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  1. 4 points
    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 ....)
  2. 3 points
    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.
  3. 3 points
    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.
  4. 3 points
    Description of Information Required: In-accordance with the provision of section 2(j)(i) of the RTI Act, kindly provide me with an inspection of all the documents with respect to the following: (a) (b) (c) Please note that, during the process of aforesaid inspection, I shall select the required information, kindly do provide me with a certified photocopy of such selected information on payment of prescribed fees.
  5. 3 points
    1.Please permit me to inspect the following records pertaining to .....................................................(File notes/documents).and for providing certified copies selected by me under RTI . a b Please propose two convenient dates and provide such permission atleast ten days in advance.
  6. 3 points
    1. Hearing for either First Appeal or second appeal is not mandatory, but experts always advised members to make good use of such hearings as chances of getting information in First Appeal stage or more bright. When the focus is on securing information as expeditiously as possible, the opportunity has to be used without fail. 2. An appellant can depute any representative on his behalf with a simple authorization letter and representative's identity and information about the deputation of representative in writing to FAA have to be made well in advance. 3. Normally, they should suggest two dates and give the option of selection such as date to the appellant. When only a few FAAs provide such opportunity, without postponing further, it is better to avail the opportunity of hearing. 4. The hearing is only for presenting the grounds of dissatisfaction on PIO's response and it is proper to send a representative who is well versed with such grounds and details on the query. Remember, the burden of proof of denying information is only on PIO. The grounds of first appeal were already stated in first appeal, so there is not much to be worried about hearing.
  7. 3 points
    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. The following queries are in between employer and employee there is no larger public interest 3) Appraisals he got till now 4) Promotions he got till now 5) Last payslip before retirement 6) Last payslip after retirement 7) List of memos against him 8 ) List of cases against him 9) List of transfers and the reason of a transfer You may go for the First appeal for the first two, and for 3 to 9 establish larger public interest if you want information.. Members can not guarantee you as to whether they are bound to reply, and it has to be decided by IC on such grounds stated by the appellant in the second appeal in establishing larger public interest.
  8. 3 points
    The confusion comes due to lack of understanding of RTI Act before filing an application. Read in your mother tongue Sec.7 (1) For general information, the period is for 30 days.Sec.7 (1) First para. For information on Life or Liberty of a person --48 hours.Sec.7 (1) second para. Your issue of Ration card comes under Life or Liberty as per CIC decisions earlier, hence PIO must respond within 48 hours from date of receipt. Ask your friend to look at CIC decisions and advise him to learn more before giving guidance to others.
  9. 3 points
    This is the most horrible and serious affair, and I hope that any of our members from Krishnagiri may respond and extend his helping hand to an 82-year-old lady who has to travel from Bangalore to Krishnagiri for routine matters. Denying such funeral expenses even after six months defeats the very purpose of introducing such welfare step. To Member/ Immediately file RTI Application to State Public Information Officer, Treasury dept, Krishnagiri seeking information under Life or Liberty clause as follows: Information solicited: 1)Please provide me the copy of laid down norms/orders/circulars on the process to be followed for disbursing dependant/nominee pension on the death of real pensioner (pending pension) and 2.The laid down procedure for payment of compassionate amount towards rituals to the dependant. (There is a prescribed format of application for TN and you can find out from the website of District Treasury, Krishnanagar or any TN State dept website and pay RTI fees of Rs.10/- as per the mode prescribed in RTI rules stated in the website (They are simple ) SPIO , District Treasury has to respond within 48 hours from receipt. Wait for a week and file the first appeal before FAA, wait another week for FAA response and immediately after ten days of making the first appeal make the second appeal to State Information Commission, TN under Life or Liberty clause and for Priority in hearing as a Senior citizen. (Invariably enclose AADHAR copy that shows your age in all your correspondence as Xerox on RTi Correspondence itself) 2. Make a Uniform format of the facts above in the form of petition and send your story of grievance changing the address to various authorities with same contents. (You can also use online grievance procedure in TN and save costs and time) 1.District Collector, KRISHNAGIRI 2.Director, Treasuries Chennai 3.Chief Minister, CHENNAI.. 4.Education Minister Chennai. (They have an Act for redressal of grievances (Citizen Charter) wherein they have a fixed time frame for attending each service and in case of delay the concerned official has to pay a penalty Wait for a month AND THEN ISSUE LEGAL NOTICE TO CONCERNED TREASURY OFFICER FOR MISFEASANCE OF PUBLIC AUTHORITY AND YOU CAN LATER FILE A WRIT CLAIMING ALL LEGITIMATE DUES, COSTS, EXPENSES AND COMPENSATION FOR HARASSMENT.
