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 transparency only strengthens the judicial independence. Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi A five-judge Constitution bench of Chief Justice More...

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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...

By Manish Sen On Monday, July 22nd, 2019
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Lok Sabha passes amendment to RTI Act, Opposition slams government

New Delhi: Lok Sabha on Monday passed the bill amending the Right To Information Act, amid objections by the Opposition which alleged that it was an attempt to undermine the law and make the transparency panel into More...

By Manish Sen On Sunday, July 7th, 2019
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CIC admonishes DoPT for ‘wrongly’ invoking exemption clause to deny info under RTI Act

New Delhi: The CIC has rebuked the Department of Personnel and Training, the nodal ministry for Right to Information Act, for denying records related to appointment of Information Commissioners and framing of rules More...

By Ila Choudhary On Saturday, May 11th, 2019
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CBIC clarifies on detention of TMC MP’s wife by customs officers at Kolkata airport

New Delhi: The CBIC Saturday termed “malicious and malafide” the attempts to connect the RTI reply regarding detention of an individual by customs officials at the Kolkata airport with that of detention More...