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CBI need to be transparent; should be under RTI Act: Ex VC

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 17:50

Advocating for bringing CBI under purview of RTI Act, former Vigilance Commissioner R Srikumar on Wednesday said the probe agency will never get "hurt" by revealing the truth it gathered in its probe and should win heart of the people by opening itself for public scrutiny.

MP Lokayukta denies info on foreign tours

Last Updated: Sunday, February 23, 2014, 10:28

The Madhya Pradesh Lokayukta has refused to share information about the recommendations made by its officials on the basis of foreign tours conducted by them, citing a transparency clause in the RTI Act.

Ensure timely information to tribals: RTI Commissioner

Last Updated: Thursday, February 06, 2014, 15:33

RTI commissioner Lam Thanthia Kumari directed various officials in Rampachodavaram agency area of East Godavari District.

Wife has right to know husband`s salary: CIC

Last Updated: Sunday, January 19, 2014, 14:17

Wives of government servants have a "right" to know salary particulars of their husbands and these details should also be made public by their offices as mandated under suo-moto disclosure clause of the RTI Act, the Central Information Commission has held.

States need to work more on suo motu disclosures under RTI Act: Narayanasamy

Last Updated: Thursday, January 09, 2014, 21:29

State governments have not been "up to the mark" in sharing more information related to governance through suo motu disclosures mandated under Right to Information (RTI) Act, V Narayanasamy said.

RTI amendment excluding parties will be challenged: Groups

Last Updated: Monday, December 30, 2013, 20:49

Civil society groups Monday threatened to move court if the RTI Act amendment bill, which seeks to keep political parties outside the ambit of the transparency law, is passed by Parliament.

NGOs, activists for bringing political parties in RTI ambit

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 06, 2013, 23:14

Several NGOs and RTI activists supported bringing political parties in the ambit of the transparency law.

CVC declines information on LTC scam

Last Updated: Thursday, October 17, 2013, 14:52

The CVC has declined to share information on the leave travel concession (LTC) scam involving certain government officials, saying it would hamper "investigation" in the case.

StockGuru mastermind bombards SEBI with RTI queries

Last Updated: Sunday, October 06, 2013, 13:18

In an interesting use of the RTI Act, the main accused of over Rs 1,500-crore 'StockGuru' scam is repeatedly seeking information on various money guarantee products and services, as also on regulatory jurisdiction and functions of capital markets regulator SEBI.

Govt puts `secret` Cabinet note on RTI Act amendment online

Last Updated: Sunday, September 29, 2013, 10:19

In a first, the government has put a `secret` Cabinet note on its proposal to keep political parties out of the ambit of Right to Information Act in public domain.

Social activists call for strengthening of RTI Act

Last Updated: Wednesday, September 25, 2013, 20:41

A number of social activists, including Magsaysay award winner Sandeep Pandey, on Wednesday called for measures to strengthen the Right to Information Act for a transparent governance in the country.

Activists hail govt`s decision to refer RTI Bill to Parl Panel

Last Updated: Thursday, September 05, 2013, 20:25

Activists welcomed govt`s decision to refer a Bill aimed at shielding political parties from providing information under the transparency law to a Parl standing committee.