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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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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  6. 2 points
    One cannot argue with idiots. Go for second appeal as there is no justification for Public Authority's reason for such denial.
  7. 1 point
    The forum is confined to guiding members under RTI Act and members can not draft such complaints and offer secretarial services on such disproportionate assets etc., without facts, figures and purpose. There is no prescribed format. You can just write a complaint stating such salary of the official, designation, and a number of years of service he has completed. Give a list of assets and market value, date of acquisition and give the total value of assets. Justify your complaint comparing with his take-home pay x years of service minus 30% minimum sustenance = Maximum salary that can be saved. Ex: to Supdt of Police, ACB or CVC or...relevant authority. The complaint is against Sri........................designation...............presently working at..............................on his disproportionate assets. 1. The official's take-home pay as on was Rs......, and he has completed .....years of service., and the maximum savings cannot exceed Rs............ 2. The following is a list of assets. Nature of asset.....Probable date of acquisition......location with the number....Approximate value in lakhs. a b c d Total. 3.As a sincere employee cannot acquire such assets without resorting to corruption, this complaint for an investigation into his acquisition of disproportionate assets in the larger public interest. Complainant.
  8. 1 point
    As usual, make a complaint to the Ministry of Shipping by Regd. post and follow it up with RTI on the status of your complaint.
  9. 1 point
    Every vehicle that is permitted by RTO states the number of passengers, weight, checks carried out and must display in painting in the vehicle or outside the vehicle, etc. In case of violations, a complaint can be filed by RTO mentioning the Registration vehicle no.... There may be routine checks on high ways both by Police dept., and every year by RTO for fitness certificate. First, get the details from RTO through certified copies and then report violations. Information solicited: 1. Please provide terms and conditions that a transport vehicle (Passenger/goods transport) should maintain as per the sanction of route permits. such as seating capacity, cargo, first aid box fitness certificate etc,
  10. 1 point
    No uniform format has been prescribed. Her attendance is also not needed. That is just a formality. Please mail a copy in advance and retain one copy with you for showing it to Commission.. Before .................Information commission,..................... File No: Against: SPIO,........................ Appellant:..................................... Authorisation letter for representing the appellant for hearing on..................... Appellant humbly submits that she could not attend hearing on.........................and hereby authorizes her husband Sri................................for representing her and submitting the grounds of appeal and praying for such remedies under RTI Act. He may be permitted to attend the hearing on the basis of this authorization letter Shri ............................Signs as.................................................................... Appellant
  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
    In this forum, both PIOs and citizens are treated the same and the spirit of RTI Act is important. Forum is always impartial and members are guiding only on precedents. I appreciate the sincerity of PIO member/FAA as they wish to know the correct position, without denying information on invented grounds and seeking clarification. These kinds of gestures to learn more reduces burden both at FAA and Second appeal level. 1. There are different forms of seeking information. ( like Information in letter form, inspection, copies, and certified copies ) If the information was sought in the form of certified copies, it should be given only in that form. In this specific case, website information downloading is not difficult, but the applicant can not get such certified copies as applications are never uploaded. There are several instances, whenever certain information is required on such card holders, Civil supplies department deleted such information from the website. Advising applicant to download is not improper but not correct without confirming himself whether all that information is really available in the website or not. In one sentence: When certified copies are solicited, PIO has to provide certified copies only. 2. Any document that is received by Public authority to avail welfare schemes becomes a Public record with authority and it is no more personal information. PIO must provide such information in the larger public interest as those citizens not deserving such benefits should not avail Govt subsidy schemes. (But in several cases filed by me they have never provided such information and the stock answer is records not traceable, name deleted) 2. Like any other public record, as the information is not exempted, the documents should be provided to the applicant.
  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
    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.
  18. 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. _____________________________________________________________________________
  19. 1 point
    I do not know how your Sunday post appeared in the forum suddenly to-day. The information sought for you is in the larger public interest and connected with welfare measures of Government. You can go for the first appeal, seek hearing of the appeal. Clearly state the facts that their income certificate references, amount, dates with more clarity. This amounts to falsification and corruption. Clearly inform that any application filed voluntarily by citizens becomes a public document and not third party information and SPIO is misinterpreting a well-laid norm. If FAA fails to give the opportunity of personal hearing, enclose copies and report the matter to collector and state as to how Government schemes are being misused, abused by those undeserving citizens and how officials are corrupt and issuing certificates as they like for reasons not known.
