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A plea by RTI activists has claimed that over 23,500 appeals and complaints are pending with the Chief Information Commission.(AFP Photo)

Supreme Court asks govt why CIC vacancies have not been filled

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 27, 2018 11:33 PM IST
The Supreme Court bench also asked seven states -- Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Gujarat, Kerala, Odisha and Karnataka -- to file an affidavit giving a time frame for filling up the vacant posts at State Information Commissions.
BCCI should be accountable to public in general and in public interest, according to Central Information Commission.(AFP)
BCCI should be accountable to public in general and in public interest, according to Central Information Commission.(AFP)

Explain why BCCI should not be under RTI Act: Central Information Commission

PTI, New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUL 12, 2018 03:26 PM IST
The matter came before Central Information Commission as Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports did not give a satisfactory response to an RTI applicant, Geeta Rani, who had sought to know the provisions and guidelines under which the BCCI has been representing India and selecting players for the country
The Centre has started internal discussions to appropriately adjust the terms of conditions of service for CIC/ICs.
The Centre has started internal discussions to appropriately adjust the terms of conditions of service for CIC/ICs.

In rejig of info commission, govt may downgrade CIC, ICs’ status

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Saubhadra Chatterji and Ashok Bagriya
UPDATED ON JUN 10, 2018 11:27 PM IST
The Chief Information Commissioner and Information Commissioners at present get a status equivalent to Chief Election Commissioner and Election Commissioners, respectively. This, in turn, means they have the status similar to that of the judges of the top court.
In the order passed on February 5, the CIC said that the demand of GST charges made by the CPIO is ‘illegal and unreasonable.’(HT FILE)
In the order passed on February 5, the CIC said that the demand of GST charges made by the CPIO is ‘illegal and unreasonable.’(HT FILE)

Mumbai IMD official fined 1K for charging GST, denying info to RTI query

Hindustan Times | By Badri Chatterjee, Mumbai
UPDATED ON MAY 15, 2018 11:52 PM IST
In 2017, RTI activist Chetan Kothari had filed a query seeking details about warnings and red alerts issued by the weather bureau over a span of five years
The PMO cited exemption clauses related to national and economic security in the RTI Act to deny information related to demonetisation.(AFP/Photo for representation)
The PMO cited exemption clauses related to national and economic security in the RTI Act to deny information related to demonetisation.(AFP/Photo for representation)

Prime Minister’s Office right in denying information on demonetisation: CIC

Press Trust of India, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON MAY 07, 2018 10:35 PM IST
RTI applicant RL Kain had on November 15, 2016, filed an appeal seeking information on the printing of currency notes and other matters after the government announced its decision of demonetisation.
RTI users say the first roadblock in most cases are the information officers, who either don’t respond or provide incomplete information.(HT File Photo)
RTI users say the first roadblock in most cases are the information officers, who either don’t respond or provide incomplete information.(HT File Photo)

How RTI Act is dying a slow death in India

Hindustan Times | By Chetan Chauhan, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 03, 2018 10:02 AM IST
A 6% fall between 2015-16 and 2016-17 was reported in RTI applications filed with the 1,950 public authorities of the Central government, which receives maximum information applications followed by Maharashtra and Karnataka.
Activists say repatriation of CIC secretary is a setback to RTI.(Illustration: Jayanto)
Activists say repatriation of CIC secretary is a setback to RTI.(Illustration: Jayanto)

Repatriation of CIC secretary is a setback to RTI, say activists

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Chetan Chauhan
PUBLISHED ON APR 19, 2018 12:32 AM IST
The CIC had earlier this month implemented the directive of the cabinet committee of appointments to send back its secretary Anjali Anand Srivastava to her parent cadre of the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG).
A woman pays tribute to the victims of 1984 anti-Sikh riots at Tilak Vihar in New Delhi on November 3, 2017.(HT File Photo)
A woman pays tribute to the victims of 1984 anti-Sikh riots at Tilak Vihar in New Delhi on November 3, 2017.(HT File Photo)

CIC directs home ministry to disclose beneficiaries of anti-Sikh riots compensation

Press Trust of India, New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON MAR 30, 2018 09:09 PM IST
The CIC directed the ministry to disclose details of 1984 anti-Sikh riots victims on a complaint filed by Navdeep Gupta.
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