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Believe it or not, Raghuram Rajan not top paid man at RBI!

Apr 24, 2016

Believe it or not, Raghuram Rajan not top paid man at RBI!

RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan, currently in the eye of the storm over his 'one-eyed is king among blind' remark, may be the most powerful person at the central bank, but he does not appear to be the top-paid one! As per the latest details published by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) under the Right To Information Act, Rajan's total 'monthly emoluments' stood at Rs 1,98,700. This included a basic pay of Rs 90,000, Dearness Allowance of Rs 1,01,700 and 'others' of Rs 7,000. #Right to Information Act #Salary #deputy governor #RBI governor Raghuram Rajan
The final frontier: What you need to know about Mumbai's open spaces policy

Jan 23, 2016

The final frontier: What you need to know about Mumbai's open spaces policy

Far from mapping out Mumbai's precious open spaces and ensuring they ventilate the city, they are leased to the first available customer. #InMyOpinion #Mumbai #Right to Information Act #Shailesh Gandhi #MCGM #Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai #Open spaces #Bombay Municipal Corporation Act #1818
Aam Aadmi Party: A daring experiment, still

Dec 11, 2015

Aam Aadmi Party: A daring experiment, still

AAP is very much a work-in-process. It is in the saddle in Delhi with an overwhelming majority and there seem to be no signs of it going anywhere until its five-year term is over. The party has also given clear indications of contesting elections in Punjab. #InMyOpinion #Right to Information Act #AAP #Delhi Assembly Election 2014 #Punjab Assembly Election 2017
RTI replies should be timely, transparent and trouble-free, says PM Modi on 10th anniversary of CIC

Oct 16, 2015

RTI replies should be timely, transparent and trouble-free, says PM Modi on 10th anniversary of CIC

PM Narendra Modi has asked government departments to keep in mind three 'T's - timeliness, transparency and trouble-free approach - while replying to RTI applications as that would help in reducing errors in governance. #Narendra Modi #TheySaidIt #Right to Information Act #RTI #Aruna Roy #CIC #Central Information Commission #PM Modi #Digital India
BCCI is a public body and it needs to be transparent and accountable, says Sonowal

Aug 04, 2015

BCCI is a public body and it needs to be transparent and accountable, says Sonowal

Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal said that BCCI needs to be made accountable and transparent in its functioning #BCCI #Cricket #Supreme Court #Right to Information Act #RTI #Sports Minister #Anurag Thakur #SportsTracker #Sarbananda Sonowal
Chuck Facebook, file RTI queries: Teenager sets an example by making a difference

Oct 22, 2014

Chuck Facebook, file RTI queries: Teenager sets an example by making a difference

Meet Suwan, the RTI warrior, who made the PMO accept that the ex-PM Manmohan Singh speaking even two sentences was a like delivering a speech! #India #Manmohan Singh #ChangeAgent #Indian Railways #Right to Information Act #RTI #RTI Act
Madras HC directs applicants to justify why they are seeking information under RTI

Sep 21, 2014

Madras HC directs applicants to justify why they are seeking information under RTI

In a serious blow to transparency regime in the country, the Madras High Court has said RTI applicants must give reasons for seeking information as it gave relief to its Registry from disclosing file notings on a complaint against a chief metropolitan magistrate. #Right to Information Act #Madras High Court #RTI #Madras HC #India activism
Sebi directed to disclose MCX-SX licence grant details

Jan 20, 2014

Sebi directed to disclose MCX-SX licence grant details

The appellant had filed an RTI application in November last year with Sebi, seeking copies of correspondence including file notings on approval to stock exchange licence granted to MCX for MCX-SX for currency futures in 2008.

#NewsTracker #SEBI #Right to Information Act #MCX-SX #Jignesh Shah #NSEL #National Spot Exchange Limited #FTIL #Financial Technologies Limited
Why your MTNL connection could expose you to digital identity thefts

Jan 03, 2014

Why your MTNL connection could expose you to digital identity thefts

At present, India does not have an all-encompassing privacy law to deal with data breaches though the Department of Personnel and Training has been working on a draft privacy law for three years now. #Right to Information Act #privacy #MGNREGA #GoodReads #VS Sampath #Data theft #IFSC #Chief Election Commission #Bharat Gas
Assam: Now, an RTI seeks Manmohan Singh's poll nomination papers

Nov 22, 2013

Assam: Now, an RTI seeks Manmohan Singh's poll nomination papers

Seeking Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's Rajya Sabha election nomination papers and attached affidavits, an RTI has been filed in the Secretariat of the Assam Assembly from where he has been elected to the Upper House. #Manmohan Singh #Rajya Sabha #NewsTracker #Assam #Right to Information Act #Lok Sabha elections 2014