Monday 20 May 2024

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Issues | Right to Info

Franky Monteiro bags RTI activist award

Franky Monteiro from Loutolim is the first to bag the RTI activist award from Goa. READ

Govt issues redrafted circular on Indian Citizenship

Goa government today issued a redrafted circular, making it mandatory under Right to Information Act that the applicant is Indian “citizen”, after withdrawing the old circular to swear an affidavit in this regard every time. READ

Mehendale takes over as CIC, pledges to strengthen RTI

Leena Mehendale, Goa’s newly sworn in state chief information commissioner, plans to empower people with a tool of Right to Information while also working on its misuse. READ

Goa Govt withdraws RTI circular on citizenship

The Goa government today decided to withdraw and redraft its 'controversial' circular on the Right to Information (RTI) after it drew flak from activists over the compulsory clause to produce an additional affidavit on citizenship. ... READ

RTI activists condemn 'citizenship' circular

Right to Information (RTI) activists and Goa RTI Forum on Tuesday slammed the State government over its circular according to which a seeker of information under the Right to Information Act should produce an affidavit ... READ

RTI bill on pol parties deferred till winter session

A bill seeking to amend the Right To Information (RTI) Act to shield political parties from providing information under the transparency law has been referred to Parliament's select committee for further consideration. READ

Sandhu becomes India's first woman CIC

Deepak Sandhu, who has been an information commissioner for the last four years, on Thursday became the first woman Chief Information Commissioner of the country. READ

SC recalls order, allows non-lawmen as Info Commissioners

The Supreme Court today recalled an order and admitted that it committed a "mistake of law" by directing that only sitting or retired high court chief justices or an apex court judge could head the ... READ

Govt cancels SIC selections for readvertising

Amidst controversy over the selection of state information commissioners, the Goa cabinet today suddenly scrapped selection of two information commissioners while clearing the chief information commissioner’s selection. READ

Mehendale to be CIC, along with 2 SICs

Retired IAS officer Leena Mehendale has been selected as Goa’s Cheif Information Commissioner. READ