Decide complaint against Sonia in six months: Delhi HC to CIC

The Delhi High Court has directed the Central Information Commission to decide in six months a complaint against Congress President Sonia Gandhi on the issue of non-compliance of transparency panel's directions that the party was answerable under the RTI Act.

Amend your RTI rules: CIC tells Delhi High Court

The Central Information Commission has directed the Delhi High Court to amend its RTI fee rules for local courts bringing them in conformity with the provisions of the Right to Information Act.

Patients have right to their medical records: CIC

Patients have a right to get their medical records from hospitals, both public and private, Central Information Commission has held while ordering disclosure of information to a former RAW official.

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.

Change the way ACRs are prepared: CIC to Delhi Education Dept

The Central Information Commission has directed the Education Department of Delhi Government to change the way Annual Confidential Reports (ACRs) are prepared so that it does not become "a tool of harassment and corruption".

BJP-Congress confrontation on appointments escalates

Confrontation between Congress and BJP on top-level appointments escalated on Friday with government declaring it was "not a caretaker" entity and will continue to take decisions till the last day as BJP raised objections to naming of CICs, Lokpal and a judge to head snoopgate inquiry by a "lame-duck" ministry.

CIC directs Delhi govt to initiate enquiry in DTC drivers scam

The Central Information Commission has directed the Delhi Government to carry out an "urgent comprehensive" inquiry into the issue of colour blind DTC drivers declared fit to operate buses here.

Information which could prove innocence should be given: CIC

Information which could help in proving innocence of a person in a criminal case should be provided to RTI applicants unless there is a legal provision barring disclosure, CIC has held.

Wife has right to know husband`s salary: CIC

Wives of government servants have a "right" to know salary particulars of their husbands and these details should also be made public by their offices as mandated under suo-moto disclosure clause of the RTI Act, the Central Information Commission has held.

No files were destroyed: Delhi govt to CIC

Allegations of destruction of files by government officials are untrue and without any basis, Delhi government on Wednesday informed the Central Information Commission.

Defamation case: CIC asks Def Min to respond to Tejinder Singh

The Central Information Commission has directed the Defence Ministry to provide "appropriate response" to Lt Gen (retd) Tejinder Singh who took the RTI route to know about action taken against army officers allegedly involved in issuance of a defamatory press release against him.

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.

No joint inspection of illegal properties: CIC

CIC has dismissed a petition seeking inspection of alleged illegal constructions by a private person along with the officials of the Municipal Corporation saying it would be invasion of privacy of the property owners.

Information Commissioner Sushma Singh to take over as CIC

Sushma Singh, the senior most Information Commissioner, will be the next Chief Information Commissioner of India and will succeed Deepak Sandhu, who completes her term.

Deepak Sandhu becomes first woman CIC

Deepak Sandhu, who has been an information commissioner for the last four years at the Centre, Thursday became the first woman Chief Information Commissioner of the country.

`Govt`s move to exempt political parties from RTI unfortunate`

Social activist Aruna Roy on Saturday said that political parties should come under RTI in order to maintain transparency in their financial matters and termed as "unfortunate" any attempt to nullify the CIC order in this regard.

Details of lunch hosted by Sonia to be withheld: CIC

The details of a lunch hosted by Sonia Gandhi at Ashoka Hotel in 2012 can be withheld from disclosure, the Central Information Commission has held.

Bill on RTI in Monsoon session is govt’s antidote to CIC order

With major parties on board, Government will move bill in Monsoon session of Parliament for amending RTI Act to overturn CIC order bringing 6 political parties under ambit of transparency law.

Disclose inquiry reports related to Rajiv`s killing: CIC

Allowing a plea of Rajiv Gandhi assassination convict Perarivalan, CIC has directed Home Ministry to provide him reports by Justice MC Jain and JS Verma Commissions.