No minutes of meetings to look for CIC: activists

Commission, highest appellate authority for aggrieved applicants under the Right to Information Act, has been without a chief information commissioner for seven months now.

NCPRI urges govt to frame rules for Whistle Blowers Act

The NCPRI has drafted model rules for the Whistle Blowers Protection Act.


Protesters seeking passage of Whistleblowers Bill outside BJP office detained

The protesters have been demonstrating outside the BJP and the Congress party offices for the last one week.

Not at a janta durbar

A grievance redress system must provide a decentralised system for receiving and dealing with complaints.

Activists slam bid to keep political parties out of RTI

Hinting at the possibility of seeking legal recourse if the amendments aimed at keeping political parties outside the purview of the RTI Act are passed in Parliament

Now activists pick holes in grievances redressal Bill

NCPRI also sought a decentralised mechanism of a Grievance Redress Officer for every public authority at Panchayat or municipal level to address complaints within a specific time.


Roy: Bringing all employees under Lokpal would create new nests of corruption

The National Campaign for People’s Right to Information on Tuesday said bringing all government employees,including those in ‘Group C’,under the direct control of Lokpal would require setting up of Lokpal thanas in addition to the police stations. It warned that these alternative police stations could turn new dens of corruption.

More transparency sought in drafting of Lokpal Bill

However,these are being organised by the civil society groups on their own initiative and are not officially sanctioned by the committee.