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Pol parties open to RTI scrutiny as CIC deadline ends

Last Updated: Monday, July 15, 2013, 20:20

Reluctant political parties dodged questions from the media on whether they would appoint Public Information Officers and Appellate Authorities.

CIC order to bring political parties under RTI misconceived: Tewari

Last Updated: Monday, July 15, 2013, 15:34

Political parties were not intended to be brought under RTI Act and order by Central Information Commission to appoint public information officers is misconceived, I&B minister Manish Tewari said.

Lok Satta Party roots for bringing parties under RTI ambit

Last Updated: Saturday, June 29, 2013, 19:22

Lok Satta Party said here on Saturday that it would legally challenge the Union Government`s "bid to exempt political parties from the ambit of the Right to Information Act (RTI)".

Govt mulling changes in RTI Act to keep political parties out of ambit

Last Updated: Friday, June 28, 2013, 15:56

The Centre is said to be mulling to bring an ordinance that will overturn the June 3 order of the CIC, which said six major political parties came within the ambit of the transparency law – the RTI Act.

No move to amend RTI Act for immunity to political parties: Govt

Last Updated: Sunday, June 09, 2013, 12:57

The Govt is not considering amending the RTI Act to give immunity to political parties from providing information after the recent CIC order.

Plea filed for bringing J&K parties under ambit of RTI Act

Last Updated: Saturday, June 08, 2013, 23:20

Amid a debate on CIC order bringing major political parties under RTI, activists here have filed a plea before the J&K Information Commission seeking that regional political parties of the state be brought under the ambit.

Bring BJD under RTI Act: Transparency International

Last Updated: Saturday, June 08, 2013, 12:58

The Central Information Commission decided to bring national political parties within the ambit of the RTI Act.

CIC `exceeded its brief` under RTI Act: CPI(M)

Last Updated: Friday, June 07, 2013, 16:01

Launching a fresh attack on the CIC over its order to treat political parties as "public authorities", CPI(M) Friday said it had "exceeded its brief" under the RTI Act and sought changes in the law on the issue.

Political parties come under RTI Act, rules CIC

Last Updated: Monday, June 03, 2013, 17:14

The Central Information Commission on Monday held that the parties are public authorities and answerable to citizens under RTI Act.

CBSE to make available photocopies of papers of JEE candidates

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 14, 2013, 23:45

Students who have scored lower than expected at the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) can now review their results with the CBSE deciding to make available photocopies of their answersheets for a fee.

Government committed to tackling corruption: Narayanasamy

Last Updated: Sunday, March 24, 2013, 20:45

The government is committed to tackling corruption and measures have been taken to ensure a corruption-free administration, Minister of State in the Prime Minister`s Office V. Narayanasamy said.

Govt seeks public feedback on RTI

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 22, 2013, 10:23

The govt has offered to study the problems faced by information activists.