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May 27, 2018
Election Commission contradicts earlier CIC ruling, states political parties are out of purview of RTI ActPolitical parties are out of the purview of the RTI Act, the Election Commission has said in an order which is contrary to the Central Information Commission's directive bringing six national parties under the transparency law.
May 22, 2018
'What's my blood group?': Man files RTI query after tests throw up different resultsWhat is my blood group? A man posed this bizarre but "serious" question to the Central Information Commission by way of an RTI plea after tests threw up different results about his blood type
May 07, 2018
AMU-Jinnah portrait row: Clueless govt seeks papers on Independence, Partition as RTI petitioner seeks certified copiesThe CIC in its ruling has directed the PMO and Ministry of External Affairs to find out the documents that could satisfy these important questions and seek help from India office in the UK or with UK authorities in tracking the valuable piece of documents.
Apr 19, 2018
Govt-owned banks regularly reject RTI pleas; erstwhile State Bank of Hyderabad dismissed record 71% applicationsPublic sector banks (PSBs), which are reeling under huge burden of growing NPAs, have emerged as leading public authorities in terms of rejecting RTI pleas
Apr 01, 2018
Gorshkov warship cost hike exempted under RTI, should not be made public in national interest, says defence ministryIndia's reasons for agreeing to a cost escalation by the Russian side for refurbished aircraft carrier Admiral Gorshkov renamed INS Vikramaditya in India should not be made public in national and diplomatic interest, the Defence Ministry said challenging CIC order on an RTI application
Jan 28, 2018
CIC may choose not to direct public authorities to provide more information under RTI, rules Delhi HCEven if a public authority has the power to call for certain information, it is not mandatorily required to seek the data to provide it to anb applicant under the RTI Act, the Delhi High Court has held.
Dec 15, 2017
Instead of 'martyr' or 'shaheed', use 'battle casualty' as term for soldiers killed in action, defence ministry informs CICThere is no term as "martyr" or "shaheed" in the Army or the police and instead, a soldier or a policeman killed in action is called a "battle casualty" or "operations casualty" respectively, the ministries of defence and home have submitted before the Central Information Commission
Dec 05, 2017
Delhi air pollution: CIC says no mechanism available to compile data on PUC certificatesPollution may be at critically high levels in the city but the Delhi government's transport department does not have any annual data related to the number of PUC certificates issued by it, the Central Information Commission has lamented
Nov 18, 2017
Former EC chief SY Quraishi calls for collegium system to select CEC, election commissioners to ensure neutralityFormer chief election commissioner SY Quraishi called for setting up of a collegium system to appoint election commissioners, including the poll panel chief, to keep "perception of neutrality" intact
Oct 11, 2017
SC appointed SIT on black money is answerable under RTI Act, says Central Information CommissionThe Supreme Court-appointed Special Investigation Team on black money is answerable under the RTI Act, the Central Information Commission has held.