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Right to Information


Bombay High Court refuses urgent hearing of PIL on minister’s ‘illegal’ flight use

April 09, 2021 10:35 pm

The PIL was mentioned before a division bench of Chief Justice Dipankar Datta and Justice Girish S Kulkarni on Friday.

RTI activist critically injured in bomb attack in Odisha

March 28, 2021 9:08 pm

Sarbeswar Behuria was admitted to Dharmasala CHC for treatment after the attack on Saturday night near Imam Nagar, but later shifted to SCB College and Hospital in Cuttack as his condition deteriorated, they said.

Bombay High Court asks authorities to consider plea seeking awareness on Constitution, RTI, consumer laws

January 24, 2021 8:15 pm

After hearing submissions, the CJ Datta-led bench referred to a foreword written by former Chief Justice of India Yashwant V Chandrachud in a book authored by Justice K K Mathew, which read, “in our present dispensation, a judge cannot, except for honourable exceptions, lay plausible claim of legal scholarship.”

Disclosure of interest in info under RTI necessary: Delhi HC

January 18, 2021 2:51 am

The Delhi High Court has observed that the disclosure of interest regarding the information being sought by an applicant under the RTI law would be necessary to establish their bonafides.

‘Since Feb ’18, no action on violence against Bihar RTI activists’

January 03, 2021 5:25 am

"When I sought information of the status of cases against activists, I was told that 184 of 213 cases have been disposed of. But I was not told what action was taken against officials and people responsible for harassing them,” said RTI activist Shiv Prakash Rai.

Bombay HC asks MIB to clarify on disclosure of personal details of RTI applicants on its website

October 16, 2020 2:27 am

In his plea, Gokhale had said that last October, he had filed an RTI application before the Ministry of Youth and Sports Affairs (MYSA) seeking information on ‘Bharat ki Laxmi campaign’ and his plea was transferred to the MIB.

78% of Punjab power subsidy goes to large-scale industry

August 21, 2020 11:25 am

The government is fund-crunched, especially amid Covid-19 pandemic. However, it does not intend to withdraw any subsidy.

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.


RTI applicants receive condoms instead of replies Rajasthan

June 22, 2020 6:05 pm

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