RTI Act

Denial of info for lack of Aadhaar breach of RTI Act: CIC

Denial of info for lack of Aadhaar breach of RTI Act: CIC

Denial of information for the lack of Aadhaar card is a serious breach of the right guaranteed under the RTI Act, the CIC has held.

Dec 28, 2017, 19:06 PM IST
Disclose data of officers facing corruption charges: CIC to govt

Disclose data of officers facing corruption charges: CIC to govt

CIC has directed the government to proactively put in the public domain data about officials facing corruption cases in each department.

Jul 02, 2017, 12:30 PM IST
Make efforts to look into issues raised by Ramachandra Guha: CIC to BCCI

Make efforts to look into issues raised by Ramachandra Guha: CIC to BCCI

Guha who was also deputed by the Supreme Court in the Committee of Administrators to run the BCCI had made sensational claims in his letter in which he had questioned the stardom and conflict of interest by some members.

Jun 09, 2017, 22:32 PM IST
SBI can't disclose loans given to Adani firms: CIC

SBI can't disclose loans given to Adani firms: CIC

All records where loans have been issued to firms promoted by Gautam Adani cannot be disclosed as these are held by State Bank of India in fiduciary capacity and involve commercial confidence informed the Central Information Commission.

Nov 27, 2016, 21:25 PM IST
UGC must give clarifications on courses recognised by it: CIC

UGC must give clarifications on courses recognised by it: CIC

The UGC and other public authorities cannot deny clarifications sought by RTI applicants if it is part of their duty to collect that information, the Central Information Commission has said, rejecting the plea of the higher education regulator that explanations cannot be sought under the transparency law.

Oct 05, 2016, 15:59 PM IST

Provide details of soldiers whose bodies were mutilated by the enemy: CIC

The Central Information Commission has directed the army to provide details of soldiers whose bodies were mutilated by insurgents and enemy soldiers during skirmishes on Pakistan and China borders.

Jul 28, 2016, 16:00 PM IST
RTI Act blacked out in Rajasthan school books

RTI Act blacked out in Rajasthan school books

A page in Rajasthan school textbooks has been removed following the revision, a report said.

May 18, 2016, 09:50 AM IST
SC pulls up RBI to act against disreputable business practices

SC pulls up RBI to act against disreputable business practices

The Supreme Court Wednesday held that RBI should take rigid action against those banks and financial institutions which have been indulging in "disreputable business practices" and said it cannot withhold information on defaulters and other issues covered under the RTI Act.

Dec 16, 2015, 23:01 PM IST

PMO directs CPIO to furnish Vyapam information, documents sought under RTI

The PMO has now directed its CPIO to handover the desired documents related to Vyapam scam sought by activist Ajay Dube after thorough examination.

Oct 27, 2015, 16:46 PM IST

10 years of RTI Act: PM to skip CIC annual convention

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will not attend the Central Information Commission's annual convention organised to discuss various issues pertaining to the the Right to Information Act, which completes 10 years.

Oct 12, 2015, 19:50 PM IST
Hindu community not allowed to exercise its Right to Information in Pakistan, activists protest

Hindu community not allowed to exercise its Right to Information in Pakistan, activists protest

 Activists from minority Hindu community in Pakistan have staged a protest here against the provincial government of Khyber Pakthunkhwa for allegedly not allowing minorities to access information through the recently enacted Right to Information Act.

Oct 11, 2015, 14:39 PM IST
Political parties can't be under RTI Act: Centre tells SC

Political parties can't be under RTI Act: Centre tells SC

Political parties should not be brought under the ambit of Right to Information (RTI) Act by terming them 'public authorities' as this would not only hamper their smooth working but help political rivals to file pleas with malicious intention to seek information, government told the Supreme Court on Monday.

Aug 24, 2015, 17:18 PM IST

Harmonise RTI rules on fee charged: Centre to SC, HCs, states

The registrars of the Supreme Court and high courts and the state governments have been asked by the Centre to harmonise rules to ensure uniformity in fee charged by them under Right to Information (RTI) Act.

Jul 29, 2015, 14:40 PM IST

CIC orders disclosure of communication between PMO and DoPT over Haryana whistleblower

Asserting that people have a right to information about obstructions to political executive and bureaucratic machinery and their working, CIC has held that such records must be disclosed even if they attract exemption clauses because of larger public interests.

Jul 12, 2015, 15:04 PM IST

Make staff transfer, posting info public: Centre to departments

The information related to employees' transfer and posting should be put in public domain promptly to reduce the number of RTI applications, the Centre said on Wednesday.

Jul 01, 2015, 17:16 PM IST

CIDC answerable under the RTI Act: CIC

 Construction Industry Development Council comes under the Right to Information Act, Central Information Commission has held, rejecting the Council's contention that it was a society, independent of any government funding and not covered under the transparency law.

Jun 30, 2015, 14:18 PM IST

Assam police declines to share info on witch hunting under RTI

The Assam Police has declined to share information sought under the RTI Act on witch hunting in the state, citing an exemption provision for its CID wing, though the state government tabled the same data in the Assembly 10 days after.

Jun 21, 2015, 12:01 PM IST

Zee Media Exclusive interview with India's new CIC Vijay Sharma

Zee Media conducts an Exclusive interview with the country's new Chief Information Commissioner.

Jun 12, 2015, 15:18 PM IST

Political convenience shouldn't guide exemptions from RTI: CIC

Attacking the inclusion of organisations like CBI in the list of entities exempted from the RTI Act, a two-member committee constituted by the CIC has said that such decisions to shield organisations from the transparency law should not be the result of "political convenience or other extraneous factors".

May 27, 2015, 17:55 PM IST

Clueless on law under which Parliamentary Secretaries were appointed: Delhi's GAD

The Delhi Government department which processed the appointment of 21 MLAs of the Aam Admi Party as Parliamentary Secretaries to various ministers does not have information about the law under which they were appointed and had merely acted on a note from Chief Minister's office.

May 18, 2015, 18:25 PM IST