Don't comment on conduct of rape victims: CIC to Health Dept

 The Central Information Commission has directed the Delhi government to ensure that doctors carrying out two-finger test on rape victims should not comment on their conduct after the government justified the test for treatment of survivors and conviction of accused.

HC seeks Centre reply on vacant Chief IC & IC posts at CIC

The Delhi High Court on Wednesday told the government that it cannot keep major positions vacant for a long time and sought its reply on a PIL seeking filling up of the posts of Chief Information Commissioners and three Information Commissioners at Central Information Commission which has led to massive backlog of cases.

Can't penalise political parties as they have no CPIO: CIC

Expressing its helplessness in implementing its order bringing six political parties within the purview of the RTI Act, CIC has said it cannot impose any penalty on them as they have not appointed any Central Public Information Officer (CPIO) against whom such an action can be taken by it.

Only 1/4th of govt bodies making mandatory RTI disclosures: CIC

The Central Information Commission on Wednesday questioned the government bodies with regard to meeting the requirement of mandatory suo-motu disclosures under the RTI Act and said that there was need for "introspection" as only a little over one-fourth of the 2,276 public authorities have followed statutory guidelines.

Explain policy on political leaders' faces in govt ads: CIC

The Central Information Commission (CIC) has asked the government to pro-actively disclose its policy on use of photographs of political leaders on advertisements.

CIC issues notice to Sonia for not responding to RTI plea

The Central Information Commission (CIC) has issued another notice to Congress chief Sonia Gandhi asking her to explain why her party has not complied with the directives of a panel about responding to RTI queries and not replying to an RTI plea filed last year.

Lokpal, CVC, CIC appointments in due course: Jitendra Singh

Rejecting charge of any deliberate delay, Union minister Jitendra Singh on Sunday said the appointments in Lokpal, CVC and CIC will happen in due course of time.

CIC calls for inquiry into voter IDs given on MP, MLA reference

Taking a serious view of 58,000 cases of voter cards with wrong photos admitted by Delhi Government, the Central Information Commission on Tuesday called for an in-depth inquiry into cards issued on residential proof with MP or MLA recommendation to curb bogus voting.

Poor land valuation resulting in black money in Delhi: CIC

Difference in real value of land and circle rates in the national capital is not only facilitating black money inflow in the property market but also causing revenue loss to the exchequer, the Central Information Commission has said.

Upload assets of political parties on website: CIC to MoUD

The Central Information Commission has directed the Urban Development Ministry to make public all records related to allotment of land and bungalows to political parties and upload these details on its website.

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.