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rti court decision: J&K: Availability of KAS slot under SC quota SIC sets aside GAD order, directs to reveal info
akhilesh yadav posted a topic in RTI in MediaSrinagar, July 24: The State Information Commission (SIC) has set aside the order of the General Administration Department (GAD) wherein it had denied to reveal information under RTI Act about the availability of a KAS slot under SC quota for Rural Development Department (RDD) feeding service in 2006. The SIC has directed the GAD to provide the said information under RTI Act to the information seeker. Details available with Early Times reveal that one Prince Sharma, a resident of Poonch filed an application RTI Act before PIO, General Administration Department, Civil Secretariat on 06-02- 2015, seeking following information Read more at: Early Times: Leading Newspaper Jammu Kashmir, Latest News about Jammu & Kashmir
Sajib Nandi posted a topic in RTI in MediaAllowing a direction petition filed by a former employee of Tamil Nadu State Transport Corporation (TNSTC), Justice S. Nagamuthu expressed shock over the allegation of diversion of TNSTC funds to meet the air travel, food and lodging expenses of the Minister’s guests in Tiruchi having been proved in an enquiry conducted by an Inspector of Police in 2012. Read more at: Misuse of funds for Nehru?s guests: HC directs DVAC to register case - The Hindu
karira posted a topic in RTI in Media[h=1]CIC directs Delhi Women Commission to disclose rape records[/h] New Delhi: Amid outrage over the interview of a December 16 gangrape convict, CIC on Wednesday directed the Delhi Commission of Women to make public records of rapes committed in the national capital with stern conditions to ensure that identities of victims are not disclosed. "The Commission observes that the records relating to rape victims cannot be totally blocked from sharing for research purposes on the ground of personal information under Section 8(1)(j) of the RTI Act. "When it is possible to separate information that can be given from that cannot be given, the PIO has to invoke doctrine of severability to facilitate the information," The Commission observes that the records relating to rape victims cannot be totally blocked from sharing for research purposes on the ground of personal information under Section 8(1)(j) of the RTI Act. Information Commissioner Sridhar Acharyulu said. The case relates to Baladevan Rangaraju who claimed that he wanted information on rape victims for research purpose and personally requested the Secretary of the Department, who after knowing the purpose, refused to furnish the records. Rangaraju said information sought by him had to be maintained by the Department according to Delhi Commission for Women Act, 1994. The Commission expressed concern over the issue of the protection of privacy of the rape victims and contended that it was not possible to separate the names of the victims from various documents including medico-legal case reports. "Facilitate inspection of the records to the authorised female representative of the appellant with an assurance that they shall not bring any electronic device like video records, mobile, camera etc, block out the names and personal details of the victim and accused by whitener on the photostat copies," Sridhar said setting stern guidelines for disclosure of sensitive information. He said each paper shall be verified by the officials of Delhi Women Commission to ensure that nowhere victims' names and private details are revealed before certifying. "The appellant is directed to enter a non-disclosure agreement with an undertaking that he/his representative will not reveal information about the personal details of the victims and the accused and that they shall be responsible for any such revelation through the documents shared," he said. Acharyulu warned that any such disclosure would not only result in the breach of undertaking but also an offence under the Indian Penal Code. "It shall be responsibility of the respondent authority to secure records, and the appellant shall share the copy of the research report with the Women's Commission and this Commission," the Commissioner said in his order. Read More: CIC directs Delhi Women Commission to disclose rape records - IBNLive
Angry over missing Govt file, Bombay High Court directs FIR against officers MUMBAI: Observing that information under Right to Information Act (RTI) cannot be denied to a citizen, the Bombay High Court has directed Deputy Secretary of Urban Development Department in Maharashtra to register an FIR against officers responsible for a 'missing' file. A division bench of the HC further directed that after filing the FIR, the investigation must be completed within six months and it should be headed by an officer not below the rank of Deputy Commissioner of Police. Justices Abhay Oka and A S Gadkari imposed costs of Rs 15,000 on the State Government for the lapse on part of officers which led to a UDD file going 'missing' as a result information under RTI Act couldn't be provided to an advocate. "The case in hand is a classic example as to