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    Just wanna to share some past interesting RTIs . Will continue to share new ones soon....
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    Version KHANAPURAM GANDAIAH v. Officers


    The Hon’ble Supreme Court of India in Khanapuram Gandaiah Vs. Administrative Officer and Ors. Special Leave Petition (Civil) No.34868 OF 2009 (Decided on January 4, 2010) had held as under: 6. “....Under the RTI Act “information” is defined under Section 2(f) which provides: “information” means any material in any form, including records, documents, memos, emails, opinions, advices, press releases, circulars, orders, logbooks, contracts, report, papers, samples, models, data material held in any electronic form and information relating to any private body which can be accessed by a public authority under any other law for the time being in force.” This definition shows that an applicant under Section 6 of the RTI Act can get any information which is already in existence and accessible to the public authority under law. Of course, under the RTI Act an applicant is entitled to get copy of the opinions, advices, circulars, orders, etc., but he cannot ask for any information as to why such opinions, advices, circulars, orders, etc. have been passed.” 7. “....the Public Information Officer is not supposed to have any material which is not before him; or any information he could have obtained under law. Under Section 6 of the RTI Act, an applicant is entitled to get only such information which can be accessed by the “public authority” under any other law for the time being in force. The answers sought by the petitioner in the application could not have been with the public authority nor could he have had access to this information and Respondent No. 4 was not obliged to give any reasons as to why he had taken such a decision in the matter which was before him.”
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    Hon’ble High Court of Punjab and Haryana in the matter of Subhash v. State Information Commission, Civil Writ Petition No.17718 of 2014 (O&M) dated 26.7.2016 had held as under: “This Court is of the opinion that reliance upon the judgment of the Apex Court in Girish Ramchandra Deshpande's case (supra) in the facts and circumstances of the case was not justified. A perusal of the said judgment would go on to show that information sought was pertaining to personal matter of the service career and also details of assets and liabilities of the respondent which was sought under the Act. Resultantly, the Apex Court after examining Section 8(1)(j) of the Act came to the conclusion that the gifts which were accepted by the third respondent, his family members, friends and relatives which were found mention in the Income Tax Returns would be personal information which could be denied under the above said provisions. It was further held that copies of the memos, show cause notices and censure/punishment and details of the investments, lending and borrowing from Banks and other financial institutions could not be given to the applicant since it would amount to unwarranted invasion of privacy of the individual. In the present case as noticed from the application, no personal information as such is being sought for against any one officer. General detail of the corruption cases pending against the serving and retired public servants and as to whether in spite of registration of such corruption cases, the service benefits to such officers had been given or not and which officer had passed such orders were sought for. It is thus apparent that what is being sought is the information relating to corruption and it is not the information pertaining to a particular individual as such. The respondent- Commissioner, however, in spite of noticing the fact that the appellant had raised this issue has not given any valid reason while upholding the orders of authorities below and has only given a stamp of approval to the same. The Division Bench of this Court in First Appellate Authority-cum-Additional Director General of Police and another Vs. 7 of 11 *** Chief Information Commissioner, Haryana and another 2011 AIR (Punjab) 168 while noting the purpose of the Act, held that information pertaining to corruption is a relevant document and cannot be denied. It was held that such information leads to transparent administration which is antithesis of corruption.”
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    In a landmark judgement delivered in Asian Resurfacing Road Agency Vs CBI Criminal appeal No 1375 and 1376 of 2013, the Supreme Court has held that all stays granted by ANY court in ANY matter (Civil / Criminal) shall lapse automatically after 6 months, unless the concerned court extends it by a speaking order. The Court has also held that where a party produces such a stay before the Trial Court, the Trial Court can automatically fix a date after six months and resume hearing pending fresh extension of stay after that period.
