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DELHI DURBAR

Din over Dinner If the famous judges’ press conference in January this year was unprecedented, then one of its key participants, Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi,...
DELHI DURBAR

DELHI DURBAR

SHAH EN SHAH In the official hierarchy, the Chief Justice of India ranks just below the President, Vice President, Prime Minister and Governors, certainly way...
CIC to PMO: Give details of corruption complaints against union ministers and action taken

CIC to PMO: Give details of corruption complaints against union ministers and action taken

Photo credit: BJP Twitter handle The Central Information Commission has directed the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) to reveal details about complaints of corruption received against...
SC raps Centre, 8 States over information commission vacancies

SC raps Centre, 8 States over information commission vacancies

Above: A grab of CIC website   PIL claims a backlog of over 23,500 appeals and complaints pending before CIC; functioning of state commissions paralysed...
Illustration by Anthony Lawrence

Husband’s Salary: Paying for the Slip

Above: Illustration by Anthony Lawrence In an interesting development, the Madhya Pradesh High Court has ruled that a wife has the right to know...
Aruna Roy/Photo: UNI

Aruna Roy: Go Beyond the Vote

Above: Aruna Roy/Photo: UNI ARUNA ROY resigned from the IAS in 1975 to work with farmers in Devdungri in Rajasthan. She subsequently helped co-found the...
Lokayukta Comes Under Act

Lokayukta Comes Under Act

Above: The Allahabad High Court/Photo Courtesy: Wikimedia.org In a tough stand, the Allahabad High Court has struck down a UP Vigilance Department order which tried...
“What’s Our Quota of Milk?”

“What’s Our Quota of Milk?”

Above: Prisoners at Tihar jail enjoy a concert on the premises/Photo: Anil Shakya Questions pertaining to diet plans, medical records and case files are being...
Centre tells SC it has withdrawn idea of social media monitoring hub

SC stays Delhi HC order, says marks in civil services exam can’t be made...

A Supreme Court bench on Thursday (February 22) has stayed an order of Delhi High Court which had granted access of the marks obtained...
SC clarifies that installation of CCTVs in courts was meant for ensuring safety and security in courts

SC clarifies that installation of CCTVs in courts was meant for ensuring safety and...

The Supreme Court on Tuesday (February 12) dealing with the installation of CCTVs in courts observed that the idea behind the installation was to...
Satya Electoral Trust and the General Electoral Trust are among the biggest contributors of funds to political parties. No information about their contributors is available. Photo: UNI

Electoral Funding: Dubious Sources Thrive

ABove: Satya Electoral Trust and the General Electoral Trust are among the biggest contributors of funds to political parties. No information about their contributors...
Rewriting The Past: History or His Story?

Rewriting The Past: History or His Story?

CIC has been asked to clarify if Taj is a mausoleum or a Hindu temple. Photo: wikipedia In a bid to change the past, the...
RK Shrivas was suspended for staging a three-day dharna at the MP High Court.

Judges’ Complaints: Transfer Travails

Above: RK Shrivas was suspended for staging a three-day dharna at the MP High Court. In a surprising move, judges in some high courts are...
20 Ways to Use RTI

20 Ways to Use RTI

Above: At the Annual RTI Convention in 2015, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had said that citizens should demand accountability from public authorities Shyamlal Yadav has...
CBSE cannot avoid answering to RTI application

CBSE cannot avoid answering to RTI application: Delhi HC

The Delhi High Court on Monday (July 31) ruled that the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) does fall under the Right to Information Act, especially...
RTI

CJI should be included in RTI, observes Supreme Court

In a significant turnaround, the Supreme Court on July 6 observed that the Chief Justice of India should come under Right to Information Act...
Information Commissioner M Sridhar Acharyulu. Photo: Anil Shakya

CIC asks PMO, ministries to bring BCCI under RTI in a month’s time

Indian cricket, barely recovering from Sunday’s (June 18) shameful and shocking defeat to arch rivals Pakistan in the final of the Champions Trophy 2017,...
Information Commissioner M Sridhar Acharyulu. Photo: Anil Shakya

CIC asks Government to bring BCCI under RTI Act

In a new ruling, Ministry of Youth And Sports (MoYAS) asked to take necessary action ~Parsa Venkateshwar Rao Jr Central Information Commissioner M Sridhar Acharyulu dealt...
(L-R)It is time all political parties came clean on the sources funding the colossal amounts spent on election campaigns. Photo: UNI; EAS Sarma, former secretary, ministry of finance, government of India

“Foreign donations taint elections”: EAS Sarma

The former secretary, ministry of finance, government of India, has been fighting against the deficiencies of the Indian democratic system. He spoke to USHA...
Supreme Court_AS (1)

SC to examine RTI’s ambit in judicial appointments

On August 17, the Supreme Court passed an order referring to a five-judge constitution bench the issues of whether disclosures of information about appointments...

Companies can’t file an RTI

For all legal purposes, a company is considered a “personality”, distinct from the people who are part of it. However, unlike any other individual,...

Taxing Times for Congress, Janata Party

In a surprising development, the High Court here has slammed the Congress and the Janata Party for trying to evade income tax and asked...

The Rs20,000 Loophole

Making political parties transparent about funding has not been easy. As they don’t need to reveal the source of contributions which are Rs20,000 or...