how the Government officers protecting their fellow officers tend to frustrate the basic intention of the legislature behind the enactment of the Right to Information Act, 2005," said the Judges in their order on Friday. The HC was hearing a petition filed by Sangli-based advocate Vivek Vishnupant Kulkarni, who is also an office- bearer of Swatantraya Veer Savarkar Pratishthan, a voluntary group which runs two schools having 1,600 students on rolls. The 58-year-old petitioner filed an application on September 5, 2008, with the Section and Information Officer of UDD seeking information under RTI in respect of a Government Resolution (GR) dated August 21, 1996. The resolution pertained to release of various lands in and around Sangli city in western Maharashtra which were acquired by the Government under the Urban Land (Ceiling and Regulation) Act, 1976. He sought information about the Government notings and other documents on the basis of which the GR was issued. By a communication dated September 22, 2008, the UDD Information Officer told Kulkarni the required information sought by him regarding file ULC/1089/2123//ULC-2 is not available on the Department's record and therefore, the said details cannot be furnished. In the same letter, the petitioner was also informed that some details sought by him is connected with the office of Deputy Collector and his application to that extent had been transferred to the said authority for further action. Being aggrieved by inaction of the Information Officer, the petitioner filed an appeal on November 27, 2008, before the Deputy Secretary of UDD. The Deputy Secretary asked the Information Officer to search the missing file and give the details sought by Kulkarni immediately. Read more at: Angry over missing Govt file, Bombay High Court directs FIR against officers - The Economic Times
akhilesh yadav posted a topic in RTI in MediaIn a judgement that will set a precedent for colleges to give out information to queries sought under the Right To Information (RTI) Act, the State Information Commissioner (SIC) has directed a South Mumbai college to share details of faculties, students enrolled and the use of grants that are received by the institution from various government bodies for academic and infrastructure purposes. Read at: College told to give grant info | The Asian Age
karira posted a topic in RTI in Media[h=1]HC directs DVAC to upload its crime manual on its website[/h] The Madras High Court bench here has directed the Directorate of Vigilance and Anti-Corruption to upload its crime manual on its website within six weeks, rejecing DVAC's contention that it was a privileged document and could not be made public. The manual should contain details about Government instructions and guidelines to investigating officers relating to corruption cases, Justice M Sathyanarayanan said in his order said yesterday on a batch of petitions filed by some public servants who wanted to prove that the investigating officer in the corruption case against them had not followed procedures prescribed under the manual. The DVAC had refused to issue a copy of the manual to them, following which they moved the High Court. The counsel for the petitioners submitted that the DVAC could not insist on keeping the manual secret much to the disadvantage of the accused, who required it desperately to establish their innocence during the course of trial. The judge said the DVAC was not entitled to claim that it was a privileged document and could not be made public. "We are in the era of Right to Information Act and especially when the Central Bureau of Investigation itself had hosted its crime manual on its website, why can't the DVAC do the same", he asked. The State Information Commission had directed the DVAC on November 28,2011 to furnish a copy of the manual to an RTI applicant. Justice D Hariparanthaman had then dismissed the petition against the Commission's order in December 2012 and upheld the Information Commission's order. The judge pointed out that G Rajagopalan, counsel for Tamil Nadu Information Commission, had also submitted that the manual was not exempted from disclosure. Read More: HC directs DVAC to upload its crime manual on its website | Business Standard News
akhilesh yadav posted a topic in RTI in MediaSrinagar, Feb 17: The State Information Commission (SIC) has directed Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL) to allow inspection of its LPG dumping sites in Srinagar and Budgam by an information seeker under the provisions of State RTI Act. The direction came after an RTI application filed by Dr. Raja Muzzafar Bhat who in his appeal had highlighted that most of the dumping sites of oil marketing companies in J&K are located in populated areas. Read at: SIC directs HPCL to allow inspection of dumping sites under RTI Lastupdate:- Wed, 18 Feb 2015 18:30:00 GMT GreaterKashmir.com
