RTI Rules

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Right to Information (Amendment) Bill passed in Lok Sabha

22 Jul 2019

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.

SC's notice to CBSE for charging fees for answer-sheet copies

10 Sep 2018

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.

Draft RTI rules, affecting millions annually, still hang in uncertainty

29 Apr 2018

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.

CIC: Black money SIT comes under RTI's ambit

13 Oct 2017

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.

RTI misuse: 'Act cannot be used for commercial gains'

31 Jul 2017

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.

With the new rules, is RTI law in danger?

11 Jul 2017

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.