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HC stayed disclosure of answer sheets of CA examination under RTI

While considering an appeal filed by a student of the Chartered Accountants Examination under the Right to Information Act, 2005, the Central Information Commission recently ordered for supply of certified copies of the answer sheets of a student concerned which was also later confirmed by the Learned Single Judge of Hon'ble Delhi High Co...

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SEBI not obliged to obtain information from exchanges for sharing with the public under RTI

Market regulator SEBI on Friday said it is not obliged to obtain information from stock exchanges for sharing it with the public under the Right to Information Act. “SEBI Act gives powers to SEBI to obtain information for certain purposes and not for obtaining such information from the exchange for the sole purpose of providing...

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Give copies of answer sheets under the Right to Information Act, court tells ICAI

The Delhi High Court on Thursday directed the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) to provide students with certified copies of answersheets under the Right to Information Act. Justice S Ravindra Bhat dismissed contentions raised by the institute that answersheets fell beyond the purview of the RTI, holding that students we...

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IT dept refuses to disclose info on IAS officials under RTI

The Central Information Commission feels that details of property belonging to government servants and even judges of the high courts and the Supreme Court are subject to the purview of the Right To Information (RTI) Act but some government departments, including the Income-Tax department, seem to think otherwise....

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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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