The famous social activist Medha Patkar has filed a public interest litigation (PIL) petition in the Bombay High Court seeking directions to the Maharashtra government for urgently filling up the vacancies in the State Police Complaints Authority (SPCA).She also asked for providing adequate and timely release of funds for the same along with working on website for SPCA.
The Prime Minister’s Office should not have deliberately ignored the will that the Parliament had expressed in the RTI Act, and the spirit of the Rules and Office Memoranda (OM) issued by the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) in responding to RTI requests.
After hearing all submissions in the matter, the Court has directed both the CIC and SIC authorities to take a call on whether COVID-19 related RTI queries can be taken up on a daily basis and communicate their decision to the petitioner.
The Supreme Court has stayed the contempt proceedings which was sought to be initiated against Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari by the Uttarakhand High Court which had issued a notice on the same.
New Delhi (ILNS): An RTI application has been filed by Saket Gokhale, an RTI activist, seeking information about the backlog of interim bail applications before the Supreme Court and enquired about the average time it takes for the listing of the interim bail applications.
In a major breach of privacy, personal data of 4,000 Right to Information (RTI) applicants have been uploaded on the website of the Union Ministry of Information and Broadcasting. The Bombay High Court today instructed the Secretary of the ministry to conduct an inquiry into this data leak.
The ministry statement said: “The names of all those associated with the development of the App and management of the App ecosystem at various stages was shared when the code was released in Open/Public Domain and the same was shared widely in media also.”