CHRI In The News


2016
Mar

Data Reveals Decline in Access to Information Since BJP Came to PowerCHRI in the News

2016
Mar

Modi government rejected 8.4% applications in 2014-15: Central Information CommissionCHRI in the News

2016
Mar

Activists sulk over new UP RTI rulesCHRI in the News

The Centre has circulated the newly framed Uttar Pradesh Right to Information (RTI) Act rules to all state governments and Information Commissions that has not gone down well with activists.

2016
Mar

Cloaking 'Aadhaar' with the sanctity of a law on disputable groundsCHRI in the News

The government of India has tabled the Aadhaar (Targeted Delivery of Financial and Other Subsidies, Benefits and Services) Bill, 2016 in the Lok Sabha.

2016
Feb

1934 to 2016: How Courts in India Looked at Charges of SeditionCHRI in the News

From a ‘legal tool’ to ‘vendetta politics’, Section 124A of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) 1860, known as the Sedition Law has acquired new and different meanings. As more and more individuals and groups land in court under charges of ‘sedition’, what ultimately happens to these cases in the court of law?

2016
Feb

Central Information Commission wakes up to thousands of missing case filesCHRI in the News

Have you filed an appeal under Right to Information (RTI) Act and have been waiting for years for your turn at Central Information Commission? Chances are that your file is lost and CIC has no record of it.

2016
Feb

Supreme Court dismisses plea for information on pending judgements under RTI ActCHRI in the News

The Supreme Court on Monday confirmed a Delhi high court verdict which said the court registry couldn’t be directed to collect information on how long judgements on cases remained pending under the Right to Information Act.

2016
Feb

J&K rejects RTI plea, but Centre obligesCHRI in the News

In a strange situation, information sought under RTI from the J&K government relating to President's rule in the state was met with a denial but the same information was disclosed by the Union home ministry.

2016
Feb

Centre exposes PDP's double speak, says Mehbooba Mufti was ready to take oath as chief ministerCHRI in the News

In an RTI reply, ministry of home affairs (MHA) has released Vohra's letter to President Pranab Mukherjee informing him about his meeting with two PDP leaders –Muzaffar Hussain Baig, Lok Sabha MP from Baramulla and Nizam-ud-din Bhat, PDP general secretary –after the death of Mufti Mohammad Sayeed on January 7.

2016
Jan

Parrikar sought opinion of Goa Governor to be given in RTICHRI in the News

While governments oppose in courts the disclosure of Governor's reports to the Centre, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar, as Leader of Opposition in Goa Assembly in 2007, had filed an RTI application seeking disclosure of state Governor's report.