Right To Information Act
India  /  Published 16.08.19

Probe NRC money collection: Assam RTI activist

Assam RTI activist Dulal Bora has lodged a complaint with the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) against four social activists for alleged “misrepresentation” on and collection of money in th...
By Gaurav Das in Guwahati

India  /  Published 22.01.19

Rule breach on RTI panel posts, SC told

The Supreme Court heard on Tuesday that the Centre had violated provisions of the Right to Information Act by appointing commissioners who had not even applied for the posts. A bench headed by Justice...
By R. Balaji in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 22.12.19

In truth

This is a difficult moment. The Supreme Court has expressed its disapproval of the abuse of the Right to Information Act that, according to the Chief Justice of India, S.A. Bobde, is causing ‘paraly...
By The Editorial Board in

India  /  Published 05.12.18

Centre, states told to file info cell reports

The Supreme Court has directed the central government and a host of states, including Bengal, to file status reports on steps they have taken for filling up vacant posts of information commissioners a...
By Our Legal Correspondent in New Delhi

India  /  Published 25.10.19

Central government grip on RTI structure

The tenure of the information commissioners at the Centre and in the states has been reduced to three years just as transparency advocates and the Opposition have been fearing.Before the changes were ...
By Anita Joshua in NewDelhi


India  /  Published 14.02.19

Modi govt spent Rs 3000cr on publicity

The Narendra Modi government has spent over Rs 2,374 crore on publicity in the electronic media and another Rs 670 crore on outdoor publicity in the past five years, according to an RTI reply by the B...
By PTI in New Delhi

India  /  Published 08.12.19

Still on: Quota-less contract hiring

Central government departments are continuing to hire people on contract without implementing reservations a year after the social justice minister proposed that contractual appointments in government...
By Basant Kumar Mohanty in New Delhi

India  /  Published 05.06.19

Revealed: River of anonymous poll cash to Calcutta

Electoral bonds accounting for the maximum amount of political donations in India in May were sold in Calcutta, according to information accessed by a citizen through the Right to Information route.Of...
By Anita Joshua in New Delhi

India  /  Published 23.07.19

Government out to destroy RTI law: Sonia

Sonia Gandhi, who played a critical role in introducing the revolutionary Right to Information (RTI) Act during the Manmohan Singh government in 2005, said on Tuesday the Narendra Modi regime’s atte...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 23.10.19

Horsing around for photo ops

Sir — The North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un, was photographed on horseback in the snow-covered Mount Paektu recently. A photo-op of a political leader riding a horse is not new — the Russian presid...
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