Government appoints four new Information Commissioners
Monday, December 31, 2018, 7:51 AM
The Centre has appointed four-new-Information-Commissioners in CIC, a government order said. The RTI body currently has three Information Commissioners as against the strength of 11, including the Chief Information Commissioner. President Ram Nath Kovind has cleared the appointment of Yashwardhan Kumar Sinha, Vanaja N Sarna, Neeraj Kumar Gupta and Suresh Chandra as information commissioners in the CIC, the government order accessed by PTI said.
RBI challenges CIC notice to Urjit Patel
Tuesday, December 4, 2018, 8:40 AM
The Reserve Bank of India has challenged the Central Information Commission's show-cause notice to Governor Urijit Patel directing him to disclose the list of wilful defaulters of bank loans. The transparency watchdog, which had kicked-up a political storm by issuing the notice, had given the RBI until November-26 to respond. Acharyulu had passed a scathing order and issued the notice to Patel on November-2.
There'll be just 3 commissioners in December if no appointments made
Monday, July 9, 2018, 9:06 AM
Saddled with vacant posts and increasing number of Right to Information (RTI) cases, the Central Information Commission (CIC) has sent an SOS to the government appoint information commissioners at the earliest or there will be just three left this November. For the first time since the RTI Act came into place in India, the transparency watchdog has escalated the matter of increasing vacancies.