RTI Act: News
09 Dec 2022Supreme Court Of India
SC dismisses plea seeking collegium meeting details on judges' appointment
The Supreme Court on Friday dismissed a petition filed under the Right to Information (RTI) Act seeking disclosure of discussions during a collegium meeting held on December 12, 2018, stating that collegium deliberations were not subject to the RTI Act.
21 Nov 2022Ministry of Electronics and IT
Data protection bill proposes amending RTI Act to protect 'privacy'
The Union government, in its draft of the Digital Data Personal Protection Bill, 2022, has proposed an amendment to the Right to Information (RTI) Act.
11 Sep 2022Defence Ministry
No information under RTI as Agnipath files marked 'secret': Government
The Ministry of Defence refused to furnish the information sought under the Right To Information (RTI) on inter-ministerial deliberations regarding the Agnipath scheme which sanctions ad hoc military recruitment.
28 Oct 2020MeitY
Government has no information on who created Aarogya Setu
The Central Information Commission (CIC) on Tuesday issued a show-cause notice to the Centre over providing evasive answers to a Right to Information (RTI) query.
04 Dec 2019Narendra Modi
MEA spent Rs. 10 lakh on Modi's book launch: RTI
The Ministry of External Affairs has been chided for delaying the response to an RTI seeking information about the 2018 launch of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's book 'Exam Warriors'.
22 Jul 2019India
Right to Information (Amendment) Bill passed in Lok Sabha
The Lok Sabha has passed the Right to Information (Amendment) Bill, 2019, which seeks to amend the RTI Act, 2005 amid criticism from the Opposition on Monday.
01 Dec 2018Jammu And Kashmir
BJP condemns protests against decision to convert J&K-Bank into PSU
The BJP yesterday condemned the propaganda launched by some Kashmir-based political and other socio-economic organizations against the State Administrative Council's (SAC) decision to convert the J&K Bank into a PSU.
25 Nov 2018India
PMO refuses sharing information on black money brought from abroad
The Prime Minister's Office (PMO) has refused to share details on the quantum of black money brought back from abroad, citing a provision of the RTI Act that bars disclosure of information that may impede investigation and prosecution of offenders.
31 Oct 2018India
CBSE ready to provide answer sheet copies at Rs. 2/page
On Monday, the Supreme Court closed a contempt plea against the CBSE, after the board agreed to provide copies of answer sheets to students to at Rs. 2 per page, under the Right to Information (RTI) Act.
19 Oct 2018Income Tax Department of India
Several records missing from Income Tax Department: CIC informed
The Central Information Commission (CIC) has been informed that several records have gone missing from the Income Tax Department because of a restructuring drive in 2001 and 2013.
12 Oct 2018India
No such thing as too much information in democracy: President
President Ram Nath Kovind strongly advocated for transparency in governance, saying there is no such thing as "too much information" in a democracy and information overload is always preferable to a deficit.
08 Oct 2018Delhi High Court
Delhi HC directs DU to allow answer-sheet inspection via RTI
In a move that might be welcomed by many students, the Delhi High Court has refused to stay a Central Information Commission (CIC) order directing the Delhi University to allow students to inspect their answer sheets via RTI.
02 Oct 2018BCCI
Post CIC verdict, BCCI likely to challenge RTI Act
Yesterday, the Central Information Commission (CIC) gave a verdict that the BCCI must come under the RTI Act.
16 Sep 2018Madhya Pradesh
Center refuses copy of note-sheets on MP Chief Secretary's extension
The Center has refused to share a copy of note sheets related to a six-month extension to Madhya Pradesh Chief Secretary Basant Pratap Singh, citing a provision of RTI Act that bars disclosure of "third party" information.
10 Sep 2018Supreme Court Of India
SC's notice to CBSE for charging fees for answer-sheet copies
The Supreme Court has issued a notice to the CBSE on a plea seeking contempt action against the board for allegedly "disobeying" the top court's order and charging exorbitant fees of up to Rs. 1,200 from students for obtaining copies of evaluated answer-sheets.
02 Sep 2018Madhya Pradesh
RTI applicant in MP asked to pay GST for information
An RTI applicant has been asked to pay the Goods and Services Tax (GST) for getting information from the Madhya Pradesh Housing and Infrastructure Development Board in Bhopal under the transparency law.
23 Jul 2018India
Finance Ministry refuses to share three reports on 'black money'
The Finance Ministry has refused to share a copy of three reports on the quantum of black money held by Indians inside the country and abroad, saying its disclosure would cause a breach of privilege of Parliament.
