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  1. 3 points
    Unfortunately every citizen is having his own personal matters to be taken care of and hardly have personal time to spend with families at a place like Mumbai. In addition this goondaism and group fights , extortions and threatening are usual. BMC corporators are more powerful than MLAs of other districts. If any citizen is having such time, he should file RTI Application and seek information on full details of unauthorised construction, locational address, present status, action taken, pending in Court and the officials responsible for such negligence in duties. In this forum, I have seen such extra ordinary follow up through RTI and then bringing into logical conclusion through PIL by our esteemed member Mr.Bali and he has contributed more insights into tackling this problem. Because of his vast knowledge, perseverance, he could do that at his personal expenses in Punjab state, but in Mumbai we can never dream of that. Why only Mumbai, it is there in Thane, Kalyan and even in Dombvilli also.
  2. 3 points
    Your drafting is good and even an expert can not suggest better points. Just mention the subject matter with more clarity in one sentence. Complaint dt........................from......................against dy. Registrar, orders Ref....................No....................Implementation status. The queries are more than enough. Congratulations for perseverance in focussing on many issues as required in RTI.
  3. 2 points
    Certainly, you have done a crime. But your motive is not for any unlawful gain to you or unlawful loss to anyone. Though your friend's letter can not erase/wipe your crime, he is the affected person, and if he has no objection, nothing can happen to you. Do not fear and always use your own name. If you are worried about your safety, request your friend to sign his name as an applicant. Keep silent and nothing can happen. Never do that again.
  4. 2 points
    Make all attempts, do not assume things, let them state their objections if any. Continue your efforts and do not get doubts as you are not investing any huge amounts. It costs only Rs.22/- for a Registered post.
  5. 2 points
    The citizen has the right to seek information only, and the rest is left between PIO and SIC. The duty of a citizen is using first appeal and second appeal only and making representation to CIC. Represent material facts to IC and seek information. These are not loopholes and in fact, no PIO is caring for RTI sincere implementation. The penalty is left to the discretion of IC killing the spirit of RTI Act and the act is just a paper tiger. which PIO can just blow with his breadth.
  6. 2 points
    Just go ahead and file the first appeal on the following grounds (keep it short and simple): Grounds of the First Appeal: 1. That, the information sought against each of the points of request for information is unique and not a repetition. 2. That, the information sought against each of the points of request for information are all public documents and hence the exemption of section 8(1)(d) (commercial confidence) does not apply. Prayers: 1. Kindly direct the PIO to provide the requested information forthwith. 2. Kindly direct the PIO to provide the requested information free of cost in accordance with the letter and spirit of section 7(6) of the RTI Act.
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  8. 2 points
    One cannot argue with idiots. Go for second appeal as there is no justification for Public Authority's reason for such denial.
  9. 2 points
    You have never stated about the incomplete inspection and their orders for completing the inspection on some other day. Unless you get a confirmation in writing about the day, time and contact officer, never visit public authority's office. The security is performing its duty. They have to contact the concerned officer over the phone, prepare a pass with the signature of such officer, mentioning the purpose of the work, duration, etc., and after inspection, the concerned officer has to sign the pass and it should be returned back. You can also register your visit in the Visit book kept at the security gate. When you are in RTI, do not think of saving on postage as personal visits frequently to a public authority is not advisable. You are fortunate. Once I went for inspection to a Ministry at New Delhi after receiving such written permission, the concerned Addl. Secretary left to Dehradun for training. After traveling 32 hours I returned back empty handed and reduced the ordeals in writing, but there is no response from Addl. Secretary. These harassments are usual with Public Sector Oil companies and those officers are located far from the city in outskirts where you do not find transportation and even drinking water. The security personnel permits a citizen only if he is having a valid pass. Focus on information, these are most common.
  10. 2 points
    Sorry the file is not available for opening in my system.
