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RTI Guest Lecture for 07 Aug 2012

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IIM admission criteria
Cut-Off marks for IIT-JEE
Disclosure of examination Answer Scripts
Misuse of Maharashtra CM Relief Fund
Source of Funds of Political parties
Disappearance of funds donated by Coal India Ltd. To Prime Ministers National Relief Fund Notes:

3rd Party can be anyone other than the citizen applying for information

Please account for adequate time for postal delays What should be done, if the
Information is denied ? “The real swaraj will come not by the acquisition of authority by a few, but by the acquisition of capacity by all to resist authority when abused.” What is this ?








Important Provisions In gaining more knowledge about RTI
For more information about RTI
Latest News about RTI
Help in drafting RTI Application
RTI Query
Court decisions about RTI
Searchable Online RTI Act, 2005
Please visit: www.rtiindia.org For any further help… "First they ignore you. Then they laugh at you. Then they fight you. Then you win." Passport
Income Tax refunds
Provident Fund issues
RTO / Driving Licenses
Civic Issues – Roads, Streetlights, Water, Power, Garbage, Cleanliness. Greenery, Tree cover
Vanishing Companies, Banks
Freedom from “speed money”
Auditing Government schemes and proper fund utilisation Where can RTI help you ? IIM admission criteria
Cut-Off marks for IIT-JEE
Disclosure of examination Answer Scripts
Misuse of Maharashtra CM Relief Fund
Source of Funds of Political parties
Disappearance of funds donated by Coal India Ltd. To Prime Ministers National Relief Fund Major RTI Success Stories The provisions of the RTI Act have a overriding effect over any other law in force or any other rule framed under any other law (Sec 22) RTI Act has “OVERRIDING” effect Maintaining, cataloguing, indexing, computerising and networking records (Sec 4(1)(a)).
Publishing within 120 days of enactment a whole set of information and updating it every year (Sec 4(1)(b)).
Publishing all relevant facts while formulating important policies or announcing the decisions which affect public (Sec 4(1)(c)).
Providing reasons for its administrative or quasi
judicial decisions to affected persons (Sec 4(1)(d)). RTI Act 2005–Responsibilities of Public
Authorities Notes:

3rd Party can be anyone other than the citizen applying for information

Please account for adequate time for postal delays Any information that cannot be denied to Parliament or Legislature cannot be denied to a Citizen ! Citizen is equal to MP/MLA/MLC g. Endangers life or physical safety or identifies confidential source of information or assistance
h. Impedes the process of investigation or apprehension
i. Cabinet papers, till after the decision has been taken, and the matter is complete, or over:
j. Personal information which would cause invasion of the privacy unless larger public interest justifies it. The RTI Act 2005 – Sec 8/9 (contd.) Information that you asked for
Certified copies of the records/papers
Clearly mention date of reply
Details about the First Appellate Authority and the time limit for First Appeal
Should be signed by the PIO
Information can be supplied in stages What should the reply of the PIO contain ? For Central Govt.:
BC/DD/IPO in favor of “Accounts Officer” or designated authority

For State Govt., Legislatures, Courts:
Please check respective RTI Rules
(can also be Court Fee Stamp, Non Judicial stamp, Treasury Challan, etc.) What is the mode of payment of fees ? First ask yourself, “Why do I need this information ?”
“What will I do with the information that I obtain ?”
Be clear about what you want to ask
Be to the point
Put yourself in the shoes of the PIO
Do not ask for Opinions, Advice, etc.
(unless they are already on “record”)
When asking for “sensitive” information, chose your words carefully
When in doubt, just ask for “Inspection”
Avoid giving long descriptions and opinions Tips for drafting an RTI Application

It includes the right to : (Sec 2(j))


