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Right to Information

Right to information is declared as a fundamental right crafted in the article 19(1)(a)

Law enforce: Right to Information Act, 2005.

Bombay High Court, PIL No. 20 of 2012

No ID. proof is required to file an RTI Application

No ID proof is ever required to file an Application under the RTI act,2005
 As per section 6(2) of the RTI Act,2005 
Case Laws ;
  1. Writ Petition No.2678 of 2020, Bombay HC.
  2. Vishwas Bhamburkar Vs PIO, HUDCO.,  CIC/HUDCO/A/2017/195197

Review of the Order passed by the RTI authorities

01. The provision of review is available against the order of the Public Information office as per the provision of the section 7(3)(b) of the RTI Act, 2005
 Provision of review of the order of the  appellant authorites and grievance redressal authorties are also provided by the case laws.

Case Laws ;

  1. It is a settle provision of law the anything is allowed if the same is not specifically prohibited in law.
  2. Grindlays Bank Ltd vs Central Government Industrial … on 12 December, 1980
  3. It is possible to seek reviews of the decisions.

Guidelines issued to the RTI Authorities

Appointment of Transparency Officer

01.  The provision is made for the appointment of the Transparency officer in all public officer for the proper compliance of the provisions of the RTI Act, 2005.

Penalty on the PIO u/s 20 of the statute

01.  The provision is made in the RTI Act, 2005 to provide the teeth to the Information Commissioners to impose penalty on the erring officer in decide of any complaint or appeal under the statute.
  1. For causing delay in providing information.
  2. Refused to received RTI application.
  3. For not providing information.
  4. For providing incorrect, incomplete or misleading information.
  5. For Destroying Information.
  6. Information Commission Can’t Turn Blind Eye To Culpable Delay In Furnishing Info By PIO     Case Law : Writ Petition No.4913 of 2022, Karnataka High Court.

Show the exit doors to the erring PIO

01.  It is a settled rule of law the there is no place in the government job for those who has lost their integrity and not doing their job diligently.
  1. Case Law : Writ Petition No.17677 of 2010, Madras High Court.

Exception from Disclosure of Information