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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.

RTI is my new amulet: Ghulam Mohiudin Sheikh, faith healer cum RTI activist

"RTI gave me voice and I felt a sense of empowerment," Sheikh said. "This area has witnessed more development since people started filing RTI applications,” Rasool, the founder of the Jammu and Kashmir RTI Movement said.

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No centralised data on pending RTI application: Government

All the details of the public authority may be uploaded on its website. Access to information should be made user-friendly for which appropriate information technology infrastructure should be suitably designed, developed and operationalised," one of the recommendations accepted by the government said.

RTI still has miles to go

There are certain issues, however, which need be addressed, to make sure that the information commission becomes fully autonomous and thus becomes a constitutional body.

Decade on, why RTI needs a second revolution

A number of significant disclosures were forced by the RTI, including the information regarding 2G and Commonwealth Games and so on.

Explained: It's a secret

IE explains the process by which the govt classifies information, and the relationship between Official Secrets Acts and RTI Acts.

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RTI numbers show info commissioners mostly ‘go easy’ on errant officials

SICs have been granted the powers to impose fines on erring officials.

State info chief dismisses PWD order, okays RTI plea to inspect presidential suite

The tale of the suite began when Chandmare, along with media personnel, sought for permission to inspect under RTI.

But several MPs pay their PAs less than the minimum wages

Under the MWA those who pay their employees less than the minimum wages can be fined 10 times the difference.

Not a single challan issued for vehicles without side mirrors

The information was received by two Class XI students in response to an application filed under the RTI Act.

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