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.

Attorney General's office is public authority under RTI Act: HC

The Delhi High Court Tuesday said the office of Attorney General of India (AGI) is a public authority falling under the ambit of Right to Information (RTI) Act as the top law officer performed public functions and his appointment was governed by the Constitution.

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.

RTI can be used even if info available through other means: HC

RTI Act can be used to access information which is available through any other route, Delhi High Court has ordered.

RTI can be used even if info available through other means: Delhi HC

A person can use the RTI Act to access an information even if it is available through any other route, Delhi High Court has ruled.

RTI should be appreciated: Goa CM

Despite allegations that the Right to Information (RTI) Act was being misused for extortion and harassment, the law should be appreciated in a big way, Goa Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar said Monday.

Maharashtra govt to allow online RTI queries from New Year

Mumbai: From the new year, people in Maharashtra will be able to seek information under RTI Act online.

RTI norms: CIC to hear complaints against 6 political parties

A full bench of the Central Information Commission will hear on Friday complaints against six national political parties for non-compliance of its order that they came within the ambit of RTI Act and had to put in place all mandatory requirements under the law.

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.