number of illegal Marathi medium schools have declined from seven to three. Most of these illegal schools are in Mumbra, Kalwa and Diva. There are over 271 civic, government, aided, unaided and private recognised schools in Thane. And 184 are unaided but recognised private schools in Thane. When contacted Manish Joshi, deputy commissioner- education, TMC confirmed that such schools mushroom in Mumbra, Diva. "People want schools at their doorstep, and are least bothered to know whether it is legal or illegal," says Joshi. View full entry
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    Just think a while, Are the members in the forum from Collectors of waste KACHRA from ADARSH Colony ? How can members from the forum all over India can state such reasons when the problem is with AADARSH residents ? Make a complaint using CCTV footage continuously for a week. Prepare a short film, make a complaint to Nagar Nigam Ghaziabad. Nagar Nigam collects taxes from public. They are covered under Consumer Protection Act and Swach Bharat and get huge funds. Who is swindling ? Who are the culprits ? The supervisors or management with showing fake employees as outsourced and getting a cut in such payments made. The saying that the horse runs as per riders efficiency. Make a collective effort by involving media. Collect all such statistics through RTI, how many employees are on the job, how much amount was spent so far, how much garbage was collected, how much amount was generated from recycling garbage etc/.
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    If you have proofs take employees into confidence, get a shoot, take statements and then make a complaint to Labour commissioner and also complain to Ministry of Petroleum and Natural gas. They always think that they are great, priveleged and can purchase any thing, any one as the dealers / agents are mostly politicians, rich persons with good influence. A mere call by concerned Territory Manaer to their influential dealer can do many many things. They have least respect to law of the land, and maintain huge bad of counsels and pay indiscrimate legal fees to keep up their ego that they are powerful. To establish all this in oil companies in definitely a tedious task. Not that company, agency and employees are not aware of facts bug feigns ignorance. Just remember the comments of Supreme court judge when Ministry failed to file affidavit. If you can enlist full support andcan fight against thieir men, money, and machinery you may get part success. Involve Advocate specialist in labour matters, fix up the point of such deceit, and complain to Labour commissioner. Let me warn you they are powerful and if you are stubborn , then only you may find some success. Full success against this completly rules out.
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    The documents will be accepted if presented through the Centre’s DigiLocker or mParivahan online platforms. In response to a number of grievances/Right to Information applications received in the ministry where citizens have complained that the documents available in DigiLocker or the mParivahan app are not considered valid by the traffic police or the motor vehicles department,” the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways on Thursday issuedan advisory to all states to accept driving licence, vehicle registration certificate and other documents in electronic form, if presented through the Centre’s DigiLocker or mParivahan online platforms. These documents are to be considered the same as certificates issued by transport authorities. The advisory said that DigiLocker and mParivahan have the ability to pull a citizen’s documents into electronic form. The ministry added that the state authorities do not need to physically seize documents when they have to be impounded. The agencies can simply have the impounding reflected in the electronic database. View full entry
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    Punctuality of Delhi Metro trains: As per the data obtained through an RTI application, between 2013 and 2018, till the month of May, over 99 per cent train trips have been recorded on time. In the recent months, even though the ridership has fallen the punctuality of the Metro service has remained consistently good. According to an IE report, as per the data obtained through an RTI application, between 2013 and 2018, till the month of May, over 99 per cent train trips have been recorded on time. A Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) official was quoted in the report saying that a trip is said to be delayed if a train takes more than 60 seconds than the scheduled time in completing it. Other than train delays, the DMRC also records the number of trips that are cancelled. In 2018, till May, 377 trips have been cancelled. While, 709 trips were cancelled in 2013, 536 trips in 2014, 1,084 trips in 2015, 692 trips in 2016 and 783 trips in 2017. View full entry
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    Welcome to RTI INDIA- Online RTI. Please feel free to browse around and get to know the others. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask.
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    LUCKNOW: The Central government has provided categorized security cover to 308 persons, out of which 24 have been provided the highest Z-plus cover, according to the answer to an RTI query. As per information provided by S.C.L. Das, Joint Secretary in the Union Home Ministry to city-based activist Nutan Thakur, two dozen persons have been given Z-plus security, 59 persons have been given Z security, 109 have been given Y-plus, 34 have been given Y and 82 persons have been given X category security.
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    The malady is all this after computerization, wherein system automatically identifies the expired licenses one month before and issue printed notices, and the only thing Police has to do is just to sign and send it by Registered post. The notices also stipulate penalties per day. If Police really want they can do any thing when they can bring back deleted data from hard disks, mobiles and can retrieve conversations /SMS etc. Where there is a will there is a way. How unfortunate that the most negligent rti reminds Police of their responsibilities.
