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Amendment to RTI Act will compromise autonomy of information commissions, undermine status of commissioners, say ex-officials
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Amendment to RTI Act will compromise autonomy of information commissions, undermine status of commissioners, say ex-officials

The Right to Information (Amendment) Bill, 2019 proposes to give the Centre the powers to set the salaries and service conditions of information commissioners at the central and state levels.

Anna Hazare accuses Narendra Modi govt of ‘betraying’ people after Lok Sabha passes RTI Amendment bill
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Anna Hazare accuses Narendra Modi govt of ‘betraying’ people after Lok Sabha passes RTI Amendment bill

A day after the Lok Sabha passed amendments to the Right to Information (RTI) Act, social activist Anna Hazare on Tuesday accused the Union government of betraying Indian citizens through the move.

Lok Sabha passes RTI Amendment Bill amid Opposition uproar; what changes have been proposed under new law
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Lok Sabha passes RTI Amendment Bill amid Opposition uproar; what changes have been proposed under new law

The Right to Information (Amendment) Bill, 2019, seeks to give the Centre the power to set the tenure and salaries of the Chief Information Commissioner and Information Commissioners at both the central and state levels.

Bimal Julka, two other former officials appointed new information commissioners
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Bimal Julka, two other former officials appointed new information commissioners

Former bureaucrats Bimal Julka and Amitava Bhattacharyya and former police officer Divya Prakash Sinha are the three new information commissioners at CIC.

SC stays appointment of information commissioners in CIC
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SC stays appointment of information commissioners in CIC

A Bench comprising justices AK Patnaik and Swatanter Kumar passed the order to this effect.