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Right to Information Act, 2005 (RTI)

It comes into force on the 12th October, 2005 (120th day of its enactment on 15th June, 2005). Some provisions have come into force with immediate effect viz. obligations of public authorities [S.4 (1)], designation of Public Information Officers and Assistant Public Information Officers[S.5( 1) and 5(2)], constitution of Central Informat...

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Mere mention of corruption can't bring intelligence under RTI

A mere allegation of corruption not backed by credible evidence would not be sufficient to direct the country's intelligence organisations to reveal information under the RTI Act, the Central Information Commission (CIC) has held....

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Income Tax Department to furnish information sought Under RTI within Two weeks

Right to Information is a fundamental right - Income Tax Department to furnish information sought within two weeks - serious note taken of lackadaisical approach of Department in releasing information - Delhi High Court...

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Citizens cannot question government policies and plans

The Central Information Commission (CIC) has held that citizens cannot question government policies and plans by utilising the Right to Information Act. The Commission noted this while dismissing an application filed by a Mumbai resident Amin Merchant who had sought information from Finance Ministry as to why certain tariff policy was fra...

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Scrutiny of I-T return, why's not for you to ask

Has your income-tax return been picked up for scrutiny by the income-tax department? You may not get to know the reason. The department is against bringing scrutiny under the purview of the Right To Information (RTI) Act. This means an assessee will not have the right under the RTI Act to ascertain as why his case was selected for scrutin...

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