Tag: RTI

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PMO has ‘no record’ of Modi’s media interactions: RTI

Mumbai: The Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) apparently has no records of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s media interactions for over four years, an RTI query revealed here on Friday. Mumbai-based RTI activist Anil Galgali had posed the query on December 8, 2018, seeking full details of Modi’s media interactions, live interviews[Read More…]

Censor Board banned 793 films in 16 years: RTI

Censor Board banned 793 films in 16 years: RTI

Lucknow: The Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) banned a total of 793 films in 16 years, an RTI response has revealed. Nutan Thakur, a city-based activist, has been told that between January 1, 2000, and March 31, 2016, the censor board refused to “grant a certificate for exhibition to[Read More…]

PMO denies to share information against RTI on e-tendering scam

PMO denies to share information against RTI on e-tendering scam

The Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) has declined to share action taken on a letter written by Congress leader Ajay Singh to Prime Minister Narendra Modi alleging large-scale corruption through e-tendering in Madhya Pradesh citing a provision of RTI Act that bars disclosure of “third party” information. The Leader of Opposition in Madhya Pradesh had in July written the[Read More…]

The Delhi University earned over Rs 3 crore in fees paid by students for either revaluation or rechecking their answer-sheets

Delhi University collects Rs 3 cr in revaluation fees, CIC asks to bring answer-sheets under RTI

The Delhi University earned over Rs 3 crore in fees paid by students for either revaluation or rechecking their answer-sheets and for providing photocopies of answer-sheets to them between 2015-16 and 2017-18, an RTI has revealed. According to the information provided by the university, it earned Rs 2,89,12,310 for revaluation alone between[Read More…]

Opinion: Why the Right to Information Act must be protected

Why the Right to Information Act must be protected

Since coming into force the Right to Information Act, 2005 has been a vital legislation protecting the democratic polity of the nation. Foremost, it enables and empowers any citizen of India to demand information from public authority with the reply expected within a reasonable span. The Act also requires that[Read More…]

Pune: Woman on poll duty suffers miscarriage; husband blames and thrashes school principal for ordeal

Maharashtra collector confirms EVM fraud in RTI reply

An RTI response from Maharashtra’s Buldhana district collectorate has confirmed malfunctioning of electronic voting machine (EVM), despite Election Commissions of India’s claims of fair voting machines. As per reports, Buldhana collectorate’s election department has replied to an RTI query confirming that votes of an independent candidate had gone to BJP’s[Read More…]

Kerala govt planned to remit sentences of criminals including murderers, reveals RTI

Information obtained under the Rights to Information Act revealed that the Kerala government had recommended to remit sentences of noted criminals and release 1911 convicts on November 1, 2016 . The list included TP Chandrasekharan murder convicts, liquor contractor Manichan and controversial businessman Muhammed Nisham, who was sentenced to life[Read More…]

State Cabinet’s decision come under RTI: Kerala CIC

In a landmark order, the Kerala State Information Commission has made attempts to make government business and dealings more transparent. Lifting the ‘iron curtain’ over state cabinet’s decisions, the Kerala Information Commission has ordered that all decisions by the state government, once finalized in the cabinet, to be available to[Read More…]

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