Tag: Information Commissioner Bimal Julka

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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CIC tells “Public Authority” to formulate rules for medical reimbursement with due diligence

Newsroom24x7 Network New Delhi: The Central Information Commission has passed an order underscoring that it is incumbent upon the “Public Authority” to revisit its guidelines in respect of the medical reimbursement and formulate the rules and regulations with due diligence and in a more precise and cogent manner in the interest of the beneficiaries within a period of

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Central Information Commission asks Health Ministry and NPPA to check the menace of overpricing of essential drugs

Newsroom24x7 Network New Delhi: The Central Information Commission has recommended to the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Department of Pharmaceuticals and National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) to initiate a coordinated attempt to address the issue of checking the menace of overpricing of essential drugs and excessive trade margins to promote greater transparency for the

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CIC orders Allahabad University to furnish marks secured by a student under RTI Act

Newsroom24x7 Network New Delhi: The Central Information Commission on Monday (10 September 2018) has passed an order directing the Vice Chancellor of Central University of Allahabad to re-examine the matter and furnish information regarding the marks secured by a student in BA Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3 examination to an Appellant within a

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Central Information Commission orders IIM Ahmedabad to give details of faculty numbers across SC/ST, OBC and General category under RTI

Newsroom24x7 Network New Delhi: Central Information Commission has responded to an appeal by an Indian citizen on refusal to provide information with details of break-up of faculty numbers across SC, ST, OBC & GEN category between April 2014 and January 2016,  and ordered  Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, (IIM-A) to furnish a point-wise response to

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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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Landmark CIC order: Defence Secretary will re-examine issues relating to Liberalized Family Pension for the next of kin of deceased Defence Personnel

Newsroom24x7 Network It has been observed that there is a perceptible lack of clarity in the various circulars/orders issued by the Defence Ministry from time to time in respect of pensionery benefits on death/disability in aggravated cases and determining such entitlements in different categories. The amendments/modifications carried out by the Government from time to time have also led to the

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