Wednesday 17 April 2024

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Issues | Right to Info

Info Commission clashes with Transport Dept over red beacon cars

Goa’s information commission is on loggerheads with the state transport authorities on the issue of the Chief Information Commission using a red beacon car. READ

CIC and SICs administered oath, Info Com may now function

The Chief Information Commissioner and two State Information Commissioners were formally appointed today by administering them oath of affirmation. READ

Govt finally appoints a CIC and two SICs

Almost after a gap of one year, the Information Commission would probably be activated with the state government finally appointing a Chief Information Commissioner and two State Information Commissioners. READ

Posting 'offensive' content on website not an offence: SC's historic verdict

In a landmark judgement upholding freedom of expression, the Supreme Court today struck down a provision in the cyber law which provides power to arrest a person for posting allegedly “offensive” content on websites. READ

Pvt schools come under RTI, rules CIC

In a significant decision, the Central Information Commission (CIC) has held that provisions of the Right to Information (RTI) Act also apply on private schools, which are governed by a law such as the Delhi ... READ

CIC Mehndle upset over Govt laxity towards RTI

Goa administration does not seem to be sensitive to the Right to Information Act (RTI), feels Goa Chief Information Commissioner (CIC) Leena Mehendale. READ

RTI activists making governance difficult: Parrikar

Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Tuesday lamented that Right to Information activists are making the governance difficult by leaking out half-baked information. READ

Penalise HoDs for not providing suo moto Info: Coutinho

Adv Cleofato Almeida Coutinho, a constitutional lawyer, has suggested that heads of the government departments be penalized for not providing suo moto information to the people, under Right to Information Act. READ

Govt info is sometimes bunch of lies: Gadgil

Padmabhushan Dr Madhav Gadgil has charged the government authorities of telling bunch of lies by supplying either false information or no information when asked under Right to Information Act. READ

RTI not sufficient to clear the rot: Mehendle

Right to Information is not sufficient to clear the rot saturated in the government administration, feels Goa’s chief information commissioner Leena Mehendle, while appealing to the people to use the RTI tool effectively. READ