Central Information Commission

  • CIC issues notice to six political parties on non-compliance 10-02-2014 05:16 PM

    New Delhi: Central Information Commission has issued notices to six national parties seeking details of action taken by them to implement Right to Information Act in accordance with its directions issued last year. The Commission, a quasi-judicial body on RTI Act, asked Congress, BJP, NCP, CPI-M, CPI and BSP to...
  • Parliamentary panel to examine proposed changes in RTI Act 04-11-2013 09:21 PM

    A parliamentary standing committee will commence proceedings on Wednesday to examine the amendment to the Right to Information Act which seeks to neutralise the verdict of the Central Information Commission (CIC). The amendment to the RTI Act is rooted in the June 3, 2013 verdict of the CIC. The CIC...
  • Citizens' right to privacy should be protected, stresses Pranab Mukherjee 02-09-2013 05:13 PM

    Lauding the role of Right to Information Act in promoting transparency, President Pranab Mukherjee on Monday stressed on adequate safeguards to protect the "inviolable rights to privacy" of a citizen. The President also said government must do everything possible to create "an informed citizenry which is vital for the functioning...
  • RTI Amendment Bill to keep parties out of its ambit tabled in Lok Sabha 12-08-2013 02:15 PM

    New Delhi: Minister of State, PMO, V Narayansamy on Monday tabled the Right to Information (RTI) Amendment Bill in the Lok Sabha which will kepp political parties out of its ambit. The bill will be taken up for discussion in Parliament in aweek's time. All the political parties have joined...
  • RTI Amendment Bill likely to be tabled in Lok Sabha today 12-08-2013 09:05 AM

    New Delhi: The Right to Information (RTI) Amendment Bill is likely to be tabled in the Lok Sabha on Monday. All the political parties have joined hands to oppose Central Information Commission's order, which said that six major political parties including Congress, BJP, NCP, CPM, CPI and BSP are public...
  • The Last Word: Are politicians right in demanding special status in terms of the RTI act as well as election laws? 02-08-2013 11:47 PM

    The Cabinet on Thursday cleared the proposal to keep political parties out of the Right to Information Act ambit. ...
  • Govt should have approached HC instead of clearing proposal to amend RTI act: Ex-CIC 02-08-2013 11:28 AM

    The Cabinet on Thursday cleared a proposal to amend the RTI act to keep political parties out of its ambit. ...
  • News 360: Cabinet clears proposal to keep political parties out of RTI ambit 01-08-2013 09:41 PM

    If the ordinance to amend the RTI Act is passed by Parliament, political parties will no longer be answerable to RTI queries. ...
  • Cabinet clears proposal to keep political parties out of RTI Act ambit 01-08-2013 08:05 PM

    New Delhi: The Cabinet on Thursday cleared the proposal to keep political parties out of the ambit of the Right to Information Act (RTI). Following the clearance, an ordinance to amend the RTI Act will be prepared to declare that political parties are not public authorities. If the ordinance is...
  • Cabinet to discuss amendments to RTI Act to keep political parties out 01-08-2013 10:35 AM

    The Union Cabinet will on Thursday discuss the amendment to the Right To Information (RTI) Act to keep political parties out of its ambit. The Cabinet will seek to ratify the amendments proposed which is likely to be notified as an ordinance. Most political parties have given its nod to...
  • BCCI asked to submit details of its land and buildings: report 25-07-2013 10:59 AM

    The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and the 29 members that come under its ambit have been asked by the Central Information Commission (CIC) to submit the details of the land and buildings occupied by them, a report on ESPNCricinfo said. According to the report, CIC has...
  • Govt to disclose expenditure incurred on Vajpayee's treatment 09-06-2013 09:40 PM

    New Delhi: The Central Information Commission has directed the Health Ministry to make public expenses incurred on the treatment of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee within 15 days. While hearing a petition of an RTI applicant who sought details of funds spent on treatment of the 88-year-old ailing BJP...
  • Political parties receive crores of rupees, wary of RTI 06-06-2013 02:17 PM

