[RTI] Thesis submitted by a research scholar a public document

Central Information Commissioner while considering an appeal against Rajasthan based ARID Forest Research Institute, under the Right to Information Act observed that, the thesis submitted by a research student is not a personal or third party information and cannot be withheld by an Institution under the Right to Information Act. It was an appeal where the appellant sought for a copy of pre-thesis...

[RTI] Similar action taken against employees involves public interest

Central Information Commissioner while considering an appeal from Shri P.R. Chandol held that, any information sought whether similar treatment has been given to all the employees of Central Council of Homeopathy for the same action or inaction relates to transparency in the Council and involves public interest. Therefore, Central Information Commissioner directed Central Council of Homeopathy to provide...

No personal information even if she is your wife, Rules Karnataka High Court

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While considering an application under the provisions of Right to Information Act, seeking certain information relating to the passport issued to his wife by the Regional Passport Officer, Passport officer rejects husband’s RTI application, and informed the applicant that, the info cannot be furnished. Such information is not liable to be disclosed in view of the provision of Section 8(1)(j)...

Political convenience shouldn’t lead to exemptions from RTI

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The Right to Information Act, 2005 says nothing contained in the RTI Act will apply on the organization which are listed in the second schedule of the Section 24, provided that the information (any material in any form) held by or under the control of the public authorities related to allegations of corruption and human rights violation shall not be covered under the exemption. ...