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    karira started a thread RTI Happenings: Karnataka: RTI activist abuses KAS officer in RTI in Media
    RTI activist abuses KAS officer MYSORE: Two days after the assault on woman IAS officer Rashmi V Mahesh, a KAS officer posted at Mysore Urban Development Authority was allegedly manhandled and threatened by two persons, including an RTI activist. Police have filed a case against RTI activist Guru and his unidentified accomplice for their involvement in the incident that took place on October 17. Indresh, a Group D employee in Muda, has filed a police complaint regarding the incident. He claimed that the duo locked special land acquisition officer Chidananda in his office. The duo also allegedly pushed Chidananda out of the office. Confirming the incident, Muda commissioner S Palaiah said Guru had sought information under the RTI Act and demanded that the KAS officer furnish details instantly. The officer said the information will be provided within a specific time, but the two were adamant. Lakshmipuram police said Guru absconded after the complaint was filed. The identity of the other accused is yet to be known. Read More: RTI activist abuses KAS officer - The Times of India
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    There is no chance of a review unless you can pinpoint an illegality in the order (face of record). There is no possibility of "review" of the order of the CIC. The best option is to file a Writ Petition in the High Court.
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    Governor brings ACB back under RTI Act on last day of President’s rule MUMBAI: Every bit of information related to inquiries and investigations made by the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB), even in high-profile cases involving top officials and political leaders, will remain in public domain. Governor C Vidyasagar Rao directed the government to withdraw the notification exempting the ACB from provisions of the Right to Information (RTI) Act on Thursday, the last day of President's rule in the state. An official attached to the Raj Bhavan said a notification withdrawing President's rule will be issued on Friday, coinciding with Devendra Fadnavis taking over as the state's first BJP chief minister. The decision to exclude the ACB from the RTI Act was taken by the Congress-NCP government led by Prithviraj Chavan on September 6, 2014. "The governor has taken the decision to withdraw the notification after considering representations from various RTI activists and after taking cognizance of newspaper reports which reflected the view that the notification was in violation of the RTI Act," said a press release issued by the Raj Bhavan. Interestingly, organisations such as the Intelligence Bureau (IB), CBI, and CID do not come under the purview of RTI. Several RTI activists had written to the governor, calling the order illegal. After Thursday's order, Rao received gushing praise. "My salute to the governor! I think he and his advisors have shown extraordinary wisdom," said former central information commissioner and RTI activist Shailesh Gandhi. Read More: Governor brings ACB back under RTI Act on last day of President?s rule - The Times of India
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    Best in this case is to directly lodge a FIR at the nearest police station - against the officers of the Bank. This is a clear cut case of fraud and cheating.
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    How will Registrar of the Cooperative Societies have a OC of a building ?
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    Personal information can't be shared even if spouse demands it: CIC New Delhi: Details about finances of a woman cannot be given by a public authority even to her husband under the Right to Information Act as it is personal information, the Central Information Commission has said. According to Information Commissioner Sridhar Acharyulu, when couples are entangled in legal disputes such as marital claims or cruelty charges, the privacy of individual spouse assumes importance in the context of demand for information. He said a citizen, even if a spouse, has no right to information about deductions and expenditure from salary, as that would amount to personal information unless it is in larger public interest. The Commission has, however, clarified that such restriction does not apply on the salary of the wife as such information is mandated to be disclosed under the provisions of the transparency law. Acharyulu said that while a husband has a right to know the amount of salary of wife (public servant), information about her expenditure and loan deductions cannot be given under RTI. "As far as RTI Act is concerned there is no difference between the spouse and citizen. Right to privacy is an individual right and within the couple, each can claim or give up that right," he said. The case related to a couple facing marital dispute in which the husband Dheeraj Kapoor filed an RTI application seeking to know the salary details, deductions, expenditure and personal address of his wife at different times which was denied by Directorate of Health Services. Read More: Personal information can't be shared even if spouse demands it: CIC - IBNLive