  11. 1 point
    Every vehicle that is permitted by RTO states the number of passengers, weight, checks carried out and must display in painting in the vehicle or outside the vehicle, etc. In case of violations, a complaint can be filed by RTO mentioning the Registration vehicle no.... There may be routine checks on high ways both by Police dept., and every year by RTO for fitness certificate. First, get the details from RTO through certified copies and then report violations. Information solicited: 1. Please provide terms and conditions that a transport vehicle (Passenger/goods transport) should maintain as per the sanction of route permits. such as seating capacity, cargo, first aid box fitness certificate etc,
  12. 1 point
    Description of Information Required: 1. In-accordance with the provision of section 2(j)(i) of the RTI Act, kindly provide me with an inspection of XX documents. Please note that, during the process of aforesaid inspection, I shall select the required information, kindly do provide me with a certified photocopy of such selected information on the payment of prescribed fees.
  13. 1 point
    Sri Avinash garu, you are right. , the matter has been posted in the forum to have the expert opinion and to provide information in proper way to you, as it was not done earlier. regards Vikram
  14. 1 point
    HI , I want to know can retailer in India charge for bags (Paper, plastic or jute ) ??
  15. 1 point
    Remember there were never restrictions in RTI Act in seeking any information and those exemptions with justification must be stated by PIO with his denial of information. Seek information as a right for any public record, if it is denied, before going for appeal come back for guidance. and prepare a pucca first appeal.
  16. 1 point
    You have such burning in your heart and certainly, you can learn more lessons out of these dilatory tactics to evade the law. Next time take as many photographs as possible with all locations, send them through whats app to the commissioner. After a day search those banners and send photograph after such claim. Removing banner is a different thing, but taking action is the law. Insist and demand what action was taken for the erection of such banners illegally. For example, someone was caught while pickpocketing and that pickpocket returned the purse, can you say that there is no crime involved as money was returned. NO...Some action has to be taken for persistent violations. Next time prepare the complaint pucca and do not give scope for such evasive replies from MC. The next time file a PIL direct to HC. I know that your MADRAS HC is serious about these violations and came strong on such violations at Madhurai and other places.
  17. 1 point
    is there any rule to exempt Roll tax for the vehicle carrying differently abled person ? plz share the notification copy if available ? Sent from my ONEPLUS A6000 using RTI INDIA mobile app
  18. 1 point
    Members can only guide. Please post your query in open forum, as you have raised the same post "can you help" and I have sent a detailed reply. We shall always try with all sincerity.
  19. 1 point
    Investigate into the background of such officer and his financial status, his monthly salary and total assets he has acquired till today, and it's value location, estimate his total income less minimum 33% consumption needs, and whether it is possible to acquire all assets with that value and then file complaint before Anti Corruption dept., with such statement complaining of disproportionate assets in case of state govt and CVC in case of Central Government. For example, his present salary is R.50,000/ and he was working for 10 years his total salary may be Rs.6 lakhs. minus Rs.2 lakhs for maintaining the family and at the most he can save Rs.4 lakhs.. If salary is the only source of income, if he acquired Rs.50 lakh flat without any bank finance, it reflects disproportionate assets. Make homework and elicit such information from his subordinates without stating about your proposed complaint.. Those persons who are subjected to harassment may help you. But, it is my practical experience that those corrupt officials are always cordial with subordinates and treat subordinates very kindly so that they may not turn against him in such ACB cases. Such harassment is internal affair and 90% of the employee's complaint that their bosses harassment, and many of those workers may not be hard working. It is not relevant to you, as employees have their union and they got groups and they know how to tackle such bosses. Do not blindly believe subordinates as the complainant may be liable for irresponsible complaints against public servants.
  20. 1 point
    Thanks for the feedback RBI directives are Advisory in nature or as guidelines or directives and depending on such issue. You can only find pieces of advice that Banks must communicate about changes to borrowers. But how to communicate (method of communication) is a big question? RBI do not involve in these advisory matters, but these circulars help borrowers if they file consumer complaint before Consumer forums for deficiency of services..
