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Right to Information Act


Seeking 'discharge' against framing of charges is valuable right to accused: Supreme Court

May 11, 2021 2:14 pm

A three-judge bench headed by Chief Justice N V Ramana said it is well settled that the trial court while considering the discharge application is not to act as a mere post office.

Right to Information Act: Amendments don’t affect citizen’s right to information, Centre to SC

March 09, 2021 5:34 am

In a counter affidavit filed in reply to a plea by former Union Minister Jairam Ramesh, the Centre said “independence of the institutions is not jeopardized and is rather enhanced by the Impugned Amendments and Rules”.

Applicants must be kept out unless bona fide reasons are established for info under RTI Act: Gujarat HC

February 01, 2021 7:20 pm

A division bench of the high court made the observation on January 27 while adjudging a matter concerning a land dispute between two private parties, wherein one had sought information against the other regarding income tax returns, business income and other such details.

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.