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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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MERE PENDENCY OF FINAL DECISION IS NOT GOOD ENOUGH REASON TO DENY INFORMATION

The Commission observed that even if the matter of misconduct proceeding is pending before the Ethics Committee, no reason nor justification had been given by the respondent as to why information cannot be shared about the current status of the complaint/appeal filed by the appellant and likewise about the status of suspension of Dr. Ketan Desai. In the event that the status of his medical registration has changed, the meetings when such decision to alter/change the suspension was taken is also not a piece of information which is exempt from disclosure under any of the provision of the under RTI Act. Mere pendency of final decision/examination/consideration of an issue is not good enough reason to deny information unless supported by valid reason and justification to substantiate that disclosure of the information would be detrimental to the interest of the Respondent.

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