RTI and Political Parties

RTI and Political Parties

In June 2013, the Central Information Commission held six political parties to be public authorities under the RTI Act and hence subject to the transparency and information requirements under the Act. The Right to Information (Amendment) Bill, 2013 Status: Lapsed The Right to Information (Amendment) Bill, 2013 was introduced in the Lok Sabha on August …

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Right to Information – RTI – Summary

Right to Information - RTI- Summary

Through various judgements, it was held by the Supreme Court that people cannot speak unless the they know. Hence,  the Right to Information (RTI) is a fundamental right, embedded in Article 19(1) of the Indian Constitution which specifies that every citizen has freedom of speech and expression. RTI Background Timeline In 1994, Mazdoor Kisan Shakti Sanghatan (MKSS) …

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Inter-State Council

Recently, news of Union Ministers Smriti Irani and D.V.Sadananda Gowda being dropped from Inter-State Council, came up.   The NDA Government, in July 2016, constituted inter-state council after a gap of 10 years. Lets look at various aspects of this Inter-State Council: What is Inter-State Council? Article 263 of the Constitution, contemplates to establishment of Inter-State Council …

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