What Is RTI Amendment Bill And Why The Opposition Is Against It
Tuesday, July 23, 2019, 7:52 AM
The LS passed a bill to amend the RTI Act amid allegations from opposition parties that it was being diluted. The opposition which wants the amendment bill sent to a select committee for further scrutiny-plans to stall it in the Rajya Sabha, where the ruling BJP still lacks the numbers required. Also in the mix is a provision by the government to make rules.
Only 4% depts proactively disclosing RTI info: Survey
Tuesday, April 17, 2018, 8:41 AM
Indias first transparency audit has revealed only 4 percent of the surveyed central ministries and departments have been proactively disclosing information to the citizens under the Right to Information (RTI) Act. Out of 2,023 public authorities registered with the transparency watchdog, 963 were surveyed on quality of information being disclosed by them.