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  1. 3 points
    Write to him directly and seek all those success stories and stepping stones in his biography. He can definitely respond. Search in google and create a library with all those material.
  2. 2 points
    Go for first appeal with following grounds and prayer. Grounds: SPIO has not provided point wise, correct and complete information for point 1,2,3 and and for Point No.4 demanded for a visit for collecting documents and not even provided the calculation with his demand. The reply is not satisfactory and for 28 days he could not provide information that is available on his record. Hence first appeal. (Copy of RTI Application and PIO reply provided as xerox on back of this page as Page No.2) PRAYER: Appellant requests for directions to SPIO for providing point wise information and demanding such fees for copying after providing such calculation arrived. As information was not provided within 30 days, SPIO may be directed to provide information as expeditiously as possible free of cost. (There is no such necessity to call on the office with personal expenses only for collecting copies and it can be sent by post as per RTI rules and regulations)
  3. 2 points
    Please refer to the blog on the following link and prepare the grounds of your first appeal: https://rtiindia.org/blogs/entry/756-disproportionate-diversion-of-resources/
  4. 2 points
    Sir, Apologies for not providing details RTI Appplication Information Solicited: [1] Please provide me the CCTV entire available data footage data between 10 a.m to 11.a.m as on June 03, 2019 for all the installations at B4 Police Station, Town South, Town East ,AWPS and Town West Police Station,Nagapattinam.Please provide entire data in electronic form. Quoted the excerpts form TNSIC Decision " if you PIO denies CCTV footage, CCTV footage has to preserved till the end of SA hearing" TNSIC SA 637/A/2018 & TNSIC and SA 8543/A/2017 TNSIC in a different case requesting CCTV footage at police stations,earlier ordered that if the Appellant (myself) requested for CCTV data, it should be provided SA 8543/A/2017 Note: 1.If you deny the CCTV footage data for this application, please do not delete the CCTV footage data until the decision of State Information Commission /High Court Decision
  5. 1 point
    You can produce all those evidence in your possession and can seek investigation/inquiry into the facts and can seek inspection of records so that traces can be secured from verification of inward received register etc.
  6. 1 point
    Take all those documents that establish that the information on complaint, deviation, damages are actual and available in the form of material so that you can submit that SPIO has filed misleading information deliberately and demand for filing such affidavit from PIO and give opportunity of inspection of those files. If you have any other copies to establish that SPIO has provided misleading information submit the same.
  7. 1 point
    Topic beyond the scope of discussions here. Besides as two of the replies contained extraneous links(carrying advertisements) they have been deleted. The thread stands closed for further discussions.
  8. 1 point
    Make a polite reminder to FAA and enclose copy of decision and pray for directions from FAA to sincerely implement IC decision within a week and mark this as copy to SPIO. Paste postal proof of service by pasting registration receipt on such reminder to FAA. Wait for a month . Make a complaint to IC enclosing copy of your reminder to FAA with service proof and pray for suitable action against PIO.
  9. 1 point
    File a first appeal with the concerned First Appellate Authority on the following ground: Grounds of First Appeal: 1. That, there is no provision under the RTI Act which mandates that a RTI applicant has to seek permissions from higher official before seeking an inspection of information. 2. A conjoint reading of the following provisions of the RTI Act, reasonably establishes that a Public Information Officer under the RTI Act, is the only officer who shall deal with the request for information including inspections sought under the RTI Act, and no other officer can discharge that responsibility in lieu of a PIO except where a PIO seeks the assistance of such an officer by invoking section 5(4) read with 5(5) of the RTI Act. Please find section 5(3), 5(4), 5(5), 7(1) and 7(2) of the RTI Act quoted below for your perusal:
  10. 1 point
    You may find the following citation useful: Judgment of Delhi High Court (Ravinder Bhat J.) - In WP No. 33114/2007 (Shri Bhagat Singh Vs. Chief Information Commissioner & Ors) - Access to information under Section 3 of the Act, is the rule and exemptions under Section 8, the exception. Section 8 being a restriction on this fundamental right, must therefore is to be strictly construed. It should not be interpreted in manner as to shadow the very right self. Under Section 8, exemption from releasing information is granted if it would impede the process of investigation process cannot be a ground for refusal of the information, the authority withholding information must show satisfactory reasons as to why the release of such information would hamper the investigation process. Such reasons should be germane, and the opinion of the process being hampered should be reasonable and based on some material. Sans this consideration, section 8(1) (h) and other such provisions would become the haven for dodging demands for information.
