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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
    Please find attached herewith the CIC decision wherein it had ruled as follows: prefixing of why & what doesnt debar applicant from receiving info..pdf
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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)
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. 3 points
    Go for inspection with digital camera take as many snaps you are capable of.
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  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
    FAA's obligation is to direct his subordinate Public Information Officer suitably to follow such stipulations in RTI Act, if he finds from first appellant has stated any grounds of violation. Information should always be from Public Information officer. You can ask a friend or relative from different station to file RTI Application seeking information as follows: Information solicited: 1.Please provide the copy of office notes/directions that state the reasons for putting on hold the recruitment of Deputy Managers, Assistant Managers (desk top). 2.Please inform whether there is an obligation on public authority to inform developments to the aspiring candidates, without giving scope for each candidate filing individual RTI Applications. 3.Please provide the link if the matter is put on website about suspending such recruitment. 4.Inform further plan of action for recruitment in future if available on record if any.
  22. 2 points
    No uniform format has been prescribed. Her attendance is also not needed. That is just a formality. Please mail a copy in advance and retain one copy with you for showing it to Commission.. Before .................Information commission,..................... File No: Against: SPIO,........................ Appellant:..................................... Authorisation letter for representing the appellant for hearing on..................... Appellant humbly submits that she could not attend hearing on.........................and hereby authorizes her husband Sri................................for representing her and submitting the grounds of appeal and praying for such remedies under RTI Act. He may be permitted to attend the hearing on the basis of this authorization letter Shri ............................Signs as.................................................................... Appellant
  23. 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.
  24. 2 points
    Always remember that it is the forum that has facilitated us and inspired us. The credit should go to the forum and we are very small wheels.
  25. 2 points
    If it is a recognized organization and if they submit such details to District Educational Officer, you have to file RTI Application to State Public Information Officer, District Educational Officer and seek such record submitted by the school authorities. You can get that record submitted by the school to DEO.
  26. 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.,
  27. 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
  28. 2 points
    The contract of insurance is a contract of utmost good faith. There is the only proposal by the member with an application and first premium. Whether the proposal is to be accepted or not is left to the other party entering into agreement of contract. When the proposal is not accepted, the contract is not complete and they have to refund the money. The contract of insurance is subject to medical examination if ME is not negative, Company has to bear the expenditure. If the proposer fails ME, he has to foot that expenditure and this is common practice even with LIC. (Legal example is Proposal is like a train of Gun powder, and acceptance is like match stick) You can issue a Demand notice under CP Act seeking the specific reason for rejection of term policy and for refunding of the amount with interest. They can not propose for changes and it is left to proposer either to accept it or not and it is the proposer to has to opt for a policy suitable to him. Mere collection of the first premium and asking to undergo ME cannot bind the company. The first premium can not be credited into policy holder account till he succeeds in ME and insurance policy is issued. The contract of insurance is complete only when it is agreed in writing through policy document.
  29. 2 points
    The laying and maintenance of every road has its own authority. If it is within Village, Municipality or Corporation, they are the authorities. There are National HIgh ways and state roadways then it is PWD. You have to inquire locally and find out as to the dept., that is responsible for maintenance. You can also file application to the concerned Public Information Officer of that Village or Municipality or Corporation and can seek information under RTI. Information solicited: 1.Please provide the authority that laid the road at the following place and is responsible for maintenance. Road Situated from..................to................................length ........yards Breadth...............situated at...........................running from...............side to ...................side.( EX: North to south or East to west etc.,) After finding out, you have to present memorandum jointly signed with as many citizens as possible and must complaint to Authority, and then as a group personally hand it over to MLA , MP and counselor After two months you can make a follow up action seeking information on action taken against such complaint/petition.
  30. 2 points
    The issue is concerned with Limitation Act. The Act defines various steps involved from the date of commencement of limitation . Issuing notice through lawyer stating stipulated time also amounts to cause of action. In case of Govt. one has to issue Notice under 80C, and then only it becomes a bonafide notice. Contact any advocate for detailed legal steps.
  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
    You can go to any permanent AADHAR center and can pay nominal fee to get all that information on SIM Cards issued in your name, and then inform to local service provider about such fake SIM Nos available in your AADHAR Record and inform them to disconnect such connections. This is very simple. You can also find out your AADHAR details from their website.
  33. 2 points
    It seems the phone numbers as well as email address of the authority is available, have you tried calling up and speaking to the authority and offering to send the documents through email to the concerned authority who has not been able to open the said documents?
  34. 2 points
    Please understand the reason they have rejected , when MHRD has not received the grievance (as they say) a citizen can not insist information on which they say that there is no record. Instead of wasting time on First Appeal, lodge the same grievance in MHRD portal now and file RTI Application after one month to same authority.
