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Government has no information on who created Aarogya Setu

28 Oct 2020

Government has no information on who created Aarogya Setu

The Central Information Commission (CIC) on Tuesday issued a show-cause notice to the Centre over providing evasive answers to a Right to Information (RTI) query.

RBI's 3-month EMI moratorium: All you need to know

27 Mar 2020

RBI's 3-month EMI moratorium: All you need to know

Earlier in the day, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) announced a few measures in view of the 21-day lockdown over coronavirus.

MEA spent Rs. 10 lakh on Modi's book launch: RTI

04 Dec 2019

MEA spent Rs. 10 lakh on Modi's book launch: RTI

The Ministry of External Affairs has been chided for delaying the response to an RTI seeking information about the 2018 launch of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's book 'Exam Warriors'.

Right to Information (Amendment) Bill passed in Lok Sabha

22 Jul 2019

Right to Information (Amendment) Bill passed in Lok Sabha

The Lok Sabha has passed the Right to Information (Amendment) Bill, 2019, which seeks to amend the RTI Act, 2005 amid criticism from the Opposition on Monday.

#CareerBytes: Best colleges under Delhi University for PCM students

22 May 2019

#CareerBytes: Best colleges under Delhi University for PCM students

Science stream students who have completed Class 12 with PCM (Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics) have a lot of career options today.

Disclose graft accused IAS officers' names, CIC tells DoPT

27 Mar 2019

Disclose graft accused IAS officers' names, CIC tells DoPT

The Central Information Commission (CIC) has directed the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) to disclose names of IAS officers against whom sanction of prosecution has been given in corruption-cases since 2010.

Sudhir Bhargava new CIC, government appoints four information commissioners

31 Dec 2018

Sudhir Bhargava new CIC, government appoints four information commissioners

The government has appointed Sudhir Bhargava as new Chief Information Commissioner (CIC) along with four new Information Commissioners in the Central Information Commission.

PMO refuses sharing information on black money brought from abroad

25 Nov 2018

PMO refuses sharing information on black money brought from abroad

The Prime Minister's Office (PMO) has refused to share details on the quantum of black money brought back from abroad, citing a provision of the RTI Act that bars disclosure of information that may impede investigation and prosecution of offenders.

Disclose corruption complaints against serving Union Ministers: CIC to PMO

21 Oct 2018

Disclose corruption complaints against serving Union Ministers: CIC to PMO

The Central Information Commission (CIC) has directed the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) to disclose complaints of corruption received against Union Ministers between 2014 and 2017 and action taken on them.

Several records missing from Income Tax Department: CIC informed

19 Oct 2018

Several records missing from Income Tax Department: CIC informed

The Central Information Commission (CIC) has been informed that several records have gone missing from the Income Tax Department because of a restructuring drive in 2001 and 2013.

Delhi HC directs DU to allow answer-sheet inspection via RTI

08 Oct 2018

Delhi HC directs DU to allow answer-sheet inspection via RTI

In a move that might be welcomed by many students, the Delhi High Court has refused to stay a Central Information Commission (CIC) order directing the Delhi University to allow students to inspect their answer sheets via RTI.

CiC slows down since May over spike in crude prices

24 Sep 2018

CiC slows down since May over spike in crude prices

The currency in circulation (CiC), which increased exponentially after the note ban in November 2016 under which as many as 99.9% of them returned to the system, has seen some slowdown in expansion since May this year.

#CareerBytes: 7 Delhi University colleges that offer technical courses

17 Jun 2018

#CareerBytes: 7 Delhi University colleges that offer technical courses

When it comes to technical courses, BE and BTech are the popular ones. However, these engineering courses aren't the only way to acquire technical skills.

DU's unique BTech program offers interesting subjects, hands-on learning experiences

14 Jun 2018

DU's unique BTech program offers interesting subjects, hands-on learning experiences

Confused about what to do after Class 12? Looking for a course that's unique and promising?

#FinancialBytes: What is credit score, how can you check yours?

02 Jun 2018

#FinancialBytes: What is credit score, how can you check yours?

Credit score is a numerical expression that represents the creditworthiness of an individual, summarizing their credit history.

7 Delhi University colleges that offer technical courses

25 May 2018

7 Delhi University colleges that offer technical courses

When it comes to technical courses, BE and BTech are the popular ones. However, these engineering courses aren't the only way to acquire technical skills.

