Category: Right to Informartion

Cambata Aviation: CIC takes critical view of the plight of the aviation company employees; issues strict instructions to Income Tax Department

Newsroom24x7 Network New Delhi: A day after Jet Airways was grounded and it came to a screeching halt due to lack of funds for critical services, Central Information Commissioner, Bimal Julka, today passed an order in connection with another aviation company stating that it cannot be a mute spectator to the pitiable conditions being faced

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Exemption granted to charitable Trusts under the IT Act 1961 involves larger public interest: Central Information Commission

Newsroom24x7 Network New Delhi: Central Information Commission has directed the Income Tax Department’s Tax Recovery Officer Officer (E) Ahmedabad to provide a point wise response to the Appellant and also ensure that details regarding cancellation and withdrawal of exemption granted under the IT Act 1961 to the organizations mentioned in the RTI application are displayed

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CIC orders Central authorities to put in public domain all details of allotment of property in Delhi’s Geeta Colony to displaced individuals from Pakistan

Newsroom24x7 Network New Delhi: The Central Information Commission has passed a landmark order instructing Union Urban Development Ministry’s Land and Development Officer to co-ordinate with the Ministry of Home Affairs and provide to the appellant within 30 days all the details of persons to whom allotment was made, details of properties that were allotted on

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Is RTI Act being weakened?

Bimal Julka¹ There is a need to distinguish between “populism” and “realism”. Attention of the public is drawn to some of the practical aspects governing the implementation of the Act that are faced by the Commission in its day to day hearings. Instead of resorting to the populist discourse surrounding the issue of likely amendments to the RTI Act,

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Universities should suo-motu put in public domain the guidelines for revaluation of the answer-sheets in larger public interest

Newsroom24x7 Network An open government, which is the cherished objective of the RTI Act, can be realised only if all public offices comply with proactive disclosure norms. Section 4(2) of the RTI Act mandates every public authority to provide as much information suo-motu to the public at regular intervals through various means of communications, including

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RTI query on caste reservation in Education: CIC takes serious note of casual reply by MHRD

Newsroom24x7 Network New Delhi: The Central Information Commission has taken serious note of a routine and casual reply furnished by the Ministry of Human Resource Development in reponse to an RTI application seeking information on three queries seeking details of the provision of caste reservation, if any in the education sector under the Constitution of

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