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    Personal information can't be shared even if spouse demands it: CIC New Delhi: Details about finances of a woman cannot be given by a public authority even to her husband under the Right to Information Act as it is personal information, the Central Information Commission has said. According to Information Commissioner Sridhar Acharyulu, when couples are entangled in legal disputes such as marital claims or cruelty charges, the privacy of individual spouse assumes importance in the context of demand for information. He said a citizen, even if a spouse, has no right to information about deductions and expenditure from salary, as that would amount to personal information unless it is in larger public interest. The Commission has, however, clarified that such restriction does not apply on the salary of the wife as such information is mandated to be disclosed under the provisions of the transparency law. Acharyulu said that while a husband has a right to know the amount of salary of wife (public servant), information about her expenditure and loan deductions cannot be given under RTI. "As far as RTI Act is concerned there is no difference between the spouse and citizen. Right to privacy is an individual right and within the couple, each can claim or give up that right," he said. The case related to a couple facing marital dispute in which the husband Dheeraj Kapoor filed an RTI application seeking to know the salary details, deductions, expenditure and personal address of his wife at different times which was denied by Directorate of Health Services. Read More: Personal information can't be shared even if spouse demands it: CIC - IBNLive
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    Cong man fires most questions in House Bangalore: It's a Congressman who has fired the maximum number of questions at the state government in the legislative assembly. And four MLAs from the city haven't bothered to ask a single question. In one year (from July 2013 to July 2014), during which five assembly sessions have been held, city legislators have asked 1,427 questions. The data, obtained through the RTI Act, was released by Daksh, an NGO. Shanthinagar MLA NA Haris has posed the maximum number of questions, 266. JD(S) MLA from Mahalakshmi Layout K Gopalaiah is second with 260, followed by Ravi Subramanya LA (BJP, Basavanagudi - 115); ST Somashekar (Congress, Yeshwanthpur - 93); R Ashoka (BJP, Padmanabhanagar - 87); BN Vijay Kumar (BJP, Jayanagar - 84). Four MLAs -- Raghu (BJP, CV Raman Nagar); Priya Krishna (Congress, Govindarajnagar); RV Devaraj (Congress, Chamarajpet); BZ Zameer Ahmed Khan (JDS, Chamarajpet) -- haven't asked a single question. Two other Congressmen -- M Krishnappa (Vijayanagar) and Shivanna B (Anekal) -- asked just four questions. Read More: Cong man fires most questions in House - The Times of India
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    Start payment facility for RTI applicants at central agency level, BMC told While paying fees for procuring information under Right to Information Act, one may not have to run to citizen facilitation centres (CFCs) when they have sought the same from central agencies. At present, citizens have to approach the CFCs to pay for the information they have sought from central agencies. Most of the times, they have to be paid at a particular time at centers far from where the information has to be collected. Citizens have to face this harrowing experience despite central agencies having cash counters. But now, this may not be the case. The state information commission has directed the Brihanmumbai Municipal commissioner to make the same facilities available at the central agency offices too. Following a complaint filed by applicant Mahabir Urs, the directive was given on October 20 by state chief information commissioner, Ratnakar Gaikwad. "I haven't yet seen the order. We will make the necessary arrangements once we receive it," said Sitaram Kunte, municipal commissioner. Read More: Start payment facility for RTI applicants at central agency level, BMC told | Latest News & Updates at Daily News & Analysis
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    Maharashtra Governor orders withdrawal of exemption of Anti-Corruption Bureau from RTI Act Following a strong protest by the RTI activists, Maharashtra Governor Ch Vidyasagar Rao on Thursday directed the administration to withdraw a notification excluding the Anti-Corruption Bureau from the purview of the Right To Information Act. The controversial notification had been issued by the erstwhile Prithviraj Chavan-led government on September 6. The Governor took the decision to scrap the notification after several RTI activists protested the same, and newspaper articles said that the notification violated the RTI Act, a Raj Bhavan spokesperson said this evening. The Governor also consulted the legal experts before taking the decision, the spokesperson added. Read More: Maharashtra Governor orders withdrawal of exemption of Anti-Corruption Bureau from RTI Act | Latest News & Updates at Daily News & Analysis
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    It will be better if first you personally visit the RPO in Hyderabad and get to the root of the problem as to why the website is showing that particular statement. They are generally quite helpful. Only if you fail in your personal visit, then think of filing a RTI application.
