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      The National Campaign for Peoples’ Right to Information (NCPRI), India’s apex body of right to information (RTI) NGOs in India, has taken strong exception to failure of the Government of India to appoint a new chief information commissioner (CIC) in the Central Information Commission of India, ostensibly because of the deadlock over leader of opposition in the Lok Sabha. Saying that this may be a requirement to appoint CIC, the NCPRI in an open letter has reminded Prime Minister Narendra Modi that the RTI Act gives clear-cut explanation on this, and there is no ambiguity about it.In a signed letter to Modi, co-conveners of the NCPRI Anjali Bhardwaj, Nikhil Dey, Venkatesh Nayak, Bhaskar Prabhu and Rakesh Dubbudu said that this is for the first time that the top post of the C...Read more
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After news reports emerged that the union government might bring amendments to the Right to Information (RTI) Act, a former central information commissioner and other eminent citizens have written an open letter to members of the Parliament opposing the move. One of the objectives of the amendments will reportedly be to keep political parties outside the ambit of the RTI act. In June, the Central Information Commission declared six national political parties as public authorities bringing them within the purview of the transparency act. The six parties have come out against the CIC ruling and ignored the six week deadline set by the Commission to take steps to address RTI queries. Sent to all members of parliament, the signatories of the letter include: Justice Ajit Prakash Shah, Julio ...Read more
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