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RTI Replies on Website

All Public Authorities shall proactively disclose RTI applications and appeals received and their responses, on the websites maintained by Public Authorities with search facility based on key words.

RTI applications and appeals received and their responses relating to the personal information of an individual may not be disclosed, as they do not serve any public interest.1)

Attention is invited to DOPT's guidelines on suo motu disclosure issued vide O.M. No.1/6/2011-IR dated 15.4.2013 whereby Public Authorities have an obligation to proactively disclose RTI applications and appeals received by them and their responses on their websites. In order to facilitate uploading of RTI applications/appeals received and their responses on the website, a new feature has been added to the CPIO/FAA's module on the “RTI online” portal on pilot basis for DOPT. This feature provides an option to the CPIO and FAA to upload the reply to RTI application and first appeal respectively on the website of the Department.2)

The details of Suo Moto Disclosure can be read from our wiki article.

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· 2018/02/05 03:43 · Shrawan · 0 Comments · 0 Linkbacks

Indian Bank Association IBA is a Public Authority under RTI Act now

Shri R K Jain V/S Indian Bank Association (IBA) Ms. lta Bose VIS Indian Bank Association (IBA)

IBA refused to provide the information stating that they are not a Public Authority as defined under section 2(h) of the RTI Act.

IBA performs various activities, which are entrusted to them by the Government or the Reserve bank of India. The functions performed by the IBA have mentioned in para 5 above in the submissions of the IBA, which are the important public functions. In our view, the IBA works as an instrumentality of the State.


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· 2017/12/06 02:54 · Shrawan · 0 Comments · 0 Linkbacks

DDA to publish information on properties which had been historically leased by the Government of India

Keeping in view that the citizens of the country should have access to information about leased out public properties and check drainage of public revenue with respect to such properties, the Commission, in the exercise of powers conferred under Section 19(8) of the RTI Act 2005 issued guidelines asking DDA to compile and publish on the website of the DDA information regarding all such properties which had been historically leased by the Government of India, name/s of the lessees, type of lease-private or Institutional, tenure of such lease/s, number of expired lease/s, action taken with respect to expired leases/s etc. (CIC/KY/C/2016/000023-YA, dated 20.01.2015).

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MAINTENANCE OF RECORDS RELATING TO NOTARIES.

The Commission observed that digital filing of records by notaries can be one possible solution for retrieving the record. The new records should be created by the notaries through a Law Ministry􀇯s online portal. As regards the old records, it may be scanned and uploaded on the web-portal so that it can be easily accessed and retained for long periods.


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MEDICAL COLLEGES TO FURNISH THE LIST OF STUDENTS ADMITTED IN EXCESS OF ADMISSION CAPACITY.

The Commission held that it is in public interest and in the interest of thousands of meritorious students that the Central Government and the MCI should direct the Medical colleges to furnish the list of students admitted in excess of admission capacity for every academic session to the MCI and then take immediate appropriate action as laid down in section 8&9of the Medical Council of India (CRITERIA FOR IDENTIFICATION OF STUDENTS ADMITTED IN EXCESS OF ADMISSION CAPACITY OF MEDICAL COLLEGES) REGULATIONS, 1997 ( CIC/YA/C/2015/900420, dated 1/4/2016)

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