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    12 Hours Ago
    Many thanks for the order Vidyaranya Gargeshwari ji The case(A K Goel Vs FAA) is an issue, where Mr Goel(former CPIO, appellant b4 CIC) has been cited as a "person" as well as a "PA". In the impugned order, it is clearly mentioned that a 1st Appeal may be filed by a "PA" as a "person".→ naturally against a PIO (no doubt, that PA as u/s 2(h), should not be the same PIO) So, I still have doubt whether or not, that case can be generalized for 1st Appeals by designated present PIO(as a person) against decision of a PIO(deemed). However, leaving the matter to get more complicated, the best option would be to go safe→ as advised earlier. R K Mishra
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    19 Hours Ago
    Vidyaranya Gargeshwari Sir, i am interested in that order, where designated PIO can file 1st Appeal u/s 19(1) of the Act. However, as discussed, even without such appeal(or report), after receiving the forwarded application , the "delinquent officer" automatically becomes a deemed PIO u/s 5(5). Members are requested to upload/provide the link of the order. R K Mishra.
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  • digal's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    Some of us are ignoring the statement made by the learned member. The member is not an applicant but a PIO, who has forwarded application in his department (Not to different PA). Any contradiction with the above can be corrected by the member ( vinod7674 ) himself. R K Mishra
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  • digal's Avatar
    2 Days Ago
    G.L.N. Prasad Saab, Maintaining silence cannot be the true spirit of the Act. The applicant should be communicated within thirty days. Let me tell about a notorious PA(you know better). I got reply for my RTI related to registry of IC ML after such communication. 1) i got a copy of reply(and a final reminder) from Nodal CPIO addressed to Mr. (obdurate) K L Das. This letter was sent just at the end of 30 days as defined in the Act & asked him to communicate with me directly. 2) Mr. K L Das woke up after the letter & provided information directly to me. If the Nodal CPIO would have maintained silence, no doubt, i would have gone for 1st appeal & would get reply after FAA order(happened in another case), a further delay & harassment. In my view, designated PIO should exonerate himself of all allegations by responding sincerely within specified time. In his last reminder letter(with a copy to the applicant), he should mention that the information should be provided directly to the applicant.
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  • digal's Avatar
    2 Days Ago
    Hi vinod, welcome to RTIINDIA. It seems u/s 5(4) of the Act, you have forwarded the RTI application to the official who has the information. You have also sent reminders 5 times. For the spirit of RTI & for the benefit of the applicant, kindly inform the matter to the higher officials in writing. →Not required as per Act. Send a reply to the Applicant along with copy of all the reminders (or date of reminders), that the application has been forwarded to....., mentioning the Name & address of the FAA. This shoud be done within thirty days. The obdurate official is now a deemed PIO & will face all the music as per the Act. R K Mishra
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  • digal's Avatar
    3 Days Ago
    Sajib Nandi sir, You may also be interested to read Sailesh Gandhi Sir's publication: Open letter to Chief Justice Open letter to Chief Justice
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    6 Days Ago
    digal replied to a thread kya yah thik h. in Ask for RTI Query
    har wo phone jo Delhi se aati hei, wo PMO se nehin aati. PMO deshbhar ki bahut saare RTI handle karta hai. Tazub ki baat hai ki PMO applicant ko Phone vi karta hai. ↓↓↓aap ki pehle wali sawal se yeh lagta hai ki aaap ko uttar mil chuki hei. ↓↓↓ http://www.rtiindia.org/forum/129034-can-pio-seek-reasons-rti-applicant-having.html?highlight= kripaya wo saare phone call(agar sach hei to) ka najar-andaz kijiye. jaise @G.L.N. Prasad ji ne samjhayen hein, duwara ph. no. mat dijiye.
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  • digal's Avatar
    1 Week Ago
    No, It can only decide on the 2nd appeals/complaints (for the appellants/complainants) on RTI matters related to seeking information. An individual can not get relief for grievances on service matters. Through RTI He/she may ask information to the concerned PIO relating to the Rules/Procedures adopted (related to the grievance) & the data(record for actual action report/log book etc) in conformity with the Rules. To get the above information, he/she may go till Information commission level. The discrepancy between the two, may be reported to the appropriate Authority or legal relief can be sought based on the documents obtained. Provided, the employer is a Public Authority(or under), where he/she works. There are internal grievance redressal mechanisms in each Public Authority; and should be tried first(though least meaningful).
