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Chandigarh Police consumed unrecorded items worth Rs 1.89 crore in one year: RTI reply

The RTI reply says, “11,908 photostat rims, 20,407 pens, 5,500 pencils worth Rs 50.23 lakh, were issued to different police stations, wings, even to different branches of police department at police headquarters in Sector 9.

PM, council of ministers incurred Rs 393 crore expenditure on foreign, domestic travel in 5 years

In December 2018, the Modi government, replying to queries on foreign travel expenses in Rajya Sabha, had said that an expenditure of over Rs 2,021 crore was incurred on chartered flights, maintenance of aircraft and hotline facilities during Modi's visits to foreign countries since June 2014.


RTI reply: Stress takes a heavy toll on Chandigarh cops

The RTI reply also sheds light on the poor state of physical fitness of the city cops. It states that 381 police personnel were found obese in the last six months.

SC reserves verdict on whether apex court, CJI's office are public authority under RTI

The Delhi High Court had ruled that the CJI office and the apex court are liable to disclose information as in case of other public authorities under the purview of the Right to Information Act.

RTI law does not allow, Govt wants powers to probe complaints against Information Commissioners

The Indian Express has learnt that the proposal envisages setting up of two committees — one, to receive and decide on complaints against the CIC and a second one for complaints against Information Commissioners.

RTI activist alleges misuse of MPLADS funds by BJP MP, files complaint

In his complaint, Sanjay Ezhawa said Jardosh spent Rs 1.69 crore for installing 4,224 benches at different public places in Surat city during 2016-17. “There was clear violation of guidelines of MPLADS guidelines and the Member of Parliament should repay the amount," he said.


MP man gets 3,000 letters as replies to income tax RTI query

"Instead of sending me a consolidated reply, the CBDT forwarded my application to IT offices across India. These IT offices have flooded me with more than 3,000 letters and 5-e-mails as replies in the last one year," Gaud said.

Caste certificates most requested: 46,000 services delivered home between Sept and Jan

The first five months recorded an average 26,982 service requests, the Administrative Reforms (AR) Department, which is supervising the project, said in response to an RTI application filed by The Indian Express.

Piyush Goyal launches Rail Drishti Dashboard, says 'ours is an accountable govt'

Union Minister Piyush Goyal also said the NDA government has always given its report card on each of the last five years and now it is time to see people's mandate.

OBC certificates top doorstep delivery list, learner’s licence next, reveals RTI

Caste (OBC) certificate falls under the jurisdiction of the revenue department, which received the highest requests (45,506) between September and November.