RBI seeks time till Nov 26 to respond to CIC’s show cause notice

New Delhi: Slapped with a show-cause notice to its Governor Urjit Patel from the CIC, the Reserve Bank of India has sought time till November 26 from the commission, highest adjudicating body in RTI matters, for furnishing its response. CIC had issued the notice to RBI Governor Urjit Patel as the RBI refused to disclose the list of big loan defaulters. The More...

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By Manish Sen On Monday, October 29th, 2018
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NRIs can file RTI applications now

New Delhi: Non-Resident Indians (NRIs) can file RTI applications to seek governance-related information, the government has said, correcting its earlier stand. The DoPT corrected its stand after an activist, Commodore More...

By Ila Choudhary On Sunday, October 21st, 2018
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Disclose corruption complaints against serving ministers: CIC to PMO

New Delhi: The Central Information Commission has directed the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) to disclose complaints of corruption received against Union ministers between 2014 and 2017 and action taken on More...

By Ila Choudhary On Thursday, October 18th, 2018
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Several records missing from IT dept, CIC told

New Delhi: Several records have gone missing from Income Tax department because of a restructuring drive in 2001 and 2013, the Central Information Commission has been informed. Information Commissioner Bimal Julka More...

By Ila Choudhary On Monday, October 15th, 2018
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CIC directs NAI to give ‘categorical’ reply on whether Netaji is dead or alive

New Delhi: The Central Information Commission (CIC) has directed the National Archives of India (NAI) to give a “categorical” response to an RTI applicant who asked the Prime Minister’s Office More...

By Ila Choudhary On Friday, October 12th, 2018
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On 13th anniversary of RTI Act, Rahul says Modi trying to dilute it

New Delhi: Congress president Rahul Gandhi Friday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of trying to dilute the Right to Information Act, and said his party would resist any attempt to weaken the legislation. “In More...

By Ila Choudhary On Sunday, September 30th, 2018
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Govt owes Air India over Rs 1146.86 crore for VVIP charter flights

New Delhi: The total outstanding of cash-strapped Air India towards government for VVIP charter flights stands at Rs 1146.86 crore, according to the latest response from the national carrier to an RTI application. Chartered More...

By Ila Choudhary On Sunday, September 16th, 2018
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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 More...

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...