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SBI sought issuance of 147 Look Out Circulars in last five month: RTI

According to data provided in Parliament in December last year, about 49 economic offenders have escaped to different countries and the government is making attempts to bring them back.

Last-minute travellers helped Railways earn more than Rs 25,000 crore in last 4 years: RTI

Tatkal booking was introduced in 1997 in select trains with an objective of providing accommodation for last-minute travellers.


Rs 260.62 crore national disability fund lying unused, reveals RTI

The RTI reply from the Ministry also stated that the certified reports of the erstwhile fund and the old fund were available but cannot be released as they are voluminous and that they can be seen in the office.

Amendments to RTI Act regressive, protest dilution, says NAPM

The National Alliance of People's Movement also said that it was a matter of "grave concern" that the amendments to the Act were introduced amidst "a shroud of secrecy and there were no public consultations."

Of Rs 5,851 cr electoral bonds, 80 per cent redeemed in Delhi: RTI

Chandrashekhar Goud, an RTI activist based in Madhya Pradesh's Neemuch, Sunday shared the information furnished by the State Bank of India (SBI) in response to his two queries.

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.