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SIGNIFICANT DECISIONS/POSTS
Decision dated 07.01.2014 – Ms. Jyoti Seherawat Vs. Home (General) Department, Govt. of Delhi - CIC: Wife has right to know husband’s salary.
* Decision dated 07.01.2014 – Mr. Subhash Chandra Agrawal Vs. Ministry of Coal - CIC has, inter alia, decided the Department of Posts is to apprise the Commission regarding the present status with regard to the issuance of RTI stamps.
* Decision dated 24.12.2013 – First Appellate Authority (RTI), PAO (Ors), BEG, Roorkee, UttarakhandBroad outcome of investigation into tax evasion complaint to be disclosed
* O.M. dated 28.11.2013 – Guide on the Right to Information Act, 2005
* DOPT’s Compilation of OMs & Notifications on RTI Act, 2005 (25.10.2013).
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Decision dated 14.10.2013 – Shri Rakesh Agarwal, New Delhi Vs. Transport Department (GNCT), Delhi - CIC has imposed the maximum penalty of Rs.25,000/- on the CPIO and has also recommended disciplinary action.
* SC Judgment dated 07.10.2013 – Thalappan Ser. Coop. Bank Ltd. and others Vs. State of Kerala and others
Cooperative Societies not covered under the RTI Act
* Decision dated 27.08.2013 – Shri Subhash Chandra Agrawal Vs. Ministry of Home Affairs (Full Bench Decision)
– CIC has, inter alia, suggested to issue RTI stamps of the denomination of Rs. 10/- by the Deptt. of Posts and to consider designating all 25,464 Departmental Post Offices to accept RTI applications and the requisite fee.
* Decision dated 05.08.2013 – Subhash Chandra Agrawal & Dr. M. Haroon Siddiqui Vs. IFFCO (Full Bench Decision) - IFFCO is not a Public Authority.
* Decision dated 04.07.2013 – Lt. Col. (Retd.) R. Bansal Vs. Army Welfare Housing Organisation (AWHO) (Full Bench) – AWHO is a Public Authority.
* Decision dated 03.06.2013 – Shri S.C. Aggarwal, Shri Anil Bailwal Vs. Parliament of India (Full Bench Decision) - Political Parties covered under RTI Act
SECTION-WISE DECISIONS
* Section 2 * Section 4 * Section 6 * Section 7(6) and Section 7(9) * Sections 8 * Section 10 * Section 11 * Section 18 * Section 19 * Section 20 * Section 22 * Section 24 * Section 25

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SECTION-WISE DECISIONS

Section 2

Section 2(f) – Definition of ‘information’

  Decision dated 12.03.2014 – Shri Omprakash Kashiram Vs. Prime Minister’s Office (209.9 KiB, 29 hits)

  Decision dated 18.02.2014 – Pramod Ganpat Sawant Vs. DOP&T, New Delhi (395.6 KiB, 34 hits)

  Decision dated 13.02.2014 – R.K. Prasad Vs. Central Vigilance Commission, New Delhi (317.1 KiB, 28 hits)

  Decision dated 23.10.2013 – Shri V.K. Pandey, Kolkata Vs. LIC of India, Kolkata (91.7 KiB, 128 hits)

  Decision dated 27.09.2013 – Dr. Bijaya Kumar Samantaray Vs. Kolkata Port Trust, Kolkata (202.9 KiB, 138 hits)

  Decision dated 04.09.2013 – Shri Paras Nath Singh Vs. Ministry of Home Affairs (217.6 KiB, 154 hits)

  Decision dated 26.08.2013 – Dr. P.K. Srivastava, Distt. Una, H.P. Vs. CPIO, Department of Personnel & Training, New Delhi (209.6 KiB, 126 hits)

  Decision dated 14.08.2013 – Shri K. Madhavan, Chennai Vs. CPIO, Deptt. of Personnel & Training, New Delhi (205.9 KiB, 94 hits)

  Decision dated 05.08.2013 – Shri S. Joseph Balasundar, Chennai Vs. CPIO, UPSC, New Delhi (210.6 KiB, 104 hits)

  Decision dated 05.07.2013 – Shri B.Bharathi, Puducherry Vs. PIO, Madras High Court, Chennai (306.4 KiB, 112 hits)

  Decision dated 14.06.2013 – Shri Shyam Sunder Singh Vs. National Human Rights Commission (198.7 KiB, 117 hits)

  Decision dated 10.05.2013 – Ms. Medha Rani, Chandigarh Vs. CPI, CBI, Chandigarh (208.2 KiB, 105 hits)

  Decision dated 12.04.2013 – Shri Harishankar Tiwari Vs. Minsitry of Law & Justice, New Delhi (194.1 KiB, 108 hits)

  Decision dated 31.08.2012 – Shri Naresh Kumar, Gurgaon Vs. CPIO, Deptt. of Personnel & Training, New Delhi (207.7 KiB, 193 hits)

  Decision dated 15.05.2012 – Shri Vijay Gupta Vs. Delhi Police (216.0 KiB, 243 hits)

  Decision dated 04.04.2012 – Shri Prafulla Jojo Vs. Department of Legal Affairs, New Delhi (194.3 KiB, 293 hits)

  Decision dated 03.04.2012 – Shri Ram M. Apte, Balgaum Vs. CPIO, High Court of Karnakatak, Bangaluru (204.9 KiB, 195 hits)

  Decision dated 22.02.2012 – Shri S.P. Goyal Vs. Office of the Commissioner of Customs, Mumbai (195.4 KiB, 221 hits)

  Decision dated 30.11.2011 – Shri Sarpal Singh, NCC&BM, Ballabgarh (190.5 KiB, 283 hits)

  Decision dated 21.10.2011 – Ms. Bimla Prakash, Delhi Vs. CPIO & DGM, Indian Overseas Bank, Chennai (13.4 KiB, 288 hits)

  Decision dated 12.10.2011 – Mr. Ashwini Kumar Avasthi, Aligarh Vs. PIO & DGM, Vijay Bank, Bangaluru (57.6 KiB, 241 hits)

  Decision dated 04.08.2011 – Shri Rameshwar Lal Bagotia Vs. Rajasthan Drugs & Pharmaceuticals Ltd ( A GOI Enterprise), Jaipur (358.1 KiB, 378 hits)

Section 2(h) – Definition of ‘Public Authority’

  Decision dated 05.08.2013 – Subhash Chandra Agrawal & Dr. M. Haroon Siddiqui Vs. IFFCO (Full Bench Decision) (403.9 KiB, 178 hits)

  Decision dated 04.07.2013 – Lt. Col. (Retd.) R. Bansal Vs. Army Welfare Housing Organisation (AWHO) (Full Bench) (229.1 KiB, 247 hits)

  Decision dated 03.06.2013 – Shri S.C. Aggarwal, Shri Anil Bailwal Vs. Parliament of India (Full Bench Decision) (257.0 KiB, 258 hits)

PIO/CPIO Not Expected To Give Interpretation/Justification/Opinion

  Decision dated 24.11.2011 – Mr. Ramesh Kumar Anand, Steno., PGIMER, Chandigarh Vs. CPIO, PGIMER, Chandigarh (44.6 KiB, 218 hits)

Section 2(j) - Meaning of ‘Right to Information’

  Decision dated 05.08.2013 – Shri S. Joseph Balasundar, Chennai Vs. CPIO, UPSC, New Delhi (210.6 KiB, 104 hits)

  Decision dated 05.07.2013 – Shri B.Bharathi, Puducherry Vs. PIO, Madras High Court, Chennai (306.4 KiB, 112 hits)

  Decision dated 12.10.2011 – Mr. Veer Sain, Jaipur Vs. CPIO & General Manager, RBI, Mumbai (71.8 KiB, 231 hits)

Section 4 – Obligations of public authorities

  Decision dated 07.01.2014 – Ms. Jyoti Seherawat Vs. Home (General) Department, Govt. of Delhi (322.2 KiB, 192 hits)

  Decision dated 03.06.2013 – Shri S.C. Aggarwal, Shri Anil Bailwal Vs. Parliament of India (Full Bench Decision) (257.0 KiB, 258 hits)

  Decision dated 30.04.2012 – Ms. Sumaira Abdulali Vs. PIO & Addl. Director, Min. of Environment & Forests, New Delhi (63.7 KiB, 166 hits)

  Decision dated 12.01.2012 – Shri J.C. Kataria & Shri Mani Ram Sharma Vs. High Courts of AP, Gauhati, Gujarat, HP, Jharkhand, Rajasthan & other High Courts (427.5 KiB, 199 hits)

  Decision dated 22.09.2011 – Mr. Ankur Goyal, JNU, New Delhi Vs. JS, Min. of Environment & Forests, New Delhi (76.8 KiB, 199 hits)

  Decision dated 26.08.2011 – Mr. D.K. Bhaumik, Kolkata Vs. CPIO & GM, SIDBI, Lucknow (68.3 KiB, 218 hits)

  Decision dated 04.08.2011 – Shri Rameshwar Lal Bagotia Vs. Rajasthan Drugs & Pharmaceuticals Ltd ( A GOI Enterprise), Jaipur (358.1 KiB, 378 hits)

Section 6

Section 6(1)

  Decision dated 29.04.2013 – Shri Nitesh Kumar Tripathy, JNU, New Delhi Vs. CPIO, President’ Sectt., New Delhi (212.2 KiB, 81 hits)

  Decision dated 05.10.2011 – Mr. Chandrakant C. Anandpara, Chairman, Consumer Care Forum, Mumbai Vs. PIO, Bank of India, Walkeshwar Branch, Mumbai (48.1 KiB, 157 hits)

Section 6(2)

  Decision dated 08.05.2013 – Shri S. Kumar Minz, Ghaziabad Vs. CPIO, All India Radio, Patna (210.0 KiB, 99 hits)

Section 6 (3) - Transfer of Application to Another Public Authority 

  Decision dated 04.09.2013 – Shri Paras Nath Singh Vs. Ministry of Home Affairs (217.6 KiB, 154 hits)

  Decision dated 10.07.2013 – Mr. Perarivalan Vs. Ministry of Home Affairs, New Delhi (87.2 KiB, 158 hits)

  Decision dated 08.07.2013 – Dr. Jitendra Nath Gupta, Delhi Vs. Coordinating Officer, Monitoring Committee, Supreme Court, New Delhi (13.4 KiB, 76 hits)

  Decision dated 09.03.2012 – Shri Abhi Ghosh, Kolkata Vs. Air India Ltd., New Delhi (207.7 KiB, 169 hits)

  Decision dated 05.10.2011 – Mr. L.S.R. Murthy, Hyderabad Vs. PIO&AGM, UCO Bank, Hyderabad (47.1 KiB, 169 hits)

  Decision dated 29.09..2011 – Mr. P.P. Kapoor Vs. Deptt. of Legal Affairs, New Delhi (216.7 KiB, 139 hits)

  Decision dated 22.09.2011 – Mr. L.C. Sonewane, Bhilai Vs. CPIO & CGM, RBI, Mumbai (103.1 KiB, 153 hits)

Section 7

Section 7(1)

  Decision dated 27.09.2013 – Dr. Bijaya Kumar Samantaray Vs. Kolkata Port Trust, Kolkata (202.9 KiB, 138 hits)

  Decision dated 26.09.2013 – Shri Amit Bhargava Vs. Ministry of Home Affairs & Bureau of Immigration, IB (242.7 KiB, 117 hits)

  Decision dated 15.06.2012 – Mr. Sanjay Mukund Thatte, Jalgaon Vs. CPIO, Allahabad Bank, Mumbai (52.2 KiB, 170 hits)

Section 7(3)

  Decision dated 27.09.2013 – Dr. Bijaya Kumar Samantaray Vs. Kolkata Port Trust, Kolkata (202.9 KiB, 138 hits)

Section 7(6) – Providing the information free of cost

  Decision dated 27.09.2013 – Dr. Bijaya Kumar Samantaray Vs. Kolkata Port Trust, Kolkata (202.9 KiB, 138 hits)

  Decision dated 26.09.2013 – Shri Amit Bhargava Vs. Ministry of Home Affairs & Bureau of Immigration, IB (242.7 KiB, 117 hits)

  Decision dated 15.06.2012 – Mr. Sanjay Mukund Thatte, Jalgaon Vs. CPIO, Allahabad Bank, Mumbai (52.2 KiB, 170 hits)

  Decision dated 29.12.2011 – Mr. K. Karthirmathiyon, Secy., Coimbatore Consumer Cause, Coimbatore Vs. PIO & JS, Medical Council of India, New Delhi (44.4 KiB, 143 hits)

  Decision dated 16.12.2011 – Smt. Jaylakshmi, Hubli Vs. PIO & AGM, Syndicate Bank HO, Manipal (49.9 KiB, 181 hits)

  Decision dated 24.11.2011 – Mr. Harinder Dhingra, Gurgaon Vs. Asstt. IG, Min. of Environment & Forest, New Delhi (90.6 KiB, 140 hits)

  Decision dated 04.11.2011 – Mr. Nemi Chand Jain, Jaipur Vs. PIO & DGM, United Bank of India, Guwahati (37.8 KiB, 149 hits)

  Decision dated 04.11.2011 – Mr. Rahul Agarwal, Delhi Vs. PIO & AGM, Syndicate Bank, Head Office, Manipal, Karnataka (62.0 KiB, 237 hits)

  Decision dated 04.11.2011 – Mr. G.B. Chandulal, Rajkot Vs. PIO & GM, Dena Bank, Mumbai (39.3 KiB, 161 hits)

  Decision dated 31.10.2011 – Mr. T. Arumugam, Alwarpet, Chennai Vs. PIO, Min. of Health & Family Welfare, RRIUM, Chennai (48.5 KiB, 152 hits)

  Decision dated 21.10.2011 – Mr. Nitin Bajaj, Laxmi Nagar, Delhi Vs. CPIO & Asstt. Professor, AIIMS, New Delhi (48.8 KiB, 217 hits)

  Decision dated 21.10.2011 – Capt. P.K. Anchal, Bhiwani Vs. CPIO & Chief Manager, Dena Bank, Panchkula (65.4 KiB, 239 hits)

  Decision dated 21.10.2011 – Mr. Ashokkumar M. Pandya, Ahmedabad Vs. PIO & Gy. Zonal Manager, Bank of India, Amhedabad (66.6 KiB, 238 hits)

  Decision dated 29.09.2011 – Mr. G. Ramesh Reddy, Kurnool, AP Vs. CPIO, CGM, NABARD, Hyderabad (47.3 KiB, 167 hits)

  Decision dated 22.09.2011 – Mr. L.C. Sonewane, Bhilai Vs. CPIO & CGM, RBI, Mumbai (103.1 KiB, 153 hits)

  Decision dated 26.08.2011 – Mr. Mohit Paul, New Delhi Vs. PIO&DGM, Bank of India, Mumbai (59.3 KiB, 382 hits)

  Decision dated 26.08.2011 – Mr. Kuldip Raj Kaila, Distt. Hoshiarpur (Punjab) Vs. PIO & Chief Manager, Oriental Bank of Commerce, Jalandhar (55.9 KiB, 160 hits)

  Decision dated 26.08.2011 – Mr. D.K. Bhaumik, Kolkata Vs. CPIO & GM, SIDBI, Lucknow (68.3 KiB, 218 hits)

  Decision dated 26.08.2011 – Mr. Sunil Kumar Sharma, Delhi Vs. PIO&Supdg. Engineer, MCD, New Delhi (44.7 KiB, 120 hits)

  Decision dated 04.08.2011 – Mr. Anil Dutt Tyagi, West Sant Nagar (Burari), Delhi Vs. PIO, Deptt. of Urban Development, New Delhi (44.5 KiB, 167 hits)

  Decision dated 11.07.2011 – Mr. Mahinder Singh, AD, ESIC, New Delhi Vs. PIO, ESIC, Indore (57.9 KiB, 202 hits)

  Decision dated 07.07.2011 – Mr. Krishnanand Tripathi, Sr. Correspondent, Live India, New Delhi Vs. Mr. Anil Palta, CPIO&DIG, CBI, New Delhi (142.5 KiB, 195 hits)

Section 7 (9) – Information to be provided in the form sought unless it would cause disproportional diversion of resources

  Decision dated 19.02.2014 – Mr. Anand Mohan Vs. Deptt. of Admn. Reforms & PG Grievances (64.1 KiB, 22 hits)

  Decision dated 15.11.2013 – Shri Sanjiv Chaturvedi Vs. Central Vigilance Commission, New Delhi (98.7 KiB, 98 hits)

  Decision dated 15.11.2013 – Harkrishan Das Nijhawan Vs. Central Bureau of Investigation (96.5 KiB, 51 hits)

  Decision dated 14.06.2013 – Shri Shyam Sunder Singh Vs. National Human Rights Commission (198.7 KiB, 117 hits)

  Decision dated 31.08.2012 – Shri Ram Naresh Vs. Ministry of Law & Justice, Department of Legal Affairs, New Delhi (195.3 KiB, 140 hits)

  Decision dated 31.08.2012 – Shri Ravi Malpani, Ratlam, M.P. Vs. SSC, New Delhi (204.9 KiB, 114 hits)

  Decision dated 22.02.2012 – Shri Manoranjan S. Roy, Mumbai Vs CPIO, Mumbai DRT No.2, Mumbai (302.0 KiB, 143 hits)

  Decision dated 23.12.2011 – Mr. S.P. Goyal, Mumbai Vs. PIO & DGM, Indian Overseas Bank, Chennai (49.1 KiB, 132 hits)

  Decision dated 16.12.2011 – Smt. Jaylakshmi, Hubli Vs. PIO & AGM, Syndicate Bank HO, Manipal (49.9 KiB, 181 hits)

  Decision dated 16.12.2011 – Smt. Jaylakshmi, Hubli Vs. PIO & DGM, Corporation Bank HO, Mangalore (49.5 KiB, 246 hits)

  Decision dated 12.10.2011 – Mr. K.G. Krishnamoorthy, Mayiladuthari Vs. PIO, Indian Bank, Chennai (55.4 KiB, 120 hits)

  Decision dated 16.09.2011 – Smt. Hazra Bee Vs. Ministry of Chemicals & Fertilizers, New Delhi (231.2 KiB, 146 hits)

Sections 8 – Exemption from disclosure of information

Section 8(1)

  Decision dated 15.06.2012 – Mr. A.K. Pandya, Ahmedabad Vs. CPIO & Dy. Zonal Manager, Bank of India, Ahmedabad (62.9 KiB, 189 hits)

Section 8(1)(a) – Information prejudicially affecting sovereignty/integrity of India, security/strategic/scientific/economic interests of the State, etc. 

  Decision dated 26.09.2013 – Shri Amit Bhargava Vs. Ministry of Home Affairs & Bureau of Immigration, IB (242.7 KiB, 117 hits)

  Decision dated 20.05.2013 – Shri Arun Kumar Aggarwal Vs. PMO / Deptt. of Revenue / Min. of Law (Full Bench Decision) (108.3 KiB, 77 hits)

  Decision dated 29.12.2011 – Mr. Subhash Chandra Agrawal, Delhi Vs. PIO & Director (RTI), Ministry of External Affairs, New Delhi (53.4 KiB, 203 hits)

  Decision dated 04.11.2011 – Mr. V.M. Shirvalkar, Thane Vs. PIO, Reserve Bank of India, Central Office, Mumbai (96.5 KiB, 258 hits)

Section 8(1)(b)

  Decision dated 15.05.2012 – Shri Vijay Gupta Vs. Delhi Police (216.0 KiB, 243 hits)

  Decision dated 19.01.2012 – Mr. A.L. Makhijani, President, Forum for Good Governance, Delhi Vs. CMO, CGHS, New Rajendra Nagar, New Delhi (47.3 KiB, 162 hits)

Section 8(1)(c)

  Decision dated 20.02.2013 – Shri Subhash Chandra Agarwal, New Delhi Vs. CPIO, Lok Sabha Sectt., New Delhi (Full Bench Decision) (123.9 KiB, 77 hits)

Section 8(1)(d) -Commercial Confidence, Trade Secrets or Intellectual Property

  Decision dated 11.02.2014 – Mr. Ajay Kumar Vs. Central Excise, Guwahati (70.1 KiB, 50 hits)

  Decision dated 27.01.2014 – Shri Girish Nautiyal Vs. Indian Oil Corporation Ltd., NOIDA (200.5 KiB, 54 hits)

  Decision dated 02.08.2013 – Shri Amit Agarwal, Delhi Vs. ITO, Ward 25(1), Range 37, New Delhi (85.1 KiB, 183 hits)

  Decision dated 15.03.2013 – Shri Ravinder Singh Negi Vs. New India Assurance Co. (90.4 KiB, 159 hits)

  Decision dated 09.10.2012 – Shri Shankar Chandra Das Gupta, Kolkata Vs. IRDA, Hyderabad (443.5 KiB, 96 hits)

  Decision dated 01.06.2012 – Mr. Vipan Kumar Gupta, Ludhiana Vs. CPIO & DGM, Andhra Bank, Zonal Office, Lucknow (58.0 KiB, 192 hits)

  Decision dated 21.02.2012 – Shri Arup K. Ghosh Vs. Mumbai Port Trust, Mumbai (237.6 KiB, 151 hits)

  Decision dated 30.01.2012 – Mr. Vinod K. Jose, New Delhi Vs. PIO & DS, Min. of Information & Broadcasting, New Delhi (79.4 KiB, 251 hits)

  Decision dated 09.11.2011 – Mr. K.R. Basu, Tirunelveli-7 Vs. PIO & CGM, Indian Bank, Chennai (52.7 KiB, 178 hits)

  Decision dated 19.09.2011 – Mr. H.G. Prabhu, Karkala Vs. PIO&DGM, Corporation Bank, Mangalore (39.8 KiB, 166 hits)

Section 8(1)(e) – Fiduciary Relationship

  Decision dated 27.01.2014 – Mr. Kaushal Vs. Delhi Police, East District (71.0 KiB, 54 hits)

  Decision dated 16.01.2014 – Ms. Surekha K.J., Kolkata Vs. Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi (240.6 KiB, 43 hits)

  Decision dated 03.12.2013 – Shri Rajiv Kapur Vs. Delhi Police, South East District, Delhi (213.5 KiB, 109 hits)

  Decision dated 13.11.2013 – Shri Hariprasad Moon Vs. Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd., Mumbai (96.3 KiB, 101 hits)

  Decision dated 04.09.2013 – Shri Paras Nath Singh Vs. Ministry of Home Affairs (217.6 KiB, 154 hits)

  Decision dated 06.07.2012 – Mr. Mukesh Agarwal, Chhota Udepur, Distt. Vadodara Vs. PIO&CGM, RBI, Mumbai (95.6 KiB, 279 hits)

  Decision dated 15.06.2012 – Shri Gyanendra Vs. Delhi Police (195.6 KiB, 166 hits)

  Decision dated 28.05.2012 – Shri Narinder Jain Vs. Delhi, EOW, Crime Branch (194.4 KiB, 198 hits)

  Decision dated 23.12.2011 – Mr. Yadwinder Singh, Amritsar Vs. PIO, Punjab & Sind Bank, Amritsar (57.3 KiB, 172 hits)

  Decision dated 24.11.2011 – Mr. Sanat Kumar, Vill.+Post Kerma, Distt. Muzaffarpur, Bihar Vs. PIO, United Bank of India, Kolkata (63.3 KiB, 201 hits)

  Decision dated 04.11.2011 – Mr. Rahul Agarwal, Delhi Vs. PIO & AGM, Syndicate Bank, Head Office, Manipal, Karnataka (62.0 KiB, 237 hits)

  Decision dated 04.11.2011 – Mr. V.M. Shirvalkar, Thane Vs. PIO, Reserve Bank of India, Central Office, Mumbai (96.5 KiB, 258 hits)

  Decision dated 21.10.2011 – Mr. Nitin Bajaj, Laxmi Nagar, Delhi Vs. CPIO & Asstt. Professor, AIIMS, New Delhi (48.8 KiB, 217 hits)

  Decision dated 21.10.2011 – Mr. Ashokkumar M. Pandya, Ahmedabad Vs. PIO & Gy. Zonal Manager, Bank of India, Amhedabad (66.6 KiB, 238 hits)

  Decision dated 29.09.2011 – Mr. G. Ramesh Reddy, Kurnool, AP Vs. CPIO, CGM, NABARD, Hyderabad (47.3 KiB, 167 hits)

  Decision dated 30.09..2011 – Shri Vikas Patel, Gandhidham Vs. Dy. Estate Manager, Mumbai Port Trust (rep. through Shri K.L. Sache, Dy. Estate Manager, Mumbai Port Trust) (342.3 KiB, 160 hits)

Section 8 (1)(g)

  Decision dated 12.03.2014 – Shri Anil Kumar Jain, Rohini, Delhi-85 (13.4 KiB, 53 hits)

  Decision dated 27.01.2014 – Mr. Kaushal Vs. Delhi Police, East District (71.0 KiB, 54 hits)

  Decision dated 09.01.2014 – Smt. Geeta Ghai, Delhi Vs. Dte. General of Lighthouses & Lightships, NOIDA (197.5 KiB, 57 hits)

  Decision dated 02.08.2013 – Shri Amit Agarwal, Delhi Vs. ITO, Ward 25(1), Range 37, New Delhi (85.1 KiB, 183 hits)

  Decision dated 11.07.2013 – Shri Ram Manohar Vs. Delhi Police (204.4 KiB, 125 hits)

  Decision dated 14.06.2013 – Shri V.N. Mathur Vs. Delhi Police, South East District (213.0 KiB, 84 hits)

  Decision dated 26.04.2013 – Shri Jagjit Singh, Gurgaon Vs. CPIO, Supreme Court of India, New Delhi (212.2 KiB, 117 hits)

  Decision dated 21.03.2013 – Shri R. Govindarajan, Tirrupur Vs. CPIO, CVC, New Delhi (210.2 KiB, 97 hits)

  Decision dated 21.03.2013 – Shri R.A. Gupta, Sr. Manager, Bank of Baroda (208.4 KiB, 151 hits)

  Decision dated 14.09.2012 – Shri Mohinder Singh Sidhu Vs. Dte. Gen. of Vigilance, Customs & Excise, New Delhi (195.6 KiB, 136 hits)

  Decision dated 06.07.2012 – Mr. Mukesh Agarwal, Chhota Udepur, Distt. Vadodara Vs. PIO&CGM, RBI, Mumbai (95.6 KiB, 279 hits)

  Decision dated 15.06.2012 – Shri Gyanendra Vs. Delhi Police (195.6 KiB, 166 hits)

  Decision dated 24.05.2012 – Shri D.P. Ojha, DGP (Retd.), Patna Vs. CPIO, CBI, Ranchi (207.6 KiB, 161 hits)

  Decision dated 07.02.2012 – Shri Rajendra Prasad Gupta Vs. Office of Commissioner of Central Excise & Service Tax, Lucknow (187.1 KiB, 180 hits)

  Decision dated 21.10.2011 – Capt. P.K. Anchal, Bhiwani Vs. CPIO & Chief Manager, Dena Bank, Panchkula (65.4 KiB, 239 hits)

Section 8 (1)(h) – Information impeding the process of investigation or apprehension or prosecution of offenders

  Decision dated 12.03.2014 – Shri Anil Kumar Jain, Rohini, Delhi-85 (13.4 KiB, 53 hits)

  Decision dated 10.03.2014 – Mr. Rajan Saluja Vs. Central Bureau of Investigation (59.5 KiB, 19 hits)

  Decision dated 27.01.2014 – Mr. Kaushal Vs. Delhi Police, East District (71.0 KiB, 54 hits)

  Decision dated 09.01.2014 – Smt. Geeta Ghai, Delhi Vs. Dte. General of Lighthouses & Lightships, NOIDA (197.5 KiB, 57 hits)

  Decision dated 15.11.2013 – Shri Sanjiv Chaturvedi Vs. Central Vigilance Commission, New Delhi (98.7 KiB, 98 hits)

