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OBC certificates top doorstep delivery list, learner’s licence next, reveals RTI

Caste (OBC) certificate falls under the jurisdiction of the revenue department, which received the highest requests (45,506) between September and November.

Kerala, which aims to become digitally literate by 2020, still doesn't have an online RTI facility

A website with the domain, rti.kerala.gov.in, that looked like it's managed by the Kerala government, displayed the message, "This site is currently under maintenance. We should be back shortly."


Maharashtra allows citizens to inspect government records under RTI

Officials from the General Administration Department (GAD) said the move was aimed at bringing transparency in the functioning of the government and to reduce RTI applications and appeals.

Over 35,000 and rising: Second appeals pile up before SICs across Maharashtra

The large number of second appeals also shows that information sought through RTI applications was not being provided in a large number of cases, forcing the applicant to file a second appeal.

No material information on number of EVMs, VVPAT needed for simultaneous polls: EC

In their discussions on holding simultaneous elections in the country, the EC officials had said they would need around Rs 4,500 crore to buy nearly 12 lakh additional EVMs and an equal number VVPAT machines.

RTI query on Lord Krishna leaves officials flummoxed

The applicant asked the administration to provide evidence to "prove Lord Krishna was really a God".


BCCI under RTI: Office-bearers want to challenge CIC verdict, COA says all for transparency

The BCCI, which has resented coming under the Right to Information (RTI) act claiming to be an autonomous entity, feels the COA is to be blamed for the setback which hit the Board on Monday evening.

Maharashtra government dropped three rioting cases against Bhide: RTI response

Speaking during the state Budget session, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis had said that there wasn’t any direct evidence of Bhide’s involvement in the Bhima Koregaon violence that killed one person.

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.

RTI queries flood Pune Archive, applicants seek copies of documents from early 19th century

The archive has a procedure that asks a document seeker to pay a “search” fee of Rs 250 per search and photocopies are charged at Rs 10 per page, and the normal time period is three months. However, an RTI is disposed of in one month without any search fee and the photocopy charges are nominal.