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Issue of Bringing BCCI under RTI

The Central Information Commission (CIC) in its latest order issued on June 16th has urged the Supreme Court appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA) to bring the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) under the ambit of the RTI Act. In its previous order issued on June 9th, the CIC had explained the need […]

Issue of Bringing Political Parties under RTI

In June 2013, CIC via an order had declared the political parties as public authorities and brought them under the RTI Act. It also asked them to appoint appellate bodies to answer RTI queries.  Under Section 2(h) of the RTI Act, a public authority is defined as any ‘non-governmental organization substantially financed, directly or indirectly, […]

RBI and RTI: Recent Supreme Court Judgement

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 […]

Media Trial

What do you understand by Media Trial? In what way it affects the fundamental rights and other laws as enshrined in various statutes? Discuss.