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 a “toothless tiger”. Minister of State for Personnel Jitendra Singh said the bill aims at institutionalisation, streamlining More...

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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...

By Manish Sen On Wednesday, May 8th, 2019
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Allegations of corruption not exempted from RTI; CIC asks CBI Chief to sensitise staff

New Delhi: Emphasising that allegations of corruption are not covered in the exemption given to the CBI from the RTI Act, the Central Information Commission has advised the agency director to sensitise its RTI processing More...

By Ila Choudhary On Wednesday, April 24th, 2019
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MP govt spent Rs 1.58 cr for stay of Kamal Nath, 3 Secretaries in Switzerland: RTI

Bhopal: About Rs 1.58 crore was spent for making arrangements for the stay of Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath, three of his top bureaucrats in Switzerland and on wooing investors to the state, according More...

By Ila Choudhary On Sunday, April 14th, 2019
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MP Lokayukta refuses to share details on IT searches against corrupt public servants

Bhopal: The Madhya Pradesh Lokayukta has refused to share details on search operations conducted by the Income Tax department against corrupt public servants of the state government citing an exemption clause under More...

By Ila Choudhary On Tuesday, January 29th, 2019
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Number of sanctions sought to prosecute IPS officers cannot be revealed: Home Ministry

New Delhi: The Home Ministry has refused to disclose the number of sanctions sought from it to prosecute IPS officers since 2014 on the grounds that it was a personal information and has no public interest. Home More...

By Ila Choudhary On Thursday, January 17th, 2019
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Rajasthan villagers claim receiving condoms in reply to RTI query

Hanumangarh (Rajasthan): Two residents from Chhani Bari village of Bhadra Tehsil in the village have alleged of receiving condoms in reply to their Right to Information (RTI) query. A villager showing the envelope More...

By Ila Choudhary On Monday, December 17th, 2018
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Data on printing of Rs 2000 and Rs 500 post notebandi should be disclosed: CIC

New Delhi: The note printing subsidiary of the RBI has failed to explain how disclosure of data on Rs 2,000 and Rs 500 notes printed after notebandi will affect economic interests of the state, the CIC has noted More...

By Ila Choudhary On Sunday, November 25th, 2018
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Despite CIC orders, PMO refuses info to IFS officer on black money

New Delhi: The Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) has refused to share details on the quantum of black money brought back from abroad to an IFS officer, citing a provision of the RTI Act that bars disclosure of More...