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  22. 1 point
    File Addendum to first appeal as you have not received FAA orders. State the grounds as incomplete information and atleast PIO should provide such certified copy as solicited in No.1 query as it was admitted that investigation is under progress. Even after 14 years, it is still painful to note that an authority like Chennai Police, are not aware of basics in RTI Act, as there was no RTI designation and further appeal procedures as mandated under RTI Act. As I understand from JC that Investigation is in progress and final report not prepared. Mere suo motu cognizance certificate was filed before NHRC. PIO cannot provide information without the completion of the report. Keep the matter pending for the present. If you are sure that JC has reported to CP and then to NHRC, you can file RTI Application and can seek such details from either CP or NHRC. Information solicited: 1)Please provide me the copy of the report submitted by Joint commissioner to Commissioner, which was submitted to NHRC in connection with the death of cab driver Rajesh on 25-02-19
  23. 1 point
    Now that you have become expert and commenced running do not look for support for walking. FAA orders as I understand is directing PIO to collect such information from EESL and not performing a post office job of sending FAA orders meant to him. Make further addendum to FAA stating the misfeasance of PIO who failed to collect the information and instead just passed on the buck as earlier, and continued to harass applicants. Invariably mention all your efforts in you final addendum right from step one, dates of visits, response etc. till PIOs postman job.
  24. 1 point
    There may be several reasons including compromise in the form of Hafta. Once it is brought to the attention of drug inspector by a citizen with such proofs of photographs, receipts etc., Drug inspector must take action. The duty of a citizen is only to bring such lapses to higher authorities. The answer by any Government servant is simple, they are having other important works also. Once it is brought to the attention of authorities, not taking action is serious.
  25. 1 point
    How are you Shrawanji hope everything is fine, Please be in touch ! Wishing the entire RTI India team Happy new year 2019 .........😎🤗
  26. 1 point
    Please do not send attachments unless it is most essential, as many readers do not have time to open the attachments, download, read and give such advises to members. Post the facts in brief and up to the point instead of attaching pages and pages or pasting such large data of information which readers find it irritating to read in small mage type.
  27. 1 point
    Unless the matter is of corruption or some other offense they use this section, and the only remedy available is to establish larger public interest and going for the first appeal. If you have strong evidence that the investigation is not a proper report to Lokayukt.
  28. 1 point
    Then the process must have been first to complain against that candidate to Railways, wait for a month, seek information on action taken against your complaint through RTI. Then depending on that quoting all the efforts so far stated seeking information in the larger public interest through RTI for such qualification certificate. There your role as Reporter to expose the disqualification after all your efforts through proper channel reflects. I am sorry as I do not know that qualification certificate copies are part of joining report and service book of Railways. That is the reason I suggested Ms.Raveena Oberoi reference as she is the most competent person on this judgment as she is representative of CPIOs and authority on Railway matters. The SC Judgment now quoted by Railways is based on the most controversial judgment that brought waves in RTI known as Girsh Deshpande case, and there are lakhs of denials stating this Girish Deshpande judgment of SC. Establish larger public interest and then seek such information. There were never exemptions in RTI Act for any larger public interest matters.
  29. 1 point
    CVC has been providing all that information which is on record. Go for first appeal. reminding that it is the burden of CPIO to collect such information from concerned dept.., and to provide it to the applicant. 'and CPIO ought to have provided such office notes from receipt of complaint till date with such action reflected on record. Pray for entire documents that show day to day progress from receipt of complaint till that date and specifically the office notes.
  30. 1 point
    Search website of BMC for the prescribed format of application, use that format and paste Rs.10/- Adhesive court fee stamp and seek information as follows: Information solicited: Please provide me the number of structural audits conducted for 2016-17 2017-18 2019-19 under Sec.353 B a)and provide a list of such buildings identified for repairs and restorations as highlighted in the structural Audit report., b)and list of those societies/Buildings that have not effected repairs/renovations complied the audit findings exposing the residents to hazards c)with an action taken on each and every violator. d)and provide list of all those owners/societies who are still occupying the hazardous building in spite of legal action as on this date. 2. Please inform BMC action plan to bring awareness in residents on occupying such hazardous constructions (Like releasing advertisements, display of such hazard before the building, disconnecting water/power etc) First, decide as to how you wish to bring a logical conclusion with that information.
