Friday, 1 July, 2022

Topic: RTI

In 15 years, RTI has gone from Indian citizens’ most powerful tool to an Act on life support

Chief Information Commission and its state counterparts have an unwritten rule about not penalising erring public information officers who discourage RTI applicants.

Rajasthan’s Jan Soochna, mother of RTI, is the ultimate weapon against petty corruption

The Right to Information gives way to the government’s duty to publish. The Centre and all states must emulate Rajasthan.

Himanshu on food inflation crisis, Puja Mehra says India’s right not right on economy

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

CJI under RTI a boost for transparency, now SC needs to end culture of sealed envelopes

ThePrint view on the most important issues, instantly.

Centre issues new RTI rules, cuts CIC tenure to 3 years, holds power to decide other terms

Activists have called the government's notification on the new rules an assault to the independence and autonomy of the Central Information Commission.

In RTI reply, UP jail refuses to divulge details of J&K prisoners it’s hosting since August

Agra Central Jail hasn't denied presence of the inmates, sent after Article 370 was scrapped in J&K, but said information sought in RTI plea could jeopardise their life & safety.

From Manmohan to Modi, Indian govt has been working to kill RTI Act – with judiciary’s help

RTI is dying a slow death. It's just a matter of time before Indian citizens lose their power to hold the government of the day accountable.

Justice loses its way at Unnao and trees as homes for ‘migrants’ in flood-ravaged Assam

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

The broken RTI arrow, and Yediyurappa’s galloping dream in Karnataka

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

Out of it in Karnataka, Congress pulls one on the BJP in Kamal Nath’s MP

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

On Camera


PM Modi at the MSME Idea Hackathon, 2022. | Praveen Jain | ThePrint

BJP, Modi’s ‘total politics’ stems from insecurity. They still don’t rule the power elite

Yogendra Yadav is wrong. BJP might have a hegemonic position in politics and economy, but it's not the same in moral and intellectual spaces.
The Reserve Bank of India logo | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

RBI intervenes with multi-pronged strategy in battle against rupee fall

The Reserve Bank’s challenges include crashes in forward dollar premiums to rising open interest in futures that adds to pressure on the currency.


The Autonomous Flying Wing Technology Demonstrator | Photo: DRDO

‘Major milestone’: India conducts maiden flight of unmanned aircraft demonstrator

DRDO calls flight a significant step towards self-reliance in defence technologies; Defence Minister Rajnath Singh lauds achievement, says ‘it paves way for Aatmanirbhar Bharat in critical military systems’.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.