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Centre to conduct study on RTI Act, gauge its implementation

Last Updated: Sunday, January 20, 2013, 12:59

The Centre has decided to conduct a study on RTI Act to assess its implementation across the country and find ways to address bottlenecks faced by various stakeholders.

No plan to amend RTI Act: Narayanasamy

Last Updated: Friday, January 11, 2013, 17:26

There was "no plan" to amend Right to Information (RTI) Act, Union Minister V Narayanasamy on Friday said.

AG office not a public authority under RTI Act: ASG

Last Updated: Thursday, November 01, 2012, 23:00

The office of Attorney General of India is not a public authority under the RTI Act, Additional Solicitor General argued before the CIC.

Political parties oppose coming under RTI Act

Last Updated: Thursday, November 01, 2012, 22:54

Major political parties on Thursday vehemently opposed any move to bring them under the ambit of the Right to Information Act.

Cabinet decides against RTI dilution, withdraws amendments

Last Updated: Thursday, November 01, 2012, 09:39

In the wake of strong resistance from activists, the Union Cabinet on Thursday dropped controversial draft amendments to the Right to Information (RTI) Act.

PM’s pitch sharpens the RTI divide

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 17, 2012, 16:39

The less-talkative PM is at the receiving end for speaking his mind on the RTI Act.

Activists slam PM`s remarks on RTI Act

Last Updated: Saturday, October 13, 2012, 21:22

The Prime Minister, in his address to the Annual Convention of Information Commissioners yesterday, had voiced concern over "frivolous and vexatious" use of the RTI Act.

DSGMC is public authority, comes under purview of RTI Act: HC

Last Updated: Sunday, September 16, 2012, 15:31

The bench rejected the Committee counsel K T S Tulsi`s argument that though the DSGMC may have been established by a law made by the Parliament.

CIC orders Finance Ministry to appoint CPIO

Last Updated: Tuesday, September 11, 2012, 21:07

Taking strong exception to the Finance Ministry not deputing an information officer even after nearly seven years of the RTI Act coming into force, the CIC has directed the ministry to make the appointment within a month.

Oil-for-food scam: CIC yet to take decision

Last Updated: Sunday, August 19, 2012, 13:21

Even 2 years after the SC allowed the CIC to peruse documents related to the oil-for-food scam, the transparency panel is yet to take any decision.

Govt puts word limit on RTI pleas

Last Updated: Sunday, August 12, 2012, 16:03

The government has put a word limit of 500 words for filing an application under the Right to Information (RTI) Act.

Delhi: CIC`s twist to exemption clause of the RTI Act

Last Updated: Friday, August 10, 2012, 19:12

The CIC has allowed CBI to withhold information related to allegations of corruption which are not levelled against its employees in an order which may not be entirely in tune with the provisions of the RTI Act.