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  1. 2 points
    Under RTI Act the only right a citizen is having is for information that is not exempted alone and for further appeals under RTI. Imposing penalty against CPIO is absolute discretion of the Information Commissioner, a citizen has no right to demand for such penalty. If the problem is with information writ is the final remedy against IC decision. If for imposing penalty, HC may consider it but HC can not take any action against IC. Waiting since 14 years for correct interpretation of the penalty clause and if some one gets that imposing penalty for violation is mandatory to impose penalty, the enactment of RTI is most successful. No court accepts suits on decisions/orders under RTI and all officials are immune under RTI for their legitimate actions taken in good faith.
  2. 2 points
    You have raised the same issue of stadium/gym several months back, and you have already raised the issue under RTI and was told that gym equipment is not ready and not in full fledged etc., If you want you can file another RTI seeking information as follows: Information solicited: 1.Please inform the projected date of functioning of .............after the work has been completed. 2.Please inform the pending construction and other works associated with the commencement. 3.Please inform specific reasons for delay on record. 4.Please provide the proposed action within a time frame recorded. 5.Please provide the Minutes of....................in which these pending problems were discussed and the directions of higher authorities.
  3. 2 points
    Section 11 is a procedural section which lays down the procedure for cases where an information pertains to a third party. However, information cannot be denied u/s. 11 of the RTI Act, because as per section 7(1) information can only be denied either u/s. 8 or 9 of the Act. Firstly the information that you have sought is not a third party information and secondly even if it were to be a third party information it could have been denied only section 8 and 9 of the Act. Please find section 7(1) quoted below:
  4. 1 point
    Go for first appeal as stating total lumpsum expenditure of a particular Railway station is not exempted under Sec. 8 (1) (a) and Railways is not under defense ministry.
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    Go for second appeal to CIC after making changes (deleting some paras in First appeal). File another RTI Application seeking information from Supdt of Police seeking certified copy of police report. Issue a notice under CP Act to Passport officer demanding to inform the reasons for denial of such PP and copy of police report. If PPO fails file a consumer complaint in DIstrict forum for deficiency of services as you have paid consideration and have the right to know the what was reported against you. The costs may not be more than Rs.500/- if you appear as party in person..
  6. 1 point
    Though outsiders are not concerned with the objective of your seeking such information, when you state your occupation and need for that information yourself, then it may appear fair. But, what I understand (general/vague) on this issue is after giving VRS to their employees, BSNL has outsourced the services and is at present running with bare skeletal staff. I believe that there should have been a well laid down policy, and enough powers were delegated for outsourcing as per the uniform policy. You can get a general idea on oursourcing contracts once you get the copy of policy/orders/notification.
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    Communication is highly sensitive and this is the only reason BSNL was lagging behind as other private telcom companies compromise for cheap Chinese./Korean/Taiwan where hacking is not difficult. BSNL never use such hardware of enemy country. Entire world suspects Chinese telcom products. The importance is on technology adopted in a state like West Bengal. There are several disruptive activities in the state and the blame goes on enemy countries and migrants from border countries. ,It is my only apprehension and it can only be decided by BSNL/CIC as the entire state of West Bengal BSNL telcom network information and operations in one year is being solicited by a citizen and when some contractors in India can resort to compromise due to pressures/money and several other things. Those who seek information seek it openly and always keep transparency and accountability in operations and once if citizens himself hide their identity and seek that vast information without any idea of putting into logical conclusion of such vast data., the very purpose of RTI is defeated. Information is not for information sake and it should be put to logical conclusion. CIC must consider this though objective and reasons are unknown in RTI Act.
  8. 1 point
    CPIO has not applied his mind while denying information. 8 1 (e) Information available to a person in his fiduciary relationship unless the competent authority is satisfied that the larger public interest warrants the disclosure of such information.: Tender documents/work contracts by any stretch of wild imagination is not information held by BSNL on behalf of any contractor, and their activity and work contracts are in larger public interest that is never exempted under RTI Act. But to me it appears that seeking such One year work contracts BSNL West Bengal is not fair. They can reject the information stating Sec,8 (1) (a) (d) as the communication net work should be confidential in a sensitive state like West Bengal. The tenders state the steps or machinery to be used etc., and while all other telcom companies made an exit from the country, due to strong fundamentals with great difficulty BSNL is surviving somehow. I am afraid that seeking such sensitive information will certainly weaken their status and they can not expose sensitive information. However, as you have started a process go for First Appeal but I am sure that it is not possible to get such sensitive information of entire state by a citizen without demonstrating larger public interest.