  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
    First search website of Electricity distribution of that state 1.Locate Public Information Officer 2. Format of application 3. Mode of remitting RTI Fees of Rs.10/- .Make the queries as simple as possible. Information solicited: 1. Please provide me the copy of laid down norms for providing a new Electricity connection to a residence that is already having such connection and that states the process involved in applying sanctioning, and obtaining of various deposits and documents. 2. Please provide copies of all documents filed including application and sanction at Door No.................in Ward No..............of .....................area in the name of ....................................... 3. Please provide the copy of process involved for disconnecting unauthorised connections given violating the laid down norms. 4. Please provide Name, designation, mobile no, email ID address of a. The official that sanctioned such illegal connection. b.The official that accepts complaints on violation of laid down norms. Then find out the specific violations and make a complaint to the concerned higher authority for disconnecting such illegal connections in residence of.....................sanctioned with out knowledge and consent of owner illegally, when there is already a connection sanctioned with No................... Wait for response and every Board is having internal redressal mechanism to carry out such complaints as Ombudsman.
  37. 2 points
    Blue Cross is a voluntary social service organisations equipped with men, vehicles for rehabilitating and saving animals in danger was brought to their attention. Private parties offer donations and those donations are exempted under IT Act. According to my knowledge, there is no Ambulance service for animals exclusively and they are not even equipped with wuth medicines. However, if there is urgency, they may consider deputing their doctors. You can either call on them personally to seek information from Head of the Hospital or file Application to the local director of Veterinary Hospitals seeking written information on any issues. Search website of Ministry of Animal Husbandry to locate correct Public information officer, the format of application and mode of remitting fees.
  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
    Please go for first appeal, as seeking his own information by the applicant at any stretch of wild imagination does not amount to invasion on privacy of a third party. You can also pray for sending CPIO for proper RTI training. You need not pay a single rupee for copying charges as per Sec. 7 (6) of RTI act. A simple format is being provided and you can modify it to suit your conveneince. First Appeal dt.18th Sept, 2018 under RTI Act Before:First Appellate Authority, Addl. Commissioner of income tax, ............... Against: CPIO, Income Tax Officer, Ward No....................... Appellant: Brief Facts: Applicant has solicited certified copies of his own Income Tax returns under RTI on .............. CPIO without application of mind invented that providing Assessee, his own returns amounts to invasion on the privacy of the third party and denied vide his letter dt..... It appears that CPIO is not having the proper understanding of third party personal information and applicant seeking his own information. CPIO has not even justified as to how providing his information of applicant to applicant is exempted. Hence the first appeal. Such denial with such reason after 14 years of RTI is highly deplorable, and CPIO may be deputed for proper training for better understanding and interpretation of simple Act. PRAYER: Appellant prays for directions to CPIO for providing of information as expeditiously as possible free of cost. Appellant,. Copy of RTI Application and copy of PIO response enclosed.
  40. 2 points
    As per earlier CIC decisions, that information which was uploaded in website is no more in exclusive custody of Public Information officer and in public domain. However, you can file RTI Application seeking that information in the form of certified copies (Bold and under line the form of information) and PIO has to provide the information in the form in which applicant requested. While filing application please refer the following decision available in CIC i Decision no.cic/SG/A/2012/00117/19129
  41. 2 points
    First do not care for such threats and do not have fears to do right thing. When the last page has been signed you know the dept., To get those details is not at all difficult, if you have the envelope with the assigned Regd. No...and on handwriting onn the envelope. Take it a challenge and you are not going to lose any thing and you have not told as to medium of threat (Oral or through some one else or in office or phone). First focus on the issue of information and do not distract on minor matters which are insignificant. Please read entire reply and do not stop further appeal process. Let some of your friend or relative from different location file RTI Application for inspection of RTI correspondence by that SPIO and if you are lucky you may get the same copy during inspection, if the representative is smart.
  42. 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.
  43. 2 points
    Let us not make comparisons as expenses depend on various considerations. Compare this with past Govt expenditure. I personally feel that still most of the very good schemes ad'vertised by Government is still not known to even educated persons and advertisement purpose is not for publicity alone, to publicise those schemes that are helpful to common man. Comparing this publicity for sake of reaching to common man should not be compared by a natural calamity when central govt strictly stated that it is immediate assistance and further assistance can be sought on estimation of loss. The central government assistance through Navy and Army can not be converted to money. If you calculate such expenditure the expenditure exceeeds Rs.1000 crores.
  44. 2 points
    Also, read the following blog: Guidelines for Inspection under RTI
  45. 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.
  46. 2 points
    There is not much difference or additions of a new clauses in other states also The essence is that SR is not bothered about link documents. Now the additions are that seller must be identified. Duplicate AADHARs were generated to register in i many cases. Impersonation is common. The system keeps a track of all government lands with such survey numbers and refuses to accept registration. Now AP govt is bringing out stopping registration or even cancelling if there is impersonation or fraud apparent records produced befoe them. I am still doubtful if they can bring such legislation as courts are only having such powers. As it is , Govt learnt of their mistakes, plugging all such leaks, making SRs accountable, in our District alone, they have taken against 5 such Registrars.
  47. 2 points
    General knowledge. Applicant need not state any reason for seeking such information under RTI. If voluntary disclosures are made in their websites, there is no chance for seeking such information.
  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
    Congratulations! We did more than what the Govt did in spreading awareness and imparting training to lakhs of our citizens in addition to resolving specific RTI related issues on day to day basis, without even spending one per cent of Govt expenditure. I feel sorry that the great stalwarts like Mr C.J. Karira @karira and Ganpati Subramaniam, who have immensely contributed for this cause, are not with us regularly now. Let us all march together for achieving further heights in our endeavour.
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