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Central Information Commission (CIC) Annual Report 2016-17: Highlights Of The Trends

Annual report of the Central Information Commission (CIC) was tabled in Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha on 14th and 15th March 2018 respectively. The trends of Annual Report are as follows:

 o During the reporting year 2016-17, 9.17 lakh RTI applications were received by the registered Central Public Authorities (PAs). This is lower by 59,670 or 6.1% than what was reported during 2015-16.

 o The Central PAs rejected 6.59% (60,428) of the RTI applications processed during 2016-17 showing a downward trend in rejections which have come down by 0.03% from the 6.62% reported in 2015-16.

 o Highest percentage of RTI applications rejected was reported by Ministry of Finance (18.41%), Ministry of Home Affairs (16.08%) and Ministry of Labour and Employment (14.37%).

 o Annual Report 2016-17 shows a decrease of 0.08% in First Appeals received by the Central PA's in comparison to the previous year.

 o The CIC disposed of 32,344 appeals and complaints cases in 2016-17 which is the highest disposal by the Commission since inception. A total of 23,811 cases were registered during the same period. At the end of the year the Commission had 26,449 cases pending before it.

 o The Commission imposed penalties to the tune of Rs. 18.98 lakhs during 2016-17 whereas a total of Rs. 8.6 lakhs was recovered from the PIOs.

 o Total 1,965 PA's have submitted Annual Returns which is higher than the previous year 2015-16.

A copy of the annual report is available at the CIC website.

Source: Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions

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