Missing files no excuse for denying information: CIC

Public authorities cannot take excuse of "missing files" for denying information under the RTI Act as such claims have no legality under the transparency law for withholding records, the Central Information Commission has held.

Government has no intention to take over BCCI, says Sarbanabda Sonowal

The government on Wednesday said taking over the Indian Cricket Board was not a "feasible" option since the BCCI was an autonomous body but it will try to bring the cricket body under the ambit of the RTI Act.

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

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.

CBI wants to block info about graft against its officials

In a bid to shut out information about inhouse corruption, CBI wants to stop disclosing details of allegations of graft against its own officials under the RTI Act.

CBI need to be transparent; should be under RTI Act: Ex VC

Advocating for bringing CBI under purview of RTI Act, former Vigilance Commissioner R Srikumar on Wednesday said the probe agency will never get "hurt" by revealing the truth it gathered in its probe and should win heart of the people by opening itself for public scrutiny.

MP Lokayukta denies info on foreign tours

The Madhya Pradesh Lokayukta has refused to share information about the recommendations made by its officials on the basis of foreign tours conducted by them, citing a transparency clause in the RTI Act.

Ensure timely information to tribals: RTI Commissioner

RTI commissioner Lam Thanthia Kumari directed various officials in Rampachodavaram agency area of East Godavari District.

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.

States need to work more on suo motu disclosures under RTI Act: Narayanasamy

State governments have not been "up to the mark" in sharing more information related to governance through suo motu disclosures mandated under Right to Information (RTI) Act, V Narayanasamy said.

RTI amendment excluding parties will be challenged: Groups

Civil society groups Monday threatened to move court if the RTI Act amendment bill, which seeks to keep political parties outside the ambit of the transparency law, is passed by Parliament.

NGOs, activists for bringing political parties in RTI ambit

Several NGOs and RTI activists supported bringing political parties in the ambit of the transparency law.

CVC declines information on LTC scam

The CVC has declined to share information on the leave travel concession (LTC) scam involving certain government officials, saying it would hamper "investigation" in the case.

Govt puts `secret` Cabinet note on RTI Act amendment online

In a first, the government has put a `secret` Cabinet note on its proposal to keep political parties out of the ambit of Right to Information Act in public domain.

Social activists call for strengthening of RTI Act

A number of social activists, including Magsaysay award winner Sandeep Pandey, on Wednesday called for measures to strengthen the Right to Information Act for a transparent governance in the country.

Activists hail govt`s decision to refer RTI Bill to Parl Panel

Activists welcomed govt`s decision to refer a Bill aimed at shielding political parties from providing information under the transparency law to a Parl standing committee.

Omar Abdullah pitches for political parties under RTI Act

Jammu and Kashmir CM Omar Abdullah made strong pitch for political parties opening their records to the public through the transparency law.

Citizens` right to privacy should be protected: Pranab Mukherjee

Lauding the role of Right to Information Act in promoting transparency, President Pranab Mukherjee stressed on adequate safeguards to protect the "inviolable rights to privacy" of a citizen.

RTI Amendment Bill may come up for discussion on Monday

A bill seeking to amend the RTI Act is scheduled to come up for discussion in Lok Sabha on Monday.

BJP raises Vadra land deals issue in Parliament, demands SIT probe

The BJP Tuesday raked up the alleged land scam involving Sonia Gandhi’s son-in-law Robert Vadra in both Houses of Parliament, leading to disruptions.

Activists to move court if Parliament approves changes in RTI Act

Activists promoting Right to Information (RTI) Act said they will move court if Parliament gives its nod to amendments aimed at providing immunity to political parties from providing information.