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RTI Act

RTI ACT NEWS

Delhi HC stays CIC order holding ministers to be public authority

June 10, 2016 6:56 pm

In March, CIC had also ordered that 'oath of secrecy' be replaced with 'oath of transparency' so that the minister respects the right to information of citizens.

RTI exemptions: Kerala govt pulls out notification

March 23, 2016 3:20 am

This is the third decision the Congress government in Kerala has taken on the eve of the election notification, but was forced to withdraw under pressure from the party and the Opposition.

80% reduction in funds spent on RTI publicity

January 03, 2016 10:03 am

In the present fiscal, the amount dropped by 80 per cent with only Rs 1.67 crore being spent this year.

Ex-IAF officer, now whistleblower, bombards CIC with over 3,500 RTI petitions

November 22, 2015 1:32 pm

The Commission wants the Chief Information Commissioner to device a mechanism to handle applications appearing to be 'vexatious' even as it highlighted that RTI Act has not defined the term.

10 ways in which RTI has changed the functioning of govt, officials

October 28, 2015 12:19 am

The Right to Information Act was implemented on October 12, 2005. Over the last decade, it has transformed the functioning of the government machinery in several ways.

10 years of RTI Act: Still a ‘potent tool’ for masses

October 18, 2015 12:00 am

But denial of proper information, rising pendency of cases dilute the impact.

RTI on my side

October 12, 2015 12:16 am

Ten years on, it is a weapon for the citizen facing arbitrary power. It needs to be protected, taken further.

Violation of RTI Act: UT designates Registrar (Colleges) as first appellate authority

August 29, 2015 3:20 am

The orders were passed by former DPI (Schools) and Director Higher Education Kamlesh Kumar Bhadoo.

Violation of RTI Act: Godhra civic chief asked to pay Rs 25,000 fine

August 04, 2015 1:22 am

She took the matter to the Gujarat High Court and it is sub judice.

RTI Blues A Decade On: Information delayed, denied, RTI applicants slug it out

May 25, 2015 2:55 am

Vijay Kumbhar of Surajya Sangharsh Samiti, sharing his experience, said there were many instances of PIOs giving “laughable” replies to RTI queries.