Just back from the hearing of Non Compliance of SIC Order. In the hearing the PIO too was present, who expressed his inability to comply since the records are not available. In the previous order SIC had ordered the file to be reconstructed, the PIO of Building and Factory,
ABOUT FURTHER PAYABLE FEE.
The details of further payable fee should be indicated for each item and the methodology through which the same has been arrived at should also be communicated to the applicant. The applicant shall also be informed about the particulars of the appellate
Deemed to be Universities are institutions which are not established as Universities through legislations, but which are declared as deemed to be universities as per Section 3 of the UGC Act.
Section 3 of the UGC Act empowers the Central Government to declare by notification any such
LOOPHOLES IN RTI ACT 2005.
1. No responsibility/accountability of the FAA
2. No time limit for CIC/SIC to decide appeals
3. Selection procedure for ICs and qualifications/criteria are very vague
4. After SC judgment in State of Manipur case,
Observations of the Hon’ble Supreme Court on the
Right to Information Act:-
“At this juncture, it is necessary to clear some
misconceptions about the RTI Act. The RTI Act provides
access to all information that is available and existing.
This is clear from
Right to Information sounds very good. A government official if avoids giving information will be penalized heavily sounds awesome to the ears. BUT, does it happen ? Is the system right from the SPIO to CIC/SIC in all the states hand in glove to avoid giving information ?
If any RTI applicant is not satisfied with the decision of the State Information Commission/Central Information Commission, applicant can file an appeal in the State High Court or the Supreme Court. The RTI Act specifically bars the courts from considering any suit, application or any proceeding made
Updated 05-05-15 at 10:16 AM by MANOJ B. PATEL
For the introduction of our Right to Information Act, there have been efforts since 1996 onwards. The National Campaign for People's Right to Information was founded in 1996. Its founding members included social activities, journalists, lawyers, professionals, retired civil servants and academics, and
Most often the Public Information Officers, Departmental Appellate Authorities and even few Information Commissioners are referring to larger public interest, to deny information sought by an applicant. Element of larger public interest does not involve in every information sought by an RTI applicant.
Often queries are raised in our forum whether private or deemed universities are under the ambit of Right to Information Act or not. Many such private or deemed universities did not designate Public Information Officers and no RTI link provided in their website. Mandatory disclosures required under