  20. 1 point
    is there any rule to exempt Roll tax for the vehicle carrying differently abled person ? plz share the notification copy if available ? Sent from my ONEPLUS A6000 using RTI INDIA mobile app
  21. 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.
  22. 1 point
    Thanks for the feedback RBI directives are Advisory in nature or as guidelines or directives and depending on such issue. You can only find pieces of advice that Banks must communicate about changes to borrowers. But how to communicate (method of communication) is a big question? RBI do not involve in these advisory matters, but these circulars help borrowers if they file consumer complaint before Consumer forums for deficiency of services..
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    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
  25. 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
  26. 1 point
    Make a complaint by Regd post with such photographs and other proofs like receipts given by him etc. to Drugs inspector
  27. 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.
  28. 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.
  29. 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.
  30. 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.
  31. 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.
  32. 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.
  33. 1 point
    Please send the message to Administrator and request him to forward the same to Super Moderator Ms.Raveena Oberoi.
  34. 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.
  35. 1 point
    Never go explore without exhausting all options. Write another letter pointing out the deficiencies in providing information and remind him that it is his duty to provide that information within 30 days from receipt of RTI Application taking the assistance of concerned employees and once again request him to expedite the information. You have not received FAA orders and the options are still open. Make an addendum to the first appeal and immediately make the letter to FAA. ADDENDUM Dt.................(TO FIRST APPEAL DT............) under RTI Act Before: First Appellate Authority,....................... Against: Public Information Officer,.... Appellant: The appellant wishes to report the following as addendum further to his first appeal for which FAA orders were still pending. Developments after first appeal:: 1. PIO on................vide his letter........ provided a list of diagnostic equipment. He deliberately excluded scan equipment 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 a list of people who administer the hospital was not provided Grounds for the addendum further to first appeal: PIO provided incomplete information even after.....days against 30 days time frame. PRAYER: It is the obligation of PIO to collect such information and provide it to the applicant within the time frame stipulated in RTI Act i.e. 30 days. Please direct PIO to provide information as expeditiously as possible free of cost. Appellant.
  36. 1 point
    Please provide clarification as to whether you have sought same information earlier and whether PIO has provided such information and reasons for such denial. After giving such clarification you can explore the possibility of going for the first appeal as CPIO has not justified reasons for the denial and just quoted a section and I do not personally think that CPIO has the information in a fiduciary capacity at any stretch of wild imagination. I am also shocked to know that APIO has denied the information when he is not having such powers under RTI Act. Only designated CPIO can provide or deny information and API's denial is most unjustified and illegal, his action is ultra vires. We all missing the most valuable services of Super Moderator Raveena as she is the authority in Railway matters. Kindly search in her profile and send the query as a personal message, as she is the most competent person that can provide authentic guidance in matters relating to Railways.
  37. 1 point
    DUPLICATE THREAD BY SAME MEMBER ON SAME ISSUE. MODERATORS KINDLY MERGE BOTH THREADS.
  38. 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.
  39. 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.....
  40. 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.
  41. 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.
  42. 1 point
    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.
  43. 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.
  44. 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 ....)
  45. 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.
  46. 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.
  47. 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.
  48. 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.
  49. 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
  50. 1 point
    Immediately search the website of the Hospital and seek information on the most important aspects touching larger public interest. You have to locate correct Public Information officer, a format of application and amount of RTI fee to be remitted and such mode. If you have any difficulty to find those details, file RTI Application to Nodal PIO, Collector of the district and you will certainly get information, though it may be late by another 5 days. (Hon Collector is such committee member in running all Govt. Hospitals) Ask about the list of all electronic equipment, date of purchase, the amount spent, the source of funds, present position, expenses spent so far, Any service contract entered, machines not being used for such repairs, pending proposals of identified instruments. The most important aspect is whether equipment are being purchased with the maintenance contract, and the period within which company has to attend for repairs, number of cases being referred to outside hospitals, though the equipment is there but in working. (There is large corruption in these aspects, as some government servants neither due to ignorance or purposefully spoil the delicate equipment, and refer the cases to outside and get their unofficial commission on all such references)
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