Monday, 23 May, 2022
TopicRTI act

Topic: RTI act

Reviewing implementation of RTI Act provisions an ongoing process, govt tells Lok Sabha

In a written reply, MoS for Personnel Jitendra Singh said there have been constant efforts to streamline and strengthen existing mechanisms for effective implementation of the RTI Act.

Since 2014 not a single CIC appointed without citizens going to court

In ‘We The People’, Prashant Bhushan and Anjali Bhardwaj write about India’s RTI Act, the most extensively used transparency law globally, and the attacks on it.

SC judgment on RTI Act sets a dangerously low bar for what passes muster as law of land

The SC delivered a judgment on the need to give a reason to file RTI on high courts. That has not only harmed the Act but the basic principle of legal reasoning.

Air India has dues of over Rs 822 crore towards VVIP charter flights: RTI data

Air India stopped issuing tickets on credit to government agencies for travel of their officials in December 2019 because of accruing pending bills.

BJP must rethink poll strategy says Verniers & new data law threatens users says Apar Gupta

The best of the day’s opinion, chosen and curated by ThePrint’s top editors.

How Supreme Court has not upheld the spirit of RTI Act over the years

Supreme Court’s latest instruction to RBI is seen as a U-turn from 4 years ago. But this isn’t the only time the court seems to have changed its stance on RTI.

Musharraf unlikely to hang, but a court standing up to Pakistan army should encourage judges

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CIC to deal with appeals, complaints pending under RTI in Jammu & Kashmir

The govt on 15 October had written to the CIC mentioning the steps needed for transitioning from the J&K RTI Act 2009 to the Centre's RTI Act, 2005.

C Raja Mohan on why India should welcome Russia’s presence in the Indian Ocean

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Children’s day with Indian political dynasts and Shiv Sena’s clash with Chanakya

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.

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India has debated sedition at length but it won’t go without the overhaul of justice system

Preventive Detention has stayed its course because India didn’t invest much in the investigative competence of the police, or legal acumen of the prosecutors.

World’s $300 trillion in debt. Here’s what it means for services like health, education

To meet debt payments, at least 100 countries will have to reduce spending on essential services, the IMF estimates.


Representational image of drone. | Photo: Mark Kauzlarich | Bloomberg

As drones usher in new era of warfare, India’s growing UAV industry begins to take flight

With a growing indigenous base of drone manufacturers and exporters, and incentives from government, industry sentiment is bullish. However, some concerns remain. 

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.