Third Party Information under RTI Act 2005: Meaning and Procedure

Third Party Information under RTI Act, 2005Many a time Public Information Officer (PIO) denies information to the applicant by calling the information as third party information: sometime to avoid disclosure of information and sometime due to lack of understanding of what does constitute third party information. This makes necessary to understand what does exactly constitute third party information under RTI Act 2005. » Read more

Records missing or not traceable not a valid excuse for denial of information under RTI

Records missing or not traceable not a valid excuse for denial of information under RTIUnder section 6(1) of RTI Act 2005, any Indian citizen can seek information from any Public Authority defined under Section 2(h) of RTI Act 2005, where the onus of giving information is with PIO (Public Information Officer), defined in Section 5 of RTI Act 2005. But there are numerous occasions when the unwilling PIOs have blatantly claimed to CIC (Central Information Commission) that Information is lost or not traceable or readily not traceable or currently not traceable or not held. » Read more

Difference between Personal Cheque and Banker’s Cheque/ Demand Draft

Difference between Personal Cheque and Banker's Cheque or Demand DraftThough it appears to many of us that Banker’s Cheque is same as Cheque Personal, hereinafter referred as ‘Cheque’, that we issue to make payments, these two are completely different in meaning and methods of payment. I made a mistake when I filed my First RTI Application before a Central Public Authority. I issued a Cheque of Rs. 10/- as Fees for RTI. I was called by the PIO to take my Cheque back and pay RTI Fees through Banker’s Cheque (similar to Demand Draft) or Indian Postal Order (IPO). I have enumerated major difference between Personal Cheque and Banker’s Cheque or Demand Draft below: » Read more

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