RIGHT TO INFORMATION


Vinita Deshmukh Vinita Deshmukh 08 August 2019
The (Central) RTI Act, 2005 applies to the Union Government of India and all of its states and Union Territories. The state of Jammu & Kashmir (J&K), having been accorded special status under Article 370, had the option of voting through its own Legislative Assembly to adopt the Act or simply...

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Vinita Deshmukh Vinita Deshmukh 02 August 2019
That, President Ram Nath Kovind was to sign the Right to Information (RTI) Amendment 2019 Bill sent to him for assent manifested in the police action on Thursday, when people, who had gone to the Rashtrapati Bhavan, to petition the President to ask him to withhold his assent, were detained....

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Vinita Deshmukh Vinita Deshmukh 31 July 2019
The nation is outraged about the unwarranted amendments in the Right to Information (RTI) Amendment Bill 2019, which have been passed by the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha last week, threatening to downgrade the status of the Central and state information commissions. If the President signs the...

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Vinita Deshmukh Vinita Deshmukh 26 July 2019
With the Rajya Sabha passing the Right to Information (RTI) Amendment Bill 2019, which would effectively curtail the privileges and compromise the status of the Central and state information commissions, the only hope for RTI activists all over the country, is to send a petition to Shri Ram...

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The Real Estate Regulatory Authority Act or the RERA Act was notified with the intention of safeguarding the interests of home-buyers, and regulating the real estate market. While some states such as Maharashtra and Haryana are proactively implementing RERA, states like Andhra Pradesh do not...

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Moneylife Digital Team 22 July 2019
Dr M Sridhar Acharyulu, former Central information commissioner (CIC) has appealed to all members of Parliament (MPs) to defeat the amendments being made to the Right to Information (RTI) Act by the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government.    Moneylife is in possession of a copy...

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Vinita Deshmukh Vinita Deshmukh 19 July 2019
Despite much clamour and even a walkout staged by the Opposition parties, with their leader in the Lok Sabha claiming that amendments to the legislation can prove dangerous to the fundamental rights of the citizen, the RTI Amendment Bill 2019 was introduced in the Lok Sabha today in the...

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Moneylife Digital Team 17 July 2019
Mother Dairy Fruit and Vegetables Ltd (Mother Dairy or MDFVPL) and NDDB Dairy Services (NDS), the two subsidiaries of National Dairy Development Board (NDDB) are covered under the Right to Information (RTI) Act and Mother Dairy, being a government company, falls under the purview of Central...

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Vinita Deshmukh Vinita Deshmukh 12 July 2019
Despite the Supreme Court having ordered transparency in the appointments of information commissioners, the Department of Personnel & Training (DoPT), which is also the implementer of the RTI Act, stonewalled information on this issue; only to be admonished by the Central Information...

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Vinita Deshmukh Vinita Deshmukh 05 July 2019
The central information commission (CIC) has asked the Union ministry of home affairs (MHA) to provide the mother of a death row convict lodged at Pune’s Yerawada Central Jail, file notings, relating to his mercy petition, but by making opaque the names of officials who have noted on those...

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Vinita Deshmukh Vinita Deshmukh 28 June 2019
The recent news reports of the State Bank of India having sold electoral bonds of Rs5851 crore in the months of March and April, spurred the Right to Information (RTI) activists to seek more information from the bank and from the department of economic affairs, finance ministry, but their...

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Aravind Natarajan 24 June 2019
Mumbai Indians, the winners of this year’s Indian Premier League (IPL) shelled Rs. 3.55 lakhs for their victory rally’s security as revealed in a RTI query filed by civic RTI activist Anil Galgali. The victory rally which started from Mumbai Indian’s owner Mukesh Ambani’s house Antilia went...

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Aravind Natarajan 17 June 2019
In a huge victory for the cause of better disclosure and transparency, the Board of Directors (BoD) of Jammu & Kashmir Bank (J&K) decided to implement the RTI Act and the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) guidelines last Saturday.   Calling this a step in the right direction,...

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Vinita Deshmukh Vinita Deshmukh 14 June 2019
Last week, when Parvez Ahmad, chairman and managing director (CMD) of Jammu & Kashmir Bank (J&K Bank) was sacked, there was a general air of jubilation in the state as he was allegedly involved in various financial irregularities in loan dispersals, among other issues. While activists are...

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SHEIKH QAYOOM (IANS) 12 June 2019
Raja Muzaffar Bhat, president of Jammu and Kashmir RTI movement has fought a protracted battle with the management of the Jammu and Kashmir Bank seeking transparency and accountability in working and asset management by this premier financial institution of the state.   Speaking...

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Moneylife Digital Team 06 June 2019
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI), which has been subject to criticism from the Supreme Court for not sharing information under the Right to Information (RTI) Act, has again declined to share names and designations of officials responsible for monitoring and inspecting the fraud-hit...

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Vinita Deshmukh Vinita Deshmukh 05 June 2019
A reply to a query under the Right to Information (RTI) Act obtained from the Election Commission of India (ECI) and the EVM+VVPAT manufacturers—Bharat Electronics Ltd (BEL) and Electronics Corporation of India Ltd (ECIL), points out that the claim about EVMs being infallible is questionable....

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‘Development’ and ‘governance’ are once again the two most used words as the second innings of the NDA government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, is about to begin. In his speech after winning the elections he stated, "Ab hamara koyi paraaya nahin ho sakta hai. Jo humein vote dete hain,...

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In August 2016, Mumbai-based Cambata Aviation Pvt Ltd, one of the oldest ground services-provider at the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, closed its operation without paying over 2,000 of its employees, their salaries and provident fund, which amounted to over Rs100 crore. This led...

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The Standard X and XII results for Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) are just out and, once again, there is heartburn even amongst the students who have scored over 90%. Some of them told me that they were sure of getting better marks in a particular subject and so were...

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