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Information Commissioner Sridhar Acharyulu Opposes RTI Act Amendment 6.8.2018 NDTV News - Latest
The changes in the privacy clause of the RTI Act suggested by the Justice Srikrishna panel will allow corrupt officers to escape public scrutiny, an Information Commissioner has said.
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Rajasthan Info Panel asks courts to reduce RTI application fee 6.8.2018 DNA: Recent Columns
Citing an order of the Supreme Court, the Rajasthan Information Commission has asked all the courts in the state, including the High Court to reduce RTI application fee. In the state, the RTI application fee at present is Rs 100 in the courts, whereas in the state government offices, the fee is Rs 10. Referring to a decision of the Supreme Court, State Information Commissioner Ashutosh Sharma said in his decision that the High Court administration expects the deduction of application fees. The copy of the decision of the Commission has been sent to the Registrar, Rajasthan High Court, Jodhpur. The Information Commissioner Sharma gave this decision while disposing of the second appeal of Andara Chaudhary a resident of Merta City. Chaudhary had filed an RTI application to the Chief Judicial Magistrate, Merta City with a fee of Rs 10. This application was rejected because it was not carrying Rs 100 judicial stamps. Under the Right To Information Rajasthan High Court and Subordinate Courts Rules 2006, the ...
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Manmohan Singh Took India On Path Of Economic Growth: Pranab Mukherjee 5.8.2018 NDTV News - India-news
Former president Pranab Mukherjee who had served in the Manmohah Singh government in various capacities, yesterday lauded the former prime minister for ushering in political stability in the country...
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You provided political stability in the most uncertain time: Pranab Mukherjee to Manmohan Singh 4.8.2018 DNA: Top News
 Former president Pranab Mukherjee who had served in the Manmohah Singh government in various capacities, today lauded the former prime minister for ushering in political stability in the country and successfully presiding over the country's finances during "turbulent time". He said that Singh assumed his political role as the finance minister at a time when the country had lost its international credibility in money and finance. "But Dr Singh through his skill and deftness" steered the country's economy to a growth trajectory. Singh, a former Reserve Bank governor, was appointed as the country's finance minister in 1991 by the then prime minister P V Narasimha Rao when the country's economy was passing through a crisis. Mukherjee listed a host of legislations including the landmark Right to Information Act and the Food Security Act which were enacted during Singh's tenure as prime minister. He said Singh displayed "skill and deftness" in handling the country's economy and decisively managed the ...
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SC allows live streaming of hearing in constitutional matters 4.8.2018 Rediff: News
"Once live streaming will be allowed, your problem will be solved," the bench said when Tripathi alleged that students are not allowed to witness proceedings in all matters in the apex court.
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Live streaming of hearing in constitutional matters can be undertaken: SC 3.8.2018 DNA: Bangalore
Live streaming of hearing in constitutional matters can be undertaken: SC
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Delay in operationalising Whistle Blowers Protection Act 2.8.2018 Govt of india: PIB
Maintenance of law and order and providing safety and security to all citizens is primarily the subject matter of State Governments concerned. The framework of existing laws such as Indian Penal Code, Criminal Procedure Code etc. is considered adequate to provide for safety and security to all citizens, including RTI activists.
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Around 600 Delhi Government Schools Are Headless, Reveals RTI 1.8.2018 NDTV News - Top-stories
Nearly 600 of Delhi's government schools are running headless - some of them for the past six years - according to an RTI reply, and the ruling Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) blames the central governments...
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Pending RTI Applications 1.8.2018 Govt of india: PIB
Central Information Commission (CIC) has informed that 23,978 second appeals/complaints are pending as on 26-07-2018. No data is maintained in respect of State Information Commissions. For speedy disposal of pending cases, the Government has taken several steps like capacity building through training of Central Public Information Officers (CPIOs)/ Public Information Officers (PIOs) and issue of guidelines for PIOs and First Appellate Authorities (FAAs), so as to enable them to supply information/dispose of first appeals effectively, resulting into less number of ‘First Appeals’ and ‘Appeals’ to the Information Commission.
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Privacy over RTI? Srikrishna suggestion leaves activists worried 30.7.2018 Rediff: News
While noting there needed to be a balance between the two fundamental rights, the Srikrishna panel stated there was an inherent conflict.
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Government Advertises Vacancies For Central Information Commission 29.7.2018 NDTV News - Top-stories
Amid a row over proposed changes in the RTI Act, the government has invited applications from eligible candidates to fill vacant posts of Information Commissioners in transparency watchdog CIC.
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Srikrishna panel suggests changes in RTI Act 29.7.2018 Rediff: News
The panel said data protection law is designed to limit the processing of personal data to legitimate reasons and adds there is a conflict between transparency and privacy.
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Illegal, hazardous GM food jeopardises India's health, activists lament govt, regulators apathy 27.7.2018 DNA: Health
"It is no longer a case of simple negligence or apathy, but adoption of an anti-citizen policy on GM foods," the Coalition for a GM-Free India has charged reacting to the findings of Centre for Science & Environment (CSE) on the presence of Genetically Modified (GM) foods in India even though this is illegal.
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How A Teacher Got Back Her Job Because Of An RTI Query 27.7.2018 NDTV News - Latest
A query sought under the Right To Information (RTI) Act helped a sacked teacher of a Delhi school return to her job.
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Green Court Orders Sealing Of Illegal Delhi Metro Borewells 26.7.2018 NDTV News - Latest
Noting that the extraction of groundwater in Delhi is a very serious issue, the National Green Tribunal has ordered sealing of illegal borewells operated by the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) in...
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Green Court Raps Delhi Metro On Use Of Groundwater Without Permission 25.7.2018 NDTV News - Cities
The National Green Tribunal today directed the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) to stop extraction of groundwater from borewells that are running illegally in the national capital.
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Some Union Govt bureaucrats to blame, exposes RTI petition 25.7.2018 The Assam Tribune
Some Union Govt bureaucrats to blame, exposes RTI petition
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Make Right To Services Act In Maharashtra More Effective: RTI Activist 24.7.2018 NDTV News - India-news
Former Central Information Commissioner (CIC) Shailesh Gandhi has urged Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis to take steps for the effective implementation of the Right to Services (RTS) Act.
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Call to stop stone quarrying near KNP 24.7.2018 The Assam Tribune
Call to stop stone quarrying near KNP
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2 Arrested For Killing Mumbai RTI Activist Who Closed Down Liquor Shops 23.7.2018 NDTV News - India-news
Two men wanted in connection with the killing of a "right to information" activist in Telangana in May have been arrested, the police said today. The Mumbai Police crime branch arrested Rajeshwar Goud...
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