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The Central government has revised guidelines for releasing funds for "improving transparency and accountability in government through effective implementation of the Right to Information Act". The funding scheme is an initiative of the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) to strengthen the RTI Act in the states.

Published in Guidlines

NEW DELHI: After getting major parties on board following back channel consultations, the government is all set to bring a Bill in the forthcoming monsoon session of Parliament for amending the Right to Information (RTI) Act to overturn a Central Information Commission (CIC) order bringing six major political parties under the ambit of the transparency law.

Published in News
Wednesday, 17 July 2013 16:44




CHRI organized a half a-day event to launch a dedicated user guide on the Jammu and Kashmir Right to Information Act, 2009. The user guide is first of its kind for the State and grabbed attention from civil society as well from the government repre

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Wednesday, 17 July 2013 16:49

One of the surest ways of ensuring that the J&K RTI Act is properly implemented and serves its purpose of making the government more responsive, is for all of us to use it frequently responsibly and effectively. It is with this aim in mind that

Published in User guides and Tips

In April 2011 the Department of Personnel and Training, Government of India, set up a Task Force to suggest guidelines for better implementation of the proactive disclosure obligations under Section 4 of the RTI Act. This Task Force comprised of representatives of civil society and central and state governments. CHRI was nominated to convene the sub-group dealing wi

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According to an Office Memorandum put out on Friday by the government’s Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, the Department of Posts service will permit NRIs to purchase an Indian Postal Order electronically by paying a fee on-line through e-Post Office Portal. Full news report can be read

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