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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.

Proposal to amend RTI Act: Govt seeks power to fix salary, tenure of information commissioners

The proposed amendments say that the tenure, rank and perks of Central and State Chief Information Commissioners and Information Commissioners will be decided by the central government.

National parties under RTI Act: Election Commission clarifies

Six out of seven political parties -- the BJP, Congress, BSP, NCP, CPI and CPM -- for which information was sought by the applicant were brought under the ambit of the RTI Act by a full bench of the commission on June 3, 2013.

Key body under Delhi RTI Act not formed under AAP

The role of the state council is to promote the use of RTI in Delhi, review the operation of the Act, review the administrative arrangements, and advise government on matters related to RTI.

No absolute exemption to the CBI from the RTI Act, says Delhi High Court

Hyderabad-based RTI activist C J Karira had sought information pertaining to corruption in several top offices of the country from the CBI, but the agency had said since it is exempted from the RTI Act, it will not share such records.