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CBI sends backdated communications to RTI pleas

 In an example of callousness in handling applications filed under the RTI Act, the CBI has sent a reply dated even before the application was filed, apparently aimed at not giving 30-day period to the applicant to file his appeal.

Properly dispose off RTI applications, appeals: Government to departments

 The Government has asked ministries to properly dispose off applications and appeals filed under the Right to Information (RTI) Act as per the laid down guidelines.

Rs 6,300 crore alloted for benefit of minorities: RTI

 The government has approved projects worth Rs 6,300 crore for socio-economic welfare of the minority communities under the Multi-sectoral Development Programme (MSDP) in the 11th and 12th five-year plans, a response to an RTI query has revealed.

Properly dispose off RTI applications, appeals: Govt to departments

The Government has asked ministries to properly dispose off applications and appeals filed under the Right to Information (RTI) Act as per the laid down guidelines.

'MMRDA spends Rs 4.29 crore on air travel in 13 years'

The Mumbai Metropolitan Regional Development Authority (MMRDA) has spent Rs 4.29 crore on air travel from April, 2001 to March, 2014, with most expenses incurred for study tours, an RTI query revealed.

14 police stations, 48 police posts in J&K without toilets: RTI

A piece of information received by an RTI activist reveals that over a dozen of police stations and police posts across the state of Jammu and Kashmir are sans basic amenities like toilet and drinking water.

CBI refuses to share information on graft PEs closed by it

Pursuant to its new policy of stonewalling probing questions, CBI has gone a step ahead refusing to respond to RTI applications seeking information on closed preliminary enquiries on graft which are part of its public annual reports and have no bearing on any probe.

It's time BCCI is brought under RTI ambit: Bishen Singh Bedi
It's time BCCI is brought under RTI ambit: Bishen Singh Bedi

"Deeply hurt" by Supreme Court's intervention in deciding the fate of BCCI president-in-exile N Srinivasan, former India captain Bishen Singh Bedi on Thursday said it is time the "cricket board is brought under the RTI ambit".

BJP govt's swearing-in at Wankhede costed Rs 98.33 lakh: RTI

The swearing-in ceremony of BJP's first government in Maharashtra at Wankhede stadium here last year costed Rs 98.33 lakh, an RTI query has revealed.

CIC issues notice to Sonia for not responding to RTI plea

The Central Information Commission (CIC) has issued another notice to Congress chief Sonia Gandhi asking her to explain why her party has not complied with the directives of a panel about responding to RTI queries and not replying to an RTI plea filed last year.

Andhra RTI commissioner seeks action from govt on erring officials

Andhra Pradesh Information Commissioner P Vijaya Babu has sought action by the state government against those officers who have failed to provide information to public sought under the RTI Act.

Poor land valuation resulting in black money in Delhi: CIC

Difference in real value of land and circle rates in the national capital is not only facilitating black money inflow in the property market but also causing revenue loss to the exchequer, the Central Information Commission has said.

Medical reimbursement of SC judges exempted from RTI: HC

The Delhi High Court has held that reimbursements of medical expenses of the Supreme Court judges cannot be disclosed under the Right To Information (RTI) Act, saying it does not serve any public interest.

DNA analysis of Robert Vadra-DLF land deal's missing pages

The Haryana government has revealed that two crucial pages from the file that pertains to the controversial Robert Vadra-DLF Gurgaon land deal, are missing. The missing pages also contained notings.
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CIC recommends ordinary postal stamp as RTI fee instrument

 People seeking information under RTI Act may now be able to use postal stamps as application fee if a recommendation of the Central Information Commission is accepted by the Centre.

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Give data of cases in which order reserved: HC to SC registry

The Delhi High Court on Thursday directed the Supreme Court registry to provide information to an RTI activist regarding cases which have been heard but judgments have been pending after being reserved.

RTI requests more than double in 2014

 The number of Right to Information (RTI) requests has seen a 120 percent surge in the financial year 2013-2014 and the numbers will continue to rise in the next year as well, latest data reveals.

Medico-legal reports not entirely personal records: CIC

Medico-legal case reports cannot be strictly categorised as personal information and withheld from disclosure, the Central Information Commission has said while allowing victims of an accident to access reports of other injured persons in the same mishap.

With no CIC, RTI appeals pile up

With no chief information commissioner since August, a total of 10,290 appeals were pending before the Central Information Commission till Nov 23, according to information obtained through an RTI query.