    New Delhi: Several big political parties such as the Congress and BJP collect a huge amount of money from donations but it's difficult to know about the donors. While protesting against bringing them under the RTI, the parties claim they give all details about donations to the income tax department....
  • 'CIC's RTI decision open to debate' 05-06-2013 05:39 PM

    Information Commissioner Annapurna Dixit has defended the CIC's ruling that national parties be placed within the ambit of the RTI. ...
  • Explain reasons for withholding Jinnah's speeches: CIC to govt 05-06-2013 05:20 PM

    New Delhi: The CIC has asked the government to take a view on disclosure of two speeches made by Pakistan founder Mohammad Ali Jinnah during pre-independence era which are in the archives of All India Radio and explain the reasons for withholding them if it intends to do so. Chief...
  • CIC has misinterpreted RTI bill: Chidambaram 04-06-2013 11:48 PM

    Finance Minister P Chidamabram said that the intention of the RTI bill was not to apply to political parties but to public authorities. ...
  • Political parties oppose CIC's move to bring them under RTI Act 04-06-2013 03:26 PM

    New Delhi: Political parties have come out opposing the Central Information Commission order bringing political parties under jurisdiction of the Right to Information Act. The Janata Dal United and the Communist Party of India - Marxist have slammed the decision saying the CIC exceeded its brief. "The CIC has acted...
  • Cricket World Cup tax exemption papers to be made public 26-10-2012 06:54 PM

    New Delhi: The Central Information Commission has directed the Income Tax department to make public documents related to tax exemption given to the ICC World Cup held last year in the country. Information Commissioner Rajiv Mathur directed the department to make public the documents placed before the Union Cabinet last...
  • Give black money details: CIC to Prez Secretariat 09-01-2012 03:45 PM

    New Delhi: The Central Information Commission has directed the President's Secretariat to disclose details of correspondence among various ministries and the Delhi Police related to black money. The order came following an appeal by an RTI applicant who had sought to know the action taken on the letters written by...
  • RTI: Petitioner's death won't stop info flow 05-10-2011 09:33 AM

    New Delhi: In a move to protect the Right to Information (RTI) activists in the country, the Central Information Commission (CIC) has adopted a new resolution. According to the resolution, if an RTI activist is murdered or assaulted the information that he was seeking will automatically need to be put...
  • President to decide on declaring her assets: CIC 17-06-2011 05:14 PM

    New Delhi: The Central Information Commission (CIC) has suggested that it is for the President of India to take a call on placing her and her family's property details in public domain. Information Commissioner Shailesh Gandhi underlined the fact that he had no powers under the RTI act to pass...
  • Make public info about Radia in 2G scam: CIC 23-05-2011 08:54 PM

    New Delhi: The Central Information Commission on Monday directed the CBI to make public information related to corporate lobbyist Niira Radia in the ongoing spectrum allocation scam investigations, overruling the agency's argument that the disclosure would affect probe. The case relates to a Lucknow-based RTI applicant Tanya Thakur who had...
  • Political parties must make I-T returns public: CIC 30-04-2008 10:15 PM

    Kolkata: Kolkata Knight Riders have roped in sports psychologist Rudi Webster, who managed the West Indies side led by Clive Lloyd in the 1970s, as its mental skills coach. The Grenada-based Webster has done pioneering work in the mental component of performance and the mental conditioning of athletes, according to...
  • Babus block RTI and get away with it 11-12-2007 07:24 PM

    New Delhi: The favourites' tag will be the albatross around India's neck when Mahendra Singh Dhoni and his team mates begin their quest for World Cup glory. A billion dreams will rest on their shoulders as they seek to become the second Indian team, after the 1983 'Kapil's Devils', to...
  • Man scores against ex-wife in dowry harassment case 05-12-2007 09:59 PM

    London: England batsman Kevin Pietersen has blasted the Cricket World Cup schedule, saying that the six-week fixture is too long and playing matches with six-day intervals is "ridiculous". "It's far too long. How can the England team play once and then in six days' time play again, and then in...
  • Stock exchanges come under RTI Act 10-06-2007 09:41 PM

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