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A new book on the RTI Act by former information commissioner ML Sharma provides an insider's insight alongside legal knowhow on what was meant to be an empowering legislation

May 06, 2022 10:25 pm

The book has arrived at a time when the RTI Act is rapidly losing its sheen because of bureaucratic apathy

Karnataka: IPS officer fined Rs 10k for failing to respond to RTI query

November 20, 2021 7:35 pm

The State Information Commissioner said Ram Nivas Sepat, the Deputy Inspector General of Karnataka State Reserve Police in 2016, failed to provide information on an RTI query regarding manual scavenging within the stipulated time.

Manipur information panel chief prods chief secy on appointing state deputies

March 18, 2021 10:26 pm

The reminder came in connection with an application filed by an RTI activist, who wasn’t provided with the information he sought for over a year.

Supreme Court displeased with govt not filing reply to plea challenging RTI Act changes

February 23, 2021 1:32 am

The court allowed the Centre’s request for two more weeks’ time to file a reply.

Delhi High Court clarifies: Disclosure of interest in RTI required only when application seeks personal info

January 30, 2021 3:46 am

The court had on January 12 observed that the disclosure of interest regarding information being sought under RTI law would be necessary to establish the bonafides of an applicant.

Information panel prohibits 4 from filing pleas under RTI Act

January 29, 2021 4:49 am

Taking objection to the two orders of the GSIC, former chief minister Suresh Mehta and eight other citizens have submitted a memorandum to the Commission requesting it to ‘re-think’ the orders or to constitute a full-bench to review the same.

‘Portal down since 2017, no report in 4 yrs’: RTI activists meet Bihar info panel officials

January 05, 2021 2:36 am

A delegation of RTI activists on Monday met the BSIC’s top functionaries to discuss their concerns. “There are over 20,000 pending cases, including over 6,000 of second appeals.

RTI Amendment Act: DoPT wanted change in CIC/IC ranks, Cabinet sought control on tenure

January 21, 2020 5:40 am

The DoPT has made the files regarding RTI (Amendment) Act now public.

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.

Office of Chief Justice of India to come under RTI, rules Supreme Court

November 13, 2019 6:40 pm

The Supreme Court said only names of judges recommended by Collegium could be disclosed and not the reasons, holding that method of appointment had an impact on the independence of the judiciary.