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    A reply to the poser under Right to Information (RTI) has revealed that at least 12 bars are operating orchestras without permission. Licences of these bars have not been renewed by Police Department but still the shady business is going on. In a reply to the poser under Right to Information (RTI) has revealed that at least 12 bars are operating orchestras without permission. Licences of these bars have not been renewed by Police Department but still the shady business is going on. This illegal act is also denting coffers of cash-starved Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC). Notably, the civic body receives Rs 50,000 per month from each orchestra bar towards licence charges. But since the licences of these orchestra bars have not been renewed, the NMC is being deprived of much needed Rs 6 lakh per month. The RTI reply further said that licences of these 12 dance bars lapsed 2-3 years back. Police had not renewed the licences of the dance bars but still many of these jaunts continue to run the dubious business. According to the RTI information, licence renewal time limit of Needos Bar and Restaurant, run by Rajiv Jaiswal, was till 2016. Similarly, Babjotsingh Khanduja’s Hotel Executive Club (India) Pvt Ltd was till 2015, Neeraj Gupta-run Hotel Madira Bhavan’s was till 2015, Dilbagsingh Gurdipsingh Sokhi’s Hotel Sarja Bar and Restaurant was 2015, time limit of Hotel Skylark of Mohabbatsingh Kapoorsingh Tuli was till 2015, Sutinderpalsingh Gurcharansingh Arora’s bar was till 2015, licence renewal time limit of Hotel Ace Digistronic Pvt Ltd of Baldeo Mohan Hirani was till 2016, Ramlu Kondya Sultan’s Hotel Green Bar and Restaurant was till 2015, Avinash Bhosale’s Hotel Lee Meredien was 2016, Bestek Hospitalities Pvt Ltd’s Radisson Blu was till 2015 and licence renewal time limit of Welcome Bar and Restaurant run by Mohit Premchand Gupta was till 2017. But even after lapse of licences of these dance bars, the orchestras and vulgar acts continue to attract elite clients. View full entry
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    Search in website PMO as they must have disclose the same under voluntary disclosure If it was not available in PMO website seek such information from CPIO, PMO with Indian postal order for Rs.10/- fvg. Accounts Officer, PMO payable at new Delhi. Information solicited: 1.Please provide gross salary being paid to Hon'ble Prime Minister of India for the month of Mar,2018 and other perks being given to him. (Out of general interest, what do you want to do with that information ? )
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    Election Commission of India had started a drive Aadhaar ceeling some 2 years ago. Many States had already done the Aadhaar ceeding with Voter ID card. This excercise was called as NERP National Electoral Roll Purification (2016). As the name implies, the dead voters, shifted voters were being corrected. But the most important feature of this excercise was that of linking Aadhaar with Voder ID card (now called EPIC). Why Aadhaar Ceeding Stopped The story goes that one of the State CEO (Chief Electoral Officer) who are actually encharge of the Electoral Voter Data introduced the form for Aadhaar ceeding by making it compulsory. A few Privacy concious citizen filed a Supreme court case. Sensing a big fiasco, Election Commission of India gave assurance to the Supreme Court that they will stop the ceeding and will never link Aadhaar with Voter Data. This affidavit completely stopped the process of Aadhaar ceeding abruptly and the NERP process which had collected so many database got waste. The Election Commission still have those Aadhaar data, but as they burned their bridges they just dumped this data. Recent Event with ECI Recenlty it was heard that Election Commission has revived the attempt by filing a revised petition to Supreme Court that now they would like to use the Aadhaar data for electoral purification purely on vlountariy basis. But as it appear, neither Election Commission nor spirited citizens are interested in any linkages between the two. What is the danger of linking Aadhaar with Voter ID card But there is a danger too. As the social media is abuzz with falcification and victimisation of EVM, so will a new ghost story will appear that now the Government has the control of the electoral database and they can manipulate the electoral data by linking it will Aadhaar. One thought is that ECI should have it's own biometric system for deduplication integrated with their IT system especially as ECI has integrated all State applications now for EPIC data management. This new initiative is through NVSP.in and ERONET application developed by CDAC Pune.
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    Applicant has sought such information only as a pressure tactics to dilute your side of the case.The issue is around the pleadings you have made in the court, wherein some statements or connection involving your father was made. There is absolutely nothing to worry about attendance register. Staff in office can move out even after signing muster. Concentrate in your pending petition and file further proceedings, if necessary in consultation with your counsel.
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    पंचायत भवन ने आंगनबाड़ी केन्द्र के लिए जमीन का पट्टा कही और का बनाया था पर ऊसपे अतिक्रमण की वजह से आंगनबाड़ी का काम कही और करना पड़ा, मैने RTi लिखी और पुछा कि ये क्यो हो रहा है, तब जाकर सही जगह पर निमार्ण किया पंचायत ने ।।
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    hi welcome to rti india have a nice time
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    Welcome Shivaprasad to the RTI India community. We are very much impressed with your elaborate introduction and your accomplishments. Have a great time here.
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