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13th Convention of Central Information Commission 'CIC' held in New Delhi



13th Convention of Central Information Commission 'CIC' held in New Delhi: Details, Functions, Highlights

The 13th Convention of Central Information Commission (CIC) was held on 12th October 2018 in New Delhi. It was inaugurated by President Ram Nath Kovind.

The 13th CIC Convention was attended by Chief Information Commissioner, Information Commissioners, State Information Commissioners, former information Commissioners, Central Public information officer, NGOs, and other stakeholders.

About Central Information Commission (CIC)

Central Information Commission (CIC) was established in 2005 by the Central Government under the provisions of Right to Information (RTI) Act (2005).

CIC plays a vital role in maintaining transparency in the system of governance essential for healthy democracy. Such kind of transparency check aims to curb corruption, nepotism, oppression, and misuse or abuse of the authority.

CIS is designated statutory authority to receive and inquire into a complaint from any person. 

CIC submits an annual report to Union government on the implementation of the provisions of RTI Act. 

Functions & Authorities of CIC

  1. It can order an inquiry into any matter if there are reasonable aspects.
  2. It can secure compliance of its decisions from the public authority.
  3. It can recommend steps to be taken for promoting such conformity if the public authority does not conform to provisions of RTI Act.
  4. It receives and inquires into a complaint from
  5. It examines any record which is under control of the public authority and which may be withheld from it on any grounds during the enquiry. While inquiring, it has powers of civil court



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