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Citizens can use the Right To Information route to get even certified copies of court papers

This is one problem litigants across the country face when they try to procure certified copies of court orders. Their applications get stuck in red tape and they have to wait for months to get the copies. In many cases, officials summarily refuse to give the papers, saying the matter is sub-judice.But an order passed by the Central Infor...

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Government will be advised by PWC on transparency

Pricewaterhouse Coopers (PwC), the audit and consultancy firm which failed to detect the fraud in Satyam Computer Services, has been assigned to study the central government’s transparency efforts by examining the issues and constraints in implementing the Right to Information (RTI) Act....

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RIGHT TO INFORMATION: BACKGROUND – LAW AND PROCEDURE

Right to Information Act is based on the analogy that transparency leads to greater accountability and that in turn should lead to good governance....

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Income Tax Refund and Right to Information Act (RTI)

If there is one area in the income-tax administration which has remained perennially incurable, it is the Refunds, we shows you an easy way to solve the problem. In a Press Release dated April 19, 2007, the Central Board of Direct Taxes stated: “It has been reported in some sections of the media that a large number of taxpayers are awai...

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Income Tax scrutiny policy not open to RTI query – CIC

The Government is not bound under the Right to Information law to divulge details about its Income Tax scrutiny policy, used to identify tax payees before subjecting them to detailed investigation. The Central Information Commission held this while accepting the Finance Ministry's view that revealing information related to the scrutiny gu...

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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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