Jun 29, 2021 04:29 PM IST
The Central Information Commission, the highest adjudicator of RTI matters, had ordered in 2008 that tax returns of political parties should be disclosed under the transparency law, a position which was repeatedly reflected in its orders later.
- Jan 17, 2021 04:47 PM IST
Acting on a petition by Pune-based RTI activist Vihar Durve, who was denied information by the CBI, the panel directed the central agency to cite him regulations under which look out circulars (LOCs) were issued in October and November, 2015.
- Dec 05, 2019 05:00 PM IST
In a stern order, Information Commissioner Suresh Chandra said that after adverting to the facts and circumstances of the case, hearing the appellant and perusal of records, he felt that in view of the absence of the respondent the relevant facts of the case could not be ascertained.
- Jul 31, 2019 04:00 PM IST
The RTI, first passed in 2005, opened the black-box of governance and policy-making and allowed the average Indian to ask difficult questions to those in power. The recent amendment overturns these privileges.
- Feb 25, 2018 07:35 PM IST
Information Commissioner says the then Additional Secretary, CIC, “knowingly or unknowingly” created a sheer mockery of the letter and spirit of the RTI Act by creating a situation of impasse by their whimsical approach.
- Feb 06, 2018 10:54 PM IST
The finance ministry has told the Central Information Commission that it does not have information about the loans given to industrialist Vijay Mallya.
- Jan 17, 2017 08:00 PM IST
The Central Information Commission today directed the Central Board of Secondary Examination to allow inspection of class 10th and 12th school records of Union Minister Smriti Irani, rejecting CBSE's contention that it constituted "personal information".
- Jun 14, 2016 03:34 PM IST
"The Commission is of the considered opinion that the appellant in the instant case has not made a bona fide public interest in seeking information, the disclosure of such information is likely to cause unwarranted invasion of privacy of the individual under Section 8(1)(j) of the RTI Act.
- May 26, 2016 03:34 PM IST
The Commission has also sought records related to the termination of the deal to be presented before it in an in camera proceedings for its perusal before deciding whether they can be disclosed under the RTI Act or they attract its exemption clauses.
- May 04, 2016 03:32 PM IST
As per information furnished by the CIC, the number of appeals and complaints disposed of by the commission in 2015-16 is 28,188 as against 20,181 in 2014-15, indicating an improved performance over the previous year, Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, Jitendra Singh said in a written reply.
- Jun 25, 2015 09:44 AM IST
The court's order came on a plea filed by the State Bank of India (SBI) against a January 20 order of the Central Information Commission (CIC) asking the bank to supply to RTI applicant Raju Vazhakkala information regarding total Non- Performing Assets (NPAs) written off between 2004 and 2013.
- May 23, 2015 04:46 PM IST
The Prime Minister-led selection committees could not arrive at a decision on the appointment of chiefs of Central Information Commission (CIC) and Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) at its meeting Saturday and decided to meet again
- Sep 01, 2013 12:01 PM IST
A Bill seeking to amend the RTI Act to shield political parties from providing information under the transparency law is scheduled to come up for discussion in Lok Sabha tomorrow.
- Jan 10, 2013 05:14 PM IST
The Central Information Commission has issued a show cause notice to the CBI over delayed response to an RTI application seeking details pertaining to Commonwealth Games related corruption cases.
- Nov 08, 2012 10:36 PM IST
The Central Information Commission has directed the Securities and Exchange Board of India to make public names of entities which were allegedly involved in the insider trading of shares of Reliance Petroleum in 2007.
- Oct 04, 2012 12:44 PM IST
Why the recent Supreme Court ruling threatens to kill citizens' Right to Information.
- Nov 01, 2011 07:35 PM IST
The Central Information Commission may refer to a larger bench of the transparency panel to decide whether the Indian cricket board is a public authority and fell under the ambit of the Right to Information (RTI) Act.
- Oct 10, 2011 11:14 PM IST
Press Council of India (PCI) has recommended making incidence of 'paid news' during elections a punishable "electoral malpractice" and suggested amending the relevant laws.
- Aug 16, 2011 02:50 PM IST
The Central Information Commission has summoned a Secretary of the Delhi Government for "consistently defying" orders of the Delhi High Court and transparency panel on making public a seniority list of people
who were to be given alternative plots in return of their acquired property.
- Aug 09, 2011 04:21 PM IST
The Central Information Commission has directed the Delhi Government to make public the annual returns of all the co-operative societies and place those records on its website.
- Jul 11, 2011 10:34 PM IST
The Central Information Commission today slapped a maximum penalty of Rs 25,000 on a Joint Secretary in External Affairs Ministry for "misleading" the Commission with "incorrect averments" on the information sought by a Kerala MLA on Rupee-Rouble Debt Fund.
- Jul 05, 2011 02:58 PM IST
The Central Information Commission has directed the CBI to make public properties of its officials posted in Delhi and Mumbai and their source of income for the last 10 years.
- Jun 23, 2011 04:41 PM IST
The Central Information Commission has directed the Reserve Bank of India to disclose an advisory note it issued to ICICI Bank for alleged violation of any RBI guidelines or for contravention of the provisions of money laundering and foreign exchange acts.
- May 31, 2011 03:56 PM IST
The External Affairs Ministry should disclose all information related to the Bhopal Gas tragedy, including the communication exchanged between it and CBI on the extradition of the then Union Carbide chief Warren Anderson, the Central Information Commission has held.
- May 31, 2011 03:10 PM IST
The Central Information Commission has directed the Centre to make public the file related to selection of three interlocutors for Kashmir by the Home Ministry.