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    Sec 2(j) states: (j) “right to information” means the right to information accessible under this Act which is held by or under the control of any public authority and includes the right to— (i) inspection of work, documents, records; (ii) taking notes, extracts or certified copies of documents or records; (iii) taking certified samples of material; (iv) obtaining information in the form of diskettes, floppies, tapes, video cassettes or in any other electronic mode or through printouts where such information is stored in a computer or in any other device; So, "inspection of work" is allowed. "Work" can be some road that is being made or already made. If one goes to inspect a "work" then someone - maybe the PIO himself or some authorised person - has to be present at the time of inspection. Otherwise, how can the applicant collect a "certified sample" of material ? (Read Sec 2(j)(iii))
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    Read some of the threads in the following search results: https://www.google.co.in/webhp?sourceid=chrome-instant&ion=1&espv=2&ie=UTF-8#q=gas+stove+site:+www.rtiindia.org (NOTE: There are many pages of results !)
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    karira replied to a thread Reg- Query in Ask for RTI Query
    It is immaterial how the query is framed....by prefacing it as "When", "How", "Where". What is important is that whether what is sought is "information" as defined in Sec 2(f) , read along with the definitions of "record" and "right to information" in Sec 2(i) and 2(j)
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    karira replied to a thread voter id card in Ask for RTI Query
    First visit the office (or call them) where you applied for a Voter ID Card. They are issued periodically. If you are still not satisfied with the answer you get, then you can come back and seek guidance to file a RTI application.
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    Costs are being asked to be paid, because there was no response from the PA.
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    Measurement book will have to be taken by the PIO - otherwise what will the applicant inspect ? Depends on the volume of "other" documents. If the file is very large or delicate condition, then PIO can request applicant to accompany him to his office, at the end of the site inspection, and inspect the rest of the documents.
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    karira replied to a thread RTI Activism: UP Police: Cops or Khaps? in RTI in Media
    Rape remarks: DCW chief slams UP Police's 'small mentality' New Delhi: Delhi Commission for Women Chairperson Barkha Shukla Singh on Thursday expressed concern over reports of the Uttar Pradesh Police blaming indecent clothing and exposure to mobile phones for the rise in rape cases. Shukla said such statements were nothing but a reflection of a 'small mentality' that exists in the force. According to reports, in a reply to a Right to Information (RTI) query submitted to the office of the Director General of Police, Uttar Pradesh Police stated that 'indecent clothing, exposure to mobile phones and too much intermingling between boys and girls' was the reason behind the increased cases of rape. Slamming the statements, Shukla said, "Talking like this about clothes and cell phones shows that problem is in the mindset of people." She added that incidents of rape and harassment actually decrease when women are given more freedom. Read More: Rape remarks: DCW chief slams UP Police's 'small mentality' | Zee News
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    You have to file a first appeal for "deemed denial" of information. It has to be filed within 60 days of the date of your RTI application. You cannot file a first appeal online with Punjab Police. Better used traditional methods for submitting the first appeal - registered post, speed post, hand delivery, etc.
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    karira replied to a thread Submision of ID in Ask for RTI Query
    In exceptional circumstances, the PIO can ask for the citizenship proof of the applicant. In this case, the PA is MES, so better give the id proof and get the information.
