Chief Justice of India, Governor’s office not under RTI Act: Govt

Union Minister Jitendra Singh today said the practice of submitting digital life certificates for continuation of pensions will soon be done away with.

Union Minister Jitendra SinghNew Delhi: The office of the Chief Justice of India and governor are not covered under the Right to Information (RTI) Act, the government said Wednesday. The Act empowers a citizen to seek time bound response on governance-related query from a public authority or a government department. “The office of Chief Justice of More...

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Information Commissioner Sharat Sabharwal directed the RBI to appoint a nodal CPIO.
By Ila Choudhary On Monday, June 12th, 2017
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Appoint nodal RTI officer: CIC to RBI

New Delhi: The Central Information Commission (CIC) has directed the Reserve Bank of India to depute a nodal officer for handling all RTI requests.Information Commissioner Sharat Sabharwal directed the RBI to appoint More...

Navin Kumar, Chairman of GSTN
By Ila Choudhary On Thursday, May 18th, 2017
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Centre declines details on GSTN, cites security concerns

New Delhi: The Centre has rejected an RTI plea seeking details of security clearance given to the GSTN, information-technology backbone of the Goods and Services Tax (GST), citing national security.Navin Kumar, More...

Former CIC Shailesh Gandhi
By Ila Choudhary On Saturday, May 13th, 2017
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Appoint more info commissioners to clear RTI cases: Activist

Mumbai: Noted RTI activist Shailesh Gandhi has urged the Maharashtra government to immediately announce a successor to Chief Information Commissioner (CIC) Ratnakar Gaikwad who is set to retire by the month-end.RTI More...

CBI Director Alok Verma
By Ila Choudhary On Tuesday, April 11th, 2017
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Govt refuses to share details of CBI chief appointment

New Delhi: The government has refused to share details of appointment of CBI Director Alok Verma, claiming the information was exempted under the Right to Information (RTI) Act.The DoPT has refused to share details More...

Parliamentary Affairs Minister M Venkaiah Naidu
By Ila Choudhary On Wednesday, April 5th, 2017
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No change in word limit, fee in proposed RTI rules: Govt

New Delhi: There is no change “even in a comma or a full stop” in the proposed amendment to the RTI rules relating to word limit and fee from the ones proposed by the Congress in 2012, Union Minister More...

Amhed Patel
By Ila Choudhary On Monday, April 3rd, 2017
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Modi govt trying to tweak RTI: Congress

“By trying to alter the RTI rules what is the intention of the government?,” senior Congress leader Amhed Patel said on Twitter.New Delhi: The Congress today alleged that the Modi government was trying More...

Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions Jitendra Singh
By Ila Choudhary On Thursday, March 30th, 2017
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RTI applications can be filed orally: Govt

New Delhi: The applications under Right to Information (RTI) Act can be filed orally, Minister of State for Personnel Jitendra Singh said today.RTI applications can be filed orally, Minister of State for Personnel More...

FinMin refused to disclose whether its boss Arun Jaitley was consulted before the announcement of demonetisation.
By Ila Choudhary On Sunday, March 5th, 2017
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Can’t disclose if Jaitley was consulted on notes ban: FinMin

New Delhi: The Finance Ministry has refused to disclose whether its boss Arun Jaitley was consulted before the announcement of demonetisation by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on November 8, 2016.FinMin refused to More...

Information Commissioner Yashovardhan Azad
By Manish Sen On Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017
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Disclose how ceiling prices of stents fixed: CIC to NPPA

New Delhi: The Central Information Commission today directed the National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority to disclose all records on the basis of which “ceiling prices” for the coronary stents were More...

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