Information Commissioner Vanaja N Sarna, in a terse order, pointed out that the website of the application mentions that the content on it is "owned, updated and maintained" by MyGov and MeitY and directed the CPIO of the ministry to explain why they didn't have the requisite information
Sasikala requests Bengaluru prison officials not to reveal details of release to third parties, cites 'political vendetta'
In a letter dated 19 September, Sasikala said the third parties file those applications for gaining publicity and that the motive of the applicants is to 'complicate her lawful release'
Mamata attacks Centre for refusing to disclose details on PM-CARES Fund, says her govt has 'nothing to hide' on donations
'We have nothing to hide on how much we have received. We are not shying away from talking about it,' Mamata Banerjee said in a veiled attack against the PMO's refusal to disclose details on the creation and operation of the PM CARES Fund
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
By shielding judiciary from RTI Act, SC fails to appreciate notions of public accountability and transparency
The end effect is that the judiciary has ignored the public utility of making case documents easily available to the public and maintains control of court documents.
Rise of CCTV in Digital India isn't making us more secure; policing and surveillance reforms are need of the hour
The CCTV footage from the Jamia Millia Islamia library is slowly helping us piece together just what happened on the night of 15 December last year
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 ruling on whether office of CJI comes under RTI Act missed the opportunity to assuage dissatisfaction with collegium system
While discussions around the RTI Act have largely revolved around Section 6 of the Act — that prescribes a procedure to seek information, not enough discussion has taken place about Section 4 of the Act that provides for the proactive disclosure of information
After 14 years of RTI Act, two landmark judgments by Delhi HC and appeal that waited for 9 years, Supreme Court decides CJI office comes under law
After 14 years of the existence of the Right to Information Act, two landmark judgments by Delhi High Court, both of which held that office of CJI is a "public authority" and is subject to the RTI Act and an appeal that had to wait for six years to be referred to a constitutional bench and again had to wait for three years, finally got a decision. And the decision is that the office of CJI is subject to RTI Act.
'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
RS passes UAPA Bill: Congress' failure to anchor Opposition shows party's growing redundancy in law-making process
Despite having low numbers in the Rajya Sabha, the Congress had during the previous Narendra Modi government used its heft in the Rajya Sabha and displayed the skill to rally like-minded parties. This time, it stands isolated. It does not have many friends.
Daily Bulletin: India celebrates 20 years Kargil War victory; 3 Karnataka rebels disqualified, decision on others soon; day' stop stories
Kargil Vijay Diwas 2019: India celebrates 20th anniversary of Operation Vijay today; Lok Sabha passes bill criminalising instant triple talaq; Rajya Sabha nod to RTI (Amendment) Bill, 2019; day's top stories
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
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.
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
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.
Provision in RTI Act allowing transfer of application to 'appropriate' department gives authorities easy escape route
The authors of this article filed an RTI application with the Law and Legislative Department of Government of Haryana in November 2018, seeking information about their budgetary allocation for the state judiciary. While they were aware that any questions on the flow of money would face some pushback, they did not fathom that their RTI application would receive 60 unusable replies from different departments of the state bureaucracy.
SC directs RBI to disclose information on bank inspection report under RTI, says any further violation to be seen seriously
The bench said it would have taken a serious view to the refusal of the RBI to part with information under RTI.
'Can't destroy institution in name of transparency': Ranjan Gogoi on whether CJI's office comes under RTI Act
A five-judge Constitution bench presided by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi was hearing a plea filed by the Supreme Court secretary-general against the January 2010 judgment of the Delhi High Court that declared the CJI’s office a "public authority" within the meaning of Section 2(h) of the RTI Act, 2005.
Rafale hearing: In Supreme Court, Centre claims State privilege over deal documents, says no one can produce them without permission
KK Venugopal, appearing for the Centre, referred to section 123 of the Evidence Act and provisions of RTI Act to buttress his claim in the hearing of review petitions in the Rafale deal. He also said that the security of the State "supersedes everything", and that defence acquisitions were related to national security.