  31. 1 point
    Please send the message to Administrator and request him to forward the same to Super Moderator Ms.Raveena Oberoi.
  32. 1 point
    In RTI we have to use the laid down process, If PIO has provided that information in writing, then go for first appeal seeking directions to PIO to provide the details of that work for which the funds were diverted, and the authority that sanctioned the amount, and the authorities that permitted for such diversion of funds and a copy of that approval/permission for diversion. I propose for another RTI if PIO has provided that information.
  33. 1 point
    After filing first Appeal,PIO has responded with the following details 1. PIO provided list of diagnostic equipments. He deliberately excluded scan equipments from the list 2. For all other queries, PIO has replied that he has forwarded the RTI application to respective departments within the hospital and once he receives the information, he would forward the same to me. Even information regarding list of people who administer the hospital was not provided Should I go for SA ?
  34. 1 point
    Janab, Think practically. I am a stranger and I am not aware what is that information and the document you have solicited. It is you that suspect that that information is available with PIO and he has provided incorrect information that the document sought is not available in the file. You are suspecting a PIO and you know where that document must have been if it is really available. Members can only provide general guidance and exploring such possibilities rests on the member.
  35. 1 point
    Go for the first appeal to FAA. Read Sec.7 (1)in Telugu. The act stipulates rejection can be made only under reasons specified in Sec.8 or Sec.9. Sec.8 or Sec.9 never state that rejections can be made with such reasons as "the record has been searched but could not be traced" is a valid reason, every Public information officer can reject such application stating such invented reason for rejection. First Appal dt....under RTI Act Before: First Appellate Authority, State Archives and Research Institute, Telangana............. Against: State Public Information Officer, State Archives and Research Institute, Telangana.......... Appellant: Grounds for Appeal: SPIO has rejected the RTI application stating a reason unknown in RTI Act. Sec.7 (1) stipulates rejection can be made only under reasons specified in Sec.8 or Sec.9. SPIO has invented a reason for denial unknown in RTI Act. It appears that the concerned officer is not aware of fundamentals in RTI Act and DOPT prescribed a form of response/denial and SPIO failed to provide further appeal procedure as per Sec. 7 (8) SPIO is most irresponsible in his duties and acted negligently. PRAYER: Appellant prays for directions to SPIO for tracing the record and for providing it as expeditiously as possible without any fee. Appellant also prays for directions to PIO on Sec. 7 (8). Appellant. Encl PIO response xerox self-attested on back of this first appeal.
  36. 1 point
    Registration number is mandatory. Insurance is not. As you have filed the second appeal, let Commission say it is confidential information not to be shared. Providing information prior to such visit may be confidential. But providing it after the trip becomes an entry in a register and must be provided.
  37. 1 point
    I am currently working in a village as a school teacher and found that though there is a PHE in that area, but water never pour from the tubes which are placed all over the places. The villagers said that the Pipe lines were destroyed when there was a constriction of Road in that area, and the PHE department never repair them. Now for last three years they are really struggle for the water in times of summer and early winter. The villagers have said that the PHE is running in records and the contactor received the remuneration and diesel regularly but never inspect the matter.I have submitted an application to the PHE department regarding the matter, but till no response from them. Please help me out how to file the RTI draft regarding the matter. Thank you.