  10. 3 points
    High Court rules framed before RTI Act came into existence and they have laid down procedure for obtaining certified copies and not under RTI, they should prevail. The guidance was given where there were no rules framed for providing certified copy before enactment of RTI. Indian Evidence Act stipulates for obtaining certified copy from all public authorities.
  11. 3 points
    You can seek such information from NCTE by filing RTI Application on line. Please solicit information as follows: Information solicited: 1.Please provide me approval No. give by NCTE for the course of B.Ed at Jyoti Sriranga sai college at.......................in ......................district of andhrapradesh.
  12. 3 points
    When members post a query, bare minimum details are required. What is this "Commencement Certificate" and what is the context and the public authority that denied that information are fundamentals. You can not get judgment/decision for each and every document. Any information not exempted under Sec.8 (1) RTI Act is to be disclosed. The burden of proof that those documents are personal in nature rests on PIO. Mere quoting a section and denying information amounts to malafide and deliberate denial of information. It is the statutory obligation of PIO to justify as to how the mandatory documents filed before a Public authority amounts to personal information and what personal information is stated in those documents. (The documents submitted must be an estimate, a blue print, certificate from Architect and all documents in larger public interest for safety of building and following laid down norms for getting sanctions) Documents submitted for commencement of certificate can never be personal information as those are mandatory documents required as per procedure for obaining a legitimate commencement certificate. The objective of RTI on Transparency and accountability is the issue involved. Go for first appeal or second appeal as per the present status of denial. (Do not think that by producing a CIC decision or judgment, PIO applies his mind. After 12 years of enactment, if PIO is rejecting that information appears as strange, as it appears either he must be new, and is not in the habit of turning the page and learning the work or no one has applied for such documents for commencement certificate in these twelve years)
  13. 3 points
    Prasad GLN

    CBI

    Please file complaints to Central Vigilance Commission on line as expeditiously as possible. It does not involve single rupee cost and you can ask them to keep your name as confidential as whistle blower also, if you file them through traditional post. Please follow directions given in CVC website for whistle blower complaints.
  14. 3 points
    First issue a legal notice to CIC narrating in detail every order, letter of correspondence and inform them that you have left with no alternative than to file writ for misfeasance of public authority seeking directions in the form of mandamus. Invariably mark this to Chief ic, and also Transparency officers of SBI and CIC. In the writ your efforts must be reflected and non payment of pension is a serious violation and forms under Life or liberty clause. A very rare case where Associations that might have failed to get pension of retired official. I do not know what member can do with that RTI information whereas focus should be on final remedy of getting pension and huge compensation which is alone possible through writ.
  15. 3 points
    Please search in website of any PSU Gas/Oil Company and they have uploaded all such terms and conditiosn for appointment of dealership. Find it out yourself. I have come across instances of one family having more than 20 agencies in the past before this uniform guidelines. They know the tricks and PSU officials guide them how to violate the law and still get protected on such violations, as they are experts.
  16. 3 points
    Go for inspection with digital camera take as many snaps you are capable of.
  17. 3 points
    The address is: AP Information Commission, Mangalagiri , Guntur District. BSNL telephone directory can provide you telephone number. Post that number for use of others.
  18. 3 points
    Mr. Garg, So kind of you. This important information instead of suffering in the middle of certain posts, fit to get it's due place and attention in Blog sector. Really, very very useful information to our members, Thanking you once again for prompt response.