i. inspect works, documents, records.
ii. take notes, extracts or certified copies of
documents or records.
iii. take certified samples of material.
iv. obtain information in form of printouts,
diskettes, floppies, tapes, video cassettes or
in any other electronic mode.
What does Right to Information mean?
Covers
all Government departments
all Government undertakings
Legislature
Judiciary
Constitutional authorities Where can you apply for information ?
What is information?
Section 3
All citizens have the right to information.
Same Right also available to OCI’s and PIO’s Informed Citizenry
Transparency of Information
Hold Governments and its instruments accountable
Contain Corruption MAIN OBJECTIVES OF THE RTI ACT Some say it is a “Weapon”.. Ever felt like this ? “The real swaraj will come not by the acquisition of authority by a few, but by the acquisition of capacity by all to resist authority when abused.” Exhaust all possible modes of grievance redress, before using RTI
Don’t use inappropriate language in your application
Submit your application to the correct PIO
Observe (and demand) courteous behaviour with PIO’s / FAA / Information Commissioners
Don’t ask for “interpretations” of existing laws & rules
Don’t use RTI for personal vendetta Responsible RTIing Adarsh Society Scam
Disclosure of IAS, IPS, IFS asset details
Disclosure of Judges asset details
Misuse of Red Cross funds
Attendance records of Cabinet Ministers
RBI guidelines on faulty ATM withdrawals
DGCA guidelines on refund rules for airline tickets More RTI Success Stories
Changing role of Public Servant
Administrator to Facilitator Proactive Disclosure Sec 19(8) gives the power to the CIC/SIC to grant compensation to the appellant.
Maximum compensation granted till now is Rs. 4 Lakhs by Jharkhand SIC

Specifically include imposition of penalty and grant of compensation in your “prayer” in the Second Appeal Provision for Compensation Imposable by Information Commission on PIO or officer asked to assist PIO (“deemed” PIO)

For delay – Rs. 250 per day up to Rs. 25,000
For illegitimate refusal to accept application, malafide denial, knowingly providing false information, destruction of information, etc.
– up to Rs. 25,000

Recommendation for departmental action for persistent or serious violations
However, no criminal liability RTI Act 2005 - Penalties Appeals
First appeal with a senior officer in the department (First Appellate Authority)
Second appeal with Central or Sate Information Commission
First Appeal to be settled in 30-45 days
Onus of proof on PIO/public authority Sec 19(5) RTI Act 2005 - Appeals Infringes copyright, except of the state.
Sec 24 exempts certain Intelligence and Security agencies, except for corruption and human rights violation charges
Third party information (Sec 11)
Even exempt information released after 20 years.
If Public Interest is involved, information has to be disclosed The RTI Act 2005 – Sec 8/9 (contd.) Exempted information:
Affecting sovereignty, integrity, security, other interests of India, relation with foreign state or leading to incitement of an offence;
Expressly forbidden by courts;
Affecting privilege of Parliament or Legislature;
Commercial confidence, trade secrets or intellectual property, unless larger public interest so warrants;
Information available in “fiduciary relationship”
received in confidence from foreign government; The RTI Act 2005 – Sec 8 & 9
By hand and get a signature, stamp and date on your copy
By Registered Post A.D. so that the A.D. Card acts as a proof
Through designated Post Offices (only for some Public Authorities under the Centre)
By Speed Post and take a print out of the delivery status available online
Avoid sending by ordinary post or private courier How to Submit ?

You will need proof of submission of your application Vary between Centre, States, Legislature & Courts

Charges for photocopies (depends on size)
Actual cost of samples or models
Charges for inspection of records/files on hourly basis
Charges for information on Floppy, CD’s Additional Fees
Application Fee:
Generally Rs. 10.00 only
Higher for some States and UT’s
Higher Fees for some Public Authorities (Courts, etc.) What is the Fee ? Can be handwritten, typed or oral (PIO to help convert oral application into written application)
Can be in Hindi, English or Local Language
No need to give any reason for seeking information Application under RTI Act 2005 Application on plain paper (some states have specified formats) or electronically
Give your name, address and other details like Tel. Nr. , Mobile, email
Identify the correct PIO, mode of payment and “in favour of” (payee)
Attach payment mode
Submit your application
How to apply for
information ? Universal Access – especially to the Poor
Fee at a reasonable level. No fee for BPL.
APIOs at sub-district levels.
Provision to reduce oral requests into writing
Provision to provide all required assistance, including to sensorily disabled persons.
Information to be provided in local languages
Provision for Compensation RTI Act 2005 - Access
What is information? Harmonises conflicting interests
Formalises a way to obtain information within a legal framework
Provides machinery and framework for the operational parts of the RTI process
Provides Enforcement mechanisms
Provides for Penalties If this is a Fundamental Right then why do we need a special Act ? Right to Information has been judicially recogonised as part of Article 19(1)(a) of Indian Constitution

“All Citizens shall have the right to freedom of Speech and Expression”

For proper enjoyment of freedom of Speech and Expression, it is imperative that correct information is available to the Citizens.

