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Article Bill excluding parties from RTI tabled in Lower House
A proposed Bill that will bring the political parties and politicians under the RTI scanner is being sent for amendment to India's Lower House; which creates a tussle between activists who want transparency and politicians who wants to stay safe.
Article RTI Central Monitoring Mechanism in Odisha
To facilitate implementation of Right to Information, the Government of Odisha has created a comprehensive web-portal to disseminate information, submit applications and monitor implementation in all departments at State, District and Block level.
Article "Transparency and accountability must to fight corruption in India"
India's head of minorities commission shares with the Governance Knowledge Centre why corruption continues to thrive in modern times and focuses on the disconnect that needs to be bridged for a clean-up act.
Article Fight is for changing system, not power: Team Anna
Team Anna on Friday said its political alternative will not compromise on corruption, holding their fight is for changing the system and not power.
Article Never closed doors for talks with Team Anna: Cong
As Team Anna's fast against corruption entered the eighth day, Congress has said it had never closed its doors for talks but accused the group of going ahead with the agitation individually and arbitrarily.
Article Right to ‘limited’ Information Act?
Beware! The government of India is going after the Right To Information (RTI). For evidence read on and find out how it is trampling on transparency through back-door law making.
Article Indian activists denounce government’s grievance redressal bill
Activist Aruna Roy led NGO has criticised Indian Citizen’s Rights to Grievance Redressal Bill pointing out conflicting interests in its clauses which may render it ineffective in addressing the problems of the poor.
Article Haryana: One public toilet for 1.4 lakh women
Skewed sex ratio and lack of basic amenities has led to women suffering in the north Indian state of Haryana. Apathy and insensitivity of the government towards the health needs of women reaffirms the stark reality of gender inequality in the area.
Article “A censored media cripples democracy”
RTI activists Taranath Dahaland Tanka Aryal of Nepal speak to OneWorld about democracy and media freedom on their recent trip to India. Free access to information they say can meet the challenges of transparency and accountability in the newly-democratic nation.
Article Right to Information in India: On the perilous road to transparency
Seeking information from government officials in India may prove fatal as increasing instances of attacks on information seekers in the past three years prove. Social workers from a small town in Uttar Pradesh have been harassed by goons for questioning the massive discrepancies taking place in the government MGNREGA scheme in the region.
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