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Tag Archives: CIC

PM’s degree: CIC takes away charge from IC

M S Acharyulu

Chief Information Commissioner R K Mathur has taken away the charge of Ministry of Human Resource Development (HRD) from Information Commissioner M S Acharyulu, following the latter issuing an order allowing an inspection of Delhi University 1978 BA degree records was made public.  The Prime Minister is said to have…

Uttarakhand CS earns fortune, appointed as CIC

As Indianmandarins had reported earlier, the outgoing Chief Secretary to the Government of Uttarakhand Shatrughan Singh (IAS:1983:UD) has been appointed as Chief Information Commissioner in the State IC. Fifty-two days prior to his scheduled retirement, the tide of fortune has apparently turned in his favor. Though it is not clear…

Bring non-govt sectors under RTI ambit: DG SCOPE

Speaking in the 11th Annual Convention of Central Information Commission (CIC) Dr U.D. Choubey, Director General, SCOPE strongly pleaded for extending the provisions of RTI to non-government sectors by way of widening the definition of “public money”. While reaffirming the commitment of Public Sector in implementing RTI he said that…

HM to inaugurate annual CIC convention

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh will inaugurate the two-day 11th Annual Convention of Central Information Commission (CIC) in New Delhi on 7 November 2016. Union Minister of State (Independent Charge), Ministry of Development of North-Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra…

Jockeying begins for Uttarakhand CS post

Uttarakhand’s Chief Secretary Shatrughan Singh (IAS:1983:UD) is scheduled to retire on 31 December 2016. Post retirement, he may be assigned the responsibility of state CIC. With 60 days left for Singh’s retirement, the race for CS post is becoming intense. There were rumors that R K Singh (IAS:1984:UD) had the…

Unique way to encash govt cheques

  Former IPS officer M L Sharma, who served as the Central Information Commissioner, was recently  asked to investigate into allegations against a former additional secretary in the I&B Ministry. Sharma did what he was asked and submitted the inquiry report and received a cheque from the I&B Ministry for…

DP lands itself in trouble

Delhi Police has landed itself in a trouble created by its own unintelligent style of functioning. The Central Information Commission has issued a notice to the ACP of the licensing branch of Delhi Police for refusing to release the information sought by south Delhi resident H K Nijhawan about an application for…

Five laws of motion versus three, CIC calls for clarity

Are there three laws of motion or five? This strange question has popped up before the Central Information Commission which has now directed the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) to clarify the subject after considering views of a person who claimed to have discovered one of the five laws….

CIC asks Delhi and central governments to clarify stand on graft cases

Delhi’s Lt Governor, Chief Minister and Union Home Minister must clarify to the public within two months their powers, jurisdiction and procedures to handle graft complaints, CIC has held, noting that the current “ambiguity” will discourage people from taking on corruption. Hearing the case of RTI activist Vivek Garg, who…

CIC attains full-strength (1+10); Julka, Sinha & Bhattacharya are Member CIC

With the appointment orders of three former bureaucrats as Member, country’s transparency watchdog CIC attains full strength. The appointment of former I&B Secretary Bimal Julka (Rtd IAS:1979:MP), former Staff Selection Commission Chairman Amitava Bhattacharya (Rtd IAS:1980:GJ) and former Special Director IB, Divya Prakash Sinha (Rtd IPS:1979:MT) has been done to…

Latest appointment (17-02-2016)

U Krishna Murty (IRTS:1986) appointed as CVO, HPCL (Chief Vigilance Officer of Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd) a period of three years. His tenure can be extended for another two years. P K Das Executive Director, MMTC has been appointed as Director (Marketing), State Trading Corporation of India Limited. M K…

Delhi CM scolded for indifference to Aam Aadmi

The Central Information Commission (CIC) has scolded Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s office for “not applying its mind” before transferring the petition of a senior citizen on the status of his pension to 29 departments. The Commission said it finds it “pathetic” that such an high office like the CMO…

R K Mathur sworn-in as CIC

Former Defence Secretary R K Mathur was sworn in as Chief Information Commissioner by President Pranab Mukherjee on Monday. The post of CIC had fallen vacant after Vijai Sharma completed his tenure on December 1, 2015. Mathur will have a tenure of about three years till he attains the age…

A P Padhi is new Chief Secretary, Govt of Odisha

As ‘Indianmandarins’ anticipated in its reports dated November 06, 2015 Arvind Prasad Padhi (IAS:1983:OR) has been appointed Chief Secretary to the Government of Odisha. He will take over the charge form the outgoing CS, Gokul Chandra Pati (IAS:1978:OR), today evening. Earlier Padhi served as Principal Secretary to CM but after…

Centre to fill 03 vacant posts of Information Commissioner (CIC) soon

The Delhi High Court directed the government last week to appoint three commissioners at the Central Information Commission (CIC) within six weeks from among the 553 applications received in response to two notifications issued last year as the vacant posts have led to a huge backlog of cases. In June,…

A P Padhi tipped for Chief Secretary, Odisha?

Aditya Kumar Padhee (IAS:83:OR)

‘Indianmandarins’ reliably learns that Aditya Prasad Padhi (IAS:1983:OR) has emerged as the first choice of Odisha Chief Minister for the coveted post of Chief Secretary. The incumbent CS, Gokul Chandra Pati (IAS:1978:OR), is set to superannuate on November 30. Reportedly, Pati’s name has been finalised as next CIC, Govt of…

Vijai Sharma takes oath as Chief Information Commissioner

President Pranab Mukherjee administered the oath of office to newly-appointed Chief Information Commissioner (CIC) Vijai Sharma (IAS:1974:UP) at Rashtrapati Bhawan. Mr. Sharma superannuated as environment secretary. He has been serving in the commission as information commissioner since 2012. Central Information Commission still has vacancy of three Information Commissioners against the…

Vijai Sharma appointed as new Chief Information Commissioner

Vijai Sharma (IAS:1974:UP) has been named the new Chief Information Commissioner (CIC). Mr. Sharma superannuated as environment secretary. He has been serving in the commission as information commissioner since 2012. His appointment is in keeping with the pattern where the senior-most information commissioner has been appointed the chief. He is…

K V Chowdhary tipped for CVC & Vijai Sharma for CIC: Gossip goes on

‘Indianmandarins’ has reliably learnt that the former CBDT Chairman K V Chowdhary (Rtd IRS IT:1978) would be new Chief Vigilance Commissioner whereas as Vijay Sharma, the incumbent Member, CIC, would be appointed as Chief Information Commissioner, CIC. The gossip will go on till the President Pranab Mukherjee would ratify the…