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Tag Archives: Information Commissioner

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…

Julka asks PSU chiefs to adapt to media changes

Bimal Julka,  Information Commissioner, Central Information Commission, highlighted the changing scenario of media landscape with the advent of digital media. He urged senior executives of PSUs, gathered to attend SCOPE’s two-day Media Relations Conclave for CEOs and Spokespersons of Public Sector, adapt to the changes and be proactive in promoting…

CIC issues fresh notice to Sonia Gandhi

The Central Information Commission has issued a fresh notice to Congress President Sonia Gandhi to explain her case before its Full Bench on allegations of not responding to queries in a RTI application despite orders of the transparency panel. A Full Bench of the Commission comprising Information Commissioner Bimal Julka,…

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…

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…

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,…

Sudhir Bhargava appointed as Information Commissioner

Sudhir Bhargava (IAS:1979: RJ), former Social Justice and Empowerment Secretary, has been named as Information Commissioner. Mr. Bhargava will have a tenure of more than four years. He had also worked as Special Secretary in Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas. He also served as a Government Director at Oil…