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Pune man who filed RTI queries against illegal construction found dead, police suspect murder

Shirsat had gone missing on February 1 and a case of kidnapping was registered at Bharti Vidyapeeth police station in Pune city about his disappearance based on a complaint filed by his brother.

RTI backlog: SC enquires if only bureaucrats are filling posts of information commissioners in CIC

The court asked if there were names other than sitting or retired bureaucrats recommended by Search Committee which had recommended 14 names for the post of information commissioners.


No process for handling complaints against CVC, says Centre in RTI reply

The DoPT in its reply goes on to say that a “process for framing guidelines to handle grievances/complaints against Chief Vigilance Commissioner/Vigilance Commissioners has been initiated by DoPT”.

Maharashtra: CHRI makes recommendations to improve functioning, access

Kailash Awhad, 45, a Right To Information (RTI) activist, was allegedly beaten up by a senior police officer who was the first appellate authority in an RTI request he had filed, on March 2017

Rajasthan: RTI applicants allegedly sent condoms in response to queries, probe on

The inquiry was initiated after a video purportedly showing applicants finding condoms inside RTI envelopes had gone viral.

Fewer applications, approvals for arms licences this year

Data from the last three years also shows that the number of people applying to the Delhi Police licensing unit for an arms licence decreased from 2,294 in 2016 to 1,880 in 2017 and 1,260 till November 18 this year.


Maharashtra needs 8 SICs, has only five: RTI Act implementation takes a hit

At the end of 2018, the SIC structure in Maharashtra seems to be severely impaired, as the benches of Konkan, Pune and Nagpur are lying vacant and the existing SICs have been given additional charge.

Haryana infomation panel shocked over dysfunctional police complaints authority

On The Indian Express’s plea, the panel asks chief secy to start process for appointment of authority chairman, officers within 90 days.

Diluting a right

Bid to tinker with salaries, tenures of information commissioners could erode their autonomy.

Central Information Commission to decide RTI appeals even after death of appellant: Government

The latest directive assumes significance as some RTI activists have been killed in different parts of the country allegedly for seeking information related to some potential scams or irregularities in government departments.

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RTI applicants receive condoms instead of replies Rajasthan

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