CIC Current Affairs, GK & News

“Who Created Arogya Setu” issue: NIC rejects its role in creation in a RTI query

The National Informatics Centre recently claimed that it did not create the Arogya Setu mobile application. NIC claimed so in its reply to a Right to Information Query. Highlights The Ministry of Electronics and IT had earlier claimed that the Arogya Setu Application was launched by Government of India in Public-Private Partnership mode. According to ..

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New Draft Rules for CICs and ICs

The CIC-Chief Information Commissioner and IC-Information Commissioner currently hold tenure of 5 years and their perks are similar to that of the Chief Election Commissioners as defined in Right to Information Act, 2005. According to the new draft rules from DoPT (Department of Personnel and Training), the terms and perks of the CICs and ICs ..

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Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman raises red flags over MPLADS

Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman who is the ex-officio Chairman of the Committee on MPLADS (MP Local Area Development Scheme) has red-flagged the problems plaguing the MPLADS with Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation (MOSPI). Findings of the Deputy Chairman The deputy chairman has cited observations from several CAG reports, findings of the Programme Evaluation Organisation ..

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Government Proposes Committees to decide on complaints against CIC and ICs

The government has proposed setting up bureaucrat-led committees that would sit and decide on complaints against the Chief Information Commissioner (CIC) and Information Commissioners (ICs). The government has proposed setting up of two committees: One to receive and decide on complaints against the CIC. The committee would include the Cabinet Secretary; Secretary, DoPT; and a ..

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EVM is ‘information’ under RTI Act: CIC

The Central Information Commission (CIC) has ruled that the EVM machine is information under the Right to Information Act and directed the Election Commission of India (ECI) to respond to appellant who had sought an EVM. What was the case? The applicant Rajaak Khan Haider had sought an EVM from the Election Commission. The Election Commission had rejected the ..

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