RTI Act News

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.


RTI Act reduced to a joke, Delhi University tells HC on PIL seeking records

The Solicitor General said as per the Act, personal information is never to be given unless there is some public interest, and the degrees were already in public domain on different forums.

Seeking info under RTI Act can’t put question mark on petitioner’s integrity: Punjab & Haryana HC

The high court snubbed Chandigarh Administration for its decision to demote an employee of the Department of Food and Supplies and Consumer Affairs for seeking information under the Right to Information (RTI) Act.

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India slips in global RTI ratings. But is the ranking system flawed?

Proposed changes will be detrimental to RTI Act, says CIC

At the event, organised by the RTI Center of Moneylife Foundation, Acharyulu said an RTI application was like a “Rs 10 Public Interest Litigation (PIL)” as it allowed citizens to fight for their rights.


Haryana infomation panel shocked over dysfunctional police complaints authority

On The Indian Express’s plea, the panel asks chief secy to start process for appointment of authority chairman, officers within 90 days.

SC expresses concern over vacancies at CIC and SICs

At present there are four vacancies in the CIC and four more will be created by December this year, a bench of Justices A K Sikri and Ashok Bhushan also asked the Centre to explain why the posts in CIC remain vacant even as the advertisement for the same was issued in 2016.

Info Commissioner Sridhar Acharyulu slams proposed changes to RTI Act

In the letter marked to all his fellow commissioners, Sridhar Acharyulu requested the CIC to send an official communication to the government asking for withdrawal of the Right to Information (Amendment) Bill, 2018, the sources said.

Opposition parties commit to fight against any amendment in RTI Act

Congress spokesperson Rajeev Gowda charged the BJP-led central government with "destroying" institutions and legislation of transparency and accountability in the country.