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  1. Sir, deputy collector has ordered the investigation by submitting Memorandum to Mamletdar
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  2. Sapling planted by Minister and Evidence submitted by RTI activist Damodar Divkar Murgaon, Coal companies and MPTs had planted saplings on the National Highway leading to Mormugao port at the hands of Urban Development Minister, As RTI activist Damodar Divkar has proved this with strong evidence, the brass of the forest department officials has been exposed. In the year 2019, Minister Milind Naik and MPT Chairman E. Ramesh The photo of Ramesh planting trees was posted on social media by Shri. Divkar has lodged a fresh complaint with the Chief Secretary of the state in this regard. About
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  3. Congratulations. Members have seen your growth and you are updating in the forum all your efforts as a good activist, undaunted by authorities defiant attitude. Please post your success story. Members are proud of your achievement and your keen interest shown in the forum for getting timely guidance.
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  4. You may file a first appeal on the following grounds: 1. As per the provision of section 7(1) a requested information is to be either provided or the request rejected for any of the reasons specified under section 8 and 9 of the RTI Act. The PIO has neither provided the requested information nor specified any of the exemption given under section 8 and 9 of the RTI Act. Thus, the PIO has disposed of my request for information in violation of section 7(1) of the RTI Act. 2. As per the provision of definition of information given under section 2(f) of the RTI Act, documents held by
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  5. Thank you dear Sunil Ahya and Prasad GLN sirs. I value your inputs and thank you for the same. Sunil Ahya sir: The FAA has accepted my appeal about the undue amount of time being taken by the CPIO and had ordered that the information be provided in 7 days time. It is only after this that the CPIO has started sending these responses to my RTI. Most of them seem to be pretty much not of much use of of the kind that I had reproduced above. I will appeal the above response to the FAA in the manner in which you had recommended. Prasad GLN sir: Thank you for your suggestion.
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  6. @Prasad GLN Prasad sir.. due to covid 19 I was not able to approch rti bhawan on month of March. So I approched police department to take right decision in my matter. They forwarded my file to prosecution department and now they ordered official to show my orginal documents. Now public information officer informed me to wait for few days due to some issues. Hope this time they will show me my orginal documents. Thank you for your guidance in my case. Thanks.
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  7. 1. You have a right to both, file a first appeal in the original RTI application as well as file a first appeal for receiving a copy of third party notice and third party reply to that notice. 2. In the original RTI application the ground for first appeal is as follows: That, section 11 is a mere procedural section. That, a request for information can only be denied for any of the reasons specified under section 8 and 9 of the RTI Act. However, the PIO has disposed of the request without citing any of the reasons specified under section 8 and 9 of the RTI Act. Hence, the PI
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  8. RTI helped to remove scarcity of water supply to my village immediately after the letter to Ministry of Jalshakti !
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  9. Hearty Congratulations for using RTI for right causes. The forum is proud of such members and we are proud to have such active members that practically use the Act for larger public interest.
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  10. CPIO is right. It is still a dispute as to this section applies to Individuals or institutions also. Please provide exact query and members may also find Large public interest clause, together with such Controlling clause. The PIO is bound to provide the copy of such notice and response from III party with his response. You can go for appeal on the following grounds. 1.Financial institution is not a person and financial affairs of Public are not third party information. 2.PIO is legally bound to provide such notices issued and response received with his response and this was
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  11. Home ministry vide its circular dt Letter No 24013 -26-cc-2010-CSR III,Ministry of Home Affairs, CS Division has issued an advisory to set up task force and provide adequate security to RTI activists.This Advisory is based on the petition filed in Hon'ble Supreme court by Gaurav Agarwal.In reference to the aforesaid matter,the following application was filed To CPIO, Ministry of Home Affairs, New Delhi Sir, Ref: Letter No 24013 -26-cc-2010-CSR III,Ministry of Home Affairs, CS Division 1. In reference to the aforesaid letter , please provide certified copy
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  12. Grounds for Appeal: CPIO has not applied his mind to actual information solicited and as per RTI Act section 7: Disposal of request (1) Subject to the proviso to sub-section (2) of section 5 or the proviso to sub- section (3) of section 6, the Central Public Information Officer or State Public Information Officer, as the case may be, on receipt of a request under section 6 shall, as expeditiously as possible, and in any case within thirty days of the receipt of the request, either provide the information on payment of such fee as may be prescribed or reject the request for any of
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  13. Thank you sir. I sent a letter of non-compliance to CPIO and next day I received major portion of Information by Email as attachment.
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  14. Please file RTI Application to BMC seeking information as follows. Search website for format of application and paste Rs.10/- Adhesive court fee stamp as RTI Fee. 1.Please provide me certified copy of laid down norms/rules and regulations/ orders on the entire process of PT Class that states the eligibility criteria. (This forum is not connected to any Government and it is a voluntary forum and members help each other through their experience and knowledge on subject of RTI. As such the members can show you a road/way for getting information only and they can not themselves
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  15. As suggested by Hon'ble Prasad Ji, moved the thread to Success Stories !
