Newsletter 139

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A newsletter containing news, views, articles, investigative stories in the field of

Right to Information


Around the World

Issue No: 139

E - Alert

Issue Date: 31-03-2017




Our right to know

The News International

A Right to Information Bill has been doing the rounds of parliament for nearly five years and even passed the Senate in 2013 before it was allowed to ...



9.76 lakh applications filed for RTI in 2015-16


In year 2015-16, people of India filed 9.76 lakh applications under the Right to Information Act. The applications see an increase of 20% as against the ...



Narendra Modi's social media presence free of cost, says PMO to Manish Sisodia's RTI

The revelation was made in response to a Right To Information (RTI) plea filed by Delhi's deputy chief minister, Manish Sisodia demanding to know ...



Gonojagoron Moncho uses Right to Information Act on Tonu murder case

Dhaka Tribune

Comilla branch of Gonojagoron Moncho has demanded to know the current state of Tonu murder investigation under the Right to Information Act and ...



Punjab Information Commission verdict

The News International

ISLAMABAD: With the enforcement of Right to Information (RTI) law in Punjab, citizens aware of their rights are not only filing requests to the ...



Can't apply RTI Act to unaided institutions: State info panel

Times of India

... from the government do not fall within the ambit of the Right to Information (RTI) Act, 2005, the state information commission's Pune bench has ruled.



Information commission asks LHC registrar to reveal CJ's salary, perks

... had not provided him the piece of information within the time period prescribed in the Punjab Transparency and Right to Information Act 2013.



Shareholders' right to information

Times of Malta

The First Hall Civil Court, presided over by Mr Justice Joseph Zammit McKeon on February 28, 2017, in the case 'Dr Suzanne Wolfe Martin as ...



Hefty pay cheque: Punjab's top judge gets Rs1.05m per month

The Express Tribune

Under Section 7 of the Punjab Transparency and Right to Information Act, 2013, the CJ has nominated Deputy Registrar (Procurement) Shahbaz ...



Court rules government employees can't hide public records in private accounts

LA Daily News

In its unanimous decision, the court made an analogy to the treatment of public records under the federal Freedom of Information Act. �In construing ...



Munna bhai MBBS style: RTI exposes over 50 applicants sent imposters to write Haryana clerk exam

India Today

The recruitment examination comprised a written test and one in computer skills. Gurugram-based Right to Information activist Harinder Dhingra, who ...



RTI Act: 50% rise in penalties imposed on central public information officers

Times of India

The Right to Information Act, 2005 provides for imposition of penalty by CIC against central public information officers (CPIO), in pursuance of section ...



Prescription for doctors who duck responsibility

Mumbai Mirror

When, under the right to Information Act, I asked for a copy of the report on the action taken, Sion Hospital's assistant dean, who was also the facility's ...



Right to information: LHC told to disclose staff salaries on website

The Express Tribune

LAHORE: In a rare move, the Punjab Information Commission has asked the Lahore High Court (LHC) to make public the records of salaries, ...



Punjab govt urged to appoint information commissioners

The News International

The Punjab Transparency and Right to Information Act 2013 which scores 139 out of 140 points on CPDI score Sheet of Right to Information Laws of ...



Right to know

WILL the newly enacted Sindh Transparency and Right to Information Act 2016 be a harbinger of transparency in Sindh? The answer to this question ...


Sri Lanka

Caution not to strike premature body blows on RTI

Daily Mirror

Sri Lankan activists who rushed precipitously to file Right to Information (RTI) requests for the Assets Declarations of the President and the Prime ...



Activists Stop Deportation of Asylum Seekers in London

teleSUR English

... planes with no witnesses." A Freedom of Information request found that 1,877 people were deported on such charters in 2015, reported the Mirror.



RTI applications can be filed orally: Govt

Business Standard

The applications under Right to Information (RTI) Act can be filed orally, Minister of State for Personnel Jitendra Singh said today. Section 6 (1) of the ...



Research scholars allege₹45-lakh swindle in MKU

The Hindu

... University Grants Commission for scholarship to MKU through Right to Information Act. �I am yet to receive around ₹ 2.3 lakh of scholarship money.



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