Give dept-wise details of whistleblowers complaints: CIC to CVC

The department-wise details of whistleblowers` complaints of corruption in government departments can be made public, the Central Information Commission (CIC) has held.

CPI seeks time till elections to set up RTI mechanism

Communist Party of India sought time from Central Information Commission till general elections are over to respond to notice seeking explanation for not setting up apparatus for processing RTIs.

CIC issues notice to six political parties on non-compliance

Central Information Commission has issued notices to six national parties seeking details of action taken by them to implement Right to Information Act in accordance with directions issued last year.

Information which could prove innocence should be given: CIC

Information which could help in proving innocence of a person in a criminal case should be provided to RTI applicants unless there is a legal provision barring disclosure, CIC has held.

Wife has right to know husband`s salary: CIC

Wives of government servants have a "right" to know salary particulars of their husbands and these details should also be made public by their offices as mandated under suo-moto disclosure clause of the RTI Act, the Central Information Commission has held.

No files were destroyed: Delhi govt to CIC

Allegations of destruction of files by government officials are untrue and without any basis, Delhi government on Wednesday informed the Central Information Commission.

CIC summons Delhi Chief Secretary on destruction of files

Taking cognisance of reports on destruction of files by officials, CIC issued summons to Delhi Chief Secretary to present their inquiry report into the alleged incident before it and barred destruction of any record held by any GNCT department till further orders.

Sushma Singh takes over as new CIC

Former IAS officer Sushma Singh was on Thursday appointed as Chief Information Commissioner of the Central Information Commission.

Parliamentary panel backs passage of bill to negate CIC order on parties

The CIC order had termed Congress, BJP, BSP, NCP, CPI and CPI-M as political authorities.

Decide RTI complaints on merit: Delhi HC to CIC

The CIC cannot leave the disposal of complaint filed by an RTI applicant on the public authority, Delhi High Court has held.

Postal Department to bring RTI stamp soon

RTI applicants will no longer have to wait to get their applications processed as the Department of Posts is all set to bring out an RTI stamp for sale soon.

Deepak Sandhu takes oath as new CIC

President Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday administered oath of office to Deepak Sandhu who became the first woman Chief Information Commissioner of the Central Information Commission.

People with non-judicial background can be CIC: SC

In a significant ruling, Supreme Court on Tuesday recalled its own ruling and held that people with non-judicial background could be appointed to crucial posts of Central Information Commissioners across the country.

Citizens` right to privacy should be protected: Pranab Mukherjee

Lauding the role of Right to Information Act in promoting transparency, President Pranab Mukherjee stressed on adequate safeguards to protect the "inviolable rights to privacy" of a citizen.

CIC order on parties: Bill to amend RTI Act in Lok Sabha today

The CIC had passed an order June 3 to bring six national political parties under the ambit of the RTI Act, since they receive substantial funding from the government.

Can`t disclose complaints, action taken against officer: Govt

The information with regard to complaints made against any officer and action taken on it are "personal" in nature and cannot be made public under RTI Act, the government has said.

Beneficiaries of PM relief fund should not be disclosed: CIC

Central Information Commission has allowed the PMO to withhold information on beneficiaries of Prime Minister`s Relief Fund.

Computerise complaint disposal system: CIC to MCDs

Central Information Commission has directed the 3 municipal corporations in national capital to undertake a time-bound programme for computerisation of complaints registration and disposal process.

Bill on RTI in Monsoon session is govt’s antidote to CIC order

With major parties on board, Government will move bill in Monsoon session of Parliament for amending RTI Act to overturn CIC order bringing 6 political parties under ambit of transparency law.

No decision yet on keeping political parties out of RTI

No decision has been taken by government on giving immunity to political parties from providing information under Right to Information Act as six-week deadline by Central Information Commission ends.