Centre refuses copy of note sheets on MP chief secretary’s extension

Bhopal: The Centre has refused to share a copy of note sheets related to six-month extension to Madhya Pradesh Chief Secretary Basant Pratap Singh, citing a provision of RTI Act that bars disclosure of “third party” information. Madhya Pradesh Chief Secretary Basant Pratap Singh got six-month extension from July to December 2018. Singh was More...

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By Manish Sen On Sunday, September 9th, 2018
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Kin of slain Himachal RTI activist demands CBI probe

Shimla: Following the alleged murder of Right to Information (RTI) activist Kedar Singh Jindan in Sirmaur district, the family of the deceased has demanded a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) inquiry into the More...

By Ila Choudhary On Monday, September 3rd, 2018
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Govt spent Rs 132.38 cr on GST advertisements

New Delhi: The government spent Rs 132.38 crore on advertisements for GST, an agency under the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting has said in reply to an RTI query. The government had also roped in Bollywood More...

By Ila Choudhary On Sunday, September 2nd, 2018
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RTI applicant in MP asked to pay GST for information

Bhopal: An RTI applicant has been asked to pay the Goods and Services Tax (GST) for getting information from the Madhya Pradesh Housing and Infrastructure Development Board here under the transparency law. “It More...

By Ila Choudhary On Wednesday, August 29th, 2018
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PMO gets highest RTI queries since 2012

New Delhi: The Prime Minister’s Office received over 12,500 RTI applications during 2016-17, highest since 2012, according to an official data. Principal Secretary to PM Modi Nripendra Misra There has also More...

By Ila Choudhary On Wednesday, August 8th, 2018
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NRIs cannot file RTI applications: Govt

New Delhi: Non-Resident Indians cannot file RTI applications to seek governance-related information from the central government departments, the Lok Sabha was informed today. Minister of State for Personnel Jitendra More...

By Ila Choudhary On Sunday, July 29th, 2018
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Govt advertises vacant posts for Information Commissioners in CIC

New Delhi: Amid a row over proposed changes in the RTI Act, the government has invited applications from eligible candidates to fill vacant posts of Information Commissioners in transparency watchdog CIC. Radha More...

By Ila Choudhary On Friday, July 27th, 2018
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Supreme Court expresses concern over vacancies at CIC and SICs

New Delhi: The Supreme Court today expressed concern over vacancies at the Central Information Commission (CIC) and State Information Commissions (SIC), while and directed the Centre and seven states to file an More...

By Manish Sen On Monday, July 16th, 2018
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CIC launches bilingual mobile app for RTI complaints, appeals

New Delhi: The Central Information Commission (CIC) has launched an updated version of its mobile application in Hindi, according to a statement issued by the Personnel Ministry today.Chief Information Commissioner More...

By Ila Choudhary On Thursday, July 12th, 2018
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Explain why BCCI should not be under RTI Act: CIC

New Delhi: Why should cricket controlling body of the country, the BCCI, be not answerable under the RTI Act in light of various judicial orders and a recent law commission report, the Central Information Commission More...