RTI JUDGEMENT SERIES


Moneylife Digital Team 25 January 2013
Information about defaulters of payments cannot be considered third party information and in fact must be available suo moto under Section 4 of the RTI Act. This is the 27th in a series of important judgements given by former Central Information Commissioner Shailesh Gandhi that can be used...

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Moneylife Digital Team 24 January 2013
CIC slapped a fine of Rs25,000 each on six Sanitation Superintendents from the Municipal Corp of Delhi for the delay of over 100 days in providing information under the RTI Act. This is the 26th in a series of important judgements given by Shailesh Gandhi, former CIC, that can be used or...

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Moneylife Digital Team 23 January 2013
Disclosure of the WGEEP report would enable citizens to debate in an informed manner and provide useful feedback to government. The law requires suo moto disclosure by the public authority while formulating important policies and not after formulating them, ruled the CIC. This is the 25th in...

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Moneylife Digital Team 22 January 2013
The Commission ordered that all Cabinet Notes regarding tabling of bills must be displayed on the website in fulfilment of the requirements of Section 4(1) (d) of the RTI Act. This is the 24th in a series of important judgements given by Shailesh Gandhi, former CIC, that can be used or quoted...

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Moneylife Digital Team 21 January 2013
In a rare use of Section 8 (2) of the RTI Act, the CIC ordered disclosure of information as a larger public interest would be served by it. This is the 23rd in a series of important judgements given by Shailesh Gandhi, former CIC, that can be used or quoted in a RTI application The...

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Moneylife Digital Team 16 January 2013
In a clear case of giving misleading information, the PIO of the Railway Board was found wrongly claiming exemption citing a stay obtained in a different case. This is the 22nd in a series of important judgements given by Shailesh Gandhi, former CIC, that can be used or quoted in an RTI...

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Moneylife Digital Team 15 January 2013
A Pension Trust controlled and substantially financed by the government is a Public Authority under the RTI Act. This is the 21st in a series of important judgements given by Shailesh Gandhi, former CIC, that can be used or quoted in an RTI application A Pension Trust controlled and...

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Moneylife Digital Team 14 January 2013
Section 11 does not give a third party an unrestrained veto to refuse disclosing information. It only gives the third party an opportunity to voice its objections to disclosing information. This is the 20th in a series of important judgements given by Shailesh Gandhi, former CIC, that can be...

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Moneylife Digital Team 08 January 2013
This case reveals how government agencies take away livelihoods of people without bothering about compensating the affected. This is the 19th in a series of important judgements given by Shailesh Gandhi, former CIC, that can be used or quoted in an RTI application The divisional...

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Moneylife Digital Team 07 January 2013
Despite an order from the CIC, the Municipal Corporation of Delhi failed to display information about encroachments on public lands on its website and the PIO was asked to compensate the applicant for the trouble. This is the 18th in a series of important judgements given by Shailesh Gandhi,...

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Moneylife Digital Team 04 January 2013
This case shows how the IIT provides stability certificates for erecting cell towers on old buildings without any inspection of the buildings! This is the 17th in a series of important judgements given by Shailesh Gandhi, former CIC that can be used or quoted in an RTI application The...

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Moneylife Digital Team 27 December 2012
Denying information on the basis that there is no larger public interest is flawed, unless it is first established that the information is exempt under the RTI Act. This is the 16th in a series of important judgements given by Shailesh Gandhi, former CIC that can be used or quoted in an RTI...

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Moneylife Digital Team 24 December 2012
While the RTI Act does not expect the PIO to provide answers which are not on record, it does not mean that merely because the queries are prefixed with “why, what, when, whether” information can be refused. This is the 15th in a series of important judgements given by Shailesh Gandhi, former...

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Moneylife Digital Team 20 December 2012
Inquiries into various matters are conducted with public money and the public has a right to know their findings. Keeping them under wraps for months and years serves no purpose except allowing wrongdoers to be protected. This is the 14th in a series of important judgements given by Shailesh...

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Moneylife Digital Team 18 December 2012
An expert committee report was denied by the PIO on the grounds that it was held in a fiduciary capacity and hence exempted under Section 8 (1)(e) of the RTI Act. This contention was rejected by the CIC. This is the 13th in a series of important judgements given by Shailesh Gandhi, former CIC...

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Moneylife Digital Team 17 December 2012
All deemed universities, including NMIMS, are public authorities as defined under as per Section 2 (h)(d) of the RTI Act. This is the 12th in a series of important judgements given by Shailesh Gandhi, former CIC that can be used or quoted in an RTI application As per Section 2 (h)(d) of...

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Moneylife Digital Team 14 December 2012
Any agreement entered into by the government is an agreement deemed to have been entered into on behalf of the and in the interest of “We the people” and the PIO cannot deny this information to a citizen. This is the eleventh in a series of important judgements given by Shailesh Gandhi,...

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Moneylife Digital Team 13 December 2012
The PIO was reprimanded for denying information in a casual manner by using Section 11 and Sect 7(9). This is the tenth in a series of important judgements given by Shailesh Gandhi, former CIC that can be used or quoted in an RTI application   The Chief Public Information Officer...

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Moneylife Digital Team 12 December 2012
The PIO was fined for not providing proper information to the applicant within stipulated time about the status of her ration card. This is the ninth in a series of important judgements given by Shailesh Gandhi, former CIC that can be used or quoted in an RTI application The Public...

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Moneylife Digital Team 11 December 2012
CBI claimed exemption without explaining how disclosing the information on why the agency decided not to prosecute Mukesh and Anil Ambani in the Reliance Infocomm case would affect the court case. The claim was denied by the CIC. This is the eighth in a series of important judgements given by...

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