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Annual Report for the year 2013

On provision of information according to Act No. 106/1999 Coll., on free access to information

Numbers of accepted and settled requests for information

 Received in totalSettled directlyTransferred for settlement
Requests (Section 18 paragraph 1, letter a) 316 304 0
Appeal (Section 18 paragraph 1, letter b) 10 10 0

Section 18 paragraph 1, letter a)

Number of requests made for information: 316

Section 18 paragraph 1, letter b)

Number of appeals made against ruling: 10

Section 18 paragraph 1, letter c)

Copy of significant parts of each court judgement: 0

Section 18 paragraph 1, letter d)

Calculation of provided exclusive licences: 0

Section 18 paragraph 1, letter e)

Number of complains filed pursuant to Section 16a,
reasons for filing and the method of processing: 12

  1. In most cases (8), the complaints were directed against the provision of information regarding the amnesty declared by the President of the Czech Republic on January 1, 2013. These complaints were rejected by the Head of the Office of the President of the Republic.
  2. Two complaints concerned the reimbursement of costs for the time-consuming search through documents to provide information. These were also rejected by the Head of the Office of the President of the Republic.
  3. The remaining to complaints followed the applicant's insufficient knowledge of Act No. 106/1999 Coll., on Free Access to Information, as amended. In one case, the complaint was submitted via e-mail, but was not digitally signed, and in the final case, the applicant failed to wait for the legal deadline for the claim and filed a complaint on the procedure of the Office of the President of the Republic, as an obligatory subject.

Section 18 paragraph 1, letter f)

Additional information:

It can be stated that the requests submitted to the Office of the President of the Republic, conforming to Act 106/1999 Coll., on Free Access to Information, as amended, are repeated from year to year, in terms of content. They are always reactions to statements of the President of the Republic or his decisions.

Year 2013 was immediately noted for the amnesty declared by the President of the Republic, which citizens were very emotional about.

Recurring requests included the request for information regarding the income of several head employees of the Office of the President of the Republic. These were also justifiably rejected.

In Prague, February 28, 2014

The Annual Report submitted by: RNDr. Petr Mužák, under the authorization of the Head of the Analytics Department
The Annual Report approved by: Ing. Vratislav Mynář, Head of the Office of the President of the Republic