CHRI Launches Hall of Shame- A Platform to Defend RTI Users on the eve of Human Rights Day

On the occasion of International Human Rights Day (10th December) CHRI launches the Hall of Shame a web platform for mapping attacks on RTI users in India. Since October, 2005 when The Right to Information Act became fully operational, at least 51 citizens have allegedly been killed, 127 assaulted, 119 harassed or threatened and 5 driven to commit suicide because

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SC could have brought BCCI under RTI Act

By Sant Kumar Sharma  Jammu, July 19: Scandals and defalcation of money had always made news whenever something related to cricket administration comes for discussion. Since cricket is undoubtedly the richest sports in India, unholy games are not a stranger for its administration. Powerful politicians, cutting across party lines, show a rare bonhomie when they discuss cricket. Betting scandals, match

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Why not RTI hearings on video conferencing?

By Sant Kumar Sharma Jammu, June 27, 2016: Some days ago, the Chief Information Commissioner (CIC) was requested to ask other Information Commissioners (ICs) to hear RTI cases through video conferencing. This was basically because some ICs call public authorities and complaints located outside Delhi to appear before them. They do not allow complaints or public authorities to appear before

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Letter from CHRI to J&K CM on RTI

The former Chief Information Commissioner, Mr Wajahat Habibllah, has expressed concern over the implementation of J&K RTI Act, 2009, to the Chief Minister, Ms Mehbbooba Mufti. He wrote a letter some days ago to the CM raising some important issues. His letter focused on following issues relating to the effective implementation of the J&K Right to Information Act, 2009: 1)

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