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RTI:: THE TIMES of INDIA

Posted by rtiact2005 on August 19, 2006

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/specialcoverage/1823135.cms

 

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An RTI Act activist from Pune Vihar Durve at his office on Jangli Maharaj road. (TOI)

 

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As it happens
 
  Moily panel, govt at odds on RTI curbs
  Shabana joins RTI protest
  PM hopes RTI will empower people
  RTI: Food Dept told to pay compensation
  RTI drive gains momentum
  ‘Changes cannot weaken RTI Act’
  RTI power: Ex-FCI exec gets files after 20 yrs

 

BLOGS
Experiments with school children is just not on
The Right to Information unearthed how the officialdom used its ingenuity to legalise the stuffing up of school children in autorickshaws in 1996. However, all this stuffing, travelling in smoke spewing rickshaws, does it affect the kids at all, or are we just throwing up red herrings?
 
CJI faces dissent over promotion of HC judge
Y K Sabharwal faced dissent triggered by an RTI application related to a complaint of “misconduct” against acting chief justice of the Delhi HC, Vijender Jain.
DU registrar may face rap over RTI
The registrar of DU may also face a penalty for denying information to a student under the Right to Information Act.
Citizens to protest against ‘diluted’ RTI
The National Campaign for Peoples Right to Information has decided to protest against the government’s plan to dilute the RTI Act on August 9.
RTI power: Woman gets dead son’s records
The woman used the Act to gain access to file notings regarding the benefits given to her son, who had died in 2001.
 
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About the Act
 
Edit: Bending before Babus
 
Sugarcoating RTI pill

 

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Moily panel, govt at odds on RTI curbs

In a major setback to the govt, the ARC has said that notings should not be inaccessible to the public unless exempted.

Shabana joins RTI protest

Actor-activist Shabana Azmi lent her voice to the ‘Save RTI Campaign’ on Wednesday at Jantar Mantar in Delhi.

PM hopes RTI will empower people

Amid a controversy over the amendments proposed in the Right to Information (RTI) Act, PM hoped that the legislation will empower people to make the government more accountable.

RTI: Food Dept told to pay compensation

The RTI Act has helped a woman, who had to wait for over 3 hours to know about the status of her pending application.

RTI drive gains momentum

No one wants amendments to the act which will tear the real fabric of the act and render it useless.

‘Changes cannot weaken RTI Act’

State chief information commissioner said the chances of any amendments — weakening the Right to Information Act, 2005 — are unlikely.

RTI power: Ex-FCI exec gets files after 20 yrs

After 20 years, ML Kohli, an ex-official of the FCI finally got access to official reports in the custody of his ex-paymaster.

CJI faces dissent over promotion of HC judge

Y K Sabharwal faced dissent triggered by an RTI application related to a complaint of “misconduct” against acting chief justice of the Delhi HC, Vijender Jain.

DU registrar may face rap over RTI

The registrar of DU may also face a penalty for denying information to a student under the Right to Information Act.

Citizens to protest against ‘diluted’ RTI

The National Campaign for Peoples Right to Information has decided to protest against the government’s plan to dilute the RTI Act on August 9.

RTI power: Woman gets dead son’s records

The woman used the Act to gain access to file notings regarding the benefits given to her son, who had died in 2001.

RTI message: You’ve no right to know

If you seek information on issues like demolitions in Delhi, you will be denied it on the grounds that the policy is still under consideration by govt.

Govt misleading people on RTI Act: Kejriwal

Govt is misleading the people by claiming that the proposed amendments to the RTI law would strengthen it, said Arvind Kejriwal.

Magsaysay Award for RTI pioneer Kejriwal

Arvind Kejriwal won the award for his contribution to RTI movement.

Changes in RTI will save babus

Is the proposed change a positive step forward — as the PMO has claimed — or really retrograde?

RTI amendment: Activists to launch stir

Magsaysay award-winner Aruna Roy said that they will make all efforts to bring back accountability in the system by not allowing changes in the Act.

File notings may be out of RTI purview

The government is thinking of exempting “file notings” from information that can be sought for disclosure.

RTI Act: Supreme Court in dock

At a flag meeting held after the incident, Pakistan denied any firing from their side on the Indian picket. They said that militants might have carried out the attack.

RTI Act not for us: Officials

Rajnish had been sitting on a dharna at Jantar Mantar for the last two months demanding safe release of his children.

On DoPT site, file notings not under RTI Act purview

Against the backdrop of the Mumbai blasts, the Railway Ministry is introducing strict security measures at stations, including the installations CCTVs.

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