  Decision dated 02.08.2013 – Shri Amit Agarwal, Delhi Vs. ITO, Ward 25(1), Range 37, New Delhi (85.1 KiB, 183 hits)

  Decision dated 26.06.2013 – Shri Rednam Deepak, Visakhapatnam Vs. CPIO, Cabinet Sectt., New Delhi (212.1 KiB, 144 hits)

  Decision dated 07.05.2013 – Shri P.S. Jadon, Lok Vihar Vs. CPIO, CVC, New Delhi (208.5 KiB, 111 hits)

  Decision dated 12.04.2013 – Shri Rednam Deepak Vs. Ministry of Shipping, New Delhi (194.6 KiB, 107 hits)

  Decision dated 14.09.2012 – Shri Mohinder Singh Sidhu Vs. Dte. Gen. of Vigilance, Customs & Excise, New Delhi (195.6 KiB, 136 hits)

  Decision dated 31.07.2012 – Shri K. Thankshinamurthy, Madurai Vs. CPIO, CBI, Chennai (206.7 KiB, 159 hits)

  Decision dated 31.07.2012 – Shri Jagdish Prasad, Ranchi Vs. CPIO, CBI, Ranchi (204.8 KiB, 139 hits)

  Decision dated 06.07.2012 – Mr. Mukesh Agarwal, Chhota Udepur, Distt. Vadodara Vs. PIO&CGM, RBI, Mumbai (95.6 KiB, 279 hits)

  Decision dated 30.11.2011 – Shri Sarpal Singh, NCC&BM, Ballabgarh (190.5 KiB, 283 hits)

  Decision dated 05.10.2011 – Mr. Santosh Yadav, NOIDA Vs. Director & FAA, Min. of Health & Family Welfare, New Delhi (37.8 KiB, 247 hits)

Section 8 (1)(j) – Personal information having no relationship to any public activity or interest or involving invasion on privacy of individual

  Decision dated 03.04.2014 – Sh. Arun Kumar Sinha, Kolkata Vs. CPIO, National Library, Govt. of India, Kolkata (310.4 KiB, 23 hits)

  Decision dated 12.03.2014 – Shri Anil Kumar Jain, Rohini, Delhi-85 (13.4 KiB, 53 hits)

  Decision dated 11.02.2014 – Mr. Ajay Kumar Vs. Central Excise, Guwahati (70.1 KiB, 50 hits)

  Decision dated 27.01.2014 – Shri Girish Nautiyal Vs. Indian Oil Corporation Ltd., NOIDA (200.5 KiB, 54 hits)

  Decision dated 03.12.2013 – Shri Rajiv Kapur Vs. Delhi Police, South East District, Delhi (213.5 KiB, 109 hits)

  Decision dated 13.11.2013 – Shri Hariprasad Moon Vs. Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd., Mumbai (96.3 KiB, 101 hits)

  Decision dated 13.11.2013 – Shri Chandran Nair, Ahmedabad Vs. DCIT (Vig.) & Addl. CIT, Ahmedabad (242.9 KiB, 80 hits)

  Decision dated 07.11.2013 – Smt. Tapati Bhattacharjee Vs. Office of Dy. Conservator of Forests, Port Blair (95.2 KiB, 60 hits)

  Decision dated 08.10.2013 – Subhash Chandra Agrawal Vs. Ministry of Home Affairs (95.7 KiB, 107 hits)

  Decision dated 17.09.2013 – Shri Amanullah Khan, Pune Vs. Tax Recovery Officer & AO, Pune (240.1 KiB, 104 hits)

  Decision dated 12.08.2013 – Shri M.Yogeshwar Raj Vs. Air India (211.1 KiB, 115 hits)

  Decision dated 02.08.2013 – Shri Amit Agarwal, Delhi Vs. ITO, Ward 25(1), Range 37, New Delhi (85.1 KiB, 183 hits)

  Decision dated 22.07.2013 – Shri Vishwas Bharmburkar, Ahmedabad Vs. CPIO, Cabinet Secretariat, New Delhi (208.8 KiB, 94 hits)

  Decision dated 11.07.2013 – Shri Ram Manohar Vs. Delhi Police (204.4 KiB, 125 hits)

  Decision dated 26.06.2013 – Shri Manoj Arya, R.K. Puram, New Delhi Vs. CPIO, Cabinet Sectt., New Delhi (211.0 KiB, 133 hits)

  Decision dated 26.06.2013 – Shri Rednam Deepak, Visakhapatnam Vs. CPIO, Cabinet Sectt., New Delhi (212.1 KiB, 144 hits)

  Decision dated 13.06.2013 – Shri Kamal Sharma, Agra Vs. ACIT, Kanpur (64.6 KiB, 89 hits)

  Decision dated 21.03.2013 – Shri R.A. Gupta, Sr. Manager, Bank of Baroda (208.4 KiB, 151 hits)

  Decision dated 15.03.2013 – Shri Ravinder Singh Negi Vs. New India Assurance Co. (90.4 KiB, 159 hits)

Delhi High Court Judgment dated 6.11.2012 

  Decision dated 01.06.2012 – Mr. S. Kandasamy, Manager, Pallavan Grama Bank, Irudhukottai, Tamilnadu Vs. PIO & GM, Pallavan Grama Bank, Salem, Tamilnadu (62.5 KiB, 171 hits)

  Decision dated 28.05.2012 – Shri Narinder Jain Vs. Delhi, EOW, Crime Branch (194.4 KiB, 198 hits)

  Decision dated 01.05.2012 – Mrs. Anita Singh, Galjwadi, Gadi Cant., Dehradun Vs. PIO, Passport Office, Bareilly (UP) (76.9 KiB, 232 hits)

  Decision dated 04.04.2012 – Shri Prafulla Jojo Vs. Department of Legal Affairs, New Delhi (194.3 KiB, 293 hits)

  Decision dated 30.01.2012 – Mr. Vinod K. Jose, New Delhi Vs. PIO & DS, Min. of Information & Broadcasting, New Delhi (79.4 KiB, 251 hits)

  Decision dated 16.12.2011 – Smt. Jaylakshmi, Hubli Vs. PIO & DGM, Corporation Bank HO, Mangalore (49.5 KiB, 246 hits)

  Decision dated 16.12.2011 – Mr. Sukhjit Singh Walia, Patiala Vs. PIO & Dir. (RTI), Min. of External Affairs, New Delhi (47.5 KiB, 170 hits)

  Decision dated 24.11.2011 – Mr. Sanat Kumar, Vill.+Post Kerma, Distt. Muzaffarpur, Bihar Vs. PIO, United Bank of India, Kolkata (63.3 KiB, 201 hits)

  Decision dated 04.11.2011 – Mr. D.S. Jolly, Motia Khan, New Delhi Vs. PIO & Chief Manager, Punjab & Sind Bank, Rajendra Place, New Delhi (59.1 KiB, 219 hits)

  Decision dated 21.10.2011 – Mr. Ashokkumar M. Pandya, Ahmedabad Vs. PIO & Gy. Zonal Manager, Bank of India, Amhedabad (66.6 KiB, 238 hits)

  Decision dated 21.10.2011 – Ms. Bimla Prakash, Delhi Vs. CPIO & DGM, Indian Overseas Bank, Chennai (13.4 KiB, 288 hits)

  Decision dated 21.10.2011 – Sh. D.K. Pandey, Jamshedpur Vs. PIO, Passport Office, Ranchi (62.6 KiB, 177 hits)

Section 8(2) – Public interest in disclosure outweighing harm to the protected interests

  Decision dated 08.10.2013 – Subhash Chandra Agrawal Vs. Ministry of Home Affairs (95.7 KiB, 107 hits)

  Decision dated 01.06.2012 – Mr. Vipan Kumar Gupta, Ludhiana Vs. CPIO & DGM, Andhra Bank, Zonal Office, Lucknow (58.0 KiB, 192 hits)

  Decision dated 30.01.2012 – Mr. Vinod K. Jose, New Delhi Vs. PIO & DS, Min. of Information & Broadcasting, New Delhi (79.4 KiB, 251 hits)

  Decision dated 04.11.2011 – Mr. V.M. Shirvalkar, Thane Vs. PIO, Reserve Bank of India, Central Office, Mumbai (96.5 KiB, 258 hits)

Section 8 (Uncategorized)

  Decision dated 09.03.2012 – Shri Ankur Mutreja, New Delhi Vs. Dte. of Census Operations, New Delhi (213.3 KiB, 135 hits)

  Decision dated 21.02.2012 – Dr. Gyan Prakash Mishra, Distt. Balia, UP Vs. CPIO, Allahabad High Court, UP (303.3 KiB, 139 hits)

  Decision dated 06.09.2011 – Mr. Deepak Bhalla, Paharganj, New Delhi Vs. PIO, Embassy of India, The Netherlands and DS (RTI), Min. of External Affairs, New Delhi (187.1 KiB, 183 hits)

  Decision dated 06.09.2011 – Mr. A.M. Attar, Mumbai Vs. PIO & GZM, Bank of India, Mumbai (181.1 KiB, 163 hits)

  Decision dated 01.09.2011 – Smt. Neena, Chandigarh Vs. CPIO, Canara Bank, New Delhi (205.9 KiB, 170 hits)

  Decision dated 06.09.2011 – Mrs. Mary V. Abraham, Engg. College, Thiruvananthapuram Vs. PIO & Director, ISRO, Bangalore (62.7 KiB, 159 hits)

  Decision dated 26.08.2011 – Mr. Mohit Paul, New Delhi Vs. PIO&DGM, Bank of India, Mumbai (59.3 KiB, 382 hits)

  Decision dated 26.08.2011 – Mr. Manish Bhatnagar, Delhi Vs. SPIO & Addl. Director, Deptt of Woman & Child Development, NCT of Delhi (Full Bench Decision) (92.7 KiB, 230 hits)

  Decision dated 04.08.2011 – Mr. Anil Dutt Tyagi, West Sant Nagar (Burari), Delhi Vs. PIO, Deptt. of Urban Development, New Delhi (44.5 KiB, 167 hits)

  Decision dated 04.08.2011 – Shri R.K. Jain Vs. CBEC, New Delhi (352.9 KiB, 268 hits)

  Decision dated 04.08.2011 – Shri Rameshwar Lal Bagotia Vs. Rajasthan Drugs & Pharmaceuticals Ltd ( A GOI Enterprise), Jaipur (358.1 KiB, 378 hits)

  Decision dated 11.07.2011 – Mr. Mahinder Singh, AD, ESIC, New Delhi Vs. PIO, ESIC, Indore (57.9 KiB, 202 hits)

Section 9 – Grounds for rejection to access in certain cases

  Decision dated 30.01.2012 – Mr. Vinod K. Jose, New Delhi Vs. PIO & DS, Min. of Information & Broadcasting, New Delhi (79.4 KiB, 251 hits)

Section 10 – Severability

Section 10(1)

  Decision dated 27.01.2014 – Mr. Kaushal Vs. Delhi Police, East District (71.0 KiB, 54 hits)

  Decision dated 15.03.2013 – Shri Ravinder Singh Negi Vs. New India Assurance Co. (90.4 KiB, 159 hits)

  Decision dated 21.08.2012 – Shri B.D. Gupta Vs. Ministry of Home Affairs (239.6 KiB, 97 hits)

  Decision dated 06.07.2012 – Mr. Mukesh Agarwal, Chhota Udepur, Distt. Vadodara Vs. PIO&CGM, RBI, Mumbai (95.6 KiB, 279 hits)

  Decision dated 07.02.2012 – Shri Rajendra Prasad Gupta Vs. Office of Commissioner of Central Excise & Service Tax, Lucknow (187.1 KiB, 180 hits)

Section 10(2)

  Decision dated 09.01.2014 – Smt. Geeta Ghai, Delhi Vs. Dte. General of Lighthouses & Lightships, NOIDA (197.5 KiB, 57 hits)

  Decision dated 26.09.2013 – Shri Amit Bhargava Vs. Ministry of Home Affairs & Bureau of Immigration, IB (242.7 KiB, 117 hits)

  Decision dated 07.02.2012 – Shri Rajendra Prasad Gupta Vs. Office of Commissioner of Central Excise & Service Tax, Lucknow (187.1 KiB, 180 hits)

  Decision dated 29.12.2011 – Mr. Subhash Chandra Agrawal, Delhi Vs. PIO & Director (RTI), Ministry of External Affairs, New Delhi (53.4 KiB, 203 hits)

  Decision dated 06.09.2011 – Mrs. Mary V. Abraham, Engg. College, Thiruvananthapuram Vs. PIO & Director, ISRO, Bangalore (62.7 KiB, 159 hits)

  Decision dated 06.07.2011 – Mr. Binoy Gupta, Maharashtra Vs. CPIO, Deptt. of Revenue & CPIO, Cabinet Sectt., New Delhi (57.0 KiB, 199 hits)

Section 11 – Third Party Information

  Decision dated 11.02.2014 – Mr. Ajay Kumar Vs. Central Excise, Guwahati (70.1 KiB, 50 hits)

  Decision dated 07.01.2014 – Ms. Jyoti Seherawat Vs. Home (General) Department, Govt. of Delhi (322.2 KiB, 192 hits)

  Decision dated 04.09.2013 – Shri Paras Nath Singh Vs. Ministry of Home Affairs (217.6 KiB, 154 hits)

  Decision dated 26.06.2013 – Shri Manoj Arya, R.K. Puram, New Delhi Vs. CPIO, Cabinet Sectt., New Delhi (211.0 KiB, 133 hits)

  Decision dated 26.06.2013 – Shri Rednam Deepak, Visakhapatnam Vs. CPIO, Cabinet Sectt., New Delhi (212.1 KiB, 144 hits)

  Decision dated 14.06.2013 – Shri V.N. Mathur Vs. Delhi Police, South East District (213.0 KiB, 84 hits)

  Decision dated 29.05.2013 – Shri Sanjay Badekar, Mumbai Vs. LIC of India, Mumbai (91.3 KiB, 72 hits)

  Decision dated 20.05.2013 – Shri Vinod Kumar Sharma Vs. Ministry of Mines, New Delhi (Full Bench Decision) (52.3 KiB, 76 hits)

  Decision dated 01.05.2012 – Mrs. Anita Singh, Galjwadi, Gadi Cant., Dehradun Vs. PIO, Passport Office, Bareilly (UP) (76.9 KiB, 232 hits)

  Decision dated 22.02.2012 – Shri S.P. Goyal Vs. Office of the Commissioner of Customs, Mumbai (195.4 KiB, 221 hits)

Section 18 – Powers and Functions of Information Commissions

  Decision dated 05.07.2013 – Shri Jayant Rakshit, Kolkata Vs. CPIO, Prasar Bharati, Doordarshan Kendra, Kolkata (207.3 KiB, 88 hits)

  Decision dated 29.05.2013 – Mr. M. Vellaipandi, STQC IT Centre, Chennai Vs. CPOI & Director, STQC Dte. under Min. of Comm. & IT, New Delhi (53.8 KiB, 82 hits)

  Decision dated 28.09.2012 – Shri Shiv Shankar Tiwari, Faridabad Vs. DOPT, New Delhi (331.0 KiB, 91 hits)

  Decision dated 14.08.2012 – Shri Syed Idramudin, Nizamabad Vs. Appellate Authority, Regional Passport Office, Secunderabad (331.0 KiB, 139 hits)

  Decision dated 30.04.2012 – Ms. Sumaira Abdulali Vs. PIO & Addl. Director, Min. of Environment & Forests, New Delhi (63.7 KiB, 166 hits)

  Decision dated 06.03.2012 – Shri N. Srinivas, Hyderabad Vs. CPIO, Staff Selection Commission, Chennai (298.2 KiB, 131 hits)

  Decision dated 12.01.2012 – Shri J.C. Kataria & Shri Mani Ram Sharma Vs. High Courts of AP, Gauhati, Gujarat, HP, Jharkhand, Rajasthan & other High Courts (427.5 KiB, 199 hits)

  Decision dated 29.12.2011 – Mr. S.D. Shastri, Jaipur Vs. PIO, Ministry of I&B, New Delhi (36.2 KiB, 153 hits)

  Decision dated 30.11.2011 – Shri Murlidhar, Patna Vs. CPIO, Staff Selection Commission, New Delhi (286.2 KiB, 139 hits)

  Decision dated 28.11.2011 – Mr. Dharamveer Singh, New India Assurance, Aligarh Vs. National Commission for Scheduled Castes (140.0 KiB, 152 hits)

Direction to treat the appeal before the Commission as the First Appeal

  Decision dated 02.08.2013 – Dr. K. Padma Priya, Asstt. Professor, JNTU College of Engg., Pulivendula, A.P. Vs. FAA, AICTE, New Delhi (104.6 KiB, 65 hits)

  Decision dated 26.07.2013 – Shri Ramakrishna, Bangalore Vs. First Appellate Authority, CBSE Regional Office, Chennai (106.3 KiB, 60 hits)

  Decision dated 29.12.2011 – Mr. S.D. Shastri, Jaipur Vs. PIO, Ministry of I&B, New Delhi (36.2 KiB, 153 hits)

  Decision dated 09.11.2011 – Mr. Adishwar Jain Vs. Office of Commissioner of Customs (Preventive) (223.8 KiB, 130 hits)

Section 18

  Decision dated 24.12.2013 – First Appellate Authority (RTI), PAO (Ors), BEG, Roorkee, Uttarakhand (103.9 KiB, 96 hits)

Section 19 – Appeal
Section 19(1) – Appeal to First Appellate Authority (FAA)

  Decision dated 24.07.2013 – Shri Ashish Ranjan, Delhi Vs. CPIO, Staff Selection Commission, New Delhi (210.9 KiB, 79 hits)

  Decision dated 29.12.2011 – Mr. S.D. Shastri, Jaipur Vs. PIO, Ministry of I&B, New Delhi (36.2 KiB, 153 hits)

  Decision dated 28.11.2011 – Mr. Dharamveer Singh, New India Assurance, Aligarh Vs. National Commission for Scheduled Castes (140.0 KiB, 152 hits)

  Decision dated 04.11.2011 – Mrs. Ambika Sudhakaran, Palakkad, Kerala Vs. PIO, Bank of India, New Delhi (35.5 KiB, 109 hits)

  Decision dated 28.09.2011 – Mr. Nitesh Kumar Tripathi, Saifai Etawah, UP Vs. PIO, AIIMS, New Delhi (34.6 KiB, 104 hits)

Section 19(3) – Submission of Second Appeal within 90 days

  Decision dated 29.05.2013 – Mr. M. Vellaipandi, STQC IT Centre, Chennai Vs. CPOI & Director, STQC Dte. under Min. of Comm. & IT, New Delhi (53.8 KiB, 82 hits)

  Decision dated 30.04.2012 – Mr. Hassan Singh Mejie, Chandigarh Vs. PIO, Reserve Bank of India, Mumbai (52.4 KiB, 113 hits)

  Decision dated 07.03.2012 – Shri Kamaldev Thakur, East Champaran, Bihar Vs. Central Bank of India, Regional Office, Motihari, Bihar (297.8 KiB, 112 hits)

  Decision dated 28.11.2011 – Mr. Dharamveer Singh, New India Assurance, Aligarh Vs. National Commission for Scheduled Castes (140.0 KiB, 152 hits)

Section 19(5) – CPIO to justify denial of information

  Decision dated 04.11.2011 – Mr. D.S. Jolly, Motia Khan, New Delhi Vs. PIO & Chief Manager, Punjab & Sind Bank, Rajendra Place, New Delhi (59.1 KiB, 219 hits)

  Decision dated 05.10.2011 – Mr. Santosh Yadav, NOIDA Vs. Director & FAA, Min. of Health & Family Welfare, New Delhi (37.8 KiB, 247 hits)

  Decision dated 05.10.2011 – Mr. Mithilesh Kumar Gupta, Unnao, UP Vs. PIO & US, Staff Selection Commission, New Delhi (163.2 KiB, 232 hits)

Section 19(8) (a) – Direction to Secure Compliance with the RTI Act

  Decision dated 22.09.2011 – Mr. Ankur Goyal, JNU, New Delhi Vs. JS, Min. of Environment & Forests, New Delhi (76.8 KiB, 199 hits)

Section 19(8) (b) – Compensation to the Information Seeker

  Decision dated 20.05.2013 – Shri Bhanu Pratap, Moradabad Vs. US & CPIO, SSC, New Delhi (210.7 KiB, 75 hits)

  Decision dated 01.05.2013 – Shri Saurabh Pandey, Chapra, Saran Bihar Vs. US, SSC, New Delhi (210.7 KiB, 106 hits)

  Decision dated 01.05.2013 – Shri Ajit Kumar, Patna Vs. Dy. Director, SSC, Allahabad (213.1 KiB, 69 hits)

  Decision dated 07.02.2012 – Mr. Manzoor Ahmed, Srinagar Vs. PIO & Program Executive, Prasar Bharti, Srinagar (48.2 KiB, 129 hits)

  Decision dated 30.01.2012 – Mr. Akshay Pant, Port Blair Vs. PIO, A&N Administration, Port Blair (60.6 KiB, 196 hits)

  Decision dated 21.10.2011 – Sh. D.K. Bindra, New Delhi Vs. New India Assurance Co. Ltd., New Delhi (13.4 KiB, 134 hits)

  Decision dated 05.10.2011 – Mr. Harinder Dhingra, Gurgaon Vs. CPIO & US and Secretary, Min. of Environment and Forests, New Delhi (194.6 KiB, 221 hits)

  Decision dated 06.09.2011 – Mr. Harinder Dhingra,, DLF Phase I, Gurgaon Vs. CPIO, Ministry of Environment and Forests, New Delhi (197.2 KiB, 152 hits)

  Decision dated 06.09.2011 – Ms. Kiran Mehtra, Chandigarh Vs. PIO & Rergistrar-cum-Secretary, Central Council of Homeopathy, New Delhi (191.1 KiB, 135 hits)

  Decision dated 26.08.2011 – Mr. Kuldip Raj Kaila, Distt. Hoshiarpur (Punjab) Vs. PIO & Chief Manager, Oriental Bank of Commerce, Jalandhar (55.9 KiB, 160 hits)

Section 20(1) and (2) – Penalties for not furnishing the information to the information seeker within the specified time

  Decision dated 29.01.2014 – Shri Bhagwan Chand Saxena Vs. Export Inspection Council of India (213.0 KiB, 30 hits)

  Decision dated 22.11.2013 – Shri Rambir Singh, New Delhi Vs. Office of Additional District Magisrate, GNCT, New Delhi (93.8 KiB, 35 hits)

  Decision dated 11.11.2013 – Dr. Rajiv Bhandari, Panchkula Vs. Office of the Director of Higher Education, UT, Chandigarh (93.4 KiB, 50 hits)

  Decision dated 14.10.2013 – Shri Rakesh Agarwal, New Delhi Vs. Transport Department (GNCT), Delhi (305.7 KiB, 117 hits)

  Decision dated 26.09.2013 – Shri Amit Bhargava Vs. Ministry of Home Affairs & Bureau of Immigration, IB (242.7 KiB, 117 hits)

  Decision dated 26.08.2013 – Dr. P.K. Srivastava, Distt. Una, H.P. Vs. CPIO, Department of Personnel & Training, New Delhi (209.6 KiB, 126 hits)

  Decision dated 26.08.2013 – Shri Pankaj Kumar Tiwari, Distt. Sultanpur (UP) Vs. US, Staff Selection Committee, New Delhi (210.6 KiB, 62 hits)

  Decision dated 05.07.2013 – Shri Jayant Rakshit, Kolkata Vs. CPIO, Prasar Bharati, Doordarshan Kendra, Kolkata (207.3 KiB, 88 hits)

  Decision dated 29.05.2013 – Shri Pradip Shankar Choughule Vs. Mumbai Port Trust, Mumbai (221.5 KiB, 81 hits)

  Decision dated 20.05.2013 – Shri Bhanu Pratap, Moradabad Vs. US & CPIO, SSC, New Delhi (210.7 KiB, 75 hits)

  Decision dated 01.05.2013 – Shri Pankaj Kumar Tiwari, Distt. Sultanpur, UP Vs. CPIO, SSC, Allahabad (304.1 KiB, 94 hits)

  Decision dated 01.05.2013 – Shri Saurabh Pandey, Chapra, Saran Bihar Vs. US, SSC, New Delhi (210.7 KiB, 106 hits)

  Decision dated 01.05.2013 – Shri Ajit Kumar, Patna Vs. Dy. Director, SSC, Allahabad (213.1 KiB, 69 hits)

  Decision dated 15.02.2013 – Shri Ajay Pal, Bawal, Rewari, Haryana Vs. Under Secretary, SSC, New Delhi (303.8 KiB, 77 hits)

  Decision dated 08.10.2012 – Shri Madhav B. Karmakar Vs. Deptt. of Financial Services, New Delhi (87.7 KiB, 89 hits)

  Decision dated 14.08.2012 – Shri Syed Idramudin, Nizamabad Vs. Appellate Authority, Regional Passport Office, Secunderabad (331.0 KiB, 139 hits)

  Decision dated 15.06.2012 – Mr. Sanjay Mukund Thatte, Jalgaon Vs. CPIO, Allahabad Bank, Mumbai (52.2 KiB, 170 hits)

  Decision dated 24.05.2012 – Mr. Dinbandhu Sarkar, National Library, Kolkata Vs. National Library, Kolkata (76.6 KiB, 118 hits)

  Decision dated 06.03.2012 – Shri N. Srinivas, Hyderabad Vs. CPIO, Staff Selection Commission, Chennai (298.2 KiB, 131 hits)

  Decision dated 22.02.2012 – Shri Gopal Singh, Distt. Sitamarhi, Bihar Vs. CPIO, Central Bank of India, Zonal Office, Muzaffarpur (304.9 KiB, 145 hits)

  Decision dated 19.01.2012 – Mr. Tarun Nag, Kolkata Vs. PIO, Central Drugs Laboratory, Kolkata (56.4 KiB, 184 hits)

  Decision dated 23.12.2011 – Mr. R.C. Gupta, Gautam Nagar, New Delhi Vs. PIO & HOD, Dr. RML Hospital, New Delhi (48.3 KiB, 129 hits)

  Decision dated 30.11.2011 – Shri Murlidhar, Patna Vs. CPIO, Staff Selection Commission, New Delhi (286.2 KiB, 139 hits)

  Decision dated 04.11.2011 – Mr. Rahul Agarwal, Delhi Vs. PIO & AGM, Syndicate Bank, Head Office, Manipal, Karnataka (62.0 KiB, 237 hits)

  Decision dated 31.10.2011 – Mr. T. Arumugam, Alwarpet, Chennai Vs. PIO, Min. of Health & Family Welfare, RRIUM, Chennai (48.5 KiB, 152 hits)

  Decision dated 05.10.2011 – Mr. Santosh Yadav, NOIDA Vs. Director & FAA, Min. of Health & Family Welfare, New Delhi (37.8 KiB, 247 hits)

  Decision dated 05.10.2011 – Mr. Mithilesh Kumar Gupta, Unnao, UP Vs. PIO & US, Staff Selection Commission, New Delhi (163.2 KiB, 232 hits)

  Decision dated 19.09.2011 – Sh. Jitendra Kumar Agarwal Vs. Min. of Home Affairs, New Delhi (613.7 KiB, 150 hits)

  Decision dated 16.09.2011 – Shri S. Saravanan Vs. NHAI, New Delhi (182.8 KiB, 133 hits)

  Decision dated 16.09.2011 – Mr. Suresh Kumar Verma, Balrampur, UP Vs. CPIO, Allahabad Bank, Kandaula Branch, UP (42.4 KiB, 110 hits)

  Decision dated 06.09.2011 – Mr. Harinder Dhingra,, DLF Phase I, Gurgaon Vs. CPIO, Ministry of Environment and Forests, New Delhi (197.2 KiB, 152 hits)

  Decision dated 06.09.2011 – Ms. Kiran Mehtra, Chandigarh Vs. PIO & Rergistrar-cum-Secretary, Central Council of Homeopathy, New Delhi (191.1 KiB, 135 hits)

