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    File a second appeal and apart from other grounds that you may take also add the ground of public interest and quote section 8(2) of the RTI Act: Section 8(2) is reproduced below (emphasis added):
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    Dear Sir, What is the meaning of "petitions in composite nature" composite petition 000542_+_543_+_544_+_545.pdf composite petition CIC_KY_A_2015_000175_M_155699.pdf composite petitions CIC_KY_A_2015_001099_M_180064.pdf composite petitions CIC_KY_C_2015_000183_M_180896.pdf composite petitions CIC_KY_C_2015_000208_M_180890.pdf
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    Dear Sir, I have attached the judgment of the Delhi High Court following the decision issued by the Central Information Commission, regarding “Composite Petitions” composite petitions CIC_KY_C_2015_000152_M_180880.pdf delhi high court judgment.pdf
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    Under the provisions of the RTI Act, a FAA does not have the power to impose a penalty on a PIO. The power to impose a penalty is available only to an Information Commission. Please refer to section 20 of the RTI Act.
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    Instances that involve disclosure of sensitive information, it may be rationale for the CPIO to ask for citizenship proof Information Commissioner Divya Prakash Sinha held that seeking citizenship proof in case of demand of sensitive information is justified but seeking a signed copy of the application does not seem appropriate as the online portal does not mandate uploading of signatures. Sinha was hearing the plea of an Odisha-based RTI applicant who had sought from the Army information regarding implementation of rules under the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013 in all defence establishments. The Army did not provide any information to the applicant, the CIC noted. Akhand approached the Commission with a complaint that the central public information officer (CPIO) of the Army has demanded a signed copy of his online RTI application as well as identity proof before providing him the records. “In this regard, it may be noted that as far as CPIO’s request for citizenship proof is concerned, the same is not questioned as Commission in its prior decision(s) has held the view that Armed Forces stand on a slightly different footing as there may be instances that involve disclosure of sensitive information, and for such reasons it may be rationale for the CPIO to ask for citizenship proof,” Sinha noted. Originally posted here!
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    According to an estimate, between 40 and 60 lakh RTI applications are filed every year, but less than 3 per cent Indian citizens have ever filed an RTI plea. Of the applications filed, less than 45 per cent received the information they had sought, according to the ‘Report Card of Information Commissions in India, 2018-19’ released by the Satark Nagrik Sangathan (SSN) and the Centre for Equity Studies (CES). But of the 55 per cent who didn’t receive the information, less than 10 per cent filed appeals. As of 31 March 2019, there were 2.18 lakh appeals and complaints pending before the SICs. The study added that it took an average of more than a year for most SICs to dispose of complaints/appeals. While the SIC of Andhra Pradesh would take 18 years to dispose of a complaint, West Bengal SIC would take seven years and five months. Then there is the issue of threats and acts of violence against RTI activists. In the last 15 years, at least 86 people who had filed RTI applications have been killed while 175 others have been attacked. At least seven applicants committed suicide while 184 applicants reported being harassed. As per a study by the Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative, between 2012-13 and 2018-19, the total number of RTI pleas with various central government offices rose by 83 per cent — from 8.86 lakh to 16.30 lakh. Read the Study here Of the 115 chief information commissioners appointed during this period, over 83 per cent were retired government servants, with 64 per cent from the elite IAS. Read the detailed Opinion originally posted here!
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    You can file online RTI on the following website: https://rtionline.maharashtra.gov.in/index-e.php In the Public Authorities list, select "Commissioner of Police, Mumbai" fill in the details and make the payment online
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    Sri Shravan...Your tweet on CBI investigation in Syndicate Bank , Nellore brought in many issues now and the member has started once again coming to forum. In the past he has received a break through and under the impression that AXIS bank is a private Bank, and not within ambit of RTI, he stopped visiting forum. Now in one day he has sent 6 PM. Taking clue from your example on trial basis I have selected two pending issues one of Mr.Subbu and another of one Goa ships case. Both received the information and were successful. Thank you but your tweet they should have not come back. regards prasad
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    No RTI filed regarding this subject matter, This issue was aired in a premier news channel and the agri minister came in person and resolved the issue. District Collector made inpections and transferred the corrupt secretary
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    Sir, Sir ,CPIO has replied that for increasing minimum pension ,matter is under consideration and hence no information available. Only restoration of commuted value of pension has been approved in CBT meeting at hyderabad Copy of extract of minutes of meeting enclosed
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    Sir, I had received the information on time after I have submitted the first Appeal, Sorry , I have forgotten to submit the update on this , the information recieved helps to prove the illegalities of ship call in the port under the absence of ship repair and consignor in port , the matter will be raised to the high court Of Bombay at Goa with the help of the good prosecutor ! thank you very much and due respect to this platform for helping the people like me for keeping up the transperancy in the GoVt! thank you, Damodar S Divkar.