28 Jun 2018Mumbai
SBI won't share details of political-parties receiving donations through electoral-bonds
The State Bank of India (SBI) has refused to disclose the details of buyers of electoral bonds, political parties which have redeemed the electoral bonds, and the bank's reports sent to the government on their sales.
24 Jun 2018Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT)
CBDT: Scrutiny of lawmakers' assets can't be made public
The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) has reportedly told the Election Commission that the scrutiny of assets declared by MPs and MLAs in their poll affidavits cannot be disclosed to the public.
31 May 2018Education
NCERT's Unni-Munni change political beliefs: From criticism to idolization
It is only natural for governments to exercise some control on the narrative in academic textbooks, partly to ensure positive national sentiment.
13 May 2018Uzbekistan
Where are Shastri death-related Raj Narain Committee records, asks CIC
Central Information Commission (CIC) has directed the Prime Minister's Office and Ministries of External Affairs and Home to make public the records of Raj Narain Committee, constituted in 1977 to look into the then PM Lal Bahadur Shastri's mysterious death on January 11, 1966, in Uzbekistan's Tashkent.
06 May 2018Shivraj Singh Chouhan
Can't share details of corruption complaints: MP CM Chouhan's office
The details of complaints of alleged corruption received through "complaint boxes", installed on the premises of MP Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan's office, cannot be shared as it may not serve the larger public interest, state government replied to an RTI query.
29 Apr 2018Odisha
Draft RTI rules, affecting millions annually, still hang in uncertainty
Nearly a year after the government came out with the draft RTI Rules 2017, they still lay in the backburner, with no progress in sight towards their approval.
23 Apr 2018Subhas Chandra Bose
Disclose number of files on Bose held by PMO: CIC
Chief Information Commissioner RK Mathur has directed the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) to disclose the number of files on Subhas Chandra Bose that are still being held by it.
19 Apr 2018India
PSBs among leading govt bodies in rejecting RTI pleas: Study
Public sector banks, which are reeling under a huge burden of growing non-performing assets and being probed by central agencies, have emerged as the leading public authorities in terms of rejecting RTI pleas, an analysis by a voluntary group shows.
12 Dec 2017India
RTI: Rs. 2000 notes are here to stay
Recently, there were rumors regarding the demonetization of Rs. 2000 notes. To put them to rest, a Pune-based activist, Prafful Sarda filed an RTI. The RTI query clarified the status of Rs. 2000 notes.
13 Oct 2017Reserve Bank Of India (RBI)
CIC: Black money SIT comes under RTI's ambit
The Central Information Commission (CIC) said that the SC-appointed Special Investigation Team (SIT) on black money is a public entity, bringing it under the Right to Information Act's (RTI) ambit.
20 Sep 2017Bhagvad Gita
Ram Rahim gets a reality check in jail, grows vegetables
A man with a sprawling empire in Sirsa but now inside Rohtak's jail, Ram Rahim Singh is no more than a common prisoner.
31 Jul 2017India
RTI misuse: 'Act cannot be used for commercial gains'
In another case related to misuse of RTI Act, the Central Information Commission ruled that it cannot be used to build pressure for commercial gains.
11 Jul 2017India
With the new rules, is RTI law in danger?
The Right to Information Act came into force in India in October 2005, after the government decided to repeal the previous Freedom of Information Act, 2002, to make the system more transparent.
06 Apr 2017Jitendra Singh
Govt: Reports of tighter RTI rules untrue
The government has refuted reports that suggested that rules for filing RTIs may soon become more stringent.
03 Apr 2017Jitendra Singh
RTI to become more expensive and inaccessible to non-internet users
According to the new information law norms, the RTI word was limited to 500 words with a higher fee.
03 Apr 2017India
Political Funding: Could electoral bonds, corporate funding ensure transparency?
Union Budget 2017 made tall claims towards bringing in transparency in political funding in India. Months later, moving forward on the proposals on electoral bonds and corporate funding might have rendered the process more opaque than before.
02 Jan 2017India
RBI refuses to answer RTI query regarding demonetization
Fifty days after the Centre announced Rs.500 and Rs.1000 notes would cease to be legal tender, the Reserve Bank of India declined to answer the burning question: Why were the notes demonetized?
21 Oct 2016Mumbai
Rising death toll of RTI activists
According to latest reports, 56 Right To Information (RTI) activists have lost their lives for demanding transparency and accountability from the government.