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, during an emergency, I require blood transfusion, which blood group would be given to me?” Chitra asked during the hearing More...

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By Ila Choudhary On Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018
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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
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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
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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
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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...

By Ila Choudhary On Tuesday, February 6th, 2018
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U’khand CM spent Rs. 68.5 lakhs on refreshment

Uttarakhand CM Trivendra Singh Rawat Dehradun: An RTI query has revealed that Uttarakhand, Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat has spent a hefty amount on refreshments and snacks for his guests from the state government’s More...

By Ila Choudhary On Friday, January 12th, 2018
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Explain delay in transferring RTI applications: CIC R K Mathur to PMO

New Delhi: Chief Information Commissioner R K Mathur has directed the Prime Minister’s Office to explain the delay in transferring RTI applications to departments concerned matters relating to the appointment More...

By Manish Sen On Thursday, January 11th, 2018
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Ex-CIC Gandhi criticises BMC chief’s remarks on RTI applicants

Mumbai: Former Central Information Commissioner (CIC) Shailesh Gandhi has blasted BMC Commissioner Ajoy Mehta over the latter directing action against “professional complainants” filing RTI queries in More...

By Ila Choudhary On Thursday, December 28th, 2017
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Denial of info for lack of Aadhaar breach of RTI Act: CIC

New Delhi: Denial of information for the lack of Aadhaar card is a serious breach of right guaranteed under the RTI Act and amounts to harassment of the applicant, the Central Information Commission has held. “The More...

By Manish Sen On Sunday, December 24th, 2017
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MP govt told to appoint officers in CMO to answer RTI queries

Bhopal: To ensure hassle-free access to governance-related information to people, the Madhya Pradesh Information Commission has directed Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan’s office to appoint Public Information More...