    7 replies | 188 view(s)
  • digal's Avatar
    3 Weeks Ago
    pechettiEnsure that the link has exactly the same characters as shown in the url. Somehow the link location got modified as in "1"(wrong one). 1) http://http//rti.india.gov.in/cic_decisions/CIC_SG_A_2011_000464_12432_M_56475.pdf Do not click on the link or copy link location directly.Just select the characters & copy. 2) http://rti.india.gov.in/cic_decisions/CIC_SG_A_2011_000464_12432_M_56475.pdf
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  • digal's Avatar
    4 Weeks Ago
    Visit the following page to find the list of PIOs & FAA. Check whether your application has been addressed properly or not. If the same has been addressed to other PIO, that will take time for transfers. In that case, add 5 to 7 more days; then go for 1st Appeal. Many a times applicants receive Unsatisfactory reply after sending 1st Appeal based on deemed refusal. Department of Food Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs | Government of Punjab. R K Mishra
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  • digal's Avatar
    4 Weeks Ago
    As suggested by MANOJ, send a letter to the FAA that you are not able to attend the hearing. Pray for information free of charge u/s 7(6) of the Act. Pray to take necessary action on non-responding PIO.
    5 replies | 276 view(s)
  • digal's Avatar
    08-12-2014
    Though Trade Unions(most of them) enjoy public fund indirectly, so far they have not been declared as Public Authorities. Lot of effort have been made to bring their bosses(Political Parties) under the ambit of RTI. But, that has been watered down by themselves. As per resolutions taken in National RTI Convention, RTI activist Aruna Roy expressed that effort will be made to bring Trade Unions under the ambit of RTI. Till then, motivate & gather public support to bring transparency & accountability in Netas' activity. R K Mishra.
    3 replies | 278 view(s)
  • digal's Avatar
    08-10-2014
    digal replied to a thread public authority in Ask for RTI Query
    So far as PA is considered, it should satisfy the criteria as in sec 2(h) of the Act. {(h) "public authority" means any authority or body or institution of selfgovernment established or constituted— (a) by or under the Constitution; (b) by any other law made by Parliament; (c) by any other law made by State Legislature; (d) by notification issued or order made by the appropriate Government, and includes any— (i) body owned, controlled or substantially financed; (ii) non-Government organisation substantially financed, directly or indirectly by funds provided by the appropriate Government;} Enquire how the company is being 1) controlled, 2) financed or 3) owned (49% in this case) by the Govt. Even if it is 1% less than 50%, it can not be termed as NON-SUBSTANTIAL. The amount of rupees or number of Directors by Govt is SUBSTANTIAL. The argument to be taken to the commission level(complaint through sec 18), to declare the company as a PA. ========= However, parallel effort may be made to get information through other Public Authority(Govt controlling body). The information (regarding the company) that can be accessed by a controlling body, can be accessed by a citizen too. R K Mishra
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  • digal's Avatar
    08-07-2014
    Hi Bipradeep, WELCOME to RTI INDIA, the ocean of knowledge on RTI matters. Go through Guide section to know abc of RTI Rules & Fees. Centre & States have different Rules. As per central Rules 2012(for central Govt/central PSU), the Information request should be of 500 words. Ask information in precise and pointwise. Remember, information that is available in material form can only be provided. In this august forum, feel free to clarify your doubt on RTI matters. You may encounter the following abbreviations during your search/observations, described in simple form without technical details. PA : Public Authority > The Organization/Department which possesses the information. PIO : Public Information Officer > to whom you may apply for information. Under section 6(1), apply with prescribed fees (Rules & Fees) & wait for 30(48 hrs for life & liberty) days + postal delay. FAA : First Appellate Authority > If you did not get any reply or the reply is not satisfactory, you may Appeal to FAA u/s 19(1). Wait for 30 (45 for other reasons) + postal delay. IC : Information Commission; CIC for central Govt/PSUs, SIC for State Govt/PSUs.> last step in the process, where you need to appeal u/s 19(3), within 90 days of decision of FAA. U/s 18(1), you may Complain directly to CIC/SIC, where you did not get any reply from PIO/ got misleading/False/Incomplete Information. Also you may complain where PA doesn’t have any PIO or never displays/updates RTI information on it’s website. The Act is in simple form. Just have a look to epitomize the sections. You may download various Orders of Information Commissions, High Courts & Supreme Court. Regards R K Mishra