  11. 1 point
    In my opinion THE FAA has considered your letter as Ist Appeal. Because it was requested to him to advise the PIO as well as the FAA to follow section 6(3) of the RTI Act-2005. However a letter may be sent to Suptd. Engineer that the letter was addressed to FAA hence disposal was required from him & move to CIC or SIC. (2) Yes, there is no provision of any review by any authority under RTI 2005.
  12. 1 point
    At Q. No. 2 : Please provide reasons, if held on re record for undue delay and time frame within which decision should be communicated.
  13. 1 point
    If the management is a Public authority, seek simple information as follows: Subject on information sought: Recognition of KVWTA union...Letter dt... 1.Please provide present status and action taken so far for giving due recognition. 2.Please provide reasons for undue delay and time frame within which decision will be communicated. If there is delay of more than a month, report the same to the Commissioner of Labour.
  14. 1 point
    Happy Birthday to group, its founder members & all admins. The traffic to this group shows that the citizens are aware of their fundamental rights. No Govt. would be able to face the high tides of this ocean touching to sky.
  15. 1 point
    In several CIC decisions, PIOs were asked to reconstruct the file on the basis of master copies or such copies available with some other dept., If Canara Bank has filed such objections, they must have stated in writing in lists of records burnt during the accident. They should also explain to IC as to the possibility of reconstruction of file. Now file missing appears a lame excuse as all banks saves the files in cloud manner and the files can be retrieved through digital process from computers or their hub.
  16. 1 point
    As citizens, let us focus on Information alone. If the information is available in electronic form, they must provide it and they can not state any excuses. Go for first appeal as there is no option. In the blog, Madras HC decision link was provided and it serves your first appeal purpose.
  17. 1 point
    Strange. The only option is either to commence the work with fresh RTI seeking same information from friend or relative or go for writ before HC.
  18. 1 point
    Dear comrades...since the govt. is likely to make some changes in RTI act. Can we file RTI? Sent from my vivo 1818 using RTI INDIA mobile app
  19. 1 point
    Please refer to the blog on the following link and prepare the grounds of your first appeal: http://jps50.blogspot.com/2014/06/justification-for-reasons-for-denial.html
  20. 1 point
    The only remedy is filing PIL against BMC in High Court. When the King is blind...
  21. 1 point
    You have the right both as a citizen and consumer and can question the process. Information solicited: 1.Please provide me the laid down process to arrive for calculation of Electricity, if the meter is defective and could not be replaced by TNEB due to inadequate stock of such meters. 2.Please provide such calculation sheeet to Consumer No....................Name...............................address..................
  22. 1 point
    Go for second appeal. Grounds for Appeal: PIO has to either provide the information or deny information stating such exemptions in RTI Act Sec.8 (1). There is no such confidential data that was exempted under RTI Act and hence FAA providing such information is not as per stipulations under RTI Act. ( 1 &2) If you have paid fees to authority, and if you do not want job, then go to consumer forum for deficiency of service for not conducting recruitment after collecting such fees and keeping you in dark for indefinite periods.
  23. 1 point
    The matter is sensitive, and you have to handle it carefully, as RTI may likely strain your relationship and get that information through informal ways. If there is no alternative, you can file RTI Application and seek such information in one sentence. the normal practice is while enclosing cheque, they must state claim, payment, deduction details with each and every bill. Information solicited: 1.Please provide work wise security deposit work wise from 2016 to 30-3-2019 for the following works of .....................contractor. ____________________________________________________________________________________________________ Work...............Order No.........................bill wise deductionsRs.............date of deduction...........cumulative upto 2019 Rs. Due date. ___1___________2________________________3___________________4_____________________5_____________6_______ 1 2 3 4 __________________________________________________
  24. 1 point
    Mr.Subbu, You are yourself an expert and need no guidance but reported only for giving opportunity to learn from your experience. Please educate Second PIO that full CIC bench ruled that denying information that there is no larger public interest was never stated as exemption in Sec. 8 (1) of RTI Act. You can also search in google or in our forum as there were many decisions by CIC for providing such CCTV footage. Go for first appeal enclosing such decision. In case of first RTI, seek laid down norm stating the process of deleting the data and entries required for deleting that footage.