  9. 1 point
    The procedure was well explained in those state on line websites /Central on line that offer that facility. Not all states are offering and only some states are offering . We are hearing teething problems and always advise hard copy registered post tracking process so that every thing is at the finger tips of applicant.
  10. 1 point
    First Appeal dt.20th May, 2020 under RTI Act. Before: First Appellate Authority, Pass port officer,..................... Against: CPIO, Passport officer,........................... Appellant: Brief Facts: Information was solicited through RTI Application dt......., and CPIO vide his letter dt........... has denied information for the reasons unknown in RTI Act. Grounds for Appeal: "Deemed denial of information" as there was no such exemption/process stated in RTI Act as misquoted/misinterpreted by CPIO. As per Sec.7 CPIO can only deny information: ...................or reject for any of the reasons specified in Section .8 and 9 Contrary to statutory stipulated clauses of exemption, without quoting such reasons or sections, CPIO has invented his own exemptions to deny information with malafide and deliberate reasons. There is no confusion in Sec.7 and CPIO has taken the law into his hands to reject the request. Hope that after nearly 15 years of enactment, and Sec.7 is the only section relevant to CPIO in RTI Act, CPIO has not applied his mind in providing information. As an applicant that paid the consideration and fees, and as a citizen this applicant is entitled to seek information and such reasons for rejection of his passport application and has a right to know the facts on record as a victim/sufferer of a decision. Further RTI Act stipulates the following: Sec 7 - Sub section 9: "As information shall ordinarily be provided in the form in which it is sought unless it would dis proportionately divert.....;---Applicant sought hard copy and information has to be provided in such hard copy duly certified after printing from system and CPIO can charge prescribed copying fees of Rs.2 per page and CPIO can not demand for visit to his office for studying the system and such soft copy is not having evidential value. The second rejection is some strange grounds of applying Sec.24. This section is never heard for denial of information and as per Sec.7, information can be denied only under Sec.8 or Sec.9. The sec.24 applies to those organisation specified in Second Secudule and Police dept is not intelligence and security organisation spcified in the second schedule. The organisation is exempted. The custodian of such record is now PPO. That record is not exempted under RTI, such organisation specified in Sec.24-second schedule are exempted. CPIO exhibited his over smartness and can not differentiate between an exempted organisation with that of exempted information. An exempted organisation is not within ambit of RTI Act. AN exempted information is subject to Sec.8 or Sec.9 exemptions. The replies of CPIO disclose the most unfortunate status of implementation of RTI Act even after 15 years in such offices like PPO PRAYER: :Please direct CPIO to go through such section 7 and Sec.24 referred by him once again and take guidance from an expert and also direct him to provide the certified copies as expeditiously as possible free of cost. Appellant prays FAA orders with such reasons and in the form of a speaking order giving clarification to CPIO. Appellant.
  11. 1 point
    Now as you have commenced the process go for second appeal to SIC against CMO Secretariat, and immediately file fresh RTI Application and seek information as follows: Information solicited: 1.Please provide me the certified copy of any public record that states the custodian of the Jallikattu committee report submitted by...................................
  12. 1 point
    The First Appellate Authority has not given a speaking order (reasoned reply) on the grounds raised by you in your first appeal, but he has simply upheld the order of PIO, therefore the order of the FAA violates the principles of natural justice, it also violates the several precedents laid down by the various High Courts and Supreme Court of India, and as such the Order of the FAA is bad in law. The way forward is to file a second appeal / complaint against the order of the FAA before the concerned Information Commission. Please refer to the blog on the following link to articulate your grounds for approaching the concerned Information Commission: Justifications for reasons of denial.
