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Committees are not Public Authority

Committees are not public authority

Committees are not public authority

CIC has decided that a Committee does not fall under the category of Public Authority as defined in the RTI Act.

CIC stated that: “It is pertinent to mention here that section 2(h) of the RTI Act,2005 define the public authority. The relevant section 2(h) of the RTI Act, 2005 reads as follows:-

“Public authority means any authority, institution, self-government, established/ constituted by Read more ›




NGO under RTI

ngo under rtiContinuing the earlier decision, the CIC has confirmed again that minimum 10% of funds should be received by an NGO from the Government, for an NGO to come under RTI.

“It would be pertinent to mention here that amount one crore or above or 5% of their portfolio is not worth to be construed as substantially funded or not. But what should be the criteria to be construed as substantially financed, will be such percentage which would not be seen as such but it should be actually substantially financed in a real sense by taking all other financial aspect of a particular NGO that may differ case to case. It is immaterial whether it is 10%, 20% or 30% etc. but definitely not below 10% of total overall 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 ›



IFFCO not a Public Authority under RTI Act 2005

IFFCO not a Public Authority under RTI Act 2005

IFFCO not a Public Authority under RTI Act 2005

In a bid to obtain information on a full­ page advertisements in many newspapers by IFFCO on death of its Chairman on 18.1.11 by IFFCO RTI Activist lands up into CIC who in a full bench decision decided that IFFCO not a Public Authority under RTI Act 2005. The Activist asked the Complete and detailed information on giving advertisements in newspapers on 18.1.11 (and on some other also) on death of IFFCO Chairperson Late Shri Surinder Kumar mentioning also names of newspapers, size of advertisements (in terms of page size also), cost of advertisement in each of such newspaper etc. on the referred obituary advertisements.

Instead of replying to the above query the whole issue turned out that IFFCO defended at CIC that IFFCO not a Public Authority under RTI Act 2005, which in turn means money spent on giving advertisements on newspapers on death of Chairperson shall not be revealed.  Read more ›




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