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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.
  7. 2 points
  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
    Have you written on the top as heading Noncompliance of SIC Orders Complaint If not send it once again to SIC. Before Karnataka State Information Commission, Bangalore Decision No: Against: State Public Information Officer,.............. Complainanant:............................ Complaint on Non compliance of SIC orders. Appellant submit that SPIO, has not implemented the orders of SIC as referred above, inspite of sending such non compliance notice. Appellant prays for directions to SPIO to provide the information as expeditiously as possible. {lace Date Appellant. I have read the post and noted your concern. But it is not proper to point out the mistake of IC, hence let them realize the mistake in their orders through this complaint. Also file fresh RTI Application and state the SIC decision. Mark this complaint to spio and enclose a copy of RTI Application relevant to that SIC decision.
  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
    You may file two such same RTI applications once again, one in your name, and another in the name of your friend. The one that is filed by you would be signed by you and the other which is filed in the name of your friend would be signed by him. The RTI applications would be exactly the same. Let the PIO pursue his point of view, at the same time, you too pursue your point of view (i.e. first appeal, second appeal, complaint etc.) for seeking the requested information.
  15. 1 point
    HI , I want to know can retailer in India charge for bags (Paper, plastic or jute ) ??
  16. 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.
  17. 1 point
    Go for first appeal.as follows: First Appeal dt.....under RTI Act Before:First Appellate Authority,.... Against: PIO........ Appellant:.............................. Brief facts: RTI Application filed on...... PIO provided incomplete, incorrect information vide his letter ref No... Grounds for appeal: PIO has not provided full and correct information. Enclosed details in Annexure. Prayer: Appellant prays for directions to PIO for providing the full and correct information as expeditiously as possible free of cost. Appellant: Annexure to first appeal dt... ___________________________________________________________________________ Information solicited: Provided.....................Not provided against which this first appeal filed now _________1_________________2_________________________3_______________________ 1 2 3 4 thereon. _____________________________________________________________________________
  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
    Please think practically. There is no proof as to when the banners were displayed and PIO may state that the banners were displayed after his visit. You may be seeing in all Chennai streets, whenever some police officer visits, the shops on footpath shifts immediately and after their exit, they come back and settle at their original places. The query So can I penalize the PIO for providing false and incorrect information. appears as immature to me. Please go through Sec.19 and 20 of RTI Act in Tamil. Citizen's right is only for getting information through the application, first appeal, and the second appeal. Citizen is not having such powers for the penalty against PIO. You can only pray IC and as IC is a practical bureaucrat himself, understands the issue, and supports PIO and never penalize him. Ordering penalty is rarest of the rare case and the issue is between PIO and IC and the appellant has no right to rule.
  21. 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..
  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
    No only specially modified vehicles for disabled people and on RC invalid carriage is printed is free from toll tax. If you are travelling in normal vehicle you are not exempted Sent from my Redmi Note 6 Pro using RTI INDIA mobile app
  24. 1 point
    Send first appeal immediately as date of PIO response was 25-4-19 and including postal transit period it may exceed 30 days. As a formality just write single sentence in as Point No.3. 3. Please condone the minor delay of a few days as the appellant is preoccupied with some other family/work pressures.
  25. 1 point
    Make a complaint by Regd post with such photographs and other proofs like receipts given by him etc. to Drugs inspector
  26. 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.
  27. 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.
  28. 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.
  29. 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.
  30. 1 point
    DUPLICATE THREAD BY SAME MEMBER ON SAME ISSUE. MODERATORS KINDLY MERGE BOTH THREADS.
  31. 1 point
    You can do both things. File Fresh application with that authority that may be having such medical report as they might have submitted the same either to Police or some dept., Ask your friend to file a fresh application seeking information as follows: Information solicited: 1. Please provide a copy of the Register that states the receipt/issue of Accident /OP Ticket/Medical examination on...... Continue the first appeal stating the facts known to you and pray for directions to PIO for providing the information and for inspection. In India, you have several touts and unofficial channels that work for a fee to get any information without any difficulty manage with them by personally contacting them.....
  32. 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.
  33. 1 point
    Immediately send a confirmation if you wanted to appear for a hearing. "As per conversation with Shri.................on......................at...................., the appellant of First Appeal dt....... was asked to appear for the first appeal for hearing on....................at....................... Please send a written confirmation to the appellant by email to....... and ensure PIOs presence as the burden of providing information is on PIO" The experts in the forum always advised that attending personal hearing brightens the chances of getting information at the earliest and saves a lot of further steps in second appeal, time and money. Appearing for hearing is not mandatory. It is a courtesy to inform FAA to report your inability for hearing.
  34. 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.
