Publications


April 08, 2016

Submission to Parliamentary Committee on Basic Principles of the Public Defender System

Submission to Parliamentary Committee on Basic Principles of the Public Defender System

April 07, 2016

Performance of the Ministry of Coal vis-a-vis India's RTI Act: Open Dataset

Recent media reports have highlighted a statement attributed to a serving senior bureaucrat in the Union Ministry of Coal about the inhibiting impact of the Central Information Commission (CIC) on the decision-making processes relating to development.

April 05, 2016

Order of the Supreme Court on expanded mandate of the Periodic Review Committee vide case order no. 8 dated 4th April 2016

Order of the Supreme Court on expanded mandate of the Periodic Review Committee vide case order no.

March 31, 2016

RTI response Bank in India regarding NPAs -1

RTI response Bank in India regarding NPAs -1

March 31, 2016

RTI response Bank in India regarding NPAs -2

RTI response Bank in India regarding NPAs -2

March 31, 2016

Commonwealth Secretaries-General and Human Rights: A Retrospective

Written by Dr. Dwayne Ryan Menezes exclusively for CHRI, this is an evaluation of the Commonwealth and the five Secretaries-General that have led the organisation for the past half-century. Dr. the Director of the Human Security Centre. He also serves as Director at the Polar Research and Policy Initiative and is Consultant to the Secretary-General of the Commonwealth. Dr.

March 30, 2016

Comparison between the Average Load of RTI Applications per Branch, Percentage of Rejection and the Volume of Non-Performing Assets of 24 Public Sector Banks during the Years 2014-15

In May 2014, an expert committee under the Chairpersonship of Mr. P. J. Nayak submitted a report to the Reserve Bank of India, reviewing the governance of boards of banks- both public and private in India. The committee blamed the Right to Information Act, 2005 (RTI Act) as a major constraint on the governance of public sector banks.

March 30, 2016

Data sourced from the Annual Reports of the Central Information Commission (2012-15)

RTI Statistics and NPAs of 24 Public Sector Banks - Comparative Chart Data sourced from the Annual Reports of the Central Information Commission (2012-15)

March 23, 2016

Your Guide to Using the Jammu & Kashmir Right to Information Act 2009 (2016)

One of the surest ways of ensuring that the J&K RTI Act is properly implemented and serves its purpose of making the government more responsive, is for all of us to use it frequently responsibly and effectively. It is with this aim in mind that CHRI has developed this User’s Guide.

March 20, 2016

Status of Legal Aid for Prisoners