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.

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.

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.

SC, Parliament facing serious fire safety lapses: CIC

 The Parliament and the Supreme Court buildings are facing serious fire safety lapses, according to the CIC which pulled up the Delhi Fire Services for carrying out its last inspection of the apex court a decade ago.

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.

Disclose communication on request to probe ex-CJI: CIC

The Central Information Commission has directed the Law Ministry to disclose the action taken on a request to probe former Chief Justice of India KG Balakrishnan for alleged misconduct, saying correspondence between the Executive about a former CJI is not privileged correspondence.

Information on SC benches may arouse regional feelings: CIC

Disclosure of information related to setting of Supreme Court benches outside Delhi may "arouse regional feelings" and create "needless political controversy" resulting in law and order problem, the CIC has held allowing the apex court to withhold it.

Govt holds discussion on amending Lokpal Act in absence of LoP

With nearly three weeks left for retirement of CBI Director Ranjit Sinha, the government on Friday held discussion on the issue of bringing an amendment in the Lokpal Act for selection of his successor in the absence of Leader of the Opposition (LoP) in Lok Sabha.

Chargesheet can't be withheld on grounds of impeding probe: CIC

The disclosure of charge-sheets filed by an investigation agency cannot be withheld on the ground it will impede the probe, Central Information Commission on Monday decided.

Personal information can't be shared even if spouse demands it: CIC

Details about finances of a woman cannot be given by a public authority even to her husband under the Right to Information Act as it is personal information, the Central Information Commission has said.

Records can't be weeded out if RTI application is pending: CIC

Records cannot be destroyed even under weeding-out policy if a citizen has sought information related to them through the RTI route as doing it would be a violation of the transparency law, the Central Information Commission has held.

CVC, CIC working without chiefs

Anti-corruption watchdog Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) and transparency panel Central Information Commission (CIC) are now both without their chiefs.

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.