On 16th anniversary of RTI Act, a look at how vacant posts, case backlog hinder citizens' search for truth
As per the report Performance of Information Commissions in India, 2021, over 2.55 lakh appeals and complaints were pending on 30 June this year with 26 information commissions
The IAF was responding to a CIC directive to provide certified copies of Special Flight Returns relating to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and ex-prime minister Manmohan Singh
Information Commissioner Vanaja N Sarna, in a terse order, pointed out that the website of the application mentions that the content on it is "owned, updated and maintained" by MyGov and MeitY and directed the CPIO of the ministry to explain why they didn't have the requisite information
Former I&B secretray Bimal Julka sworn in as CIC, Amita Pandove becomes IC; four posts still vacant in transparency watchdog
Information Commissioner Bimal Julka was appointed as Chief Information Commissioner (CIC) on Friday, according to a Rashtrapati Bhavan communique
SC says RTI being used for 'criminal intimidation', highlights need to evolve guidelines to stop its misuse
The top court, which was hearing a plea on filling up of vacancies of information commissioners (ICs) in the Central Information Commission (CIC) and the State Information Commissions (SICs), raised the issue of abuse of RTI law by those who have no connection with the information sought.
Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi retires; tenure at helm of SC marked by controversy and consequential judgments
Justice Ranjan Gogoi, the first person from northeast to reach the top of judiciary and credited for bringing the curtains down on the decades old politically and religiously sensitive Ayodhya land dispute, retired as the Chief Justice of India on Sunday
Ranjan Gogoi set for Supreme Court farewell: Key highlights from the career of India's first CJI from North East
Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi is all set to retire on 17 November as the 46th head of Indian judiciary. With a reputation as a no-nonsense administrator, in his tenure, he has given judgment on some of the most iconic cases in Indian history like that of NRC, Ayodhya land dispute, entry of women into Sabarimala temple, to name a few
Supreme Court to decide today if CJI comes under RTI Act; Ranjan Gogoi had earlier said institution can't be destroyed in name of transparency
A five-judge constitution bench headed by CJI Ranjan Gogoi will pronounce its verdict after listening to a petition filed against a 2010 judgment of the Delhi High Court
Supreme Court orders Centre, nine state governments to submit status report on non-filling of vacancies in CIC, SICs
The Supreme Court asked the Centre and state government to submit a status report on the non-filling of the vacancies in CIC and SICs within four weeks.
The Central Information Commission (CIC) has directed the Reserve Bank of India to disclose the list of big loan defaulters it had sent to banks for resolution
An EVM is ‘information’ under the Right to Information Act and can be demanded by an applicant from the Election Commission of India on a payment of Rs 10
The Central Information Commission has pulled up the Reserve Bank of India for "perfunctory handling" of an RTI application seeking records of its board meetings where the issue of demonetisation was deliberated, and issued a show-cause notice to its Central Public Information Officer
Sudhir Bhargava is the new Chief Information Commissioner; IPS officer was High Commissioner of India in UK
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.
Cash-strapped national carrier Air India should disclose its assets abroad and earnings from them, the CIC has ruled
A division bench of Justices B P Dharmadhikari and S V Kotwal also stayed a show cause notice issued on 2 November this year by the CIC to former RBI governor Urjit Patel for non-disclosure of the information sought and for defiance of its orders.
Former Information Commissioner Sridhar Acharyulu Tuesday alleged that the Central Information Commission was facing threats of litigations filed against it by the government and sought President Ram Nath Kovind's intervention.
Despite CIC order, PMO refuses to share data on black money brought from abroad, claims disclosure may impede inquiries
Rejecting a CIC order, the Prime Minister's Office has refused to share details on the quantum of black money brought back from abroad, citing a provision of the RTI Act that bars disclosure of information that may impede investigation and prosecution of offenders.
CIC orders RBI, PMO to disclose Raghuram Rajan's letter on bank loan defaulters again, asks them to 'justify denial'
The CIC commissioner said several categories of information were declared by the RBI as not disclosable as part of their 'disclosure policy' and the RBI calls the exceptional clauses under the RTI Act as 'enabling' provisions.
The Central Information Commission last week ruled that BCCI should be brought under the RTI Act and made answerable to the people of the country under its mechanism.
With billions of dollars coming into the game through sale of broadcast rights and sponsorships, it is only imperative that BCCI is not only transparent and clean but also be seen as such.