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Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Right to Information Act


From tomorrow, CIC to hear RTI applications from Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir

May 14, 2020 9:30 pm

Any citizen of India can now file RTI pertaining to matters related to J&K and Ladakh, which was earlier reserved only for domicile citizens of the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir which had its own RTI Act before August 2019.

Third party can access judgment copy, papers under court rules, not RTI Act, says SC

March 05, 2020 4:56 am

The bench upheld Rule 151 of Gujarat High Court Rules, which allows access to certified copies of judgments, orders and pleadings to a third-party — or those not party to a case — only under the order of an officer of the court.

RTI: Mounting appeals, vacant posts add to woes

January 26, 2020 4:29 am

By the end of December 2019, Maharashtra has 49,385 pending second appeals before the eight SIC benches. The SIC Bench in Pune has the highest pendency with 12,687 second appeals to be heard. As the table shows, the Nagpur bench has by far the lowest pendency.

Gujarat: Dinu Solanki granted four-day bail to attend family weddings in Feb

January 22, 2020 12:45 am

The temporary bail had been sought for attending three weddings in his family between February 9 and 11, on the ground that two of his brothers had expired and thus, he was required at the weddings of his grandnephews.

1,726 Haryana government officials fail to deposit penalty for not furnishing RTI information

January 20, 2020 1:14 pm

According to RTI activist PP Kapoor, who has procured the information, the officials did not deposit Rs 2.37 crore out of the total penalty of Rs 3.5 crore. “Till now only Rs 1.23 crore has been recovered from the officials,” said Kapoor.

Explained: What Supreme Court said on RTI use, abuse

December 19, 2019 7:42 am

CJI Bobde has called for a way to stop abuse of RTI. A look at the Supreme Court’s observations over the years, at times stressing the right to know, and at other times critical of the way RTI is being used.

Delhi High Court sets aside CIC order holding EVM as ‘info’ under RTI Act

December 18, 2019 1:23 am

Allowing the Election Commission’s appeal against the CIC’s order, Justice Jayant Nath observed that the production of EVM models cannot be sought under RTI application.

CJI SA Bobde: Many cases of blackmail and extortion in RTI

December 17, 2019 7:52 am

The remarks were made by a bench of Chief Justice of India S A Bobde and Justices B R Gavai and Surya Kant.

Verdict bringing CJI under RTI comes 10 years after first plea denied

November 14, 2019 3:20 am

The appeals arose from applications by RTI activist Subhash Chandra Agarwal.

Justice DY Chandrachud: ‘Judicial independence doesn’t mean insulation of judges from rule of law’

November 14, 2019 7:17 am

Emphasising the importance of accountability in judiciary, he noted, “The institution cannot be called upon to insulate and protect a judge from actions which have no bearing on the discharge of official duty.”