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Central Govt’s proposal to amend RTI Rules will increase attacks on RTI users and activists

Dear all, The Department of Personnel and Training, Government of India has invited comments on a new set of Draft Rules (available in English only) to implement The Right to Information Act, 2005. The RTI Rules were last amended in 2012 after a long period of consultation with various stakeholders. The Government’s move to put the draft […]

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Mumbai police: Cops between ranks PSI to PI to declare assets before 31st March

In a landmark decision the Mumbai DG of police office has issued a circular directing all the police officials between the rank of PSI to PI to file their assets returns till 31st March. Up till now only IPS officers had to file such returns every year, this is the first time MPSC cadre officers […]

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Politics & Political Commentary

UPA special: One tune in Supreme Court, another in Parliament

In June, the CIC, which ensures the RTI Act is implemented and public queries are answered by government departments, ruled that the six major national parties (NCP, Congress, BJP, CPI, BSP, CPI(M)) are public authorities under the Right to Information Act and as such must respond to RTI applications. The parties were directed to appoint PIOs and appellate authorities within six weeks as required to be compliant […]

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Politics & Political Commentary

Save India, save RTI #SaveRTI

India is rapidly becoming a country lost in depression. With over a hundred bills pending, the opposition staging walkouts like it was a fashion show ramp, precarious economy, the two things our politicians appear to be unanimous on are both against National Interest.   One is News of UPA trying for all-party consensus on law […]

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Worrying developments after the DMC Balamwar post

A few hours after publishing the story on DMC Vijay Balamwar threatening activist Tiwari for complaining about illegal construction, another update has come in from Krish. Read it for yourself. The worrying pary, of course is not that the illegal construction was demolished, or that the complaint was very effective, but the idea that sides […]

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