  13. 1 point
    The situation is very typical and one may has to learn several lessons. Who is the custodian of the information as a material form of record ? In what way the dept., is concerned. Was there any conspiracy in endorsing the RTI Application to many depts., and smartly landing it finally with an organization that is exempted. First, read the process and to whom report has to be submitted, Definitely the matter is not connected with such intelligence and inquiry and a matter concerned with larger public interest. It was informed by you that SIC can not accept second appeals against exempted organisations. The key point is whether it is true that such exempted organisation is the custodian of such information ? I stand by my reply that unless the report is submitted in Assembly, it can be a part of public record.
  14. 1 point
    This appears as a private civil complaint with your neighbour. RTI Act shows the way for obtaining information available in the form of material record with public authority and provides that information to citizens if it is not exempted under Sec. It appears to me that your query is beyond ambit of RTI Act and only local advocate can provide a remedy for your problem.
  15. 1 point
    You can file such application to any one of the following. 1.Nodal State Public Information officer, DIstrict Collector office, 2.State Public Information officer, ...........State Assembly You can search their websites for format and mode of payment of RTI fee of Rs.10. The collector is under obligation to upload such information on MLA LAds. You can search in our wikipedia in our forum for prescribed format of application. Many states are accepting Rs.10/-adhesive court stamp as RTI Fee and this is available with all advocates, their clerks, Bar association offices, Kiosks opp any court etc.,
  16. 1 point
    Please upload CIC decision and post the story as success story. After terrific gas leakage at Vizag, these kind of Larger public interest applications brings into light the deficiencies of the units much early. You are a lay man, and you should be accompanied by an expert of some voluntary organisation and the report you submit to them MPT may bring several safety violations . Search on line for such expert in any voluntary organisation.
  17. 1 point
    From" Harika, ................. Hyderabad. Registered NOTICE UNDER CP ACT. To The principal, Sarojini Naidu Vanita Pharmacy Mahavidyalaya, ....................................... Hyderabad. I, Harita D/o.....................aged..............years, residing at................................Hyderabad hereby referred as complainant issue the following notice under CP Act demanding for immediate return of original marks lists of 10th and 12th by the College. 1.The complainant was a student of the college with Roll No.....................and secured admission in ................course...............in Academic year.................. 2.During the time of admission, the college authorities have collected original 10th and 12th marks list and as per laid down rules and regulations, after such verification they ought to have returned the original marks list/certificates to the students. 3.However, the college authorities have not returned the originals and keeping them illegally in their custody and demanding Rs.60,000/- as extortion for returning the original certificates, though the State Government, University and UGC have given clear directives to all colleges that college is bound to return the certificates immediately on demand by the student and it should not be kept by college . 5.There is deficiency of service by college as the college authorities have violated UGC directives and targeted the student for harassment. Due to non submission of such original certificates, the progress and career of the student came to halt and the complaint was subjected to agony and suffering with mental tension. 6.Complainant demands for immediate returning of original certificates deposited her for scrutiny of the college within 7 days, failing which, the complainant has to file case against the college for proper remedy for harassment and deficiency of service by the college seeking huge compensation for the mental agony perpetrated on her by college authorities. Hyderabad 11th May, 2020 Complainant. Copy to Registrar, Osmania University, Hyderabad, Chairman, University Grants commission With a request to note the deliberate blatant violation of UGC /HRD directives by the college. Serve the above notices and lodge the same as grievance in UGC website PGRMS and you will certainly get the certificates back maximum within a month.
  18. 1 point
    Please provide timings also and obtain CCTV footage through another application. The present application is sufficient. How the member wishes to bring logical conclusion with the information is interesting.
  19. 1 point
    File RTI Application seeking information as follows: Information solicited: 1)Please provide laid down procedure for distributing essential commodities of RATION to all such Below poverty line families and showing the safeguards taken to monitor that the Rations are really being received by actual beneficiaries alone and not misused by Nagar Sevaks/Ration shop owners. 2.Please inform the number of complaints received on such misuse/abuse of such commodities without delivering to the real beneficiaries and action taken against them.
