Why transgender not an option in civil service exam form: HC

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High Court today asked the Centre and UPSC why transgenders have not been included as a third gender option in application forms for Civil Services Preliminary (CSP) examination. A bench of justices Mukta Gupta and P S Teji asked the Union Public Services Commission (UPSC) and Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) why transgender category… Read more »

DoPT seeks advice on court’s verdict on info panel

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The Department of Personnel and Traininghas sought the Law Ministry’s advice on the Supreme Courtverdict making it mandatory for the hearings in Central and State Information Commissions to be carried out by people with judicial backgrounds. “We have held inter-departmental discussions with officials concerned on the Apex court decision. The department has decided to seek… Read more »

CBI to be more powerful, govt enacting law

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Taking a step forward in its fight against corruption, the Centre is considering a recommendation to give more powers to CBI by enacting a law which will empower it to probe graft cases nationwide without the consent of the state governments.  If it comes into being, the proposed law will give statutory powers to the… Read more »

Court notice to government on CBI exemption from RTI

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The Delhi High Court Wednesday issued notice to the central government on a public suit filed against the decision to exempt the CBI and the NIA from the purview of the RTI Act, the country’s transparency law. A division bench of Chief Justice Dipak Mishra and Justice Sanjeev Khanna issued notice to the central government,… Read more »

PMO sees 8,400 percent rise in RTI pleas

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People are seeking answers, even if it means asking the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) some tough questions. The number of Right to Information (RTI) applications filed with the office have increased a whopping 8,402 percent in five years, say officials.   The number of RTI queries with the PMO rose from 48 in 2005 –… Read more »

Notice to government on plea for appointments in RTI ambit

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The Delhi High Court Monday sought the central government’s response on a petition challenging a single judge’s ruling that information pertaining to the appointment of top bureaucrats cannot be revealed under the Right to Information (RTI) Act. A division bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justice Sanjiv Khanna issued notice to the department of… Read more »