    6 replies | 283 view(s)
  • digal's Avatar
    08-02-2014
    And the result is... Winds of change: Productivity of Lok Sabha climbs to 103% As reported by the Times of India | Himanshi Dhawan,TNN | Aug 2, 2014. Winds of change: Productivity of Lok Sabha climbs to 103% - The Times of India NEW DELHI: Much like in government, the winds of change are blowing in the corridors of Parliament. After a deadlock of nearly three years, there is a flurry of activity on the floor of the House. In the last three weeks, the 16th Lok Sabha recorded a productivity of 103%, in sharp contrast to the 15th Lok Sabha that worked for only 61% of the scheduled time. The remarkable jump can also be partly explained by the brute majority the NDA government enjoys in the lower House. It is the first-time lawmakers who are leading the charge. In 2014, participation of first-time MPs in the debate on demand for grants increased by 58% with 158 first-timers speaking on the subject as compared to 100 in 2009. Analysis by independent body PRS Legislative Research reveals an increase of 41% in participation by new MPs in discussing the railway budget. Interest in the general budget was also high with 26% more participation by legislators in 2014 as opposed to 2009. In all, participation by first time MPs has gone up by 38.5% as compared to veterans whose participation has increased by 27% between 2009 and 2014. There are 314 first-time MPs in this Parliament, up from 302 in 2009. While it is early days yet, there is reason to believe this is not a flash in the pan. Organizations such as PRS and Swaniti that work closely with parliamentarians say they find greater awareness and accountability among legislators. "Parliament is a forum for debate and discussion. These numbers indicate that MPs are reclaiming the deliberative space of Parliament," said Chakshu Roy, head of outreach at PRS Legislative Research. "The MPs' increased participation in this session is one indicator of the seriousness with which they are approaching their role as legislators. Their participation in budgetary discussions is a healthy sign of their intent to keep the government accountable to the people," Roy added. Swaniti CEO Rwitwika Bhattacharya described the transformation among parliamentarians and constituents as "dramatic". "Accountability was most apparent in this past election than ever before. I think that we are now starting to ask, 'What is the MP doing? Have they done anything for us that we can see?' And subsequently these are also the questions we hear from MPs. 'What can I do that you think will impact people? My constituents have told me they need a hospital. Can you assess and tell me how true it is? What have you done for other MPs that you would recommend to be replicated?' These are some of the questions we hear," she said.
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  • digal's Avatar
    07-15-2014
    In the line of what karira Sir said: {Any person who, does not receive a decision within the time specified in subsection (1) or clause (a) of sub-section (3) of section 7, or is aggrieved by a decision of the Central Public Information Officer or State Public Information Officer, as the case may be, may within thirty days from the expiry of such period or from the receipt of such a decision prefer an appeal to such officer who is senior in rank to the Central Public Information Officer or State Public Information Officer as the case may be, in each public authority:} "Any person" means: any of the two cases marked in Green OR Blue. Taking OR as disjunctive, 1. There is no doubt that Green case gets obviated, as the person did not receive the decision in time→clearly points to the applicant who requested information. 2. The Blue case may be read like this: Person who, is aggrieved by a decision of the Central Public Information Officer or State Public Information Officer, may within thirty days from the receipt of such a decision prefer an appeal to ....→ points to the applicant who received the information. Hence, the case may be either 1 OR 2. R K Mishra.
