RTI Act News

NGOs substantially financed by govt come under RTI Act: Supreme Court

This would mean that these NGOs will have to maintain records as provided under the Act, and every citizen will have the right to get information from them.

Opposition says RTI diluted, Government assures autonomy

While the Opposition accused the government of diluting the RTI architecture, the government denied the charges and asserted that there will be no interference as far as the independence and autonomy of the Act is concerned.


Ghulam Nabi Azad interview: ‘Why attend Parliament if Bills rushed through without scrutiny?’

Leader of the Opposition in Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad slammed the Centre for passing Bills without scrutiny and said that the government just wants to show that it has passed more Bills.

Sonia Gandhi: Centre sees RTI Act as nuisance, now stands on brink of extinction

Sonia Gandhi said, "It is clear that the present Central Government sees the RTI Act as a nuisance and wants to destroy the status and independence of the Central Information Commission which was put on par with the Central Election Commission and Central Vigilance Commission."

Lok Sabha passes RTI (Amendment) Bill; will make panel 'toothless tiger', says Opposition

The RTI (Amendment) Bill provides the government to change the serving duration of the information officers, their salaries and other terms and conditions.

Parliament HIGHLIGHTS: Discussion on Motor Bill to continue tomorrow in Rajya Sabha

Parliament HIGHLIGHTS: On Friday, the government introduced the RTI Bill which proposes to give the Centre the powers to set the salaries and service conditions of Information Commissioners at central as well as state levels. The government’s move triggered protests from the Opposition.


Pune: Activists slam Centre’s move on RTI (Amendment) Bill 2019, say will make law another ‘toothless tiger’

The move that allows the government to fix the term of service of the information commissioners, they said, will end up making the law “another toothless tiger”.

CIC admonishes DoPT for 'wrongly' invoking exemption clause to deny info under RTI Act

Information Commissioner Divya Prakash Sinha agreed with RTI applicant Commodore Lokesh Batra (Retd) that denial of the information by the DoPT "stifles the very letter and spirit" of the law.

Nobody for opaqueness, but judiciary can't be destroyed in name of transparency: SC

A five-judge Constitution bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi reserved its verdict on three appeals filed in 2010 by Secretary General of the Supreme Court and the Central Public Information officer of the apex court.

Maharashtra minister’s office: Take action against people filing 2 or more RTI applications

Nitin Dhage, the commissioner for Persons with Disabilities, issued a letter to all districts heads on March 30, asking to submit the names of the persons and addresses with details of subjects of the applications and whether information was given to them.