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    After filing RTI Application through speed post or Registered post, after one week applicant should search in Indiapost website delivery status of the envelope by typing the number given to the envelope, note the delivery date, and get a screen print and enclose it to his office of RTI Application. The normal procedure is for going to First Appeal if information is not received from PIO within 35 days from date of posting the envelope. Then in First appeal one has to enclose copy of RTI Application and also the screen print showing delivery status and state in Grounds for first appeal as "Deemed denial' of information. If PIO says that he has not received, blame the luck and provide him a copy as immediately as possible with fees of Rs.10/- once again, as there is no use of arguing and proving in such cases.
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    There is no such specific exemption and it is not a confidential record. File RTI Application , let PIO deny information stating such clause, then you can seek guidance while filing first appeal. At the stage of application, do not bother about the actions of PIO, just seek information, and let PIO deny such information with such section/sub section and justification for using that section, then one can go for first appeal (General guidance) General diary is not exempted and it is a public record.
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    I have done the Optical Character Recognition (OCR) of the screenshot for you. Now you can just copy/paste these notification numbers and Google search will give you the documents, for example I have attached the document mentioned at point (a) herewith this post, you can also click on the link inserted at point (a) and download it: a) Paragraph No.8 of the Annex to our circular on 'Rationalization of Branch Authorization Policy' No.DBR.BAPD. BC.69/22.01.001/2016-17 dated May 18, 2017; b) Paragraph No.2 of our Circular on 'Relaxations in Branch Authorisation Policy-Off Site ATMs' No.DBR.BAPD.BC.72 /22.01.001/2015-16 dated January 14, 2016; c) Paragraph No.4 of our Master Circular on 'Branch Authorisation' - No.DBOD. BAPD.BC.7/ 22.01.001/2014-15 dated July 01, 2014. d) 'Cash Management activities of the banks Standards for engaging the Service Provider and its sub-contractor' - DCM (Pig) No.3563/ 10.25.07/2017-18 dated April 06, 2018 e) 'Cassette - Swaps in ATMs'- DCM (Pig.) No.3641/10.25.007 /2017-18 dated April 12, 2018. f) 'Outsourcing of Cash Management - Reconciliation of Transactions' - DCM (Plg)No. 2746/10.25.07/2018-19 dated May 14, 2019 g) 'Security Measures for ATMs' - DCM (Pig.) No.2968/10.25.007 /2018-19 dated June 14, 2019. h) Sr. No.Vll.19 of the Annex to our circular DBOD.FSD. BC.23/24.01.011 /2008-09 dated July 23, 2008 on 'Credit Card Operations of Banks' Notification-'Rationalization of Branch Authorization Policy'.PDF
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    We in India have adopted a federal form of government, with a Union Government at the Center and then State Governments for each State. RTI Act is the same for both the Union Governments and the State Governments, however, the RTI Rules as well as Public Authorities are different for them. For Central Govt Public Authorities the Central Govt. Rules and its Online Portal will be applicable, however, for each of the State Govt's their respective RTI Rules and Online Portals if any will be applicable. Kindly refer to your particular State Govt. 'RTI Rules' and 'Online Portal if any' for the same.
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    Go for second appeal on same grounds as in First Appeal. Frauds in Public institutions are not in larger public interest and there can never be exemptions under RTI or any other act. Even the statutory obligation of maintaining secrecy of customer account is having exemptions if their own interest is involved.
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    Definitely the frauds are issues that involved larger public interest and those frauds after investigation must be disclosed to public. Please upload exact query and reason for precise guidance. FIle RTI Application to CPIO, DBOD, RBI, Mumbai seeking information as follows: 1.Please provide any guideline or directive issued to commercial banks against disclosing denial of information under RTI on information frauds investigated by banks and reported to RBI. 2.Please provide any decision of CIC on disclosure of information on such frauds. 3.Please provide controlling authority for receiving fraud investigation reports of RRB.
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    Kindly file a first appeal on the basis of the CIC decision attached herewith this post. You will also get material to draft the grounds of your first appeal from this CIC decision.Fiduciary_FB-10022009-01.pdf
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    Yes, you should file an application.Maybe it will be processed in the nearest furture and they'll be able to help solve the problems. Even if they are domestic or family matters, the main point is to get what you need.
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    On 06/10/2015 DoPT issued guidelines vide Office Memorandum NO. 10/1/2013-IR prescribing format for giving information to the applicants under RTI Act. The OM also issued guidelines on method of supplying certified copy. Henceforth the CPIO should endorse on the document by putting a seal indicating "True copy of the documents/record supplied under RTI Act" with signature, date, name of CPIO and name of public authority. Copy of the OM is attached: DoPT OM dt 6-10-2015 on Format of Reply and Certified copy - 10_1_2013-IR-06102015.pdf
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