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 fund. In a reply to an RTI query, an RTI officer stated that a whopping amount of Rs, 68,59,865 has been spent by the Chief More...

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By Ila Choudhary On Friday, January 12th, 2018

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

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

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

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...

By Manisha Sen On Sunday, December 17th, 2017

Delhi High Court stays CIC order asking CBI to provide info to its officer

New Delhi: The Delhi High Court has stayed an order of the transparency panel CIC directing the CBI to provide one of its officers the status of his disciplinary proceedings and related information. The CBI officer More...

By Ila Choudhary On Wednesday, December 6th, 2017

Activists question minister’s suggestion on RTI changes

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 More...

By Manish Sen On Sunday, October 22nd, 2017

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...

By Ila Choudhary On Sunday, September 17th, 2017

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...

By Ila Choudhary On Sunday, September 17th, 2017

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...