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Category: RTI
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RTI applicant asked to pay GST for info 19.10.2017 DNA: Wide Angle
Don't be surprised if the next time you file an application under the Right To Information (RTI) Act, GST is levied on the fees to be paid for receiving the information. A Pune-resident, who filed an RTI application with the Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation (MSRTC) recently, was told this by the Public Information Officer (PIO). Sanjay Shirodkar was asked to pay Rs 14 to receive six pages of information. As per the rules of the Right To Information (RTI) Act, an authority can charge Rs 2 per A4 sheet. For six pages, Shirodkar paid Rs 12, plus Rs 1 at 9% of SGST and Rs 1 at 9% for CGST. However, State Information Commissioner (Konkan bench) Thanksy Thekkekara says GST does not apply to RTI. "As far as I am aware, there is no GST on RTI," he said. On September 26, Shirodkar had sought true copies of publications printed and published by the MSRTC, list of sundry debtors and creditors for last 10 years, a list of bad debts along with name of the party/ entity and reason for bad debts, copy of ...
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Man posing as journalist held for drug peddling 19.10.2017 deccanherald.com
A fake journalist is among two suspected drug peddlers arrested by the police in Southeast Bengaluru's Koramangala. Rs 3 lakh worth of hashish (charas) is reported to have been seized from them. Rakesh (26) and Amul Hasan (23), both from Mangaluru, were arrested during a police raid at 20th Main, 7th Block, near the BBMP park, in Koramangala. Police said the duo was trying to peddle drugs to employees of a private company. One kilogram of hashish, Rs 3,200 in cash and three mobile phones were seized from them. Police also found the identity card of a media house called 'All India News 24x7' from Hasan who claimed to be a reporter with it. As per the ID, the news agency does intelligence, investigation, sting and right to information (RTI) operations, and sought information and other assistance from law-enforcement agencies. Police have established that the news agency does not exist and are investigating who made the identity card. Although Hasan studied journalism, he doesn't work for any media ...
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Spl session of Kerala Assembly on Nov 9 to discuss solar scam report 19.10.2017 deccanherald.com
The Kerala Cabinet on Thursday decided to convene a special session of the Legislative Assembly, on November 9, to discuss findings of a report by the Justice G Sivarajan Commission, which probed the multi-crore solar scam. Acting on the report, the CPM-led government has announced separate probes by the Vigilance and Anti-Corruption Bureau and a police Special Investigation Team (SIT), against top Congress leaders including former chief minister Oommen Chandy. The Cabinet will recommend to the Governor to convene the special one-day session of the Assembly. Chandy and the Congress leadership had countered the probes, alleging political vendetta and questioned the government's "reluctance" in making the report public. Chandy's request under the RTI Act, for a copy of the report, was turned down. The government maintained that the report would not be made public before it was tabled in the Assembly. The government will seek the counsel of Justice Arijit Pasayat, former Supreme Court judge and former Chief ...
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Explain Modi's chartered air travels as CM: Congress 18.10.2017 All News-IANS Stories
Countering the BJP's attack on Congress President Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law Robert Vadra and terming it a 'witch hunt', the Congress on Wednesday demanded to know who paid for over 100 trips Prime Minister Narendra Modi made by chartered plane across India and abroad when he was the Gujarat Chief Minister between 2003 and 2007.
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Who paid for over 100 trips of Narendra Modi as Gujarat CM, asks Congress 18.10.2017 Business Standard: News Now
The estimated cost of these air travels was around Rs 16.56 cr, says Abhishek Manu Singhvi
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As BJP targets Vadra, Congress attacks Modi 18.10.2017 Hindu: National
Parry spokesman Abhishek Singhvi releases a purported list of Mr. Modi’s visits abroad and within the country from 2003 to 2007 and asks who funded them.
