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EC should decide if political parties can come under RTI: Naqvi

Last Updated: Monday, June 03, 2013, 21:48

As the CIC held that political parties are answerable to citizens under RTI, BJP leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Monday said the Election Commission should decide on this issue.

Political parties come under RTI Act, rules CIC

Last Updated: Monday, June 03, 2013, 17:14

The Central Information Commission on Monday held that the parties are public authorities and answerable to citizens under RTI Act.

Plea in SC for stay of verdict on appointments in CIC

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 09, 2013, 21:52

A former information commissioner moved the SC seeking stay on "operation" of its verdict.

Disclosing Kargil casualties would affect morale of troops: CIC

Last Updated: Thursday, April 04, 2013, 20:27

The disclosure of information related to casualties suffered by army during Kargil war and number of terrorists killed cannot be made public, Central Information Commission has held in an order 14 years after the war.

RIL insider trading case: SEBI plea against CIC order deferred

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 23, 2013, 20:54

The Bombay High Court on Wednesday deferred till February 1 hearing into a petition filed by markets regulator SEBI challenging the CIC order for disclosure of details related to an insider trading case involving Reliance Petroleum Ltd.

Info on ceasefire violations, infiltration cannot be given: CIC

Last Updated: Sunday, January 20, 2013, 12:22

Information on ceasefire violations along the LoC and infiltrations from Pak cannot be disclosed as it may adversely affect India`s relation with other countries, the CIC has held.

HC sets aside CIC order to AIIMS to reveal question papers

Last Updated: Thursday, December 06, 2012, 19:35

The Delhi High Court set aside a Central Information Commission`s order to AIIMS to provide an information seeker the questions and their answers.

SC admits Centre`s review plea on info panel appointments

Last Updated: Thursday, November 22, 2012, 18:15

Supreme Court admitted Centre`s plea to review its judgement which stipulated that only sitting or retired chief justices of HCs or apex court judge can head Central and state information commissions.

CIC to seek political parties` asset details from I-T dept

Last Updated: Sunday, November 04, 2012, 14:22

The CIC will seek a report from Income Tax department and Directorate of Estate regarding tax exemptions claimed by political parties and their assets.

Need fine balance between RTI, right to privacy: PM

Last Updated: Friday, October 12, 2012, 12:08

PM Manmohan Singh on Friday said the citizens` right to know should definitely be circumscribed if it encroaches on an individual`s privacy.

Place developments on mercy plea on website: CIC to Prez secy

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 02, 2012, 19:26

The CIC has asked the President`s office to place on its website periodic developments taking place on the mercy petitions pending with it.

Political parties morally bound to be transparent: CPI to CIC

Last Updated: Wednesday, September 26, 2012, 22:11

Political parties have the moral responsibility to be transparent but legally they are not the public authority under RTI, CPI told the CIC.