ganpat1956 posted a topic in RTI in MediaNew Delhi, August 2: THE Central Information Commission (CIC) directed the IIT Delhi administration on Thursday to reinstate its suspended Registrar Col Rajendra Singh within two working days. Information Commissioner O P Kejriwal said it appears the institute director suspended Singh to settle â€œpersonal scoresâ€. IIT Delhi Director Prof Surendra Prasad had suspended Singh for non-payment of a penalty imposed on him by the CIC in an earlier case. Delivering his order, Kejriwal said the HRD Secretary should take suitable action against Prasad, emphasising that he had â€œexceeded his authorityâ€. According to the order, Singh should be back in office latest by Tuesday. The CIC had in an earlier case imposed a penalty of Rs 25,000 on Singh. In case of non-payment the amount was to be deducted from his salary. The CIC noted that it had subsequently received the complete payment in two instalments. Its Thursday order came on a complaint submitted by Singh on Monday that he had been victimised and suspended by the institute. The CIC said the way he (Prasad) acted it appears to be a means of settling personal scores. Kejriwal said the CIC had directed the institute only to recover the penalty from Singhâ€™s salary and in no way empowered the director to suspend him by way of administrative action. Reprimanding Prasad for misusing the CICâ€™s order and the RTI, Kejriwal has recommended action against him. Singh was suspended last Friday, a day after he approached the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) seeking an investigation into â€œmisappropriation of funds at IIT Delhiâ€. Singh had sought investigations into an order issued to him by the IIT administration for release of Endowment Funds for foreign junkets of faculty members during the first week of July this year. Reinstate Registrar by Tuesday, CIC directs IIT Delhi
karira posted a topic in RTI in MediaHC directs GCZMA to verify legality of Club Paradiso Panaji, Dec 12 Responding to a petition filed by one Mr Rutul Sharma challenging the inaction of GCZMA and alleging non-payment of lease amount to the government by the discotheque â€˜Club Paradisoâ€™, the High Court has asked the GCZMA and Goa Tourism Development Corporation (GTDC) to look into the matter. The Bench consisting of Mr Justice DB Bhosale and Mr Justice NA Britto has asked GCZMA to decide whether the structure is legal or illegal within a period of 8 weeks from today. It is also made clear that GCZMA can take appropriate action if the same is found to be illegal and in violation of CRZ regulation. Pertaining to the lease amount, the court has asked the petitioner to make a representation to GTDC, within a weekâ€™s time. It is further directed that if any representation is made the same should be decided within a period of 12 weeks after giving opportunity to both the parties. It is alleged by the petitioner that one Mr Nandagopal Kudchadkar is carrying out an illegal commercial activity of running a discotheque and night cub styled as â€˜Club Paradisoâ€™, under the garb of running a restaurant. Mr Sharma stated that the illegal structure has been erected in close proximity to the beach and hence is in violation of the CRZ III area. The petitioner approched the GCZMA pointing out the illegalities; however the authorities took no action. The petitioner also obtained information under the RTI Act and learnt that Mr Kudchadkar had taken the property on an annual lease rent of Rs 5,07,000. However till date no lease deal has been executed between them. According to the petitioner, till July 6, 2007 there are arrears of Rs 15,32,250 and no action has been initiated by GTDC for recovery of dues. Now, with the direction of the High Court, the GCZMA has to decide the illegality of the structure within a period of 8 weeks. Navhind Times on the Web: Goa
sidmis posted a topic in RTI in MediaThe Madras High Court on Tuesday directed the Tamil Nadu Government to clarify whether the exemption granted under the provision of Right To Information Act (RTI) and a government order could be made applicable to cases in which information relating to corruption charges were made. Justice V Dhanapalan gave the direction while disposing of a petition of one Vishwanath Swami, seeking a direction to the Commissioner of Police and Superintendent of Police, CBCID to supply information sought by him and to take departmental acton against officials who failed to furnish the information. The judge said the government has to clarify the position of exemption available under Section 24 (4) of RTI Act, as the notification has not made anything clear about the exemption granted. Since the issue in question related to corruption charges, the applicability of the Act precludes certain documents to be revealed can be considered only when the Government Order (G.O) was clarified. Therefore, the public department has to clarify the G.O dated October 14, 2005, the judge added. The judge said the petitioner, police officials and the Secretary to Tamil Nadu Information Commission can approach the government, which has to come out with the clarification to make it clear as to whether the applicability of the act can be considered in case of allegations of corruption. Therefore, it was left open to the parties to clarify the position from the government, the judge added. CHENNAI, 30 Oct 2007, 2123 hrs IST,PTI Timesofindia