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Information seekers are facing problem of fiduciary relationship as one of the reasons for declining disclosure. I have prepared attached note which can be used in first or second appeal.
Of late, many govt. offices are refusing to accept envelope containing RTI application or appeal under one pretext or other. I suggest following steps: 1. Retain returned envelope and get photocopies of both sides of returned envelope. 2. Lodge complaint u/s 18.1.a to SIC/CIC with copy to PIO and Head of Office or Transparency Officer of public authority, if any designated. Attach photocopies of both sides of returned envelope. Please refer: HOW TO COMPLAIN
I am attaching list of successful consumer complaints at various District Consumer Forums.
JUDGEMENTS & DECISIONS WHICH HAVE PERMITTED DISCLOSURE OF EVALUATED ANSWER SHEETS UNDER RTI.
i]. University Exams: 49 page judgement dated 05-02-2009 of divisional bench of Hon’ble High Court of Calcutta headed by Chief Justice in M.A.T. No. 275 of 2008-University of Calcutta & ors. Vs Pritam Rooj. This is judgement of divisional bench of a High Court headed by Chief Justice and is available on website of High Court of Calcutta.
ii]Departmental Promotion Exams: High
Updated 08-12-2011 at 07:58 AM by jps50 (Updating)
Large number of appellants/complainants is not satisfied with decisions of Information Commissioners [ICs]. However, since there is no provision of review of decisions of ICs at SIC or CIC level, the only remedy lies in filing a writ petition in High Court. This is costly, time consuming and outcome is also uncertain. I suggest that whenever appellant/complainant is not satisfied with decision of an IC, he should represent the matter in personal name of concerned IC, with copy to
Updated 09-23-2011 at 06:24 PM by jps50
I have compiled guidelines to be followed while undertaking inspection of records under RTI. The same is attached herewith.:)
Please also refer http://www.rtiindia.org/forum/blogs/...nspection.html
Updated 03-07-2012 at 10:59 PM by jps50 (addition in attachment)
I have attached important judgment of hon'ble High Court of Delhi in following case: IN THE HIGH COURT OF DELHI AT NEW DELHI
Pronounced on : 28.04.2009
W.P. (C) 3845/2007
MUJIBUR REHMAN ..... Petitioner
CENTRAL INFORMATION COMMISSION ..... Respondent It would be useful to members.
I am appending below sections 217 & 218 of Indian Penal Code 1860, which an RTI applicant/appellant or complainant can invoke in deserving cases against PIO, FAA OR INFORMATION COMMISSIONER. Even if these sections are just enclosed with application or appeals or complaint for kind information of addressee, it will have desired effect, since most of public servants are not aware of such provisions. In addition he now knows that you know, what even he does not know ! Section: Public
Updated 05-01-2009 at 06:49 PM by ganpat1956
I am attaching format and guidelines for filing second appeal or complaint to State Information Commissions
1. Few state information commissions [SIC] have prescribed format for second appeal or complaint. Please check from www.rti.gov.in for state-wise details. If format is prescribed, please use the same. Otherwise above form can be used.
2. Fill-in the above appeal/complaint form, index and chronological order of progress. If you are filing appeal remove ‘complaint/complainant’
Updated 04-13-2009 at 08:19 AM by jps50
FORMAT AND GUIDELINES FOR FIRST APPEAL FOR INFORMATION OF STATES WHERE STATE RTI RULES DO NOT PRESCRIBE FORMAT FOR FIRST APPEAL 1. This format has to be used where State RTI Rules do not prescribe format for first appeal. State-wise details are at www.rti.gov.in. Majority of states have not mandated such form, but if it is prescribed, that form should be used. If in doubt, use the attached form, which is exhaustive. 2. First appeal has to be filed within 30 days from
Updated 11-07-2009 at 09:27 AM by jps50