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    Despite e-governance push, glaring errors in BMC’s website One would expect the website of the civic body of India’s financial capital to be user-friendly and informative. Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), however, does not seem to subscribe to the thought. A visit to the website, www.mcgm.gov.in, is testament to that. While the interface is clearly not up to the mark, the website gets hilarious when one visits the Right to Information (RTI) section. In this section, all public authorities are required to name employees across departments, along with their contact details. A search through the website shows that BMC has not complied with the rule. The same phone number is indicated against more than one person. Added to that is the existence of dubious entries, such as at least four ‘Shri’s with no name next to them, found in the Roads and Traffic section of the website. Lots of entries are termed as ‘Vacant Post’, with proper designations and phone numbers next to them. Additionally, there are no contact details available where a citizen can register a complaint with important departments like engineering. It doesn’t end there. In the RTI section, the Municipal Commissioner’s office sub-section has no contact details of the Commissioner himself. Despite the state and the central government’s push towards e-governance, e-mail addresses of only a few officers have been provided. An officer in the BMC’s public relations department, on conditions of anonymity, said, “A lot of staff changes take place at BMC regularly. We are in the process of updating all the details, including e-mail IDs and proper phone numbers, and we will complete that soon.” Read More: Despite e-governance push, glaring errors in BMC?s website
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    Swindlers create fake accounts to loot `30 lakh under MNREGA Unidentified miscreants created fake accounts to swindle over Rs. 30 lakh under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MNREGA) scheme in Uttarakhand, an RTI application has revealed. The fraud took place between 2008-09 and 2010-11 at Kotra Santur village in Dehradun district, around 10 km from the capital. The MNREGA scheme, the previous UPA government’s flagship programme, was aimed at ensuring a minimum of 100 days’ paid employment for the rural unemployed. Sahjaz Ali, a local villager who had sought information under the RTI Act, said that the scam could be worth over Rs. two crore if funds for purchase and supply of building materials is taken into account. “This figure is for only two years and for just one village. Imagine the quantum of money involved till 2014,” Ali added. Documents obtained under the RTI said the scamsters used names of school students and even the wife of a serving army man to create the fake accounts. Almost 150 of the total 170 names included in the muster roll never worked in the fields but wages were credited to their savings accounts at the local post office. “I was shocked to learn that my name was included in MNREGA muster roll. I am not even aware that my account was created under the scheme in the local post office. I never worked under the scheme and did not receive any wage till date,” said Mayank Joshi, then a student and now a driver working with a local transporter. Deepak Pal, who was a minor during this scam period, was also included in the roll though school records showed that he was attending classes at the same time. Read More: Swindlers create fake accounts to loot `30 lakh under MNREGA - Hindustan Times
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    ‘Vacationing’ inspectors cripple policing NAGPUR: A Right to information (RTI) query exposed a surprising trend among the officials of inspector ranks opting for different types of leaves for extended periods on a frequent basis. At present, senior inspectors of eight police stations, out of 23, are on leave along with some from crime branch and other units despite the fact that city's crime graph is rising. The inspectors, who mostly occupy position of unit in-charges, are responsible for implementing policing strategies and also work as supervisor of the grassroots level cops. Leave applications of several others are learnt to be waiting to be sanctioned. As per the RTI query, crime branch's PI MD Nalawade has already availed himself of 80 days leave since November last year. Nalawade is again on leave now along with hordes of others from crime branch despite frequent incidents of burglaries, thefts and robberies. Crime branch PI Naresh Pawar too went on 24 days leave in March immediately after availing of nine days respite for joining after transfer to city. Read More: ?Vacationing? inspectors cripple policing - The Times of India
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    karira replied to a thread Submision of ID in Ask for RTI Query
    It is there in Sec 6(2) of the RTI Act 2005: 6(2) An applicant making request for information shall not be required to give any reason for requesting the information or any other personal details except those that may be necessary for contacting him.
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    In my first appeal hearing on 27 Oct, with the FAA of CIC I took the help of this CIC order and also the Delhi HC judgment (Vishwas Bhamburkar v/s Union of India - on missing files), to get the FAA to direct the PIO to file a FIR for missing records. The written order is still awaited. Hope that it reflects what happened during the hearing.
