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Central Information Commission


Centre refuses to make public records of deliberations on appointment of CIC Commissioners

June 02, 2019 10:00 pm

In response to an RTI application filed by activist Commodore (Retd) Lokesh Batra, the government has said 256 applications were received by it in response to its advertisement on January 4, 2019.

CIC postpones hearing on refusal of PMO to give details of graft complaints against ministers

May 03, 2019 3:23 pm

To identify, examine and categorise each of these complaints as corruption-related complaints may be a subjective as well as a cumbersome exercise," the PMO had said citing Section 7 (9) of the Right to Information Act to justify the denial.

Sudhir Bhargava takes oath as Chief Information Commissioner

January 01, 2019 4:10 pm

Bhargava was administered the oath of office by President Ram Nath Kovind at a ceremony in Rashtrapati Bhavan. He was working as the Information Commissioner in the CIC.

CIC asks Registrar General of India to change its data collection procedure

November 19, 2018 5:21 pm

Information Commissioner Yashovardhan Azad was hearing a petition filed by an RTI applicant, seeking information about the deaths reported in all the wards of Mumbai in 2016.

Four members retiring this month, 8 of 11 CIC positions to be vacant

November 19, 2018 8:05 am

CIC is mandated to hear appeals and is a vital part of the Right to Information architecture.

CIC issues show-cause notices to Labour Ministry officers on petition of PM's 'aunt'

June 25, 2018 10:19 pm

The CIC on Monday issued show-cause notices to two officials of the Union Labour Ministry for not furnishing complete information to a 90-year old widow, claiming to be the "aunt" of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who had been running from pillar to post for renewal of rent for a government dispensary running on her premises.

Central Information Commission to decide RTI appeals even after death of appellant: Government

June 21, 2018 6:59 pm

The latest directive assumes significance as some RTI activists have been killed in different parts of the country allegedly for seeking information related to some potential scams or irregularities in government departments.

There should be no delay in pension disbursal in name of Aadhaar linking, says CIC

April 10, 2018 5:46 pm

Agreeing with the explanation given by the CPIO on the linking of Aadhaar card in pensioners' accounts, Acharyulu only imposed a token penalty of Rs 250 on him for the wrongful denial of information.

In replies to RTI queries, snapshots of information panels’ health

March 19, 2018 8:05 am

Several commissions were either not functioning or functioning at reduced capacity as posts of Commissioners, including those of Chief Information Commissioners, were vacant during the period under review.

Benefits of PM Narendra Modi's foreign visits can't be quantified, says PMO

October 29, 2017 2:30 pm

During the hearing on October 10, the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) stated that with regard to the point about benefits to public from the foreign visits, the appellant has been informed that this information is not part of the official record.