Right to Information Act: GK, Current Affairs, Questions, Trivia and News

‘Maternity scheme reaches only one-third of beneficiaries’, says RTI data

As per the recent data obtained under the Right to Information Act (RTI) Act, revealed that, almost 61% of beneficiaries registered under the Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana (PMMVY) between April 2018 and July 2019 received the full amount of Rs. 6,000 promised under the scheme. The RTI survey was conducted to assess the implementation ..

CJI office under RTI ambit, says SC

  On 13 Nov, the constitutional bench of the Supreme Court led by Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogai said that the office of the Chief Justice of India (CJI) is a ‘public authority ‘under the purview of the Right to Information (RTI) Act 2005. The court decision dismissed the earlier three appeals filed by ..

Jan Soochna Portal Launched in Rajasthan

The government of Rajasthan has launched the Jan Soochna Portal to enhance transparency and accountability and empower the right of the people to seek information. The portal is developed under the RAJasthan Innovation Vision (RAJIV). Jan Soochna Portal The portal creates a streamlined system for public information to prevent anomalies and corruption. The portal provides ..

Rajasthan government launches ‘Jan Soochna Portal’

In Jaipur, the Rajasthan government has launched  a ‘Jan Soochna Portal’ to provide information about government authorities and departments suo motu to the public in the true spirit of the Right To Information (RTI) Act. It is claimed that the site is the first of its kind in India that  will bring transparency and accountability, ..

Right to Information (Amendment) Bill

The Lok Sabha passed the Right to Information (Amendment) Bill on July 22. It was introduced by the Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, Mr. Jitendra Singh, in the Lok Sabha on July 19, 2019. What is the Right to Information (Amendment) Bill? Right to Information (Amendment) Bill seeks to amend the ..

Sudhir Bhargava newly appointed Chief Information Commissioner (CIC)

Sudhir Bhargava, a former Secretary to the Ministry of Social Justice, has taken charge as new Chief Information Commissioner (CIC) on January 1. Beside him, President Ram Nath Kovind has also appointed four new members as Information Commissioners – ex-IFS officer Yashwardhan Kumar Sinha, former IRS officer Vanaja N Sarna, former IAS Neeraj Kumar Gupta ..

Union Government launches iGOT programme for Training program for Govt. employees

On 20th December, Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh launched the iGOT (Integrated Government Online Training Programme) for government employees. The iGOT will augment the existing training mechanism with online module-based training coupled with certification. The programme, developed by the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT), Ministry of Personnel, will make training inputs available to a ..

J&K Bank brought under purview of RTI, CVC and State Legislature

The Jammu and Kashmir Bank has been brought under the purview of the Right to Information (RTI) act of 2009, the Chief Vigilance Commissioner (CVC) guidelines and the State Legislature. The State Administrative Council (SAC) under the chairmanship of Governor Satya Pal Malik approved the proposal for treating the J&K Bank Limited as a Public ..