Right to Information is
a Fundamental Right Vibrant economy – More funds for social sectors and development – More corruption – Higher leakages
The “remote control” is in the hands of the citizens who get to audit
Improvement in Governance – Better delivery systems
Citizens get same rights as elected representatives Why does India need this Right ? But actually it is an….. Some say it is a “Tool”.. Ever asked for information and ended up like this ? Information Commissioners M.A. Ansari and Shailesh Gandhi
Arun Jaitley (Bofors papers), Jaswant Singh (Barmer royalty property), George Fernandes, Congress party, BJP, TRS, Swami Ramdev
Youngest RTI applicant –
9 year old Pranav
87 Delhi Government School children filed multiple RTI’s to get facilities in their school
One of the oldest RTI Applicant – 82 year lady to RPO, Hyderabad
Anil Ambani, Nusli Wadia
Private Cellular Operators Who has used RTI ? Information means any material in any form including records, documents, memos, e-mails, opinions, advices, press releases, circulars, orders, logbooks, contracts, reports, papers, samples, models, data material held in any electronic form and information relating to any private body which can be accessed by a public authority under any other law for the time being
in force - Section 2(f) What is Information? All developed countries have RTI / FOIA
70 countries have it – another 50 in process
Sweden was the first country to have RTI – in 1766 (Sweden also has a “Right to Inform”)
India is the 48th country to have this Right
Nigeria, Ghana, Mauritius, etc. in the process of legislating RTI
Bangladesh & Nepal have just introduced it
Evolving process – continuous changes
(Canada, Australia, USA, etc.) Right to Information
– around the World So don’t be afraid to ask ! “RIGHT TO INFORMATION ACT, 2005”

All you wanted to know about For PIO to reply to application 30 days from date of receipt of application.
48 Hrs. for matters regarding “Life & Liberty” For PIO to transfer to another PA under Sec 6(3) 5 days from date of receipt of application Time Limits ? Our Role? How to get
Information? What should be done, if the Information is denied ? Which is to be given &
Which is not to be given? To whom does this
Act apply? What the R.T.I. Act States? To whom does this Act apply ? “The real swaraj will come not by the acquisition of authority by a few, but by the acquisition of capacity by all to resist authority when abused.”
All you wanted to know
about So don’t be afraid to ask ! “RIGHT TO INFORMATION ACT, 2005” Ever felt like this ? Ever felt like this ? Ever felt like this ? Ever asked for information and ended up like this ? Some say it is a “Tool”.. Some say it is a “Weapon”.. But actually it is an….. Informed Citizenry
Transparency of Information
Hold Governments and its instruments accountable
Contain Corruption MAIN OBJECTIVES OF THE RTI ACT Informed Citizenry Hold Governments and its instruments accountable Informed Citizenry
Transparency of Information
Hold Governments and its instruments accountable
Contain Corruption MAIN OBJECTIVES OF THE RTI ACT Informed Citizenry Transparency of Information Hold Governments and
its instruments accountable Informed Citizenry
Transparency of Information
Hold Governments and its instruments accountable
Contain Corruption Informed Citizenry
Transparency of Information
Hold Governments and its instruments accountable
Contain Corruption Hold Governments
and its
Instruments accountable Informed Citizenry
Transparency of Information
Hold Governments and its instruments accountable
Contain Corruption Contain Corruption Informed Citizenry
Transparency of Information
Hold Governments and its instruments accountable
Contain Corruption

Right to Information is
a Fundamental Right Right to Information
– around the World Right to Information
– around the World All developed countries have RTI / FOIA
70 countries have it – another 50 in process
Sweden was the first country to have RTI – in 1766 (Sweden also has a “Right to Inform”)
India is the 48th country to have this Right
Nigeria, Ghana, Mauritius, etc. in the process of legislating RTI
Bangladesh & Nepal have just introduced it
Evolving process – continuous changes
(Canada, Australia, USA, etc.) Right to Information has been judicially recogonised as part of Article 19(1)(a) of Indian Constitution

“All Citizens shall have the right to freedom of Speech and Expression”

For proper enjoyment of freedom of Speech and Expression, it is imperative that correct information is available to the Citizens. Why does India need this Right ? Vibrant economy – More funds for social sectors and development – More corruption – Higher leakages
The “remote control” is in the hands of the citizens who get to audit
Improvement in Governance – Better delivery systems
Citizens get same rights as elected representatives Harmonises conflicting interests
Formalises a way to obtain information within a legal framework
Provides machinery and framework for the operational parts of the RTI process
Provides Enforcement mechanisms
Provides for Penalties If this is a Fundamental Right then why do we need a special Act ? How to get
Information? Which is to be given &
Which is not to be given? Our Role? To whom does this
Act apply? What the R.T.I. Act state?








