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Names of RS members who moved impeachment motion against HC judge can't be disclosed: CIC

Names of Rajya Sabha members, who moved an impeachment motion against a high court judge, and those who withdrew it can't be disclosed as it would be a breach of parliamentary privilege, the Central Information Commission has held. 

May 19, 2019, 14:13 PM IST

Sudhir Bhargava new CIC, govt appoints four information commissioners

The government has appointed Sudhir Bhargava as new Chief Information Commissioner (CIC) along with four new Information Commissioners in the Central Information Commission which had been functioning with just three of them as against a sanctioned strength of 11, including the Chief Information Commissioner.

Dec 31, 2018, 07:06 AM IST

Centre confirms plan to amend RTI Act, refuses to provide details of amendment bill: RTI

It also asked for a copy of the proposal to amend the RTI Act, 2005, prepared by the DOPT and a copy of the decision of the cabinet regarding the proposal to amend it.

Jun 16, 2018, 14:06 PM IST

CIC seeks names of those who went abroad with Modi, rejects PMO's 'security' ground

CIC RK Mathur rejected the objection by the PMO in disclosing the information on grounds of "national security".

Jan 28, 2018, 13:38 PM IST

CIC reconstitutes bench to hear complaints against political parties

CIC has constituted a larger bench to hear complaints against six national political parties not adhering to the CIC order bringing them within the ambit of the RTI Act.

Aug 02, 2017, 16:57 PM IST

Former defence secretary RK Mathur appointed new CIC

Former defence secretary RK Mathur has been appointed as Chief Information Commissioner (CIC), breaking away from the convention of appointing the head from among the serving Information Commissioners.

Dec 18, 2015, 19:48 PM IST

Why the delay in appointing CIC, TMC MP asks govt

The government was on Thursday questioned in Rajya Sabha over the delay in appointment of Chief Information Commissioner (CIC) for more than a year,

Dec 17, 2015, 13:28 PM IST

PIL challenging appointment of State CIC dismissed

Madras High Court today dismissed a PIL challenging appointment of the state Chief Information Commissioner for reportedly violating a section of the RTI Act, which mandates that the Leader of the Opposition be consulted before it is done.

Aug 14, 2015, 14:34 PM IST

HC issues notice to Tamil Nadu CM on plea challenging appointment of CIC

The Madras High Court on Wednesday ordered issue of notice to Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on a petition challenging appointment of Chief Information Commissioner (CIC) and Information Commissioners.

Aug 12, 2015, 15:09 PM IST

Former UP Secretary was not selected as CIC after vigilance reports

Former UP Chief Secretary Atul Kumar Gupta was removed from list of candidates shortlisted for the post of Chief Information Commissioner by the Search Committee after receiving vigilance and intelligence reports.

Jun 26, 2015, 15:48 PM IST

No need to amend Right to Information Act: CIC

There is no need to amend the Right to Information Act as the law is perfect, says new Chief Information Commissioner Vijai Sharma as he appealed to public authorities to set their internal machineries right so that more information is in public domain and there is no need for RTI pleas.

Jun 15, 2015, 17:13 PM IST

President to administer oath of office to CVC, CIC on Wednesday

President Pranab Mukherjee will administer the oath of office to newly-appointed Central Vigilance Commissioner (CVC) KV Chowdary and Chief Information Commissioner (CIC) Vijai Sharma here on Wednesday.

Jun 09, 2015, 14:45 PM IST

KV Chowdary appointed as new CVC, Vijai Sharma named CIC

The Centre on Monday appointed senior most Information Commissioner Vijai Sharma as the new Chief Information Commissioner, while former CBDT chief KV Chowdary was named as the new Central Vigilance Commissioner of the country.

Jun 08, 2015, 15:50 PM IST

Vijai Sharma tipped to be new CIC; KV Chowdary may be CVC

Senior most Information Commissioner Vijai Sharma is tipped to be new Chief Information Commissioner, while former CBDT chief KV Chowdary is understood to be in the running for the Central Vigilance Commissioner's post.

Jun 02, 2015, 00:35 AM IST

Distribute cases handled by CIC office to other Information Commissioners: HC

Paving the way for clearing the backlog of over 15,000 pending cases, the Delhi High Court has directed that these cases be distributed among other Information Commissioners for expeditious disposal.

May 27, 2015, 19:32 PM IST

Disclose travel expenses of ministers proactively: CIC panel

The PMO not disclosing information about expenses incurred on foreign visits of the Prime Minister notwithstanding, a CIC-constituted committee has recommended not only putting out such details proactively by all ministries but regular updating as well.

May 24, 2015, 15:20 PM IST

CIC may have its head soon: Centre to Delhi High Court

The CIC, which has remained headless for over 10 months, may soon have a new chief with the Centre informing Delhi High Court on Thursday that candidates for the posts of Chief Information Commissioner and Information Commissioners have been shortlisted and granted vigilance clearance.

May 21, 2015, 22:17 PM IST

File on financial powers of CIC untraceable: DoPT

A crucial file related to delegation of financial powers to Chief Information Commissioner is untraceable in the Department of Personnel and Training, an RTI reply from the Government said.

Apr 29, 2015, 18:09 PM IST

Delhi HC to monitor information commissioners' appointment

The Delhi High Court, asking the central government on Thursday to expeditiously appoint the chief information commissioner and three information commissioners, posts lying vacant for nearly a year, said it will "monitor the issue".

Apr 09, 2015, 14:33 PM IST

File progress report on appointment of CIC, ICs: HC to Centre

Delhi High Court today asked the Centre to expedite the process appointment of Chief Information Commissioner and three Information Commissioners at CIC and inform it by May 11 about the progress as the vacancies have led to massive backlog of cases.

Apr 09, 2015, 14:32 PM IST