RTI

  • Properly dispose of RTI applications, appeals: Government to departments 6 days ago

    New Delhi: The Government has asked ministries to properly dispose of applications and appeals filed under the Right to Information (RTI) Act as per the laid down guidelines. The Public Information Officer (PIO) should communicate reason for rejection, period within which appeal can be filed and particulars of appellate authority...
  • Dispose off RTI applications, appeals as per guidelines: Government to departments 6 days ago

    New Delhi: The government has asked ministries to properly dispose off applications and appeals filed under the Right to Information (RTI) Act as per the laid down guidelines. The Public Information Officer (PIO) should communicate reason for rejection, period within which appeal can be filed and particulars of appellate authority while...
  • No official record of Modi being tea-seller: RTI reply 1 week ago

    New Delhi: There is no record available that shows Prime Minister Narendra Modi was a tea-seller on railway platforms or trains during his childhood, an RTI query has revealed. A Congress supporter and social activist Tehseen Poonawalla, had sought information under the Right to Information (RTI) Act from the Railway Board...
  • PM has no power to declassify Netaji files, says PMO February 17, 2015

    Kolkata: The Prime Minister has no power to declassify secret files relating to the mysterious disappearance of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, the Prime Minister's Office has clarified in an RTI reply. "There are no mentions in Manual of Office Procedure or Public Records Rules, 1997, regarding any discretionary power...
  • Can high court insist on its rules on RTI pleas, SC asks Gujarat February 16, 2015

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday issued notice to the registrar of the Gujarat High Court on a plea by the State Information Commission saying that the high court could not insist on adherence to its rules for sharing information sought under the Right to Information Act. A bench of...
  • Supreme Court seeks High Court's response on Gujarat Information Commission plea February 16, 2015

    New Delhi: Supreme Court on Monday sought a response from the Registrar of the Gujarat High Court on a plea of the state information panel, saying the High Court Rules cannot be allowed to override the provisions of the Right to Information (RTI) Act. The State Information Commission had moved...
  • Mother Dairy a 'public authority' under RTI Act: Delhi HC February 3, 2015

    New Delhi: National Dairy Development Board (NDDB) subsidiary Mother Dairy Fruit and Vegetable Private Limited has been declared a "public authority" as defined under the Right to Information (RTI) Act, making it amenable to disclosure of information. A Delhi High Court bench of Justice Vibhu Bakhru dismissed the petition filed...
  • Plea in HC on money spent on medical reimbursement of SC judges January 27, 2015

    New Delhi: Delhi High Court was on Tuesday moved by an RTI applicant challenging its order exempting medical reimbursements of Supreme Court judges from disclosure under the Right to Information (RTI) Act. The petition, which was listed before a bench of Chief Justice G Rohini and Justice Rajiv Sahai Endlaw, was...
  • It's time BCCI is brought under RTI ambit: Bishen Singh Bedi January 22, 2015

    New Delhi: "Deeply hurt" by Supreme Court's intervention in deciding the fate of BCCI president-in-exile N Srinivasan, former India captain Bishen Singh Bedi on Thursday said it is time the "cricket board is brought under the RTI ambit". In a setback to Srinivasan, the Apex Court today barred him from contesting...
  • Maharashtra: BJP government's swearing-in at Wankhede Stadium costed Rs 98.33 lakh, says RTI January 20, 2015

    Mumbai: The swearing-in ceremony of BJP's first government in Maharashtra at Wankhede Stadium in 2014 costed Rs 98.33 lakh, an RTI query has revealed. At a time when Maharashtra was facing severe drought and also there was claim by BJP of empty state coffers, the party went ahead and spent...
  • Chennai: RTI activist jailed for refusing to stand at hearing January 8, 2015

    Chennai: In a bizarre case, an RTI activist has been jailed for refusing to stand at a hearing. The RTI activist had asked for a chair so that he could sit in front of a 2-member bench hearing an appeal at the headquarters in Chennai. The victim, NGO Satta Panchayat...
  • PM Modi's wife Jashodaben denied information under RTI on security cover given to her December 28, 2014

    Ahmedabad: Information sought by Jashodaben, wife of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on the security cover given to her through an Right To Information has been denied by the Mehsana police on the ground that her queries were related to local intelligence bureau (LIB) which is exempted under RTI Act. "The information...
  • Vital pages of Vadra-DLF land deal not missing but detached, claims Ashok Khemka December 19, 2014

    New Delhi: With two pages of a file pertaining to DLF-Robert Vadra land deal missing, whistleblower IAS officer Ashok Khemka has asked for a criminal investigation into the case. Khemka has also filed a complaint to present Chief Secretary saying that the file went to certain officers who were not...
  • Government discloses partial details of files on Netaji, refuses to make it public December 1, 2014