  19. 3 points
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  20. 2 points
    The PIO is quoting very old Judgment. It was held in CIC decisions that if the information is available on record in material form it has to be provided, as RTI Act never stipulated any form of seeking information. For example: Who is Prime Minister of india is interrogative form Please provide the name of the Prime Minister of India is a simple sentence. If PIO has in his records material form naming such PM, he can not reject the information on grounds that it is interrogative. PIO can only deny information as per exemptions stated in Sec.8 or Sec.9 of RTI Act. Either you can file simple RTI to same PIO or go for first appeal so that you can educate Public Authority PF who is not still knowing fundamentals even after 14 years after RTI came into force . Simple form: 1.Please inform the reasons for delay in transfer of PF from.................to................. 2.Please inform time frame fixed under citizen charter for making such transfers. 3.Inform the name of the employee, and his supervisor, designations, mobile numbers and full address that are purposefully delaying transfer and neglecting their duties.
  21. 2 points
    What can you do by knowing that information? Such displaced families are more, the affected people are many, there was no problem as everyone was accommodated. They have a powerful union/association and they have links to know status and developments themselves as they are concerned. Jump into the fray, only when you can bring a change through logical conclusion and do not expose yourself on petty things that cannot make any difference. Do not think that your repeated representations are of no use, get them solved through the interference of welfare association and meeting concerned officials in a group. In police, discipline is the priority, and I have not come across any broad-minded superior who considers their subordinates are also citizens. Our actions should bring results and should not drag us to further problems. Still, if you wanted to go on hunting for the information, seek such information as follows: Information solicited: 1. Please provide the reasons on the record for the abnormal delay in commencing housing project for police quarters at................................................ 2.The present status and plan of action to complete the quarters within a time frame.
  22. 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.
  23. 2 points
    You have never stated about the incomplete inspection and their orders for completing the inspection on some other day. Unless you get a confirmation in writing about the day, time and contact officer, never visit public authority's office. The security is performing its duty. They have to contact the concerned officer over the phone, prepare a pass with the signature of such officer, mentioning the purpose of the work, duration, etc., and after inspection, the concerned officer has to sign the pass and it should be returned back. You can also register your visit in the Visit book kept at the security gate. When you are in RTI, do not think of saving on postage as personal visits frequently to a public authority is not advisable. You are fortunate. Once I went for inspection to a Ministry at New Delhi after receiving such written permission, the concerned Addl. Secretary left to Dehradun for training. After traveling 32 hours I returned back empty handed and reduced the ordeals in writing, but there is no response from Addl. Secretary. These harassments are usual with Public Sector Oil companies and those officers are located far from the city in outskirts where you do not find transportation and even drinking water. The security personnel permits a citizen only if he is having a valid pass. Focus on information, these are most common.
  24. 2 points
    You can file RTI Application to State public Information officer TSCB and can solicit the information as follows: Information solicited: 1. Please provide the status of various projects undertaken by the board for construction of houses in the .......District. 2. Please provide the Brochure/Booklet/Circular that states the norms for allocating such houses. 3. Please provide No of applications received, accepted, rejected and finally selected, a vacant position as on 31-3-2019. 4. Please provide a copy of the beneficiaries list. NB: Please provide that information available in electronic data through CD and if the information is in hard copies provide that hard copy. Note to search website of TNSCB for format of RTI Application, CPIO particulars and RTI Fee mode of remittance.
  25. 2 points
    Attending personal hearing during the first appeal is not mandatory. I am not aware as to how PIO can ask you to appear for personal hearing when you have filed appeal before FAA. You may politely explain the same difficulty in writing by email to FAA and request him to excuse you from personal hearing, and pray for delivering orders supported with such reasons on the basis of record and grounds already stated in the first appeal. You may also file your arguments in writing and request him to consider the same for deciding the appeal. Do not be disturbed by the simple procedure, as personal hearing is not required in appeals under RTI.