  35. 1 point
    Every citizen is entitled to information as a right. Every state has a prescribed application or General format for seeking information. Search your state website of any of your state dept., and learn whether there is any prescribed format, if so apply in prescribed format and RTI fee of Rs.10/- (Postal order or Adhesive court fee stamp for Rs.10/-. The following is a general application format that can be used. Application dt.23rd Apr 2019 seeking information under RTI Act. Before: State Public Information officer, PHE,................... RTI fee: Adhesive court fee stamp for Rs.10/- Applicant: (Provide full address) Information solicited: 1. Please provide whether the destruction of pipeline and not providing adequate water to ..............village was recorded in your registers. 2..Please provide date of registering such complaint and day to day action for providing uninterrupted drinking water, the essential service to the village. 3. Please inform the name of the official that is controlling/supervising the water supply activity to the village......with his address, mobile no... 4. If the matter is already under consideration, please inform the present status and future action for ensuring regular supply of drinking water. 5. Please inform action taken on the applicant's letter dt......and the name of the official, designation and mobile no....with whom the application was lodged without taking any action for providing an essential supply of drinking water. 6. Please inform the name of the TOP official, full address to whom a grievance can be filed by villagers en masse for such dire negligence in providing essential water supply. Applicant. Also, prepare a petition to MLA and MP informing the problems being faced and present it to him as a group. This is more effective.
  36. 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.
  37. 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.
  38. 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.
  39. 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)
  40. 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.
  41. 1 point
    Dear Mr. Prasad GLN Thank You for your prompt and valuable reply. You have really been helpful and people like you keep the RTI movement alive. I am really grateful to you and wish you all the best. Regards
  42. 1 point
    If you are able to establish larger public interest, you most certainly can file a first appeal under section 19(1) of the RTI Act.
  43. 1 point
    What is the present status of your RTI process? If your present query is on filing fresh application, you need no guidance as you have applied for such inspection in the past, and this time either you can request that representative to file RTI Application in his name or file application jointly signed by all three representatives. Please search in the forum as there is a beautiful and useful HC Judgment on such permitting representative in the forum (In previous replies) If I find the time, I will search it for you and provide the link. Please specify whether you wish to file a fresh application in the name of such representative or you wish to file an application to some other public authority as I remember that FAA has refused to provide inspection through a representative in the past and delivered such orders, closing that issue only for the second appeal before Commission. (My last response requesting you to post developments is on the progress in the advice of your HC advocate ON ECONOMIC CELL) This is the link that states HC ruling on permitting representatives.
  44. 1 point

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    The Service book of Government employee can be disclosed under Right to Information Act 2005 With the recent decision of Central Information Commission Service book of Government Employee can be disclosed under Right to Information Act 2005. This means a third party can have access to most of the information about the employee career including disciplinary action, his leave, place of posting etc. A Service book of Government Employee is maintained for every employee from the date of his first appointment. Every step in official life is recorded in it. All the pensionary benefits are sanctioned mainly on the basis of entries in the Service Book. Hence, it plays a prominent role in the timely settlement of pension cases and proper maintenance of Service Book eliminate delay in sanctioning and payment of pensionary benefits. The Service book of Government Employee consists of 2 volumes. VOLUME-I: Volume I of the Service Book is meant for recording the bio-data of the employees and various events of his service. VOLUME-II: The purpose of Volume-II of the Service Book is to place different types of nominees, declarations, pay fixation memos etc. The Service book of Government Employee contains following information of an employee Appointment and joining.Grant of increment or withholding of increment.Grant of Selection Grade.The crossing of efficiency bar.Fixation of pay.Grant of leave.Deputation/ transfer suspension or interruption in service along with details of the period thereof.Reinstatement.ResignationTermination of service along with its reasons.Promotion.Compulsory / Premature/ Voluntary Retirement.Removal or dismissal from service.Reversion.Reduction in rank or pay along with the precise reasons thereof viz. Whether reduction is on account of inefficiency or reduction in establishment or abolition of the post held by the employee.Retirement on superannuation. The Central Information Commission has decided an appeal on Service book of Government Employee with following directions: The Commission holds that service details of Public servants available in the service book cannot be treated as personal information. (File No: CIC/AD/A/2011/000014)
  45. 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 ....)
  46. 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.
  47. 1 point
    RTI applicant is not a consumer as decided by full bench of NCDRC and no forum permits even filing of complaint in the forum. The most contributed thread in the forum is on this issue and go through all efforts made and how SC has not even entertained RP against NCDRC decision. RTI applicant is not a consumer.
  48. 1 point
    RBI has approached Court against IC. The then IC has tweeted about several CIC decisions challenged in Court and blaming public authorities for taking court Route on RTI and making IC as a party in such writs. Hope some one will post the tweet, and then discuss about as to when this unhealthy practice started and whose ICs decisions were mostly challenged before Courts.
  49. 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.
  50. 1 point
    This is the proper way of correct usage of RTI Act.
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