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Maharashtra CIC doing good job, says RTI activist Shailesh Gandhi

"He (Ratnakar Gaikwad) has been disposing around 6,000 cases a year - which is more than my average of 5,400 (at the Central Commission)," said RTI activist Shailesh Gandhi.

Info commissioners in state too face ‘threat’, of a different kind

Disgruntled RTI applicants often threaten to launch hunger strike, stir mostly in Pune and Mumbai.


Panel tells prisons to put undertrials’ info on website

Maharashtra State Chief Information Commissioner (SCIC) Ratnakar Gaikwad directed prison officials Friday to publish,on the website and notice boards of prisons in the state,information of undertrials who have been languishing in jails for more than half the maximum prison term they are liable for.

Change can be achieved only through active citizenship: Shailesh Gandhi

The book underlines a very powerful concept and defines the need for common citizens to become active in government and political representatives.

For more aware citizens,more accountable parties

Should political parties be brought under the RTI? Two former central information commissioners debate

Ex-CIC questions land lease policy,serves notices

Former chief information commissioner (CIC) Shailesh Gandhi sent legal notices Monday to the chief secretary and Mumbai city and suburban collectors for allegedly leasing out over 700 government properties which are under unauthorised occupation of lessees.


The fact about corruption

We lack the wherewithal to catch and punish the corrupt

Info on sniffer dogs,kennels will hurt nation's security: Railway Ministry

Railway Ministry officials seem to think that providing information related to retirement norms for sniffer dogs working with the railway police or availability of kennels for the canines would be detrimental to security,sovereignty and integrity of the nation.

On RTI terrain,police one up on revenue department

Reason for high second appeals in the revenue department is because authorities are from lower rung of officialdom,feel SIC officials.

SC stays own order on who must head information commissions

The interim order followed an application by Shailesh Gandhi and activist Aruna Roy