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Opacity of politics

Political parties have a predictable attitude when it comes to transparency: that it is a very good thing and it must apply to everybody – other than us. It was of course a political party th

RTI: Signs of regressive forces at work

The RTI Act has caught the imagination of people and the way it has spread is appreciated and admired around the world. A great change has come in India in the last decade in the power equation bet

Selection of heads for information commission and vigilance panel today

Finally, after months of being headless, the prime minister-led selection committees will on Saturday decide the names of chiefs of central information commission (CIC) and central vigilance commis

India gets new CVC and CIC after nine months

The country has finally got two important watchdogs to ensure checks and balances in the government business. KV Chowdary was on Monday, appointed as the new central vigilance commissioner while th

Relief at RTI watchdog will be short lived

After nine months of wait the sense of relief is going to last just for six months. This is the story of new central information commissioner, whose functions have a bearing on the transparency and

New integrated building for information commission in Delhi

The Chief information commissioner (CIC) of India will soon have a new office complex in New Delhi. The CIC has been allotted land for a building at the old JNU Campus. The building will be constru

RTI is about right to question govt, says Modi

The right to question the government is the essence of right to information act also, said prime minister Narendra Modi today. He described the RTI act as a "tool through which the common man

Morning briefing: Arun Jaitley to launch eSahyog and PAN camps today

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley will launch eSahyog and PAN camps today. Through eSahyog he will launch the paperless initiative of the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT ) under which notices to as

Evening digest: FTII students call-off their 139-day-old strike

The Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) students on Wednesday decided to call off their 139-day-old strike saying their protest will continue till the issue of appointment of Gajendra Cha

The five Cs that scare the PSUs

Public sector undertakings (PSUs) are scared of five Cs: namely, the central information commission (CIC), central vigilance commission (CVC), central bureau of investigation (CBI), comptroller and

Morning briefing: Pakistan submits initial probe findings on Pathankot to India

Pakistan on Monday submitted to India its initial findings on alleged Pakistani links to the Pathankot terror attack saying that the telephone numbers given by India were not registered in Pakistan

Disclose ministry progress card every month: Cab sectt

The cabinet secretariat has issued a circular asking ministries and departments to disclose monthly reports of work done by them. Acting on a central information commission (CIC) dec

RTI activism: A few fearless, good people

Bhupendra Vira, a 60-year old RTI activist, was killed in cold blood in Mumbai. His chilling murder shows the severity of threat faced by RTI activists across the country, with those being exposed

Case tracking at CIC made easy

 The central information commission (CIC) has introduced an e-court software which would help in speedy disposal of appeals and complaints. The system offers online filing of appeals, complain

1,87,974 RTI cases still pending: Study

As many as 1,87,974 right to information (RTI) cases in the 16 information commissions were pending till December 2015, reveals a study. While there is a logjam in the disposal of appeals and compl

J&K RTI Act: Poor state of affairs even after eight years

The J&K Right to Information Act (J&K

Proposed RTI rules: Point and counter-point

The Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions has published a `factual position` about the content of the Draft Right to Information Rules, 2017 that seek to replace the existing RTI Ru

CIC’s changing status quo

With the help of Right to Information (RTI), the common man not only has the right to know, but also the right to question those in power. This is the foundation of democracy,” said p

“The focus area is to minimise pendency, do more quality work”

The functioning of a national commission, be it NHRC, NCSC or NCST, depends on its head. Being the chief information commissioner (CIC), what is your vision for CIC?  And what

RTI rejection rate high in public sector banks

Ever since the Reserve Bank of India-appointed P J Nayak Committee submitted a report blaming RTI as one of the constraints on the governance of public sector banks (PS Banks) in May 2014, Commonwe

Two information commission posts lying vacant for a year

 Two positions of information commissioners are lying vacant for a year, said an RTI activist who pointed out that there is delay in appointment despite the huge pendency in cases. T



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