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  • Do not have ITR of political parties: I-T dept to RTI activist Jun 29, 2021 04:29 PM IST

    Do not have ITR of political parties: I-T dept to RTI activist

    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.

  • Cite rules under which look out circulars were issued against Vijay Mallya: CIC to CBI Jan 17, 2021 04:47 PM IST

    Cite rules under which look out circulars were issued against Vijay Mallya: CIC to CBI

    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.

  • CIC issues show-cause notice to RBI for casual approach to its notice Dec 05, 2019 05:00 PM IST

    CIC issues show-cause notice to RBI for casual approach to its notice

    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.

  • RTI Amendment | People’s right to know must be cherished, guarded Jul 31, 2019 04:00 PM IST

    RTI Amendment | People’s right to know must be cherished, guarded

    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.

  • CIC reprimands officials for violations of 'letter and spirit' of RTI Act Feb 25, 2018 07:35 PM IST

    CIC reprimands officials for violations of 'letter and spirit' of RTI Act

    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.

  • Don't have records of Vijay Mallya's loans: Finance Ministry to CIC Feb 06, 2018 10:54 PM IST

    Don't have records of Vijay Mallya's loans: Finance Ministry to CIC

    The finance ministry has told the Central Information Commission that it does not have information about the loans given to industrialist Vijay Mallya.

  • Allow inspection of Smriti Irani's board record: CIC to CBSE Jan 17, 2017 08:00 PM IST

    Allow inspection of Smriti Irani's board record: CIC to CBSE

    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".

  • CIC declines to disclose assets, liabilities of Sebi chief Jun 14, 2016 03:34 PM IST

    CIC declines to disclose assets, liabilities of Sebi chief

    "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.

  • CIC orders disclosure of records of Agusta deal May 26, 2016 03:34 PM IST

    CIC orders disclosure of records of Agusta deal

    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.

  • CIC disposed of more cases in 2015-16 compared to 2014-15:Govt May 04, 2016 03:32 PM IST

    CIC disposed of more cases in 2015-16 compared to 2014-15:Govt

    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.

  • Public sector banks must disclose details of bad debts: HC Jun 25, 2015 09:44 AM IST

    Public sector banks must disclose details of bad debts: HC

    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.

  • PM-led panels to meet again to choose CIC, CVC chiefs May 23, 2015 04:46 PM IST

    PM-led panels to meet again to choose CIC, CVC chiefs

    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

  • RTI Amendment Bill may come up for discussion tomorrow Sep 01, 2013 12:01 PM IST

    RTI Amendment Bill may come up for discussion tomorrow

    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.

  • CWG corruption case: CIC issues show cause notice to CBI Jan 10, 2013 05:14 PM IST

    CWG corruption case: CIC issues show cause notice to CBI

    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.

  • CIC asks SEBI to disclose RIL insider trading probe details Nov 08, 2012 10:36 PM IST

    CIC asks SEBI to disclose RIL insider trading probe details

    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.

  • A recent Supreme Court ruling could kill RTI Oct 04, 2012 12:44 PM IST

    A recent Supreme Court ruling could kill RTI

    Why the recent Supreme Court ruling threatens to kill citizens' Right to Information.

  • BCCI under RTI Act? Larger bench of CIC may decide Nov 01, 2011 07:35 PM IST

    BCCI under RTI Act? Larger bench of CIC may decide

    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.

  • Make 'paid news' an electoral malpractice: Press Council Oct 10, 2011 11:14 PM IST

    Make 'paid news' an electoral malpractice: Press Council

    Press Council of India (PCI) has recommended making incidence of 'paid news' during elections a punishable "electoral malpractice" and suggested amending the relevant laws.

  • CIC summons Delhi Govt Secretary for defiance of its orders Aug 16, 2011 02:50 PM IST

    CIC summons Delhi Govt Secretary for defiance of its orders

    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.

  • Make public annual returns of co-operatives: CIC Aug 09, 2011 04:21 PM IST

    Make public annual returns of co-operatives: CIC

    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.

  • CIC slaps Rs 25,000 penalty on MEA Joint Secretary Jul 11, 2011 10:34 PM IST

    CIC slaps Rs 25,000 penalty on MEA Joint Secretary

    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.

  • Make assets of CBI officials public: CIC Jul 05, 2011 02:58 PM IST

    Make assets of CBI officials public: CIC

    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.

  • Make public RBI advisory note issued to ICICI: CIC Jun 23, 2011 04:41 PM IST

    Make public RBI advisory note issued to ICICI: CIC

    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.

  • Disclose details about Anderson extradition: CIC to MEA May 31, 2011 03:56 PM IST

    Disclose details about Anderson extradition: CIC to MEA

    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.

  • Make public file on selection of JK interlocutors: CIC May 31, 2011 03:10 PM IST

    Make public file on selection of JK interlocutors: CIC

    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.

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