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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 […]

ED Can Withhold Names Of Tax Evaders In Panama Papers: CIC

New Delhi: The names of alleged tax evaders appearing in the Panama Papers leak can be withheld by the Enforcement Directorate from disclosure, the Central Information Commission has held. The Commission made these observations while deciding the plea of Durga Prasad Choudhary who did not get a satisfactory response from the agency on his RTI […]

Sudhir Bhargava new CIC, govt appoints four information commissioners

New Delhi: The government has appointed Sudhir Bhargava as new Chief Information Commissioner (CIC) along with four new Information Commissioners in the Central Information Commission which had been functioning with just three of them as against a sanctioned strength of 11, including the Chief Information Commissioner. Highly placed sources said Bhargava, who is Information Commissioner […]

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 […]

Disclose why India accepted cost escalations for Gorshkov: CIC

New Delhi: The reasons behind India agreeing to cost escalation by the Russian side for a refurbished aircraft carrier Admiral Gorshkov should be disclosed, the Central Information Commission has held. The commission also directed the defence ministry to disclosure reasons why the country chose a refurbished warship in place of purchasing a new one. The […]

Chowdary is new CVC, Sharma new CIC

Former Central Board of Direct Taxation chief K.V. Chowdary has been appointed the new chief vigilance commissioner (CVC), while senior-most information commissioner Vijai Sharma was named the new chief information commissioner, it was announced today

SEBI can withhold info on probe against RIL: CIC

The Central Information Commission has allowed Securities and Exchange Board of India to withhold the information on its probe into alleged short selling of shares by Reliance Industries Limited in 2007 saying investigation has not concluded yet