Publications


January 09, 2018

Right to Information Learning Programme in India for civil society and media representatives from Kenya- Report

CHRI organized an RTI Learning Programme in New Delhi, India for six delegates representing civil society and media organisations in Kenya in September 2017, with the support of the Commonwealth Foundation. A report.

December 07, 2017

CHRI at 12th Annual RTI Convention

CHRI’s Access to Information Programme (ATI) team attended the 12th Annual RTI Convention organized by the Central Information Commission (CIC) on Wednesday in New Delhi. Venkatesh Nayak, Programme Coordinator of ATI, made a presentation on some examples of good practices of proactive information disclosure.   Vice President Mr M.

October 06, 2017

RTI workshop in Bangkok: Proactive Information Disclosure – Parameters, Performance & Pushing the Envelope

CHRI made a presentation on 'Proactive Information Disclosure - Parameters, Performance and Pushing the Envelope' at the workshop on the Right to Information for Stakeholders in South and South East Asia. The workshop was organised in Bangkok on October 3-4, 2017.

April 25, 2017

CHRI calls for overhaul of Draft Rules in India to strengthen RTI

In a submission sent to the Department of Personnel and Training, CHRI has rejected the proposal to allow for the automatic abatement of appeals on the death of the appellant. CHRI has argued that the withdrawal and abatement clauses will only embolden vested interests to threaten and even seriously harm citizens from exposing corruption and maladministration, using RTI.

April 18, 2017

GOI’s Draft RTI Rules- CHRI invites comments on its suggestions for change

The Dept. of Personnel and Training (DoPT), Government of India has extended the deadline for making submissions on the Draft RTI Rules, 2017 to 25th April, 2017. This gives us ample opportunity for submitting comments not only on the Draft Rules but also for suggesting Rules for implementing aspects of the law that are not covered in the existing Rules.

February 16, 2017

Malawi becomes 23rd country to enact an RTI law in the Commonwealth

President Peter Mutharika has given his assent to the Access to Information Bill that Malawi's Parliament approved in December 2016. Malawi becomes the 23rd country in the Commonwealth to enact a national level law guaranteeing access to information to its people. CHRI provided technical advice to stakeholders in Malawi for strengthening the Bill based on international best practices.

February 07, 2017

DeMon to ReMon - Govt claims exercise, successul, without revealing details under RTI

By Venkatesh Nayak The demonetisation of currency notes of Rs. 1,000 and Rs. 500 denomination that the Government announced on 08 November, 2016 and the subsequent remonetisation of the economy has affected almost every person living in India.

February 06, 2017

Sri Lanka RTI Rules and Regulations

The RTI Act has come into force in Sri Lanka with the publication of the Rules and Regulations in the Government Gazette of Sri Lanka on 03/02/16. People can now make requests under the RTI Act.

January 06, 2017

Woe and confusion in the final days of demonetisation: A CHRI commentary

By Venkatesh Nayak Yesterday the print and electronic media highlighted the plight of a young woman who approached the New Delhi office of the Reserve Bank of India to change some demonetised currency notes that she had. Apparently the security personnel did not even allow her to enter the RBI office premises.

December 27, 2016

A CHRI enquiry shows: The Reserve Bank rejects access to demonetisation records; The Department of Economic Affairs keeps mum

By Venkatesh Nayak A recent media report quotes the Secretary, Department of Economic Affairs (DEA), Government of India, saying, there was no need to go into the process of decision making regarding the 8th November demonetisation drive.