Transparency Officers in Ministry

Transparency Officers in Ministry

The Central Information Commission(CIC) vide its order dated 15.11.2010 has directed all the Ministries/Departments of Central Government that each Central Public Authority under its jurisdiction should designate a senior officer as Transparency Officer to, inter alia, overview the implementation of Section 4 obligation. The matter is under examination. 

Information Commissions have been set up under the RTI Act to ensure that the provisions of the Act are enforced. Information Commissions have powers to hear complaints under Section 18 and also to hear appeals against non-supply of information by the Public Authority under Section 19. Under Section 19(8) of the Act Information Commissions have the power to require Public Authority to take any such steps as may be necessary to secure compliance with the provisions of the Act and they may also impose penalties on the Public Information Officer as per provisions of Section 20. 

This was stated by the Minister of State in the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions Shri V.Narayanasamy in written reply to question in the Rajya Sabha today. 

Applications Received Under RTI ACT

As per the information available with Central Information Commission, 18,32,181 applications were filed before Central Public Authorities during the years 2007-08 to 2010-11. Out of these, information was supplied in 17,33,620 cases. 

Information about applications received and disposed of by public authorities of State Governments is not centrally maintained. 

A sum of Rs. 2,21,56,363/- was collected as fees from RTI applicants by Central Public Authorities over the period from 2007-08 to 2010-11. 

Central Information Commission may impose a penalty if a Public Information Officer, without any reasonable cause, refuses to accept an application or does not furnish information within specified time or malafidely denies information or gives incorrect, incomplete or misleading information. 

A sum of Rs.44,23,221/- was recovered as penalty from Central Public Information Officers over the period 2007-08 to 2010-11. 

This was stated by the Minister of State in the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions Shri V.Narayanasamy in written reply to question in the Rajya Sabha today. 

Fresh empanelment of private under CGHS, Delhi and HYDERABAD

Government of India
Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
Department of Health & Family Welfare
Nirman Bhawan, New Delhi 110 108

No:S.110011/23/2009-CGHS D.II/Hospital Cell (Par IX)
Dated, the 5th August, 2011


Subject: Fresh empanelment of private under CGHS, Delhi and HYDERABAD.

The undersigned is directed to state that CGHS had initiated action for empanelment of private hospitals under CGHS. under Continuous Empanelment Scheme,which was notified vide Office Memoranda of even number dated 8th December, 2010 and 19th January 2011.

2. The undersigned is directed to enclose a further list of hospitals, under the categories mentioned in the document, that have conveyed their acceptance of the CGHS rates in various cities announced and placed on CGHS website and have signed the Memorandum of Agreement with CGHS and have also furnished the appropriate performance bank guarantee. These hospitals are also taken as included in the list of approved hospitals for empanelment under CGHS, Delhi&NCR and Hyderabad.

3. It has now been decided that in the list of hospitals enclosed, which have been now approved under the fresh empanelment procedure, and have now signed the fresh Memorandum of Agreement and submitted the appropriate performance guarantee will be eligible to treat CGHS beneficiaries at revised rates with effect from the date of issue of letter.

A copy of this Office Memorandum and CGHS rates for different cities are available at website

[Jai Prakash)
Under Secretary to Government of India

Click here to view the List of Empanelled Hospitals of Delhi and Hyderabad

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