CHRI In The News


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.

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.