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 information that may impede investigation and prosecution of offenders. Whistleblower IFS officer Sanjiv Chaturvedi Its response came on an More...

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By Manisha Sen On Wednesday, November 21st, 2018
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PMO refuses to share details of corruption complaints against ministers

New Delhi: The Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) has refused to share details of alleged corruption complaints received against Union ministers, saying providing such information “may be a subjective as More...

By Manish Sen On Tuesday, November 20th, 2018
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Most of central govt dept websites lack transparency: CIC audit

New Delhi: Most of the central government department websites lack in suo-motu disclosure of public information under a mandatory provision of the Right to Information (RTI) Act, according to an official report More...

By Manish Sen On Sunday, November 11th, 2018
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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 More...

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...