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 whether freedom fighter Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose was dead or alive. Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose had founded Indian National Army, commonly More...

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By Ila Choudhary On Friday, October 12th, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...