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Bhopal: Officials face Rs 2.5 lakh fine for not giving info under RTI

The notice is related to ten RTI applications filed by activist Anupam Mishra in March 2016, seeking information on various issues.

To ensure legislative scrutiny, every bill must be sent to a parliamentary committee

A robust lawmaking process requires thorough scrutiny by Parliament. Such scrutiny should not be impacted by either the strength of numbers in Parliament or political agreement on issues.


Explain your support to RTI amendment bill: Ex-CIC asks three CMs

Acharyulu, a keen supporter of transparency, asked the three chief ministers if they know that the bill "kills the autonomy of state information commissions too".

BJP, which used RTI against the Congress regime, now looks terrified of it

The measure of progress of any democracy is the level of empowerment of ordinary citizens. When the state seeks to take away power from ordinary citizens, it is at the cost of democracy itself.

Opposition cracks in Rajya Sabha, Bill to dilute RTI slips through

In a setback, the much-touted Opposition unity also came undone as the BSP was absent from the House when the motion moved by Trinamool Congress’s Derek O’Brien was put to vote. The NCP did not take part in the debate and Congress sources said its four members, too, were not present during voting.

Explained: What has changed in RTI Act? Why are Opposition parties protesting?

RTI Act amendments: Government has introduced amendments giving itself powers to set salaries and service conditions for Information Commissioners. How does it change the existing Act, and why is the Opposition protesting?


Govt advises NDDB to bring Mother Dairy, other units under RTI ambit

The Ministry of Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries recently told the Parliament that as NDDB Dairy Services was set up through a Rs 200 crore contribution from NDDB, it has advised NDDB to “extend the provisions of the RTI Act, 2005 to its subsidiary companies including NDDB Dairy Services.”

SC reserves verdict on whether apex court, CJI's office are public authority under RTI

The Delhi High Court had ruled that the CJI office and the apex court are liable to disclose information as in case of other public authorities under the purview of the Right to Information Act.

MP man gets 3,000 letters as replies to income tax RTI query

"Instead of sending me a consolidated reply, the CBDT forwarded my application to IT offices across India. These IT offices have flooded me with more than 3,000 letters and 5-e-mails as replies in the last one year," Gaud said.

State needs eight SICs, has only five: RTI Act implementation takes a hit

The SICs are at the helm of the three-tiered structure made by the RTI law, and they are also the last court of appeals for those seeking information.