  20. 1 point
    1. You can file a RTI application and seek information on the action taken on your complaint. The information so obtained will help you understand as to exactly what action has been taken on your complaint. Enclose a copy of the complaint filed along with such a RTI application. Kindly download a draft RTI application from the blog on the following link (kindly adapt this RTI to suit your purpose): http://jps50.blogspot.com/2012/08/long-pending-issues-with-govt-use-rti.html 2. You can also file a RTI application with the PIO of the concerned department of Municipal Corporation to seek information on the budget sanctioned for drainage system, a copy of drainage system plans etc. Just take care to see that all your RTI queries are pointing towards obtaining a copy of a document. For instance: Description of Information Required: A photocopy of the documents in which the following particulars are noted: 1. A copy of drainage plan. 2. A copy of .... 3. A copy of
  21. 1 point
    As repeatedly stated by experts/moderators in this forum, RTI is not a problem solving, or redressal of grievances process. One can get only information and it all depends on the applicant as to how he uses such information to get a logical end for the actual problem. These issues have to be resolved collectively by active group of persons by submitting petitions to elected representatives like councellors, MLA, MPs etc and then following up through media coverage . RTI should also be made to Government Hospitals for collecting data on mosquito bites, outpatients treated for malaria, epidemics spread if any during last one year,. The opinions of residents on such maintenance by authorities must be recorded. There should be a morcha to the officials and it should get adequate publicity. After creating a record of all these efforts finally filing PIL before HC is the certain remedy. Under RTI you can seek information on Budget for drainage, reasons for poor maintenance of such systems, Inspection and monitoring by authorities periodicity and controlling measures, officials involved in such maintenance, proposed plan of action to cover open drains. The purpose of making this post is not to discourage, but only to remind the poor financial budgets of local authority, and difficulty in handling such a large issue by one or two individual under RTI.
  22. 1 point
    @Prasad GLN Thank you for your fast and valuable response. Please find attached picture. if you see that is open drainage system This type of Drainage system is dangerous for health and human life and can lead to serious diseases. It is not just my problem, it is a problem for the whole colony. drainage system made after many efforts but it is also incomplete. I am aware of this thing, RTI is a way through which we can get useful information to solve problem.I want to know what information can I get by RTI. Can I get any useful information by RTI that I can get benefit in this case Thank you
  23. 1 point
    As a citizen you are entitled to seek any information you require from Public authorities. Please go through Shri JP Shah blogs and find the sample format of RTI Application to know status of complaint and make suitable alterations and file such application as per rules and regulations of RTI Applicable to that authority. Remember RTI is just a Road and not destination. A citizen can seek and get information which is available with public authority in the form of material record. There is no scope for questioning the quality of their action or reasons for inaction unless those are reduced as record in writing.
  24. 1 point
    You can wait for 45 days+ 5 days for postal transit for filing second appeal before Information commission, as there is lockdown and disruption in daily activities at all offices. Please read Sec.19 in RTI Act available in the forum. Members can not foretell as to when FAA delivers a decision/orders or whether FAA delivers any orders or maintain silence. An appellant can only wait for 50 days and then go for second appeal and the process of second appeal is available in that website of Information Commission.
  25. 1 point
    The most complicated and controversial decision in RTI by SC is Girish Ramachandra Case, and almost every PIO quotes that Judgment while denying information, and those paragraphs are available in their system for COPY and PASTE. As on to day no one has filed review petitions. It all depends on the information solicited. If there is larger public interest there are no exemptions under RTI Act. So it is the duty of applicant to establish larger public interest in seeking such information and one has to escalate it to Information Commission and also establish such LPI before IC for favourable decision. Unless the information solicited is posted, it is not possible to suggest any guidance.
  26. 1 point
    You can file application on line and the information you have solicited is proper. Add few words in the following sentence. Kindly provide the following information in the form of certified copies.
  27. 1 point
    @ Shri Sunil Ahya : "3. You can file a RTI application directly addressed to their PIO, without waiting for the results of step 1 and 2 above, as follows (please note that for filing a RTI, name of a person is not required but only designation PIO is required):" Always write on the envelope only the HO name and do not write To, The Public Information Officer, If you write a public information officer, as there is no such designated officer, they may refuse to accept such application, which again should be sorted out through complaint to Telangana IC. Instead write only the name of dept., Director of Handlooms and Textiles and Apparel Export parks, 3rd Floor, Chenetha Bhavan, Telangana State, Hyderabad 500001 and in that envelope your RTI Application can be addressed to Public Information Officer.
