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Right to Information


Maharashtra: Changes in RTI rules delay appointments of information commissioners

February 18, 2020 3:22 am

The General Administration Department (GAD) had invited applications from candidates in June last year for the three posts in Nashik, Pune and Nagpur bench of State Information Commission (SIC).

J&K RTI law provided a time-frame for disposal of appeals

December 27, 2019 12:39 pm

The J&K Law Commission has recommended the constitution of a J&K SIC. But the final decision is awaited. Even if the SIC is set up, the central law has been watered down so much over the past few months that it would not have the same effect as that of the J&K RTI Act 2009.

Supreme Court: Need to evolve guidelines to stop misuse of RTI law

December 16, 2019 9:51 pm

"There are people who put on their letterheads 'RTI Consultant'...they call themselves 'RTI Activists'. Is that an occupation. There may be an axe to grind behind RTI requests. We want to find a way to stop the abuse of RTI Act," the bench said.

Warrant against Haryana public information officer for not responding to RTI query

December 03, 2019 3:41 am

In an order passed on that date, the Commission stated that the case file had been “perused” and the SPIO had “neither furnished any information to the appellant nor has he replied to the showcause notice”.

Explained: What bringing the Chief Justice of India’s office under RTI means

November 15, 2019 8:40 am

While the office of the CJI is now under the RTI’s ambit, the CBI is exempt. When the UPA government brought the RTI law on October 12, 2005, the CBI was under it.

Timeline of events in office of Chief Justice of India falling under RTI Act case

November 13, 2019 6:47 pm

On November 13, 2019, SC upheld 2010 Delhi High Court verdict, held that office of the Chief Justice of India is a public authority and falls within the ambit of RTI.

Chipping away RTI

October 18, 2019 12:04 am

Downgrading information commissioners will further weaken the Act, reduce power of citizen vis-a-vis government

Less RTI use shows Modi govt more open: Amit Shah

October 13, 2019 7:09 am

His statement comes at a time when activists have been attacking the government over amendments to the RTI Act, saying these dilute the spirit behind the legislation.

Ahmedabad: 119 RTI applications disposed of in single day at weekly meet

August 23, 2019 5:32 am

State Information Commissioner Virendra Pandya said the number was unusually high as the number of applications disposed of at the weekly video conference averages about 10-15.

Of Rs 5,851 crore electoral bonds, 80% redeemed in Delhi: RTI

July 21, 2019 6:59 pm

Political parties sold electoral bonds worth Rs 874.50 crore in 10 phases in New Delhi to raise funds, but the value of bonds redeemed in the national capital was more than five times at Rs 4,715.58 crore, Chandrashekhar Goud, an RTI activist shared.


RTI applicants receive condoms instead of replies Rajasthan

January 18, 2019 3:25 pm

A probe was launched after the video of them finding condoms and other worthless items in an envelope went viral.