“There is a technical distinction between a ‘fiducial relation’ which is
more correctly applicable to legal relationships between parties, such as
guardian and ward, administrator and heirs, and other similar
relationships, and ‘confidential relation’ which includes
“A relationship in which one person is under a duty to act for the benefit
of the other on matters within the scope of the relationship. Fiduciary
relationships – such as
RTI Complaint or RTI Second Appeal
Which is more effective
RTI Appellants can use Section 18 to improve their chances of getting Public Information Officers (PIOs) penalized by sacrificing their demand for getting the requested information. A strictly legal interpretation of this
RTI and Third Party Information: What Constitutes the Private and Public?
The passing of the Right to Information Act, 2005 was seen as giving an empowering tool in the hands of the citizens of India, six years post its implementation, loopholes have surfaced with misuse of the many fundamental
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 ?