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RTI Reveals Modi Called Health Minister to Discuss Removal of AIIMS Whistleblower Sanjiv Chaturvedi -Gaurav Vivek Bhatnagar

ile Chaturvedi was later divested of the charges, no action was taken against those who were indicted by him in his investigation as CVO. PM made call to health minister Queries filed under the Right to Information (RTI) Act have revealed that Prime Minister Modi made a call to Harsh Vardhan on August 23, 2014, to discuss the issue of removing Chaturvedi from the post of the CVO at AIIMS. “The Hon’ble Prime Minister of India had a

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Haryana government spent Rs 3.8 lakh to buy 10 copies of the Bhagavad Gita: RTI reply

nal Gita Mahotsav in 2017, The Times of India reported on Tuesday. The Kurukshetra Development Board provided information about the purchase to Rahul Sehrawat, a resident of Hisar, in response to his Right to Information query. The Bharatiya Janata Party government in Haryana gifted the copies of Bhagavad Gita to VVIPs, the RTI response said. The government also paid Rs 15 lakh to BJP MP and actor Hema Malini and Rs 10 lakh to Delhi BJP President M

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Electoral Bonds prize anonymity, you won't know who's bought them -Milan Vaishnav

ernal scrutiny of their accounts, India’s major parties have instead thumbed their nose at the Central Information Commission’s ruling that parties, as public entities, are subject to the Right to Information Act. In a polarised political era, joining hands to protect their murky operations is one thing parties of all stripes can agree upon. It was into this swamp that the Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley waded when he made election

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Is the Modi Government Hiding More Than What It Is Revealing With the RTI Act? -MM Ansari

-TheWire.in The Right to Information Act has not been implemented in letter and spirit, which is why the number of RTI appeals and complaints with the Central Information Commission is growing. The Narendra Modi government has made an oft-repeated commitment to promote transparency and participatory decision-making processes to contain the scourge of corruption in public life. While the Right to Informatio

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Civil society activists oppose the enactment of the Transgender Bill in it current form

a Bachao Andolan (NBA) and National Alliance of People’s Movements (NAPM) Aruna Roy, Nikhil Dey and Shankar Singh, Mazdoor Kisan Shakti Sangathan (MKSS), National Campaign for People’s Right to Information and NAPM Prafulla Samantara, Lok Shakti Abhiyan, and NAPM, Odisha P. Chennaiah, Andhra Pradesh Vyavasaya Vruthidarula Union-APVVU and National Centre For Labour and NAPM (Andhra Pradesh) Binayak Sen and Kavita Srivastava, Pe

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Info panel initiative to speed up disposal of RTI applications -Ravi Reddy

-The Hindu Communication to be sent to applicants for query details before their appeal is accepted Hyderabad (Telangana): In an initiative that is likely to cheer up the Right to Information (RTI) applicants and activists, the Telangana State Information Commission is evolving plans to send communication to individuals, asking them to complete the deficiencies in their applications being forwarded to the commission. This will be applicable

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Information at the court's discretion -Aniket Aga

Hindu The judiciary’s brazen disregard for the RTI has now got a stamp of approval from a high court A six-year-long farce concluded at the Delhi High Court on November 21, 2017, and the Right to Information (RTI) Act, 2005 is the worse for it. At issue was the right of citizens to get information from the Supreme Court , and by implication, India’s higher judiciary, which has strongly resisted the RTI. The apex court summarily reje

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RTI Response Raises Serious Questions About Security, Handling of EVMs -Gaurav Vivek Bhatnagar

Delhi: The response by the Election Commission (EC) and two electronic voting machine (EVM) manufacturers – Electronics Corporation of India Limited and Bharat Electronics Limited – to an Right to Information (RTI) query relating to a petition filed following the Uttarakhand polls has revealed administrative and security protocol violations as several machines were apparently handled by unqualified staff. The RTI responses have also rev

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Yogendra Yadav, national president of the Swaraj India party, interviewed by Harish Damodaran (The Indian Express)

ly explains the intense sense of injustice they feel. There are many other such youngsters who have smartphones and Facebook accounts and know how to read government files/notifications and also file Right to Information applications. This is a new kind of leadership that we are seeing.     The Indian Express, 23 November, 2017, please click here to access   Image Courtesy: The Indian Express

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