  26. 2 points
    No. It was a decided issue that Income particulars, PAN Numbers etc., are personal information that is exempted under Sec.8 (1) (j). Please go through the section. Remember that if you can establish larger public interest, there are no exemptions in RTI Act but you have to convince the Public Information officer.
  27. 2 points
    Members of the forum can not provide authentic information on such query without facts and circumstances. You can file RTI Application to the concerned State Public Information Officer, District Supdt of Police and can seek information. Information solicited: 1)Please provide the copy of manual/orders/ laid down norms for presenting an accused to the court for remand and those steps to be taken for modes of transport, various entries to be made etc.,
  28. 2 points
    Kindly file another RTI application through your Friend / CA or Architect as the case may be, with the same PIO and this time around download and attach the following CIC decision along with your RTI application: https://ciconline.nic.in/cic_decisions/SM-15102008-06.pdf Also read the blogs on the following links: https://rtiindia.org/blogs/entry/1758-assistance-in-inspection/ http://www.rtiindia.org/forum/blogs/jps50/856-how-inspect-under-rti.html
  29. 2 points
    I understand that there is a record book called duty book in any police station ,in which activities of police officers regarding their official duty are recorded.Also in this book ,entries are made regarding activities of police officers who perform investigations of crimes ,It is found that ,there are many corrupt police officers who just write false stories on papers under pretext of investigation instead of doing honest investigation by seeking bribes etc.My query is,whether the entries made in the duty book are available under RTI .as it will help to reveal truth in case of false investigation by police .Are there any other record books ,which can help to reveal the truth about such corrupt practices by police.I request to all honourable members to guide on this
  30. 2 points
    1) It is not mandatory for a RTI applicant to attend a first appeal hearing, however, we at the forum always advice a RTI applicant to attend first appeal hearing proceeding because it increases the chance of receiving the requested information. If you do not wish to attend the first appeal hearing then, it is advisable to write a polite letter to the First Appellate Authority (FAA) informing him that you would not be attending the hearing and that an appropriate order may be passed on the merits of the written submissions made in the first appeal. 2) It is mandatory for a FAA to call a RTI applicant for a hearing in keeping with principles of natural justice and therefore the FAA has called you for the same.
  31. 2 points
    Please carefully read as to what was offered as guidance. I have not provided format and I have provided only the link. The format has to be modified to suit requirements of public authority. "Search website of Municipality/Corporation, locate Public information officer, format of application," A PIO can only reject the information under Sec.8 or Sec.9 of RTI Act exemptions. The contents part in information solicited is alone taken into such word count. In case if anyone wants more information, the application must be split with each application not exceeding 150 words to avoid such rejection, as further correspondence is wastage of time. Even those RTI applications should be given various dates and they may be sent in one envelope. Giving different dates helps us in follow up of that application. Please do not quote each and every query, and always make your query occupy as less space as possible, raising one issue. Value the space in the forum and time of the members. For a simple query, fresh issues are being raised after reply.
  32. 2 points
    Let us not argue with the authorities and waste precious time. Under RTI, if they say they have not received, try to send a copy to avoid further correspondence. Now that they have given e mail send the copy of grievance application direct to concerned Mr.Saheil Ghosh Roy and also send a Regd. Ack due to his official address with a covering letter stating that as SGR denied of having received the Grievance application, duplicate was submitted through mail and through hard copy by Regd. Post. Mark this as copy to PS and request them to ensure the receipt of Grievance by MHRD as they are denying such transfer. Focus on issue, do not divert your attention from the preliminary problem.
  33. 2 points
    Please go through Sec.19 and download that simple section ready for your further guidance. FAA has to provide his speaking orders within 30 days of receipt in general and up to 45 days for reasons specified. As appellant can file the first appeal within 60 days from date of his first appeal, it is advisable to go for second appeal on 50th day (45 days + postal transit) as the second appeal may come up for hearing after years, and second appeals are numbered on priority depending on the date of receipt of such appeals. In case of senior citizens, and for citizens having different abilities, priority is given, out of turn on producing a self-attested copy of such certificate of age proof or disabilities proof.
