Activists question minister’s suggestion on RTI changes

Jitendra Singh today addressing the 12th Annual Convention of the CIC, in New Delhi.

New Delhi, Dec 6 (PTI) Union minister Jitendra Singh today threw up an idea for developing a system under which RTI applications would be filed only by those who had a link with the subject matter of the case, triggering an outcry from activists. Jitendra Singh today addressing the 12th Annual Convention of the CIC, in New Delhi. Addressing the 12th More...

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Information and Broadcasting Secretary Bimal Julka
By Manish Sen On Sunday, October 22nd, 2017
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National Herald case: CIC issues show cause notice to ED officer

New Delhi: The Central Information Commission has issued a show cause notice to an officer of the Enforcement Directorate for not responding to an RTI query seeking information about the National Herald newspaper More...

Information Commission Sridhar Acharyulu
By Ila Choudhary On Sunday, September 17th, 2017
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CIC orders inquiry in note exchange at post office

New Delhi: The CIC has directed a probe into the exchange of demonetised currency at a post office in Palam here as it emerged from an RTI response that there were prima facie irregularities in the exchange of notes.“Appellant More...

RTI activist C J Karira had sought information pertaining to corruption in several top offices of the country from the CBI.
By Ila Choudhary On Sunday, September 17th, 2017
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No absolute exemption to CBI from RTI Act: Delhi High Court

New Delhi: The CBI cannot claim absolute exemption from disclosing information pertaining to allegations of corruption and human rights violations held by it under the RTI Act, the Delhi High Court has held.RTI More...

Sushil Chandra Chairman of  CBDT,   the nodal national agency responsible for administering Income Tax department.
By Ila Choudhary On Monday, September 11th, 2017
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Substantial rise in assets of 7 Lok Sabha MPs, 98 MLAs: CBDT to Supreme Court

New Delhi: The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) today told the Supreme Court that there has been a substantial hike in the assets of seven Lok Sabha MPs and 98 MLAs across the country and “discrepancies” More...

Tenzing Norgay Adventure awardee, noted mountaineer Anand Swaroop
By Ila Choudhary On Wednesday, September 6th, 2017
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Why Tenzing Norgay awardees not getting rail concession: CIC

New Delhi: The Central Information Commission has directed the Railway Board to explain the “differential treatment” meted out to recipients of Tenzing Norgay Adventure Awards and Arjuna Awards with More...

CBI Director Alok Verma
By Ila Choudhary On Thursday, August 31st, 2017
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Govt declines to share details of CBI chief appointment

New Delhi: The Personnel Ministry has refused to share details on the appointment of the CBI chief citing confidentiality clause under the Right to Information Act.CBI Director Alok Verma Replying to an RTI appeal, More...

Union Minister Jitendra Singh today said the practice of submitting digital life certificates for continuation of pensions will soon be done away with.
By Ila Choudhary On Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017
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Chief Justice of India, Governor’s office not under RTI Act: Govt

Union Minister Jitendra SinghNew Delhi: The office of the Chief Justice of India and governor are not covered under the Right to Information (RTI) Act, the government said Wednesday. The Act empowers a citizen to More...

Information Commissioner Sharat Sabharwal directed the RBI to appoint a nodal CPIO.
By Ila Choudhary On Monday, June 12th, 2017
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Appoint nodal RTI officer: CIC to RBI

New Delhi: The Central Information Commission (CIC) has directed the Reserve Bank of India to depute a nodal officer for handling all RTI requests.Information Commissioner Sharat Sabharwal directed the RBI to appoint More...

Navin Kumar, Chairman of GSTN
By Ila Choudhary On Thursday, May 18th, 2017
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Centre declines details on GSTN, cites security concerns

New Delhi: The Centre has rejected an RTI plea seeking details of security clearance given to the GSTN, information-technology backbone of the Goods and Services Tax (GST), citing national security.Navin Kumar, More...

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