Distribute cases handled by CIC office to other Information Commissioners: HC

Paving the way for clearing the backlog of over 15,000 pending cases, the Delhi High Court has directed that these cases be distributed among other Information Commissioners for expeditious disposal.

Disclose travel expenses of ministers proactively: CIC panel

The PMO not disclosing information about expenses incurred on foreign visits of the Prime Minister notwithstanding, a CIC-constituted committee has recommended not only putting out such details proactively by all ministries but regular updating as well.

CIC may have its head soon: Centre to Delhi High Court

The CIC, which has remained headless for over 10 months, may soon have a new chief with the Centre informing Delhi High Court on Thursday that candidates for the posts of Chief Information Commissioner and Information Commissioners have been shortlisted and granted vigilance clearance.

File on financial powers of CIC untraceable: DoPT

A crucial file related to delegation of financial powers to Chief Information Commissioner is untraceable in the Department of Personnel and Training, an RTI reply from the Government said.

Delhi HC to monitor information commissioners' appointment

The Delhi High Court, asking the central government on Thursday to expeditiously appoint the chief information commissioner and three information commissioners, posts lying vacant for nearly a year, said it will "monitor the issue".

File progress report on appointment of CIC, ICs: HC to Centre

Delhi High Court today asked the Centre to expedite the process appointment of Chief Information Commissioner and three Information Commissioners at CIC and inform it by May 11 about the progress as the vacancies have led to massive backlog of cases.

Search Committee for CIC and ICs to meet on January 16

The search committee headed by Cabinet Secretary for the selection of the Chief Information Commissioner and Information Commissioners for the Central Information Commission is likely to meet on Friday.

CIC orders probe against Mumbai police chief

Maharashtra`s CIC has directed the state govt to launch a judicial probe against Mumbai police chief Rakesh Maria for "misleading" widow of a police officer martyred in the 26/11 terror attacks.

Do away with CVC clearance for post-retirement jobs for secys, ex-CIC had told PMO

Government should do away with the need for vigilance clearance for secretaries who are appointed to statutory and constitutional posts within six months of their retirement, the Prime Minister`s Office had been told by a former incumbent in the post of the Chief Information Commissioner.

Corrupt should be shot dead: CIC

The corrupt should be shot dead, as it happens in China, Kerala`s Chief Information Commissioner Siby Mathews said.

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.

New CIC Sushma Singh to take oath today

Newly-appointed Chief Information Commissioner Sushma Singh will be administered oath of office on Thursday by President Pranab Mukherjee at Rashtrapati Bhavan.

Leena Mehandale takes over as Goa CIC

Former Maharashtra bureaucrat Leena Mehandale took over as the Chief Information Commissioner of Goa, becoming the first woman CIC of the state.

RTI Amendment Bill referred to parliamentary standing panel

The Right to Information Amendment Bill, which aims to keep the political parties out of the RTI ambit, was on Thursday referred to a parliamentary standing committee for further consideration.

Goa CIC delay: Manohar Parrikar quotes from Bible

Goa`s BJP Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar quoted from the Bible to explain the delay behind the appointment of the state`s chief information commissioner.

Misuse of RTI act can be checked: J&K CIC

Chief Information Commissioner of Jammu and Kashmir GR Sufi on Sunday said that the misuse of RTI act can be checked.

SC admits Centre`s review plea on info panel appointments

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 still getting RTI applications personal in nature`

The Right to Information Act has not been properly understood by a large number of people even after seven years of its implementation.

J&K CIC direct officers for prompt disposal of applications

J&K Chief Information Commissioner GR Sofi directed officers for prompt disposal of applications of RTI cases in the state.

Former UP CIC commits suicide

Former Chief Information Commissioner (CIC) of Uttar Pradesh Justice M A Khan allegedly committed suicide by jumping from his apartment Thursday.