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Thursday, December 12, 2019

Right to Information


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.

Government introduces Bill to amend RTI Act, opposition protests

July 20, 2019 2:37 am

Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury challenged the introduction of the Bill but was overruled. The government said the Speaker had the powers to allow introduction of the Bill.

Bill to amend RTI law introduced in Lok Sabha amid opposition

July 19, 2019 4:28 pm

Introducing the Right to Information (Amendment) Bill, 2019, Minister of State in the Prime Minister's Office Jitendra Singh said no one can question the Modi government on its commitment to transparency.

Madhya Pradesh Lokayukta refuses to share details on I-T searches against corrupt public servants

April 14, 2019 12:32 pm

RTI activist Ajay Dubey had sought details related to search operations conducted by the Income Tax department from the Lokayukta. He had also sought details of corruption cases registered by it since July 2017 among other information.


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.