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#India- Political Parties afraid of #RTI

  Let’s ask the political parties what makes them fear public scrutiny Shailesh Gandhi 15-06-2013, Issue 24 Volume 10   Illustration: Vikram Nongmaithem The recent decision of the Central Information Commission (CIC) to bring political parties within the ambit of… 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 →

Bombay HC- Personal info can’t be disclosed under RTI #Privacy

Vaibhav Ganjapure, TNN | Nov 9, 2012, 01.31AM IST NAGPUR: Giving privilege to the right to privacy, the Nagpur bench of Bombay High Court ruled that personal information, which serves no public interest, can’t be disclosed under the Right to Information (RTI)… Continue Reading →

#India- Government withdraws RTI Act amendments #goodnews

New Delhi,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights, Thu, 01 Nov 2012IANS New Delhi, Nov 1 (IANS) Under pressure from UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi, the Manmohan Singh government Thursday withdrew the controversial amendments aimed at diluting the Right to Information (RTI) Act. “The cabinet decided to… Continue Reading →

IMMEDIATE RELEASE–Narendra Modi replies to RTI query of Rohit Prajapati

PRESS RELEASE 15 October 2012 An open letter to the Chief Minister of Gujarat, Mr. Modi by Rohit Prajapati. In reply to Rohit Prajapati’s RTI application dated 23-04-2010 the Chief Minister of Gujarat’s office states that “In addition, would like… Continue Reading →

Narendra Modi’s travelling cost during ’07 mahila sammelans is zero! #Wtfnews

        Times of India, 3 October 2012     VADODARA: A day after Hisar-based RTI activist punctured Narendra Modi‘s claims on Rs 1,880 crore public money spent on Sonia Gandhi‘s foreign tours, there is more embarrassment in store for… Continue Reading →

File an RTI application in 5 simple steps

    It has been 65 years since we gained independence. But it was only seven years ago that we gained the right to information. The passage of the RTI Act in 2005 has resulted in many social changes. We have read about… Continue Reading →

Koondakulam Officia lsite evaluation is faulty- Report #antinuke

REPORT ON EVALUATION OF KUDANKUALM SITE FOR LCOATION OF NUCLEAR POWER PLANT PRESENTS IT AS A KILLER PROJECT  http://tshivajirao.blogspot.in/2012/05/why-kudankulam-reactors-are-killers-of.html Note:This report obtained by Kudankulam anti- nuclear  activists from NPCIL under pressure of the RTI Act is presented as rough draft as certain… Continue Reading →

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