  28. 1 point
    The only yardstick and fundamental information required is as to whether such society cease to exist if Government funding is withdrawn. If it can not exist without such financial support it is within ambit of RTI Act. First file RTI Application, then if the SPIO denies that he is not public authority, with the above information as in first para, make a complaint before Telangana Informtion Commission.Commission. You can get their scale of pay and not total salary payable or bank account which are treated as personal information under Sec. 8 1 (J) There should be a logical ending for such information and to establish larger public interest if information is denied stating such 8 (1) (j), you have to inform the LPI involved in seeking the details of entire employees in a state working in such co operative dept,
  29. 1 point
    The Commission has stated that you have already filed a Second Appeal based on an identical RTI. Your steps and response would depend upon what do you have say as a counter to the Commission's observation.
  30. 1 point
    The query and clarification required from this forum regarding RTI is not clear. A citizen can seek information under RTI from public authorities if the information is not exempted under Sec8 (1) & 9 of RTI Act. The normal procedure for obtaining documents is only after closing of tenders and after finalizing the name of bidder. The entire set of documents are normally in closed envelopes . There are no exemptions for seeking information and it is the responsibility of PIO either to provide information or deny information stating such exemption with justification. Nothing prevents you in filing application, but do not hope that you can collect such documents under RTI before finalization, and you can proceed further on hearing from PIO of such clause.
  31. 1 point
    Though it is not necessary to state the objective of seeking information, for that specific information that was qualified as in larger public interest, that larger public interest must be stated with more clarity. Seeking total minutes for two years (specific dates not mentioned in application) may not appear as justified. Grounds for Appeal: SPIO has not provided exact such sub section in Sec. 8 (1) and provided justification for applying that exemption, and quoted CIC decision without application of mind to deny information. SPIO is expected to quote section, sub section and justification for denial of such information . Appellant submits that each and Minutes of Board are not confidential and only some relating to strategy and critical information may qualify for exemption, and even in the case as TASMAC is a Public Sector Board having monopoly, there is no competition for their business in TN State. Information of those minutes that are critical and confidential may be severed and copies recorded as minutes may be provided, as meetings are not regular and may take place at quarterly intervals. PRAYER: Appellant prays for directions to SPIO for providing the information as expeditiously as possible for two separate financial years. 1-4-2017 to 31-12-2019
  32. 1 point
    The PIO has cited the exemption of section 24(4) for denying the information requested by you. Please peruse the provision of section 24(4), the same is reproduced below: As you can see, your best chances of getting the information is, if you can show that the information sought by you pertains either to (1) allegation of corruption or (2) violation of human rights. It seems that, in the facts of your case, the information sought by you may possibly fall under the category of 'violation of human rights'. If that is the case, then you may file a first appeal before the concerned First Appellate Authority on the ground of violation of human rights, however, please note that the second proviso to section 24(4) provides that in such cases the power to disclose information lies with the State Information Commission.
  33. 1 point
    Track the depts., as the report might be available with more than one dept., EX : Home Ministry.
  34. 1 point
    Those reports unless they are placed before the Assembly can not be disclosed to public. If you are not satisfied continue the cycle and go for first and second appeals stating larger public interest.
