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Govt amends RTI Act to correct names of 2 exempted intel units

Last Updated: Sunday, August 03, 2014, 21:08

Nearly nine years after the Right to Information Act came into force, the government has made changes in the Act to correct the names of two intelligence organisations exempted from providing information under the transparency law.

FDI in Railways: Cabinet likely to take decision this week

Last Updated: Sunday, July 20, 2014, 11:21

The Cabinet note has already been sent to the Cabinet Secretariat and a decision on the proposal is likely this week, sources said.

Only urgent issues to be referred to EC: Cabinet Secretariat

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 21:36

Cabinet Secretariat has ordered that only proposals requiring urgent decisions should be routed to the poll watchdog through it.

EPFO likely to propose 8.5% interest for 2012-13

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 05, 2013, 20:04

Over 50 million subscribers of the retirement fund body EPFO may get 8.5 percent return on their investment during 2012-13, higher than 8.25 percent provided in the last fiscal.

EPFO asks staff to redress grievances at earliest

Last Updated: Monday, February 04, 2013, 15:10

EPFO has asked its field staff to look into grievances of subscribers routed through the Department of Public Grievances (DPG) on priority basis after Cabinet Secretariat sought explanation for delay in addressing these issues.

Ministries asked to keep PMO out of court cases

Last Updated: Sunday, July 22, 2012, 10:34

The circular said while judicial relief sought on grievances is usually granted, non-compliance results in contempt petitions impleading the Principal Secretary to PM and Cabinet Secretariat.

`Notes for Cabinet, GoMs should be of high quality`

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 26, 2011, 16:46

Unhappy with the quality of notes prepared for meetings of the Union Cabinet and Group of Ministers, the Cabinet Secretariat has directed all departments and ministries not to rush with the documents at the last minute.

Union Ministers spent Rs 42 cr on foreign travel

Last Updated: Tuesday, September 27, 2011, 15:37

The Cabinet Secretariat has given these consolidated figures of foreign visits expenses incurred by the Ministers to activist SC Agrawal.

‘Some ministries failing to implement decisions’

Last Updated: Sunday, July 03, 2011, 11:38

Cabinet Secretariat has asked all ministries and departments to take "pro-active" steps to meet the deadlines.

Ministers have no “fixed office hours”: Govt

Last Updated: Saturday, July 24, 2010, 00:39

There are no rules that a minister has to attend office at a fixed time, an RTI query revealed.