Founded in 1927, the Poona Club has establishments in both Yerawada and Bund Garden Road.
RTI activists, former public information officers and common people recount their experiences.
The SIC’s report, among other things, takes note of the various administrative and functional lapses hindering the functioning of the Commissionerates.
Cites non-compliance of its previous recommendations by the state government.
Modi had asked government departments to keep in mind three ‘T’s, timeliness, transparency and trouble-free approach, while replying to RTI applications to help reduce errors in governance.
Activists, kin reportedly called up by Intelligence agencies; questioned about political affiliations; security reasons cited for cancellation of invites.
The Act, which took 15 years to come into being on October 12, 2005, had generated high hopes about making government functioning transparent, but it has been found hobbling.
Inaugurating a two-day national convention to mark the completion of 10 years of the transparency law, Narendra Modi called the RTI “an instrument for bringing good governance”.
Says held youth leadership programmes between 1995 and 2000, but there were no participants!
Reportedly, the CIC wanted to invite activists and users from around the country but was prevented from doing so by the government.
Ten years into the RTI Act, three ways transparency is blocked
Dhariwal said he had filed an RTI application to obtain the documents related to the scam and would appear before the ACB once he received the documents, probably by October 16.
Using the RTI Act, the convicts had sought their call data records (CDRs) to prove they were nowhere near the crime scene on the day of the blasts. For the defence, the CDRs were one of their most crucial evidence.
State governments were also told to “give due weightage to the PEB’s recommendations and normally accept these”.
The prisoners had filed RTI applications to seek information from different government departments.