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Information Commission, Ombudsman Decisions

In this section you will find a compilation of landmark FOI/RTI decisions given by the Information Commissions and FOI/RTI Ombudsmen functioning in South Asia. You will also find landmark decisions of Information Commissions situated in other parts of the world.

Draft report with preliminary findings on analysis of decisions of Jammu and Kashmir State Information Commission : 2013...Read more
Posted By : Suchismita Goswami
New Delhi: Details about finances of a woman cannot be given by a public authority even to her husband under the Right to Information Act as it is personal information, the Central Information Commission has said. According to Information Commissioner Sridhar Acharyulu, when couples are entangled in legal disputes such as marital claims or cruelty charges, the privacy of individual spouse assumes importance in the context of demand for information. He said a citizen, even if a spouse, has no right to information about deductions and expenditure from salary, as that would amount to personal information unless it is in larger public interest. The Commission has, however, clarified that such restriction does not apply on the salary of the wife as such information is mandated to be disclo...Read more
Posted By : Amrita Paul
      In a landmark judgment, the Central Information Commission (CIC) has ruled that political parties come within the ambit of the Right to Information Act. The judgment has far reaching implications on the functioning of political parties. The CIC order said: “We have no hesitation in concluding that INC/AICC, BJP, CPI(M), CPI, NCP and BSP have been substantially financed by the Central government and, therefore, they are held to be public authorities under Section 2(h) of the RTI Act.” The full bench of the commission, comprising Chief Information Commissioner Satyananda Mishra and Information Commissioners M.L. Sharma and Annapurna Dixit, argued: “It would be odd to argue that transparency is good for all State organs but not so good for political parties, which, in reali...Read more
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