Information commissioners to take 30 pc cut in basic salary for one year: CIC resolution

CIC Bimal Julka New Delhi: All information commissioners will take a voluntary 30-per cent cut in their basic salary for one year to contribute to the government move to pool all resources to face the unprecedented damage to the economy because of the COVID-19 pandemic, a CIC resolution said on Monday. The matter was discussed during an extraordinary More...

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By Manish Sen On Thursday, February 6th, 2020
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Cash-strapped Air India has dues of over Rs 822 crore towards VVIP charter flights: RTI

New Delhi: Cash-strapped Air India, which is being disinvested by the government, has outstanding dues of over Rs 822 crore towards VVIP charter flights, according to latest data provided by the national carrier More...

By Ila Choudhary On Thursday, December 5th, 2019
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CIC issues show-cause notice to RBI for casual approach to its notice

New Delhi: The Central Information Commission has issued a show-cause notice to the Reserve Bank of India for not appearing before it in a matter pertaining to disclosure of inspection reports of HDFC Bank, calling More...

By Ila Choudhary On Wednesday, November 13th, 2019
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RTI Act applicable to office of Chief Justice: Supreme Court

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday held that the office of Chief Justice of India is a “public authority” and comes under the ambit of Right to Information (RTI) Act while also adding that the More...

By Manish Sen On Tuesday, November 12th, 2019
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CJI under RTI Act: SC to pronounce verdict tomorrow

Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi New Delhi: The Supreme Court will pronounce on Wednesday its verdict on a plea challenging the Delhi High Court decision bringing the office of the Chief Justice of India under More...

By Manish Sen On Sunday, November 10th, 2019
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Pay pending rent of Rs 34 lakh or face eviction: MP govt to IAS officers’ association

Bhopal: The Madhya Pradesh government has asked the state IAS officers’ association to pay over Rs 34 lakh pending rent on its two premises at a posh colony here, or face eviction, according to an RTI reply. RTI More...

By Manish Sen On Sunday, November 3rd, 2019
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Over 3,400 branches of 26 public sector banks closed or merged in last 5 years: RTI

Indore: Over 3,400 branches of 26 public sector banks (PSBs) have been either closed or merged during the last five financial years due to a merger under the consolidation exercise in the banking space, revealed More...

By Manish Sen On Friday, October 25th, 2019
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Govt notifies RTI rules; CIC tenure cut to 3 yrs, govt to decide salary, other perks

New Delhi: The Centre has curtailed the tenure of information commissioners in transparency panels across the country to three years in new RTI rules notified Thursday night, a move activists call an assault on More...

By Ila Choudhary On Saturday, October 12th, 2019
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Govt reduced need to file RTI application through proactive disclosures: Amit Shah

New Delhi: The objective of the Modi government is to proactively put out as much information as possible in public domain to reduce the need for RTI applications, Union Home Minister Amit Shah said on Saturday. Union More...

By Manish Sen On Thursday, July 25th, 2019
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Rajya Sabha passes RTI Amendment Bill

New Delhi: The Rajya Sabha on Thursday passed the controversial Right to Information (Amendment) Bill, 2019 amidst uproarious scenes after an acrimonious debate and rejection of a strong opposition demand for referring More...