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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
    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,
  8. 1 point
    Have you written on the top as heading Noncompliance of SIC Orders Complaint If not send it once again to SIC. Before Karnataka State Information Commission, Bangalore Decision No: Against: State Public Information Officer,.............. Complainanant:............................ Complaint on Non compliance of SIC orders. Appellant submit that SPIO, has not implemented the orders of SIC as referred above, inspite of sending such non compliance notice. Appellant prays for directions to SPIO to provide the information as expeditiously as possible. {lace Date Appellant. I have read the post and noted your concern. But it is not proper to point out the mistake of IC, hence let them realize the mistake in their orders through this complaint. Also file fresh RTI Application and state the SIC decision. Mark this complaint to spio and enclose a copy of RTI Application relevant to that SIC decision.
  9. 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
  10. 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.
  11. 1 point
    HI , I want to know can retailer in India charge for bags (Paper, plastic or jute ) ??
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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. _____________________________________________________________________________
  15. 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
  16. 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.
  17. 1 point
    Investigate into the background of such officer and his financial status, his monthly salary and total assets he has acquired till today, and it's value location, estimate his total income less minimum 33% consumption needs, and whether it is possible to acquire all assets with that value and then file complaint before Anti Corruption dept., with such statement complaining of disproportionate assets in case of state govt and CVC in case of Central Government. For example, his present salary is R.50,000/ and he was working for 10 years his total salary may be Rs.6 lakhs. minus Rs.2 lakhs for maintaining the family and at the most he can save Rs.4 lakhs.. If salary is the only source of income, if he acquired Rs.50 lakh flat without any bank finance, it reflects disproportionate assets. Make homework and elicit such information from his subordinates without stating about your proposed complaint.. Those persons who are subjected to harassment may help you. But, it is my practical experience that those corrupt officials are always cordial with subordinates and treat subordinates very kindly so that they may not turn against him in such ACB cases. Such harassment is internal affair and 90% of the employee's complaint that their bosses harassment, and many of those workers may not be hard working. It is not relevant to you, as employees have their union and they got groups and they know how to tackle such bosses. Do not blindly believe subordinates as the complainant may be liable for irresponsible complaints against public servants.
  18. 1 point
    Please think practically. There is no proof as to when the banners were displayed and PIO may state that the banners were displayed after his visit. You may be seeing in all Chennai streets, whenever some police officer visits, the shops on footpath shifts immediately and after their exit, they come back and settle at their original places. The query So can I penalize the PIO for providing false and incorrect information. appears as immature to me. Please go through Sec.19 and 20 of RTI Act in Tamil. Citizen's right is only for getting information through the application, first appeal, and the second appeal. Citizen is not having such powers for the penalty against PIO. You can only pray IC and as IC is a practical bureaucrat himself, understands the issue, and supports PIO and never penalize him. Ordering penalty is rarest of the rare case and the issue is between PIO and IC and the appellant has no right to rule.
  19. 1 point
    Thanks for the feedback RBI directives are Advisory in nature or as guidelines or directives and depending on such issue. You can only find pieces of advice that Banks must communicate about changes to borrowers. But how to communicate (method of communication) is a big question? RBI do not involve in these advisory matters, but these circulars help borrowers if they file consumer complaint before Consumer forums for deficiency of services..
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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
  22. 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.
  23. 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.
  24. 1 point
    Now make a further addendum to first appeal stating that PIO has not obeyed FAA orders, wait for the response for two weeks and go to the second appeal.
  25. 1 point
    This is not unusual, but what are the reasons for posting this twice occupying so much space and what you wish to convey through this post- as information is 17 years old (19-4-2002) While making a post, look that someone gets knowledge or readers should learn something out of the post.
  26. 1 point
    First, file another complaint to DC stating that Collector has not complied/obeyed the orders of DC and request him to take necessary action for wilful disobedience of reasonable orders of superior. You can also point out that as it is a criminal offense, not taking action within limitation period may affect the criminal action. DC might have just forwarded the complaint about further investigation/inquiry in the matter. Wait for a month, file a complaint against all the concerned before Lokayukta. You can search website for the laid down process for filing such complaints/petitions against public authority.
  27. 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.
  28. 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.
  29. 1 point
    Search website of BMC for the prescribed format of application, use that format and paste Rs.10/- Adhesive court fee stamp and seek information as follows: Information solicited: Please provide me the number of structural audits conducted for 2016-17 2017-18 2019-19 under Sec.353 B a)and provide a list of such buildings identified for repairs and restorations as highlighted in the structural Audit report., b)and list of those societies/Buildings that have not effected repairs/renovations complied the audit findings exposing the residents to hazards c)with an action taken on each and every violator. d)and provide list of all those owners/societies who are still occupying the hazardous building in spite of legal action as on this date. 2. Please inform BMC action plan to bring awareness in residents on occupying such hazardous constructions (Like releasing advertisements, display of such hazard before the building, disconnecting water/power etc) First, decide as to how you wish to bring a logical conclusion with that information.
  30. 1 point
    Please send the message to Administrator and request him to forward the same to Super Moderator Ms.Raveena Oberoi.
