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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.

Do SC, CJI come under RTI Act? Apex court decides tomorrow

November 12, 2019 4:10 pm

The court will rule on its own appeal against a Delhi high court verdict of 2009.

Explained: Why Sonia Gandhi has accused the govt of destroying RTI Act

November 01, 2019 7:38 am

Sonia Gandhi has described the recent amendments to the RTI Act as the "final assault" to destroy the historic legislation passed by the UPA government in 2005.

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

September 18, 2019 4:58 am

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

July 26, 2019 2:28 am

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?’

July 25, 2019 7:08 am

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

July 23, 2019 10:45 am

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

July 22, 2019 10:27 pm

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