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    Dear all,The black money scandal has reached an important milestone today thanks to the sustained interventions of the Petitioners and the interest taken by the Hon'ble Supreme Court. I have attached an analytical piece that looks at the Double Tax Avoidance Agreements regime and Government of India's (GoI) role under various political parties and alliances. For the sake of brevity I am only copying below my thesis and the sub-headings under which the article is divided. In short my submission on the basis of my analysis is that DTAAs are being interpreted by GoI in a manner:1) that curbs the independence of the judiciary by curtailing the plenary powers of the Supreme Court and the High Courts to call for financial information of citizens and other entities in India supplied by foreign countries, by giving the Executive the power to deny access to such information in all in non-tax related matters;2) that subordinates laws made by Parliament to these bilateral treaties; and3) that curtails the scope of the people’s right to know under the pretext of protecting the right to privacy of some high net worth individuals (HNIs), firms and corporations who may or may not be tax evaders. My thesis is explained in the attached article under the following subheadings: Background of the black money case Did GoI under the NDA negotiate better DTAAs when it had the opportunity? What is the international DTAA regime? India’s DTAAs Article 26 of the OECD and the UN Model Double Tax Conventions Lifespan of India’s DTAAs Modification of the Model Double Tax Conventions International Peer Review Mechanism for ensuring compliance with the Model Double Tax Conventions Influence of commentaries on Article 26 on the Indian position vis-à-vis transparency impact upon the independence of the judiciary and RTI GoI’s Audacious guidelines on DTAAs and the status of information vis-à-vis RTI and the Income Tax Act Grounds of GoI’s Interim Application filed on 17th October, 2014 Possible counter to the grounds mentioned in the IA GFT’s discussion of the Apex Court’s Ruling in the Ram Jethmalani case How often did GoI seek information about tax evaders under DTAAs recently? Epilogue Please circulate this email and the attachment widely. Thanks Venkatesh Nayak Programme Coordinator Access to Information Programme Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative
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    1. This topic has been discussed many times on the portal. Please read some of the threads in thje following search results: https://www.google.co.in/webhp?sourceid=chrome-instant&rlz=1C1KYPB_enIN603IN603&ion=1&espv=2&ie=UTF-8#q=second%20appeal%20v%2Fs%20complaint%20site%3Awww.rtiindia.org (Please note there are multiple pages of results !) Please pay special attention to the dates of those threads/posts. Some might be old. After the Supreme Court order (State of Manipur case), the CIC/SIC cannot order disclosure of information while deciding a complaint. It can only order a penalty to be imposed. 2. You can file a complaint any number of times as long as every time , one of the conditions listed down in Sec 18(1)(a) to (f) are satisfied. 3. There is no time limit prescribed for filing a complaint.
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    You must have already given the written arguments in your first appeal which is already filed. If you do not appear for the hearing the FAA should go by your written arguments only. You don't have to respond to him in writing all over again. If you want, at most just send a letter to the FAA that you will not be attending the hearing for case nr.....dtd......and that the matter may be decided based on the written arguments already submitted by you.
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    API seems to be some sort of a guide as to how to extract data from a data base. Is API a written document (ie hard copy) or in "soft format" ?
