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Right To Information Amendment Bill 2019
India  /  Published 26.07.19

Naidu ticks off ‘moving’ ministers

Without taking names, Rajya Sabha Chairman M. Venkaiah Naidu on Friday pulled up members, including ministers, who were moving around the House on Thursday after a vote had been announced on the matte...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

India  /  Published 31.07.19

Emboldened BJP readies to push more bills

The passage of the bills on the right to information and instant triple talaq in the Rajya Saha appears to have emboldened the BJP to push more controversial pieces of legislation that have formed the...
By J.P. Yadav in New Delhi

India  /  Published 20.07.19

Why is the RTI former chief alarmed

Sridhar Acharyulu, former information commissioner with the Central Information Commission, on Saturday appealed to MPs to prevent the passage of the Right to Information (Amendment) Bill, 2019, sayin...
By Anita Joshua in New Delhi

India  /  Published 02.08.19

President Ram Nath Kovind shrugs off appeal, clears RTI bill

President Ram Nath Kovind gave his assent to the Right to Information (Amendment) Bill, 2019, on Thursday, the day RTI users came knocking at his doorstep with a call to his conscience to block the Mo...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

India  /  Published 27.07.19

Save-RTI plea to President Ram Nath Kovind

Former central information commissioner Shailesh Gandhi has started an online petition to persuade President Ram Nath Kovind to stand by the transparency law he helped draft as a member of a parliamen...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 02.09.19

How productive is the Lok Sabha, really?

During the budget session, which lasted from June 17 to August 7, the Lok Sabha recorded a productivity of 137 per cent. The session was considered to be the most productive in the last 20 years. Acc...
By Prakhar Singh in

Opinion  /  Published 11.11.19

Jeopardizing the people’s right to information

A shadow often falls between intent and execution. Take, for instance, the findings of the report, Sunshine in the Courts, compiled by the Vidhi Centre for Legal Policy, which reveal gaps between the ...
By The Editorial Board in

India  /  Published 24.07.19

Amid clamour against RTI bill, BJP issues RS whip

Two former chief information commissioners and five former information commissioners at the Centre on Wednesday called for withdrawal of the Right to Information (Amendment) Bill, cautioning that it w...
By Anita Joshua in New Delhi


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