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  16. Congratulations on your success, continue doing the good work, best wishes !
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  17. You can not question quality of the actions of authorities like Why this and why not that. You can get information that is available in material form as a record. May be Casinos contribute to Tourism in GOA and taxes are huge in that sector, whereas exemption of compound interest and postponing of EMI were implemented in entire India. If it is not implemented, to a certain sector, first study the implementation of GOI directive and then question the reasons for not implementing to such and such borrower at that institution etc.,
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  18. When IC delivered a decision the non compliance complaint to same IC is the only solution. State your efforts and file non compliance of IC decision, after all providing of information is also their duty and statutory obligation, which can not be neglected and must receive priority as information is linked to fixed time frame of maximum 30 days.
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  19. According to the present court judgments, the citizen is having right only for information and other remedies are at the discretion of IC. Generally FAA most of the times agree with PIO point of view as both belong to same authority. FAA can order for providing of information in his speaking order. As both designated officials belong to one authority, the second appeal is the remedy for a honest verdict for information. For imposing penalty and recommendation of disciplinary action, appellants should establish such deliberate, repeated and malafide denials, and only on rarest of the rare
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  20. What is this customer support desk ? Onlinertiapplication? I am afraid that you have entrusted this filing of RTI to outside agency and they have filed your application by post . Contact them as you have to deal with that CSD onlinerrti application which may be a private portal and they may help you in filing First Appeal. This forum is not related to that portal in any way. Here members teach citizens as to how get information from public authorities. This is only guidance. Always learn RTI work on your own and now forget about the 2 months old issue. Please search in th
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  21. If you are satisfied, please post that you are satisfied, and let the post be closed. You can open another thread for subsequent developments. (The posts are voluminous and if any member wants to study the issue, he/she may not like to read such voluminous post, always avoid quoting and just mention name if you wish to respond or use like button to cut the post short without individual thanking)
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  22. Please refer to the blog on the following link: http://jps50.blogspot.com/2009/01/missinguntraceable-records.html
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  23. You can also opt for inspection of your own file under RTI with an option to obtain certified copies for maintaining same file in the same order, so that it can help your purpose.
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  24. File RTI direct to Chairman of Finance Commission, enclose the paper cutting and seek simple information. Information solicited: 1.Please inform as to when that amount was transferred illegally to GSUDA. 2.Please copy of the laid down norms/orders/circulars/directives or such sanction letter to MMC, wherein conditions were laid for utilization of fund, monitoring for end use of funds to the purpose for which it is allocated. 3.Please provide copy of such letter/show cause notice issued to MMC fixing such time frame for recovery with such remarks on cyphoning of such funds
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  25. Thank you sir for pointing out. My grateful thanks to all of them, and all others that make this forum possible. It has served to be a great equalizer for people who want to take the RTI route to transparency in public authority. Thank you.
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  26. The credit should also go to the promoters and stalwart leaders like Hon'ble Karira, Ms.Raveena. Mr.JPShah, Mr.Ganapat and several others. But forthe founders and promoters with administrative support of Mr.Shravan, this forum should have not earned such high reputation. The entire credit should go to the forum and it's founder leaders, we are just working on those tracks well laid by them. Such encouragement only inspires our efforts, though the focus is not on such appreciation alone.
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  27. Do not be too happy. The appellants generally pray all reliefs and PIOs get offended for the prayers of appellants for penalty and recommendation of disciplinary actions. When compared with an appellant without a background and influence, ICs naturally being bureaucrats in less than 1% of cases impose penalty (Even in those cases where there may be some misunderstanding in between that dept., and him personally) and gets credit from 99% of PIOs. The appellants who request for such other prayers than information were told that they have a right for information alone, and the discretion of
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  28. One of my friend has similar experience from Loksabha Secretariat. as CPIO has denied to provide certified copy of her own application on 26-1-20. Point -1: "The Appellant sought certified copy of her own letter dt.1-7-2019, these documents can not be brought under the definition of information as defined under Sec.2 (f) of RTI Act. The moment applicant submits any document to public authority, once a received stamp is imprinted and an inward no is giving with such index, it becomes a public record, and it can not be denied. So please follow our Super Moderator's format and pray
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  29. Please note that, RTI is a time-bound process, so ideally, you should have filed your first appeal after 30 and before 60 days of filing the RTI application with the PIO. That is to say there are two possibilities: (a) If you do not receive any response from PIO then after 30 and before 60 days of filing the RTI application, and if you have received a response from PIO and not satisfied with it then within next 30 days from the date of receipt of the PIO's response. Likewise, if you are not satisfied with the outcome of first appeal, you need to file a second appeal. The prescribed time l
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  30. Apologize dear GLN Prasad sir for this delay in responding! At the outset, thank you, for I took your advice, wrote to the FAA who then ordered that information be provided within 7 days! And some of the RTI's have already started arriving! The Ombudsman or the CP Act cannot be employed at this time, since the Bank had started SARFAESI action, had gone for an auction. We won in the DRT, and our SA has been allowed. The money of the bidder had been returned, but after 8 weeks the bidder moved DRAT and has gotten a stay with the Tribunal from giving effect to the DRT order. It is an infr
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  31. The issue you have taken up is very interesting, and I do not think that there is a fraud in such information (Housing loan etc). According to my knowledge, every document must have duplicate in master file, and atleast the copies are available at two places. If you have no objection, post queries as there may be several alternate remedies in case of fraud. Have you gone through Ombudsman, CP Act process?
