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CIC issues notice to six political parties on non-compliance

Last Updated: Monday, February 10, 2014, 17:53

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.

States need to work more on suo motu disclosures under RTI Act: Narayanasamy

Last Updated: Thursday, January 09, 2014, 15:55

The various state governments in the country have not been "up to the mark" in sharing more information related to governance through suo motu disclosures mandated under the Right to Information Act, Union Minister V Narayanasamy has said.

Plea to bring BJD under information act turned down

Last Updated: Friday, December 13, 2013, 20:54

The State Information Commission (SIC) of Odisha Friday rejected a plea to bring the state`s ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) under the ambit of the Right to Information Act.

Need CBI probe into misuse of RTI for personal gain: Congress

Last Updated: Friday, October 11, 2013, 01:00

Alleging that the Right to Information Act was often misused for settling scores with government officials, Congress MLA Mukesh Sharma on Thursday demanded a CBI probe into such cases.

Govt puts `secret` Cabinet note on RTI Act amendment online

Last Updated: Sunday, September 29, 2013, 10:19

In a first, the government has put a `secret` Cabinet note on its proposal to keep political parties out of the ambit of Right to Information Act in public domain.

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

Last Updated: Thursday, August 29, 2013, 09:39

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.

Activists to move court if Parliament approves changes in RTI Act

Last Updated: Monday, August 12, 2013, 20:43

Activists promoting Right to Information (RTI) Act said they will move court if Parliament gives its nod to amendments aimed at providing immunity to political parties from providing information.

No decision yet on keeping political parties out of RTI

Last Updated: Sunday, July 14, 2013, 12:50

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.

CIC rejects Rajiv Gandhi assassination case convict`s RTI plea

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 10, 2013, 15:48

The Central Information Commission has turned down a plea of Rajiv Gandhi assassination case convict AG Perarivalan seeking records carrying reasons for the rejection his clemency petition.

`56 Maharashtra IAS officers not declared assets in 2012`

Last Updated: Saturday, July 06, 2013, 16:13

As many as 56 of 294 IAS officers in Maharashtra did not declare their assets in 2012, as made mandatory by Central government, an RTI query has revealed.

Important to keep practical control of RTI objectives: Khurshid

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 04, 2013, 11:55

With the CIC holding that political parties are answerable to citizens under RTI, Union Minister Salman Khurshid said it is important to keep a practical control of RTI objectives as they cannot be allowed to "run riot".

RTI, RTE `shining examples` of governance: Narayanasamy

Last Updated: Sunday, April 21, 2013, 19:52

RTI and RTE were "shining example" of paradigm shift by government in its approach towards governance, Union Minister V Narayanasamy said.