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Joint Inspection of unauthorised construction in MCD under RTI Act

UNAUTHORISED CONSTRUCTION IN MCDThe commission has not allowed joint inspection of properties under MCD by using RTI Act provisions where the contention of inspection was  to expose unauthorised construction in the larger public interest and that it’s an exercise to disclose conspiracy between the Officers of MCD and constructers.

Inspection of the ‘information’ would certainly not include private ‘house property’ as it would lead to interpretation of section 2 (f) and 2 (j) in too liberal a fashion. It is only the report/document/sample generated after inspection and which is within the domain of the public authority that can be accessed under the provisions of the RTI Act. ‘Any material in any form’ may not be equated with the term ‘material in ANY FORM’ as such comparison is odious and evidently overreaches the legislative intent. Read more ›




stricture for providing false and misleading information

false and misleading information

Senior citizen was made to run from pillar to post by providing false and misleading information. When the appeal came for hearing at CIC and the misdeed was exposed, the CPIO again requested for 30 more days to trace out the information after spending 9 months over it. Rightly so, the CIC imposed a compensation for the detriment and harassment caused to the appellant on account of this delay and Commission directed the public authority to pay compensation of Rs. 3000/– to the appellant. Read more ›




The Ghost of RTI behind the former CPIO

Former CPIO

Commission found that there has been a delay of over 500 days in providing the information to the appellant and imposes a maximum penalty of Rs. 25,000/– on the former PIO

Earlier, vide Commission’s order of even number dated 21 August 2013, matter pertaining to show cause notice was issued to the former PIO. Respondent who had appeared on behalf of the public authority confirmed that the notice of the Commission was served on the former PIO. Read more ›




RTI for Ration Card – Third Party Information under Larger Public Interest

RTI for Ration Card

RTI for Ration Card

On a RTI for Ration card pertaining to third party, the commission has allowed disclosure of information with a legible attested photocopy of the computerized record of the ration card of Shri Jaiveer Singh as requested in the RTI application as after hearing the case it was felt that it is in the larger public interest provide the information. Not only the above disclosure was allowed, the CIC also directed to provide affidavit to the Commission with copy to the appellant that there are no other records held by the public authority pertaining to the matter of the RTI application (regarding issue of ration card to Shri Jaiveer Singh). Read more ›




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