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  32. Make a polite reminder to FAA that a time frame is fixed and the information should have been provided maximum within 2 months, and there is no exemption on time frame stated in RTI Act, pray for disposal of the application maximum within 15 days from receipt of this reminder. What is the same response both from PIO and FAA ? The FAA must deliver the orders within maximum 45 days from receipt of your appeal considering the exigency of such pandemic. Do not be hasty to go for second appeal, as there is no one to hear second appeal for further two years in CIC. Focus on informat
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  33. Congratulations. Post the success story. You have taken so many cases during 2019-20 and this is not a small success. A slap on the face of those public authorities who think that RTI is a time waster and it has given horns to citizens for abuse.
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  34. Since senior officials of public authorities and officials are inclined to beat the provisions of RTI Act as their sins coming out on surface by way of disclosure of information. Further the role of Central Information commission and it's functories doing the role of catalyst by diluting the provisions of section 18 of the Act. 98% decisions pronounced pertaining to diluting the Act and in advisory to PIOs.
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  35. A ready make application is available in the following link. Open the link, substitute MNREGA and others with the exact works required for you (Village Government school) and file RTI to Gram Panchayat as per RTI rules and regulations of TN. https://www.righttoinformation.wiki/guide/applicant/application/sample/gram-panchayat
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  36. RBI Governor, SBI Chairman and several Bank chairmen has specifically stated openly that loan waiver is not a good policy, and farmers who are capable of even repayment, postpone or never pay the dues, expecting such waivers from the Government. These waiver promises by parties in individual states are vote catching plans. When there is crop insurance, waivers are not healthy propositions, and it is Banks that are suffering. Comparisons are made with large write offs / compromise settlement of business houses with that of farm loan waivers which may not appear proper, as large business wa
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    • Instances that involve disclosure of sensitive information, it may be rationale for the CPIO to ask for citizenship proof
      Information Commissioner Divya Prakash Sinha held that seeking citizenship proof in case of demand of sensitive information is justified but seeking a signed copy of the application does not seem appropriate as the online portal does not mandate uploading of signatures.
       
      Sinha was hearing the plea of an Odisha-based RTI applicant who had sought from the Army information regarding implementation of rules under the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013 in all defence establishments.
      The Army did not provide any information to the applicant, the CIC noted. Akhand approached the Commission with a complaint that the central public information officer (CPIO) of the Army has demanded a signed copy of his online RTI application as well as identity proof before providing him the records.
      “In this regard, it may be noted that as far as CPIO’s request for citizenship proof is concerned, the same is not questioned as Commission in its prior decision(s) has held the view that Armed Forces stand on a slightly different footing as there may be instances that involve disclosure of sensitive information, and for such reasons it may be rationale for the CPIO to ask for citizenship proof,” Sinha noted.
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    • Some of you -- at least CJ Karira, who helped me years ago in one crucial step, getting SEBI to acknowledge its own circular! -- know of a 15-year quest among desi academics to get SEBI to release its stale masked FII data for academic research. At one point years ago a parliamentary query by Shyam Benegal, then Rajya Sabha MP, sought the release of this data for academic research. He then made a subsequent RTI query asking what had done about his complaint about the terrible answer he got to his parliamentary question. We thought we had succeeded when in response to that SEBI did put in public domain that FII data and promised to update. And to  their credit, they did update it from time to time, even if a bit fitfully. But thanks to a question by a curious IIT-Madras undergrad, we realized that what SEBI gave with one hand they took away with another. While the idea was that the FII IDs would be masked to preserve privacy, without telling anyone, SEBI changed the masks each month, drastically reducing the value for academic research (since you can't even tell how many distinct FIIs are there in the data base, and whether anyone traded over time). It also caused mistakes in academic research since no one imagined that SEBI would use changing masks, when no other regulator or exchange on the planet does so.

      To get SEBI to finally agree to not hide by changing masks, but to keep a stable mask, has taken many years. But at least per the ruling received yesterday, it has been achieved, with no violence to anyone. I attach the ruling. I can also post the various submissions made at the Second Appeal hearing if there is any interest (need to scrub email-IDs, per the policy of this site).

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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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