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Supreme Court: Need to evolve guidelines to stop misuse of RTI law

December 16, 2019 9:51 pm

"There are people who put on their letterheads 'RTI Consultant'...they call themselves 'RTI Activists'. Is that an occupation. There may be an axe to grind behind RTI requests. We want to find a way to stop the abuse of RTI Act," the bench said.

Many orders passed by courts have directly or indirectly shrunk citizens’ right to information

November 22, 2019 11:11 am

The relationship of the RTI with the judiciary has been fraught from the beginning. Since the RTI Act conferred powers on the chief justice of the Supreme Court of India and the chief justices of high courts of states for carrying out its provisions, all these courts framed their own rules.

Supreme Court opens itself: Office of Chief Justice under RTI

November 14, 2019 7:27 am

Rider: Need to factor in judicial independence

Mumbai: In civic schools, 3% kids underweight, 1% overweight, reveals RTI

November 06, 2019 7:25 am

The data also showed that while city anganwadis or day-care shelters for children, recorded 17 per cent underweight children in Mumbai, municipal schools, which have children till Class X, had only three per cent underweight children.

New draft rules downgrade CIC and ICs, cut their tenure and perks

October 17, 2019 11:27 am

The government had amended the RTI Act in July this year allowing it to fix the tenure of CIC and ICs of the Centre and states, and also to lay down terms and conditions of service.

Rajasthan: RTI activist dies ‘in police custody’

October 07, 2019 2:59 am

Barmer SP Sharad Choudhary said that RTI activist Jagdish Goliyan, who was in his 40s, was picked up in preventive custody under Section 151 of the CrPC on Saturday, following an argument with two of his relatives over a land dispute.

SBI sought issuance of 147 Look Out Circulars in last five month: RTI

September 08, 2019 5:22 pm

According to data provided in Parliament in December last year, about 49 economic offenders have escaped to different countries and the government is making attempts to bring them back.

Last-minute travellers helped Railways earn more than Rs 25,000 crore in last 4 years: RTI

September 01, 2019 1:47 pm

Tatkal booking was introduced in 1997 in select trains with an objective of providing accommodation for last-minute travellers.

Rs 260.62 crore national disability fund lying unused, reveals RTI

July 29, 2019 2:11 pm

The RTI reply from the Ministry also stated that the certified reports of the erstwhile fund and the old fund were available but cannot be released as they are voluminous and that they can be seen in the office.

Amendments to RTI Act regressive, protest dilution, says NAPM

July 23, 2019 1:27 pm

The National Alliance of People's Movement also said that it was a matter of "grave concern" that the amendments to the Act were introduced amidst "a shroud of secrecy and there were no public consultations."