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.
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".
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.