  Decision dated 26.08.2011 – Mr. Kuldip Raj Kaila, Distt. Hoshiarpur (Punjab) Vs. PIO & Chief Manager, Oriental Bank of Commerce, Jalandhar (55.9 KiB, 160 hits)

  Decision dated 04.08.2011 – Mr. Anil Dutt Tyagi, West Sant Nagar (Burari), Delhi Vs. PIO, Deptt. of Urban Development, New Delhi (44.5 KiB, 167 hits)

  Decision dated 07.07.2011 – Mr. Krishnanand Tripathi, Sr. Correspondent, Live India, New Delhi Vs. Mr. Anil Palta, CPIO&DIG, CBI, New Delhi (142.5 KiB, 195 hits)

  Decision dated 04.07.2011 – Mr. S.S. Ranawat, Bhilwara (Rajasthan) Vs. CPIO & SSP (HQ), CBI, New Delhi (102.1 KiB, 202 hits)

  Order dated 25.06.2011 – Mr. Govind Lal Arora, Burari, Delhi Vs. PIO & SDM (Civil Lines) & PIO & ADM (North), Delhi (49.2 KiB, 199 hits)

Section 22 – Act to have overriding effect

  Decision dated 27.01.2014 – Mr. Kaushal Vs. Delhi Police, East District (71.0 KiB, 54 hits)

  Decision dated 08.07.2013 – Shri Amarjit Sen, Kolkata Vs. CPIO, Supreme Court of India, New Delhi (209.9 KiB, 65 hits)

  Decision dated 02.11.2011 – Shri Ved Prakash Singhal, Nangloi Vs. Office of Principal Judge, Family Courts, Dwarka, New Delhi (207.3 KiB, 170 hits)

  Decision dated 26.08.2011 – Mr. Manish Bhatnagar, Delhi Vs. SPIO & Addl. Director, Deptt of Woman & Child Development, NCT of Delhi (Full Bench Decision) (92.7 KiB, 230 hits)

Section 24

  Decision dated 26.09.2013 – Shri Amit Bhargava Vs. Ministry of Home Affairs & Bureau of Immigration, IB (242.7 KiB, 117 hits)

  Decision dated 17.07.2013 – Dr. S. Chellappa, Hyderabad Vs. CPIO, CBI, Hyderabad (209.9 KiB, 76 hits)

  Decision dated 10.07.2013 – Mr. Perarivalan Vs. Ministry of Home Affairs, New Delhi (87.2 KiB, 158 hits)

  Decision dated 13.06.2013 – Shri Kamal Sharma, Agra Vs. ACIT, Kanpur (64.6 KiB, 89 hits)

  Decision dated 10.05.2013 – Ms. Medha Rani, Chandigarh Vs. CPI, CBI, Chandigarh (208.2 KiB, 105 hits)

  Decision dated 31.07.2012 – Shri Prakash Singh, New Delhi Vs. CPIO, CBI (ACB), New Delhi (207.0 KiB, 128 hits)

Section 25 – Monitoring and Reporting

Section 25(5) – Direction to the Public Authority

  Decision dated 12.01.2012 – Shri J.C. Kataria & Shri Mani Ram Sharma Vs. High Courts of AP, Gauhati, Gujarat, HP, Jharkhand, Rajasthan & other High Courts (427.5 KiB, 199 hits)

  Decision dated 12.10.2011 – Mr. Ashwini Kumar Avasthi, Aligarh Vs. PIO & DGM, Vijay Bank, Bangaluru (57.6 KiB, 241 hits)

  Decision dated 05.10.2011 – Mr. Harinder Dhingra, Gurgaon Vs. CPIO & US and Secretary, Min. of Environment and Forests, New Delhi (194.6 KiB, 221 hits)

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Subject-Wise Decisions
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DISCIPLINE: Absent on election duty, govt officer served notice …

Absent on election duty, govt officer served notice
Devyani Khobragade likely to face probe in Adarsh scam
Preet Bharara will not bend, indicts Devyani Khobragade again
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Absent on election duty, govt officer served notice  Timesofindia.indiatimes.com  
Apr 11, 2014
INDORE: Seed certification officer of Madhya Pradesh Seed Certification Institute, SP Parihar was served a show cause notice on Monday for remaining absent from election duty without prior intimation. SP Parihar was part of static surveillance team (SST) on duty at Depalpur assembly area from where he went missing without notification. … 

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Devyani Khobragade likely to face probe in Adarsh scam  Ibnlive.in.com
April 06, 2014
Mumbai: In more trouble for Devyani Khobragade, the Indian Foreign Service officer is likely to face a probe in connection with the Adarsh scam. Devyani owns a flat in the controversial Adarsh society in Mumbai’s Colaba area. …

Preet Bharara will not bend, indicts Devyani Khobragade again  Timesofindia.indiatimes.com
Mar 15, 2014
WASHINGTON: Rara Avis is a Latin term for a “rare bird.” The diplomatic fraternity could well coin the term “Bharara Avis” to describe this US attorney, a rare prosecutor who simply does not lose sight of his quarry no matter what the political costs are. …   

Devyani’s daughters’ dual passports raise a stink  Hindustantimes.com
March 14, 2014
Devyani Khobragade may find herself in more trouble with both her daughters holding US and Indian passports, something the Indian law doesn’t allow.
The external affairs ministry sources said they didn’t know about Khobragade’s daughters holding US passports. Though the diplomat could be asked to explain why she didn’t reveal the facts, there was no official action as of yet. Her husband is a US citizen. …  

Railways Scam: Court orders framing of charges against 10 accused  Business-standard.com
March 7, 2014
A special court here has ordered framing of charges against former Railway Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal’s nephew Vijay Singla and nine others for their alleged roles in the Rs 10 crore cash-for-post railway bribery case. … 

Navy captain to be sacked for affair, may have leaked secrets to lover   Hindustantimes.com
Feb 02, 2014
The defence ministry is trying to determine if a philandering naval officer, who was manning a sensitive post, could have leaked secret documents to his lover, a senior official told HT.
While the navy last week found captain Manoj Rawat guilty of having an affair and recommended his dismissal …

Indicted but immune, Devyani Khobragade leaves for India  Timesofindia.indiatimes.com
Jan 10, 2014
WASHINGTON: The United States and India put a lid on a torrid monthlong diplomatic fiasco, agreeing on Thursday to remove controversial Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade from New York, without prosecuting her, despite a criminal indictment by US attorney Preet Bharara. …

Application for transfer of Devyani to UN still under review: US  Timesofindia.indiatimes.com
Jan 1, 2014
WASHINGTON: The US is still reviewing the application for the transfer of senior Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade to UN and issue the necessary documents for full diplomatic immunity, a top official said here, giving no timeline for its decision.
“It is under review. We cannot predict when that review will be complete,” said a state department spokesperson on Tuesday in response to a question on the status of the UN request to grant full diplomatic status to Khobragade. …

Devyani case resolution complicated by marriage to US-born ‘wine philosopher’  Timesofindia.indiatimes.com
Dec 22, 2013
WASHINGTON: India and the United States could soon be clinking glasses and saying “cheers” over resolution of the l’affaire Devyani Khobragade — if they can get around the minor wrinkle arising from her marriage to a celebrated Indian-American oenophile – a wine expert. …

CBI arrests Joint Commissioner Income Tax   Indiatvnews.com
17 Dec 2013
New Delhi: CBI today arrested two Income Tax officials including Joint Commissioner of Income Tax S Shivanandan in Odisha while allegedly receiving bribe of Rs five lakh for closing tax penalty proceedings against a person and recovered documents of properties worth crores of rupees. …

Transfer ‘tainted’ officials from sensitive posts: Himachal Pradesh High court   Dnaindia.com
Dec 6, 2013
The Himachal Pradesh High Court Friday categorically told the state government to shift 43 government functionaries “of doubtful integrity” from sensitive posts within three weeks. …

Sacked employee can’t seek re-employment after acquittal: Supreme Court  Dnaindia.com   
Dec 4, 2013
An employee, sacked following disciplinary proceedings, cannot seek reinstatement as a “matter of right” after a criminal court acquits him in the case based on the charges similar to the departmental inquiry, the Supreme Court has ruled. …

SC Judgement >>> SC Judgement dated 28.11.2013 – State of West Bengal & Ors. Vs. Sankar Ghosh

SC orders reinstatement of suspended officer after 14 years  Hindustan.times
December 02, 2013
Almost 14 years after the Central government suspended Indian Revenue Service officer Ashok Kumar Aggarwal, the Supreme Court has ordered his reinstatement and the withdrawal of all disciplinary actions against him. …

SBI forms panel to probe bribe-for-loan case  Timesofindia.indiatimes.com
Nov 26, 2013
MUMBAI: The State Bank of India has set up an internal committee comprising two managing directors to investigate allegations that Shyamal Acharya, deputy managing director of the bank, took bribe for sanctioning loans to World’s Window group, promoted by Piyoosh Goyal.
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) said it arrested a former assistant general manager (AGM) of the bank, K K Kumra, soon after he delivered a Rolex and an Omega wrist watches worth Rs 7.75 lakh to Acharya’s office in Mumbai. …

Courts can’t order recovery after quashing appointment: Supreme Court  Dnaindia.com
Nov 4, 2013
The Supreme Court has held that courts cannot order recovery of the amount of an employee while quashing the appointment as the denial of pay for the service rendered would amount to “impermissible” “forced labour”. …
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Army major facing inquiry for marrying Canadian national  Timesofindia.indiatimes.com

Oct 31, 2013

NEW DELHI: An Army major is in the dock for marrying a Canadian national without clearance from the force. The Army has initiated an inquiry against the officer after it came to light that he had married the Indian-origin Canadian national without getting clearance from the service. …

CBI finds criminality in LTC scam; FIR soon  Zeenews.india.com

October 11, 2013

New Delhi: CBI has found prima facie “criminality” in an alleged cheating case involving senior officials of Rajya Sabha Secretariat and some PSUs in claiming Leave Travel Concessions.

CBI sources said the agency is carrying out a preliminary enquiry into the LTC case and has questioned several travel agents which revealed an alleged nexus between officials of the Secretariat and several PSUs. The agency would be filing an FIR in the matter soon. …

BSNL man loses pension for exposing Dayanidhi Maran’s illegal telephone exchange  Timesofindia.indiatimes.com

Oct 3, 2013

CHENNAI: The whistleblower, who exposed the secret telephone exchange set up by former Union telecom minister Dayanidhi Maran at his Boat Club residence in Chennai, was a BSNL subdivisional engineer, whose pension has now been stopped on disciplinary grounds. …

Contempt notices to officials for defying court orders  Timesofindia.indiatimes.com

Oct 1, 2013

HYDERABAD: Taking a serious view at officials’ failure to obey court orders, a division bench of the AP High Court on Monday issued summons to some senior officials to explain the reasons for the non-implementation of the orders issued by it earlier in various public interest litigations (PILs). …

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TRANSPARENCY: Illegal immigrants can ‘buy’ Aadhaar for Rs 500: Sting operation … ‘Corruption costs EU over $162 billion a year’ …

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US online spying threatens democracy, Google’s co-founder Larry Page says
Delhi Police to start anti-graft helpline number
Parties to face heat for false poll promises
Getting married? Be ready to spend a fortune on tent mafia
‘Corruption costs EU over $162 billion a year’

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Lokpal Bill demonstrates govt commitment in bringing transparency, says Manish Tewari
Rs 22,000 crore bribe paid on roads every year
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Soon, you may land in prison for offering a bribe
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Illegal immigrants can ‘buy’ Aadhaar for Rs 500: Sting operation   Timesofindia.indiatimes.com
Mar 25, 2014
NEW DELHI: UPA government’s much-hyped Aadhaar card is available for a payment even to illegal migrants from Pakistan and Bangladesh, according to a sting operation by investigative website Cobrapost. …  

US online spying threatens democracy, Google’s co-founder Larry Page says   Timesofindia.indiatimes.com
Mar 20, 2014
VANCOUVER: Google co-founder Larry Page on Wednesday condemned US government snooping on the internet as a threat to democracy. …

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Delhi Police to start anti-graft helpline number   Indianexpress.com
March 17, 2014
The Vigilance department of the Delhi Police will soon have its own helpline, which will function  the same way as the anti-corruption helpline initiated by  the AAP government in January this year. …

Parties to face heat for false poll promises   Timesofindia.indiatimes.com
Feb 23, 2014
NEW DELHI: Political parties and their leaders must now be prepared to face action for making false promises or misleading voters through please-all manifestos in the run-up to the polls. …  

Getting married? Be ready to spend a fortune on tent mafia  Timesofindia.indiatimes.com
Feb 17, 2014
NEW DELHI: Booking a wedding venue for a night in northwest Delhi’s Netaji Subhash Place can cost as much as a German luxury car. Not officially—DDA’s rate for the vacant 10,000-square metre plot is only Rs 77,000—but then you can’t get the venue through an official or legitimate channel. …

‘Corruption costs EU over $162 billion a year’   Hindustantimes.com
February 05, 2014
Corruption costs Europe $162 billion a year, or around one percent of economic output, according to the first ever report on graft in the 28-nation European Union by the executive European Commission. The report published on Monday places the EU, often portrayed as one of the globe’s cleanest regions, in an unflattering light. Among businesses, belief is widespread that the only way to succeed is through political connections and almost half of the companies doing business in Europe say corruption is a problem for them. …

Frauds ripped public sector banks of Rs.23,000cr  Hindustantimes.com
January 30, 2014
Public sector banks have cumulatively lost a massive sum of Rs. 22,743 crore due to cheating and forgery in the last three years alone, HT has found through a right to information RTI) reply.
Indian Overseas Bank is the worst hit with a loss of Rs. 3,200 cores as against State Bank of India (SBI) which lost Rs. 2,712 crore. …

CBI writes to Law Minister expressing reservations over Lokpal  Thehindu.com
January 14, 2014
CBI has written to the Law Minister expressing reservations over the new provisions introduced through Lokpal where the agency will have to take the nod of Central Vigilance Commission before filing chargesheets in cases referred by the anti-corruption watchdog.
CBI officials were taken aback after a provision was brought in the Lokpal Bill by amending the CVC Act which said that in cases of corruption by group ‘C’ and ‘D’ officers, referred by the CVC, CBI will have to present its final report before the panel, agency sources said. …

Lokpal ‘flaw’ puts CBI under CVC in some graft cases   Timesofindia.indiatimes.com
Jan 3, 2014
NEW DELHI: The Lokpal Bill was passed by Parliament a fortnight ago and signed by the President last week, but the CBI has now pointed out a flaw in it saying that the agency will not be able to file chargesheets against Group C and D officials without consulting the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) as the government has taken away its powers under CrPC through the Lokpal law. …

Lokpal Bill demonstrates govt commitment in bringing transparency, says Manish Tewari  Dnaindia.com
Dec 18, 2013
Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Manish Tewari on Wednesday said the passing of the Lokpal Bill demonstrates the commitment of the UPA Government to bring in transparency in administration.

“I think that the journey which started with the passing of Right to Information (RTI) Act in 2005, has taken a step forward after the passing of Lokpal and Lokayukta Bill today,” Tewari said. …

Rs 22,000 crore bribe paid on roads every year  Timesofindia.indiatimes.com
Nov 25, 2013
NEW DELHI: Corruption on Indian roads by enforcement agencies is an open secret. Now, a study conducted across a dozen major transport hubs covering over 1,200 truck drivers has revealed that in 60% cases, cops and officials extort money from truckers by stopping them without giving a reason. …

RBI asked to share money laundering details with probe agencies  Timesofindia.indiatimes.com

Sep 30, 2013

NEW DELHI: An Inter-Ministerial Group (IMG) on money laundering has asked RBI to compulsorily share with CBI and the Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) all its inspection reports against banks which have been found dealing in unaccounted cash transactions. …

Soon, you may land in prison for offering a bribe  Hindustantimes.com

September 13, 2013

Giving a bribe will soon be as much an offence as accepting it under changes planned to the country’s anti-corruption law. The government also proposes to hold corporate leaders accountable for such acts of their employees. …

Government goes slow on shielding convicted netas  Hindustantimes.com

September 06, 2013

Faced with a lack of political unanimity and wary of going against popular sentiment, the government on Friday decided against rushing through the bill to reverse the Supreme Court judgment which disqualifies MPs/MLAs convicted for any offence punishable with over two years in jail. …

SC delivers series of verdicts political parties find unpalatable  Hindustantimes.com

September 07, 2013

As India heads towards the next general election, political parties are finding it difficult to cope with a slew of Supreme Court verdicts that aim to change the rules of the game.

Coming in quick succession, the orders – ranging from seeking transparency in the functioning of political parties to what they can promise voters, and who they can field – have squeezed their manoeuvring space. …

 

SC: Can’t tell accused who whistleblower is

Aug 23, 2013

NEW DELHI: In what is sure to encourage whistleblowers, the Supreme Court has ruled that identity of persons who tip off anti-corruption agencies about corrupt deals of bureaucrats can never be revealed to the accused facing prosecution under Prevention of Corruption Act. …

Website invites citizens to name and shame bribe-takers

Aug 9, 2013

MUMBAI: An online campaign that was launched on Thursday calls citizens to name and shame bribe-takers by reporting them on a public forum. Voluntary organization Janaagraha announced the launch of a website named ‘Maine Rishwat Di’ where people can anonymously post their encounters with corrupt officials. …

Govt website gives access to 3,500 govt data banks

Aug 8, 2013

NEW DELHI: General public can now access over 3,500 government data banks on a single website having a wealth of information, ranging from beneficiaries under various schemes to industrial output numbers. …

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CONSUMER FORUM: Bank’s clerical error shatters student’s UK dream …

Bank’s clerical error shatters student’s UK dream
Axis Bank told to pay Dipika Rs. 5 lakh for faulty service
Hospital to Pay Rs 2L to Kin of Patient for Deficient Treatment
Record Rs 6cr payout for lift accident in Delhi
Consumer court can help in cooperative issues
Forum orders mobile company to pay Rs 5k to consumer over inflated bills
Sellotape in 7 biscuit packet costs Parle Rs 60,000
Bank penalized for staff’s cancelled cover
SC orders Kolkata hospital to pay Rs 5.96 crore for medical negligence
Axis Bank told to pay customer over Rs 4.94 lakh
Consumer forum imposes fine of 5k on chief post master for deficiency of service
Illegal bills: DJB to compensate air force man
Air India to pay 1.07 lakhs to passenger for cancelled flight
Mumbai college to refund pupils for false MBA course claim
Pune consumer forum asks builder to pay up
A suit-able penalty: consumer forum fines tailor for negligence
Missed connecting flight? Airlines to bear the brunt
Consumer forum asks ICICI to pay Rs 28 lakh
Airtel, Sunil Mittal asked to pay Rs 1.5 lakh to subscriber
NCDRC bench fines Sahara Rs 50K for not keeping record
Consumer forum can use forensic examination to settle disputes
Forum orders builder to pay 80k to complainant
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Bank’s clerical error shatters student’s UK dream    Dnaindia.com
12 April 2014
Consumer forum imposes Rs.1 lakh fine on SBI for ruining catering student’s career …

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Axis Bank told to pay Dipika Rs. 5 lakh for faulty service   Thehindu.com
March 24, 2014

A District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum on Monday directed  Axis Bank to pay squash champion Dipika Pallikal a compensation of Rs. 5 lakh and costs of Rs.5,000 for deficiency in service.

Hospital to Pay Rs 2L to Kin of Patient for Deficient Treatment  Outlookindia.com
New Delhi | Feb 13, 2014
Government-run Ram Manohar Lohia (RML) Hospital and its two doctors have been directed by a consumer forum here to pay Rs two lakh as compensation to the son of a patient for deficiency in her treatment.
The South District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum-II observed that the hospital and its two doctors – R K Modi and Gorpayle – failed to inform the woman’s family that she was in a serious condition when admitted and they also did not turn up in time to give medical aid when her situation worsened. …  

Record Rs 6cr payout for lift accident in Delhi   Timesofindia.indiatimes.com
Jan 28, 2014
MUMBAI: The Nation Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission directing a payout of a record Rs 5.90 crore compensation to the next of kin of a Delhi man who died in a lift mishap a decade ago has given a great boost to the cause of several consumers and lawyers fighting similar battles between the city’s consumer forums. …

Consumer court can help in cooperative issues   Indiancooperative.com
16 January 2014
Not many members of cooperative societies were aware that District Consumer Forum is a speedier and economical source of redressal of their grievances. These Fora provide speedy justice within a time bound period. The Act prescribes a period of 30 days for Opposite Party for filing a reply, with the leeway of one extension of 15 days. …  

Forum orders mobile company to pay Rs 5k to consumer over inflated bills   Mumbaimirror.com
Dec 4, 2013
The district consumer forum recently asked a mobile service provider to pay Rs 5,000 to a diamond merchant as compensation for slapping a Rs 58,000 mobile bill on him eight years ago.
Dharmesh Shah, a diamond merchant from Opera House was in for a rude shock when his trip in Belgium in 2006 turned out to be more expensive than he anticipated. …

Sellotape in 7 biscuit packet costs Parle Rs 60,000  Timesofindia.indiatimes.com
Nov 13, 2013
MUMBAI: Parle Products Pvt Ltd will have to pay Rs 60,000 as compensation to an Andheri man who found a piece of sellotape inside a Parle Monaco biscuit packet worth Rs 7. A district consumer forum took into consideration a report submitted by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). …

Bank penalized for staff’s cancelled cover Timesofindia.indiatimes.com
Oct 28, 2013
MUMBAI: The National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission has directed a bank to pay an insurance amount of Rs 5 lakh with a compensation of Rs 3.5 lakh to the widow of an employee killed in a bike accident in Vashi in 2006. …

SC orders Kolkata hospital to pay Rs 5.96 crore for medical negligence Timesofindia.indiatimes.com

Oct 24, 2013

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Thursday awarded a whopping Rs 5.96 crore as compensation to be paid by Kolkata- based AMRI Hospital and three doctors to a US-based Indian-origin doctor for medical negligence which led to the death of his wife in 1998. …

Axis Bank told to pay customer over Rs 4.94 lakh  Timesofindia.indiatimes.com

Oct 6, 2013

PUNE: The State Consumer Disputes Redressal Commision has directed private sector Axis Bank to pay a Pune-based customer Rs 4.94 lakh for a cheque that was credited to another account. The commission has also directed the bank to pay the customer interest at the rate of 9% per year on the amount which would have been credited to his account if the cheque had realized on time according to procedure. …

Consumer forum imposes fine of 5k on chief post master for deficiency of service

Aug 25, 2013

KANPUR: The Consumer Protection Forum, KanpurNagar, on Friday ordered chief post master, Kanpur Nagar, to pay Rs 5,000 to complainant within 30 days of the order for deficiency of service.

Complainant Ashok Kumar Pandey had moved the Forum claiming that he lost an opportunity to land a job and earn his bread and butter owing to the deficiency of service. His application form for a job in Barrage Nirman Khand-II, irrigation department, Phoolbagh, was rejected due to delayed delivery. …

Illegal bills: DJB to compensate air force man  Hindustantimes.com

New Delhi, August 19, 2013

The apex consumer forum has directed Delhi Jal Board (DJB) to pay Rs. 30,000 compensation to Air Chief Marshal (retd) OP Mehra, a former governor of two states, for raising illegal water bills. …

Air India to pay 1.07 lakhs to passenger for cancelled flight  Ndtv.com

August 14, 2013

New Delhi: Air India’s unexplained cancellation of a flight to Dubai has led to the Delhi Consumer Commission ordering it to compensate the affected passenger Rs.1.07 lakh for not making alternate arrangements for 11 days.

Commission President Barkat Ali Zaidi and Member Salma Noor accepted the plea of Deepak Kumar Chaudhary, a Delhi resident employed in Abu Dhabi, that the airline’s failure to fly him to his destination cost him his 11 days’ wages.…

Mumbai college to refund pupils for false MBA course claim

Jul 27, 2013

MUMBAI: A consumer forum has penalized a college in Kandivli for duping 10 students by falsely claiming that its MBA course was recognized by Indira Gandhi National Open University (Ignou). …

Indian Railways to pay Rs. 2 lakh to doctor for luggage stolen in 1996  Hindustan Times

New Delhi, July 23, 2013

Indian Railways has been asked by the apex consumer commission to pay Rs. 2.01 lakh compensation to a lady doctor whose luggage was stolen while travelling by the UP Kushinagar Express in 1996.

The National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (NCDRC) held the Railways liable to compensate the woman for theft of her luggage, saying there was failure on the part of the ticket checker to ensure that no intruders entered the reserved coach she and her daughter were travelling in. …

Pune consumer forum asks builder to pay up  Dnaindia

Jul 22, 2013

Pune District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum chief VP Utpat and member SM Kumbhar have directed city builder to pay Rs51,000 to a dental surgeon who complained that she was not allotted office space even after paying the booking amount.

The builders have been asked to pay the complainant a 10 per cent interest on the amount from April 2008 to date – within six weeks of the order – plus a compensation of Rs10,000 and Rs 2,000 suit charges. …

A suit-able penalty: consumer forum fines tailor for negligence Hindustan Times

17/7/2013

If you ever had your expensive clothes ruined by an indifferent tailor or the dry cleaner, this may come as good news.

The Mumbai Suburban District Consumer Forum has penalised a cloth shop whose in-house tailor spoilt the suit cloth purchased by a Navi Mumbai resident in September 2008 for his son’s wedding. …

Missed connecting flight? Airlines to bear the brunt  Times of India

Jul 14, 2013

MUMBAI: In a relief to fliers, the national consumer commission has held that it is the airline’s responsibility to schedule your itinerary in such a way that you don’t miss connecting flights on the same airline. The national commission directed Jet Airways to pay Rs 75,000 and refund the tickets’ cost to a senior citizen couple who missed their connecting flight from Mumbai to Hong Kong in 2010. …

Consumer forum asks ICICI to pay Rs 28 lakh  Indian Express

Jul 11 2013

Chandigarh: The UT States Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum directed the ICICI Bank Ltd to refund to two residents an amount of 26 lakh along with a compensation of Rs 2 lakh for mental agony and physical harassment and cost of litigation to the tune of Rs 25,000. …

Airtel, Sunil Mittal asked to pay Rs 1.5 lakh to subscriber  Economic Times

11 Jul, 2013

NEW DELHI: Bharti AirtelBSE 3.31 % and its promoter Sunil Mittal have been directed by a consumer forum here to pay Rs 1.5 lakh as compensation to a subscriber, who was not able to avail the free trips he was entitled to on buying connections of the telecom company. …

NCDRC bench fines Sahara Rs 50K for not keeping record  Hindu

June 27, 2013

Sahara India has been slapped with a fine of Rs 50,000 by the apex consumer commission for failing to put in place a proper accounting system to keep track of the money invested by people in one of its schemes.

“It is indeed a sad state of affairs where the petitioner was taking money for the scheme launched by them (Sahara) for the benefit of the customers and they failed to put in place a proper accounting system to support this scheme,” the National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (NCDRC) said. …

Consumer forum can use forensic examination to settle disputes  Business Standard

June 23, 2013

A consumer forum has to follow a summary procedure for the adjudication of complaints. But at times, the authenticity and credibility of the evidence is challenged as fabricated. In such a situation, sometimes, a consumer forum refuses to weigh a complaint on the grounds that it involves adjudication of complicated facts. It, instead, asks the parties to approach the regular civil court. This is incorrect. …

Forum orders builder to pay 80k to complainant  Times of India

Jun 22, 2013

MARGAO: The South Goa district consumer disputes redressal forum (CDRF) directed Master Builders to pay a sum of 80,000 to the buyer of a flat, who complained that the leaking roof had rendered the flat uninhabitable. …

Rs 1.15L relief for former Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University student  Times of India

Jun 22, 2013

HYDERABAD: A city-based consumer court has directed Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University (JNTU), Hyderabad, to pay Rs 1.15 lakh as compensation to a former B Tech student who lost an academic year due to the negligence of his college management and the university. …

Dentist makes airline pay for losing baggage

Jun 22, 2013

PANAJI: South Goa’s district consumer forum has ordered Deccan Aviation and Kingfisher Airlines to jointly cough up compensation to the tune of 89,010, after they lost the suitcase of a Margao-based lady dentist in 2008. …

Builder penalized for not delivering flat on time  Times of India

Jun 17, 2013

GURGAON: The State Consumer Redressal Commission, Haryana has penalized a Delhi-based builder for not delivering a flat to a Gurgaon resident.

