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  1. Relevant material not traceble in PIO's office....directed

    In a case of Vijay Daundial v D.D.A. appeal No. CIC/WB/A/2008/00286/LS decided on 20.11.2008 (CIC) , CPIO was directed to cause an instant search for the record/material and if traced copies may be furnished to the appellant.

    In a case of Deepa Bhatia v. N.D.M.C. Appeal No. CIC/WB/A/2006/00536 ...
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  2. legislative policy

    It is settled law that literal meaning of the statute must be adhered to when there is no absurdity in ascertaining the legislative intendment and for that purpose the broad features of the Act can be looked in to.

    The main function of the Court is to merely interpret the section and in ...

    Updated 2 Weeks Ago at 11:23 PM by MANOJ B. PATEL (repeated blog)

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  3. main function of the court.

    It is settled law that literal meaning of the statute must be adhered to when there is no absurdity in ascertaining the legislative intendment and for that purpose the broad features of the act can be looked in to.

    The main function of the court is to merely interpret the section and ...
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  4. Appellate Authority recorded satisfaction of Applicant.

    In case of S.P.Arora v State Information Commission,Haryana, 2009(74)AIC 830 (P & H) it was held....

    " If Appellate Authority had recorded the statement of satisfaction of applicant in respect of supply of information, appeal pending before IC of State could not continue. Instead ...
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  5. As defined in constitution of India, a citizen (Natural person) can seek information.

    Only citizens can apply for the information under this Act. Therefore, a corporation, company or anybody of individuals whether incorporated or not, is not entitled to seek information.
    Citizenship is clearly defined in second part of the constitution of India includes natural persons and not ...
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  6. free information to a BPL applicant.

    In a case os Sagada Mohanbhai Sursingbhai v PIO & Mamlatdar, Santrampur, Panchmahals (Gujarat), complaint No. 0374/2008-09 decided on 21.12.2009 (IC Guj) it was held, "if the name of the applicant is not deleted officially from BPL ration card, he remains as a BPL beneficiary and entitled to ...
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  7. Information Commissioner has no powers to punish for CONTEMPT OF COURT.

    In addition of above, they have no powers of arrest, seizure or imprisonment. Their powers are restricted to the provisions of section 20, applicable to the PIO only. And thus, Information Commissioner is comparable to appellate authorities such as I.T. Commissioner, S.T. Commissioner, and Human Right ...
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  8. Media persons can remain present during the hearing of RTI

    Media persons and all bonafied citizens can remain present during the hearing of the proceedings and record them by device and report it on any fora. These are the fundamental rights. These rights may be temporarily suspended at specific instances if disturbance in any manner is deliberately caused. ...
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  9. Village panchayat administration,powers and functions-points for rti people

    Of late a good no.of new members are posting that they wanted to file RTi about their village and some ask what are FUNCTIONS of the Panchayat and Majority OF THEM ARE not aware clearly what are the FUNCTIONS/POWERS OF THE GRAMA PANCHAYAT and therefore I thought of POSTING A COMPREHENSIVE BLOG ON ...
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  10. Hon'ble Gujarat High Court's order is not implemented.

    Hon'ble Gujarat High court had ordered to send all the letters/posts/notices to the parties concerned by RPAD only. I have requested the Gujarat Information Commission to implement this order strictly but no possitive result.Though i know that it is contempt of the court, but I am sorry to say that ...
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