  25. 1 point
    Immediately write a letter to PIO drawing his attention to non compliance of APIC decision under copy to FAA. PIO,............... Sir, Non compliance of APIC decision Ref No....................... This is to inform that I have not received any information even after APIC decision till to-day. Please note that I have to make a complaint to APIC for deliberate and wilfull negligence and insubordination of superior authority's order, if PIO fails to provide information within one week. Yours sincerely Copy to FAA Wait for ten days and file complaint before SIC immediately as follows: Before APIIC (Decision No............) .............................Public Authority, ............................Complainant. Non compliance of APIC decision- Complaint. 1.Hon'IC has ordered in his decision as follows: 2.As this complainant has not received the information as per directions of IC, a notice was issued to SPIO and FAA. Copy enclosed. 3.SPIO and FAA ignored Hon'ble IC decision and has not provided information, even after such notice. PRAYER: Complainant prays for suitable directions to SPIO for providing information as expeditiously as possible and to impose penalty and recommend for suitable disciplinary action against SPIO in his deliberate failure in his duties and obligation in providing information, even after IC decision. Place date...........................................................................................................Complainant. Copy to SPIO, Copy to FAA.
  26. 1 point
    Go for alternate energy source,as the dept., is not supposed to provide connection to such lands. (Solar). In UP outside Ghaziabad, several colonies are not having electricity facility in the city and they are still managing. Unless you have title to the property you may not get a connection to such grabbed land as per revenue record. File a grievance to TNEB Zonal office. Under RTI you can only seek information available in material form and RTI can not help you in getting a remedy for your issue. If possible contact an advocate and get court directions as electricity is also essential like Water and air.
  27. 1 point
    You have lost the coin in Kashmir and searching it at Kanyakumari. This community forum is dedicated for guiding citizens in seeking information from public authorities under RTI and members are like you and me. This forum is not having relations with any Government/party. RTI is not a complaint redressal / investigation and you can only seek information available in material form from public authoriies. You can either refer the matter to a higher official in Registration dept., post it as grievance in their on line portal or complain to ACB.
  28. 1 point
    An applicant is having right to information alone, and the penalty is in between the PIO and IC and appellant has no role to play. That penalty can never come to appellant as wrongly perceived. Insisting for imposition of penalty may spoil the relations, when one expects smooth relations without hurting. It is very difficult to establish deliberate denial with fraudulent motives by PIO.
  29. 1 point
    If you are a member of the society, even without RTI Act you can seek such inspection of records by issuing notice. If they refuse to provide such information, issue notice under CP Act without mentioning RTI and state that you are a member, paid such prescribed subscription, has the right to inspect the records but denied permission. Wait for the response and file a simple complaint free of cost before District Consumer Forum.
  30. 1 point
    An information pertaining to co-operative societies can be broadly classified into two categories: (1) Information which a co-operative society is supposed to mandatorily and periodically file with the Registrar of Co-operative Societies e.g. annual returns etc. (2) Information which a co-operative society is not supposed to file with the Registrar of Co-operative Societies and is available only at the Society's Office e.g. Minutes of Managing Committee meetings etc. Presently the status is that: The information which falls under category (1) above can be accessed under the provisions of RTI Act by filing a RTI application with the PIO of the concerned ward of Deputy Registrar of Co-operative Societies. Whereas, the information which falls under category (2) above is being wrongfully denied by the PIO of Deputy Registrar of Co-operative Societies. A writ petition on the above subject is pending before the Bombay High Court.
  31. 1 point
    IC is not supposed to revise/modify/aleter or re look into delivered decision. The action is not proper. File RTI Application and seek information from SC as follows: 10Please provide Certified copy sthat states the powers of IC in changing a decision delivered, without once again hearing appellant.
  32. 1 point
    For the purpose of RTI Act, the Co-operative Societies can be broadly classified into two types: (1) Bodies owned, controlled or substantially financed by a Govt. etc. (i.e. Societies which fall under the definition of public authority as given under section 2 (h) of the RTI Act); and (2) Bodies which do not fall under the definition of section 2 (h) of the RTI Act i.e. Private Bodies. The first type of Co-operative Societies are public authorities and therefore directly covered under the RTI Act; by virtue of section 2(h) of the RTI Act; and The second type of Co-operative Societies are covered indirectly under the RTI Act, by virtue of the definition of section 2(f) of the RTI Act. In other words, both the type of Co-operative Societies are covered under the RTI Act, one directly under section 2(h) and the other indirectly under section 2(f). Please find para 52 from the decision of Hon'ble Supreme Court in Civil Appeal No. 9017 of 2013 quoted below:
  33. 1 point
    FAA's obligation is to direct his subordinate Public Information Officer suitably to follow such stipulations in RTI Act, if he finds from first appellant has stated any grounds of violation. Information should always be from Public Information officer. You can ask a friend or relative from different station to file RTI Application seeking information as follows: Information solicited: 1.Please provide the copy of office notes/directions that state the reasons for putting on hold the recruitment of Deputy Managers, Assistant Managers (desk top). 2.Please inform whether there is an obligation on public authority to inform developments to the aspiring candidates, without giving scope for each candidate filing individual RTI Applications. 3.Please provide the link if the matter is put on website about suspending such recruitment. 4.Inform further plan of action for recruitment in future if available on record if any.