'RTI' - 22 News Results

DELHI DURBAR

Din over Dinner If the famous judges’ press conference in January this year was unprecedented, then one of its key participants, Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi,...
DELHI DURBAR

DELHI DURBAR

SHAH EN SHAH In the official hierarchy, the Chief Justice of India ranks just below the President, Vice President, Prime Minister and Governors, certainly way...
CIC to PMO: Give details of corruption complaints against union ministers and action taken

CIC to PMO: Give details of corruption complaints against union ministers and action taken

Photo credit: BJP Twitter handle The Central Information Commission has directed the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) to reveal details about complaints of corruption received against...
SC raps Centre, 8 States over information commission vacancies

SC raps Centre, 8 States over information commission vacancies

Above: A grab of CIC website   PIL claims a backlog of over 23,500 appeals and complaints pending before CIC; functioning of state commissions paralysed...
Illustration by Anthony Lawrence

Husband’s Salary: Paying for the Slip

Above: Illustration by Anthony Lawrence In an interesting development, the Madhya Pradesh High Court has ruled that a wife has the right to know...
Aruna Roy/Photo: UNI

Aruna Roy: Go Beyond the Vote

Above: Aruna Roy/Photo: UNI ARUNA ROY resigned from the IAS in 1975 to work with farmers in Devdungri in Rajasthan. She subsequently helped co-found the...
Lokayukta Comes Under Act

Lokayukta Comes Under Act

Above: The Allahabad High Court/Photo Courtesy: Wikimedia.org In a tough stand, the Allahabad High Court has struck down a UP Vigilance Department order which tried...
“What’s Our Quota of Milk?”

“What’s Our Quota of Milk?”

Above: Prisoners at Tihar jail enjoy a concert on the premises/Photo: Anil Shakya Questions pertaining to diet plans, medical records and case files are being...
Centre tells SC it has withdrawn idea of social media monitoring hub

SC stays Delhi HC order, says marks in civil services exam can’t be made...

A Supreme Court bench on Thursday (February 22) has stayed an order of Delhi High Court which had granted access of the marks obtained...
SC clarifies that installation of CCTVs in courts was meant for ensuring safety and security in courts

SC clarifies that installation of CCTVs in courts was meant for ensuring safety and...

The Supreme Court on Tuesday (February 12) dealing with the installation of CCTVs in courts observed that the idea behind the installation was to...
Satya Electoral Trust and the General Electoral Trust are among the biggest contributors of funds to political parties. No information about their contributors is available. Photo: UNI

Electoral Funding: Dubious Sources Thrive

ABove: Satya Electoral Trust and the General Electoral Trust are among the biggest contributors of funds to political parties. No information about their contributors...
Rewriting The Past: History or His Story?

Rewriting The Past: History or His Story?

CIC has been asked to clarify if Taj is a mausoleum or a Hindu temple. Photo: wikipedia In a bid to change the past, the...
RK Shrivas was suspended for staging a three-day dharna at the MP High Court.

Judges’ Complaints: Transfer Travails

Above: RK Shrivas was suspended for staging a three-day dharna at the MP High Court. In a surprising move, judges in some high courts are...
20 Ways to Use RTI

20 Ways to Use RTI

Above: At the Annual RTI Convention in 2015, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had said that citizens should demand accountability from public authorities Shyamlal Yadav has...
CBSE cannot avoid answering to RTI application

CBSE cannot avoid answering to RTI application: Delhi HC

The Delhi High Court on Monday (July 31) ruled that the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) does fall under the Right to Information Act, especially...
RTI

CJI should be included in RTI, observes Supreme Court

In a significant turnaround, the Supreme Court on July 6 observed that the Chief Justice of India should come under Right to Information Act...
Information Commissioner M Sridhar Acharyulu. Photo: Anil Shakya

CIC asks PMO, ministries to bring BCCI under RTI in a month’s time

Indian cricket, barely recovering from Sunday’s (June 18) shameful and shocking defeat to arch rivals Pakistan in the final of the Champions Trophy 2017,...
Information Commissioner M Sridhar Acharyulu. Photo: Anil Shakya

CIC asks Government to bring BCCI under RTI Act

In a new ruling, Ministry of Youth And Sports (MoYAS) asked to take necessary action ~Parsa Venkateshwar Rao Jr Central Information Commissioner M Sridhar Acharyulu dealt...
(L-R)It is time all political parties came clean on the sources funding the colossal amounts spent on election campaigns. Photo: UNI; EAS Sarma, former secretary, ministry of finance, government of India

“Foreign donations taint elections”: EAS Sarma

The former secretary, ministry of finance, government of India, has been fighting against the deficiencies of the Indian democratic system. He spoke to USHA...
Supreme Court_AS (1)

SC to examine RTI’s ambit in judicial appointments

On August 17, the Supreme Court passed an order referring to a five-judge constitution bench the issues of whether disclosures of information about appointments...

Companies can’t file an RTI

For all legal purposes, a company is considered a “personality”, distinct from the people who are part of it. However, unlike any other individual,...

Taxing Times for Congress, Janata Party

In a surprising development, the High Court here has slammed the Congress and the Janata Party for trying to evade income tax and asked...

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