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

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

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

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

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

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.

The politics of information

Information systems strengthen socio-economic transformation, but transparency and accountability are crucial.


‘Institutional deliveries in hospitals up by 14% in 5 years’

RTI data also reveals that the number of babies delivered in government hospitals is significantly higher than those delivered in private hospitals.

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”.

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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.