Explain why BCCI should not be under RTI Act: CIC

New Delhi: Why should cricket controlling body of the country, the BCCI, be not answerable under the RTI Act in light of various judicial orders and a recent law commission report, the Central Information Commission has directed the sports body and the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports to explain. Whether is it ‘a Team India’ or ‘Team More...

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By Ila Choudhary On Wednesday, July 11th, 2018

Governor does not come under purview of RTI: Goa Raj Bhavan

Panaji (Goa): The Goa Raj Bhavan on Wednesday informed the Goa State Information Commission (GSIC) that the Goa Governor does not come under the purview of the Right to Information Act as the Governor is not a “Public More...

By Ila Choudhary On Monday, July 2nd, 2018

Supreme Court questions Centre over vacancies at CIC and SICs, seeks reply

New Delhi: The Supreme Court today questioned the Centre on the huge vacancies at the Central Information Commission (CIC) and State Information Commissions (SICs), observing that this was affecting the disposal More...

By Ila Choudhary On Sunday, June 24th, 2018

Rs 5 crore police protection dues pending against 38 people: RTI

Mumbai: The Maharashtra government is yet to recover dues amounting to Rs 5.11 crore from 38 people to whom police protection had been provided in Mumbai, according to an RTI query. Mumbai DCP (Protection) Vinayak More...

By Ila Choudhary On Sunday, June 10th, 2018

Post-mortem report can’t be shared with third party in absence of public interest: Raj Info Commission

Jaipur: The post-mortem report of gangster Anandpal Singh, who was killed in a police encounter, cannot be provided to any third party under the Right to Information Act in absence of any larger public interest, More...

By Ila Choudhary On Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018

What is my blood group? Man asks CIC

New Delh: What is my blood group? A man posed this bizarre but “serious” question to the Central Information Commission by way of an RTI plea after tests threw up different results about his blood type. “If, More...

By Ila Choudhary On Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018

Half of missing people in Mumbai in 16 to 25 yrs age grp: RTI

Mumbai: Nearly half of the people reported missing in Mumbai every year are in the age group of 16 to 25 years, the Mumbai Police has said in reply to an RTI query. RTI activist Chetan Kothari Also, there has been More...

By Ila Choudhary On Sunday, May 20th, 2018

PNB refuses to disclose details on over Rs 13,000 cr scam

New Delhi: State-run Punjab National Bank (PNB) has refused to disclose details of the audit or investigation that led to detection of over Rs 13,000 crore fraud at the company, citing a clause that bars any disclosure More...

By Ila Choudhary On Monday, May 14th, 2018

Modi govt splurges over Rs 4,300 crore in publicity: RTI

Mumbai: The government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi has so far splurged a whooping Rs 4,343.26 crore only for advertisements and publicity through different media, it has been revealed under RTI, an activist More...

By Ila Choudhary On Monday, May 7th, 2018

PMO justified in denying information on demonetisation: CIC

New Delhi: The Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) was justified in denying information pertaining to the printing of currency notes post demonetisation citing exemption clauses related to national and economic More...