Post Tagged with: "Right To Information Act"

The State of RTI in three States

The State of RTI in three States

A Government Order (GO) is an administrative decision of the government regarding a policy, programme or official activity. The Right to Information Act 005 under Section 4 mandates governments to maintain all their records duly catalogued and indexed in a manner and the form which facilitates the right to information under the Act and facilitate access to such records. Public[Read More…]

by 10/11/2021 Comments are Disabled India
Telangana RTI Circular circumvents transparency mandate

Telangana RTI Circular circumvents transparency mandate

Section 4(1)(b) of the RTI Act made it an inescapable duty of every public authority to furnish 17 categories of information on their own, without anybody seeking it. The illegal circular  of Telangana govt that no information could be given without permission of principal secretary is illegal; it  needs to be withdrawn immediately, as it seriously undermines the transparency and[Read More…]

by 26/10/2021 Comments are Disabled India
Reminiscences of Ranjan

Reminiscences of Ranjan

The outrageous murder of Right to Information (RTI) activist Mr Ranjan Kumar Das signals new waves of authoritarian ruling class onslaught on democratic movements in Odisha. The state government has failed to protect the lives of RTI activists. Ranjan was murdered near his village Beruan in the Kendrapara district of Odisha on 31st January 2020. Like his friends, family, fellow[Read More…]

by 29/12/2020 Comments are Disabled Human Rights
RTI: Paving Way for a Transparent Nation

RTI: Paving Way for a Transparent Nation

“The right to know is the right to live”- Boldly stated by Indian activist Aruna Roy, entices the mind to ponder upon a very fundamental thought that one cannot change what one is not aware of, but, once we are aware, we cannot help but change. India is the largest democracy in the world. A form of Governance, where it[Read More…]

by 24/12/2020 Comments are Disabled India
Is the RTI Act working right?

Is the RTI Act working right?

RTI Act is supposed to be the most influential of Acts because unlike other Acts, this is one which is implemented by the people. Thus, this act is a true representation of the democracy. But in the current context of the country, is it really able to represent the different factions and bring out the much-needed transparency? In order to[Read More…]

by 22/12/2020 Comments are Disabled India
Three-Pronged Attack on the Right to Information: Autonomy, Process and Commissions

Three-Pronged Attack on the Right to Information: Autonomy, Process and Commissions

Co-Written by Achintya Anita Gurumurthy and Nakul Patwardhan This month marks fifteen years since the Right to Information (RTI) Act came into force. Born out of people’s movements for accountability, the RTI legislation acts as an important cornerstone in institutionalising the everyday practices of participatory democracy. By establishing the institutional mechanisms to ensure systemic transparency, the RTI is an important[Read More…]

by 10/10/2020 Comments are Disabled India