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The decision, made by a high-powered committee headed by PM Modi, was opposed by Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury in Lok Sabha.
A bench headed by CJI Bobde warned of contempt action if the Centre and states didn't comply a second time. The top court had ordered the vacancies to be filled in February.
According to an RTI reply, home ministry says no member of police force has right to form any association without the 'express sanction' of the central govt.
The Supreme Court asked the Centre and states to file their status report after RTI activists Anjali Bhardwaj and others submitted that earlier court orders were not complied with.
Activists have called the government's notification on the new rules an assault to the independence and autonomy of the Central Information Commission.
The CIC made the observation while deciding on a 2017 RTI query which sought details of those named in the Panama Papers, the action taken and the officers involved.
The commission issued the directive while deciding on an RTI plea following RBI's refusal to provide information citing confidentiality.
Constant attempts to subvert the transparency regime appear to expose the real intent of the BJP government.
In response to an RTI plea by activist Venkatesh Nayak, home ministry invokes three sections of the RTI Act to refuse the information.
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