  38. 1 point
    The Chief Electoral Officer in the District is District Collector. You can file RTI Application to SPIO, District Collector's office and send it by Registered post. The authorities whoever receive your application is under obligation to transfer the same to that concerned Public Information officer. You can seek such information in one sentence. Information solicited: 1 Please provide the certified copy of the document, ID of applicant basing on which the following names were deleted in the election list. District. Constituency Ward No....Booth No Name of voter. No in card address. There were several notifications from Election commissioners to search in their website for their names and they have given time and accepted applications for voter registration well in advance. Even CM of a state could not get that information as informed by him in press conferences.
  39. 1 point
    Always adhere to the sound principle of focussing on information and making the second appeal as brief as possible. If PIO and FAA denied that information and not considered as Life or Liberty clause, then you can submit the same during arguments in personal hearing. If you have quoted the citation to PIO and FAA, then you can attach the same to your present second appeal. However, there is no bar or prescription for enclosures in the second appeal. In second appeal the mandatory documents to be shown as chronological index events at the beginning of the second appeal with self-attestation. (Attested true copy and below signature for all documents) 1.RTI Application dt...........with service proof Page No. 2. SPIO response dt........... Page No. 3. First Appeal with service proof dt........... Page No. 4.FAA orders dt........... Page No. 5.Second appeal dt...........service proof to SPIO. Page No. If the response is nil, you may indicate opposite to the date/page no as NIL.
  40. 1 point
    Please focus on information alone, and ignore such transfer of application. Wait upto 30-4-2019 and file first appeal to FAA immediately. Before all this, consider as to how you wanted to find out a logical end with this information.
  41. 1 point
    Hello friends, I was trying to visit our website i.e. rtiindia.org from past few days and i have seen that website not opening on any platform . is it happen with everyone. Also if it was an any technical problem i am requesting to admin pls fix it.
  42. 1 point
    You have to adhere to grounds for appeal mentioned and for your immediate attention the following guidance was tendered earlier. If the first PIO mentioned about First Appeal particulars, make a representation to him that both PIOs are passing on the ball game with the citizens and when the officials are not themselves aware of the fact shows the ignorance of their own departmental affairs and throws a bad light on the efficiency of the officers. Request him to direct the relevant PIO to provide the information. As this is not the first time and as you have attended one first hearing with FAA with GPT there is no need for further guidance. Brimming with confidence, good appearance, polite attitude, not complaining individually, focusing on information alone, filing written arguments immediately after FAA hearing certainly betters the chances.
  43. 1 point
    Sir, towards my first appeal the FAA has asked me to attend hearing on 18th April, please help me with good points in this connection.. Since EESL and Goa electricity department is playing ball pass on game towards the information I have asked.. Sent from my vivo 1606 using RTI INDIA mobile app
  44. 1 point
    File RTI Application to SPIO, Meerut Municipal Corporation as per UP RTI rules and get the information. Search website of Meerut corporation for such procedure of RTI. (They have a prescribed application format and adhesive court fee stamp of Rs.10 has to be used as RTI fee)
  45. 1 point
    You can search in blogs of UGC/AICTE/HRD directives mandating that no college should hold original certificates of discontinued students, and refusing to return original certificates may compel them even to cancel the recognition. Govt has treated this as very serious. Hence issue simple Registered notice to Principal and demand for the return of certificates within a week. Regd Notice To Principal ............... I,.........................................s/o......................aged, a student of ............year of..............- residing at...............................(full address) .do hereby demand for return of all my original certificates provided to the college for verification within 15 days as per UGC/AICTE/HRD orders, failing which I will be reluctantly constrained to file complaint to UGC/AICTE/HRD for suitable action for violation of their directives. In case of delay, I may be forced to file a complaint before District Consumer Forum for deficiency of services as certificates were handed over for the purpose of verification and not as security towards future fees. .................................. Complainant. Copy to University Grants Commission, New Delhi, Copy to AICTE, New Delhi.
