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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. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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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  7. 2 points
    One cannot argue with idiots. Go for second appeal as there is no justification for Public Authority's reason for such denial.
  8. 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.
  9. 2 points
    Sorry the file is not available for opening in my system.
  10. 2 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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
  13. 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.
  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
    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.
  18. 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.
  19. 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..
  20. 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
  21. 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.
  22. 1 point
    Make a complaint by Regd post with such photographs and other proofs like receipts given by him etc. to Drugs inspector
  23. 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.
  24. 1 point
    How are you Shrawanji hope everything is fine, Please be in touch ! Wishing the entire RTI India team Happy new year 2019 .........😎🤗
  25. 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.
  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
    First, file another complaint to DC stating that Collector has not complied/obeyed the orders of DC and request him to take necessary action for wilful disobedience of reasonable orders of superior. You can also point out that as it is a criminal offense, not taking action within limitation period may affect the criminal action. DC might have just forwarded the complaint about further investigation/inquiry in the matter. Wait for a month, file a complaint against all the concerned before Lokayukta. You can search website for the laid down process for filing such complaints/petitions against public authority.
  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
    Please do not quote in each post, as it increases the space in the thread and it serves no purpose and makes the posts appear longer without any value addition. At this age, you can only pity for poor knowledge of great authority like CVC and mention that CPIO is not providing information in laid down the format of DOPT and not providing mandatory appellate particulars as grounds for your first appeal. Focus only on information and avoid finding small mistakes/ errors though they are violations of DOPT directives. But, it is the applicant's duty as RTI Org member to point out such violation so that he can correct his mistake. While pointing out deviations confine such to mention and your appeal must be simple and directed to information only. it should not appear like pointing out a finger to CPIO. CVC website has given that CPIO and FAA particulars, take some trouble. At least you could bring their attention to such corruption, and the primary objective is already achieved and accountability remains. Good work. Now you are insulating against a port trust complaint that you are a disgruntled contractor, as you are dedicated to other depts., and bringing out larger public interest, which is certainly a plus point when you argue before CIC. You are in the right direction. If you can afford also seek inspection, they will gladly permit you, you will be learning more through their records and can more copies then you hoped for. I have attended CVC inspection,, people are cordial. Also attend CIC hearing, as it gives you the opportunity of knowing the functioning of CIC, and gives you more courage.
  30. 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.
  31. 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.
  32. 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 ?
  33. 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.
  34. 1 point
    You have to go for appeal and in another post, such guidance was already given. PIO may invent and say a hundred things. But, whether those exemptions were as stipulated in RTI Act and whether CPIO has justified for denial must be decided by CIC. If that information is available in the office, file another RTI application and seek information through the form of inspection. or act over smart, If that information through the document is available in a certain file. Let that friend from another place seek certain other information in the form of inspection, let him mark that letter for providing certified copy and produce them before FAA and IC.
  35. 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.
  36. 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.
  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
    You can file RTI Application to State public Information officer TSCB and can solicit the information as follows: Information solicited: 1. Please provide the status of various projects undertaken by the board for construction of houses in the .......District. 2. Please provide the Brochure/Booklet/Circular that states the norms for allocating such houses. 3. Please provide No of applications received, accepted, rejected and finally selected, a vacant position as on 31-3-2019. 4. Please provide a copy of the beneficiaries list. NB: Please provide that information available in electronic data through CD and if the information is in hard copies provide that hard copy. Note to search website of TNSCB for format of RTI Application, CPIO particulars and RTI Fee mode of remittance.
  40. 1 point
    It appears that there was a technical snag on 14th and 15th Apr, 2019 and it might have been corrected by now. The site is functioning properly since 15th Apr, 2019 evening.
  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
    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
  43. 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
  44. 1 point
    An applicant is not concerned with their internal correspondence, he is concerned only of getting information within the time frame fixed under RTI and he has to focus on further step undeterred by their internal jurisdictional issues.
  45. 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.
  46. 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)
  47. 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 ....)
  48. 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.
  49. 1 point
    Sir , Please review the RTI drafted and advice on points to be added. [1 ] Please provide list of all electronic equipments at all the departments in ABC Government Hospital along with the date of purchase, the amount spent and the source of funds. [2] Provide information regarding list of electronic equipments that are not in use, due to repair or obsolete or not having technicians at all departments in ABC Government Hospital [3] Provide provide information regarding list of all electronic equipments that are being purchased with the maintenance contract, and the period within which company has to attend for repairs in ABC Government Hospital [4] Provide information on list of electronic equipments not being used for such repairs and pending proposals of identified instruments. [5] Provide information on number of cases being referred to outside hospitals, though the equipment is there but not working [6] Provide details on charges collected from patients for availing services using the electronic Equipments in all Departments at ABC hospital.
  50. 1 point
    On numerous occassions government hospital staff stated that CT scan, MRI scan and other scan machines are not working,I thought that sub-standard machines must have been procured or technicians are lethargic in raising a repair request with maintenance company.However, your post reveals that they have colluded with private hospitals and not reparing the scan machines. My focus is on drafting a RTI application on scan machines and other medical equipments, their current working conditions, number of scans taken per year etc. Will draft an RTI application and post it here for review
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