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Demonetisation: CBI arrests absconding man for unaccounted cash deposits 18.10.2017 Latest News
CBI arrests businessman over deposit of unaccounted currency during note ban
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Fast-unto-death stir in Jorhat from Oct 23 18.10.2017 The Assam Tribune
Fast-unto-death stir in Jorhat from Oct 23
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RTI: Elphinstone Road station to get 12-metre FOB 18.10.2017 Hindu: News
6 to 10-metre bridges at other stations
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3,250 killed in Raqqa battle, including 1,130 civilians: Monitor 17.10.2017 News
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said that at least 1,130 civilians were among those killed since the start of the operation in early June
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Non-payment of crop insurance a major issue in poll-bound Gujarat 17.10.2017 Hindu: Home
Thousands of complaints pour in from Saurashtra’s Dwarka, Jamnagar, Rajkot, Amreli and Junagadh districts.
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Taj of controversy: From a blot on Indian culture to Elizabeth Taylor's diamond 17.10.2017 India Today| Must Read
The name Taj Mahal, a powerful brand in itself, has often been caught in controversies, sometimes surrounding the 17th century monument, and at other times through its many namesakes.
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Development stuck as 90% of IAS officers don't work, sit on files: Kejriwal 17.10.2017 All Current Affairs Stories
Kejriwal also said that his government was working to implement equal pay for equal work
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IB challenges court order to give information to Chaturvedi 17.10.2017 Hindu: News
Matter listed for hearing on December 12
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Lok Sabha bypolls in UP: acid test for Yogi 16.10.2017 Deccan Herald - Panorama
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath may be in demand in the forthcoming assembly polls in Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh but he himself faces an acid test in by-polls in the two Lok Sabha constituencies of Gorakhpur and Phulpur in his own state. The bypolls have become more challenging for Adityanath, especially due to the poor law and order situation in the state and reports of a possible grand alliance between the Samajwadi Party (SP), BSP and Congress. Both Gorakhpur and Phulpur seats are prestigious for the BJP as Adityanath himself represented Gorakhpur in Lok Sabha and deputy CM Keshav Prasad Maurya represented Phulpur before resigning after they became members of the UP legislative council. Although the dates for the bypolls have not yet been announced, both the BJP and the opposition parties have shifted gears and started preparations. As both the seats fall in the eastern UP region, the results of the two by-polls would also be an indicator of things to come in the bigger battle in ...
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Need to implement progressive Acts: CIC 16.10.2017 Hindu: National
‘They will strengthen governance’
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90% of IAS officers do not work, hold up files: Arvind Kejriwal 16.10.2017 All Current Affairs Stories
Kejriwal said if Delhi had full statehood, his government would regularise all the contractual employees within 24 hours
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Cannot hand over Solar report to Chandy: Pinarayi 16.10.2017 Hindu: News
It is a virtual face-off between Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan and his predecessor Oommen Chandy over the solar judicial commission report.Even as Mr. Chandy shot off a letter to the Chief Minister...
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66 machines used for counting demonetised notes: RBI 16.10.2017 Rediff: Business
In Reserve Bank offices, 59 CVPS machines are used and each machine is operated by a set of five persons under a supervisor who supervises a cluster of machines
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Chandy asks Kerala CM for solar scam probe report 16.10.2017 Deccan Herald - News
Former Kerala chief minister Oommen Chandy has sought a copy of the report submitted by the Justice (Retd) G Sivarajan Commission, which probed the multi-crore solar scam. The CPM-led government has initiated a vigilance and criminal investigation against Chandy and other top Congress leaders based on the findings of the commission. Chandy had earlier sought, under the RTI Act, copies of the report and details of the counsel received by the government from the advocate general and director general of prosecution. Chandy wrote to Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan after Law Minister A K Balan said the government would not hand over a copy of the report. "The government has decided to initiate criminal proceedings against me without publishing the report or its excerpts. This is a unilateral decision, which denies me my rights as a citizen," Chandy said. Cant make it public: CM The chief minister, in an interview to a national news agency, has rejected demands to make the commissions report public. He said ...
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