Freedom of information laws by country Current Affairs, GK & News
On 13 Nov, the constitutional bench of the Supreme Court led by Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogai said that the office of the Chief Justice of India (CJI) is a ‘public authority ‘under the purview of the Right to Information (RTI) Act 2005. The court decision dismissed the earlier three appeals filed by ..
Topics: Chief Justice of India • Freedom of information laws by country • Government of India • In India • Judiciary of India • K. G. Balakrishnan • Law in India • Right to Information Act • Right to Privacy • Subhash Chandra Agrawal • Supreme Court of India
The government of Rajasthan has launched the Jan Soochna Portal to enhance transparency and accountability and empower the right of the people to seek information. The portal is developed under the RAJasthan Innovation Vision (RAJIV). Jan Soochna Portal The portal creates a streamlined system for public information to prevent anomalies and corruption. The portal provides ..
Category: Government Schemes Current Affairs
In Jaipur, the Rajasthan government has launched a ‘Jan Soochna Portal’ to provide information about government authorities and departments suo motu to the public in the true spirit of the Right To Information (RTI) Act. It is claimed that the site is the first of its kind in India that will bring transparency and accountability, ..
On 20th December, Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh launched the iGOT (Integrated Government Online Training Programme) for government employees. The iGOT will augment the existing training mechanism with online module-based training coupled with certification. The programme, developed by the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT), Ministry of Personnel, will make training inputs available to a ..
On December 16, the Supreme Court of India said that RBI cannot reject the plea asking information regarding private and public banks under the Right to Information (RTI) Act. While considering the several appeals filed by the RBI against various orders of the Central Information Commission (CIC) and High Courts asking the RBI to disclose ..
Indians living abroad can now without difficulty hunt for information from public authorities in their home country via the RTI (Right to Information) Act. What was the problem for NRIs seeking information via RTI? The RBI had already previously permitted NRIs to purchase Indian Postal Orders (IPOs) via credit cards. Whilst Indian citizens living in ..
Month: Current Affairs - May, 2012