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Tag: Rti

Orissa High Court
Bring Vigilance under RTI purview, directs Orissa HC

State Vigilance except sensitive and confidential activities undertaken by the department should be brought under ambit of RTI, ordered the court while hearing petitions challenging 2016 order which kept Vigilance out of RTI purview. 

12,223 Indians Died Abroad In 2018-2019: RTI Revelation

Mumbai: A whopping 12,223 Indian nationals have died in various foreign countries in 17 months between January 2018 and May 2019, according to an RTI reply given by the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA). This comes to a shocking average of 719 Indians per month or 23-24 per day, who have lost their lives in […]

Supreme Court Says CJI Office Comes Under RTI

New Delhi: The office of Chief Justice comes under the Right to Information Act, said the Supreme Court on Wednesday. Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi, Justices Sanjeev Khanna and Deepak Gupta pronounced that the Chief Justice Office is as a public authority under RTI, and upheld the Delhi High Court verdict of 2010. The apex court […]

Govt Spending More On Ads In Hindi Newspapers: RTI

New Delhi: In a clear message to make deeper inroads into the Hindi heartland, the Narendra Modi government has spent over Rs 890 crore in advertising in Hindi newspapers compared to the over Rs 719 crore in the English newspapers in the last five years, an RTI filed by IANS has revealed. At a time […]

RTI bill passes Rajya Sabha hurdle amid protests from opposition

New Delhi: The controversial RTI amendment bill passed the Rajya Sabha hurdle on Thursday after sharp exchanges between members of the treasury and opposition benches and subsequent walk-out by the Congress. The opposition members’ amendment to refer the bill to a select committee was defeated with 75 votes in favour while 117 against it. The […]

Modi government splurges over Rs 4,300cr in publicity: RTI

Mumbai: The government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi has so far splurged a whooping Rs 4,343.26 crore only for advertisements and publicity through different media, it has been revealed under RTI, an activist said here on Monday. Mumbai-based RTI activist Anil Galgali had sought details from the centre’s Bureau of Outreach and Communication (BOC) on […]

Aam Aadmi Party Is Now An Aam Party

Arvind Kejriwal has come a long way since he burst into public consciousness with his pioneering work on the Right to Information (RTI), which won him the coveted Raman Magsaysay award, and then ignited the whole country as the chosen lieutenant of Anna Hazare during the India Against Corruption (IAC) movement in 2010-11. Today, his […]

CBSE submission of LOC
Does CISCE fall under RTI like CBSE?

New Delhi: Is the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE), which conducts class 10 and 12 exams like the CBSE, a public authority as per the transparency law RTI? This question was raised before the Delhi High Court today. The issue assumes significance as like the secondary school certificate exams conducted for classes […]

Disclose DHJS exam interview marks under RTI: HC

New Delhi: The Delhi High Court has directed its information officer to disclose under the RTI, the marks awarded by an interview panel to candidates of Delhi Higher Judicial Service (DHJS) examination held in 2013. The court said when the results of the examination have been placed in public domain, there was no question of […]

No counting machines, but sophisticated currency verification units being used for scrapped notes: RBI

New Delhi: The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) is not using ‘counting machines’ for tallying the total number of demonetised notes of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 in any of its offices, the central bank has said in an RTI reply. Rather, it is using “sophisticated Currency Verification and Processing (CVPS) machines for checking the […]

Mamata slams Centre for 'casual' response on Netaji's death

Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday slammed the Centre for its “casual” handling of the response to an RTI query that said Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose died in an air crash in 1945. Banerjee said the response was “shocking” as it was “without evidence”. “The Centre recently gave information about Netaji through a […]

Whistle-blower harassed in Kendrapara, asked to cough up Rs 50,000 for information

Kendrapara: In a case of whistleblower being willfully harassed, an RTI activist was asked to cough up Rs 50,000 for daring to expose the large-scale corruption in Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS). RTI activist Mr. Anirudha Sethy native of Rajnagar tehsil of Kendrapara district received rude jolt of his life after postman knocked at his […]

National project status to Polavaram contravened guidelines: RTI data

Bhubaneswar: As the controversy over Polavaram project in Andhra Pradesh rages on, an exclusive report by Odisha Television reveals that the guidelines of the Union Water Resources department were flouted while awarding national project status to the project. As per information obtained through RTI Act, the central government had totally sidestepped the prescribed guidelines of […]

Odisha criticised for exempting vigilance from RTI purview

Bhubaneswar: RTI activists on Sunday criticised the Odisha government for exempting the Vigilance Department from the purview of Right to Information Act (RTI), 2005. Odisha Soochana Adhikar Abhijan, an outfit spearheading a movement for wide use of RTI in the state, said they would meet Governor S.C. Jamir to seek his intervention to direct the […]

Odisha takes Vigilance out of RTI purview; activists cry foul

The State government has taken the State Vigilance, which is under the General Administration department, out of the purview of the Right to Information (RTI) Act under Sec 24 of the Act. The notification regarding this is in the possession of OTV

Jashodaben files RTI about her security cover

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's wife Jashodaben on Monday filed an RTI application with Mehsana police to seek clarity on security cover given to her at present and wanted to know what she is entitled to