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  • Sunday Gyaan! Wondering how to file an RTI? Here’s all you need to know

    The Right to Information Act 2005 has been welcomed as a revolution in India’s progression as a democracy. The Right to Information Act is considered to be one of the strongest pieces of legislation at the disposal of the common man. It gives citizens the power to question public authorities and their activities, thereby not only promoting transparency but demanding accountability as well. The Act is considered a landmark legislation in the

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    Central Information Commission brings BCCI under RTI

    New Delhi: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is covered under the RTI Act and answerable to the people of the country under its mechanism, the Central Information Commission ruled Monday.

  • MEA refuses to share details on Zakir Naik’s extradition request

    New Delhi : The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) has refused to share details of request to Malaysia seeking extradition of controversial Islamic preacher Zakir Naik, being probed in India for alleged terror charges, citing RTI clauses that bars disclosure of information received in confidence from foreign government, among others.

  • Indore-Manmad rail project: MP government avoids giving consent for cost sharing

    Indore: The information sought under Right to Information Act has exposed the insincerity of state government as far as development is concerned. The current case is of Indore-Manmad new broad gauge line, for which railway has stated that the project could not be executed as the state government has yet to give its consent for sharing the cost.

  • Indore: Don’t share girls’ personal info, colleges told

    Indore: Higher educational institutions will not provide personal information of girl students under Right to Information Act. Though Section 8(j) of the RTI bans sharing of personal information of any individual if it does not have relationship with public activity, Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya and local office of department of higher education have directed educational institutions not to provide personal details of girl students even under RTI Act.

  • Law Commission wants BCCI to be brought under RTI ambit

    New Delhi: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) should be brought under the ambit of the information law, the Law Commission said today noting that it falls under the definition of a public authority.

  • CMO deluged by rats: Pesticide firm

    Mumbai : The Bharatiya Janata Party-led government has to now discern if its pesticide, rat poison or eradication of rats. The fact is according to information supplied by the Public Works Department to the legislator who filed a query under Right To Information Act, the work order was ‘Eradication of rats’ by Vinayak MSS company, giving the entire break-up of the number of rats killed.

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    RTI is slowly being strangled in Maharashtra, says ex-CIC

    Mumbai: The former Chief Information Commissioner, Shailesh Gandhi has written to the chief minister Devendra Fadnavis, highlighting the fact, the Right to Information Act (RTI), a right of the citizens is being deliberately strangled. Gandhi said, the very fact the posts of information commissioners is lying vacant is enough to ensure no information is given out.

  • MAHA govt pushes india’s first public cloud policy

    Mumbai : Maharashtra has come out with a public cloud policy virtually mandating its departments to shift their data storage onto a cloud, creating a USD two billion opportunity for the industry. “Today, we have unveiled our public cloud policy and this policy will allow all government departments to have access to public cloud,” Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said at the Maharashtra Technology Summit on Wednesday.

  • RBI should tell people about benefits of note ban: Venkaiah Naidu

    New Delhi: The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) should soon tell people about the benefits derived from demonetisation and the amount of black money deposited in the banks after the announcement was made to scrap high-value currency notes, Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu said today. He said the aim of demonetisation was to check corruption and get the entire money in circulation into the banking system, including the money

  • Indore: IIMs not ‘honest’ in disseminating info under RTI: Study

    Indore: In a shocking revelation, a research study found b-schools of the country’s premier Indian Institute of Management (IIM) are not “honest enough” involuntarily disseminating information under Right to Information Act, 2005. The study conducted by former IIM Indore chief librarian Akhtar Parvez, who currently works with Maulana Azad National Urdu University (Hyderabad), and his colleague Shashikant Jatwa discovered that all the 20 institutions of IIM did not maintain proper records in

  • Wife of rape accused Hari Shukla seeks justice for husband lodged at Thane central jail

    Mumbai: The wife of rape accused Raj alias Hari Shankar Awadh Bihari Shukla (35) has filed an inquiry under the Right to Information (RTI) Act to seek justice for her husband who is lodged at Thane central jail. Hari, a school teacher, was arrested on December 14, 2016, on charges of raping a 13-year-old girl from Navi Mumbai’s Mahatma Gandhi Mission high school.

  • Mumbai: Magistrate in dock for failure to perform duty

    Mumbai: Gauri Jadhav Tanksali, the former metropolitan magistrate, Mumbai, posted at the Juvenile Justice Board at Dongri has worked only for one and a half years out of her total tenure of three years while serving at the court. From January 1, 2017, to March 1, 2017, Jadhav had presided at the court only for three days.

  • Mumbai: Action on banks drawing blood illegally

    Mumbai: According to national blood policy, the replacement of blood donation was banned in India since the year 2002. Despite it being banned, most of the hospitals indulged in this practice, which is against the policy made by the state public health department.

  • In ’16, city reports 11,369 missing persons’ cases

    Mumbai : In a query filed under Right to Information Act, it has come to light that the number of missing and kidnapping cases has been increasing every year from January 2014 March 2017.

  • Bhopal: ‘Public Service Centres under RTI purview’

    BHOPAL: In significant judgment, the state information commission has ruled that the Public Service Centres being run in the state under the Public Services Guarantee Act fall under the purview of the Right to Information (RTI) Act.

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