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SC issue notices to Centre, ECI to bring political parties under RTI Act

Supreme Court issued notices to the Union Government, Election Commission of India (ECI) on a plea to bring all political parties under the ambit of Right to Information (RTI) Act, 2005. The notice was also issued to six National Political Parties viz. BJP, Congress, CPI, BSP, CPI (M) and NCP. It was issued by 3 ..

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Media Trial

Whenever a sensational criminal case comes to be tried before the court, there is an expected upsurge in the public curiosity. Using the thirst for sensational news, Media, including TV Channels, Newspapers, News Websites etc. start publishing their own version of the facts. They call it investigative journalism, which is not prohibited in India. The ..

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CIC recommends government to allow use of ordinary postal stamp as RTI fee instrument

Central Information Commission (CIC) has recommended Central government to allow people seeking information under RTI Act to use postal stamps as application fee. Two Information Commissioners – R K Jain and Raghubir Singh in two separate cases have made a common recommendation to the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) for implementing postal stamps as ..

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Naxalites using RTI as a weapon to target contractors

As per police investigation, the Maoists are using the Right to Information law to get the details of the contractors and businessmen for extortion. They use proxies to file Right to Information applications to collect data about government projects in order to target businessmen and contractors for extortion. Police have recovered RTI documents from a ..

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Portal launched to facilitate RTI application filing in all Govt Ministries

The government has launched a portal which will facilitate citizens to file RTI applications online in all central government ministries and departments. The web address of the portal is www.rtionline.gov.in The portal is a step to provide greater transparency in governance through the Right to Information Act which mandates timely response to citizen’s requests for government information. ..

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