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  • digal's Avatar
    07-10-2014
    digal replied to a thread pay scale in Ask for RTI Query
    Hi krishnaambadi, WELCOME to RTI INDIA, the ocean of knowledge on RTI matters. Pl do not start multiple threads on same subject ( http://www.rtiindia.org/forum/125887-pay-scale-post312091.html#post312091 ) As per CBSE notification No. CBSE/AFF/CIRCULAR/2010; Circular No. 03/10, Dtd 18/10/2010, And as per CIC directive(CIC /SG/A/2010/001205-DS) the affiliated schools must declare the norms of affiliation at their website. The norms for affiliation are as follows: Hence, visit the website of the school to find details. If they have not yet displayed the norms, file RTI to CBSE to know whether the school mentions the norms for service conditions in its website, as notified in affiliation notification........ Go through Guide section to know abc of RTI Rules & Fees. Centre & States have different Rules. In this august forum, feel free to clarify your doubt on RTI matters. You may encounter the following abbreviations during your search/observations, described in simple form without technical details. PA : Public Authority > The Organization/Department which possesses the information. PIO : Public Information Officer > to whom you may apply for information. Under section 6(1), apply with prescribed fees (Rules & Fees) & wait for 30(48 hrs for life & liberty) days + postal delay. FAA : First Appellate Authority > If you did not get any reply or the reply is not satisfactory, you may Appeal to FAA u/s 19(1). Wait for 30 (45 for other reasons) + postal delay. IC : Information Commission; CIC for central Govt/PSUs, SIC for State Govt/PSUs.> last step in the process, where you need to appeal u/s 19(3), within 90 days of decision of FAA. U/s 18(1), you may Complain directly to CIC/SIC, where you did not get any reply from PIO/ got misleading/False/Incomplete Information. Also you may complain where PA doesnít have any PIO or never displays/updates RTI information on itís website. The Act is in simple form. Just have a look to epitomize the sections. You may download various Orders of Information Commissions, High Courts & Supreme Court. Regards R K Mishra
    1 replies | 187 view(s)
  • digal's Avatar
    07-10-2014
    The first link is not opening.(no matches) Got to see your comments 1st time in the second link. But the link in that thread leads to same thing(no matches). However, i have gone through all the started links. Thank you for your advice.
    7 replies | 232 view(s)
  • digal's Avatar
    07-09-2014
    Here is the link and the attached decision: http://www.rti.india.gov.in/cic_decisions/CIC_SM_A_2013_001157_SS_M_132052.pdf
    3 replies | 390 view(s)
  • digal's Avatar
    07-09-2014
    sec19. (1) Any person who, does not receive a decision within the time specified in subsection (1) or clause (a) of sub-section (3) of section 7, or is aggrieved by a decision of the Central Public Information Officer or State Public Information Officer, as the case may be, may within thirty days from the expiry of such period or from the receipt of such a decision prefer an appeal to such officer who is senior in rank to the Central Public Information Officer or State Public Information Officer as the case may be, in each public authority: Provided that such officer may admit the appeal after the expiry of the period of thirty days if he or she is satisfied that the appellant was prevented by sufficient cause from filing the appeal in time. 1st Appeal in case of no reply→within 30 days(except postal lag; i.e time counter starts when PIO receives the application--counter stops when PIO asks for additional fees---again starts after the receipt of fees) For 1st Appeal, as aggrieved by decision of PIO→within 30 days after receipt of the Reply. However, the FAA may condone the delay for 1st Appeal, if sufficient cause is shown by the Appellant. R K Mishra
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  • digal's Avatar
    07-07-2014
    Here is the link for the decision that may be used by @G.L.N. Prasad ji http://www.rti.india.gov.in/cic_decisions/CIC_SS_C_2012_000351_VS_07198_M_134072.pdf
    8 replies | 535 view(s)
  • digal's Avatar
    07-07-2014
    This decision is important for me. I have been fighting for transparency in a body (NJCS, a committee consisting Netas & Babus), that has been declared as a Public Authority vide CIC order : http://www.rti.india.gov.in/cic_decisions/CIC_LS_A_2012_002516_M_100494.pdf Strangely, the Netas & Babus passed resolutions(even after the CIC order) to shield them from RTI & to disregard the order. As happened with karira Sir, my complaint u/s 18(1)(a)(b) & (f) was returned back, as i did not attach copy of information request! Without editing even a coma, i resent the Complaint with a strong letter. At last, that was registered. After the hearing, i will upload the Complaint & Orders. R K Mishra
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  • digal's Avatar
    07-06-2014