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    RTI Act: Babus trying to protect themselves through notifications The Maharashtra government recently issued two notifications that are designed to weaken the RTI Act and encourage corruption. The first, issued on Sept 9, placed Anti Corruption Bureau in Schedule 2 of the RTI Act, which means most information about ACB would be barred from being disclosed. This, the government claimed, was based on its powers under Section 24 (4) of the RTI Act. The government seems to have forgotten that this section applies only to 'intelligence and security organisations'. It would be impossible to justify that ACB is either an intelligence or security agency. This notification is hence arbitrary and illegal. I have filed a complaint with the State Information Commission requesting it to conduct a hearing and decide on this matter. The government does not have the power to exempt any department it wishes from the RTI Act, and people must oppose this. If the government is allowed its way, it may soon want to exempt irrigation and urbandevelopment departments (the entire govt machinery for that matter) from the RTI Act list next! Emboldened by this, the babus next decided to further their cause by granting protection to information on disciplinary action or punishment they had received, on the specious plea that this was a matter between the employee and the employer. Read More: RTI Act: Babus trying to protect themselves through notifications | Latest News & Updates at Daily News & Analysis
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    RTI reply calls into question Air India claim on extra duty hours MUMBAI: For over a year now, flight attendants on Air India (AI) flights to Australia have been doing an extra hour of duty. The airline has often claimed that it has the requisite sanction for the extra duty hours put in by its flight attendants, but a recent RTI reply by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) proves the claim false. The issue concerns passenger safety as the 10 AI flight attendants on board the 253-seater Boeing 787 aircraft put in 17 hours of flight duty at a go on the Delhi-Sydney-Melbourne flight.Every day at 1.30 pm, the AI Dreamliner departs for Sydney on an 11-hour journey. At Sydney, it does an hour-long halt before it takes off for a four-hour flight to Melbourne. The 10 flight attendants rostered for the flight report for duty at Delhi airport at noon.DGCA norms put the flight duty time permitted for flight attendants at 14 hours, extendable to a maximum of 16 hours. The extra hour of duty time has been happening on the flight to Australia since August 30 last year, when the flight was launched.The AI spokesperson reiterated on Tuesday that the airline had the DGCA sanction and there was no violation. Only, in an RTI reply on October 10 the DGCA said it had given AI no dispensation, which means there was no permission to make its flight attendants work beyond 16 hours. Read More: RTI reply calls into question Air India claim on extra duty hours - The Times of India
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    If the information you sought is important for you, it is better to attend the first appeal hearing in person - since you are the best person to know your case details completely. If you do not attend, then the FAA will pass orders based on your written submissions.
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    Each University has prescribed a separate process for certificate / degree verification. You have to follow that process only. You cannot use RTI to get your degree certificate verified.
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    PIL: Exclusion of ACB from RTI ‘calculated move’ MUMBAI: It's a calculated move by the former government to protect its corrupt ministers, says a public interest litigation filed in Bombay high court challenging Anti-Corruption Bureau's exclusion from the Right to Information (RTI) Act's purview. It has specifically mentioned the names of NCP leaders Ajit Pawar, Sunil Tatkare, Chhagan Bhujbal and Vijaykmar Gavit against whom charges are levelled and also Congress leader Kripa Shankar Singh "who is already facing allegations of disproportionate assets and his case is pending" with ACB. The activist who filed the PIL urges quashing the notification saying it is contrary to RTI Act's object. Meanwhile, following a complaint from activists on the notification, Ratnakar Gaikwad, state Chief Information Commissioner, said he would hear the matter on November 14 and give his decision the same day. Read More: PIL: Exclusion of ACB from RTI ?calculated move? - The Times of India
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    Now requesting DoPT to put up all these RTI applications and the replies given online - as per the latest circular of DoPT.
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    File a RTI application with the PIO of the office - which disbursed the funds. Ask for the calculation sheet based on which the amount of Rs. 5.00 lakhs was subject to tax deduction.
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    karira replied to a thread urgent in Non RTI Issues
    Select "Ministry of Finance" and then Department of Banking...maybe under that you will find individual PSU banks.
