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#Maharashtra Undertrials get #RTI Relief #goodnews #prisonerights

Maharashtra CIC asks authorities to publish info of under trials who completed 50% of their maximum prison term Thousands of under trials, who have completed 50% of their maximum prison term, would get a major relief thanks to the activism… Continue Reading →

Information that cannot be denied to Parliament cannot be denied to you and me… but does it happen? #RTI

  VINITA DESHMUKH | 31/01/2013 12:15 PM |  , Moneylife.com Does this provision in Section 8 wherein, despite exemptions you have the right to information if it is of larger public interest being correctly interpreted by Courts? A study thinks otherwise Notwithstanding Section 8… Continue Reading →

Are information commissioners killing the RTI Act?

  VINITA DESHMUKH | 09/01/2013 Moneylife  Information commissions are increasingly being lenient in penalising Public Information Officers (PIOs) for not providing information that they should, or being absent at hearings at the information commission. If so, are the information commissioners making PIOs… Continue Reading →

‘Substantially’ funded NGOs to make info public under RTI Act

Ashwani Sharma : Shimla, IE, Sat Dec 08 2012, In a landmark judgement having wider implications on government-funded NGOs and organisations run on public contributions, the State Information Commission (SIC) on Friday ruled that all “substantially” financed NGOs (receiving over Rs… Continue Reading →

Intent can be reason for denying information to applicant

Intent can be reason for denying information to applicant Chhattisgarh Legislative Assembly hikes application fee to Rs 500, could also reject request for information Prakhar Jain New Delhi In a move that is clearly against the letter and spirit of… Continue Reading →

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