Earlier, the complainant, MC Goel, had approached the District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum (DCDRF), which had ordered the builder, GTM Builder and Promoters Private Limited, to pay Rs 20,000 as compensation for delaying possession of a flat. …

SBI credit card firm asked to pay Rs 12,000 for deficient service  DNA

Sunday, Jun 16, 2013

The complainant, Dr Sara Varughese, had alleged that the subsidiary firm of SBI had assured her the credit card issued to her would be free for lifetime, but when her card was renewed an annual fee was charged from her.

A consumer forum has directed SBI Card and Payment Services Ltd to pay Rs12,000 as compensation to a customer for putting her name in CIBIL’s defaulters list despite an assurance that the annual fees of her credit card would be free for lifetime. …

Consumer court orders Ahmedabad school to refund wrongfully held fees  Times of India

Jun 15, 2013

AHMEDABAD: An Ahmedabad-based school has been directed to refund the entire amount of Rs 50,000 charged as admission fees along with interest to a parent who had claimed the refund after withdrawing the admissions of both his sons on 10th May 2010 without them attending even a single session of the academic calendar.

According to the case filed with consumer disputes redressal forum (CDRF), Dharmesh Shah had paid admission fees for both his sons at Somlalit School. …

DDA to pay Rs 2L to flat applicant  TOI News

May 31, 2013

NEW DELHI: The negligence of the DDA that cost an applicant an opportunity to own a flat of his own has invited a penalty of Rs 2 lakh from the top consumer court.

The National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission pulled up DDA for failure to send a demand letter to Vas Dev, a government employee living in Punjabi Bagh, thus, denying him an opportunity to deposit money for upgrading his flat from the middle income group (MIG) to the self financing scheme (SFS). …

India Post pay 1,000 Rs fine for delaying Speed Post letter  Onindia News

May 29, 2013

New Delhi, May 29: A Speed Post letter that crawled to its destination and cost an unemployed man the chance of a job has earned the postal department the wrath of India’s top consumer court, which pulled it up for deficiency in service and ordered payment of compensation.

The National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission dismissed the pleas of head post master in Rajasthan’s Alwar town and post master of Jaipur’s Sitapura Industrial Area seeking a reduction in the Rs.20,000 penalty imposed on them and said: “We feel that Rs.20,000 can in no way compensate the respondent for the lost opportunity.” …

Consumer fora can initiate ‘contempt of court’ as well

May 27, 2013

Subject: Allahabad high court rules that consumer forums can also initiate contempt proceedings.

Backdrop: There are several rulings that consumer fora are not courts, but are quasi judicial tribunals for redressal of grievances. The Consumer Protection Act provides for its own hierarchy of appeals. Administrative control is exercised by the National Commission over the State Commissions, which in turn oversee the functioning of the District Forums under them. Because of this, it is believed that the Contempt of Courts Act is not applicable to the consumer fora. …

Bharti Infotel threatens customer, fined Rs 50,000 TOI News

May 24, 2013

NEW DELHI: Bharti Infotel has been directed by a consumer forum to pay Rs 50,000 as compensation to a customer for making threatening calls to pay internet bills which were raised despite his request for disconnection of the service.

The South West District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum observed that the act of the telecom major amounted to not only deficiency in service but also unfair trade practice and for that the customer needs to be reasonably compensated. …

Ahmedabad-based doctor wins case against insurance company  TOI News

May 18, 2013

AHMEDABAD: Consumer Education & Research Society (CERS) recently came to the rescue of a harassed consumer when a lady doctor from Ahmedabad was denied reimbursement for an eye surgery by her insurance company.

As per the case details, Dr Diksha Sawant (name changed on request), a resident of Bopal area of the city, had purchased a health insurance policy from The Oriental Insurance about 20 years ago and it was renewed every year since then. …

Wronged under Right To Info? Just sue govt  HT News
May 17, 2013
The right to information (RTI) law can be used to sue the government for inadequate service if it can be proved in a consumer court that the delay in providing information caused loss.

This was the view of three different consumer courts who awarded compensation to right to information users for delay saying that the applicants were consumers of the government since they paid a fee and furnishing information within 30 days was, therefore, a service. …

Airtel to pay Rs 10,000 as compensation to customer

May 13, 2013

NEW DELHI: Bharti Airtel has been directed by a consumer forum here to pay Rs 10,000 to one of its customers as compensation for providing faulty internet connection.

The East District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum said the telecom major had provided deficient service to its customer, a Delhi-based lawyer, as its internet connection was not fully operational. …

Consumer forum orders Vodafone to pay compensation to doctor  Business Line

Mumbai, May 11, 2013

Holding Vodafone India guilty of deficiency in service, Maharashtra State Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has upheld a lower court order which asked the service provider to pay Rs.20,000 compensation and Rs 5,000 costs to a doctor for failing to stop unsolicited commercial communications.

“Vodafone had failed to discharge its obligation and acted with imperfection, shortcoming or inadequacy in the nature and manner of purpose, which is required to be maintained by it under the regulations,” observed S R Khanzode and Dhanraj Khamatkar in their order yesterday. …

Consumer court relief for credit card fraud victim

May 06, 2013

The Mumbai Suburban District Consumer Forum has held a nationalised bank guilty of deficiency in service for failing to verify if the signature of a customer matched that on the transaction slip before clearing payment towards a fraudulent credit card transaction. …

Consumer panel reverses order to pay Rs 15,000 to resident

May 3, 2013

RAIPUR: The Chhattisgarh State Consumer Dispute Redressal Commission (CSCDRC) has set aside the order of the Bilaspur district forum directing the Oriental Insurance Company to pay Rs 15000 to a resident whose insured vehicle was stolen. The forum had also directed the company to pay Rs 2000 towards mental harassment and cost of litigation to the complainant.

Rajkumari Agarwal stated in her complaint that her husband, Vinod Agarwal was the owner of hero Honda splendour motorcycle and had obtained comprehensive insurance from the Oriental Insurance Company for one year from September 2009- September 2010. …

State consumer court awards 6-month jail to Tata Motors MD

May 02, 2013

Failing to comply with its orders, the state consumer disputes redressal commission, Chandigarh, has awarded six months’ imprisonment to managing directors of Tata motors and Hind motors.

The orders came while disposing of the execution application filed by Manmohan Lal Sarin, a resident of Sector 4, Chandigarh. Irked over the “contumacious defiance”, the consumer commission awarded six months imprisonment to the managing director of Tata Motors Limited, Mumbai, Karl Slym, and managing director Hind Motors Ltd, Chandigarh, Ashish Mohan Gupta. …

Doctors in dock for giving anaesthesia, causing death

Apr 29, 2013

MUMBAI: Dubbing a doctor a “quack” for administering anaesthesia despite not being qualified to do so, the state consumer commission has observed that no doctor can do a specialized job if he or she does not have the necessary qualification. …

Can’t challenge consumer forum orders in HC: Supreme Court  Times of India

Apr 29, 2013

Subject: Consumer forum’s order cannot be challenged in a writ petition

Backdrop: The Consumer Protection Act offers a three-tier redressal mechanism for resolution of consumer disputes. The Act provides a comparatively simpler, inexpensive and speedy mechanism for settlement of consumer grievances. If a party is not happy with an order, it can file an appeal before the next level tribunal, constituted under the Act.

Sometimes certain manufacturers, traders and service providers try to bypass the statutory channel of appeals. …

Delhi hospital asked to pay Rs. 60,000 for medical negligence  Ndtv.com

April 25, 2013

New Delhi: A city-based hospital has been directed by consumer forum to pay Rs. 60,000 as compensation to an accident victim, for taking X-ray of his uninjured leg and recommending that neither of his legs required any treatment.

The New Delhi District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum held Jaipur Golden Hospital guilty of medical negligence and expressed displeasure over the hospital’s “attitude” of describing the incident as a “clerical mistake”. …

Bank bounces cheque, told to pay customer Rs 10k

Apr 22, 2013

BANGALORE: The KG Road branch of Vijaya Bank was ordered to pay Rs 10,000 as compensation and Rs 1,000 as litigation cost to an SB account holder for bouncing a cheque issued by the latter to another party, despite the amount being available in his account.

The order was passed by Bangalore IV Additional District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum, Bangalore Urban district, on April 12, based on a complaint from a senior citizen and veterinary (wildlife) consultant, Dr NK Rai, 71, against the bank. …

Forum directs builder to pay Rs 1.30L as damages

Apr 16, 2013

MARGAO: The South Goa consumer disputes redressal forum (SGCDRF) has, in an order passed recently, directed Narendra Kerkar, a builder, to pay compensation of 1.30 lakh to Satyawati Usgaonkar from Margao, towards compensation for not giving possession of the flat booked by Usgaonkar.

According to the complaint, Usgaonkar booked a flat admeasuring 76 sq m on the second floor of the building constructed by Kerkar at Fatorda for a total consideration of 6 lakh. …

Errant builder told to pay over Rs.50 lakh to flat applicant  HT News

April 09, 2013

Delhi Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission member Salma Noor and Member (Judicial) V.K. Gupta held R.S. Builtwell and its director guilty of deficiency in service and gave them time till April 30 to refund the entire cost of the 1,248.05 sq.ft. flat, with interest, and compensation to complainant Arun Patwal, a resident of Janakpuri in west Delhi. …

Forum tells medical centre told to pay R5 lakh for death due to negligence  HT

April 03, 2013

The district consumer disputes redressal forum has asked local Vardaan Medical Centre to pay Rs. 5 lakh penalty to a Hoshiarpur family for the death of a woman allegedly due to negligence in performing a fibroid surgery. Balwinder Singh, a resident of Manjhpur village, Hoshiarpur, husband of deceased Davinder Kaur, her father-in-law Swaran Singh and mother-in-law Nirmal Kaur had lodged a complaint under Section 12 of the Consumer Protection Act on July 10, 2008, against Vardaan Medical Centre surgeon Dr Lakhwinder Singh, gynaecologist Dr Sonia Kamboj, owner Dr Vareesh Kumar and anaesthetist Dr Monika Goel. …

Report medical negligence cases to consumer court: Dr R Ramnarayan

Apr 02, 2013

A young woman and mother of two, Shailaja has been reduced to a completely vegetative state reportedly because of an anaesthesia overdose she underwent while in for a surgery. Today, she cannot eat, speak or move. She is completely immobile, all because her family say an overdose of anaesthesia. What should happen in such cases of medical negligence? Dr R Ramnarayan, a top neurosurgeon who has offered his help to Shailaja joined IBNLive readers for an interaction on the issue. …

Insect in edible oil bottle, Rs 1L for man 7 years later

Mar 23, 2013

MUMBAI: The South Mumbai District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has directed an edible oil manufacturing company and a store to pay Rs 1.05 lakh compensation to a south Mumbai man who found a fly in a 500ml bottle he purchased for Rs 28.80 in 2005.

The forum said: “All the parties involved were responsible for supplying the contaminated edible oil manufactured and sold to the complainant and caused him financial loss and mental agony.” …

Builder asked to pay Rs 2cr for failure to hand over homes TOI News

Mar 17, 2013

MUMBAI: In one of the highest payouts in a consumer complaint in recent months, the Maharashtra State Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission has ordered a builder to pay a total of Rs 1.97 crore in compensation to 82 complaints, after they never received possession of residential premises booked in Thane in 1997. …

Insurance firm asked to pay fine for denying mediclaim  TOI News

Mar 16, 2013

LUCKNOW: The district consumer disputes redressal forum has come to the rescue of a woman who was denied mediclaim by an insurance company. The forum has ordered the company to pay more than Rs 1.5 lakh as compensation to the complainant. …

Bank ordered to pay Rs 15k for debiting Rs 30k  TOI News

Mar 15, 2013

MUMBAI: The state consumer disputes redressal commission, while upholding a district forum order, directed HDFC Bank’s credit card division to pay Rs 15,000 compensation to a woman, after it debited Rs 30,681 from her account to pay her credit card dues.

The panel held that on the basis of evidence placed on record, it was proved that the woman, Radha Agwekar, did not give the bank her consent to exercise any such authority. …

Forum fines tour operator Rs. 2L for overcharging Sion resident  HT News

Mumbai, March 15, 2013

In a ruling that will be welcomed by package-tour travellers, the South Mumbai District Consumer Forum fined a tour operator Rs. 2 lakh for charging a Sion resident Rs. 8 extra per euro, and then threatening to cancel his Europe tour mid-way if he did not cough up an additional sum.

Naren Sanghvi had booked a tour in June 2010 for himself and his wife by paying Rs. 3.4 lakh. He was billed at the rate of Rs. 63 per euro, while the prevailing rate at the time was Rs.55. …

Compensation for loss of vision during cataract surgery

Mar 15, 2013

AHMEDABAD: A consumer court in Vadodara has asked a charitable trust to pay Rs 2 lakh towards damages to those who had lost their eyes due to doctors’ negligence during cataract surgery in 2009. …

Doctor ordered to pay Rs 2 lakh as damages to patient HT News

Mar 12, 2013

KANPUR: District consumer protection forum on Monday directed a child specialist, Dr RC Gupta, to pay Rs 2 lakh to complainant Prince, son of Santosh Kumar, within 30 days.

The complainant had sought a sum of Rs 19 lakh as damages caused by the wrong treatment given by Dr Gupta. …

UPSIDC ordered to give possession of plots

Mar 3, 2013

KANPUR: The consumer protection forum, Kanpur Nagar on Saturday directed Uttar Pradesh State Industrial Development Corporation (UPSIDC ) to execute the lease deed of allotted plot numbers G-16 & G-17 (area 900 sq metres) in favour of the petitioner and give possession to the complainant within 30 days of the order. …

Consumer Court asks builder to refund Rs. 4 lakh

Feb 28, 2013

The Gurgaon district consumer forum on Tuesday ordered a city-based real estate developer to refund the full amount to the complainant for not delivering the plot as per the time frame fixed. The complainant is yet to get the plot.

Satish Sharma, the complainant and a resident of Friend’s Colony, Gurgaon, filed a case in the district consumer forum claiming that he had paid the developer more than Rs. 4 lakh in March 2009 for a developed plot in Kothputli, Rajasthan. …

IRCTC fined Rs 10 lakh for selling soft drinks above maximum retail price Times of India

Feb 27, 2013

NEW DELHI: Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) has been slapped with a fine of Rs 10 lakh by a consumer forum here for selling soft drinks above the maximum retail price (MRP) to two customers.

The New Delhi District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum imposed “punitive compensation” of Rs 5 lakh each in two separate cases against IRCTC, a subsidiary of Indian Railways, and said being a government corporation, “it is not expected to be deficient in such matters and cannot come down to level of private dealers”. …

Doctors left mop in patient’s belly

Feb 20, 2013

AHMEDABAD: Two doctors forgot a napkin-size mop inside a patient’s stomach during surgery. Five years later, a consumer court has asked them to pay compensation money to the victim’s family.

A Consumer Dispute Redressal Forum, Ahmedabad (additional) has ordered Dr Manubhai Pipalia and Dr Chintan Patel to pay Rs 2.1 lakh to widow and two minor kids of Tribhuvan Chauhan, who passed away in December 2009 due to illness. …

Indian Railways Catering and Tourism Corporation fined Rs 5 lakh for overcharging Times of India

Feb 18, 2013

NEW DELHI: Indian Railways Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) was told to pay Rs 5,10,000 for overcharging a consumer by Rs 3. Consumer Dispute Redressal Forum took note of the “unfair and restrictive” practice of overcharging passengers and justified high penalty keeping in view “the gravity and scale of gain by overcharging in 24×7 railways operation all over India”. …

District consumer forum orders HSBC Bank to pay Rs 25,000 for deficiency in service

18/02/2013

The consumer forum directed the bank to issue a no-dues certificate to Delhi-resident Vinay Chola and to reconsider a fresh card for him. The forum also awarded him compensation of Rs25,000 towards litigation charges and harassment caused to him

The New Delhi District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has ordered Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation (HSBC) to pay Rs25,000 as compensation to one of its former credit card holders for not getting his name removed from a defaulters list even after he cleared all his dues….

Lady falls from chair at SBI, gets Rs 50,500 as damages Times of India

Feb 17, 2013

PANAJI: The Goa state consumer disputes redressal commission has directed the State Bank of India, Margao branch, to pay Rs 50,500 as compensation to an elderly woman who fell down and fractured her hand while sitting on a swiveling chair at the bank….

MTNL has been directed by a consumer forum here to pay Rs15,000 as compensation to an advocate

Feb 12, 2013

NEW DELHI: State-owned telecom firm MTNL has been directedby a consumer forum here to pay Rs 15,000 as compensation to an advocate whoseapplication for shifting of his landline phones was “arbitrarily”rejected bythe service provider on account of non-availability of cable….

BA to pay Rs. 1 lakh for baggage loss

New Delhi, February 10, 2013

British Airways has been directed by a consumer forum to pay Rs. 1 lakh to a passenger for the loss of his baggage when he had travelled to London from New Delhi in 2008. The New Delhi District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum directed payment of the amount to Ramesh C Bhargava, saying the deficiency was admitted by the airline, and therefore the complainant should be compensated….

Surgeon to pay for ‘incomplete’ prescription

Jan 29, 2013

MUMBAI: The country’s top consumer commission has held a Delhi doctor guilty of “limited medical negligence” for verbally advising, instead of prescribing in writing, the use of eye drops to a patient who lost his vision following its prolonged application.

The National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission on January 16 upheld an order of the Delhi consumer commission that directed Dr Vivek Pal to pay the patient, Delhi-based Devinder Singh Gupta, compensation of Rs 50,000….

Provide flat or pay Rs 30 lakh, consumer forum tells DDA

Jan 22, 2013

NEW DELHI: The Delhi Development Authority (DDA) has been directed by a state consumer commission here to provide a flat to one of its allottees or pay him Rs 30 lakh for selling the unit allotted to him to someone else.

The Delhi State Consumer Commission said the confirmation amount demanded by the DDA from the allottee was “false and fictitious” as the demand related to a flat which was “non-existent”.

“The question of complainant not complying with demand does not, therefore, arise. There has been default in the performance of the contract by respondent (DDA) and they are therefore liable to pay (back) the amount received…and to provide another flat to him or pay him compensation….

Insurer, transport company told to pay Rs 41 lakh to accident victim’s kin

Jan 13, 2013

THANE: The Motor Accident Claims Tribunal (MACT) here directed an insurance company and a private transport agency to jointly pay Rs 41 lakh compensation to a widow who lost her husband and here close relatives in a road accident on the Pune-Bangalore highway in November 2003.

The judgement issued by district judge NB Dhayatadak recently has far-reaching implications considering that scores of innocent people who are victims of rash driving or road rage by other motorists can now claim compensation for the irreparable damage to them and their families….

Retired man wins interest on deposit

Jan 8, 2013

AHMEDABAD: When a retired man deposits money in a government institution for a certain period, and on maturity, instead of having the principal returned with interest, he’s asked to return the interest paid, he faces a crisis.

Dinesh Parikh was in exactly this situation, but won his money back with help from a consumer protection agency. Consumer Education & Research Society (CERS) helped Parikh fight and win back the amount along with interest, through an order from a consumer forum….

Forceps in belly killed woman, son gets Rs 15 lakh

Jan 7, 2013

NEW DELHI: In September 2010, a 46-year-old woman died after the doctors treating her forgot to remove sponge forceps during the gallbladder operation. Expressing that the amount of compensation “is too low for a human life” and that “it cannot compensate the vacuum created by the death of the mother of the complainant”, a district forum has asked Kamaal Nursing Home and Hospital to pay the complainant Rs 15,00,000.

Stating that it’s “deeply hurt the way the doctors had performed the operation”, Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum (Northeast district) said the complainant not only lost his mother but also spent a hefty amount for the treatment at two hospitals…

Bank panel fined for holding sum

Jan 7, 2013

CHANDIGARH: Withholding the maturity amount along with interest, even after completion of stipulated time period, has proved dear for the State Bank of India Staff Association (SBISA) as consumer disputes redressal forum has held it guilty of being deficient in services.

Besides, the forum has also imposed a fine on SBISA. Gurpreet Kaur, a resident of Mohali, had moved the forum against SBISA and its secretary. “I had deposited Rs 1,62,000 by way of three FDRs (fixed deposit receipt) with the SBISA, Chandigarh, through its secretary Varinder Thakur….

Moolchand Hospital fined for botching up surgery

New Delhi, January 07, 2013

The Delhi State Consumer Redressal Commission has ordered Moolchand Hospital to pay a compensation of Rs.10 lakh to a woman for botching up a surgery intended to cure spinal tuberculosis 13 years ago. The incident left her permanently crippled.

“The complainant has amply established the case of deficiency in service and medical negligence on the part of Moolchand Hospital which made her handicapped for life,” said a bench of justice Barkat Ali Zaidi (president of the commission) and member V K Gupta.

“We can visualise the anxiety of the complainant and her husband thinking about their future and of their child on account of the physical handicap she suffered…

Consumer court awards man Rs 9.44 lakh after bank fraud

Jan 6, 2013

MUMBAI: Upholding a district forum order, the Maharashtra State Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission ordered Citibank to pay Rs 9.44 lakh to a man, after Rs 6 lakh was fraudulently withdrawn from his account with an ATM card which he did not even possess.

Marine Drive resident Ratilal Israni had a savings account with the bank. In December 2006, when he received his monthly statement from the bank, he noticed that between November 22, 2006 and December 5, 2006, Rs 6 lakh was shown as withdrawn using an ATM card. Israni contended that he never had an ATM card relating to his saving bank account….

HDFC held guilty of unfair trade practice, to pay Rs. 15K

December 30, 2012

HDFC Bank has been directed by a consumer forum here to pay Rs. 15,000 to one of its customers for showing her credit card dues as unpaid despite her having paid and settled it.

Relying on the bank statements and other documents submitted by woman customer Anita Singh, South West District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum said the total amount stood paid off and held the bank guilty of indulging in unfair trade practice.

“In view of documentary evidence placed on record by the parties, we feel satisfied that the grievance as expressed by complainant in her complaint is justified and her allegations of deficiency-in-service stand fully established against the opposite parties (HDFC Bank employees)….

Refund interest amount to resident, HC tells HUDA

Dec 26, 2012

The Punjab and Haryana high court has come to rescue of a Gurgaon resident, who challenged the HUDA’s decision to charge interest for the plot which had not been allocated.

The court has recently ordered the authorities (HUDA) to refund the amount, which has been deposited by the petitioner towards interest, since he has not got physical possession of the plot….

Builder asked to pay couple Rs. 2 lakh for violating flat sale agreement

Mumbai, December 06, 2012

The Maharashtra State Consumer Commission last week directed a developer to pay compensation of Rs. 2 lakh to a Thane-based couple for cancelling their booking of a flat after the couple refused to pay Rs. 1,000 per square feet more than the booking rate. “This is the best example of how the common man is exploited by builders,” the bench of presiding member SR Khanzode and member Dhanraj Khamatkar said while holding Nirmal Lifestyle Private Limited guilty of deficiency in service and of adopting unfair trade practice.

Dharmesh Jain, chairman and managing director of Nirmal Lifestyle declined to comment, but said they have decided to challenge the order before the National Consumer Commission….

Airline penalised for serving non-veg

Chandigarh, October 19, 2012

aeroplane Etihad Airways Head Office, New Delhi, has been penalised by the District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum for serving non-vegetarian food to a vegetarian person.

The court has directed the airways to pay Rs. 50,000 to complainant Ramandeep Kaur, a resident of Hoshiarpur, for causing her mental agony, tension and trauma by serving her non-vegetarian food. The airways had also been directed to pay litigation cost of Rs. 15,000 to her.

In her complaint, Ramandeep stated that she had booked airline tickets through American Travel and Tours Private Limited for onward and return journey from New Delhi to Sydney. The flight departed on November 24, 2011, from New Delhi to its first destination Abu Dhabi and seat number 21-A was allotted to her. After her stay in Abu Dhabi, the plane was changed for the rest of journey to Sydney and she was allotted seat number 38-K in Travellers that flight. Read more.

Citi Bank official to pay Rs. 15L for leak of account details

New Delhi, October 08, 2012

A Citi Bank branch manager in New Delhi has been ordered by the Delhi State Consumer Commission to pay Rs. 15 lakh as compensation to a credit card holder for leaking his account details to a third party. The State Consumer Commission awarded the damages saying the supply of credit card statement details of the card holder to a third party is a “violation of confidential relationship” between the bank and its customer and “betrayal of trust.”

“It appears that in the case, the copies of account of the complainant were produced before the civil court. Such accounts are universally treated as confidential account and are not supposed to be supplied to any one without prior approval of the account holder…”. Read more.

Builder asked to pay consumer Rs. 87.3 lakh

Mumbai, October 07, 2012

The Maharashtra state consumer commission has directed a builder to pay Rs. 87.3 lakh to a Vile Parle family for failing to handover a ready flat of 625-sq-ft carpet area as booked by the family in 2003. The state commission held that Gharonda Construction Private Limited was guilty of deficiency in service and of adopting unfair trade practice for failing to handover a ready flat to Samta Wadi-resident Harshvadan Vyas and his family members despite receiving Rs. 31.5 lakh towards consideration of the flat in Yogi Smruti on Park Road in Vile Parle.

In 2003, Vyas and his family members had booked the flat and had paid a total amount of Rs. 31.5 lakh to the builder. The builder had agreed to handover possession of the ready flat by May 2004. Read more.

16 yrs later, airline fined for cargo delay

New Delhi, October 07, 2012

Sixteen years after Kuwait Airways failed to deliver a handicraft consignment of Rajasthan Art Emporium on time, the national consumer panel has ordered the international airline to pay over Rs. 25 lakh to the emporium. Terming it “negligence”, the National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (NCDRC) directed Kuwait Airways to pay Rs. 20 lakh as compensation and an additional Rs. 5 lakh towards harassment, mental agony and cost of litigation.

“…facts and circumstances clearly establish negligence, inaction and passivity on the part of the opposite party No 1 (Kuwait Airways),” an NCDRC bench, headed by Justice JM Malik said. Read more.

Buyer to be refunded R9.68L charge for ‘defaulting’

Mumbai, September 22, 2012

The consumer forum has directed a builder to refund a flat buyer Rs9.68 lakh charged as penal interest for defaulting on payment for his flats. The Maharashtra State Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission has also directed Runwal Developers Private Limited to pay Dinesh Hegde (the complainant) interest at the rate of 9% per annum on the amount and Rs.25,000 towards litigation costs.

Hegde had booked two flats in a project at Kurla, proposed by Runwal Developers. The developer and Hegde executed the sale agreement in May 2005.

The developer was to hand over ready flats to Hegde by October 2006, but construction got delayed and the building was completed only by April 2008. Read more.

Builders of botched projects cannot withhold refunds

Mumbai, June 17, 2012

The builder cannot withhold money of a flat purchaser when the construction is unlikely to finish or is unauthorised, the district consumer forum held while finding the developer guilty of deficiency of services. The forum has asked the builder to return the money with interest.

The forum was hearing a complaint filed by a Chembur couple – Bharat Jani and his wife Vilas. In the complaint filed in 2006, they alleged that the Tilak Nagar Sahyog Cooperative housing society was allotted a plot in Chembur on lease of 99 years. The society was to develop the plot through a builder for residential purposes. Accordingly, the society entered in to an agreement with the builder, Mahalaxmi Bindu Developers, to construct a three-storied building. Read more.

Cargo firm to pay for goods damage

June 06, 2012

The National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission has ordered a prominent cargo carrier to pay a compensation of Rs. 63,000 to a Jaipur resident for damage caused to his household goods while it was being transported by air to Mumbai.

