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Maharashtra – Co-operative societies now come under RTI Act #mustshare

  VINITA DESHMUKH | 10/04/2013 , Moneylife.in Co-operatives make up for one-sixth of Maharashtra’s economy; they are also abodes of chronic corruption. No wonder, many are yet to digest the fact that co-operatives have now come under the RTI Act and so… Continue Reading →

Pune University defies SC order by not showing answer sheets; RTI activist slams legal notice

  Moneylife, VINITA DESHMUKH | 03/04/2013 Although Supreme Court in its verdict in August 2011 ordered that certified copies of answer sheets is public information under the RTI Act, the Pune University continues to adhere by its 2008 circular which defies the spirit ofthe order and therefore amounts… 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 →

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 →

PPPs also come within the ambit of ‘public authorities’ as defined in the RTI Act

PPPs envisage a certain degree of government control in their functioning so that the decisions taken are in accordance with the objectives for which the partnership was set up. Therefore PPPs also come within the ambit of ‘public authorities’ as… Continue Reading →

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