  31. 1 point
    After filing first Appeal,PIO has responded with the following details 1. PIO provided list of diagnostic equipments. He deliberately excluded scan equipments from the list 2. For all other queries, PIO has replied that he has forwarded the RTI application to respective departments within the hospital and once he receives the information, he would forward the same to me. Even information regarding list of people who administer the hospital was not provided Should I go for SA ?
  32. 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.
  33. 1 point
    DUPLICATE THREAD BY SAME MEMBER ON SAME ISSUE. MODERATORS KINDLY MERGE BOTH THREADS.
  34. 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.
  35. 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.....
  36. 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.
  37. 1 point
    The digital landscape is ever changing. It exists in a constant state of evolution and revolution, driven by new innovations. For consumers, this means more convenience, more choice and greater access. For businesses this means improved productivity, more efficient processes, faster problem-solving with greater accountability and a wealth of opportunity. Threats to your business’ cybersecurity are also in a constant state of change and evolution. With each year it seems that one business or another has been brought to its knees by malware, security breaches, and data theft. Just as legitimate software developers are constantly at work devising and refining efficient digital solutions, so are their criminal counterparts. Fortunately, for every digital malcontent trying to compromise the networks of legitimate businesses, there’s a cybersecurity engineer hard at work on pre-empting their malicious attacks. Nevertheless, it is important for business owners to make themselves knowledgeable about the issue of cybersecurity and the tools at their disposal as we head into a new year.
  38. 1 point
    Go for the first appeal to FAA. Read Sec.7 (1)in Telugu. The act stipulates rejection can be made only under reasons specified in Sec.8 or Sec.9. Sec.8 or Sec.9 never state that rejections can be made with such reasons as "the record has been searched but could not be traced" is a valid reason, every Public information officer can reject such application stating such invented reason for rejection. First Appal dt....under RTI Act Before: First Appellate Authority, State Archives and Research Institute, Telangana............. Against: State Public Information Officer, State Archives and Research Institute, Telangana.......... Appellant: Grounds for Appeal: SPIO has rejected the RTI application stating a reason unknown in RTI Act. Sec.7 (1) stipulates rejection can be made only under reasons specified in Sec.8 or Sec.9. SPIO has invented a reason for denial unknown in RTI Act. It appears that the concerned officer is not aware of fundamentals in RTI Act and DOPT prescribed a form of response/denial and SPIO failed to provide further appeal procedure as per Sec. 7 (8) SPIO is most irresponsible in his duties and acted negligently. PRAYER: Appellant prays for directions to SPIO for tracing the record and for providing it as expeditiously as possible without any fee. Appellant also prays for directions to PIO on Sec. 7 (8). Appellant. Encl PIO response xerox self-attested on back of this first appeal.
  39. 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.
  40. 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.
  41. 1 point
    Your drafting is good and even an expert can not suggest better points. Just mention the subject matter with more clarity in one sentence. Complaint dt........................from......................against dy. Registrar, orders Ref....................No....................Implementation status. The queries are more than enough. Congratulations for perseverance in focussing on many issues as required in RTI.
  42. 1 point
    Dear Mr. Prasad GLN Thank You for your prompt and valuable reply. You have really been helpful and people like you keep the RTI movement alive. I am really grateful to you and wish you all the best. Regards
  43. 1 point
    If you are able to establish larger public interest, you most certainly can file a first appeal under section 19(1) of the RTI Act.
  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
    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.
  46. 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.
  47. 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
  48. 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)
  49. 1 point
    hello, i have been getting lot of help from this forum. thought i will take some time to write my success story. - we had this long pending flywor work going on in our neighbourhood for close to 3 yrs. it was handled the tamilnadu state highways dept. filed a strong RTI with the state highways,with 20+ points,back in Jan 2016 and got a satified reply wtih all the details and expected completion by 19th Nov 2016 . guess what, it all happened as stated in RTI and the flyover is now functioning from Dec 2016. sad part - this construction is in outskirts - and one of my questions was - how many RTI were filed in regards to this construction work - the reply was NONE in the last 3 yrs. I personally feel this as a success, regardless of what impact that my RTI may have caused on the officials involved in the construction. I now have 2 more RTI pending to be sent out - one for another flyover in chennai and the other for some corruption and menace that i could sense at a NATIONAL HIGHWAY TOLL closely to my location. I expect success in ths as well.
  50. 1 point
    You can file application seeking for information, inspection with assistance of an expert and for obtaining certified copies. Every information whether it is a policy or not has to be given if not rejected specifically quoting exemptions under Sec.8 or 9. But you can seek copy of file recordings, and report if any but not entitled to questions against of Public Authority through RTI. 1, It can be accepted by some and it depends on prominence of the news papers. Please try to file RTI application before a Public library and ask them to give certified copy of such and such matter in News paper of that day and Page.No. (just my idea) 2.Yes you can seek information on Budgeted projects, estimation etc., under RTI Act. 3.Depending on informatin solicited, PIO will provide you the file in which information sought by you is supposed to be available. If information is not available, then you can then and there make a gist of documents not available in the file and get ack of PIO on your office copy. 4.You can seek concerned file no by naming specific issue/information. Inspection meaning has to be construed that PIO has to provide information in files pertaining to the queries made by you before him.
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