Number of sanctions sought to prosecute IPS officers cannot be revealed: Home Ministry

New Delhi: The Home Ministry has refused to disclose the number of sanctions sought from it to prosecute IPS officers since 2014 on the grounds that it was a personal information and has no public interest. Home Minister Rajnath Singh In response to an RTI application filed by Pune-based Vihar Durve, the ministry however said that in corruption cases, More...

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By Ila Choudhary On Thursday, January 17th, 2019
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Rajasthan villagers claim receiving condoms in reply to RTI query

Hanumangarh (Rajasthan): Two residents from Chhani Bari village of Bhadra Tehsil in the village have alleged of receiving condoms in reply to their Right to Information (RTI) query. A villager showing the envelope More...

By Ila Choudhary On Monday, December 17th, 2018
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Data on printing of Rs 2000 and Rs 500 post notebandi should be disclosed: CIC

New Delhi: The note printing subsidiary of the RBI has failed to explain how disclosure of data on Rs 2,000 and Rs 500 notes printed after notebandi will affect economic interests of the state, the CIC has noted More...

By Ila Choudhary On Sunday, November 25th, 2018
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Despite CIC orders, PMO refuses info to IFS officer on black money

New Delhi: The Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) has refused to share details on the quantum of black money brought back from abroad to an IFS officer, citing a provision of the RTI Act that bars disclosure of More...

By Manisha Sen On Wednesday, November 21st, 2018
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PMO refuses to share details of corruption complaints against ministers

New Delhi: The Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) has refused to share details of alleged corruption complaints received against Union ministers, saying providing such information “may be a subjective as More...

By Manish Sen On Tuesday, November 20th, 2018
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Most of central govt dept websites lack transparency: CIC audit

New Delhi: Most of the central government department websites lack in suo-motu disclosure of public information under a mandatory provision of the Right to Information (RTI) Act, according to an official report More...

By Manish Sen On Sunday, November 11th, 2018
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RBI seeks time till Nov 26 to respond to CIC’s show cause notice

New Delhi: Slapped with a show-cause notice to its Governor Urjit Patel from the CIC, the Reserve Bank of India has sought time till November 26 from the commission, highest adjudicating body in RTI matters, for More...

By Manish Sen On Monday, October 29th, 2018
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NRIs can file RTI applications now

New Delhi: Non-Resident Indians (NRIs) can file RTI applications to seek governance-related information, the government has said, correcting its earlier stand. The DoPT corrected its stand after an activist, Commodore More...

By Ila Choudhary On Sunday, October 21st, 2018
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Disclose corruption complaints against serving ministers: CIC to PMO

New Delhi: The Central Information Commission has directed the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) to disclose complaints of corruption received against Union ministers between 2014 and 2017 and action taken on More...

By Ila Choudhary On Thursday, October 18th, 2018
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Several records missing from IT dept, CIC told

New Delhi: Several records have gone missing from Income Tax department because of a restructuring drive in 2001 and 2013, the Central Information Commission has been informed. Information Commissioner Bimal Julka More...