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10 Janpath seekers now look for Bhagvat connection

Who is Spokesman of PM in Rashtrapati Bhawan ?

Yeh maara.....

Ms Gauri Kumar to be new PESB Chairperson ?

Is PM not happy with CIC ?

ED meeting postponed because of pressure ?

Shakti Sinha is now Director Nehru Memorial Museum

Inter cadre deputation of Ms Punam to Bihar only after ACC approval

Only one vacancy of DIG, Meena likely to join this post in GoI

Ms Nirja Saraf to take over charge as MD, HAL on Oct 3

D Rajkumar to take over as CMD, BPCL on Oct 1

Rajeev Sharma to join as CMD, PFC on Oct 1

V K Rama to join as CMD, CONCOR on Oct 1

Atul Bhatt to take over as CMD, MECON Ltd on Oct 1

A K Mishra to join as Director (Tech), CCL on Oct 1

Vacancy of CMD, RECL arising in Oct

PESB yet to hold interviews for CMD, HLL Lifecare Ltd

5 ADG, DD/PB have applied for member's post

Three IIS officers also figures in the list

Maximum candidates are non - officials

Patanjali, PTI, Media , Rly and Harward officials also applied

Ramandeep Chowdhary relieved to join as PS to Ramesh Jigajinagi

Singh relieved to join Cabinet Secretariat

R S Kumar appointed ED IOB

Ajit Kumar Bhowmik looks after as Director, National Zoological Park

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GoI approves closure of HCL, Kolkata

Additional charge of Director, SJM to Dr Reddy extended

Two officials of GIC promoted as General Managers

Two officials of OIC promoted as General Managers

Two officials of NIC promoted as General Managers

Four officials of NIA promoted as General Managers

Two officials of UII promoted as General Managers

Four officials of GIPSA member companies promoted as GM in situ

Sikha Paul posted as Under Secretary in Defence

Siddharth posted to Northern Railway

A K Sinha deputed as Director, Cabinet Secretariat

Rajinikaanthan appointed Director, Secondary Education in Haryana

B K Prasad appointed Member-Secretary, NCDNT

Madras High Court gets 15 Judges

Kerala High Court gets five Additional Judges

R Ravindra accredited as Ambassador to Guinea (UPDATED)

Piyush Verma appointed Controller, SAC, Ahmedabad (UPDATED)

G K Rath appointed as Professor of Radiotherapy, Chief, Dr BRAIRCH (UPDATED)

Amit Singla appointed as Counsellor, PMI, WTO, Geneva (UPDATED)

Ranvir Singh gets premature repatriation (UPDATED)

Dhirendra Khadgata is also Secretary, Haryana Board of Education (UPDATED)

CBEC Chairman to supervise DG Tax Payer Services, GST (UPDATED)

CBEC Member Ms Sarna assigned charge of Southern zone (UPDATED)

CBEC Member gets charge of Central & North Western zone (UPDATED)

CBEC Member Ms Ray assigned charge of Western & Eastern zone (UPDATED)

CBEC Member Ms Ramesh gets charge of Northern zone (UPDATED)

Ms Lopamudra Mohanty appointed as PS to Ms Krishna Raj (UPDATED)



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RTI SIMPLIFIED
By Anuradha Verma

Routine transfer of RTI Application from head office
An application was under the RTI Act seeking certain information about termination of dealership. The appellant prayed for imposition of penalty under Section 20 (1) of the RTI Act and sought compensation alleging that the custodian of the information transferred the application to the Guwahati office. The CIC observed that the somewhat confused replies appear to have been the result of the system of dealing with the RTI applications filed to the Head Office, under which such applications are apparently sent in the first instance to the concerned state office even before checking whether the information in question is available with any of the departments at the Head Office. The CIC held that the Respondents need to streamline the system to ensure that the applications that can be disposed of at the Head Office are not sent needlessly to the state offices. Further, since malafide intent on the part of the Respondents was not established, no action was directed against the PIO under Section 20. Furthermore, as the Appellant did establish any loss or detriment caused to him because of the replies of the Respondents to his RTI application, he was not entitled to get the information.
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In many public authorities, the complete RTI Application is routinely transferred to multiple subordinate offices without proper examination as to which office holds the information. Such a practice leads to delay and an unnecessary paper work which the officials should steer clear of.


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