6 best courses Delhi University offers for science students

19 May 2018

6 best courses Delhi University offers for science students

The University of Delhi is one of the most desired educational institutions in the country; every year, it receives lakhs of applications from students, including those from science stream.

Where are Shastri death-related Raj Narain Committee records, asks CIC

13 May 2018

Where are Shastri death-related Raj Narain Committee records, asks CIC

Central Information Commission (CIC) has directed the Prime Minister's Office and Ministries of External Affairs and Home to make public the records of Raj Narain Committee, constituted in 1977 to look into the then PM Lal Bahadur Shastri's mysterious death on January 11, 1966, in Uzbekistan's Tashkent.

#FinancialBytes: What is credit score, how can you check yours?

09 May 2018

#FinancialBytes: What is credit score, how can you check yours?

Credit score is a numerical expression that represents the creditworthiness of an individual, summarizing their credit history.

Draft RTI rules, affecting millions annually, still hang in uncertainty

29 Apr 2018

Draft RTI rules, affecting millions annually, still hang in uncertainty

Nearly a year after the government came out with the draft RTI Rules 2017, they still lay in the backburner, with no progress in sight towards their approval.

Disclose number of files on Bose held by PMO: CIC

23 Apr 2018

Disclose number of files on Bose held by PMO: CIC

Chief Information Commissioner RK Mathur has directed the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) to disclose the number of files on Subhas Chandra Bose that are still being held by it.

PSBs among leading govt bodies in rejecting RTI pleas: Study

19 Apr 2018

PSBs among leading govt bodies in rejecting RTI pleas: Study

Public sector banks, which are reeling under a huge burden of growing non-performing assets and being probed by central agencies, have emerged as the leading public authorities in terms of rejecting RTI pleas, an analysis by a voluntary group shows.

MEA directed to disclose Air-India bills for PM Modi's foreign-visits

27 Feb 2018

MEA directed to disclose Air-India bills for PM Modi's foreign-visits

RTI apex body Central Information Commission has directed External Affairs Ministry to disclose how much money was spent on chartering Air India aircraft for PM Narendra Modi's foreign trips during 2013-17.

CIC: Black money SIT comes under RTI's ambit

13 Oct 2017

CIC: Black money SIT comes under RTI's ambit

The Central Information Commission (CIC) said that the SC-appointed Special Investigation Team (SIT) on black money is a public entity, bringing it under the Right to Information Act's (RTI) ambit.

RTI misuse: 'Act cannot be used for commercial gains'

31 Jul 2017

RTI misuse: 'Act cannot be used for commercial gains'

In another case related to misuse of RTI Act, the Central Information Commission ruled that it cannot be used to build pressure for commercial gains.

RTI on Modi and Manmohan Singh foreign trips denied

16 Jul 2017

RTI on Modi and Manmohan Singh foreign trips denied

Another RTI request by Nutan Thakur seeking information on costs incurred in international trips by PM Modi and Manmohan Singh was denied.

Govt: Reports of tighter RTI rules untrue

06 Apr 2017

Govt: Reports of tighter RTI rules untrue

The government has refuted reports that suggested that rules for filing RTIs may soon become more stringent.

RTI to become more expensive and inaccessible to non-internet users

03 Apr 2017

RTI to become more expensive and inaccessible to non-internet users

According to the new information law norms, the RTI word was limited to 500 words with a higher fee.

Political Funding: Could electoral bonds, corporate funding ensure transparency?

03 Apr 2017

Political Funding: Could electoral bonds, corporate funding ensure transparency?

Union Budget 2017 made tall claims towards bringing in transparency in political funding in India. Months later, moving forward on the proposals on electoral bonds and corporate funding might have rendered the process more opaque than before.

No bills for PM's flights on IAF planes

10 Jan 2017

No bills for PM's flights on IAF planes

An RTI query filed by Commodore (Retd) Lokesh Batra revealed that the IAF has raised no bills for the PM's travel aboard IAF aircraft.

CIC takes up RTI case on PM's air travels

04 Jan 2017

CIC takes up RTI case on PM's air travels

The Central Information Commission will be hearing a case pertaining to disclosure of expenses incurred on the Prime Minister's air travels over the last few years.