• otv

Tag: Central Information Commission

Odisha Among 9 States To File Status Report On Filling Up Vacancies In CIC, SICs

New Delhi: The Supreme Court Wednesday asked the Centre and nine states including Odisha to file a status report on filling up of vacancies in the central and state information commissions in compliance with its earlier orders. A bench headed by justices S A Bobde gave the directions after RTI activists Anjali Bhardwaj and others […]

Mahatma Gandhi assassination case records part of Indian heritage: HC

New Delhi: Terming the records pertaining to Mahatma Gandhi’s assassination as part of India’s “cultural heritage”, the Delhi High Court has asked the Centre how it intends to collect and maintain the entire case information as was directed by transparency panel CIC. The poser by Justice Vibhu Bakhru came while hearing a plea by the […]

No 'martyr' or 'shaheed' in our Terminology: MoD, MHA

New Delhi: There is no term like “martyr” or “shaheed” in the Army or the police and instead a soldier or a policeman killed in action is called a “battle casualty” or “operations casualty” respectively, the ministries of defence and home have submitted before the Central Information Commission. The issue surfaced after an RTI applicant […]

Child rights body refused to share info without justification: CIC

New Delhi: The Central Information Commission (CIC) has issued show cause notices to officials of the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) for not giving information on cases pending before it, without justification. The CIC directed the child rights body to provide information regarding cases pending for over two years relating to the […]

Every department should disclose demonetisation details: CIC

New Delhi: It was the duty of every government department concerned with demonetisation to spell out all relevant facts and reasons behind the radical move, the Central Information Commission has observed. In what could be the first comments of the transparency panel on the lack of information about the notes ban decision, Information Commissioner Sridhar […]

CIC decides 1,288 appeals by a person in one order

New Delhi: The Central Information Commission has decided a whopping 1,288 appeals filed by a retired air force official in one go. Retired Wing Commander Sanjeev Sharma filed these appeals before the CIC after not getting information on issues ranging from gifts given on farewell parties of the officers, felling of trees, working of AFWWA […]