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 Singh “Only citizens of India have the right to seek information under the provisions of Right to Information Act, 2005. Non-Resident More...

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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...

By Ila Choudhary On Wednesday, July 11th, 2018
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Governor does not come under purview of RTI: Goa Raj Bhavan

Panaji (Goa): The Goa Raj Bhavan on Wednesday informed the Goa State Information Commission (GSIC) that the Goa Governor does not come under the purview of the Right to Information Act as the Governor is not a “Public More...

By Ila Choudhary On Monday, July 2nd, 2018
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Supreme Court questions Centre over vacancies at CIC and SICs, seeks reply

New Delhi: The Supreme Court today questioned the Centre on the huge vacancies at the Central Information Commission (CIC) and State Information Commissions (SICs), observing that this was affecting the disposal More...

By Ila Choudhary On Sunday, June 24th, 2018
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Rs 5 crore police protection dues pending against 38 people: RTI

Mumbai: The Maharashtra government is yet to recover dues amounting to Rs 5.11 crore from 38 people to whom police protection had been provided in Mumbai, according to an RTI query. Mumbai DCP (Protection) Vinayak More...

By Ila Choudhary On Sunday, June 10th, 2018
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Post-mortem report can’t be shared with third party in absence of public interest: Raj Info Commission

Jaipur: The post-mortem report of gangster Anandpal Singh, who was killed in a police encounter, cannot be provided to any third party under the Right to Information Act in absence of any larger public interest, More...

By Ila Choudhary On Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018
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What is my blood group? Man asks CIC

New Delh: What is my blood group? A man posed this bizarre but “serious” question to the Central Information Commission by way of an RTI plea after tests threw up different results about his blood type. “If, More...