Important Provisions
Section 3
All citizens have the right to information.
Same Right also available to OCI’s and PIO’s What is information?
What is information? Information means any material in any form including records, documents, memos, e-mails, opinions, advices, press releases, circulars, orders, logbooks, contracts, reports, papers, samples, models, data material held in any electronic form and information relating to any private body which can be accessed by a public authority under any other law for the time being in force What is Information?
Covers
all Government departments
all Government undertakings
Legislature
Judiciary
Constitutional authorities
Covers
all Government departments
all Government undertakings
Legislature
Judiciary
Constitutional authorities
Covers
all Government departments
all Government undertakings
Legislature
Judiciary
Constitutional authorities

It includes the right to : (Sec 2(j))

i. inspect works, documents, records.
ii. take notes, extracts or certified copies of
documents or records.
iii. take certified samples of material.
iv. obtain information in form of printouts,
diskettes, floppies, tapes, video cassettes
or in any other electropnic mode
What does Right to Information mean? Universal Access – especially to the Poor
Fee at a reasonable level. No fee for BPL.
APIOs at sub-district levels.
Provision to reduce oral requests into writing
Provision to provide all required assistance, including to sensorily disabled persons.
Information to be provided in local languages
Provision for Compensation RTI Act 2005 - Access PIO: Public Information Officer State or Central Application on plain paper (some states have specified formats) or electronically
Give your name, address and other details like Tel. Nr. , Mobile, email
Identify the correct PIO, mode of payment and “in favour of” (payee)
Attach payment mode
Submit your application
How to apply for
information ? Application on plain paper (some states have specified formats) or electronically
Give your name, address and other details like Tel. Nr. , Mobile, email
Identify the correct PIO, mode of payment and “in favour of” (payee)
Attach payment mode
Submit your application Can be handwritten, typed or oral (PIO to help convert oral application into written application)
Can be in Hindi, English or Local Language
No need to give any reason for seeking information Application under RTI Act 2005








Important Provisions In gaining more knowledge about RTI
For more information about RTI
Latest News about RTI
Help in drafting RTI Application
RTI Query
Court decisions about RTI
Searchable Online RTI Act, 2005

Please visit: www.rtiindia.org For any further help… "First they ignore you. Then they laugh at you. Then they fight you. Then you win." Exhaust all possible modes of grievance redress, before using RTI
Don’t use inappropriate language in your application
Submit your application to the correct PIO
Observe (and demand) courteous behaviour with PIO’s / FAA / Information Commissioners
Don’t ask for “interpretations” of existing laws & rules
Don’t use RTI for personal vendetta Responsible RTIing Adarsh Society Scam
Disclosure of IAS, IPS, IFS asset details
Disclosure of Judges asset details
Misuse of Red Cross funds
Attendance records of Cabinet Ministers
RBI guidelines on faulty ATM withdrawals
DGCA guidelines on refund rules for airline tickets More RTI Success Stories Major RTI Success Stories Maintaining, cataloguing, indexing, computerising and networking records (Sec 4(1)(a)).
Publishing within 120 days of enactment a whole set of information and updating it every year (Sec 4(1)(b)).
Publishing all relevant facts while formulating important policies or announcing the decisions which affect public (Sec 4(1)(c)). RTI Act 2005–Responsibilities of Public
Authorities Imposable by Information Commission on PIO or officer asked to assist PIO (“deemed” PIO)

For delay – Rs. 250 per day up to Rs. 25,000
For illegitimate refusal to accept application, malafide denial, knowingly providing false information, destruction of information, etc. upto Rs. 25,000

Recommendation for departmental action for persistent or serious violations
However, no criminal liability RTI Act 2005 - Penalties Any information that cannot be denied to Parliament or Legislature cannot be denied to a Citizen ! Citizen is equal to MP/MLA/MLC Exempted information:
Affecting sovereignty, integrity, security, other interests of India, relation with foreign state or leading to incitement of an offence;
Expressly forbidden by courts;
Affecting privilege of Parliament or Legislature;
Commercial confidence, trade secrets or intellectual property, unless larger public interest so warrants;
Information available in “fiduciary relationship”
received in confidence from foreign government; The RTI Act 2005 – Sec 8 & 9 Information that you asked for
Certified copies of the records/papers
Clearly mention date of reply
Details about the First Appellate Authority and the time limit for First Appeal
Should be signed by the PIO
Information can be supplied in stages What should the reply of the PIO contain ? Vary between Centre, States, Legislature & Courts

