Venkatesh Nayak

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Venkatesh Nayak is with the Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative, New Delhi. Its Twitter handle is @CHRI_INT

CIC won’t give J&K info on its hydel projects
Thu, Nov 02, 2017

Both water and information controlled by governments and their agencies are public goods. They must be readily accessible to the people on demand. Nobody should be allowed to claim proprietorial rights over either of them. Yet the CIC brushed aside all these arguments and ruled in favour of continued secrecy.

Make transparency a patriotic duty
Mon, Jul 17, 2017

Unsurprisingly, the government has repeatedly refused to disclose details about the November 2016 demonetisation exercise, despite it attracting enormous public support. The citizenry is required to applaud and cheer every decision but it simply cannot be trusted with the details of the decision making process, it seems

‘A gigantic institution that draws powers from a statute based on questionable principles’
Wed, Apr 20, 2011

A comprehensive analysis of the big problem areas in the activists’ draft of the Lokpal bill