    New Delhi: The Prime Minister's Office has disclosed partial details of files related to freedom fighter Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose but has decided not to make these filed public. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) led government has maintained that a disclosure of the classified files on the mysterious disappearance and...
  • PM Modi's wife Jashodaben files RTI on security cover November 24, 2014

    Mehsana: Prime Minister Narendra Modi's wife Jashodaben on Monday filed an RTI application with Mehsana police to seek clarity on her security cover. The police say Jashodaben has sought to know what she was entitled to as PM's wife. The Mehsana SP J R Mothalia said the police department will reply to...
  • Disclose details of prisoners to be released on SC order: CIC November 17, 2014

    New Delhi: The details of prisoners who are set to be released on a recent Supreme Court order should be put in public domain, the Central Information Commission said in a directive to Tihar Jail. Information Commissioner Sridhar Acharyulu directed Tihar authorities to place details of all such undertrials and...
  • LoP's absence won't invalidate Lokpal, CVC appointments: AG November 16, 2014

    New Delhi: The absence of recognised Leader of Opposition (LoP) in Lok Sabha will not invalidate appointments in various statutory bodies including Lokpal and CVC among others, Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi has said. The Attorney General (AG), in his opinion to Lok Sabha on the issue of LoP, has also...
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  • Personal information can't be shared even if spouse demands it: CIC October 30, 2014

    New Delhi: Details about finances of a woman cannot be given by a public authority even to her husband under the Right to Information Act as it is personal information, the Central Information Commission has said. According to Information Commissioner Sridhar Acharyulu, when couples are entangled in legal disputes such...
  • News 360: Burdwan blast probe reveals Jamaat trained operatives to carry out 9/11 type attack October 30, 2014

    The interrogation of wives of the two terror operatives involved in the Burdwan bomb blast reveals that the Jamaat operatives underwent al-Qaeda's model of training to execute an attack similar to that of the 9/11 attack in the United States. ...
  • Air India violates flying norms, puts lives of passengers at risk October 28, 2014

    New Delhi: In the news yet again for wrong reasons, India's state air carrier Air India has been accused of flouting civil aviation guidelines and putting lives of hundreds of passengers at risk everyday. A month before the Unites States aviation watchdog Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the agency that downgraded India...
  • 401 Lok Sabha members yet to declare assets details October 26, 2014

    New Delhi: Over 400 incumbent Lok Sabha members including Rahul Gandhi, Sonia Gandhi, Lal Krishna Advani and Rajnath Singh have not yet declared their assets and liability details, according to an RTI reply. Lok Sabha Secretariat said in an RTI query said the assets details of 401 members of Lok...
  • Government advertises for appointment of new Chief Information Commissioner October 24, 2014

    New Delhi: Giving up convention of appointing the senior-most Information Commissioner as the Chief of the Central Information Commission, the Centre on Friday advertised the position inviting applications from the general public. The Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT), the nodal ministry for RTI matters, has invited applications from the people...
  • Rs 1,381 crore of tax exemption to political parties in 2 years: RTI October 19, 2014

    New Delhi: The tax-exempted income of 13 major political parties of the country, in last two years, amount to Rs 1,381 crore, according to an RTI query. Of this the Congress and BJP have cornered around 80 per cent. During 2012-13 and 2013-14, the Congress had a tax- exempted income...
  • DU student wins Young Achievers prize for information activism October 15, 2014

    New Delhi: A Delhi University student who has filed over 100 RTIs since his schooling days has bagged an international Young Achievers' Award for his information activism. Himadrish Suwan was named for the Young Achievers' Award by the International Association of Educators for World Peace, which is affiliated to the United...
  • 'Ex-MPs can take pension even if they get benefits as ex-MLAs or ex-MLCs' October 12, 2014

    New Delhi: Former Members of Parliament are entitled to receive pension as ex-MPs even if they are getting pension as former MLAs or MLCs, according to an RTI reply. According to information received from the Rajya Sabha Secretariat through the RTI application, the pension of former MPs is regulated under...
  • No decision on making CAG multi-member body: Finance Ministry October 5, 2014

    New Delhi: No decision has been taken on the suggestion of the UPA government-appointed Shunglu Committee to make CAG a multi-member body, the Finance Ministry has said. The high-level committee, headed by former CAG VK Shunglu, had in March 2011 written to former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh suggesting changes in the...
  • RTI activists write to President September 11, 2014

    New Delhi: RTI activists and former Information Commissioners on Thursday urged the President Pranab Mukherjee to take immediate steps to appoint the Chief Information Commissioner in the Central Information Commission (CIC). In a letter to the President, the activists said that it is a matter of grave concern that the post...
  • Delay in completion of Puri road comes under HC scanner September 6, 2014

    Cuttack: The delay in completing the work of a National Highway between Bhubaneswar and Puri because of court stay orders on land acquirement came under the scanner of Odisha High Court. Adjudicating a PIL, a division bench comprising Chief Justice Amitava Roy and Justice A K Rath directed the petitioner,...