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New loans grew at just about 5% in the year to March, the lowest growth rate in more than six decades.
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Many poor families don’t avail of government benefits because they don’t have the right information.
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When an RTI activist falls, it is no less a martyrdom than when a soldier is killed in the line of duty
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The ministry said the file was 'under submission'
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The Central Information Commission (CIC) on Friday asked the Prime Minister's Office and the Delhi and Gujarat Universities to disclose Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s graduation details ‘as soon as po...
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Many information commissioners have no understanding of or interest in transparency or the RTI Act. This is an affliction which is true for many people in power. A transparent process for selection would lead to a better environment for the implementation of the RTI Act. The process I am suggesting is as follows.
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Today, 12 October, marks the 10th anniversary of the RTI Act. But is not enough to have a law in place -- what is required is a robust system of accountability. What is powerful about the RTI Act is that it envisions a climate where information is easily available and accessible. It makes it the responsibility of the authorities to "provide as much information suo motu to the public", with the intention that people have little cause to resort to this law. In practice, suo motu disclosures are only half-heartedly implemented.
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NEW DELHI—The Indian government has told the Supreme Court that political parties should not be brought under the ambit of Right to Information (RTI) Act. Terming them 'public authorities', the centre...
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Karnataka's anti-corruption watchdog, or Lokayukta, long held as the model anti-corruption ombudsman, had a shattering fall from grace after Ashwin Rao, the son of the Lokayukta chief, Bhaskar Rao, wa...
NEW DELHI -- The Supreme Court has asked six national parties to explain why they should not be made accountable under the Right to Information (RTI) Act. In response to a petition filed by Associati...