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President’s secretary Sanjay Kothari appointed new CVC, ex-IAF officer Bimal Julka as CIC

The decision, made by a high-powered committee headed by PM Modi, was opposed by Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury in Lok Sabha.
The Supreme Court of India | Photo: Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

Supreme Court directs Centre, states to appoint information commissioners within 3 months

A bench headed by CJI Bobde warned of contempt action if the Centre and states didn't comply a second time. The top court had ordered the vacancies to be filled in February.

Govt questions legality of IPS Association, says it never sanctioned such a body

According to an RTI reply, home ministry says no member of police force has right to form any association without the 'express sanction' of the central govt.
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Supreme Court asks Centre, 9 states for report on vacancies in information commissions

The Supreme Court asked the Centre and states to file their status report after RTI activists Anjali Bhardwaj and others submitted that earlier court orders were not complied with.
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Centre issues new RTI rules, cuts CIC tenure to 3 years, holds power to decide other terms

Activists have called the government's notification on the new rules an assault to the independence and autonomy of the Central Information Commission.
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ED can withhold names mentioned in Panama Papers, says central information body

The CIC made the observation while deciding on a 2017 RTI query which sought details of those named in the Panama Papers, the action taken and the officers involved.
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Disclose names of big loan defaulters: Central Information Commission directs RBI

The commission issued the directive while deciding on an RTI plea following RBI's refusal to provide information citing confidentiality.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi with BJP president Amit Shah | Atul Yadav/PTI

5 reasons why BJP govt’s transparency claims must be questioned

Constant attempts to subvert the transparency regime appear to expose the real intent of the BJP government.
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Home ministry refuses to reveal ‘top secret’ info about Modi govt’s ‘snooping’ order

In response to an RTI plea by activist Venkatesh Nayak, home ministry invokes three sections of the RTI Act to refuse the information.
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Gadkari-for-PM gossip grows legs after his meeting with RSS chief

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On Camera

File photo of Nirmala Sitharaman in New Delhi on 24 October

Protect bankers, act against miscreants with full force of law: Finance ministry tells states

In a letter to all state chief secretaries, the finance ministry sought proactive and preventive measures amid rising incidents of violence against bankers on bank premises.

Defence

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Armed forces to limit flying Cheetah choppers as Covid hits spares production at HAL

HAL has reduced spare production for the ageing Cheetahs, and it has been communicated to the forces that the shortage is expected to last around 3 months.
Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) men in Maharashtra | ANI

Read my lips, forget the camera

Say Central forces' angry soldiers. They need reform, committed leaders. And very sensitive handling.