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Dear all,

The homepage of the website of the Uttar Pradesh State Information Commission (UPSIC) displays a set of draft Rules intended to replace those which were notified in 2006 to implement The Right to Information Act, 2005 (RTI Act). It is not clear whether this is an initiative of the UPSIC or the Government of UP which alone has the power to amend RTI Rules under Secti

Source: Hindustan Times http://www.hindustantimes.com/india-news/cic-can-t-penalise-political-parties-for-not-following-rti/article1-1327571.aspx

In a blow to transparency in political parties, the Central Information Commission Tuesday said it cannot p

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Dear all,

The regime of transparency established by The Right to Information Act, 2005 (RTI Act) received a body blow today from none other than the very body appointed to champion its cause and effect, namely, the Central Information Commission (CIC). In an order issued yesterday (16th March 2015), the CIC has thrown up its hands saying it cannot do anything about the six na
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Dear all,
The Indian Right to Information Act (RTI Act) has entered the 10th year of implementation. A major study launched by RAAG-2 has shown th
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You may remember that in June 2011, the Central Government insulated the National Intelligence Grid (NATGRID) from the ordinary obligation of transparency applicable to other public authorities by notifying it as an 'exempt organisation' under Section 24 of the Right to Information
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Dear all,

Within 72 hours of assuming power and even before any of its elected representat
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Dear all,
This year, in April, during the recently concluded general elections to Parliament, several personnel of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) - an armed force of the Union, died in two incidents of militant attacks
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Dear all,

Last year when the Central Government threatened to amend the Right to Information Act, 2005 (RTI Act) to keep all political parties out
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Dear all,
Many of us have agonised over the adverse impact of the Hon'ble Supreme Court's judgement (1st attachment) in the matter of Girish Ramchandra Deshpande vs Central Information Commissioner and Ors. [SLP (Civil) No. 27734 of 2012, judgement dated 3 October, 2012]
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Dear all,

The deed is finally done. Erstwhile Andhra Pradesh is now almost divided into two successor States, namely, Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. The assent
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