Privilege against ‘disclosure’ is eclipsed by RTI
Coming soon: IGNOU to offer diploma course on Right to Information
Private colleges, schools under RTI ambit
CIC wants RTI activist punished for misuse of law
CIC bans appearance of lawyer, HC stays order
Osmania University PIO fined 10,000 for failure to reply to query
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- CIC Decision dated 06.06.2016 on Appeal filed by Ms. Monika Singh Vs. Family Welfare Deptt., Govt. of NCT of Delhi – CIC: The Commission directed the respondent authority to spell out their policy on compensation for the doctors dying on duty due to exposure to infectious diseases, such as the case of husband of the appellant under section 4(1)(c) of the RTI Act. [Sections 4(1)(c), 19; Action Taken, Hospital, Hon’ble Commission’s Direction]
- CIC Decision dated 06.06.2016 on Appeal filed by Mr. Onkar Nath, Allahabad Vs. CPIO, Ordnance Factory Board, Kolkata [Sections 8(1)(a) & (d), 10]
- CIC Decision dated 26.05.2016 on Appeal/Complaint filed by Shri Gurmeet Singh, Delhi Vs. Safdarjang Hospital & VMMC, New Delhi – Upon a query from the Commission as to why procedure envisaged under Section 11 of the RTI Act was not resorted to, the CPIO stated that considering the fact of ongoing legRight toal dispute between the appellant and the patient, he was not inclined to make disclosure. The First Appellate Authority’s Order was upheld. [Sections 8(1)(e), 11; Medical Record, Court Case, Hospital]
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June 13, 2016
The ‘privilege’ under Section 123 of the Indian Evidence Act is claimed frequently by the Government to authorize them not to produce its unpublished records in courts. As per this section a witness cannot be permitted to give any evidence which is derived from unpublished records relating to any affairs of state without permission of the officer at the head of department concerned. …
Jun 11, 2016
In order to encourage people to understand societal relevance of the Right to Information Act and its nuances, the Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) has decided to introduce certificate and diploma courses in the subject. …
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Shimla, June 9, 2016
To ensure transparency in the functioning of private educational institutions, the government has decided to bring all private colleges, senior secondary and high schools under the RTI Act 2005 with immediate effect. However, the Act will not cover medical and nursing colleges and schools affiliated to the CBSE and the ICSE. …
Apr 21, 2016
NEW DELHI: In an unusual move, the Central Information Commission (CIC) has recommended action against an RTI applicant for misusing the law to harass his colleagues in a Delhi college.
Apr 3, 2016
New Delhi, Apr 3 () An Information Commissioner has “banned” the appearance of a counsel for the External Affairs Ministry before his bench on the ground that he was not discharging his duties as an advocate, an order which has been stayed by the Delhi High Court. …
May 24, 2016
Hyderabad: The Public Information Officer (PIO) of Osmania University was fined Rs 25,000 on Monday, for “non compliance” of Telangana Information Commission’s orders and for his failure to provide information to the appellant even after six months. …
May 15, 2016|
Gurgaon: The chief information commissioner of Haryana has imposed a penalty of Rs 25,000 on estate officer-II of Huda, Gurgaon for delaying a piece of information sought under the RTI Act for over 11 months. …
Apr 17, 2016
Hyderabad: The Right to Information Act (RTI) has been enacted with a lofty goal of ensuring transparency and accountability in the working of every public authority and is considered a powerful instrument in the hands of citizens to expose corruption.
Apr 6, 2016
NEW DELHI: The Central Information Commission has directed the environment ministry to share a copy of the bio-safety document related to genetically-modified mustard and the raw data of studies with the caveat that provisions of the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety as well as confidentiality should be kept in mind. …
March 15, 2016
New Delhi: In a major procedural change, the Central Information Commission has done away with the mandatory provision of sending signed hard copy of appeals through post even though the appellant approached it online. …
Mar 13, 2016
NEW DELHI: Ministers in the Union and state cabinets are “public authorities” liable to answer public questions addressed to them under the Right to Information Act, the Central Information Commission has ruled. …
February 28, 2016
State Information Commissioner Ravinder Singh Nagi has issued a show-cause notice to the District Education Officer (Secondary) for not providing the information to the appellant Hardeep Singh, a resident of Dabwali Road area, sought under the Right to Information (RTI) Act. …
Feb 16, 2016
Delhi and Bombay high courts, however, mention on their judgements both dates—on which judgement was reserved and when judgement was delivered
New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday confirmed a Delhi high court verdict which said the court registry couldn’t be directed to collect information on how long judgements on cases remained pending under the Right to Information Act. …
Feb 15, 2016
Should a government department spend Rs 27 to get an RTI applicant to pay a fee of Rs 8?
Yes, said chief information commissioner RK Mathur in a controversial decision this week, overruling a “common sense” decision delivered by his predecessor, Satyananda Mishra. …
In a warning to the RTI applicant, Acharyulu said, “The Commission records its admonition against the appellant for misuse of RTI against the school child and warns him against such misuse in future.
January 26, 2016
The Commission admonished the principal of RD Public School and Central Public Information Officer (CPIO) of Directorate of Education (DoE) of Delhi government for disclosing information about a student to his relatives who had a dispute with the student’s family. …
RTI activist Commodore Lokesh Batra had filed an RTI request seeking data on the number of judgments reserved and kept pending between 2007-09.
The Delhi High Court on Thursday set aside the order of its single judge bench that had required the Supreme Court registry to provide information under the RTI Act on the pending cases in the apex court on which orders had been reserved. …
New Delhi | Jan 03, 2016
Email IDs of all government officials cannot be provided under the Right to Information Act as it could cause a serious security threat, the Central Information Commission has ruled. …
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