  34. 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.
  35. 1 point
    In younger age, everything appears beautiful either a child or new articles. In 2017, none of the members remembered the forum and the Anniversary passed silently without any wishes or celebrations. It is only time that erases the memory. But in short span, most of the experts stored huge information that will be useful for another decade. Though they do not visit regularly, their past contribution still helps every member. The success and rejoice of the forum is not confined to a single day, and every day someone should be benefitted by the forum. Every day is for celebration if members succeed through their learning and guidance..
  36. 1 point
    Your Fundamental Right to see the Government Records in a time-bound manner by paying 10 rupees.

    © rtiindia.org

  37. 1 point
    BIJNOR: As many as 20 senior state officials were slapped with a fine of 25,000 each by state information commissioner (SIC) Hafiz Usman after they were found delaying replies to RTIqueries by applicants in different state departments. The erring officials including public information officer of UP State Ganga River Conservation Agency, Lucknow, district magistrates of Saharanpur and Sambhal, chief medical officer of Saharanpur, BSA of Sambhal, district panchayat raj officer of Amroha, district programme officer of Sambhal, district supply officer of Saharanpur, deputy registrar of Vilaspur in Rampur, BSA of Amroha, chief medical officer of BD Baajoriya Hospital of Saharanpur, CMO of Rampur, DIOS of Sambhal, executive engineer at PVVNL, Khatauli of Muzaffarnagar and Najibabad of Bijnor district, Block development officer of Deengarpur in Moradabad, BDO Nahtaur and Afjalgarh of Bijnor district, BDO Gangoh in Saharanpur and village secretary of Jaleelpur area in Bijnor district, have been slapped with the fine. According to sources, the fine has come as a surprise to the officials concerned.
  38. 1 point
    I got my degree after 1 week, this happen cause of (filling a RTI complain against Agra University). Sent from my Redmi 4 using RTI INDIA mobile app
  39. 1 point
    Make a complaint signed by those residents which are affected by the bad state of the Road to the authority that maintain such roads. Submit petitions to local representative like Ward Member, Chairman, Mayor,Commissioner,MLA and MP. Contact local Media and get it highlighted through publicity. After all these attempts file RTI Application seeking information on action taken for repairs to Roads on your complaint .
  40. 1 point
    Remember, 'Mantra' may not be one and same for "birth" and "death". Importance of information, urgency, prima facie suspicion of deliberate mischief should be felt by to Hon IC. In not every case CIC decided like that, and only in some cases, where suspicion is apparent, they have decided for lodging FIR.
  41. 1 point
    Disclose information related to corruption cases: CIC to CBI As reported (PTI) in hidustantimes.com on Nov 02, 2012 Disclose information related to corruption cases: CIC to CBI - Hindustan Times Holding that information related to allegations of corruption has to be provided even by organisations exempted under the RTI Act, the CIC has directed CBI to provide all information pertaining to corruption cases. Chief Information Commissioner Satyananda Mishra directed the agency to consider on case-to-case each request seeking information about allegations of corruption and see if they do not attract other exemption clauses. CBI was included in the second schedule of the Section 24 of the RTI Act which allows national and security organisations of the country listed under it from making any disclosures under the transparency. However, information pertaining allegations of corruption and human rights violations do not come under the exemption. In a case related to RTI application filed by activist C J Karira, CBI argued before the CIC that the agency by large probed cases related to allegations of corruption and disclosing such information would make the exemption given to it "totally infructuous." The agency, which is probing number of high profile corruption cases such as 2G scam, NRHM scam, Illegal ore mining, CWG scam, Tatra BEML scam besides other such cases pleaded that disclosure of information would defy the objective of keeping it in the exemption list. "It (section 24 of the RTI Act) does not make any distinction between the exempted organisations on the basis of the functions they perform nor between allegations of corruption on the basis whether it is made against the employees of the exempt organisation or others," Mishra held. He said it is true that CBI is primarily responsible for investigating into all cases of corruption cases by public servants of the Central Government.
  42. 1 point
    There is no single "Labour Act" which is applicable to educational institutions. Labour Laws in general comprise of several enactments like the Payment of Wages Act, EPF Act , Payment of Gratuity etc., many of which are applicable to the educational institutions either by way of a specific definition in the Act or through subsequent notifications or guidelines issues by the respective state governments. If you can be a little more specific, perhaps we can think of a way to find out through RTI if a particular enactment has been duly implemented/followed in educational institutions.
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