  46. 1 point
    Wait for 45 days from date of delivery of your first appeal. Please go through sec.19 and 20 thoroughly preferably in your mother tongue. Use the same format as the second appeal and if SIC has prescribed a format adhere to that format and provide copies to SIC as per their rules and regulations. (Normally one set is enough) Before: State Information Commission,............................. (No............................................................) Second Appeal dt.10th Mar 2018 under RTI Act Public Authority: 1)SPIO"BAU, Agra BAU, Agra- Date of RTI dt..... Self-attested copy encl as No.1 Page No.2 with service proof. 2.First Appellate Authority, BAU, Agra: Date of FA........Self-attested copy encl as No.2 Page No.4 with service proof Appellant:: Grounds for Appeal: SPIO has neither provided information nor rejected information for RTI Application dt..........till today. As there was no response from SPIO within 30 days of receipt of the application, seeking information as deemed denial this first appeal was filed on....... FAA remained silent and there was no response. Hence treating the information as deemed denial, this second appeal. Copy of second appeal was sent to SPIO on.......and service proof enclosed. PRAYER: Appellant pray for directions to SPIO for providing the information free of cost as expeditiously as possible, for imposing penalty and recommendation for disciplinary action against SPIO for negligence, deliberate and malafide denial and ignoring statutory obligation. I, solemnly affirm and state that the above facts are true and correct to my knowledge and information. Appellant. Encl: self-attested copies of 1. RTI Application dt...........2.First Appeal dt....... 3.Copy of second appeal service proof. proof.
  47. 1 point
    Wait for the response for 30 days from receipt of your application by CE-PIO and let them decide as to who is the custodian. If the first PIO mentioned about First Appeal particulars, make a representation to him that both PIOs are passing on the ball game with the citizens and when the officials are not themselves aware of the fact shows the ignorance of their own departmental affairs and throws a bad light on the efficiency of the officers. Request him to direct the relevant PIO to provide the information. Search website of CE for the first appellate authority's name and address.
  48. 1 point
    As per section 4(1)(b)(x) of the RTI Act, even payslips received by a Govt. employee is a public record and not personal information. Please find section 4(1))b)(x) quoted below: You will have to file a first appeal under section 19(1) of the RTI Act with the concerned First Appellate Authority on the following grounds. GROUNDS OF FIRST APPEAL: 1. The following information sought through the RTI application are a public record and nor personal information. 1) Joining date letter as he joined in the year 1981: This is a public record and not personal information. 2) Retirement date and retirement letter This is a public record and not personal information. 5) Last payslip before retirement: This is a public record as per section 4(1)(b)(x) of the RTI Act and not personal information. 6) Last payslip after retirement: This is a public record as per section 4(1)(b)(x) of the RTI Act and not personal information. 2. With respect to point no. (3), (4), (7), (8) and (9) of the RTI application too the PIO needs to disclose the requested information as it is in the larger public interest (establish the grounds of larger public interest ....)
  49. 1 point
    Actually, it is the duty of public authority to upload in the website the marks of total candidates selected and marks scored in order of merit and cut of marks. I sincerely feel that seeking that information is not an invasion on personal issues. There are no restrictions in seeking information under RTI Act, and it is every citizen's right. It is the duty of the PIO either to provide the information or deny information stating such clause and justification for using that section and subsection of Sec.8, as to how informing the marks scored in employment test amounts to invasion on the privacy of such person. Sans that justification, simple denial is deliberately malafide. When transparency and accountability are objectives of RTI, it is the duty of public authority to upload these marks voluntarily. If anyone wants information, simply seek that information, if that information is not provided, then immediately come to the forum stating such reason and justification given. Experts then can guide members in filing first appeal and thereafter the second appeal.
  50. 1 point
    Add 1. Please provide list of all electronic Diagnostic equipment Purchased from 2015 to 2018 preferably in the following tabulated format 1.Nature of Equipment 2. Date of Purchase 3. Amount spent 4. Source of funds 5. Estimated life 6Present condition. Expenditure on repairs 7.Service guarantee period. 8.qualified technicians.9.If not in use reasons 10.Proposed expenditure for repairs. 11.Charges if any recovered from patients 12.Fees in General in other private hospitals.
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