  34. 2 points
    In general, there can never be substandard equipment in high-end products. Before purchasing such equipment, there are many exercises before placing an order. An expert committee makes inquiries, writes to already users about its functioning, calls references from successful bidder, gets opinions of other hospitals in writing, finally the expert committee sanctions while checking all parameters. They mainly take care of initial teething problems, insist for free maintenance during the first year, makes a condition for visit maximum within 24 hours, and even penalize for late functioning. They also maintain a list of those suppliers who are having bad reputation earlier and lists their names in a prohibited list. The second problem is corruption. As getting a break-even point for private hospitals is very difficult as they have to get 100 patients every day and they depend on outside work. Further, due to the change in technology, the latest machines have more features and cost-effective. Even here there are no experts and one technician prepares the report and sends the same to a qualified doctor for his signature. The collector is in charge and a mere reference is more than enough to inquire in the matter. Some hospitals must send email to all concerned and the expert should possibility come maximum within 24 hours and each visit may cost around Rs.10,000/- but for the first year, it is free. There is also lifetime contract say maximum 3 years. Without this equipment, it becomes an ordinary nursing home:, moving a serious patient to an outsider for all those checkups is itself a difficult task as getting ambulance services, waiting and abnormal costs are also posing more troubles to the patient. The proper course is seeking inspection and with a laptop and digital camera prepare a comprehensive report to submit it to the collector and release the report to media if the applicant is genuinely concerned of larger public interest and good use of public money. It takes a minimum of 60 hours for two persons to prepare the report.
  35. 2 points
    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)
  36. 2 points
    Ideally one should be seeking information (photocopy of documents) in accordance with the definition of section 2(f) of the RTI Act But having said that, you may file a first appeal within 30 days of the PIO's reply on the following grounds: Grounds of First Appeal: 1. I had requested for a photocopy of the documents wherein had been noted noted the permissions required to be taken from a Tehsildar for buying or selling land in the (describe here fully the name and other particulars of Village) XX Village as well as a photocopy of any Government Order / Circular etc. in this regard, however, the PIO has declined to provide the requested information. As per the provision of section 7(1) of the RTI Act, a requested information is to be either provided or a request rejected for any of the reasons specified under section 8 and 9 of the said Act. The PIO has neither provided the requested information nor rejected the request for any of the reasons specified under section 8 and 9 of the said Act, and therefore the PIO has disposed of my request for information in violation of the provision of section 7(1) of the said Act. 2. Furthermore in this regard, the Appellant would humbly like to draw the kind attention of this Hon'ble First Appellate Authority towards the persuasive precedent of Central Information Commission in Case No. CIC/SS/A/2012/000395 Dated: 17.5.2012 wherein it had had held that prefixing of 'why & what does'nt debar an applicant from receiving information under the RTI Act. Please find the relevant excerpt from the aforecited CIC decision reproduced below for the kind perusal of the Hon'ble Authority: Quote: Simply because the appellant has prefixed his query with why and what does not debar him for receiving information, which is admittedly a part of the record held by the respondent. The Commission therefore directs the CPIO to provide the action taken on appellant’s RTI application for issue of non-official photo pass as well as the reasons for rejection of application, as per record. Unquote Prayers: 1. Kindly direct the PIO to provide the information requested through the RTI application. 2. Kindly direct the PIO to provide the information free of cost in accordance with the provision of section 7(6) of the RTI Act. 3. Any other relief in the interest of justice. Enclosed herewith: 1. RTI application dated: XX 2. PIO's response dated: XX 3. The persuasive precedent of the decision of CIC in Case No. CIC/SS/A/2012/000395 Dated: 17.5.2012. You may download the CIC decision from the following link and enclose along with your first appeal: prefixing of why & what doesnt debar applicant from receiving info..pdf
  37. 2 points
    You need not track the file . Railwaays budge allocations and announce the projects and budgets well in advance and release adertisements in all news papers. Eacj station is having a commitee for commuters and regular meeting.; Contact any one of them or file RTI Application and seek present status of such Bridges. (it is very difficult to get 100% railway contribution and if state government is prepared to provide land and 50% expenditure it can materialize in one year.
