The government has proposed changed to sections related to ranks, salaries and tenure of the Chief Information Commissioner (CIC) and Information Commissioners (ICs).
Former Central Information Commissioner (CIC) Shailesh Gandhi said the move seemed to be a fall-out of the Central Information Commission’s orders to respond to RTIs about the educational qualification of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
The accused had threatened her, claiming that they were aware of the several violations her hospital commits in its day-to-day functioning.
The tender document, which invites contractors for undertaking the work from both municipal as well as private premises, estimates the cost of removing these trees to be over Rs 150 crore between April 2016 and April 2018.
The complaints related to sewerage increased by 14% from 64,481 in 2015 to 73,088 in 2017, the report states.
A total of 32,598 people were reported missing from Mumbai in 2014, 2015 and 2016, while 27,565 of them were later found, the police said.
As compared to the 8,68,818 applications received under the Act in 2015, only 6,84,289 applications were received at various government offices the next year, 2016.
Most of the deaths were due to infection in the blood, pneumonia and meningitis, the state health department said in a reply to the RTI query.
Residents claimed that while the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) has issued completion certificates to developers of the projects, and even collects taxes from residents, it has “forgotten” to construct the approach road.
Charushila Patil (37), who works with a local news channel, was arrested on Sunday while accepting money from the Kalyan-based builder.
The Delhi High Court observed the RTI Act cannot be resorted to in case the information sought for is related to judicial function
Under the RTI Act, Habibullah said, it is expected that every ministry and department under the Centre or state government should not only develop a website but also ensure that it contains a host of routine information.
RTI Act needs to be protected against attempts to dilute it. RTI activists must be made less vulnerable
All the details of the public authority may be uploaded on its website. Access to information should be made user-friendly for which appropriate information technology infrastructure should be suitably designed, developed and operationalised,” one of the recommendations accepted by the government said.
A total of 186 complaints were received between 2012 and January 2016 from seven states, said the Ministry of Home Affairs while replying to an Right to Information application. The other six states were Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya, Nagaland and Tripura.