Articles about Central Information Commission (CIC)

Government has no information on who created Aarogya Setu

28 Oct 2020

India
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

Business
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

India
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

Politics
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.

UPSC CSE-2018 AIR-2 holder shares Personality Test questions and tips

29 May 2019

India
UPSC CSE-2018 AIR-2 holder shares Personality Test questions and tips

The Civil Services Examination conducted by Union Public Service Commission is undoubtedly one of the toughest exams.

#CareerBytes: Best colleges under Delhi University for PCM students

22 May 2019

India
#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

India
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.

National-parties received over 50% funds from 'unknown' sources in 2017-18

23 Jan 2019

India
National-parties received over 50% funds from 'unknown' sources in 2017-18

More than 50% of the funds national parties received during the financial year 2017-18 came from "unknown" sources that included donations through electoral bonds and voluntary contributions, according to election watchdog Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR).

Sudhir Bhargava new CIC, government appoints four information commissioners

31 Dec 2018

India
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

India
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

India
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

India
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.

No such thing as too much information in democracy: President

12 Oct 2018

India
No such thing as too much information in democracy: President

President Ram Nath Kovind strongly advocated for transparency in governance, saying there is no such thing as "too much information" in a democracy and information overload is always preferable to a deficit.

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

08 Oct 2018

India
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.

Post CIC verdict, BCCI likely to challenge RTI Act

02 Oct 2018

Sports
Post CIC verdict, BCCI likely to challenge RTI Act

Yesterday, the Central Information Commission (CIC) gave a verdict that the BCCI must come under the RTI Act.

CiC slows down since May over spike in crude prices

24 Sep 2018

Business
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.

RTI applicant in MP asked to pay GST for information

02 Sep 2018

India
RTI applicant in MP asked to pay GST for information

An RTI applicant has been asked to pay the Goods and Services Tax (GST) for getting information from the Madhya Pradesh Housing and Infrastructure Development Board in Bhopal under the transparency law.

Gujarat: PM's "aunt" seeks redressal for govt-dispensary on her premises

24 Jun 2018

India
Gujarat: PM's "aunt" seeks redressal for govt-dispensary on her premises

A 90-year old widow claiming to be the aunt of Prime Minister Narendra Modi has knocked on the doors of an appellate authority after failing to get satisfactory answers from the Labor Ministry on her RTI application seeking details of lease renewal of a government dispensary running in her premises.

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

14 Jun 2018

India
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

Business
#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

India
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

India
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

India
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

Business
#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

India
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

India
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

India
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

India
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

India
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

India
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

India
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.

With the new rules, is RTI law in danger?

11 Jul 2017

India
With the new rules, is RTI law in danger?

The Right to Information Act came into force in India in October 2005, after the government decided to repeal the previous Freedom of Information Act, 2002, to make the system more transparent.

In a first, SC wants CJI, governors under RTI ambit

07 Jul 2017

India
In a first, SC wants CJI, governors under RTI ambit

The SC for the first time batted for bringing the offices of the chief justice and governors within the purview of the Right to Information Act to ensure transparency and accountability.

Govt: Reports of tighter RTI rules untrue

06 Apr 2017

India
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

India
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

Politics
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

India
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

India
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.

RBI refuses to answer RTI query regarding demonetization

02 Jan 2017

India
RBI refuses to answer RTI query regarding demonetization

´╗┐Fifty days after the Centre announced Rs.500 and Rs.1000 notes would cease to be legal tender, the Reserve Bank of India declined to answer the burning question: Why were the notes demonetized?

RTI appeals to take decades in some states

05 Nov 2016

India
RTI appeals to take decades in some states

A study on workings of 'Information Commissions' in 16 states has concluded that the inherent power of the 'Right to Information' Act (RTI) is diminishing.