Central Information Commission

President calls upon Public Authorities to be Proactive and put Information in the Public Domain

President Shri Pranab Mukherjee has called upon public authorities to be proactive and voluntarily put information in the public domain for the use of citizens. Inaugurating the Eighth Annual Convention of Central Information Commission in New Delhi today, he said a large number of appeals/complaints before the Commission, however, are also indicative of the need… Read More

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Amendment to the Right to Information Act, 2005

The Union Cabinet has approved introduction of a Bill in the coming session of the Parliament to amend the Right to Information Act, 2005, to exclude the political parties from the definition of Public authority for the purpose of the Act. The Central Information Commission (CIC) in its decision dated 03.06.2013, has held that the… Read More

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Applicability of RTI Act for a Cooperative Society

RTI ACT¦.  for  Cooperative Society, Applicability ?: In general anticipation of atleast a consolation relief, scores of Society members and related activists have been consistently yearning for the Coop. Societies to come within the ambit of the Right to Information Act. CONTRARY to the increasing yearning !!!! : 01.   Direct application of "Right To Information… Read More

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Guidelines for Suo Motu Disclosure by Central Government Ministries/Departments and Public Authorities Issued

Government has issued guidelines for suo motu disclosure by Central Government Ministries/Departments and Public Authorities thereunder. These guidelines are based on the recommendation of the Task Force set up by the Government for strengthening compliance with provisions for suo motu (proactive) disclosure as given in Section 4 of the RTI Act, 2005. This task force… Read More

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