  38. 2 points
    File fresh application on list of files burnt during fire accident, and the procedure being followed for mutating the property including marking copies to other authorities etc and measures taken to maintain parallel file in the event of such future incidents, and efforts made in reconstructing the files burnt. .,(When the information is not stated as available one can not do any thing under RTI Act and further second appeal is waste of money and time)
  39. 2 points
    The sure shot solution is asking your MP to raise the issue in Parliament in question hour. You will certainly get authentic information.
  40. 2 points
    The following facts provided by FAA is crux of the issue. The PIO submitted that this office didn't maintain such information. The PIO ordered me to visit assembly website and find question numbers there and then approach him. The FAA also passed order in favor of PIO without inviting me for hearing. Isn't it violation of RTI Act? Remember that one can seek information as it appears in material form because applicant asked that information which is not maintained in material form as per their rules and regulations, because there was application PIO is not supposed to search / hunt / extract for that information. Sec.4 (1) of voluntary disclosure never states to follow a procedure which is different from that of their laid down rules. Once the matter is uploaded, it is in public domain and beyond ambit of RTI Act. If member wants the questions of teacher MLC, as information with Assembly is not maintained MLC wise, the only option is going for inspection and searching for that information which is avialaible in website. FAA hearing according to CIC is mandatory and as per DOPT there was no such mention in RTI Act and hence first appeal hearing is controversial. I am afraid that second appeal chances of getting favourable decision is also remote if read with DOPT directives. The only option as per my knowledge is going for inspection and getting those facts from records.
  41. 2 points
    Let us admit the fact that most of modern parents care more for education of their children and do not care about expenditure. There is no need to explain that they charge exhorbitant charges. If in a particular area, 52 schools were opened and running with good strength confirms that parents care more for safety and quality of education. Whether it is recognised or not recognised is secondary. Quality of education, and proximity to house are the main choices. Are we not heard of some chief minister children going to attend colleges for 60 KM, as they prefer that college ? A central minister (Recently resignedd) daughter was studying at a Medical college located 250 KM from Hyderabad where his family used to receive. It is just a minute job for that Central Minister to get her get a transfer to Hyderabad college, as he is straight forward and every one is impressed by his sincerity and honesty. But, inspite of CM asking him to do the favour, he never said YES and she continued to reside in that area for 5 years till he completed her education.
  42. 2 points
    Also, read the following blog: Guidelines for Inspection under RTI
  43. 2 points
    May be, I could not follow the query properly. As per my understanding. from following para when i ateseted that copy and file rti to water depatment that give me copy or feed back of that complaint after few day they send me reply that they dont revied any letter from any department so plz guide me now what should i do in this puzzel game from b.m.c sir is that 1.Applicant found a complaint made to Water dept., 2.Member asked the water dept.,. as to action taken on such a such complaint mentioned in the file. 3.Water dept., stated that they have not received such complaint . Member is seeking guidance on what is to be done. The better course, as per my above understanding is enclosing that letter to the dept., that gave the file and asking them to send copy of such complaint (to water dept., as they have stated in writing that the complaint was not received) and obtain their acknowledgment, . Applicant should address letter to BMC with copy of that document, and also mark tit on his own to water dept also. If there is already acknowledgment or service proof asking them to provide such service proof as water dept admitted non receipt of such complaint. Then seeking inspection of inward register in water dept., and knowing the flow, and where the complaint was lodged within water dept., The game goes on with such correspondence, and if that is not material for any important issue,. iI is better to let off trivial issues without wasting time. If that letter is material, further follow up might be necessary.
  44. 2 points
    The query is not that much direct and straight and as there can be interpretations in different shades. Member is not seeking copies of answer sheets of other candidates...but seeking first page of decoding...name ...registered no....scored marks.... Typical query that must go to IC for a speaking order .
