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      by Published on 10-05-12 10:56 AM  Number of Views: 3420 

      The death of RTI activist Ravinder Balwanifollowing a mysterious hit-and-run incident in the capital has triggered allegations of foul play. The family of the deceased has drawn attention to the numerous death threats Balwani had received in the last one year, about which he had complained to the police. An ex-official of the Delhi Transco Limited and aide of anti-graft crusader Arvind Kejriwal, he used the RTI to probe corruption particularly in the power sector and could have made powerful enemies. Balwani's death also renews focus on RTI activists' increasing vulnerability. According to an Asian Centre for Human Rights report, ...
      by Published on 02-04-12 07:58 PM  Number of Views: 1855 
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      People who attended the various meetings and dharnas (sit-ins) in support of the right to information (RTI) legislation in India often had a special word of praise for the creative use of puppets in spreading the message about the importance of RTI.

      In particular, they were impressed by a glove puppet called ‘Moofat' (Mr. Loudmouth). True to its name, this puppet could say anything and everything without apparently offending anyone.

      The use of puppets enables social movements to not only enliven their campaign and attract people, but also enables them to handle difficult and sensitive
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      Published on 10-03-12 08:30 AM  Number of Views: 3245 
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      Irked over "revengeful" litigation pursued by a man against his brother, the Delhi High Court today imposed a fine of Rs50,000 on him, holding that the information on filing sales tax returns, sought by him, were "private" in nature and cannot be spared under the transparency law.

      "When we examine the present case, we come to an opinion that the information on filing of sales tax returns of a person are duly protected under the Right to Information Act and has rightly been not provided," a bench of Acting Chief Justice AK Sikri and Justice Rajiv Sahai Endlaw said.

      "The filing of the present appeal against the order of the single-judge bench of this court, which had upheld the order of the Central Information Commission (CIC), was abuse of the process of law. We impose a fine ofRs50,000 ...
      by Published on 27-10-11 08:21 PM
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      In his white and grey uniform, big school bag, bespectacled Mobashshir Sarwar stands out in the bustling premises of the Delhi High Court. The XII standard student has a date with the judge, one of the many he has had since he took his school to court for expelling him in December.

      At 17 and already a 100-odd RTIs old, Mobashshir is no ordinary rebel. He has taken on the administration for everything from bad rotis served at the hostel to how school fee is being misused at annual functions by seeking information using the RTI.

      No wonder then that on a Monday morning when his classmates were concentrating on finishing a three-hour exam paper, Mobashshir, having turned in his answer sheet in 45 minutes, was waiting in queue at the Delhi ...
      Published on 24-05-11 08:34 AM  Number of Views: 2396 
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      Jeeva, TNN CHENNAI
      Information commissions in the country often rule in favour of disclosure of property details by public servants under the Right to Information (RTI) Act, but when it comes to the assets of their own chief commissioners, not all furnish details. This correspondent, who filed RTI applications with ...
      by Published on 17-04-11 05:04 PM  Number of Views: 2578 
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      The Union Ministry of Personnel and Training has sent an order to all state governments and Central government offices, asking them to submit annual property returns of all the IAS/IPS and Group ‘A’ officers which will then be put in the public ...
      by Published on 16-04-11 11:44 AM  Number of Views: 2842 
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      Enactment of RTI ACT 2005 became the first recorded instance of participatory Law Making in India. In 1996 National Campaign for People's Right to Information (NCPRI) prepared the first ever civil society draft of the right to information (RTI). NAC (National Advisory Council) was setup in 2004 as an interface between civil society and the government.



      Within 3 months of the 2004 elections, the NCPRI submitted its recommendations to the NAC on the RTI Draft Bill, which in ...

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