“The petitioner, as a cargo carrier, was obliged to take proper care and ensure that no damage was caused to the consignment,” a bench of Justice RC Jain and Justice SK Naik said, dismissing an appeal filed by M/S Gati Limited against the order of the Rajasthan State Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission. Read more.

Bad construction: You can now move consumer court

May 21, 2012

Does the roof of the dream flat you just bought leak or are its walls already developing cracks? You can now sue the builder under the Consumer Protection Act.

The Supreme Court (SC) has said a private developer selling a flat to a consumer can be defined as a service and thus falls under the Act. Advocates say that now flat owners can get speedier justice through consumer courts, instead of approaching a cooperative court or high court.

While hearing a petition filed by a construction company, a division bench of justice TS Thakur and justice Gyan Sudha Misra after going through its earlier judgements of the apex court held that “if a builder of a house uses substandard material for construction or makes false or misleading representations about the condition of the house, then it is denial of a facility or benefit of which a consumer is entitled to claim value under the Act.” Read more.

Builders must pay for delay in possession

New Delhi, August 28, 2010 – HT News

In recent months, I have received a large number of highly distressing mails from consumers on the harassment that they are facing at the hands of builders. In most of these cases, the consumers are senior citizens who have sunk in a large chunk of their savings and are unable to get back their money or the promised flat.

In one particular case, for example, where the builder has not given possession even three years after the promised date, the consumer is being offered a refund of only 50 per cent of the money paid by him on a ‘take it or leave it’ basis. In another case, the builder not only delayed handing over possession, but insisted on the consumer signing on a back-dated possession letter. He was even threatened that if he refused to sign on the dotted line, he would not get possession at all.

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WhatsApp suffers outage a day after handling 64 billion messages
Are You Making These 10 Dangerous Smartphone Mistakes?
iPhone catches fire in teenager’s pocket
Free Roaming Services
M
obile Number Portability (MNP) Requests Further Increase and Approach the 105 Million Mark
Some patients discreetly record doctors’ advice
How to Find Your Missing Phone

Smartphones cause rise in myopia: Surgeon
Now talk to friends on WhatsApp with new Voice Messages feature
TRAI issues the Telecommunications Mobile Number Portability (Fifth Amendment) Regulations, 2013
Fingerprints may soon be needed to get SIM cards
‘Free’ roaming comes into effect from July 1, Airtel & Idea lead charge
Bharti Airtel, Google join hands to provide free Internet
Illegal phone tapping penalty may be hiked to Rs 2 crore from Rs 1 lakh
TRAI prescribes measures to control unsolicited calls

Guidelines for New Mobile Connections
Call Centres for Mobile and Landline Telephones
Complaints/Grievance Redressal Mechanism for Telephone/Mobile Phone/Internet Users in India
Regulation of Unsolicited Calls on Mobile Phones
Phone Tapping

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WhatsApp suffers outage a day after handling 64 billion messages  Timesofindia.indiatimes.com
Apr 2, 2014
NEW DELHI: WhatsApp earlier in the day suffered a service disruption, with users facing frequent delays in sending and receiving messages. This comes just a day after the company handled 64 billion incoming and outgoing messages. …

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Are You Making These 10 Dangerous Smartphone Mistakes?  Gottabemobile.com
02/04/2014
If you own an iPhone or Android smartphone odds are you are making at least one of these dangerous mistakes that can put your personal information or details at risk. …  

iPhone catches fire in teenager’s pocket   Timesofindia.indiatimes.com
Feb 1, 2014
NEW DELHI: Apple is in the news yet again, and not for the right reasons this time. A 13-year-old girl in Maine, US suffered first- and second-degree burns as her iPhone spontaneously caught fire while in her pocket. …   

Free Roaming Services
New Delhi, Dec 13, 2013
One of the objectives of the New Telecom Policy – 2012 is to work towards ‘one nation – free roaming’. Giving this information in written reply to a question in the Rajya Sabha today, Shri Kapil Sibal, Minister of Communications and Information Technology, said that as per the provisions of Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) Act, 1997 as amended from time to time, TRAI prescribes tariffs for telecommunication services in India. Taking into consideration the declared intent of the New Telecom Policy – 2012 for roaming charges, TRAI undertook a comprehensive consultation process to prescribe roaming charges. TRAI had decided not to mandate the implementation of a system in which the calling party pays for a national roaming call in view of  the high costs and operational complications involved and had also concluded that it may not be feasible to remove charges for the incoming call while on national roaming. Further, as a result of a comprehensive consultation process, TRAI issued 55th amendment to Telecom Tariff Order (TTO) 1999 on 17.06.2013, which came into effect from 01.07.2013. This amendment brought about the following changes in the tariff regime for national roaming service:
(i)                 The ceiling tariffs prescribed by TRAI in the year 2007 were Rs.1.40 per minute for outgoing local calls and Rs.2.40 per minute for outgoing STD calls while on national roaming.  These ceilings have been reduced to Re. 1.00 per minute and Re. 1.50 per minute respectively.  Similarly, the ceiling tariffs for incoming calls while on national roaming have been reduced from Rs.1.75 per minute to Re. 0.75 per minute.  Tariffs for outgoing SMS while on national roaming, which were earlier under forbearance have now been capped: outgoing SMS-local at Re. 1.00 per SMS and outgoing SMS-STD at Rs; 1.50 per SMS. Incoming SMS will remain free of charge.
(ii)            Special Tariff Vouchers (STVs) and Combo Vouchers with the benefits of national roaming have been allowed to provide flexibility and convenience to the customers.
(iii)           The service providers have been mandated to offer special tariff plans for roaming. The subscribers can avail partially free roaming, or fully free roaming in lieu of payment of fixed charges, by subscribing to the corresponding tariff plan.
All the wireless access service providers including BSNL and MTNL have implemented the tariff for national roaming in accordance with the reduced ceilings prescribed through the 55th Amendment to Tariff Order (TTO), 1999. All the service providers have launched special tariff plans for roaming. Some of the service providers have launched special tariff vouchers and combo vouchers for national roaming.
While the reduced ceiling tariffs for national roaming service would benefit all the users, special tariff vouchers and combo vouchers would be beneficial for infrequent roamers. On the other hand, special tariff plans would benefit the frequent roamers.
(Source: pib press release)

Mobile Number Portability (MNP) Requests Further Increase and Approach the 105 Million Mark
New Delhi, Dec 13, 2013
As per the latest data reported by the service providers, by the end of October 2013 about 104.79 million subscribers have submitted their requests to different service providers for porting their mobile number (MNP requests). In the month of October 2013 alone, 2.30 million requests have been made for MNP! In MNP Zone-I (Northern & Western India) maximum number of requests have been received in Rajasthan (about 10.44 million) followed by Gujarat (about 9.09 million) whereas in MNP Zone-II (Southern & Eastern) maximum number of requests have been received in Karnataka (about 12.06 million) followed by Andhra Pradesh Service area (about 9.52 million).
(Source: pib press release)

Some patients discreetly record doctors’ advice  Timesofindia.indiatimes.com

Oct 26, 2013

CHENNAI: Most patients waiting outside doctors’ cabins use their phones to text, surf the internet, and post messages. Now, some of them have started using their phones to record conversations with doctors to be doubly sure of the advice, but the practice, often done without the doctor’s consent, has ruffled physicians. …

How to Find Your Missing Phone  Gizmodo.in

Aug 24, 2013

Oh boy, now you’ve done it. Not only are you supremely hungover from last night’s rager, but your phone is nowhere to be found. Could you have left it at the bar, in a cab, in the gutter somewhere? Who knows! But don’t panic, there’s a host of apps that do. Here’s how to find your phone when it goes missing. …

Smartphones cause rise in myopia: Surgeon  Dnaindia.com

Sunday, Aug 18, 2013

smartphones have made our lives easier, there is a flip side too — they cause vision impairment, says a leading laser eye surgeon.

Femalefirst.co.uk reports that Surgeon David Allambym has revealed that smartphones have caused cases of myopia (short-sightedness) among young Britons to surge. …

Now talk to friends on WhatsApp with new Voice Messages feature  Firstpost.com

Aug 8, 2013

Popular messaging app WhatsApp has introduced Voice Messages for users across platforms that will allow users to send recorded messages to their contacts. The introduction comes on the day the service crossed 300 million monthly active users. …

TRAI issues the Telecommunications Mobile Number Portability (Fifth Amendment) Regulations, 2013 for corporate mobile numbers

July 24, 2013

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India has issued the Telecommunications Mobile Number Portability (Fifth Amendment) Regulations, 2013.

After implementation of Mobile Number Portability, the Authority had received complaints from the subscribers of corporate mobile numbers that their porting requests have been rejected by the donor operators under the category “Contractual Obligation” for want of permission/authorization from the company/ corporate for porting such numbers.The Authority examined the complaints, and a need was felt to have a porting process for corporate mobile numbers where the users of mobile numbers are from the organisation, who is the owner of such mobile numbers.

Accordingly, TRAI placed draft Telecommunications Mobile Number Portability (Fifth Amendment) Regulations 2013 on its website www.trai.gov.in for consultation of the stakeholders. Based on the stakeholder’s comments and TRAI’s own analysis, TRAI has issued the Telecommunications Mobile Number Portability (Fifth Amendment) Regulations.

Salient features of this amendment are as following:

1. Upto 50 corporate mobile numbers of a service provider can be ported to another service provider through letter of authorization from the authorized signatory of the corporate mobile numbers, in a single porting request

2. These amendments will become effective 90 days from today as the Telecom Service Providers and MNP service providers will require time to carryout required changes in their system.

3. Considering the activities involved and number of mobiles to be processed in single porting request, 48 hrs have been allowed for forwarding the porting request by the Recipient Operator, for corporate mobile numbers whereas 24hrs remain unaltered for individual porting requests.

For any clarification/information, Shri Sanjeev Banzal Advisor (Networks, Spectrum and Licensing) may be contacted at Tel. No.+91-11-23210481,Fax No. +91-11-23212014.(Source: pib press release)

Fingerprints may soon be needed to get SIM cards

Jul 3, 2013

NEW DELHI: Noting that even the mandatory physical verification system doesn’t prevent SIM cards to fall into wrong hands, the home ministry has asked the department of telecommunication (DoT) to explore an option of making it compulsory for cellphone service providers to take fingerprints or any other biometric feature of the subscriber, akin to Aadhaar, before activating the mobile numbers. …

‘Free’ roaming comes into effect from July 1, Airtel & Idea lead charge

Jul 1, 2013

NEW DELHI: Telecom majors Bharti Airtel and Idea Cellular today announced ‘free’ roaming packs, paving the way for cheaper roaming across India. Other operators are expected to follow suit soon. …

Bharti Airtel, Google join hands to provide free Internet  Indian Express

Jun 27, 2013

Bharti Airtel and Google on Wednesday announced the launch of Free Zone powered by Google, which will give Airtel mobile customers access to mobile web search and feature-phone-friendly versions of Gmail and Google+ in India.

The first page of a website linked from search results is provided at no data cost. Free Zone aims to put the web in the hands of more people and empower first time Internet users with several useful services of the Internet. …

Illegal phone tapping penalty may be hiked to Rs 2 crore from Rs 1 lakh

May 30, 2013

The Department of Telecommunication (DoT), aiming to strengthen the framework for checking unlawful interception of phones, has suggested a steep rise in fine for illegal phone tapping to Rs.2 crore, from Rs 1 lakh at present.

The agencies allowed to tap phones, for their investigations and surveillance actions, include the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), Intelligence Bureau (IB), Enforcement Directorate (ED), Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) and Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT). …

TRAI prescribes measures to control unsolicited calls  Hindu News

May 28, 2013

Are you fed up with unsolicited commercial calls asking you to invest in some holiday club or take a retirement pension plan of an insurance company? Now there will be a major relief for all those who get such calls with Telecom Regulatory Authority of India prescribing some deterrent punishment for such calls.

The TRAI recently issued The Telecom Commercial Communications Customer Preference (12th Amendment) Regulations, 2013, prescribing further measures to tighten the framework for controlling the menace of Unsolicited Commercial Communications (UCC). …

Guidelines for New Mobile Connections

March 13, 2013

Department of Telecom (DoT) has issued revised instructions to Cellular Mobile Telephone Service and Unified Access Services Licensees vide letter dated 09.08.2012 on verification of Mobile Subscribers after review of existing instructions. New instructions are aimed at improving customer verification compliance. These instructions inter-alia prescribe the following:

(i) A passport size photograph should be pasted on the Customer Acquisition Form (CAF) and the documents as proof of identity and proof of address of the subscriber should be attached with the CAF.

(ii) The person at the Point of Sale has to get the CAF duly filled and signed (in case of illiterate person thumb impression) by the subscriber with date. The authorized person at PoS has to record in the CAF that he has seen the subscriber and matched the photograph attached on the CAF with the subscriber and verified his copies of documents of proof of address and proof of identity attached with the CAF with the original and has to put his signature on the CAF & all attached documents.

(iii) The mobile connection is to be activated only after the requirement of filling up CAF and copies of documentary proof as per requirement have been fulfilled by the customer and the subscriber details have been updated in the subscriber database of the Licensee and the employee of licensee has verified the same.

(iv) After activation of SIM also the subscriber is to be tele-verified by the Licensee.

As far as retailers are concerned, they are contractors of the licensees and these instructions are not addressed to the retailers.

The detailed instructions dated 09.08.2012 are available at DoT website at http://www.dot.gov.in/as/2012/DOC181012.pdf

In these instructions, apart from the penalties prescribed in other instructions issued form time to time, the following additional provisions of penalty have inter-alia been made in these instructions:

(i) In case, the Licensee fails to intimate about the disconnection to TERM Cell within 7 days of disconnection, a penalty of Rs. 3000/- per connection per week or part thereof shall be levied.

(ii) If it is detected that the number was not actually disconnected on or before the date of confirmation/disconnection, then a penalty @ Rs. 1000 per day from the date of intimation to the Licensee to the date of actual disconnection shall be levied in addition to the penalty for non-disconnection.

The following provisions have inter-alia been re-iterated in these instructions regarding point of sale/ franchisees in case of forged document cases:

(i) Police complaint/ FIR shall be lodged by the Point of Sale (PoS)/Franchisee against the subscriber in case forged documents are submitted by the subscriber and originals are also forged.

(ii) Licensee shall lodge FIR/ Complaint against the subscriber and Franchisee/PoS in case of failure of PoS/Franchisee in lodging complaint/FIR against subscriber.

(iii) The Licensee shall lodge the compliant / FIR against the Franchisee/ point of sale and financial penalty shall also be imposed in case forgery has been done by point of sale/ franchisee.

(iv) In case action as above is not taken by the Licensee or Licensee itself is involved in forgery, Telecom Enforcement Resource & Monitoring (TERM) Cell of DoT shall lodge Complaint/ FIR against Licensee. Penalty shall also be imposed on all such forged cases.

(v) Where it is found that the act of issuing connections was done by PoS using the document of some other subscriber or any person, or the documents were forged by the franchisee/PoS, the concerned PoS/franchisee may be terminated by the Licensee in addition to lodging of complaint / FIR against it. Other Licensees shall also terminate/ not appoint any such PoS.

In the new instructions, some additional safeguards have been made in the interest of national security. There does not seem any provision leading to undue hardship to consumers.

This information was given by Shri Milind Deora, Minister of State for C&IT in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today.
(Courtesy: pib press release)

Call Centres for Mobile and Landline Telephones

Feb 22, 2013

Call centers are being set up by the Telecom Service Providers across the licensing service area for catering to the queries/complaints of their mobile and landline customers. The Telecom Service Providers have informed that their call Centre capacity is adequate for the current call volumes. The deployed call Centre agents are proficient in vernacular languages so that they can understand and resolve subscriber’s complaint(s) in their own language.

Further, for Redressal of complaints of telecom subscribers, Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has prescribed the framework through the Telecom Consumers Complaint Redressal Regulations, 2012. This regulation provides for the following:

(i) Every Service provider has to establish a complaint Centre for Redressal of complaints and for addressing service requests of its consumers. The service provider is also free to set up one or more complaint centers, which may be common or separate for the various services provided by it.

(ii) The complaint center shall deploy sufficient number of employees at its complaint centers to meet the quality of service parameters specified by the TRAI from time to time.

(iii) The Complaint Centre shall be accessible to its consumers through a “Consumer Care Number” having sufficient lines or connections.

(iv) The complaint centre shall also be accessible through the network of other service providers by earmarking a specific number.

(v) The first level in the Interactive Voice Response System (IVRS) shall provide for language selection.

(vi) Every service provider shall also establish General Information Number for providing information to customers. In case general information is provided on toll free basis, the same can also be provided on the consumer care number.

Further, TRAI’s Standards of Quality of Service for Basic Telephone Service (Wireline) and Cellular Mobile Telephone Services Regulations, 2009 provide for the following quality of service parameters for assessing the performance of service providers relating to response time the customer for assistance:

(i) Accessibility of Call Centre [Benchmark ≥95%] and

(ii) Percentage of calls answered by the operators (voice to voice) within 60 seconds [Benchmark ≥90%].

As per the Performance Monitoring Report for Basic Service (Wireline) for the quarter ending 30th September 2012 and for Cellular Mobile Telephone Services for the quarter ending 31st December 2012, the service providers are generally meeting the benchmark for the parameter accessibility of call Centre. However, some of the service providers are not meeting the benchmark for the parameter Percentage of calls answered by the operators (voice to voice) within 60 seconds.

This information was given by Shri Milind Deora, Minister of State for C&IT a written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha today.
(Courtesy: pib press release)

Complaints/Grievance Redressal Mechanism for Telephone/Mobile Phone/Internet Users in India

July 8, 2011 : Dtf.in : Updated on Nov 27, 2011.

The Department of Telecommunications (Government of India) have provided Complaints/Grievance Redressal Mechanism for Telephone/Mobile Phone/Internet Users in India. The details of their existing mechanism, as published by them on their website, are given below.

DEPARTMENT OF TELECOMMUNICATIONS

PG CELL

1.      Indian Telecommunication Sector has undergone a major process of transformation through significant policy reforms, particularly beginning with the announcement of NTP 1994 and was subsequently re-emphasized and carried forward under NTP 1999. Driven by various policy initiatives, the Indian telecom sector witnessed a complete transformation in the last decade.  As of now, Department of Telecommunications is mainly performing the role of licensor and policy maker. As per licensing conditions:

“Any dispute, with regard to the provision of SERVICE shall be a matter only between the aggrieved party and the LICENSEE, who shall duly notify this to all before providing the SERVICE.  And in no case the LICENSOR shall bear any liability or responsibility in the matter. The Licensee shall keep the Licensor indemnified for all claims, cost, charges or damages in the matter.”

2.1    Telecom Regulatory Authority of India, (www.trai.gov.in) an  independent legal entity,  was established to regulate the telecommunication services and discharge the various functions, two of them are as follows :-

2.1.1   To ensure compliance of terms and conditions of license which includes customer service, Quality of Performance, Tariff also apart from other conditions;

2.1.2   To lay down the standards of quality of service to be provided by the service providers and to ensure the quality of service and to conduct the periodical survey of such service provided by the service providers so as to protect interest of the consumers of telecommunication services;

2.2    TRAI has notified the various Directions / Regulations/Guidelines  to the service providers to address the major issues related to consumers including but not limited to the  following:

2.2.1   Telecom Consumers Protection and Redressal of Grievances Regulation, 2007 on 4th May 2007 which provides for speedy, effective and inexpensive redressal of grievances of consumers by the services provider.

2.2.2   Quality of Service (code of practice on metering and billing accuracy) Regulation, 2006 on 21st March 2006; for protecting the interest of consumers relating to metering and billing.

2.2.3   Quality of Service (time period of resolution of billing complaints, refund of dues/security deposits to consumers, rectification of calls, rebate in rent for delayed rectification of faults etc.) of Basic and Cellular Mobile Telephone Services, Regulations on 1st July 2005 and reviewed thereafter on 20th March 2009.

2.2.4   Direction on 16th September 2005 regarding not to offer / market / advertise in a manner that is likely to mislead the consumers.

2.2.5 Guidelines to Telecom Service Providers regarding Collection of dues by outsourced agencies engaged by them on 16th November 2007; for addressing the concerns of consumers relating to collection of dues.

The compliance of above Directions / Regulations is monitored by TRAI.  Whenever deficiencies/violation of TRAI Orders / Directions / Regulations are noticed, TRAI takes up the issue with the concerned Service Provider for remedial action. However, Telecom Regulatory Authority of India Act 1997 does not envisage redressal of individual complaints by TRAI. The compilation of the measures taken by TRAI to protect consumer’s interest is available at the TRAI’s website http://www.trai.gov.in/ConsumerInterest.asp

3.         Telecom services are being provided in the country by government PSUs viz. MTNL/BSNL & Private Operators.  These companies are having their own consumer grievances redressal mechanism which is primarily responsible for redressal of all types of complaints of their consumers. The Nodal Officer at headquarter level in respect of PSUs , are:

BSNL: Shri Rajveer Sharma, G.M (Coordination) BSNL Corporate Office Statesman House, Barakhamba Road, New Delhi-110001.

Contact No. 011-23717055 Fax No. 011-23312021 e-mail id gmcdn@bsnl.co.in

MTNL : Shri D.C.Gupta, G.M (Operations) MTNL, Corporate Office, Mahanagar Door Sanchar Bhawan, J.L.Nehru Marg, Minto Road, New Delhi.

Contact No.011-23236812 Fax No. 011-23234900 e-mail id   gmoco@bol.net.in

All the complainants have to approach to their service provider for redressal of their grievances in the first instance through Three Tier Institutionalized Grievances Redressal Mechanism” of the concerned Service Provider; www.trai.gov.in./serviceproviderslist.asp established by it under Telecom Consumer Protection and Redressal of Grievances Regulations, 2007 (3 of 2007) of TRAI. The three tiers/levels are

3.1         Call Centre of concerned Service Provider.

3.2         Nodal Officer of concerned Service Provider.

3.3         Appellate Authority within the company of Service Provider.

4.      However, in case the grievance is not redressed after exhausting all above three levels (3.1 to 3.3) of the concerned Service Provider as per prescribed procedure, the individual complainant without prejudice to his right to approach an appropriate Court of Law may approach Public Grievance Cell of Department of Telecommunications (DoT), Sanchar Bhawan, 20, Ashoka Road, New Delhi-110 001 along with documentary evidence for non-redressal of his grievance at concerned Service Provider level :

(a) By hand      :  Information & Facilitation Counter, Sanchar Bhawan, 20,Ashoka Road, New Delhi-110001.

(b) By Post  : Public Grievances Cell, Deptt. Of Telecom, Room No. 518,Sanchar Bhawan,20,Ashoka Road, New Delhi 110001.

(c ) Through FAX :  FAX No. 011- 23357777

(d)  Through Phone : Phone No. 011- 23356666

(e)  By Web Portal  :www.pgportal.gov.in

4.1    The complaint so received is forwarded to the concerned service provider with a direction to take appropriate action and to inform the complainant regarding the action towards the redressal of the grievance.

4.2    The grievance is to be redressed by concerned service provider only. PG Cell of DoT acts only as a facilitator in the redressal process  and is not vested with any power to penalize the service provider for not redressing the grievance to the satisfaction of the complainant or for delay in redressing the grievance.

5.        In case complainant is not satisfied with the decision taken by service provider or delay in redressal of grievance at any point of time /stage in the above process (3 & 4), the complainant is free to approach  an  appropriate court of law/ any other appropriate forum against the service provider in view of Para 1 above.

STRUCTURE OF PG CELL

Designation of PG Officer

Name  of                  officer       

Tel.No.

FAX.No.

Postal address

Dy.Director General(PG) Shri S.S.Singh 011-23372131 011-23372605 1210,Sanchar Bhawan,20 , Ashoka Road, New Delhi 110001

Director(PG)

Shri R.K.Singh     011-23710537 011 23712350 1207,Sanchar Bhawan, 20, Ashoka Road, New Delhi 110001
DE(MOC CELL) Shri P.K.Jain 011-23036606 011- 23357777 518,Sanchar Bhawan, 20, Ashoka Road, New Delhi 110001
AD(PG-I) Shri R.S.Rana 011-23355941 011 23752224 12th Floor,Sanchar Bhawan, 20, Ashoka Road, New Delhi 110001
AD(PG-III) Shri M.L.Sindhi 011-23036717 011 23372582 12th Floor,Sanchar Bhawan, 20, Ashoka Road, New Delhi 110001
AD(PG-IV) Shri V.K.Sethi 011-23036934 011 23372582 12th Floor, Sanchar Bhawan, 20, Ashoka Road, New Delhi 110001

Director(PG) is available for visitors on every Wednesday from 10:00 A.M. to 01:00 P.M.

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Regulation of Unsolicited Calls on Mobile Phones

Nov 25, 2011

New Delhi. Shri Milind Deora, the Minister of State for Communications and Information Technology informed Rajya Sabha today in written reply to a question that the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) issued “the Telecom Commercial Communications Customer Preference Regulations, 2010” on 1st December, 2010 with the objective to provide an effective mechanism for curbing Unsolicited Commercial Communications. All the provisions of the said regulation have come into force from 27th September, 2011. Prior to coming into force of this regulation, on an average 47454 complaints were received per month. (March 2010 to March 2011). The number of complaints has come down after implementation of this regulation with effect from 27th September, 2011. As per the data on Unsolicited Commercial Communications (UCC) complaints lodged by customers with Access Providers, a total of 5979 complaints were lodged by telecom customers from 27th September to 15th November 2011.

As per the provisions of the regulations, the telecom customers have to register with their service providers for registration in National Customer Preference Registry. No complaints have been received regarding the Access Providers refusing registration to new customers with the National Customer preference Registry as intimated by TRAI.
(Courtesy: pib press release)

Phone Tapping

Aug 17, 2011

Interception of telephone conversation is a permissible activity under Section 5 (2) of the Indian Telegraph Act, 1885 wherein on the occurrence of any public emergency, or in the interest of the public safety, the Central Government or a State Government or any officer specially authorized in this behalf by the Central Government or a State Government after proper satisfaction issues authorization to the concerned notified agencies to intercept/tap telephones in the interest of sovereignty and integrity of India, the security of State, friendly relations with foreign states or public order or for preventing incitement to the commission of an offence duly recording the reasons thereof. The procedure of such authorization is well laid in Rule 419A of the Indian Telegraph Rules, 1951 as amended from time to time in 1999 and in 2007.

Rule 419A provides for a robust oversight mechanism.

Based on the information received from Ministry of Home Affairs, Shri Milind Deora, Minister of State for Communications and Information Technology informed Lok Sabha in written reply to a question.

(Courtesy: pib press release)

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Email Etiquette
Heartbleed portends larger security threats
Websites affected by Heartbleed: Change your Gmail, Facebook and Yahoo passwords today
The ‘internet of things’ will be bigger than the smartphone, tablet, and PC markets combined
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg says US government threat to internet
6 awesome things you can do with your gmail ID
What is ‘net neutrality’ and what is its future after US court ruling?

