Information Commissioner

  • CIC, Information Commissioners take oath in Raj Bhawan 12-02-2014 09:05 AM

    Madhya Pradesh Governor Ram Naresh Yadav on Tuesday administered oath of office to the newly appointed Chief Information Commissioner (CIC) of the State and four Information Commissioners. KD Khan has been appointed CIC, while Gopal Krishna Dandotiya, Atmadeep, Jai Kishan Sharma and Hiralal Trivedi have been named Commissioners. The Governor...
  • UP Information commissioners' appointment challenged in court 04-01-2014 09:16 PM

    A day after the Uttar Pradesh government appointed eight information commissioners, the decision was challenged before the Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High Court (HC). In a writ petition, Indian Police Service (IPS) officer Amitabh Thakur, among the 600 plus applicants for the eight posts, alleged that the selection process...
  • Sushma Singh to take over as Chief Information Commissioner 05-12-2013 03:18 PM

    Sushma Singh, the senior most Information Commissioner, will be the next Chief Information Commissioner of India and will succeed Deepak Sandhu, who completes her term. The decision on appointing Singh, a former IAS officer, as the next CIC was taken unanimously by a panel comprising Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Leader...
  • Does Right To Information frighten political parties? 05-09-2013 11:15 PM

    Most of the major political parties except the BJD, TMC and CPI, are keen to pass the RTI Amendment Bill, which aims at keeping political parties out of the RTI ambit. In June 2013, the Chief Information Commissioner's office had passed an order saying political parties should come under the...
  • Deepak Sandhu takes oath as new CIC 05-09-2013 04:20 PM

    New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday administered oath of office to Deepak Sandhu who became the first woman Chief Information Commissioner of the Central Information Commission. A former Indian Information Service officer of 1971 batch, Sandhu has served at many key positions like Principal Director General (Media and Communications)...
  • People with non-judicial background can be appointed as CIC members: SC 03-09-2013 11:31 AM

    New Delhi: Reviewing its earlier decision on the appointment of state and central Chief Information Commissioners, the Supreme Court on Tuesday said that even people with non-judicial background can be appointed as members of CIC. It was a mistake of law, SC said while withdrawing its order on the appointment...
  • Madras High Court stays CIC's notice to BCCI over RTI Act 25-07-2013 06:52 PM

    Chennai: Madras High Court has stayed the Central Information Commissioner's (CIC) proceedings on declaring the Indian cricket board as a public authority under the RTI Act. The stay was granted by Justice KK Sasidharan while passing interim orders on Wednesday on a petition by the Board of Control for Cricket...
  • Mamata justifies CIC's RTI decision 05-06-2013 06:03 PM

    Kolkata: Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday came out in support of the Central Information Commission (CIC) order on bringing political parties under the RTI ambit. "Political parties should function in a transparent manner and the public has the right to be informed about their functioning and funding. There...
  • May move court against CIC's ruling: MoS PMO 04-06-2013 05:47 PM

    New Delhi: Opposition is growing against the Central Information Commission's order to bring political parties under jurdisdiction of the Right to Information Act. Union Minister of State in the Prime Minister's Office V Narayanasamy on Tuesday refused to rule out the possibility of moving court against the ruling. "We will...
  • RTI objectives can't be allowed to run riot: Khurshid 04-06-2013 11:10 AM

    New Delhi: As the Central Information Commission (CIC) on Monday held that political parties are answerable under the Right to Information Act, External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid said it is important to "keep practical control of RTI objectives as they can't be allowed to run riot". Answering a query on...
  • All political parties come under the ambit of the RTI Act: CIC 03-06-2013 05:11 PM

    New Delhi: In a landmark decision, the Chief Information Commissioner ruled on Monday that all political parties come under the ambit of the Right to Information Act. The ruling provides for greater transparency in the working of the political parties as now the public has the right to get information...
  • Kerala Governor suspends Information Commissioner 12-11-2012 01:31 PM

    Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala Governor H R Bhardwaj has suspended state Information Commissioner K Natarajan for allegedly intervening in the land-gift case involving CPM stalwart V S Achuthanandan. Action against Natarajan, a former DIG of police, was taken on the basis of the recommendation made by the state Government following a police...
  • The slow death of the RTI Act 11-02-2011 05:44 PM

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  • Adarsh scam: Maha info chief submits leave plea 05-01-2011 12:29 PM

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Information Commissioner Ramanand Tiwari, whose son owns a flat in the controversial Adarsh Housing Society here, has submitted his leave application to the Governor, amid demand by the opposition for his ouster. "Tiwari had submitted leave application to the Governor, who is yet to take any decision on...