On 16th anniversary of RTI Act, a look at how vacant posts, case backlog hinder citizens' search for truth
As per the report Performance of Information Commissions in India, 2021, over 2.55 lakh appeals and complaints were pending on 30 June this year with 26 information commissions
Centre rejects RTI seeking details on COVID-19 vaccine pricing, says 'prejudicially affect interests of State'
Most experts agree that Centre has fixed current price of COVID-19 vaccine at Rs 250 only after factoring in the reduced expenses of the two companies, large volume of orders they are to get, affordability of the masses and the major hurdle of vaccine hesitancy it faces
The PTI building stands on land leased for pittance by the government, besides it getting a substantial taxpayers’ money — over Rs 9 crore annually of its Rs 110 crore-odd revenue from subscriptions and services.
Maharashtra CM fund receives Rs 342 cr in donations till mid-May; Rs 23 cr spent on COVID-19, Rs 55 cr on migrant fare, reveals RTI query
The Chief Minister's COVID-19 Relief Fund in Maharashtra received Rs 342 crore in donations till around mid-May, of which Rs 23.82 crore had been spent on controlling the virus's spread while Rs 55.20 crore went towards facilitating the journey of migrant workers to their home states, an RTI query has revealed
Non-performing assets of Bank of Baroda soared more than six-fold to Rs 73,140 crore while those of Indian Bank surged four-times to Rs 32,561.26 crore in six years, according to a Right to Information reply
Sports ministry dispels myth that hockey is national sport in RTI reply, says Centre has not declared a national game
The Union Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports has said that the Centre has not declared any sport as the 'national game' of the country.
In Kashmir, complainants run pillar-to-post for justice in absence of commission for women and children that was dissolved last August
The other commissions which remain dissolved dealt with human rights, the right to information, the rights of the disabled, and allegations against public functionaries.
No biometric systems or CCTV cameras vandalised on 3, 4 Jan: RTI exposes discrepancy in JNU admin's campus violence claims
The RTI response also stated that there are four CCTV cameras at the north or main gate of the JNU campus, although the university refused to give full details of the location of CCTV cameras citing "security reasons and concerns".
Citizens, media and courts must do their utmost to prevent suffocation of RTI Act, writes Shailesh Gandhi
RTI is a fundamental right of citizens under Article 19 (1)(a) of the Indian Constitution. By a plethora of Supreme Court judgments, it has been recognised that Article 19 (1)(a) includes the right to free speech, right to publishing and right to information
SC says RTI being used for 'criminal intimidation', highlights need to evolve guidelines to stop its misuse
The top court, which was hearing a plea on filling up of vacancies of information commissioners (ICs) in the Central Information Commission (CIC) and the State Information Commissions (SICs), raised the issue of abuse of RTI law by those who have no connection with the information sought.
Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi retires; tenure at helm of SC marked by controversy and consequential judgments
Justice Ranjan Gogoi, the first person from northeast to reach the top of judiciary and credited for bringing the curtains down on the decades old politically and religiously sensitive Ayodhya land dispute, retired as the Chief Justice of India on Sunday
Ranjan Gogoi set for Supreme Court farewell: Key highlights from the career of India's first CJI from North East
Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi is all set to retire on 17 November as the 46th head of Indian judiciary. With a reputation as a no-nonsense administrator, in his tenure, he has given judgment on some of the most iconic cases in Indian history like that of NRC, Ayodhya land dispute, entry of women into Sabarimala temple, to name a few
Supreme Court to decide today if CJI comes under RTI Act; Ranjan Gogoi had earlier said institution can't be destroyed in name of transparency
A five-judge constitution bench headed by CJI Ranjan Gogoi will pronounce its verdict after listening to a petition filed against a 2010 judgment of the Delhi High Court
Over 3,400 branches of 26 public sector banks (PSBs) have been either closed or merged during the last five financial years due to merger under the consolidation exercise in the banking space, revealed an RTI query
Supreme Court on Monday gave four more weeks to the Centre and 25 states to file responses on a plea seeking directions for setting up online RTI portals.
Amit Shah says Centre putting information in public domain to reduce need for filing RTI applications
The success of a government does not lie in the high number of Right to Information (RTI) applications, said Amit Shah
100 days of Narendra Modi 2.0 Updates: Shiv Sena MP's name missing from list of invitees in PM's Mumbai event; MMRDA apologizes for glitch
100 days of Narendra Modi 2.0 Updates: In an apparent glitch by the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA), Shiv Sena MP Rahul Shewale's name did not appear in the invitation card for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's programme in Mumbai on Saturday, before the mistake was rectified.
Daily Bulletin: Narendra Modi completes 100 days in office; ISRO plan to soft land on Moon falters; days's top stories
Urging the ISRO scientists to refrain from being disheartened by the hurdles in the moon mission Chandrayaan-2, Narendra Modi on Saturday asserted that there will be a "new dawn".
Anjali Bhardwaj, the leading member of NCPRI, also announced the launch of 'Use RTI to Save RTI' campaign encouraging people to ask the government questions.
RTI (Amendment) Bill passed in RS: BJP sought stronger law when in Opposition, wants to weaken it now, says ex-CIC Shailesh Gandhi
'The reasons that the government is putting forward to amend the RTI Act do not make any sense,' former CIC Shailesh Gandhi said.