Charges for photocopies (depends on size)
Actual cost of samples or models
Charges for inspection of records/files on hourly basis
Charges for information on Floppy, CD’s Additional Fees First ask yourself, “Why do I need this information ?”
“What will I do with the information that I obtain ?”
Be clear about what you want to ask
Be to the point
Put yourself in the shoes of the PIO
Do not ask for Opinions, Advice, etc.
(unless they are already on “record”)
When asking for “sensitive” information, chose your words carefully
When in doubt, just ask for “Inspection”
Avoid giving long descriptions and opinions Tips for drafting an RTI Application Can be handwritten, typed or oral (PIO to help convert oral application into written application)
Can be in Hindi, English or Local Language
No need to give any reason for seeking information Application under RTI Act 2005

It includes the right to : (Sec 2(j))


i. inspect works, documents, records.
ii. take notes, extracts or certified copies of
documents or records.
iii. take certified samples of material.
iv. obtain information in form of printouts,
diskettes, floppies, tapes, video cassettes or
in any other electronic mode.
What does Right to Information mean?
What is information?
Section 3
All citizens have the right to information.
Same Right also available to OCI’s and PIO’s Harmonises conflicting interests
Formalises a way to obtain information within a legal framework
Provides machinery and framework for the operational parts of the RTI process
Provides Enforcement mechanisms
Provides for Penalties If this is a Fundamental Right then why do we need a special Act ? Informed Citizenry
Transparency of Information
Hold Governments and its instruments accountable
Contain Corruption MAIN OBJECTIVES OF THE RTI ACT But actually it is an….. Passport
Income Tax refunds
Provident Fund issues
RTO / Driving Licenses
Civic Issues – Roads, Streetlights, Water, Power, Garbage, Cleanliness. Greenery, Tree cover
Vanishing Companies, Banks
Freedom from “speed money”
Auditing Government schemes and proper fund utilisation Where can RTI help you ?
Changing role of Public Servant
Administrator to Facilitator The provisions of the RTI Act have a overriding effect over any other law in force or any other rule framed under any other law (Sec 22) RTI Act has “OVERRIDING” effect Proactive Disclosure Sec 19(8) gives the power to the CIC/SIC to grant compensation to the appellant.
Maximum compensation granted till now is Rs. 4 Lakhs by Jharkhand SIC

Specifically include imposition of penalty and grant of compensation in your “prayer” in the Second Appeal Provision for Compensation Appeals
First appeal with a senior officer in the department (First Appellate Authority)
Second appeal with Central or Sate Information Commission
First Appeal to be settled in 30-45 days
Onus of proof on PIO/public authority Sec 19(5) RTI Act 2005 - Appeals Infringes copyright, except of the state.
Sec 24 exempts certain Intelligence and Security agencies, except for corruption and human rights violation charges
Third party information (Sec 11)
Even exempt information released after 20 years.
If Public Interest is involved, information has to be disclosed The RTI Act 2005 – Sec 8/9 (contd.) f. Information received in confidence from
foreign Government;
g. Endangers life or physical safety or identifies
confidential source of information or
assistance
h. Impedes the process of investigation or
apprehension
i. Cabinet papers, till after the decision has been
taken, and the matter is complete, or over:
j. Personal information which would cause
invasion of the privacy unless larger public
interest justifies it. The RTI Act 2005 –
Exemptions (contd.) For Central PA’s:
BC/DD/IPO in favor of “Accounts Officer” or designated authority

For State PA’s, Legislatures, Courts:
Please check respective RTI Rules
(can also be Court Fee Stamp, Non Judicial stamp, Treasury Challan, etc.) What is the mode of payment of fees ?
Application Fee:
Generally Rs. 10.00 only
Higher for some States and UT’s
Higher Fees for some Public Authorities (Courts, etc.) What is the Fee ? Universal Access – especially to the Poor
Fee at a reasonable level. No fee for BPL.
APIOs at sub-district levels.
Provision to reduce oral requests into writing
Provision to provide all required assistance, including to sensorily disabled persons.
Information to be provided in local languages
Provision for Compensation RTI Act 2005 - Access
Covers
all Government departments
all Government undertakings
Legislature
Judiciary
Constitutional authorities Where can you apply for information ? Information means any material in any form including records, documents, memos, e-mails, opinions, advices, press releases, circulars, orders, logbooks, contracts, reports, papers, samples, models, data material held in any electronic form and information relating to any private body which can be accessed by a public authority under any other law for the time being
in force - Section 2(f) What is Information?
What is information? Right to Information has been judicially recogonised as part of Article 19(1)(a) of Indian Constitution