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    The Service book of Government employee can be disclosed under Right to Information Act 2005 With the recent decision of Central Information Commission Service book of Government Employee can be disclosed under Right to Information Act 2005. This means a third party can have access to most of the information about the employee career including disciplinary action, his leave, place of posting etc. A Service book of Government Employee is maintained for every employee from the date of his first appointment. Every step in official life is recorded in it. All the pensionary benefits are sanctioned mainly on the basis of entries in the Service Book. Hence, it plays a prominent role in the timely settlement of pension cases and proper maintenance of Service Book eliminate delay in sanctioning and payment of pensionary benefits. The Service book of Government Employee consists of 2 volumes. VOLUME-I: Volume I of the Service Book is meant for recording the bio-data of the employees and various events of his service. VOLUME-II: The purpose of Volume-II of the Service Book is to place different types of nominees, declarations, pay fixation memos etc. The Service book of Government Employee contains following information of an employee Appointment and joining.Grant of increment or withholding of increment.Grant of Selection Grade.The crossing of efficiency bar.Fixation of pay.Grant of leave.Deputation/ transfer suspension or interruption in service along with details of the period thereof.Reinstatement.ResignationTermination of service along with its reasons.Promotion.Compulsory / Premature/ Voluntary Retirement.Removal or dismissal from service.Reversion.Reduction in rank or pay along with the precise reasons thereof viz. Whether reduction is on account of inefficiency or reduction in establishment or abolition of the post held by the employee.Retirement on superannuation. The Central Information Commission has decided an appeal on Service book of Government Employee with following directions: The Commission holds that service details of Public servants available in the service book cannot be treated as personal information. (File No: CIC/AD/A/2011/000014)
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    Upper Ceiling For RTI Fee for application fixed for Rs.50/- and photocopy charges for Rs.5/- Supreme Court Stated that The first objection of the petitioners was that the charges for the application fee and per page charges for the information supplied should be reasonable.
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    Judicial functions of the Supreme Court is not covered under the RTI Act the remedy available to such a party is to challenge the same by a legally permissible mode.
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    Here is a good News for Delhi Citizens and students Finally we got the circular . #All the Schools of Delhi are hereby instructed to ensure no use of plastic sheets in covering notebooks ,books etc from the upcoming session .Else it will be a punishable offence. Department of Environment Govt. of NCT of Delhi via circular no. F no.9/Sc/Env/17-18/1328-1331 signed by Director Dr. Anil Kumar requested the department of education to kindly issue instructions to all the Schools of Delhi as to ensure to follow directions of not to use any kind plastic covers/sheets/films to cover any book notebook in the schools and being an issue of immediate importance the above directions are ordered to to implement from upcoming new academic session. Copy of the Letter cum circular is attached herewith One RTI , One Grievance can do wonders and here is an example of the same . #democracy #power of common citizen The aforesaid Circular was issued on Advice of mine Shubham Khatri .I had lodged a grievance few months ago for soughting such instruction the petition was filled after deep research and analysis of laws and judgments via CPGRAMS whose no. GNCTD/E/2017/03763 Further via email the Matter was also presented before Delhi Chief Minister and Education Minister who replied in affirmative Thnx to Department of Environment Govt of NCT Delhi Further Detailed Notifications will be soon released by #Edudel. And it's the beginning only. Still need to do a lot . The real challenge is implementation of the same Regards Shubham Khatri Founder & President @Plastic Free Delhi https://plasticfreedelhi.wordpress.com/
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    First Appeal under section 19(1) Annexure B [See Rule 5(1)]. The sample is in word format which can be downloaded and directly filled up and used for filing First Appeal under RTI at Maharashtra
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    Contain both in English and Hindi format
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    The Right to Information Act, 2005 Appeal under section 19(3) before State Information Commission 13th floor, New Administrative Building, Madam Cama Road, Mumbai – 400 032. (Please Note: Change the above address as per the SIC Bench applicable to you & delete the rest of the addresses): Nagpur SIC: Ravi Bhavan, Dalan No. 17, Nagpur.Tel: 0712 2565221. Aurangabad SIC: Subhedari Atithi Grah, Aurangabad. Tel: 0240 2334095. Pune SIC: New Administrative Building, 4rth Floor, Opp. Council Hall, Pune – 1 Tel: 020-26050580 / 26050632 / 26050633 / 2611 1239).
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    RTI can be used to get Court related document
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    Filing of an application under section 18(1) of the Act complaining the alleged inaction of the Public Information Officer is clearly not permissible in law. If one is aggrieved by the orders passed by the Public Information Officer under Section 7 of the Act, he has to file an appeal under Section 19(1) of the Act before the appellate authority and in case he is aggrieved by the action or inaction of the appellate authority, he has to file a second appeal under Section 19(3). -Karnataka High Court
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    The Commission is hereby directed to give appropriate show cause notices to the petitioners. After hearing them on the question of penalty as well as on its recommendation to take disciplinary action against them, can pass an appropriate order.
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    While entertaining an application for information made under the Act, the locus standi or the intention of the applicant cannot be questioned and is required to furnish all the information sought by him except what has been exempted under Section 8 therein.
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    Use Application Format and fee as prescribed in Centre/State RTI Rule as applicable to the public authority. Whenever your complaint or grievance is not addressed by the concerned office like Municipality, Electricity Board, BSNL/MTNL, University or any such other public authority, within reasonable time, say 10 to 20 days, you can file RTI Application with the Public Information Officer of that public authority and seek following information
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