    Hi abhisheksaini Always visit the website of PAs (Public Authority, where information is available) to find RTI page. You may find some information on mandatory disclosures In this particular case, you may visit the following pages. .::North Delhi Municipal Corporation::. RTI Monitoring System ------------------ Go through Guide section to know abc of RTI Rules & Fees. Centre & States have different Rules. In this august forum, feel free to clarify your doubt on RTI matters. You may encounter the following abbreviations during your search/observations, described in simple form without technical details. PA : Public Authority > The Organization/Department which possesses the information. PIO : Public Information Officer > to whom you may apply for information. Under section 6(1), apply with prescribed fees (Rules & Fees) & wait for 30(48 hrs for life & liberty) days + postal delay. FAA : First Appellate Authority > If you did not get any reply or the reply is not satisfactory, you may Appeal to FAA u/s 19(1). Wait for 30 (45 for other reasons) + postal delay. IC : Information Commission; CIC for central Govt/PSUs, SIC for State Govt/PSUs.> last step in the process, where you need to appeal u/s 19(3), within 90 days of decision of FAA. U/s 18(1), you may Complain directly to CIC/SIC, where you did not get any reply from PIO/ got misleading/False/Incomplete Information. Also you may complain where PA doesnít have any PIO or never displays/updates RTI information on itís website. The Act is in simple form. Just have a look to epitomize the sections. You may download various Orders of Information Commissions, High Courts & Supreme Court. Regards R K Mishra
    2 replies | 131 view(s)
  • digal's Avatar
    07-01-2014
    It seems you did not send one or more of the following documents in order 2nd Appeal+copy of (RTI request+Reply by PIO+1st Appeal+AA's Order) If you want to pursue with the same 2nd Appeal, 1) Rectify the Appeal by attaching missing documents. 2) Write a letter to the Dy. Registrar (central registry) that you have rectified the 2nd Appeal...... 3) Do write the Diary no in bold at Header of the letter. Mention enclosures at the bottom 4) Enclosures must contain the copy of letter by dy Registrar+identity proof+rectified Appeal with attachments. 5) Search for new Diary no. by your name at CIC website. 6) After 1.5 to 2 months, search for the status of new Diary no. You will never get your Appeal no. with old diary no. Pl be concise to get exact help you need. R K Mishra
    2 replies | 271 view(s)
  • digal's Avatar
    06-29-2014
    It seems the FAA is cooperative. Meet as advised to sort out problems & carry another IPO/pay any other way as per Rules. If your prime concern is to get information, ignore those mistakes & grab this opportunity to get maximum information.
    2 replies | 196 view(s)
  • digal's Avatar
    06-27-2014
    Go for 1st Appeal with the following citation of CIC order (para 56). As inspection was allowed, the provisions of exemptions u/s 8 & 9 are automatically obviated. U/s 7(1), PIO can either provide information or reject the request under the above mentioned section. File No.CIC/AD/A/2012/000570 File No.CIC/LS/A/2011/003966 File No.CIC/LS/A/2012/001314 File No.CIC/LS/A/2012/001120 "56. The respondent’s counsel has tenaciously argued that the appellant’s request for information is not in public interest and that he is seeking this information for extraneous considerations. The question is whether information is disclosable under the RTI Act only in public interest and not otherwise. Suffice to say that RTI Act does not draw a distinction between demand for information in public interest and private interest. The Act provides for disclosure of information to the citizens of India subject to the provisions of section 8, 9, 10 & 11 of the RTI Act. In other words, appellant is not required to establish any larger public interest in his search for all classes of information. He is required to establish public interest only in particular clauses of section 8(1) of the RTI Act. In view of the above, we hold that appellant need not establish public interest while seeking information for all classes of information." R K Mishra
    4 replies | 330 view(s)
  • digal's Avatar
    06-25-2014
    Denial of Answer Sheets amounts to Contempt of Supreme Court Order: says CIC :app: http://www.rti.india.gov.in/cic_decisions/CIC_RM_A_2013_001268_M_132169.pdf
    102 replies | 37581 view(s)
  • digal's Avatar
    06-24-2014
    U/s 19(7) of the Act, the decision of IC is a binding. Contrary to that, there are dozens of decisions where ICs have revisited their earlier decisions (even overturned by other ICs). However, that is not in your case. It would have bn better, if would hv sent an adjunct under the same Appeal number. You don't have time & the hearing is tomorrow. You may submit the prayers/arguments in writing. Do pray to mention your prayers/arguments in the impugned decision. As the Appeal Order has not yet been complied by PIO, just pray to pass another order under the same Appeal. There is NO harm in Praying. R K Mishra.
    11 replies | 358 view(s)
  • digal's Avatar
    06-24-2014
    As the Order for the earlier Appeal has not been complied by SPIO, the case is not closed & may be reopened by SIC himself. ♦ During hearing, pray for separate orders for Complaint & reopening of Appeal with different procedures for each. ♦ Under Complaint, pray for procedures u/s 18 (2) & (3) read all steps for enquiry, summoning non-responding SPIO to enforce attendance and to receive in affidavit]. ♦ Pray for maximum Penalty u/s 20(1) & (2) ♦ Under Appeal, pray for Compensation u/s 19(8)(b), requiring the PA to take immediate steps to enhance the provision of training on the right to information for its officials R K Mishra
    11 replies | 358 view(s)
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