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    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.
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    Some of you -- at least CJ Karira, who helped me years ago in one crucial step, getting SEBI to acknowledge its own circular! -- know of a 15-year quest among desi academics to get SEBI to release its stale masked FII data for academic research. At one point years ago a parliamentary query by Shyam Benegal, then Rajya Sabha MP, sought the release of this data for academic research. He then made a subsequent RTI query asking what had done about his complaint about the terrible answer he got to his parliamentary question. We thought we had succeeded when in response to that SEBI did put in public domain that FII data and promised to update. And to their credit, they did update it from time to time, even if a bit fitfully. But thanks to a question by a curious IIT-Madras undergrad, we realized that what SEBI gave with one hand they took away with another. While the idea was that the FII IDs would be masked to preserve privacy, without telling anyone, SEBI changed the masks each month, drastically reducing the value for academic research (since you can't even tell how many distinct FIIs are there in the data base, and whether anyone traded over time). It also caused mistakes in academic research since no one imagined that SEBI would use changing masks, when no other regulator or exchange on the planet does so. To get SEBI to finally agree to not hide by changing masks, but to keep a stable mask, has taken many years. But at least per the ruling received yesterday, it has been achieved, with no violence to anyone. I attach the ruling. I can also post the various submissions made at the Second Appeal hearing if there is any interest (need to scrub email-IDs, per the policy of this site). Addendum_To_CIC_2nd_appeal_28th_February_2020.pdfThis RTI site, in particular Karira-ji, has been very helpful to me in the course of this long episode thru countless RTI queries. And I am grateful for that from the bottom of my heart. I am confident we will see quite a few PhD dissertations using this database within the next few years. Addendum_To_CIC_2nd_appeal_28th_February_2020.pdf Second_Addendum_w_Appendices_29th_Feb_2020.pdf CIC-SEBIH-A-2017-139953-BJ.pdf Third_Addendum to Additional Submission for RTI Second Appeal_2nd_March_2020.pdf To_CIC_2nd_appeal_27th_February_2020_Redacted.pdf Draft_Talking_Points_for_the_Hearing.pdf From_SEBI_Written Submiissions - Murugappa Krishnan 139953.pdf thanking_CIC_post_decision_Redacted.pdf
  3. 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.
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    Being a regular member focus on real issue, what can you do with such certified copies of NOCs given to several hundreds when a list is enough to cover your requirement. What is the use of these NOCs or that information and what do you exactly want to deal with that information. Without arriving to logical conclusion there is no use of just seeking any information. Instead of that focus on the issue as to preventive measures or controlling measures the department is resorting to for verification that all such connections are either having NOC or without any power connection.
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    Being a regular member, you are aware of the High way to your destination and knows various steps in the process. The proper way to get such information on NOC issued by DC is seeking from DC himself. You can never get information on those connections issued without NOC as department can never agree that they are aware of such illegal connections, as they are accountable for disconnecting such supplies and they may give reply as NIL. Information solicited: 1)Please provide me list of electric connections given in encroachments with NOC from collector at.................................. 2)Please provide me the list of such electric connections at.................................. provided without mandatory NOC and action taken against those illegal users.
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    One display in the Head Post Office(HPO) says RTI applications received on behalf of all Public Authorities of Central Govt. Does it mean that even we can submit 1st appeal & 2nd appeal in HPO . Recently they received my initial RTI application but were hesitant to receive my 1st appeal regarding the same RTI application for which I had to regd. post it.
  7. 1 point
    Please go through Chapter II Right to information and Obligation of Public authorities 3.Right to Information:--"Subject to the provision of this action all citizens shall have the right to information. An NGO is not a citizen but an association. An office bearer is a citizen in his individual capacity. An individual can seek such information as follows: Applicant: Mr.X Address: Secretary, YYY NGO,...............
  8. 0 points
    As an experienced member, respect the space in the forum and do not turn the forum as personal correspondence/secretarial services. You can just quote essence. When the first appeal is rejected, the only option is going for second appeal with same grounds and prayers by adding first appeal orders date. You can go for first appeal. In the mean while, search JPS or other blogs as to what exactly is SEC 8 (1) (d) and mail such copy to FAA so that he may apply his mind and learn about Sec. 8 (1) (d)
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