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Maharashtra has the highest number of second appeals in the country, when it comes to Right To Information (RTI) queries. Second appeals not being heard is one of the biggest factors killing the RTI Act.

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NEW DELHI: Curious Indians are prolific users of the Right to Information (RTI) Act and public authorities are unable to keep them satisfied. Indian citizens have filed close to 50 lakh RTIs in a year (2013-2014) but the number of rejections and appeals indicate that public authorities are often failing to g

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Jammu & Kashmir Right to Information Act 2009 (J&K RTI Act 2009) designates various “Competent Authorities” under the provisions of section 2 (b) (i) (ii) (iii) of this act.

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According to media reports the Ministry of Home Affairs is working on a fresh set of rules aimed at tightening the controls on foreign-funded NGOs. 

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New Delhi based Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (CHRI), an NGO working on Access to Information, Prison and Police reforms programmes in India and many countries of commonwealth has welcomed the move of Jammu & Kashmir High Court for notifying its own rule

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NEW DELHI: Retired bureaucrats never retire. Stumped? A look at the information commissions, the transparency watchdogs, all over India reveals that they have become a re-employment arena for bureaucrats.

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NEW DELHI: Even though the government has tightened its reins on foreign-funded NGOs, it has not been able to set its own house in order. An independent study has revealed that Indian missions abroad have been shying away from revealing budgetary allocations and expenditure over the ye

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A panel led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi finalised the names of the next the Central Vigilance Commissioner (CVC) and the Chief Information Commissioner (CIC) on Wednesday. A formal announcement of the names will take place after President Pranab Mukherjee gives his assent. The President is away on a five-day visit to Sweden and Belarus, till Thursday.

There was no official word

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New Delhi: A meeting of a Prime Minister-led panel has been called on Monday to decide on the chiefs of Central Information Commissioner (CIC) and Central Vigilance Commission (CVC).

Monday's meeting has been convened at the Prime Minister's residence and will be attended by Home Minister

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