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Govt. advises NDDB to bring Mother Dairy, other units under RTI ambit -Sandeep Singh

ces.” New Delhi: In a bid to increase transparency, accountability and trust of consumers, the government has advised the National Dairy Development Board (NDDB) to extend provisions of the Right to Information (RTI) Act, 2005 to its subsidiaries, including Mother Dairy Fruits and Vegetables Pvt. Ltd (MDFVPL) and NDDB Dairy Services among others. The Ministry of Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries recently told the Parliament that as

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Budget 2019: Over 38% Cut In Funds For RTI Propagation

ounced an allocation of Rs 5.5 crore for the 'CIC and RTI' as compared to Rs 9 crore allocated in the Budget for 2018-19, a dip of Rs 3.5 crore or about 38.8 per cent. Funds for propagation of the Right to Information have been slashed by over 38 per cent in the Union Budget 2019-20 as compared to last fiscal's allocation. Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced an allocation of Rs 5.5 crore for the 'CIC and RTI' as compared to Rs 9 crore

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Centre's Crop Insurance Scheme Fails the Drought Test, 40% Claims Unpaid -Kabir Agarwal and Dheeraj Mishra

deadline to recognise and pay claims worth over Rs 5,000 crore made by farmers under the Centre’s Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY) scheme, according to data obtained by The Wire through Right to Information (RTI) requests. The pending insurance claims – which state governments have certified, but have not been approved by the companies yet – add up to a whopping Rs 5,171 crore and are for the recent kharif season, which en

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Centre turns down RTI plea for CIC selection details

a Supreme Court order directing it to do so. The only information disclosed is that 256 people have applied for the four vacant positions, which were advertised five months ago. In its reply to a Right to Information request, the Department of Personnel and Training claimed that the search committee’s deliberations are exempted under the clause in the RTI Act allowing an exemption for cabinet papers. “The government has failed to fi

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Revealed: River of anonymous election cash that flowed to Calcutta -Anita Joshua

January to Rs 4,794 crore Electoral bonds accounting for the maximum amount of political donations in India in May were sold in Calcutta, according to information accessed by a citizen through the Right to Information route. Of the bonds worth Rs 822 crore that were sold in select outlets of the State Bank of India in the country in the last month of the general election, instruments worth Rs 370 crore — or as much as 45 per cent — w

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Bank Frauds Zoom to Rs 71,500 Crore in 2018-19

scheduled commercial banks and select financial institutions involving an amount of Rs 71,542.93 crore in the last fiscal (increase of over 73% in the fraud amount), the RBI said in reply to an RTI (Right to Information) query filed by this PTI journalist. In the last 11 fiscal years, a total of 53,334 cases of fraud were reported by banks involving a massive amount of Rs 2.05 lakh crore, the central bank's data said. During 2008-09, a total of

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Share details of Saradha scam investigation, CIC directs SEBI

sh; reportedly lost money in the ponzi scheme. Six years later, there is little sign of justice or recovery of the money lost. Investor’s plea One such investor Manmat Chandra Pal filed a Right to Information application in September 2017, asking SEBI for details regarding the action taken against the Saradha promoters. Given that their demat account had been attached by regulators, he wanted to know how and when the money that he had lost

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Atrocities Against dalits Continue Unabated in Gujarat -Bharathy Singaravel

h Mevani who have fought for civil rights for years have a sobering side to tell. To understand the attitude of the government of Gujarat, Mewani says we have to take another look at the death of the Right to Information (RTI) activist Nanjibhai Sondarva. Nanjibhai was the father of Rajesh Sondarva. In May 2018, he was clubbed to death for filing an RTI application that sought details on financial irregularities for a road recently built to the villag

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CIC tells RBI to give defaulters names to RTI applicant

as directed the RBI to disclose the list of big loan defaulters it had sent to various banks for resolution. The CIC's directive came while deciding on a plea by an RTI activist, who had based the Right to Information application on media reports that RBI Deputy Governor Viral Acharya in a lecture in 2017 had said accounts of some loan defaulters had been sent to banks for resolution. “The IAC (internal advisory committee) has recommended

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Don't dilute the RTI and the forest rights Acts -Gautam Bhatia

arose during its first tenure, and what that might mean for the forthcoming five years. The period from 2014 to 2019 was significant as it saw two landmark laws complete 10 years in operation: the Right to Information Act (2005) and the Forest Rights Act (2007). While these two laws appear, at first glance, to be radically different, there is one thing that unites them: they both seek to achieve social justice by altering a long-standing and unjust

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