5 Things you should never reveal online
End of Windows XP: 34K bank branches to be hit
In cyber extortion, pay ransom to unlock PC
Malicious software Ransomware out to hold your computer to ransom

Dalit scholar booked for Facebook post on suspension of Durga Shakti
Objectionable content: Supreme Court refuses to stay 36-hr rule
UP cops arrest dalit writer for Facebook post criticizing UP govt on Durga Nagpal issue
PayPal accidentally credits man $92 quadrillion
Delhi Metro asks cyber crime cell to probe ‘leaked’ intimate clips
Caught in the Act
Govt goes after porn, makes ISPs ban sites
Hidden camera in women’s hostel lands girl in police custody

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Heartbleed portends larger security threats  Washingtonpost.com
April 14, 2014
TENS OF MILLIONS of Americans have been affected by the theft of their personal information in the digital age. In a recent major data breach at Target stores, numbers and names were taken from about 40 million customers, and many millions more suffered compromises in other personal information such as e-mail addresses or phone numbers. … 

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Websites affected by Heartbleed: Change your Gmail, Facebook and Yahoo passwords today  Tech.firstpost.com
11 Apr 2014
As you may know by now Heartbleed has pretty much given the Internet its biggest scare. The security flaw allows potential attackers to get passwords, credit card information, and other information that’s usually encrypted. … 

The ‘internet of things’ will be bigger than the smartphone, tablet, and PC markets combined   Timesofindia.indiatimes.com
Mar 15, 2014
The numbers being forecast for the internet of Things (IoT) are truly mind-boggling.
BI Intelligence finds that the number of everyday and enterpries devices that will soon be connected to the internet — from parking meters to home thermostats — will be huge. … 

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg says US government threat to internet    Timesofindia.indiatimes.com     
Mar 14, 2014
NEW DELHI: In a strongly-worded post, Mark Zuckerberg on Friday hit out at the US government over the alleged surveillance and monitoring of web users by the National Security Agency (NSA).
“I’ve been so confused and frustrated by the repeated reports of the behaviour of the US government. …

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Jan 19, 2014
Everyone has a Google account, and most of us tend to use it only for e-mails. A few others might probably be active on Google+ and YouTube… perhaps, even use the Google Drive service. But did you know that this single ID could be put to other amazing uses? Ashutosh Desai tells you about… 

FAQ: What is ‘net neutrality’ and what is its future after US court ruling?  Timesofindia.indiatimes.com
Jan 16, 2014
On January 14, a court in the US struck down some rules meant to protect net neutrality. There has been much outrage over the issue. Some say this is the end of the internet as we know it, whereas others claim that nothing is going to change. So, what is net neutrality and why this issue is important enough to spark such strong reactions. …

5 Things you should never reveal online   Timesofindia.indiatimes.com
Nov 26, 2013
You may love being online, but that doesn’t mean you can reveal all. Here are somethings that should be kept under wraps:
Intimate photos or videos: Something that you post in the heat of the moment may come back to haunt you many years later. …

End of Windows XP: 34K bank branches to be hit  Timesofindia.indiatimes.com
Nov 12, 2013
NEW DELHI: Over 34,000 branches of Indian public sector banks would become vulnerable as the popular Windows XP operating system would no longer be supported by Microsoft in about 150 days, shows a study conducted by the software giant. …

In cyber extortion, pay ransom to unlock PC  Timesofindia.indiatimes.com
Nov 10, 2013
MUMBAI: Extortion is thriving in cyberspace, with malicious software denying users access to their computers or files until they pay a ransom. Last month, a senior executive from Pune found himself shut out of his personal computer and all data stored on it by ‘ransomware’. …

Malicious software Ransomware out to hold your computer to ransom  Dnaindia.com

Oct 23, 2013

A new malicious software restrains the user from accessing his computing device till a sum is paid through internet.

Forget Phising, Ransomware is the new threat in the virtual world of computing devices. It can rob you of your precious money. Ransomware is a malicious software designed to block access to a computing system until a sum of money is paid through a web gateway. …

Dalit scholar booked for Facebook post on suspension of Durga Shakti  Ibnlive.in.com

Sep 06, 2013

Alleging harassment by UP authorities, dalit scholar Kanwal Bharti, booked for alleged objectionable Facebook post on suspension of IAS officer Durga Shakhti Nagpal, claimed the police had sought cancellation of his bail in the case at the behest of a state minister.

Objectionable content: Supreme Court refuses to stay 36-hr rule  Financialexpress.com

New Delhi, Aug 16 2013

The Supreme Court on Friday justified rules framed by the Centre mandating websites to remove objectionable post within 36 hours from networking sites after receiving a complaint and refused to stay it.

A bench of justices H L Gokhale and J Chelameswar said a holistic view needs to be taken on it as the impact of any objectionable post on websites is huge and it can spread all over the country. …

UP cops arrest dalit writer for Facebook post criticizing UP govt on Durga Nagpal issue  Times of India

Aug 6, 2013

LUCKNOW: Dalit thinker and writer Kanwal Bharti was on Tuesday arrested by the police in Rampur district for an alleged provocative post on Facebook criticizing Uttar Pradesh government and senior minister Azam Khan on the issue of suspension of IAS officer Durga Sakthi Nagpal. …

PayPal accidentally credits man $92 quadrillion

Jul 17, 2013

NEW YORK: Oops! PayPal, the online money-transfer company, has accidentally credited a man in Delaware a whopping $92,233,720,368,547,800, making him by far the richest man in the world. …

Delhi Metro asks cyber crime cell to probe ‘leaked’ intimate clips  Hindustan Times

July 09, 2013

A day after Hindustan Times carried a report on how alleged CCTV clips of couples getting intimate on near empty Delhi Metro trains had been posted on pornnography sites, Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) on Tuesday approached the cyber crime cell of Delhi Police.

DMRC has asked the Delhi police to ascertain if the footage was indeed from the footage recorded in CCTVs installed on its trains. …

Caught in the Act  Hindu

June 26, 2013

IT Act could boomerang on the woman who claims to have filmed the MLA ‘sexually abusing’ her

The woman who has accused Angamaly MLA Jose Thettayil and his son Adarsh Thettayil of sexually abusing her could be booked under the Information Technology Act, 2000, say legal experts. …

Govt goes after porn, makes ISPs ban sites  Times of India

Jun 26, 2013

NEW DELHI: The government has decided to put a blanket ban on several websites that allow users to share pornographic content.

In an order dated June 13, department of telecom (DoT) has directed internet service providers (ISPs) to block 39 websites. Most of them are web forums, where internet users share images and URLs to download pornographic files. …

Hidden camera in women’s hostel lands girl in police custody

Jun 13, 2013

KOCHI: A second-year MBA student was detained here for allegedly video-recording her roommates on the sly. She later emailed the visuals containing nudity to her boyfriend in the UK, police said on Wednesday.

Police said they were interrogating the 23-year-old and her arrest was not yet recorded. …

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RTI activist externed from 5 districts
Information commission compensates four applicants with Rs 1.15 lakh
Make all information sought by Vilas Baravkar public, demand RTI activists
Be Caesar’s wife, publish marks to rule out suspicion: Madras high court tells TNPSC

RTI Process gets Further Boost with the Introduction of ‘e-Indian Postal Order’ for all by the Department of Posts
Babudom stifling RTI, PIL in SC says
Centre takes path-breaking decision to protect whistleblower
Wife has right to know husband’s salary: CIC
Now, city to have RTI ‘katta’
Civil society recommends rejection of Parliamentary Committee report on amendment of RTI Act
RTI activist gets compensation for delay in information
Activists slam exclusion of political parties from ambit of RTI Act
Ensure proper mechanism to handle RTI pleas: CIC to UGC
HC Pulls Up Maharashtra for Not Complying With Its Order

Activist moves CIC against NALCO for denying information
NHAI too blocks inspection of files under Section 4 of RTI Act
Now, you can get info under RTI without revealing your identity
Can’t provide RTI information, it is secret’
Created by telegram, IB finds itself standing on thin legal ground
Delhi High Court orders CIC to decide RTI complaints on merit
Father-in-law can’t access phone records under RTI: High court
MSEDCL faces Rs25K fine for delay in RTI reply
Fine for delay in information under RTI
‘RTI applicants must mention why they need info’
‘All you need is paper, Rs 10 and some common sense’
Government declines info on sexual harassment cases against babus
BSNL man loses pension for exposing Dayanidhi Maran’s illegal telephone exchange
Govt mulls RTI immunity to all 1,444 parties
IT dept demands PAN details in return for RTI info
HC strips Andhra Pradesh of its four information commissioners
Forgot your deposit? Postal department will ring a bell
Personal details cannot be disclosed under RTI: Bombay High Court
Deepak Sandhu takes oath as new Chief Information Commissioner
Consider issuing RTI stamps: CIC tells Department of Posts
Erred in order on RTI panel heads, SC says
Can’t disclose complaints, action taken against officer: Govt
Probe missing files, digitalise paperwork
SC: Can’t tell accused who whistleblower is
PMO won’t release files on Netaji’s widow, daughter
Activists to move court if Parliament approves changes in RTI Act
RTI ‘nails’ Narendra Modi on pre-poll promises
Online Application of RTI
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* Decision dated 07.01.2014 – Mr. Subhash Chandra Agrawal Vs. Ministry of Coal - CIC has, inter alia, decided the Department of Posts is to apprise the Commission regarding the present status with regard to the issuance of RTI stamps.
* O.M. dated 08.01.2014 – Order dated 20.11.2013 of Calcutta High Court in Writ Petition No.33290 of 2013 in the case of Mr. Avishek Goenka Vs. Union of India regarding personal details of RTI applicant
* Decision dated 24.12.2013 – First Appellate Authority (RTI), PAO (Ors), BEG, Roorkee, Uttarakhand – Broad outcome of investigation into tax evasion complaint to be disclosed
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Decision dated 05.08.2013 – Subhash Chandra Agrawal & Dr. M. Haroon Siddiqui Vs. IFFCO (Full Bench Decision) - IFFCO is not a Public Authority
Decision dated 04.07.2013 – Lt. Col. (Retd.) R. Bansal Vs. Army Welfare Housing Organisation (AWHO) (Full Bench) – AWHO is a Public Authority.
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RTI activist externed from 5 districts  Timesofindia.indiatimes.com
Apr 15, 2014
RAJKOT: A resident of Sutrapada town of Gir-Somnath district, who used right to information (RTI) act to expose corruption in a government school, has moved the Gujarat high court (HC) after being handed down an “unusually stringent” punishment of externment. …

Recent Judgements >>>  Sections 8(1)(e) and 8(1)(j) of the RTI Act, 2005 – Delhi High Court Judgement dated 08.11.2013 – UPSC Vs. Pinki Ganeriwal
>>> Sec. 8(1)(j) – Delhi High Court Judgement dated 31.10.2013 – Union of India Vs. Anita Singh. SC Judgment dated 03.10.2012 – Girish Chandra Deshpande Vs. Central Informtion Commissioner & Ors.
>>> Section 18 - Hon’ble Delhi High Court has decided: “… it is expected that the Commission henceforth will decide the complaints on merits instead of directing the CPIO to provide the information which the complainant had sought.” -  Delhi HC Judgement dated 28.10.2013 – J.K. Mittal Vs. Central Information Commission and Anr.

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Information commission compensates four applicants with Rs 1.15 lakh  Dnaindia.com
3 April 2014
The state information commission has compensated four RTI applicants with a whopping Rs1.15 lakh. The compensation was for the harassment they went through when the public authorities did not part with the information they had sought under the Right to Information Act.
The orders for the same were given on April 1, March 19 and 14. All the orders were given by state chief information commissioner, Ratnakar Gaikwad. …

Make all information sought by Vilas Baravkar public, demand RTI activists  Timesofindia.indiatimes.com
March 27, 2014
A day after the suicide of Pune-based activist Vilas Dattatreya Baravkar, RTI activists in Mumbai and other parts of the state have written to the state information commission pointing out security issues related to them. …

Be Caesar’s wife, publish marks to rule out suspicion: Madras high court tells TNPSC   Timesofindia.indiatimes.com
Mar 12, 2014
CHENNAI: Noting that Caesar’s wife must be above suspicion, the Madras high court on Wednesday directed the Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission (TNPSC) to make public the marks secured by all candidates who wrote the Group-II examination in November 2012. …

RTI Process gets Further Boost with the Introduction of ‘e-Indian Postal Order’ for all by the Department of Posts
New Delhi, Feb 13, 2014
‘Locality-Based Pin Code Search Directory’ and Value Addition to ‘e-Post Service’ also Launched’
India Post (Dept. of Posts) here today launched electronic Indian Postal Order (e-IPO) for Indian Citizens living in India. Earlier last year the Department had launched the e-IPO on 22nd March, 2013 for Indian Citizens living abroad across the globe to facilitate them for paying online fee for seeking information under the RTI Act, 2005. e-IPO is a facility to purchase an Indian Postal Order electronically for paying RTI fee on-line through e-Post Office Portal https://www.epostoffice.gov.in or India Post web-sitewww.indiapost.gov.in. After paying the fee on-line one just need to annex the print-out of the receipt to the RTI application. Launching the service, Smt. P. Gopinath, Secretary, India Post, said that this has been achieved through a concerted and coordinated effort of her Department, N.I.C. and the Department of Personnel and Training. She generated the FIRST e-IPO for Indian Citizens living in India on the occasion and presented it to an RTI activist.
Under this service, the applicant needs to register at e-Post Office portal of India Post https://www.epostoffice.gov.in or through India Post web site www.indiapost.gov.in (where a link for e-Post Office has been provided) to create his/ her profile for the first time. Both Debit and Credit cards of any Bank powered by Visa/ Master can be used for this purpose.
            Smt. P. Gopinath also  launched two other services on the occasion: (i) Locality-based Pin Code Search Directory and (ii) Value addition to e-Post service.
            ‘Locality Based Pin Code Search Directory’ will facilitate the public to locate Pin Code up to locality level for usage of correct Pin Code on their mail articles thereby helping in expediting mail processing. This facility can be accessed through India Post web-site.
Presently, ‘e-Post’ facilitates the customer to send their messages to any address in India with a combination of electronic transmission and physical delivery through a network of almost 1,55,000 Post Offices.  In addition, corporate customers can also avail e-Post facility at special rates and other value additions. Today the following value additions to the e-Post service has been done:
(i)         Many to One : This facilitates sending of same ePost message from many senders to one recipient on recipient’s email box; and
(ii)        One to many  : This facilitates sending of same ePost message from a sender to multiple recipients on recipient’s email inbox.(Source: pib press release)

Babudom stifling RTI, PIL in SC says   Timesofindia.indiatimes.com
Feb 13, 2014
NEW DELHI: A man seeking land registration details in a village through Right to Information Act was asked to pay a fee in excess of Rs 21 lakh. When a below poverty line person put up an RTI query on distribution of food grains under PDS, he was told to deposit Rs 2,000 to get the information.
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Centre takes path-breaking decision to protect whistleblower   Timesofindia.indiatimes.com
Feb 1, 2014
NEW DELHI: After insulating officers of three premier All India Services — IAS, IPS and IFoS — from political interferences in the matter of transfers, the Centre has now come out with a path-breaking decision to protect the interest of whistleblowers who had to face adverse remarks or lesser grade in their ‘annual performance appraisal’ report just for taking on high and mighty in the system on corruption issues. …

Wife has right to know husband’s salary: CIC   Hindustantimes.com
January 19, 2014
Wives of government servants have a “right” to know salary particulars of their husbands and these details should also be made public by their offices as mandated under suo motu disclosure clause of the RTI Act, the Central Information Commission has held. …

Now, city to have RTI ‘katta’  Timesofindia.indiatimes.com
Jan 1, 2014
PUNE: For years the word katta (roadside hangouts) has been synonymous with the city’s chatty culture. Now, civic activists will add a new dimension to it by starting Right to Information (RTI) kattas where citizens will get free guidance on the RTI Act and assistance to file applications. …

Civil society recommends rejection of Parliamentary Committee report on amendment of RTI Act  Timesofindia.indiatimes.com
Dec 30, 2013
LUCKNOW: Civil society has recommended rejection of Parliamentary Committee report on amendment of RTI Act. The amendment was made in the RTI Act by the Parliament. It proposed to keep political parties outside RTI ambit. The proposal has now been approved by the Parliamentary Committee. …

RTI activist gets compensation for delay in information Timesofindia.indiatimes.com
Dec 28, 2013
RAJKOT: Taking Kodinar Taluka Development Officer (TDO) to task for delaying information sought under Right to Information (RTI), Gujarat Information Commission (GIC) has asked him to pay Rs 5,000 as compensation to the applicant Deepak Mori from the Taluka Panchayat funds. A fine of Rs 15,000 has also been imposed on TDO S B Devdhar. …

Activists slam exclusion of political parties from ambit of RTI Act  Timesofindia.indiatimes.com
Dec 20, 2013
NEW DELHI: RTI activists strongly condemned the parliamentary standing committee report excluding political parties from the ambit of the Act, describing it as an act of “arrogance” and “tragic”.
The parliamentary committee in a report has said that political parties did not come under the definition of “public authorities” and so could not be brought within the Act’s ambit.

Ensure proper mechanism to handle RTI pleas: CIC to UGC   Business-standard.com
December 16, 2013
Irked by the poor handling of RTI petitions at University Grants Commission, the CIC has directed the UGC chief to ensure that a proper mechanism is evolved for better implementation of the transparency law by the country’s higher education regulator. …

HC Pulls Up Maharashtra for Not Complying With Its Order   Outlookindia.com
Dec 09, 2013
The Bombay High Court today pulled up the Maharashtra government for not fully complying with its earlier order to submit a list of allotees or their family members who have been allotted houses twice or multiple times from the Chief Minister’s discretionary quota. …

Activist moves CIC against NALCO for denying information   Freepressjournal.in
Dec 03
Bhubaneswar: An Odisha activist Tuesday said he has moved the Central Information Commission against state-run aluminium maker Nalco for denying him information under the Right to Information Act. …

NHAI too blocks inspection of files under Section 4 of RTI Act   Moneylife.com
28/11/2013
Though information was procured instantly from NHAI regarding action after the Neera River deaths, the officer insisted on writing an application under Section 6 of the RTI Act.
The unique part of Nav Bharat Nagarik Manch’s agitation on Wednesday morning was inspection of files under Section 4 of the Right to Information (RTI) Act. Nav Bharat Nagarik Manch held a demonstration in front of the NHAI office before procuring documents under RTI. …

Now, you can get info under RTI without revealing your identity  Hindustantimes.com
November 20, 2013
In a move to protect whistle-blowers in the country, a division bench of the Calcutta High Court on Wednesday ruled that a petition under the Right to Information (RTI) Act can be made by using only a post box number without giving the name and address. …

‘Can’t provide RTI information, it is secret’  Timesofindia.indiatimes.com
Nov 20, 2013
RAJKOT: Gujarat Information Commission (GIC) has declined to oblige a Right to Information (RTI) applicant who sought information about police actions and police videography footage of a religious procession in which participants brandished swords in the city in 2010. …

Created by telegram, IB finds itself standing on thin legal ground  Hindustantimes.com

November 14, 2013
A telegram sent at the end of the nineteenth century by a British Raj official was all it took to set up what is now India’s premier internal intelligence agency, Intelligence Bureau (IB).
This information accessed under the RTI Act shows the agency is standing on thin legal ground like Central Bureau of Investigation, which was declared invalid by a Gauhati High Court order that was later stayed by the Supreme Court. …

Delhi High Court orders CIC to decide RTI complaints on merit  Indianexpress.com
Nov 10 2013
The CIC cannot leave the disposal of complaint filed by an RTI applicant on the public authority as it is obligatory for the panel to decide on merit of the plea, Delhi High Court has held.
Hearing a complaint filed by an activist, Justice V K Jain said it was obligatory for the Central Information Commission to decide a complaint on its merit instead of simply directing the Central Public Information Officer (CPIO) to provide information which the complainant had sought. …

Father-in-law can’t access phone records under RTI: High court  Timesofindia.indiatimes.com
Oct 27, 2013
NEW DELHI: The Delhi high court has shot down attempts by a senior citizen to procure call and SMS details of his estranged daughter-in-law under the RTI Act.

Justice V K Jain on Friday set aside a Central Information Commission (CIC) directive to the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) to furnish the records to the applicant, Yashpal. …

MSEDCL faces Rs25K fine for delay in RTI reply  Dnaindia.com

Oct 26, 2013

State Information Commission (SIC) has fined Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) public information officer (PIO) of Rs25,000 for 13-month delay in giving reply to a Right to Information (RTI) query.
A resident of Archana Aboli Apartments in Shivajinagar had filed an RTI with MSEDCL over a doubt that some residents of his society were using electricity for commercial purpose. …

Fine for delay in information under RTI  Timesofindia.indiatimes.com

Oct 26, 2013

KANPUR: Chief information commissioner (CIC), Uttar Pradesh, Ranjeet Singh Pankaj, on Friday, imposed a fine of Rs 10,000 on additional deputy superintendent of police MP Verma for delay in providing information and not complying with the orders of information commission. …

‘RTI applicants must mention why they need info’  Timesofindia.indiatimes.com

Oct 22, 2013

MUMBAI: The state gazetted officers’ federation on Monday demanded the Right to Information (RTI) Act be immediately amended to halt its misuse.
“We feel that it’s high time to review the act,” G D Kulthe, general secretary of the federation, told TOI. …

‘All you need is paper, Rs 10 and some common sense’  Times of India

Oct 20, 2013

HYDERABAD: Sixty-six years post India’s independence, the system of democracy in the country is no more for the people, of the people or by the people. The only way to change this is by empowering citizens through educating them about their right to question the government, said activist Rakesh Reddy Dubbudu who conducted a series of workshops on the Right to Information (RTI) Act organised by The Times of India on Saturday. …

Government declines info on sexual harassment cases against babus  Timesofindia.indiatimes.com

Oct 8, 2013

NEW DELHI: The government has declined to share information on complaints of sexual harassment against IAS officers, saying it was exempted from disclosure.

The Ministry of Personnel has cited a Supreme Court judgement, instead of any clause of the Right to Information (RTI) Act, to deny information in response to a query filed under the transparency law. …

BSNL man loses pension for exposing Dayanidhi Maran’s illegal telephone exchange  Timesofindia.indiatimes.com

Oct 3, 2013

CHENNAI: The whistleblower, who exposed the secret telephone exchange set up by former Union telecom minister Dayanidhi Maran at his Boat Club residence in Chennai, was a BSNL subdivisional engineer, whose pension has now been stopped on disciplinary grounds. …

Govt mulls RTI immunity to all 1,444 parties  Timesofindia.indiatimes.com

Sep 30, 2013

NEW DELHI: In order to shield six national parties from the RTI Act, the government decided to extend the immunity to no less than 1,444 registered political parties as it felt excluding only “recognized” entities would create an anomalous situation. …

IT dept demands PAN details in return for RTI info  Dnaindia.com

Sep 18, 2013

Strange but true. The Bangalore Income Tax department has sought the Permanent Account Number (PAN) of an applicant for replying to a Right to Information (RTI) query seeking details of an online monitoring system initiated early this year to track movement of illegal money.

The applicant is “required to furnish the PAN to enable the public information officer to furnish the information” read the reply dated September 9, 2013, from the Centralised Processing Centre (CPC), Bangalore. …

HC strips Andhra Pradesh of its four information commissioners  Timesofindia.indiatimes.com

Sep 13, 2013

HYDERABAD: Describing the state government’s approach in appointing four information commissioners as whimsical, arbitrary and devoid of laid down procedures, the AP High Court on Thursday set aside the appointments and directed the state to conduct the selection process afresh and appoint new commissioners in six weeks time. …

Forgot your deposit? Postal department will ring a bell  Hindustantimes.com

September 12, 2013

Post offices in the next few months may be expected to inform a large number of people, who have forgotten about their deposits, about the unclaimed money in around 2.49 crore accounts across the country. Many people like 62-year-old housewife Krishna, who had forgotten about Indira Vikas Patra deposit in a post office in Gurgaon will benefit by the move. …

Personal details cannot be disclosed under RTI: Bombay High Court

8 Sep, 2013

MUMBAI: Under RTI, disclosure of personal information in respect of service record, income tax returns and assets of an individual is illegal unless it is necessary in larger public interest, the Bombay High Court has ruled. …

O.M. dated 14.08.2013 – Disclosure of personal information under the RTI Act, 2005

To see a copy of the CIC (Full Bench) landmark order dated 03.06.2013 on political parties, click here.

Deepak Sandhu takes oath as new Chief Information Commissioner  Dnaindia.com

Sep 5, 2013

President Pranab Mukherjee today administered oath of office to Deepak Sandhu who became the first woman Chief Information Commissioner of the Central Information Commission.

A former Indian Information Service officer of 1971 batch, Sandhu has served at many key positions like Principal Director General (Media and Communications) Press Information Bureau, Director General DD News, Director General (News) All India Radio before taking over as Information Commissioner in 2009. …

Consider issuing RTI stamps: CIC tells Department of Posts  Business-standard.com

Sept 05, 2013

The Central Information Commission has asked the Department of Posts to look into the viability of issuing special RTI stamps for fee purpose following complaints of some fee-related problems.

It has also directed all public authorities to accept demand drafts, banker cheques or Indian Postal Orders (IPOs) payable to their accounts officers as RTI fees and ensure that “no instrument shall be returned” by them on the ground that these have not been drawn in the name of a particular officer. …

Erred in order on RTI panel heads, SC says   Timesofindia.indiatimes.com

Sep 4, 2013

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Tuesday admitted that it had erred by directing the government to appoint only retired apex court judges and high court chief justices as heads of information commissions at the central and state levels. …

Can’t disclose complaints, action taken against officer: Govt  Zeenews.india.com

Aug 23, 2013

New Delhi: The information with regard to complaints made against any officer and action taken on it are “personal” in nature and cannot be made public under Right to Information (RTI) Act, the government has said.

“The Central Information Commission in one of its decisions has held that information about the complaints made against an officer of the government and any possible action the authorities might have taken on those complaints, qualifies as personal information within the meaning of provision of Section 8 (1) (j) of the RTI Act,” the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) said in a recently issued circular. …

Probe missing files, digitalise paperwork  Newindianexpress.com

23rd August, 2013

The case of missing coal files has been turning murkier and murkier and the government’s response sillier and sillier. Now the government says the files went missing because of the manner in which they were kept. The British can be accused of many things but not for an improper system of file maintenance. …

SC: Can’t tell accused who whistleblower is  Timesofindia.indiatimes.com

Aug 23, 2013

NEW DELHI: In what is sure to encourage whistleblowers, the Supreme Court has ruled that identity of persons who tip off anti-corruption agencies about corrupt deals of bureaucrats can never be revealed to the accused facing prosecution under Prevention of Corruption Act. …

PMO won’t release files on Netaji’s widow, daughter  Indianexpress.com

Aug 15 2013

The Prime Minister’s Office has turned down an RTI appeal seeking access to letters written by Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose’s widow Emilie Schenkl and daughter Anita Bose Netaji’s to the government and said releasing the secret files may upset relations with foreign countries.

The PMO reply came in response to an appeal filed under RTI Act by Chandrachur Ghose, who runs the website www.subhaschandrabose.org, and is writing a biography of the leader. …

Activists to move court if Parliament approves changes in RTI Act  Ibnlive.com

Aug 13, 2013

Activists working to promote Right to Information (RTI) Act on Monday said they will move court if Parliament gives its nod to amendments in the transparency law aimed at providing immunity to political parties from providing information. A bill was introduced in the Lok Sabha on Monday to keep political parties out of the ambit of the RTI Act and negate a Central Information Commission (CIC) order to this effect. …

RTI ‘nails’ Narendra Modi on pre-poll promises  Hindustan Times

August 10, 2013

The Opposition Gujarat Parivartan Party on Saturday called chief minister Narendra Modi’s pre-poll promise a sham, claiming that RTI documents have nailed his lies regarding financial packages to each district.

“We had sought details from each district collector regarding the special financial package the chief minister had announced for their respective districts as part of his Sadbhavna Mission. …

Online Application of RTI

New Delhi, Aug 08, 2013

Government of India has started a RTI online web portal whereby Right to Information (RTI) applications can be filed online by Indian citizens, including those who are living abroad. The detailed procedure in filing of on-line RTI applications is as under:-

An Indian citizen can file RTI application online through RTI online web-portal, having url www.rtionline.gov.in. The prescribed fee for RTI application can also be paid online through a payment gateway of State Bank of India by way of internet banking of State Bank of India and its associate banks and by using debit/credit cards of Master/Visa. This facility at present is available only for 37 Ministries/Departments of Government of India.

