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'Final assault on RTI': Sonia Gandhi says Narendra Modi govt using amendments to dilute powers of Act
India

'Final assault on RTI': Sonia Gandhi says Narendra Modi govt using amendments to dilute powers of Act

The amendments passed by the government will ensure that no Information Commissioner shall be free from interference and signalling by the Modi government, Sonia Gandhi said in a statement

Opposition slams govt over RTI Amendment bill, says govt planning to make transparency panel a 'toothless tiger'
India

Opposition slams govt over RTI Amendment bill, says govt planning to make transparency panel a 'toothless tiger'

"The RTI (Amendment) Bill, 2019, is a deliberate attempt to undermine the RTI Act and make it toothless tiger like National Human Rights Commission (NHRC)," Congress leader Shashi Tharoor alleged

Lok Sabha introduces RTI Amendment bill amid protests from Opposition; activists warn modifications likely to weaken provision
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Lok Sabha introduces RTI Amendment bill amid protests from Opposition; activists warn modifications likely to weaken provision

Amid protests by opposition parties in the Lok Sabha, a bill which seeks to take away the stature of information commissioners from the equivalent of election commissioners and give the Centre the power to set their salaries and service conditions was introduced.

Sudhir Bhargava is the new Chief Information Commissioner; IPS officer was High Commissioner of India in UK
India

Sudhir Bhargava is the new Chief Information Commissioner; IPS officer was High Commissioner of India in UK

The government has appointed Sudhir Bhargava as new Chief Information Commissioner (CIC) along with four new Information Commissioners in the Central Information Commission which had been functioning with just three of them as against a sanctioned strength of 11, including the Chief Information Commissioner.

Ex-CIC alleges govt intimidating agency by threatening to sue; seeks President's intervention
India

Ex-CIC alleges govt intimidating agency by threatening to sue; seeks President's intervention

Former Information Commissioner Sridhar Acharyulu Tuesday alleged that the Central Information Commission was facing threats of litigations filed against it by the government and sought President Ram Nath Kovind's intervention.

India slips to sixth position in global RTI rating; failure to protect officials who provide information biggest challenge
India

India slips to sixth position in global RTI rating; failure to protect officials who provide information biggest challenge

After making its debut at number 2 in 2011 in the global index on Right to Information, the year the global RTI agency was launched, India has slipped four positions in the last seven years, to settle at number at 6

Indian Army tweets about mutilation of soldiers' bodies but had refused to respond to RTI
India

Indian Army tweets about mutilation of soldiers' bodies but had refused to respond to RTI

The army on Monday tweeted about the mutilation of the bodies of two Indian soldiers by the Pakistan army but refused to divulge details about such incidents under the Right to Information (RTI) Act, citing "national security" concerns.

Congress slams Modi govt for 'clipping wings' of Information Commissioner
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Congress slams Modi govt for 'clipping wings' of Information Commissioner

The Congress on Friday slammed the Modi government for taking away the Human Resource Development (HRD) Ministry from the purview of Information Commissioner M. Sridhar Acharyulu.

Bassi dropped: IAS officer Bimal Julka to be appointed as the new Chief Information Commissioner
India

Bassi dropped: IAS officer Bimal Julka to be appointed as the new Chief Information Commissioner

Delhi CP BS Bassi's candidature has been dropped for the post of Information Commissioner

Reward for JNU row? Delhi police chief BS Bassi may actually be appointed next CIC
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Reward for JNU row? Delhi police chief BS Bassi may actually be appointed next CIC

Delhi CP BS Bassi may be in the running to become the next Information Commissioner, sources told CNN-IBN.

Kiran Reddy wins battle against Governor, RTI the casualty
Politics

Kiran Reddy wins battle against Governor, RTI the casualty

With the appointment of four favoured candidates for the post of information commissioners, Kiran Kumar Reddy may have won his ongoing battle with the state governor. Unfortunately the RTI stands to lose.

How the Info Commission is killing your RTI
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How the Info Commission is killing your RTI

As delays in processing RTI complaints increase radically year after year, it could make citizens less interested in using it.

RTI will be irrelevant in 5 years: Information Commissioner
India

RTI will be irrelevant in 5 years: Information Commissioner

"I believe that so far the RTI Act has achieved far more than expected but there are serious threats most of us are not conscious of," told Shailesh Gandhi, outgoing Information Commissioner, to CNN IBN.