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Two years on, RBI ignores SC order to disclose defaulters list 23.5.2017 Rediff: Business
On December 16, 2015, the apex court ordered disclosure of the defaulters' list, and upheld a Central Information Commission order to this effect.
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RBI refuses to disclose list of loan defaulters 23.5.2017 HBL: Home
The Reserve Bank of India has refused to make public the list of loan defaulters with public sector banks despite an order of the Supreme Court in 2015 to make this information public. The case rel...
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RBI refuses to disclose list of loan defaulters 23.5.2017 deccanherald.com
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has refused to make public the list of loan defaulters with public sector banks despite an order of the Supreme Court in 2015 to make this information public. The case relates to an RTI application filed by activist Subhash Agrawal who had sought to know the list of people who had defaulted in the loan of Rs one crore and above. According to the government, the gross non-performing assets (NPA) of the public sector banks stood at Rs 6.06 lakh crore as on December 31, 2016. The RBI had denied the information citing the clauses of economic interests of the state, the commercial confidence and the information held in fiduciary capacity. It had also cited the provisions of Section 45-E of the RBI Act, 1934 which prohibits disclosure of credit information. On December 16, 2015 the apex court had clearly rejected these arguments of the RBI, in a matter filed by another RTI applicant, and ordered disclosure of defaulters list, upholding a Central Information Commission (CIC) ...
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PWD scam: Kejriwal's govt comes under radar, ACB conducts searches in Delhi 23.5.2017 All Current Affairs Stories
This probe has come in the backdrop of graft allegations made by axed Kapil Mishra against Kejriwal
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220 deer, 8 blackbucks died on campus in 2 years: IIT(M) 23.5.2017 The Hindu - Tamil Nadu
After obtaining info through RTI application, activist moves NGT
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Concern over delay in suggesting sites for AIIMS 23.5.2017 The Hindu - Tamil Nadu
RTI response shows that the government is yet to submit report on five locations in Tamil Nadu
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Research theses pass plagiarism check 23.5.2017 Hindu: Kochi
Varsities release data after RTI query
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Info officer denies copy of answer sheet, gets notice 22.5.2017 Deccan Herald - News
The Information Commission has issued a show-cause notice to Public Information Officer of the Police Recruitment and Training division for not providing a certified copy of the answer sheets for the sub-inspector recruitment exam. Additionally, the commission has threatened to fine the officer, the superintendent of police, A G Eshwarappa, Rs 25,000 if he fails to abide by the RTI rules. N Raghavendra, a candidate for the exam held in 2014 to recruit 152 sub-inspectors, had sought copies of his answer scripts for two written exams in November 2015, after he did not make it to the shortlist. Eshwarappa replied a month later: "The information you have sought cannot be provided under the RTI Act." Raghavendra took the matter to the Information Commission, N P Ramesh, who held a second hearing on May 9. "Provide the information to the appellant within eight days and attend the next hearing on September 1 with a report in this regard," he ordered. Decision to withhold info On January 22, 2016, the ...
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MEA spent Rs 1.83 lakh on lawyers at CIC in 2015-16 22.5.2017 deccanherald.com
The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) spent over Rs 1.83 lakh on lawyers in 2015-16 in defending its position for denial of information at the Central Information Commission (CIC). In most cases, the opposite party at the Commission are common people who filed an RTI application but could not get a response or a satisfactory reply. In 2016-17, the total expenditure incurred on legal counsels by MEAs RTI cell till January 31 was Rs 61,200. In 2015-16, it was over Rs 1.83 lakh, shows an RTI reply in response to a query by retired Commodore, Lokesh Batra. The Ministry has refused to give details of payments made to lawyers individually, terming it exempted under the "personal information" clause of the RTI Act. Though the ministry terms the fees paid to lawyers from taxpayers money as personal information, the Uttar Pradesh government had, in a similar case earlier, disclosed the fee it paid to various lawyers for defending its cases in the Supreme Court. In its RTI response to Batra, the Ministry said it ...
