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Don’t club unrelated matters in RTI

unrelated matters in RTI

The RTI Applicant is advised not to ask unrelated matters in RTI. The CIC while deciding the appeal, ruled that “The appellant is advised to ask for limited information and specific information instead of clubbing various unrelated matters in his RTI applications”. CIC further states number of queries should also be limited. The Public Information Officer cannot be expected to reply to these large number of queries within the time schedule as prescribed under the RTI Act. The delay in reply cannot be totally held against the respondent in view of large number of queries imposed by the appellant through RTI application. Read more ›




Delhi Golf Club now comes under transparency act

Delhi Golf Club under RTI

Delhi Golf Club under RTI

The commission held that Delhi Golf club is both substantially financed as well as substantially controlled by Central Government and hence fall under the purview of RTI Act 2005. There is no doubt that DGC is not covered either under sub clause (a) or (b) or (c) of clause (h) of Section 2, but DGC is covered under first para of subclause (d) of clause (h) of Section 2, i.e. “body owned, controlled or substantially financed” by the Central Govt.

  • Delhi Gold club receives indirect financing of DGC by the Central Govt. u/s 2(h) (d)(i) of the RTI Act, therefore, DGC is a public authority under RTI Act 2005.
  • The presence of senior Govt. officers in the Management Committee of Delhi Golf Club surely indicates that Central Govt. exercises reasonable amount of control over the affairs of DGC Read more ›



Exploitation of student by refusing to refund even a part of the fee

Exploitation of student

It is an unequal fight between an Institution and the student when an institution insist that discontinuation of studies before completion of the course by any student, the entire course fee is to be charged from the said student and the fee once paid is not be refunded in any circumstances. This is a clear Exploitation of student. In the judgement pronounced by CIC, they have opined that the college authorities are being unfair and unjust to the appellant, in as much as they have refused to refund even a part of the fee of over Rs.3.00 lakhs. CIC has expressed anguish to an extent of stating that

“This is sheer exploitation of a hapless student.”

Seema Dental College, Rishikesh, which was responded to by the said college vide letter dated 3.8.13, in which the college authorities have stated that as per regulations of the college, in case of discontinuation of studies before completion of the course by any student, the entire course fee is to be charged from the said student and the fee once paid is not be refunded in any circumstances. The college authorities have also stated that Read more ›




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