CHRI In The News


2016
Jan

Decade-old Right to Information regime CHRI in the News

A senior Right to Information (RTI) activist has taken strong exception to the way RTI rules of state governments failing to clearly indicate in whose favour non-cash payment instruments for filing RTI applications must be drawn. “It varies from public authority to public authority”, says Venkatesh Nayak in a letter he has dashed to Sanjay Kothari, secretary, Department of Personnel and Training, Government of India.

2015
Dec

RTI activists see red over SIC’s ban on postal orderCHRI in the News

The State Information Commission’s (SIC) order that Indian Postal Orders (IPO) are not a valid mode of payment for submitting Right to Information applications has irked RTI activists.

2015
Dec

Revamped foreign funding rules ask NGOs to vow not to hurt IndiaCHRI in the News

The Union government notified on Monday new foreign funding rules asking non-governmental organisations (NGOs) to affirm every year that the money they receive from abroad is not likely to “prejudicially” affect the security, strategic, scientific or economic interest of the country.

2015
Nov

Central Information Commission returned over 8,500 pleasCHRI in the News

The Central Information Commission (CIC) has returned 8,534 cases — almost 15% of the cases received — to applicants over eight months on technical grounds.

2015
Nov

CIC returns 12% of info appeals with little explanationCHRI in the News

New analysis by Right to Information activists confirms that the Central Information Commission is returning requests for information at a high rate to the applicants.

2015
Nov

RTI activists disappointed over CM’s ‘lack of transparency’CHRI in the News

Right to Information (RTI) activists who had written to Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal regarding what they claimed was a 'lack of transparency and public consultation' in relation to the proposed Delhi Lokpal Bill and the Service Delivery Amendment Bill are 'deeply disappointed' at the response they received.