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62,000 tonne: Foodgrain wasted by FCI 22.5.2017 DNA: Opinion
While India ranks 55th in the Global Hunger Index (GHI), an RTI reply has revealed that around 62,000 tonnes of foodgrains, mainly rice and wheat have been damaged in the godowns of the Food Corporation of India (FCI) in the last six years with Maharashtra topping the list of states. Every year, crores of rupees are spent to prevent decay and then again a whooping sum is spent to dispose of the piled up waste. The RTI reply given by the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution has pegged the damaged foodgrains grains to 61,824 tonnes between 2011-12 and 2016-17. The FCI has 1,889 warehouses across the country. Many of them located in Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, Uttarakhand, Arunachal Pradesh and Manipur did not report any damages. According to an estimate, the wasted grains could have fed 8 lakh poor people under the National Food Security Act for an entire year. In 2016-17 (up to March 1), a damage of 8,679 tonnes of foodgrains was ...
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Private hospitals 'fleecing' cardiac patients: CIC 21.5.2017 Business Standard: News Now
It is alleged that hospitals empanelled with ESIC are overcharging patients for stent implants
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Sand mafia continues to rule Punjab, says AAP 21.5.2017 India Today| Must Read
AAP leader and RTI activist Dinesh Chadha said that a 30 tonne truckload of sand will now cost nearly Rs 40,000 to the buyers, if they buy it legally and only Rs 17,000 if bought illegally.
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Private hospitals 'fleecing' patients for cardiac stents: CIC 21.5.2017 ET: Healthcare
It is alleged that private hospitals empanelled with the ESIC are overcharging patients by almost 2.5 times for stent implants and other cardiac procedures.
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Pvt hospitals 'fleecing' patients for cardiac stents: CIC 21.5.2017 DNA: Health
Taking a serious view of private hospitals "fleecing" patients for cardiac stents, the CIC has directed the Employees State Insurance Corporation to disclose the number of patients referred by it to private hospitals for the implants and the prices paid to those hospitals.
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675 govt houses illegally occupied even after employees' death 21.5.2017 deccanherald.com
As many as 675 government houses in the national capital are being illegally occupied -- and in many cases, months and years after the death of the central government employees who were allotted the accommodations. Besides, 38 houses meant for officers at levels from Senior Section Officer to Joint Secretary are also under illegal occupation. Of the 675 houses, 555 belong to Type 1, 2 and 3 categories -- usually alloted to peons and junior level staff -- and 120 are Type 4 houses -- alloted to junior clerks and section officers -- the Urban Development Ministry said in reply to an RTI query. These houses have been illegally occupied for periods ranging from a few days and months, to even years, even after the death and retirement of the allottees, who were government employees and entitled to get accommodation, according to the ministry. To check illegal occupation of government accommodation by Members of Parliament and government employees, the Union Cabinet had on Wednesday given the nod to changes in ...
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Disclose why India accepted cost escalations for Gorshkov: CIC 21.5.2017 Hindu: Home
The case relates to RTI application filed by activist Subhash Agrawal who had demanded a range of information on the acquisition of the 44,500 tonne aircraft carrier.
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HC dismisses plea to stop LS poll losers from getting into RS 21.5.2017 deccanherald.com
The Delhi High Court has refused to entertain a plea seeking to restrain those defeated in Lok Sabha elections from contesting the Rajya Sabha polls. The petitioner submitted that his repeated requests made to the Ministry of Law and Justice and the Election Commission under the Right to Information (RTI) Act seeking to know what actions have been taken in this regard did not elicit any response. He also sought the courts direction to restrain candidates defeated in the Lok Sabha elections from contesting the Rajya Sabha polls. A bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Hari Shankar said that the petitioner had an alternative, equally effective remedy available to him, which he had not availed and therefore, the petition could not be entertained. "This writ petition is dismissed with liberty to the petitioner to invoke an appropriate remedy of appeal available to him under the Right to Information (RTI) Act," it added. The bench further said that in case, the petitioner was aggrieved by ...
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Shedding religion, atheist wants to be called 'RV155677820' 21.5.2017 TOI: Ahmedabad Times
A city-based autorickshaw driver, born a Hindu, wants freedom from religion and wishes to be known in government documents as 'RV155677820'. But his desire to renounce religion is stuck as the Gujarat Freedom of Religion Act does not have provisions to turn atheist.
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Residents demand police quarters construction to be stopped, demand space for schools 21.5.2017 TOI: Chennai
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Ambattur residents go on fast for school 20.5.2017 Hindu: Home
Seek use of grama natham land
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