The Right to Information Act’s role in fostering a transparency has never been in doubt ever since its role out in 2005. Section 4 of the Act calls for proactive and voluntary dissemination of information but only a few Central and State institutions have published relevant information; here, Rajasthan has taken a lead through its… Continue reading A duty to publish: On RTI
Recently, the Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court of India (SC) ruled that the office of the Chief Justice of India (CJI) would come under the ambit of the Right to Information Act, 2005 (RTI Act), as CJI is a public authority under the RTI Act. The declaration of assets by ministers and legislators provide the citizenry with more… Continue reading Chief Justice of India under the Ambit of the RTI Act
One of the landmark legislations of the country which actually transformed the nature of governance in the country and brought in transparency and accountability is the Right to Information Act passed in 2005. This Act mandates timely response to the request of citizens for government information. However, there are still certain areas where RTI should… Continue reading Judicial Appointments and RTI: Should It Be Allowed?
Issue Central Information Commission (CIC) has directed the L-G of Delhi and Union Home Ministry to disclose the report on the basis of which Delhi Assembly was dissolved in November 2014. L-G cannot claim immunity The information sought here is a report sent by the UT Administrator to Union Government or President. L-G cannot claim… Continue reading L-G can’t claim immunity, says CIC