  45. 2 points
    Recently Supreme Court has issued notices to Central Govt./State Government over the issues of pendency of appeals and non appointment of I/C on a writ filed by RTI activities on 2.7.2018. Media particularly NDTV has discussed this issue. Therefore I am sharing this link .https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=1834694819923364&id=399105610148966.
  46. 2 points
    There is no such mention in RTI Act. But, DOPT issued such OM to appoint Transparency officers as liaison with CIC. File RTI Application to DOPT seeking copy of their OM. (You can find out in their website) There is no change in duties and obligations, control of their regular duties , they are according to me titular heads. Each Public Authority has only one Transparency officer.
  47. 2 points
    Sorry, I do not get the present position. I am also not to competent to grasp any thing from the images. Have you filed RTI Application ? If the information provided is not saitsfactory, escalate it to first appeal. If you have filed complaint , then file RTI Application seeking information on action taken on your complaint. If there is no response, give a detailed complaint to Vigilance dept., under copy to concerned Ministry. Leap into some type of action. Once it is decided that they are not going to open up, nothing can be done now. By the time it comes up for second appeal hearing, it may take two years minimum and by that time, the entire work must have been completed and bills paid, then there is no further use. Carefully consider what best can be done in limited time before the construction is completed.
  48. 2 points
    Before jumping into the fray of RTI, it is proper to understand at least two important sections Sec.6 and Sec.19 in Telugu. Sec.6 deals with providing information by SPIO to applicants. Even after 12years of enactment PIOs still could not understand single section 6 applicable to them and interpret them as they like. Sec 6 (3) If the information is available within the same public authority, the receiving SPIO has to endorse the application "forthwith" In your case, the information is available within same public authority i.e Electricity dept., but in a separate office/ wing/section. The proper way of the first PIO is to immediately endorse the application immediately to concerned SPIO under intimation to the applicant. If the application is transferred to other depts (other than the Electricity) like Revenue, Corporation, Home etc which are other Public Authorities, then only Sec.6 (3) is applicable and time frame of 5 days steps in. So, fist PIO transferring RTI application to some other office of same electricity dept., is improper. As we can not go on corresponding or arguing with idiots, we have to wait for second PIO response for 30 days + 5 days for postal transit and then go for the first appeal to the second PIO. Again, PIOs blame the applicant for not locating correct SPIO as it is the applicant's responsibility as per Delhi HC Judgment. Sec.19 states of First Appeal procedure and there is no link in between Sec.6 (3) at all. You have to search the website of the Electricity dept., find out the First Appellate authority's address of second PIO. Wait for 35 days from the date of such receipt from second PIO and file the first appeal to First Appellate authority of second PIO.
  49. 2 points
    Description of Information Required: 1. In-accordance with the provision of section 2(j)(i) of the RTI Act, kindly provide me with an inspection of all the documents pertaining to XXXX. Please note that, during the process of aforesaid inspection, I shall select the required information, kindly do provide me with a certified photocopy of such selected information on payment of prescribed fees.
  50. 2 points
    Let us no forget the yeomen services of Hon.CJ Karira who has posted more than 43,000/- posts, and though he is not visiting forum, he got maximum likes and some one try whether he can be nominated for Limca Records, as no one can even dream of getting any where near him. But for his personal interest and love to the forum, the forum certainly might have not been in this position. The last year was rough with attack of some pests (in the words of Hon CJK) there are difference of opinions among team members, but the differences are only in genuine related matters and never reflected in personal relations. None of the team members might have not seen each other or talked to each other but still the bonds are so strong, and every one respects the other without any bad feelings. There was an excellent contribution by Madam O. Raveena, as she was handling the entire moderation single handedly in 99%of posts last year, and it is the confidence that she is there moderating, others commenced replying, and like a Principal she has brought in discipline in the forum. I still remember the hard work Hon CJK and Madam O. Raveena's hard work, during spam attacks several times, the thread merging, personal criticism by some etc. Because of such dedication, sincerity and commitment the portal is prospering and when I joined the forum, I though the life might be just one or two years as RTI is a small act. When compared with views on twitters, the forum is receiving more visitors every day. Let us all maintain the same tempo.
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