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Right to Information Act

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Fifteen years after the Right to Information (RTI) Act came into force, does the nation have more transparency or less?

22 Oct 2020 10:58 AM

Supreme Court favours guidelines to check misuse of RTI

CJI Bobde wondered as to who are these people claiming to be RTI activists — is it a profession, he asked.

17 Dec 2019 7:25 AM

Primacy of RTI upheld

The law can only lay down the broad principle that transparency be seen as a desirable quality in the running of the administration.

15 Nov 2019 5:21 AM

Supreme Court: CJI office a public authority, falls under RTI

Transparency and openness in judicial appointments juxtaposed with confidentiality of deliberations remain one of the most delicate and complex areas.

14 Nov 2019 2:37 AM

Sonia Gandhi slams govt for ‘diluting’ RTI

The event was also attended by former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.

01 Nov 2019 12:40 AM

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Manner in which important bills were passed in Parliament has hurt federalism

She referred to the Right to Information Act (Amendment) Bill, 2019 in this context.

28 Sep 2019 3:50 PM

NGOs getting government funds comes under RTI: Supreme Court

There may be cases where the finance is more than 50 per cent but still may not be called substantially financed.

18 Sep 2019 3:42 AM

Breach of trust?

#RashtrapatiSaveRTI has hundreds of netizens making their opposing stance known against the controversial RTI amendment bill.

30 Jul 2019 12:00 AM

Amendment may impair the right to information

There is no doubt that the law has transformed the landscape of information flow from the government to citizens.

28 Jul 2019 6:56 AM

Diluting of the RTI Act is questionable

It’s not easy to think of a measure that has done more to deepen and strengthen Indian democracy than the Right to Information Act (RTI) of 2005.

24 Jul 2019 1:38 AM

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Lok Sabha passes amendment to RTI Act, uproar erupts

Unhappy with this, members of the Opposition parties staged a walkout.

23 Jul 2019 6:26 AM

RTI Act changes ill-advised

Central ICs had the status of election commissioners, and state ICs the status of chief secretary in salary and allowance matters.

23 Jul 2019 12:05 AM

RBI must comply with RTI

The court is not the only authority annoyed with the intransigence of the central bank from parting with information on big loans.

28 Apr 2019 2:43 AM

SC tells RBI to give RTI info or face contempt charges

Former governor didn’t share inspection reports, citing rules.

27 Apr 2019 1:17 AM

SC reserves verdict over info on collegium under RTI Act

A-G said for the purpose of the elevation of a judge, that the whole of it relates to a class of information which is highly sensitive.

05 Apr 2019 1:16 AM

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NRIs cannot file RTI applications, says govt

Subject to the provisions of the Act, the citizens of India can file online application under the Right to Information Act, 2005.

08 Aug 2018 4:32 PM

Political party is public authority

Political parties are in fact the kingpins of the democratic system.

03 Jun 2018 12:46 AM

Flawed understanding, flawed logic

A political party is, first of all, a voluntary association of people who believe in a particular ideology or a particular view of social change.

03 Jun 2018 12:41 AM

No class 8 in BMC schools forces over 1 lakh students to drop out

RTI queries reveal that as many as 1,017 schools of the total 1,195 schools do not have class 8 facility.

05 Apr 2018 6:05 PM

State receives 92,369 plaints on grievance portal

According to a query based on the Right to Information Act, “Out of 92,369 complaints, 9 per cent are pending.

18 Nov 2017 2:38 AM

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