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    Guess the internet speed at Prime Minister's Office? CHENNAI: The Prime Minister's Office uses a comparatively speedy internet connection. While an average internet connection speed in India is 2Mbps (megabytes per second), that of the PMO is 34Mbps, an RTI application has revealed. In a reply to the RTI application filed by Vinoth Ranganathan, co-founder of onlinerti.com, the PMO has said the National Informatics Centre (NIC) is providing an average of 34Mbps speed to the PMO office. "There is nothing wrong for our PM to have 34Mbps speed internet. As the Prime Minister, he should have a better connectivity. Google fibre in the US provides 1 Gbps (Gigabytes per second) connectivity to ordinary citizens," said Ranganathan. "In India, the Startup Village in Kochi has 1Gbps connectivity which is almost 30 times the speed of our PMO," he said. The recent "State of the Internet" quarterly report by internet content delivery network Akamai has shown that India ranks 115 in the world. South Korea has the maximum internet speed with 24.6Mbps. The average peak connection speed in India is 14Mbps and only 1.2% internet users in India enjoy the internet speeds of more than 10Mbps, the report adds. Read More: Guess the internet speed at Prime Minister's Office? - The Times of India
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    Since this is the chit chat section, just putting up the latest NPA figues of Banks as on 31 March 2014: News NPAs of all banks in India at Rs 2,63,015 cr at March end: RTI query 26.10.2014 (UNI) The non-performing assets (NPAs) of all the banks in the country were at Rs 2,63,015 crore as of March end, as compared to Rs 1,64,462 crore a year ago, an official information from the Reserve Bank of India has stated. This information was shared by city-based activist Om Prakash Sharma, who is also the member of BJP national council, with reporters here last night. He said that he sought the information from RBI under Right To Information (RTI). He further said that of the total NPAs worth Rs 2,63,015 crore, the major chunk of 86.41 per cent were of public sector banks, Rs 24,184 crore of the private sector banks and Rs 11,568 crore of the foreign banks. He said that the NPA figures provided by RBI indicate substantial growth during last five years. According to the information by RBI, the NPAs of the banks were Rs 1,17,262 crore in March 2012, Rs 74,664 in 2011 and Rs 59,924 crore in 2010. The report further stated the major NPAs of State Bank of India were worth Rs 61,605 crore, Punjab National Bank Rs 18,880 crore, and Bank of Baroda, Bank of India and Central Bank of India each Rs 11 crore, Mr Sharma said. The NPAs of the tainted Syndicate Bank, whose chief executive officer (CEO) is behind the bars for allegedly swindling public money, were at Rs 4,611 crore, he informed. In the private sector banks, the ICICI Bank topped the list with Rs 10,506 crore NPAs, he added. UNI
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    Boss, I tried that too.....now after banging my head so many times........I have :headache::headache::headache::headache::headache:: and more headache: I have ended up like this:
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    This is not all.... My last 6 RTI applications have been on: 1. To get my "registration numbers" of second appeals filed with the CIC / SIC in 2011 and 2012. (Response: Files not traceable - even when diary numbers are available) 2. To get Name / designation / tel number / email id of CPIOs (No reply...no FA order) 3. To get location of name board of CPIO (No reply, No FA order) 4. Telephone numbers of the public authority and of its top officers (no response, now under FA) So, we have to start from the basics once again !
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  • karira's Avatar
    5 Days Ago
    Out of the top 10 applicants, I have only heard of Nr. 2 & 7 Anyone heard (or know) the other 7 on the list ?
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  • karira's Avatar
    5 Days Ago
    SOURCE of RAW DATA: RTI reply from DoPT No. of RTI Online applications by Sex (Aug 2013 to Sep 2014) S. No. Month / Year Male Female Total 1 Aug 2013 7734 489 8223 2 Sep 2013 10092 815 10907 3 Oct 2013 8569 834 9403 4 Nov 2013 7043 690 7733 5 Dec 2013 8070 883 8953 6 Jan 2014 9146 801 9947 7 Feb 2014 7620 676 8296 8 Mar 2014 7739 775 8514 9 Apr 2014 6990 723 7713 10 May 2014 6602 705 7307 11 Jun 2014 8056 857 8913 12 Jul 2014 6197 658 6855 13 Aug 2014 7455 771 8226 14 Sep 2014 6993 676 7669 TOTAL 108306 (91%) 10353 (9%) 118659 (100%) No. of RTI Online applications by State (Aug 2013 to Sep 2014) S. No. State Number % of total 1 Andhra Pradesh 9478 8 2 Arunachal Pradesh 74 3 Assam 2428 2 4 Bihar 3708 3 5 Chandigarh 1193 1 6 