“All Citizens shall have the right to freedom of Speech and Expression”

For proper enjoyment of freedom of Speech and Expression, it is imperative that correct information is available to the Citizens.

Right to Information is
a Fundamental Right Vibrant economy – More funds for social sectors and development – More corruption – Higher leakages
The “remote control” is in the hands of the citizens who get to audit
Improvement in Governance – Better delivery systems
Citizens get same rights as elected representatives Why does India need this Right ? All developed countries have RTI / FOIA
70 countries have it – another 50 in process
Sweden was the first country to have RTI – in 1766 (Sweden also has a “Right to Inform”)
India is the 48th country to have this Right
Nigeria, Ghana, Mauritius, etc. in the process of legislating RTI
Bangladesh & Nepal have just introduced it
Evolving process – continuous changes
(Canada, Australia, USA, etc.) Right to Information
– around the World Some say it is a “Weapon”.. Some say it is a “Tool”.. Ever asked for information and ended up like this ? Ever felt like this ? “The real swaraj will come not by the acquisition of authority by a few, but by the acquisition of capacity by all to resist authority when abused.” Information Commissioners M.A. Ansari and Shailesh Gandhi
Arun Jaitley (Bofors papers), Jaswant Singh (Barmer royalty property), George Fernandes, Congress party, BJP, TRS, Swami Ramdev
Youngest RTI applicant –
9 year old Pranav
87 Delhi Government School children filed multiple RTI’s to get facilities in their school
One of the oldest RTI Applicant – 82 year lady to RPO, Hyderabad
Anil Ambani, Nusli Wadia
Private Cellular Operators Who has used RTI ?
By hand and get a signature, stamp and date on your copy
By Registered Post A.D. so that the A.D. Card acts as a proof
Through designated Post Offices (only for some Public Authorities under the Centre)
By Speed Post and take a print out of the delivery status available online
Avoid sending by ordinary post or private courier How to Submit ?

You will need proof of submission of your application Application on plain paper (some states have specified formats) or electronically
Give your name, address and other details like Tel. Nr. , Mobile, email
Identify the correct PIO, mode of payment and “in favour of” (payee)
Attach payment mode
Submit your application
How to apply for
information ? So don’t be afraid to ask ! “RIGHT TO INFORMATION ACT, 2005”

All you wanted to know about For PIO to reply to application 30 days from date of receipt of application.
48 Hrs. for matters regarding “Life & Liberty” 5 days from date of receipt of application For PIO to transfer to another PA under Sec 6(3) Time Limits ? Our Role? How to get
Information? What should be done, if the Information is denied ? Which is to be given &
Which is not to be given? To whom does this
Act apply? What the R.T.I. Act States? Exempted information:
Affecting sovereignty, integrity, security, other interests of India, relation with foreign state or leading to incitement of an offence;
Expressly forbidden by courts;
Affecting privilege of Parliament or Legislature;
Commercial confidence, trade secrets or intellectual property, unless larger public interest so warrants;
Information available in “fiduciary relationship”
received in confidence from foreign government; Exempted information:
Affecting sovereignty, integrity, security, other interests of India, relation with foreign state or leading to incitement of an offence;
Expressly forbidden by courts;
Affecting privilege of Parliament or Legislature;
Commercial confidence, trade secrets or intellectual property, unless larger public interest so warrants;
Information available in “fiduciary relationship”
received in confidence from foreign government; a. Affecting sovereignty, integrity, security,
other interests of India, relation with
foreign state or leading to incitement of
an offence;
b. Expressly forbidden by courts;
c. Affecting privilege of Parliament or
Legislature;
d. Commercial confidence, trade secrets or
intellectual property, unless larger public
interest so warrants;
e. Information available in “fiduciary
relationship”received in confidence from
foreign government; What to do if :
- No information is provided
- you are not satisfied with the information
provided or Why are public servants afraid of this Act ? www.rtiindia.org
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