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Right To Information Act
India  /  Published 13.11.19

RTI activists welcome verdict

The Supreme Court judgment bringing the Chief Justice of India’s office under the Right to Information Act was welcomed by RTI activists but some of them disagreed with the observation of one of the...
By Anita Joshua in New Delhi

India  /  Published 13.11.19

Office of CJI under RTI Act: SC

The Supreme Court on Wednesday held that the office of the Chief Justice of India is a public authority and falls within the ambit of the Right to Information Act.A five-judge Constitution bench heade...
By PTI in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 01.10.19

Left out of the welfare grid

The first five years of the Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana, the government’s flagship financial inclusion scheme, concluded on August 14. Extending the scheme in August 2018 at the end of its second...
By Arindam Gupta in

India  /  Published 09.06.19

Include file number in RTI query: MP govt

The Madhya Pradesh government has asked an RTI applicant to provide details like file number and date to get information on appointments of non-government officials in the chief minister's office.The ...
By PTI in New Delhi

North East  /  Published 27.11.19

Amnesty: Free FT of pressure

Amnesty International India, in a report on Assam’s foreigners tribunals on Wednesday, recommended that the state and the central governments review the members of the tribunal and ensure they are ...
By Gaurav Das in Guwahati

India  /  Published 21.11.19

Figures speak louder than finance ministry

The chart on the right shreds a key argument of the Narendra Modi government for turning down two recommendations made by the RBI on the Electoral Bond Scheme, about which skeletons are tumbling out n...
By Anita Joshua in New Delhi

India  /  Published 27.07.19

RTI query to the ‘vociferous’

Rahul Gandhi on Saturday asked why the “normally vociferous anti-corruption crowd” was silent over the dilution of the Right to Information Act, which gave citizens the power to hold the governmen...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

India  /  Published 26.07.19

RTI question to three chief ministers

Former information commissioner Sridhar Acharyulu on Friday wrote an open letter to the chief ministers of Odisha, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, asking them to issue a statement explaining their reaso...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

India  /  Published 25.07.19

Phone calls bail out RTI bill

A depleted Opposition fought valiantly in the Rajya Sabha on Thursday to try and have the Right to Information (Amendment) Bill 2019 referred to a select committee but lost as the government worked th...
By Anita Joshua in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 24.07.19

RTI amendment bill subverts the intent of the law

A process of rationalization need not always be rational. While passing the bill in the Lok Sabha to introduce amendments to the Right to Information Act, 2005, a key legislation that seeks to uphold ...
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