Chattisgarh 1380 1 7 Delhi 21528 18 8 Goa 189 9 Gujarat 3517 3 10 Haryana 5777 5 11 Himachal Pradesh 686 12 Jammu & Kashmir 654 13 Jharkhand 2257 2 14 Karnataka 6003 5 15 Kerala 3116 3 16 Lakshadweep 16 17 Madhya Pradesh 4100 3 18 Maharashtra 11776 10 19 Manipur 93 20 Meghalaya 132 21 Mizoram 33 22 Nagaland 36 23 No State 246 24 Odisha 2631 2 25 Puducherry 361 26 Punjab 3031 2 27 Rajasthan 5818 5 28 Sikkim 27 29 Tamil Nadu 7260 6 30 Tripura 152 31 UT 92 32 Uttarakhand 1417 33 Uttar Pradesh 14354 12 34 West Bengal 5858 5 RTI applications online by educational qualifications of applicant S. No. Category Number % of total 1 No Parameter selected 23856 20 2 Below 12th Class 2391 2 3 12th class pass 6382 5 4 Graduate 56012 47 5 Above Graduate 30018 25 RTI applications online by Non BPL / BPL S. No. Category Number % of Total 1 Non BPL 115634 97.5 2 BPL 3025 2.5 Top 10 applicants on RTI online 1. Praveen Poddar 850 2. MANIRAM SHARMA 566 3. Pavan Reddy 441 4. Ashok Kumar Sharma 372 5. Anonymous 329 6. Medha Rani 268 7. Gangadhar S Patil 263 8. Bishnu Kant Thakur 261 9. Y.S.V.PRASADA RAO 244 10. MD MASIHUZZAMA QU 236 Total: 3830 (about 3% of total)
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  • karira's Avatar
    5 Days Ago
    karira replied to a thread About corruption in Non RTI Issues
    Please read: http://www.rtiindia.org/forum/docs/court-judgements-rti-issues/277-meaning-allegations-corruption-sec-24-a As mentioned above, the expression pertaining to allegation of corruption cannot be exhaustively defined. The Act is to step-in-aid to establish the society governed by law in which corruption has no place. The Act envisages a transparent public office. Therefore, even in organizations which are exempt from the provisions of the Act, in terms of the notification issued under Section 24(4) of the Act, still information which relates to corruption or the information which excludes the allegation of corruption would be relevant information and cannot be denied for the reasons that the organization is exempted under the Act. The information sought in the present case is in respect of the number of vacancies which have fallen to the share of the specified category and whether such posts have been filled up from amongst the eligible candidates. If such information is disclosed, it will lead to transparent administration which is antithesis of corruption. If organization has nothing to hide or to cover a corrupt practice, the information should be made available. The information sought may help in dispelling favoritism, nepotism or arbitrariness. Such information is necessary for establishing the transparent administration. Therefore, we do not find any illegality in the order passed by the State Information Commissioner, Haryana and affirmed by learned Single Judge in the orders impugned in the present appeals.
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  • karira's Avatar
    6 Days Ago
    Govt departments ignore Vishaka guidelines on sexual harassment Sexual harassment at workplaces is a concern, but not for Delhi Police. An RTI query about the status of Complaints Committee under the Supreme Court's 1997 Vishaka guidelines has revealed that the North District of the Delhi Police has not even formed the committee. According to the guidelines every organisation has to form such a committee to deal with complaints of sexual harassment at workplaces. However, the RTI query filed by social activist Rajhans Bansal has revealed that no committee was formed by the North District of Delhi Police. While Delhi Police's inaction is shocking, RTI reply revealed that complaints committees in several Union ministries don't deal with many complaints. Most of the government departments have formed the committees in accordance with the guidelines, but interestingly they don't receive many complaints of sexual harassment, the RTI reply revealed. In their replies almost all the government departments have stated that they have received only one or two complaints. Read more at: Govt departments ignore Vishaka guidelines on sexual harassment : North, News - India Today
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  • karira's Avatar
    6 Days Ago
    Please read this blog: http://www.rtiindia.org/forum/blogs/karira/4403-transparency.html
    2 replies | 172 view(s)
  • karira's Avatar
    6 Days Ago
    Technically, he cannot reject the request for information just because a envelope was not attached. The PIO should ask for the envelope to be sent OR demand the additional fees, if any.
    2 replies | 115 view(s)
  • karira's Avatar
    6 Days Ago
    I remember that the SCO 84-85 one was the correct one earlier. Maybe they expanded by taking more space. Just send it to the SCO 84-85 one.
    21 replies | 404 view(s)
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