  35. 1 point
    If a candidate seeks information under the provisions of the Right to Information Act, then payment has to be sought under the RTI Rules. The question before the Supreme Court was which Guidelines/Rules will govern the prescription of fee for copies of answer sheets and their inspection. The Court held that while the ICSI is governed by the Companies Secretaries Act, 1980 and the Examination Committee formed under the statute prescribes a certain fee, the RTI Rules also lay down a fee structure for procurement of answer sheets. The Court held, “In our opinion, the existence of these two avenues is not mutually exclusive and it is up to the candidate to choose either of the routes. Thus, if a candidate seeks information under the provisions of the Right to Information, then payment has to be sought under the Rules therein, however, if the information is sought under the Guidelines of the appellant, then the appellant is at liberty to charge the candidates as per its guidelines.” The decision was rendered by a Bench of Justices NV Ramana and S Abdul Nazeer, which made it clear that if there are other avenues to procure answer sheets, the applicant can choose which one to route her request through. The RTI Rules entitle a student to seek inspection and certified copies of their answer scripts. When this right is exercised, Rule 4 will govern the levy of the required charges. This Rule stipulates a fee of Rs. 2 for each page of the answer script. For inspection, no fee is prescribed for the first hour. For every subsequent hour of inspection, the fee is Rs. 5 per hour. The order came in an appeal filed by the Institute of Companies Secretaries of India (ICSI) against a decision of a Division Bench of the Delhi High Court. The respondent, Advocate Paras Jain, had sought from ICSI certified copies of answer sheets and their inspection under RTI. He was charged a fee for the same as per Guideline No. 3 notified by the Statutory Council of the ICSI. As per the ICSI Guidelines, the fee for the supply of certified copies was Rs. 500 per answer sheet, and the charge for inspection was Rs. 450 per answer book. Download the decision here.15222_2014_Order_11-Apr-2019.pdf
  36. 1 point
    A request to members: Please do not immediately jump into conclusions on receiving a reply, and always wait for a reasonable time, till experts or moderators respond, and then consider taking further action on the basis of all such replies.
  37. 1 point
    It is left to Mormugao Port Trust Goa. to obtain such licenses/approvals/permissions from competent authorities who deal the matter separately. Safety of Boilers is that of Factories and Boilers, pollution part is that of Pollution Board etc. Now, you can simply file RTI Application and seek certified copies of such permission/license/ inspection report from all the depts., on record with port trust. You can also seek information as to whether MPT applied for such permissions. At the same time, go for the first appeal to MPT and state that PIO has not provided correct and complete information and that those depts., issue license/permission only on submission of such request from MPT and seek reports submitted to those authorities must be available in the file even before the license is granted. As PIO is a misleading applicant Who ever is the owner, they have to submit such certificates as units are functioning in MPT and it is the responsibility of MPT to take all precautions for safety of the port.
  38. 1 point


    Find here the original Supreme court judgement on Aadhaar. (1) The requirement under Aadhaar Act to give one's demographic and biometric information does not violate fundamental right of privacy. (2) The provisions of Aadhaar Act requiring demographic and biometric information from a resident for Aadhaar Number pass three­fold test as laid down in Puttaswamy (supra) case, hence cannot be said to be unconstitutional. (3) Collection of data, its storage and use does not violate fundamental Right of Privacy. (4) Aadhaar Act does not create an architecture for pervasive surveillance. (5) Aadhaar Act and Regulations provides protection and safety of the data received from individuals. (6) Section 7 of the Aadhaar is constitutional. The provision does not deserve to be struck down on account of denial in some cases of right to claim on account of failure of authentication. (7) The State while enlivening right to food, right to shelter etc. envisaged under Article 21 cannot encroach upon the right of privacy of beneficiaries nor former can be given precedence over the latter. (8) Provisions of Section 29 is constitutional and does not deserves to be struck down. (9) Section 33 cannot be said to be unconstitutional as it provides for the use of Aadhaar data base for police investigation nor it can be said to violate protection granted under Article 20(3). (10) Section 47 of the Aadhaar Act cannot be held to be unconstitutional on the ground that it does not allow an individual who finds that there is a violation of Aadhaar Act to initiate any criminal process. (11) Section 57, to the extent, which permits use of Aadhaar by the State or any body corporate or person, in pursuant to any contract to this effect is unconstitutional and void. Thus, the last phrase in main provision of Section 57, i.e. “or any contract to this effect” is struck down. (12) Section 59 has validated all actions taken by the Central Government under the notifications dated 28.01.2009 and 12.09.2009 and all actions shall be deemed to have been taken under the Aadhaar Act. (13) Parental consent for providing biometric information under Regulation 3 & demographic information under Regulation 4 has to be read for enrolment of children between 5 to 18 years to uphold the constitutionality of Regulations 3 & 4 of Aadhaar (Enrolment and Update) Regulations, 2016. (14) Rule 9 as amended by PMLA (Second Amendment) Rules, 2017 is not unconstitutional and does not violate Articles 14, 19(1)(g), 21 & 300A of the Constitution and Sections 3, 7 & 51 of the Aadhaar Act. Further Rule 9 as amended is not ultra vires to PMLA Act, 2002. (15) Circular dated 23.03.2017 being unconstitutional is set aside. (16) Aadhaar Act has been rightly passed as Money Bill. The decision of Speaker certifying the Aadhaar Bill, 2016 as Money Bill is not immuned from Judicial Review. (17) Section 139­AA does not breach fundamental Right of Privacy as per Privacy Judgment in Puttaswamy case. (18) The Aadhaar Act does not violate the interim orders passed in Writ Petition (C) No. 494 of 2012 and other Writ Petitions.