This was stated by Shri V. Narayanasamy, Minister of State in the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pension and Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office in written reply to a question by Dr. Janardhan Waghmare and Sh.N.K.Singh today.
(Courtesy: pib press release)

Computerise complaint system: CIC to Delhi’s civic agencies  Indian Express

Aug 06, 2013

The Central Information Commission has directed the three municipal corporations in the national capital to undertake a time-bound programme for computerisation of complaints registration and disposal process. …

Probe against babu for giving confidential info under RTI  Times of India

Aug 5, 2013

MUMBAI: A former key home department official is facing a departmental inquiry for revealing confidential information under the Right To Information (RTI) Act.

S B Pawaskar had allegedly furnished confidential information pertaining to the Conservation of Foreign Exchange and Prevention of Smuggling Activities Act (COFEPOSA) following an RTI request from an activist, said an official. …

Change in RTI Act gets Cabinet nod, parties exempted  Indian Express

Aug 02 2013

The Cabinet Thursday approved amendments to the Right to Information Act (RTI) to ensure political parties are not categorised as public authorities, a move that nullifies the directive of the Central Information Commission (CIC) to bring them under the transparency law. …

Howzzat? CAG seeks exemption from RTI  Dnaindia

Aug 1, 2013

The Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) had approached the Lok Sabha secretariat seeking exemption from the RTI Act much before its reports on the coal block allocation and the Commonwealth Games were leaked.

In its request, the national auditing agency sought exclusion of records and documents, used for preparing final report, from the RTI Act, according to the minutes of the Audit Advisory Board’s (AAB) meeting. …

Army housing body comes under RTI Act, rules CIC  Times of India

Jul 31, 2013

NEW DELHI: The Central Information Commission (CIC) has ruled that the Army Welfare Housing Organization is an extension of the Army and comes under the ambit of the Right to Information Act.

“We hold that the AWHO, though on paper a separate entity, is nothing but an extension of the Army by virtue of being under the all pervasive control of senior serving Army officers, including the AG. We, therefore, hold that the AWHO is public authority under… the RTI Act,” the commission said. …

Govt’s moral teacher (CVC) doesn’t practise what it preaches  Dnaindia.com

Jul 31, 2013

The Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) is stonewalling information sought under the Right to Information (RTI) Act on a high profile corruption case involving a top official from the ministry of defence (MoD) and a couple of cabinet ministers. …

Vigilance officers did seek RTI exemption  Times of India

Jul 31, 2013

PANAJI: Officials of the vigilance department had moved a proposal to exempt the department from coming under the purview of the Right to Information Act. …

Madras HC stays CIC’s notice to BCCI over RTI Act  HT

July 26, 2013

The stay was granted by justice KK Sasidharan while passing interim orders yesterday on a petition by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) challenging the CIC proceedings. …

Disclose probe reports on Rajiv Gandhi’s killing, CIC tells government  Times of India

Jul 17, 2013

NEW DELHI: The Central Information Commission (CIC) has allowed a plea by Rajiv Gandhi assassination convict Perarivalan directing the government to provide inquiry reports related to the former PM’s death. The Commission has asked for reports by Justice MC Jain and Justice JS Verma Commissions to be made public and also pulled up the home ministry for delaying their response. …

To see a copy of the CIC’s relevant decision dated 10.07.2013, please click here.

‘Disclose communication between PM, CJI on RTI’

Jul 10, 2013

NEW DELHI: Central Information Commission has asked the Supreme Court to provide communication exchanged between the Chief Justice of India (CJI) and the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) on the issue of RTI. …

HUDA to chargesheet PIO for negligence

Jun 28, 2013

CHANDIGARH: A state public information officer (SPIO) of Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA), posted at Hisar, is facing a major departmental penalty for not providing information to a noted RTI activist, Manoj Karwasra, as Hisar divisional commissioner has ordered a charge sheet against the officer for his “sheer negligence”.

Karwasra wanted information about action on his complaint filed against a few HUDA officials, who allegedly did not provide complete information to police during a probe into an FIR lodged against him in 2012. …

Action sought against officer for ignoring RTI plea  Zeenews

June 08, 2013

Itanagar: The Arunachal Pradesh Information Commission has recommended disciplinary action against an officer-in-charge for ‘wilfully’ disobeying its order to provide information under the RTI Act, 2005.

The OC of Sangram police station in Kurung Kumey district, who is also the public information officer, did not furnish information sought by an old and illiterate villager, official sources said on Saturday. …

Blow for transparency: The CIC’s move to apply the RTI Act to political parties is a master stroke

Jun 5, 2013

The Central Information Commission (CIC) deserves three cheers for its decision to bring six national political parties under the purview of the Right to Information Act. It is a significant and tangible move forward in a debate that has been stalled time and again over several decades: how to ensure inner-party democracy and transparency in the way parties collect funds and spend them. …

To see a copy of the CIC’s Full Bench Decision dated 03.06.2013, click here.

Political parties come under RTI, rules CIC TOI News

Jun 4, 2013

NEW DELHI: Lifting the cloak of secrecy from sources of funding of political parties and their expenditure the central information commission (CIC) has ruled that they are public authorities who now need to respond to RTI queries within six weeks.

Political parties on Monday lost the battle to stay out of RTI purview and keep their donors secret after the commission in a 54-page order said six national parties — Congress, BJP, NCP, CPI-M, CPI and BSP — have been substantially funded, even if indirectly, by the central government. …

To see a copy of the CIC’s Full Bench Decision dated 03.06.2013, click here.

Govt simplifies e-filing of RTI pleas

Jun 1, 2013

NEW DELHI: Filing RTI applications will now become easier with the government extending e-filing of petitions to more departments and enabling people to pay through web-based payment gateway. After launching the facility for department of personnel and training (DoPT) recently, this will be extended to nearly half a dozen departments including road transport and highways ministry on June 3. …

All non-sensitive files to be computerised to facilitate RTI applicants

Dec 21, 2011

New Delhi. The Government proposes to computerize all non-sensitive files so as to reduce the burden of RTI applicants. The Government of India, in recognition of the long-felt need for efficiency in Government processes and service delivery mechanisms, has included e-Office as one of the Mission Mode Projects (MMP) under the National e-Governance Plan (NeGP). The e-Office MMP is aimed at introducing the concept of Less Paper and efficient Offices in all the Government of India Offices. The broad objectives of e-Office are as below:

a) To improve efficiency, consistency and effectiveness of government responses.
b) To reduce turnaround time and to meet the demand of the citizen charter.
c) To provide for effective resource management to improve the quality of administration.
d) To enhance transparency and accountability.
e) To provide cost effective and environment friendly e-storage facility.

The project was launched at three pilot locations, namely, Department of Administrative Reforms & Public Grievances, e-Governance Division of Department of Information Technology and Training Division of Department of Personnel & Training in September, 2010.

This information was given by Minister of State in the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions and Prime Minister’s Office, Shri V. Narayanasamy in written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha today.
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RESERVATION: Transgenders socially, economically backward: SC …

Transgenders socially, economically backward: SC
Hindu converted to Islam doesn’t lose backward class status: Madras HC
SC upholds Centre’s decision to include Jats in OBC
Government notifies Jat reservation, but OBC Commission raises red flag
Cabinet Approves Amendment to Rights of Persons with Disabilities Bill 2014
Amendments in the Central List of Other Backward Classes for 13 States and three UTs
58 Communities Have Been Proposed by 7 States for Inclusion in Scheduled Tribes List
SC tells government to decide on post reservation in AIIMS
Parties in Punjab decry exclusion of Jat Sikhs from reservation
HC tells central govt offices to verify details for caste validity
‘HC stays verdict on plea against quota in jobs

‘Bandbaja’ stir at social justice minister Shivajirao Moghe’s residence
Centre not keen on including jat ‘gotras’ in OBC list
Levelling the playing field
Supreme Court orders Centre and states to implement 3% quota for disabled
Khaps oppose inclusion of jats in OBC list
UP govt restrained from giving reservation to ‘adequately represented’ classes
AIIMS told to appoint on quota
Govt draws flak over delay in quota for faculty in AIIMS
Govt files review petition against SC order rejecting caste-based quota in AIIMS
SC order on reservation gets flak in Lok Sabha
Khan revives minority sub-quota bid, wants entire 4.5% for Muslims
Revision of Income Criterion to exclude Socially Advanced Persons/Sections (Creamy Layer) from list of OBCs
Reservation for Physically Handicapped Persons

Inclusion of Caste in SC List

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RECENT ORDERS/CIRCULARS

* Hon’ble Supreme Court has, inter alia, directed the Centre and the State Governments to take steps to treat transgender persons as socially and educationally backward classes of citizens and extend all kinds of reservation in cases of admission in educational institutions and for public appointments.-  SC Judgment dated 15.04.2014 – National Legal Services Authority Vs. Union of Indian and others
* O.M. dated 31.03.2014 – Guidelines for providing certain facilities in respect of PWDs who are already employed in Government for efficient performance of their duties 
* O.M. dated 20.03.2014 – Computation of reservation- implementation of the judgment in the matter of Union of India Vs. National Federation of Blind & Ors (info to be furnished by 27.3.14)
* Resolution dated 04.03.2014 – Inclusion of ‘Jat’ caste in the Central List of Other Backward Classes (OBCs) in some States
* NCBC D.O. letter dated 26.02.2014 – NCBC Advice regarding rejection of the request for inclusion of ‘JAT’ caste or community in the Central List of OBCs in some States
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O.M. dated 25.02.2014 – Issue of Compendium of instructions on reservation for ex-servicemen
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O.M. dated 19.02.2014 – Grant of Transport Allowance to Central Government Employees – Extension of benefit of Transport Allowance at double the normal rate to Deaf and Dumb employees
* Resolution dated 17.02.2014 – Amendments & modifications in the Central List of Other Backward Classes
* O.M. dated 14.02.2014 – Reservation for PWDs – Computation of reservation – Supreme Court judgement in the case of Union of India & Ors. Vs. National Federation of Blind & Ors.
* O.M. dated 14.02.2014 – Guidelines for providing certain facilities in respect of persons with disabilities who are already employed in Government for efficient performance of their duties
* O.M. dated 14.02.2014 – Guidelines regarding change of cadre of IAS Officers appointed against vacancies reserved for Physically Handicapped (PH) category
* O.M. dated 13.02.2014 – Representation of SC, ST, OBC, Minorities and Women on Selection Boards/Committees

* O.M. dated 23.01.2014 – Brochure on reservation for Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and OBCs in services
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* O.M. dated 21.01.2014 – Identification of Scientific and Technical posts in terms of DOPT’s O.M. dated 23.06.1975, along with O.M. dated 23.06.1975
* O.M. dated 08.01.2014 – Identification of jobs or posts for persons with disabilities – review thereof
* Hon’ble Bombay High Court has directed to give benefits of reservation to PWDs in the matter of promotion to posts in the IAS by applying the O.M. dated 29 December 2005 and subsequent Office Memorandum consistent with the aforesaid judgment dated 8 October 2013 of the Supreme Court. - Bombay HC judgement dated 04.12.2013 – National Confederation for Development of Disabled & Anr.
* Reservation for PWDs – O.M. dated 03.12.2013 – Reservation for Persons with Disabilities – Computation of Reservation – Hon’ble Supreme Court judgement in the matter of Union of India & Anr. Vs. National Federation of Blind
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Transgenders socially, economically backward: SC  Indiatvnews..com
15 Apr 2014
New Delhi: The Supreme Court Tuesday said that transgenders should be treated a third category and would be considered as socially and economically backward classes and as such entitled to job reservation. …  

Hindu converted to Islam doesn’t lose backward class status: Madras HC  Timesofindia.indiatimes.com
Apr 10, 2014
CHENNAI: The Madras high court has ordered the Tamil Nadu government to instruct its officials to issue backward class (BC) community certificates to people who embrace Islam, categorically saying that a BC member would get all the benefits meant for BCs even after conversion to Islam. …

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SC upholds Centre’s decision to include Jats in OBC
April 09, 2014
New Delhi: In a major boost to the Congress-led UPA government at the Centre, the Supreme Court on Wednesday refused to put a stay on its notification to include Jats in central list of OBCs in nine states.
The apex court, while passing the order, said, “We are prima facie satisfied that there is material to take the decision to include Jats in the OBC category.” …   

Government notifies Jat reservation, but OBC Commission raises red flag   Dnaindia.com
8 March 2014
Even after facing vociferous opposition from Congress party’s Muslim leaders for extending poll eve reservations to Jats, the government on Friday went ahead notifying their inclusion in the central OBC list. The cabinet at a special meeting on Sunday had extended reservation facilities to Jats in nine states.  The notification mentions that Muslim Jats in Gujarat are also included in the central list, but in other states of Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and Delhi, there is no mention of communal identity.

Jats get quota, Rahul doesn’t get his way on ordinances   Hindustantimes.com
March 02, 2014
President Pranab Mukherjee’s reluctance to support its ordinance route forced the cabinet on Sunday to drop its plan to sidestep Parliament to enact anti-corruption laws being pushed by Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi. …

Cabinet Approves Amendment to Rights of Persons with Disabilities Bill 2014
New Delhi, Feb 7, 2014
The Cabinet on 6 February, 2014 approved the proposal of the Department of Disability Affairs to incorporate amendments in the proposed Rights of the Persons with Disabilities Bill, 2014, which are:-

- Definition of person with disability in terms of interaction with barriers also;
- High support needs person enabled to take independent and inform decision also;
- Definition of low vision will be notified by the Government;
- The appropriate Government to take necessary steps to ensure reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities;
- No person with disability will be discriminated on grounds of disability;
- Appropriate Governments to ensure that the persons with disabilities enjoy legal capacity on an equal basis with others, in all aspects of life to have equal rights as any other person before law;
- Recognizing legal capacity of person with disability, limited guardianship would be the norm, to enable the person with disability to take joint decision with legal guardian;
- Person with disability would also have the right to appeal against the decision of appointment of legal guardian;
- Disability Certificate to be valid across the country;
- Educational institutions funded and recognized will have to provide inclusive education for children with disability;
- The appropriate Governments to constitute to expert committee with representation of persons with disabilities for identification of posts for Government employment for persons with disabilities;
- Review period shortened from 5 years to 3 years in case of identified posts;
- 5 per cent vacancies reserved for persons with disabilities will be computed against the total number of vacancies in the cadre strength;
- National Commission and State Commission will have power to exempt any post in an establishment from the purview of reservation for persons with disabilities;
- For greater coverage and employability in Government sector, the appropriate Governments to prescribe relaxation for upper age limit for employment of PwDs;
- National Commission shall formulate and enforce regulations.
(Source: pib press release)


Amendments in the Central List of Other Backward Classes for 13 States and three Union Territories
New Delhi, Jan 30, 2014
The Union Cabinet today gave its approval for making amendments in the Central List of Other Backward Classes (OBCs) in respect of 13 States (Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Goa, Himachal Pradesh, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Kerala, Maharashtra, Punjab, Tamil Nadu, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal) and three Union Territories (Chandigarh, Delhi and Puducherry) by way of inclusion / correction / deletion of castes/communities according to  advices received from the National Commission for Backward Classes (NCBC). The amendments will notify 115 changes recommended by the NCBC.
The proposed changes will enable persons belonging to these castes/communities to avail benefits of reservation in government services and posts as well as in central educational institutions according to existing policy. They will also become eligible for benefit under various welfare schemes, scholarships, etc. being administered by the Central Government, which are at present available to persons belonging to the OBCs.
Background:
The NCBC was set up in pursuance to the Supreme Court judgement in the Indira Sawhney case.   As per the NCBC Act 1993, Section 9 (“Functions of the Commission”) states that:-
i.    The Commission shall examine requests for inclusion of any class of citizens as a backward class in the lists and hear complaints of over-inclusion or under-inclusion of any backward class in such lists and tender such advice to the Central Government as it deems appropriate and;
ii.    The advice of the Commission shall ordinarily be binding upon the Central Government.”
The NCBC has been tendering advice to the Central Government from time to time. A total of 30 Notifications have been issued so far and till date, a total of 2343 “entries” (an “entry” means a caste, including its synonyms, sub-castes etc.) have been notified in the Central list of OBCs for 24 States and six Union Territories. The last such notification was issued on 08.12.2011. Since then, many more advices for inclusion/ deletion of castes/ communities and correction in the existing list of OBCs, have been received from the NCBC.
(Source: pib press release)
More: Brochure on Reservation for SCs, STs and OBCs, 2014 >> Click here.

58 Communities Have Been Proposed by 7 States for Inclusion in Scheduled Tribes List
New Delhi, Jan 30, 2014
The government has received proposals from seven states for inclusion of 58 communities in Scheduled Tribes list by December 2013. Highest number of 39 communities have been proposed by Assam followed by Sikkim with 11 communities and Jharkhand with 4 communities. Proposed the government after due examination has referred the proposals to Registrar General of India.
The approved modalities for deciding claims for inclusion in, exclusion from and other modifications in the orders specifying Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes lists are only those proposal which have been recommended and justified by the concerned State Government/UT Administration and concurred with by the Registrar General of India (RGI) and the National Commission for Scheduled Tribes (NCST) are considered for amendment of the legislation.
(Source: pib press release)   

SC tells government to decide on post reservation in AIIMS   Zeenews.india.com
January 16, 2014
New Delhi: The Supreme Court Thursday said it was for the central government to decide whether there should be reservation for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes in super speciality posts in the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) as the court declined to revisit its July 2013 judgment. …

Parties in Punjab decry exclusion of Jat Sikhs from reservation  Thehindu.com
Dec 25, 2013
The recent move by the Union government to provide reservation to the Jat community in Central government jobs under the Other Backwards Classes quota has created ripples in Punjab’s fragile political scenario, as “Jat Sikhs” do not figure in the proposal. …

HC tells central govt offices to verify details for caste validity   Indianexpress.com
Dec 05 2013
In a bid to regulate caste validation of central government employees, the Bombay High Court last month had directed central government offices to give details of the caste verification of their employees recruited in SC/ST category. These offices have been asked to file an affidavit by February 10, 2014. …

HC stays verdict on plea against quota in jobs  Indianexpress.com
Nov 27 2013
The Allahabad High Court Tuesday reserved its judgment on a petition demanding that reservation to Other Backward Classes (OBCs) and Scheduled Castes (SCs) in state government jobs should be stopped as these categories were already well-represented in these jobs.
A single judge bench of Justice Sudhir Agrawal reserved the judgment after conclusion of arguments of both the parties. …

‘Bandbaja’ stir at social justice minister Shivajirao Moghe’s residence Timesofindia.indiatimes.com
Oct 31, 2013
YAVATMAL: OBC Sanghatna has proposed to stage a dharna at the residence of social justice minister Shivajirao Moghe on Saturday to protest against the anti-OBC attitude of the state government.

Centre not keen on including jat ‘gotras’ in OBC list  Timesofindia.indiatimes.com
Oct 29, 2013
NEW DELHI: The Centre has urged Haryana to withdraw its note which said even the ‘gotras’ allied to Jat community should be considered for OBC tag, a demand that has further complicated the seemingly intractable issue and threatens to upset the Congress’s political deadline. …

Levelling the playing field  Thehindu.com

Oct 16, 2013

The latest Supreme Court ruling on the rights of persons with disabilities has struck down an arbitrary proviso in current government policy that had become an impediment in the mandatory reservation of three per cent of jobs for this important section of the population. In disposing of an appeal from the Union of India, the court has pronounced that the quota should be computed uniformly across all grades of employment, thereby removing a discrepancy in the 2005 government order. …

Supreme Court orders Centre and states to implement 3% quota for disabled  Timesofindia.indiatimes.com

Oct 9, 2013

NEW DELHI: In a landmark order, the Supreme Court on Tuesday prised open significant employment opportunities for the disabled by directing the Centre and states to implement within three months an 18-year-old law mandating 3% reservation for such persons in government jobs. …

More: SC Judgment dated 08.10.2013 – Union of India & Ors. Vs. National Federation of the Blind & Ors.

Khaps oppose inclusion of jats in OBC list  Timesofindia.indiatimes.com

Oct 7, 2013

NEW DELHI: Heads of Khap panchayats of several states were among hundreds of people belonging to Other Backward Castes who assembled at Jantar Mantar on Saturday to protest against the recent government proposal to include Jats in the central OBC list and give them the benefit of reservation. …

UP govt restrained from giving reservation to ‘adequately represented’ classes

Oct 3, 2013

ALLAHABAD: Allahabad High Court today restrained the Uttar Pradesh government from providing reservation facility to “adequately represented” classes in recruitment of close to 40,000 constables in the civil police, the Provincial Armed Constabulary and the fire service. …

AIIMS told to appoint on quota  Times of India

Sep 12, 2013

NEW DELHI: Following an uproar in Parliament in the recent session, the health ministry has asked AIIMS to continue with reservation in appointments to faculty posts, contrary to a apex court judgment. …

Govt draws flak over delay in quota for faculty in AIIMS  Times of India

Sep 4, 2013

NEW DELHI: Political parties, including JD(U), SP, BSP and DMK, on Tuesday lodged a strong protest against the government’s slow response in bringing the Constitutional amendment bill to negate a Supreme Court order against reservation for faculty in super speciality section in the AIIMS. …

Govt files review petition against SC order rejecting caste-based quota in AIIMS  Times of India

Aug 15, 2013

NEW DELHI: The government on Wednesday filed a review petition in the Supreme Court against the July 19 judgment in which the apex court blocked caste-based reservation in faculty appointments in All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) and other super specialty hospitals. …

SC order on reservation gets flak in Lok Sabha  Hindu

Aug 5, 2013

The recent Supreme Court judgement on reservation on Monday came in for criticism in the Lok Sabha with members claiming that it would hit hard 80 per cent population of the country comprising SC, ST and Backwards.

The judgement disallowing reservation in promotion in the faculty of AIIMS also saw members expressing concern over the erosion of Parliament’s supremacy and demanding urgent amendment to the Constitution to annul the apex court verdict. …

Khan revives minority sub-quota bid, wants entire 4.5% for Muslims  Times of India

Aug 5, 2013

NEW DELHI: Minority affairs Rahman Khan has argued that 4.5% reservation for minorities, which has been struck down by a court, can be revived by narrowing its focus to Muslims.

In a note to Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi, the minister said the sub-quota of 4.5% for minorities under the 27% OBC reservation hit the roadblock because it smacked of being a religious quota aimed at minorities. …

Revision of Income Criterion to exclude Socially Advanced Persons/Sections (Creamy Layer) from list of other Backward Classes (OBCs)

May 16, 2013

The Union Cabinet today gave its approval for increase in the present income criterion of Rs. 4.5 lakh per annum for applying the Creamy Layer restriction throughout the country, for excluding Socially Advanced Persons/Sections (Creamy Layer) from the purview of reservation of Other Backward Classes (OBCs).

The new income criterion will be Rs. 6 lakh per annum. The increase in the income limit to exclude the Creamy Layer is in keeping with the increase in the Consumer Price Index and would enable more persons to take advantage of reservation benefits extended to OBCs in government services and admission to central educational institutions.

This would bring about equity and greater inclusiveness in society. The Department of Personnel and Training and the Ministry of Human Resource Development would issue necessary orders to this effect.
(Source: pib press release)

Reservation for Physically Handicapped Persons

New Delhi, May 07, 2013

Section 2 of Persons with Disabilities (Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights and Full Participation) (PwD) Act, 1995 stipulates “Disability” means-

(i) Blindness;
(ii) Low vision;
(iii) Leprosy-cured;
(iv) Hearing impairment;
(v) Loco motor disability;
(vi) Mental retardation;
(vii) Mental illness;

As per Section 2 (t) of the PwD Act, persons with disability means a person suffering from not less than forty percent (40 percent) of any disability as certified by a medical authority.

As per Section 33 of the PwD Act, 1995, every appropriate Government shall appoint in every establishment such percentage of vacancies not less than three percent for persons or class of persons with disability of which one per cent. each shall be reserved for persons suffering from-

(i) Blindness or low vision;
(ii) Hearing impairment;
(iii) Loco motor disability or cerebral palsy, in the posts identified for each disability:

Provided that the appropriate Government may, having regard to the type of work carried on in any department or establishment, by notification subject to such conditions, if any, as may be specified in such notification, exempt any establishment from the provisions of this section.

As per Section 39 of the PwD Act, 1995, all Government educational institutions and other educational institutions receiving aid from the Government, shall reserve not less than three per cent seat for persons with disabilities.

Government has issued instructions that such persons should be provided reservation in all Groups of identified posts in the matter of direct recruitment and in Group ‘C’ and ‘D’ posts identified in the matter of promotion. Vide O.M. dated 26th December, 2012, Government has issued instructions to ensure that Persons with Disabilities (PwDs) get a fair opportunity in consideration for appointment to an identified post

The Government has finalized a Draft Rights of Persons with Disabilities Bill proposing reservation of not less than 5% of the posts for the PwDs.

This information was given by the Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment, Shri P. Balram Naik in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today.
(Source: pib press release)

Inclusion of Caste in SC List

New Delhi, May 07, 2013

Rajak [not Rajak (Washerman)] has been specified as a Scheduled Caste in relation to the State of Bihar.

The Government of Madhya Pradesh vide their letter dated 14.07.2006, had recommended notification of Rajak (Dhobi) caste as a Scheduled Caste throughout the State of Madhya Pradesh. The proposal was processed in accordance with the approved modalities. The observations of the Registrar General of India (RGI) in the matter have been communicated to the Government of Madhya Pradesh vide this Ministry`s letter dated 08.03.2007, for appropriate action at their end.