  39. 1 point
    Divya, who was lauded by the Commission for making “constructive use of RTI for larger public interest” and for scripting “one of the success stories of the RTI”, had submitted before the Commission that the villagers were facing a serious problem because of the difference in spelling used for the name of the village by the post office and the revenue authorities. The CIC reprimanded the Department of Posts for insisting without any logic that the name was actually “Harha” and for demanding that the villagers get it changed in all their other documents accordingly. In his order, Acharyulu held that the Hadha post office was “duty-bound” to write the correct spelling of every town or village, because a name is the only way of identification and it should therefore be in sync the with revenue and other records. Subsequently, R.K. Mishra of National Informatics Centre, Unnao submitted to the Commission that as per the directions of the CIC, the Postmaster General, Kanpur on July 6 ordered the change in spelling of Harha to the correct “Hadha” in accordance with all the revenue and other official records. He also submitted that a new nameboard has been fixed with the correct spelling in the post office.
  40. 1 point
    You will need to file a first appeal on the following grounds: GROUNDS OF FIRST APPEAL: 1. With respect to point no. of my RTI application the PIO has replied that he has enclosed the photocopies of XX, but in fact, no such copies were attached with his reply. 2. With respect to point no. 2, 3 and 4 of my RTI application, the PIO has stated that the requested information is confidential and hence cannot be disclosed; And with respect to point no. 5 of my RTI application the PIO has stated that TN prohibits providing of such information. With regard to the PIO's aforesaid contentions, the RTI appellant would humbly to submit for the kind consideration of the Hon'ble First Appellate Authority, as under: I would hereby like to draw the kind attention towards the provision of section 7(1) of the RTI Act, which provides that a PIO shall either provide the information on payment of such fee as may be prescribed or reject the request for any of the reasons specified in sections 8 and 9. The PIO has neither provided the requested information nor rejected my request for any of the reasons specified in section 8 and 9 of the Act. Thus, the PIO has disposed of my request for information against point no. 2,3 4 and 5 of my RTI application in violation of section 7(1) of the RTI Act. PRAYERS: 1. Kindly direct the PIO to provide the requested information. 2. Kindly direct the PIO to provide the requested information free of cost in accordance and in compliance with the provision of section 7(6) of the RTI Act.
  41. 1 point
    This is your individual thinking' they have also served our nation and heros who fight for independence too and country builder of independent India. Sent from my SM-G550FY using RTI INDIA mobile app
  42. 1 point
    Can you just inform as to how you wish to utilise the information for ? Have you solicited the information as to the direct and indirect benefits to the Country due to his Visit to India ? Have you asked as to how much amount is being spent to perform the marriage of a Minister's son or daughter in India ? (Remember when Nehru went to seek food assistance in 1949 when Country is experiencing shortage of food grains and request rejected by President Truman and present condition of the same country) (Mr.Manoj --different news papers reported different amounts ranging from Rs.5lakhs to 10lakhs, now You have informed that it costs around Rs.25 lakhs. That may be a necessary to project to world that India is no more the country of Naked Fakirs and under developed)
  43. 1 point
    Repetition of a similar thread started by the same author on 02 May 2008 Psychological Evaluation of a Govt Official
  44. 1 point
    Most corrupt officials in India are suffering from ASPD (Anti-social Personality Disorder) aka Lack of Compassion and/or BPD (Borderline Personality Disorder). Antisocial personality disorder - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Borderline personality disorder - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia It is prudent to seek ASPD & BPD Diagnosis Reports of such officials from relevant PIO (Public Information Officers). I have seen courts also appreciating such Diagnosis reports in some cases. This is known as Gandhigiri in Lage Raho Munna Bhai - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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