This information was given by the Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment, Shri P. Balram Naik in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today.
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Recent Judgements   
Hon’ble Supreme Court has, inter alia, directed the Centre and the State Governments to take steps to treat transgender persons as socially and educationally backward classes of citizens and extend all kinds of reservation in cases of admission in educational institutions and for public appointments.-  SC Judgment dated 15.04.2014 – National Legal Services Authority Vs. Union of Indian and others
Child Care Leave SC Judgment dated 15.04.2014 – Kakali Ghosh Vs. Chief Secretary, A&N Administration & Ors.
Reopening of the inquiry qua charge sheet after 30 years or so would not serve any purpose -
SC Judgment dated 29.01.2014 – State of Maharashtra Vs. Vijay Kumar Aggarwal & Anr.
Punishment must be given according to charges –
SC Judgment dated 03.01.2014 – Ishwar Chandra Jayaswal Vs. Union of India & Ors.
An employee, sacked following disciplinary proceedings, cannot seek reinstatement as a “matter of right” after acquittal from a criminal court on the same charges
- SC Judgement dated 28.11.2013 – State of West Bengal & Ors. Vs. Sankar Ghosh
Courts can’t order recovery after quashing appointment
SC Judgment dated 01.11.2013 – Central Electricity Supply Utility of Odisha Vs. Dhobei Sahoo & Ors. Transparency in Services (Minimum fixed tenure, recording of oral directions/instructions, etc.)SC Judgment dated 31.10.2013 – T.S.R. Subramanian & Ors. Vs. Union of India & Ors. Reservation for PWDs – SC Judgment dated 08.10.2013 – Union of India & Ors. Vs. National Federation of the Blind & Ors. Indiscipline – Misbehaviour – SC Judgment dated 24.09.2013 – Davalsab Husainsab Mulla Vs. North West Karnataka Road Transport Corporation Charge-Sheet & Annexures must be signed by the Disciplinary Authority on each page – CAT Judgement dated 27.02.2012 – C. Punnusamy Vs. Union of India & Ors.
No recovery of the excess amount paid to the employees due to erroneous pay fixation done by the authorities - SC Judgment dated 16.12.2008 – Syed Abdul Qadir & Ors. Vs. State of Bihar & Ors.
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Supreme Court Judgements – Subject-Wise
High Court Judgments
CAT Judgements

Supreme Court Judgements – Subject-Wise

ACRs * Denial of Reasonable Opportunity – Bias * Departmental Inquiry to be conducted in the preferred language of the employee * Disciplinary action for lapses while discharging judicial/quasi-judicial functions * Disciplinary Authority/Power to Institute Disc. Proceedings* Ex Parte Inquiry * Exoneration in departmental proceedings ipso facto would not result into quashing of the criminal prosecution * In case of minor penalty, due promotion to be granted in accordance with the rules * Indiscipline – Misbehaviour * Leave Rules – Child Care Leave * Natural Justice * Pension and Gratuity * Promotion – RRs * Recovery * Reinstatement – Salary * Reopening of the inquiry qua charge sheet after 30 years or so would not serve any purpose * Reservation * Seniority – Ad Hoc Service * Sexual Harassment at Workplace * Simultaneous Proceedings * Transparency in Services (Minimum fixed tenure, recording of oral directions, etc.) * Unauthorized Absence * Unconditional Apology * Uncategorized

ACRs

  SC Judgment dated 23.04.2013 – Sukhdev Singh Vs. Union of India and Others (148.9 KiB, 752 hits)

Denial of Reasonable Opportunity – Bias

  SC Judgment dated 18.10.2000 – Kumaon Mandal Vikas Nigam Ltd. Vs. Girja Shankar Pant & Ors. (54.2 KiB, 359 hits)

Departmental Inquiry to be conducted in the preferred language of the employee

  SC Judgment dated 01.05.2013 – Mithilesh Kumar Singh Vs. Union of India & Others (30.8 KiB, 470 hits)

Disciplinary action for lapses while discharging judicial/quasi-judicial functions

  SC Judgment dated 27.01.1993 – Union of India Vs. K.K. Dhawan (46.1 KiB, 345 hits)

Disciplinary Authority/Power to Institute Disc. Proceedings 

  SC Judgment dated 15.10.2012 – UCO Bank & Ors. Vs. Sushil Kumar Saha (227.4 KiB, 377 hits)

Ex Parte Inquiry

  SC Judgment dated 14.01.2013 – State Bank of India and Ors. Vs. Narendra Kumar Pandey (216.6 KiB, 285 hits)

Exoneration in departmental proceedings ipso facto would not result into quashing of the criminal prosecution

  SC Judgment dated 31.08.2012 – NCT of Delhi Vs. Ajay Kumar Tyagi (99.8 KiB, 346 hits)

In case of minor penalty, due promotion to be granted in accordance with the rules

  SC Judgment dated 30.07.2013 – DHBVNL, Vidhyut Nagar, Hisar & Others V. Yashvir Singh Gulia (163.7 KiB, 406 hits)

Indiscipline – Misbehaviour

  SC Judgment dated 24.09.2013 – Davalsab Husainsab Mulla Vs. North West Karnataka Road Transport Corporation (223.4 KiB, 516 hits)

Leave Rules
Child Care Leave

  SC Judgment dated 15.04.2014 – Kakali Ghosh Vs. Chief Secretary, A&N Administration & Ors. (186.4 KiB, 16 hits)

Natural Justice

  SC Judgment dated 18.03.2013 – Nirmal J. Jhala Vs. State of Gujarat & Anr. (442.3 KiB, 474 hits)

Pension and Gratuity can not be denied without the authority of law 

  SC Judgment dated 14.08.2013 – State of Jharkhand & Ors. Vs. Jitendra Kumar Srivastava & Anr (242.4 KiB, 421 hits)

Promotion – RRs

  SC Judgment dated 23.08.2013 – Union of India & Ors. Vs. Shri G.R. Rama Krishna & Anr. (170.4 KiB, 404 hits)

Punishment to be commensurate with Articles of Charge

  SC Judgment dated 03.01.2014 – Ishwar Chandra Jayaswal Vs. Union of India & Ors (169.2 KiB, 391 hits)

Recovery
Courts can’t order recovery after quashing appointment 

  SC Judgment dated 01.11.2013 – Central Electricity Supply Utility of Odisha Vs. Dhobei Sahoo & Ors. (316.0 KiB, 326 hits)

No recovery of overpayment of salary in higher scale if there was no misrepresentation made by the appellant/employee

  SC Judgment dated 16.12.2008 – Syed Abdul Qadir & Ors. Vs. State of Bihar & Ors. (163.4 KiB, 216 hits)

  SC Judgment dated 19.09.1994 – Sahib Ram Vs. State of Haryana and Ors. (11.0 KiB, 74 hits)

Reinstatement – Salary

  SC judgement dated 22.08.2012 – R.S. Misra Vs. Union of India and Others (177.9 KiB, 973 hits)

Reopening of the inquiry qua charge sheet after 30 years or so would not serve any purpose

  SC Judgment dated 29.01.2014 – State of Maharashtra Vs. Vijay Kumar Aggarwal & Anr. (186.1 KiB, 105 hits)

Reservation
Reservation for PWDs

  SC Judgment dated 08.10.2013 – Union of India & Ors. Vs. National Federation of the Blind & Ors. (330.9 KiB, 315 hits)

Reservation for Transgender Persons

  SC Judgment dated 15.04.2014 – National Legal Services Authority Vs. Union of Indian and others (525.2 KiB, 19 hits)

Seniority – Ad Hoc Service

  SC judgement dated 22.08.2012 – State of Haryana & Others Vs. Vijay Singh and Others (65.3 KiB, 913 hits)

Sexual Harassment at Workplace

  SC Judgment dated 19.10.2012 – Medha Kotwal Lele and Others Vs. Union of India and Others (264.3 KiB, 318 hits)

Simultaneous Proceedings
An employee, sacked following disciplinary proceedings, cannot seek reinstatement as a “matter of right” after acquittal from a criminal court on the same charges 

  SC Judgement dated 28.11.2013 – State of West Bengal & Ors. Vs. Sankar Ghosh (184.7 KiB, 363 hits)

Transparency in Services (Minimum fixed tenure, recording of oral directions, etc.)

  SC Judgment dated 31.10.2013 – T.S.R. Subramanian & Ors. Vs. Union of India & Ors. (290.3 KiB, 440 hits)

Unauthorized Absence

  SC Judgment dated 15.02.2012 – Krushnakant B. Parmar Vs. Union of India & Anr. (163.4 KiB, 277 hits)

Unconditional Apology

  SC Judgment dated 29.07.2013 – Lucknow K. Gramin Bank (Now Allahabad, UP Gramin Bank) & Anr. Vs. Rajendra Singh (217.8 KiB, 204 hits)

Uncategorized

  SC Judgement dated 19.08.2011 – State of UP & Ors. Vs. Luxmi Kant Shukla (149.9 KiB, 552 hits)

  SC judgement dated 01.03.2011 – State Bank of Bikaner & Jaipur Vs. Nemi Chand Nalwaya (51.3 KiB, 409 hits)

  SC judgement dated 27.08.2010 – Union of India & anr. vs. Bhaskarendu Datta Majumdar (118.7 KiB, 1,596 hits)

  SC judgement dated 18.08.2010 – Union of India & ors. vs. P.C. Ramakrishnayya (152.7 KiB, 1,209 hits)

  SC Judgement dated 13.08.2010 – State of M.P. vs. Harishankr Bhagwan Tripathi (93.7 KiB, 729 hits)

  SC Judgement dated 12.08.2010 – M.A.A. Annamalai vs. State of Kerala & another (158.4 KiB, 696 hits)

  SC judgment dated 15.02.2008 – Union of India Vs. Dattatray son of Namdeo Mendhekar & Ors (12.8 KiB, 2,553 hits)

  SC Judgment dated 19.12.2008 – Roop Singh Negi Vs. Punjab National bank & Ors. (128.8 KiB, 888 hits)

  SC Judgment dated 29.10.1971 – Union of India Vs. Sardar Bahadur (34.2 KiB, 805 hits)

High Court Judgements
Indebtedness

  Delhi High Court Judgment dated 21.12.2012 – G.C. Verma Vs. UOI and Ors. (47.7 KiB, 264 hits)

  Punjab & Haryana High Court Judgement dated 15.07.2011 – Lachhmi Narain Gupta & others Vs. Jarnail Singh and others (176.8 KiB, 273 hits)

CAT Judgements
Charge-Sheet & Annexures must be signed by the Disciplinary Authority on each page

  CAT Judgement dated 27.02.2012 – C. Punnusamy Vs. Union of India & Ors. (18.9 KiB, 519 hits)

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Post Lokpal, asset details of govt officials to be on Web
Facebook, Twitter barred for government employees for official communication
CGHS: 11 corporate hospitals get notices
Credit to CGHS Beneficiaries in Empanelled Private Hospitals to Continue
Government mandates 7th Pay Commission to revise salaries
Online Filing of Performance Appraisal Report for IAS Officers Introduced

Sanction of Pension Simplified and Streamlined
Central govt employee strike hits postal services in Chhattisgarh
Two-day strike: Govt warns employees of consequences
Two more attempts for all categories of candidates in UPSC’s civil services exams
Government sets up seventh pay commission
2-year fixed postings for IAS, IPS and forest service

DoPT training manual wants babus to use humour to defuse stressful situations
Tainted bureaucrats to get UPSC advice before punishment
FIR against six Army officers for harassing junior
Bank employees to go on strike on Jan 20 & 21
Easy to fix honest officer: High Court
‘Dead’ man back, but wife allowed to keep his job
Cabinet proposal soon to constitute 7th Pay Commission
Married daughters too entitled for job on father’s death: HC
After 29 years, man acquitted of stealing Rs 57
Bank can’t fire employee for nudity in closed room, Bombay high court observes
Shield for bureaucrats: SC fixes tenure, bans oral orders from politicians
Gmail, Yahoo may be banned in government offices by year-end
Bank penalized for staff’s cancelled cover
Ex-staff can’t represent union: HC
Govt starts operation clean-up, 3 IAS officers shown the door
Govt reluctant, but IPS association learns to stand up against oppression
No designer blouses, jeans for women employees in Karnataka: State govt
Complementary ticket for spouse, free upgrade, etc.
Coming soon, email dos & don’ts for government employees
‘Pension cannot be denied without authority by law’
Cyberspying: Government may ban Gmail for official communication
Change in Selection Process for Appointment

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Post Lokpal, asset details of govt officials to be on Web   Hindustantimes.com
March 30, 2014
The government will seek comprehensive information about all properties, investments and liabilities from every government official and place it on a website once the new anti-graft ombudsman, the Lokpal, starts functioning.
The Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) has circulated a new disclosure format which seeks details of movable, immovable and liquid assets of every government official. …

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* Decisions of Central Information Commission – Section-Wise and Subject-Wise
* CGHS Circulars/Empanelled Hospitals/Package Rates
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Facebook, Twitter barred for government employees for official communication  Timesofindia.indiatimes.com
Mar 26, 2014
NEW DELHI: The central government told the Delhi High Court that it will issue an advisory prohibiting government employees from accessing social networking websites like Facebook, Twitter through officials systems and networks. …

CGHS: 11 corporate hospitals get notices   Timesofindia.indiatimes.com
March 20, 2014
Deny medical services despite assurances of clearing pending bills on priority basis. The hospitals continued to deny medical services despite assurances from MOHFW authorities on taking steps to clear pending hospital bills.
The Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MOHFW) officials have served show cause notices on eleven corporate hospitals in Hyderabad for denying cashless or credit facilities to the Central Government Health Scheme (CGHS) beneficiaries. The hospitals include, Medwin Hospital, KIMS, three branches each of Yashoda, Apollo and the Care Group. …  

Credit to CGHS Beneficiaries in Empanelled Private Hospitals to Continue
New Delhi, March 19, 2014
There have been reports in the Media that private hospitals on the panel of CGHS are denying credit facilities to the eligible CGHS beneficiaries for delay in settlement of hospitals bills. Lower package rates and inadmissible deductions etc. have also been reported to be the other reasons for withdrawal of agreed cashless /credit facilities.
24 out of 407 Private hospitals empanelled under CGHS decided unilaterally to discontinue credit facility to the eligible categories of CGHS beneficiaries. Show Cause Notices stand issued to these Hospitals and the empanelment of five Hospitals has been suspended for a period of six months or till further orders, whichever is earlier.
In this regard, the CGHS beneficiaries are advised not to be guided by misleading information as most of the private hospitals are continuing to extend the cashless facilities to the CGHS beneficiaries. The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare will ensure that the CGHS empanelled private hospitals continue to extend cashless /credit facilities to the eligible CGHS beneficiaries in compliance with the terms and conditions as laid down in the Memorandum of Agreement signed by them with CGHS. Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has already taken special steps for clearance of pending hospital bills on a priority basis and the pendency of bills is almost cleared.
CGHS has already invited bids for revision of package rates through a transparent tender process, where the last date for submission of bids was 16th March, 2014. Steps are underway to conclude the tender process early.
(Source: pib press release)   

Government mandates 7th Pay Commission to revise salaries  Economictimes.indiatimes.com   
Mar 1, 2014
NEW DELHI: The Cabinet today gave mandate to the 7th Pay Commission for revising salaries of over 50 lakh central government employees and remuneration of 30 lakh pensioners.
The move comes ahead of general elections due in April-May. …

Online Filing of Performance Appraisal Report for IAS Officers Introduced
New Delhi, Feb 27, 2014
The Government has introduced the system of online filing of Performance Appraisal Report (PAR) for IAS officers from the current assessment year i.e. 2013-14. The software developed by the National Informatics Centre (NIC) for this purpose was launched by Shri V Narayanasamy, Union Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions and Prime Minister’s Office here today. It would be operational for use by the officers posted in State as well as Central Ministries/ Department from the last week of March,2014.
The online filing of Performance Appraisal Report will bring more probity and transparency in the recording of PAR, avoid loss of PARs during transition; ensure better monitoring and timely completion of PARs and easy and immediate access to the PARs by the authorized users.
The software has been developed after feedback from all the stakeholders viz., States, Central Ministries/Departments through a series of meetings with Principal Secretaries/Secretaries, GAD/Personnel Departments and Joint Secretary(Admn.) of all Central Ministries/Departments. Some of the important features of the software are as follows:
The above software would be linked to the Executive Records available on DoPT’s website indicating the name of the officer, the State where attached, present posting, etc.
(a) Thus, the form would be pre-populated with existing information already available in the Executive Record Sheet and only details like reporting, reviewing and accepting authorities, based on the work flow for each officer would have to be filled up by GAD Department in the State/JS(Admn.) at the centre before sending it to each officer online.
(b) The software has an inbuilt system of generating auto-alerts which would go to the concerned officers with whom the PAR would be pending for more than the specified time and thus would ensure better monitoring of the writing of PAR.
(c) Each officer would have to digitally sign the report before forwarding it to appropriate authority.
(d) It would also have the facility of uploading summary of medical reports, certificate of training, academic courses, appreciation letters, etc.
(e) The software would have an in-built security mechanism to ensure that nobody can tamper with the data available in it.
(f) For e-filing, each officer/authority involved in the work flow is required to be issued a Digital Signature Certificate(DSC) which is the digital equivalent of physical or paper certificate for authentication. The DSC being a pre-requisite for online filing of PAR, the majority of officers posted in States as well as in Central Ministries/Departments have already been issued the DSC dongle.
To familiarize the State GAD/Admn. Division at the centre with the operations and functioning of the software, Training workshops are being organized by the NIC. The following help resources to the States and Central Ministries/Departments are also being provided:
User Manuals on ‘ePAR’ and DSC Installation
(a) Troubleshooting Guide;
(b) On line Interactive Tutorials; and
(c) Support Portal to provide feedback/queries related to software.
(d) The ceremony was attended by senior Government officials including Secretary (Personnel), Establishment Officer & Additional Secretary, DG, NIC and other officers of DoPT.
(Courtesy: pib press release)

Sanction of Pension Simplified and Streamlined
New Delhi, Feb 24, 2014
As a part of a larger mandate of streamlining and simplifying the sanction of pension and payment process, the Department of Pension and Pensioners’ Welfare has taken steps towards minimizing delays in sanction and disbursement of pension, and making the process more transparent.
The objective is to simplify the forms as well as to do away with the requirement of submission of affidavit and to accept all information and documents on the basis of Self certification. 26 forms under CCS Pension Rules (1972) have been reviewed and modified where necessary. The revised forms have been posted on the website of the Department www.persmin.nic.in.
The Department proposes to dispense with the requirement of a number of nomination forms for various benefits like GPF, CGEGIS, arrear of Pension and commutation of Pension by the employees. Instead, an employee will be required to fill up only one Nomination Form during the service and another nomination Form at the time of retirement. Amendment to the Forms and relevant rules in this respect would be notified by the Department very soon.
Revision of Forms under General/Contributory Provident Fund Rules, Extraordinary Pension Rules and Commutation of Pension Rules is under process. The Department is also reviewing the Rules with a view to reducing the time prescribed for sanction of pension from the current 24-30 months to a more reasonable 12 months.
An online pension sanction and payment tracking system ‘Bhavishya’ has been launched, initially in 15 Ministries. This will enable retiring government servants to themselves track progress of sanction of pension and other retirement dues against the time lines prescribed.
(Source: pib press release)
See the relevant orders/circular >>> Notification dated 20.02.2014 – Amendments to the CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972 – Substitution of Forms 3,5,7,8,10 to 14,18 to 22 and 24 (enclosed with letter dated 20.02.2014)

Central govt employee strike hits postal services in Chhattisgarh    Timesofindia.indiatimes.com   
Feb 12, 2014
RAIPUR: Working in various government departments, including the Postal and Income Tax, were hit as employees, primarily group C and D, joined the two-day strike called by the Confederation of Central government Employees and Workers to demand higher salaries and inclusion in Seventh Pay Commission. …

See >>> O.M. dated 10.02.2014 – Notice for strike by the Confederation of Central Government employees and workers on 12th and 13th February, 2014

Amendment Rules >>> Notification dated 28.01.2014 – Amendment to the Indian Administrative Service (cadre) Rules, 1954 * Notification dated 28.01.2014 – Amendment to the Indian Forest Service (cadre) Rules, 1966 * Notification dated 28.01.2014 – Amendment to the Indian Police Service (cadre) Rules, 1954 

Two-day strike: Govt warns employees of consequences  Business-standard.com
February 10, 2014
The Centre today warned central government employees of consequences, including deduction of wages and disciplinary action, in case they took part in a two-day strike from Wednesday, which has been proposed by their union. …

Two more attempts for all categories of candidates in UPSC’s civil services exams   Timesofindia.indiatimes.com
Feb 10, 2014
NEW DELHI: Conceding the demand of civil services aspirants for more time to adapt to the changes effected in the Civil Services examination pattern in March 2013, the government on Monday approved two additional attempts for all candidates with effect from the current year. …
To see the DOPT’s Note, please click here.

Government sets up seventh pay commission  Timesofindia.indiatimes.com
Feb 5, 2014
NEW DELHI: The government on Tuesday set up a four-member seventh central pay commission headed by former Supreme Court judge Justice Ashok Kumar Mathur. …

2-year fixed postings for IAS, IPS and forest service   Timesofindia.indiatimes.com
Jan 31, 2014
NEW DELHI: Exactly three months after the Supreme Court directed the Centre to insulate civil servants from political pressure by giving them a fixed tenure, the government has amended the rules governing IAS, IPS and Indian Forest Service (IFoS) officers to assure them at least two years in a given posting. …  

DoPT training manual wants babus to use humour to defuse stressful situations   Timesofindia.indiatimes.com
Jan 20, 2014
TIMES VIEW
Yes, service with a smile
The central government’s personnel department has prepared a manual to guide bureaucrats in ways to enhance their competency, of which one aspect is the use of humour to lower tension. Generally speaking, sensitive use of humour is an effective way to lighten a tense situation. … 

Tainted bureaucrats to get UPSC advice before punishment  Timesofindia.indiatimes.com
Jan 8, 2014
NEW DELHI: Bureaucrats facing disciplinary proceedings must now be served a copy of the advice tendered by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) to the disciplinary authority, before the latter issues its final order of penalty. …

Sacked for taking few rupees illegally, senior citizen gets relief from Supreme Court after 23 years  Timesofindia.indiatimes.com
Jan 7, 2014
NEW DELHI: Twenty three years after a railway employee was dismissed from the job for allegedly taking meagre payments of less than Rs 50 in exchange for issuing fitness certificates to colleagues, Supreme Court has set aside the removal of the man, now 75 years old, saying that the penalty had shocked its conscience. …

FIR against six Army officers for harassing junior  Timesofindia.indiatimes.com
Dec 30, 2013
NASIRABAD (AJMER): Acting on a court order, Rajasthan police have registered an FIR against six Army officers for harassing a junior officer and trying to prove him to be mentally ill after he raised his voice against the misappropriation of funds. …

Bank employees to go on strike on Jan 20 & 21  Business-standard.com
December 24, 2013
Bank employees across India are to go on a two-day strike on January 20 and 21, followed by further strikes in February and March 2014.

The decision was taken at a high power committee meeting of the United Forum of Bank Unions (UFBU) held in Hyderabad on Monday. …

Easy to fix honest officer: High Court
Dec 22, 2013
CHENNAI: The Madras high court has directed the Union revenue secretary to probe the circumstances shrouding the sensational arrest of suspended additional director general of Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) C Rajan in a corruption case in March last year.
“The object of the Prevention of Corruption Act is not only to prevent corruption among public servants, but also to prevent the harassment of honest among them,” observed Justice V Ramasubramanian on Friday while passing orders on a petition filed by Rajan. …

‘Dead’ man back, but wife allowed to keep his job  Timesofindia.indiatimes.com
Dec 22, 2013
CHENNAI: It was more of a riddle than a legal battle. Railway employee Abdul Saleem went missing in 2002, leaving behind his wife Nayeeda Begum and two young children. Begum lodged a complaint with police. After seven years, as Saleem remained untraced, Section 108 of the Evidence Act was invoked and he was declared as ‘presumed dead’
. …

Cabinet proposal soon to constitute 7th Pay Commission  Thehindu.com
Dec 19, 2013
The central government is likely to constitute the 7th Pay Commission for revising the salaries of its over 50 lakh employees before the start of process of next general elections due in May, 2014.
“The Finance Ministry is working out a Cabinet proposal for constitution of the 7th Pay Commission which could be taken up for consideration in the next couple of weeks,” a source said. …

Married daughters too entitled for job on father’s death: HC   Timesofindia.indiatimes.com
Dec 7, 2013
MUMBAI: In an important judgement, the Bombay high court has ruled that a married daughter is equally entitled to a government job on compassionate grounds on father’s demise. …

After 29 years, man acquitted of stealing Rs 57   Timesofindia.indiatimes.com
Dec 3, 2013
KANPUR: Some times justice delayed is not merely justice denied but downright cruel. Wrongly accused of pocketing Rs 57.60, postman Umakant Mishra remained suspended from his government job for nearly 30 years. …

Bank can’t fire employee for nudity in closed room, Bombay high court observes  Timesofindia.indiatimes.com
Nov 2, 2013
MUMBAI: An employer cannot question what his employee does inside a closed room, observed Bombay high court recently while restraining State Bank of India from filling a top executive level position. …

Shield for bureaucrats: SC fixes tenure, bans oral orders from politicians  Timesofindia.indiatimes.com
Nov 1, 2013
NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Thursday gave honest bureaucrats a Diwali gift they will treasure. The court ruled that officials must enjoy security of fixed tenures and also record any oral orders issued by political bosses on file so that culpability for executive action is clearly established. …
Relevant Supreme Court Judgement >>> SC Judgment dated 31.10.2013 – T.S.R. Subramanian & Ors. Vs. Union of India & Ors..
More: The Indian civil service still rests on a frame built by the British

Gmail, Yahoo may be banned in government offices by year-end Timesofindia.indiatimes.com

Oct 29, 2013

NEW DELHI: Wary of cybersnooping, the government could ban e-mail services such as Gmail and Yahoo for official communications by December this year in a move to safeguard its critical and sensitive data. …

Bank penalized for staff’s cancelled cover Timesofindia.indiatimes.com
Oct 28, 2013
MUMBAI: The National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission has directed a bank to pay an insurance amount of Rs 5 lakh with a compensation of Rs 3.5 lakh to the widow of an employee killed in a bike accident in Vashi in 2006. …

Ex-staff can’t represent union: HC  Timesofindia.indiatimes.com

Oct 20, 2013

CHENNAI: Political parties may no longer be able to control employees’ unions and compel them to participate in strikes and protests sponsored by them if a proposal by the Madras high court takes effect. The court has suggested to the law commission and ministry of labour and welfare to amend the Trade Union Act to stop outsiders, including former employees, from being members or office bearers of employees’ trade unions. Currently, employees’ unions in several establishments are headed by non-employees, mostly representatives of political parties. …

CVC to give postings related vigilance clearance ‘online’  Zeenews.india.com

October 10, 2013

New Delhi: In a first, the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) has decided to give vigilance clearance to senior government officials for their empanelment or promotion through an online system.

Officials said the move was aimed at reducing time limit from present about three months to less than 30 days. …

Govt starts operation clean-up, 3 IAS officers shown the door  Hindustantimes.com

September 30, 2013

The first big attempt to chop off the dead wood in the higher echelons of the Indian civil service has started.

Three IAS officers face the axe for incompetence under a rule pushed by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh last year to weed out non-performing officers of the three All India Services (AIS): the Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Police Service (IPS) and the Indian Forest Service (IFoS). …

Govt reluctant, but IPS association learns to stand up against oppression  Hindustantimes.com

September 15, 2013

The Centre may be unwilling to stand up for its All India Service (AIS) officers posted at the state-level but the officers are finally learning to stand up for themselves.

In an unusually blunt representation, the Indian Police Service (Central) Association has accused the states of using suspensions to edge out upright officers acting against vested interests or deflect adverse public reaction from the state government. …

No designer blouses, jeans for women employees in Karnataka: State govt  Timesofindia.indiatimes.com

Sep 15, 2013

BANGALORE: Drape yourself in nine yards or cover yourself from head-to-toe is what the Karnataka government is willy-nilly telling its women employees. A September 12 circular on the subject of “provocative” clothing at the workplace proscribed jeans, designer blouses and blouses that allow cleavage peeks or are held by spaghetti straps, strings or knots. Men were barred from trotting into work in jeans and T-shirts. …

Complementary ticket for spouse, free upgrade, etc.  Hindustantimes.com

September 08, 2013

Taxpayers not only end up paying for the travel expenses of a bureaucrat every time he packs his bags for a foreign jaunt, but also for the official’s spouse under a dubious government rule that has survived all austerity drives for more than a decade. …

Coming soon, email dos & don’ts for government employees  Timesofindia.indiatimes.com

Sep 5, 2013

NEW DELHI: In order to safeguard critical data, government is likely to come out with an e-mail policy in two months to ensure that all its employees use only official service for communication. …

‘Pension cannot be denied without authority by law’

September 01, 2013

Treating a citizen’s right to receive pension and gratuity as right to property, the Supreme Court has ruled that no government employee can be deprived of this right even if departmental or criminal proceedings are pending against him. …

Cyberspying: Government may ban Gmail for official communication

Aug 30, 2013

BANGALORE/NEW DELHI: The government will soon ask all its employees to stop using Google’s Gmail for official communication, a move intended to increase security of confidential government information after revelations of widespread cyberspying by the US. …

Change in Selection Process for Appointment

Aug 29, 2013

It has been approved in principle, to consider a few changes in the scheme of selection process for recruitment to the promotion quota of various cadres of All India Services. As per the existing regulations, the assessment of the suitability of a candidate is made on the basis of his service records. As per the revised scheme, it is proposed to assess the candidate on the basis of four components i.e. ‘Written Examination’, ‘Length of Service’, ‘Assessment of Performance Appraisal Reports’ and ‘Interviews’.

The above decision was taken after consulting the State Governments and the concerned Cadre Controlling Authorities (CCAs i.e., the Ministry of Home Affairs and the Ministry of Environment and Forest). Further, to implement the scheme, necessary amendments in the concerned rules/regulations are necessary. The State Governments & the CCAs concerned have been consulted on this aspect also. The Central Government has received certain objections from different quarters, such as that the new scheme will be detrimental to the interests of senior state services officers, the officers belonging to the categories of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes; it would also undermine the element of experience viz-a-viz academic knowledge and would be against the larger public interest as the officers would prefer studying in place of doing public service, etc. The inputs received in this regard from the State Governments and other quarters will be kept in view in firming up the regulations.
(Courtesy: pib press release)

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