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Indian government failed in fulfilling its promises: report
Dec 19, 2013 The report was released by Jagadananda, former Information Commissioner of East Indian state of Odisha.
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Villagers chase away sand mafia in Uttar Pradesh
Aug 05, 2013 The trucks and machinery left behind by the fleeing mob have been impounded by the police, but they are yet to register a complaint.
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Court's decision boosts Right to Information Act
May 19, 2010 The recent ruling by Chennai High Court that a PPP project falls within the scope of the RTI Act is being seen as a positive step towards ensuring accountability and transparency of the system. It gives hope for a more liberal interpretation of the law in the future.
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Citizens' right to privacy should be protected: Pranab
Sep 03, 2013 Governance in a democracy is all about the trust between a citizen and the government, said the Indian President, Pranab Mukherjee.
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Effective public service can be transformative: Tharoor
Jul 19, 2013 “If used effectively, public service can pull people out of difficult conditions,” said Shashi Tharoor, India’s Minister of State for Human Resource Development.
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Govt to ensure accountability: Indian PM
Oct 10, 2012 The Indian Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh said his government was committed to ensure transparency and accountability in governance.
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Errors of judgement not corruption, says Indian President
Nov 02, 2012 Indian President, Pranab Mukherjee, has called for efforts to re-engineer national institutions so that they become stronger, instead of destroying them.
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"India is an example of private success and public failure"
Oct 23, 2012 Gurcharan Das, a leading author and columnist, tells OneWorld South Asia's Ashok Kumar that economic reforms could deal with the menace of corruption because it takes away discretion from a babu or a politician and gives it to the market.
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Facebook a tool for governance, better interaction: Modi
Jul 04, 2014 According to the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, direct communication with people is critical for governance.
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New land bill gives thrust to rehabilitation: Indian Minister
Sep 30, 2013 Govt is working towards promoting transparency in land sales, said Jairam Ramesh, India’s Minister For Rural Development.
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Anti-graft crusader set to become Delhi Chief Minister
Dec 26, 2013 Delhi CM designate Arvind Kejriwal has said he will start implementing his party's manifesto from the day his government takes charge.
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NGOs largely funded by govt under RTI: Indian apex court
Oct 10, 2013 The civil society organizations like NGOs funded substantially by the government are liable to reveal information under the transparency law, the Indian apex court said.
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Will the political parties in India enjoy RTI exemption?
Jul 15, 2013 India’s flagship Right to Information Act (RTI) empowers a citizen to seek time-bound information on all matters of governance by paying a fee of Rs 10.
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Use RTI for proper development: Indian Minister
Sep 02, 2013 RTI is a tool by which every citizen has a legal right to know the amount sanctioned for various developmental projects, said Manish Tewari, India’s minister for Information and Broadcasting Minister.
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How many officials does it take to procure a government document?
Sep 02, 2013 Literature on red tape often tries to distinguish ‘good’ rules that uphold accountability and transparency, and guard one against arbitrary decisions and decision-makers from bad rules or red tape, writes Mehjabeen Jagmag.
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Pranab Mukherjee praises RTI on completing 8 years
Sep 02, 2013 The Right to Information Act was enacted to secure access to information held by and under the control of government and public authorities in order to promote transparency.
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Govts keen to learn from evaluation of projects that failed, says Sri Lankan official
Oct 17, 2012 Velayuthan Sivagnanasothy, Secretary for Ministry of Traditional Industries and Small Enterprise Development in Sri Lanka, shares his insights on evaluation of development programmes.
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Public private prank
Oct 15, 2012 Public-private partnerships (PPPs) in infrastructure are on the cusp of disaster, writes Sunita Narain, Director General of CSE.
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Good Governance starts with citizens: Indian minister
Oct 25, 2012 India’s Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, V Narayanasamy, highlighted the role of stakeholders in governance based on transparency.
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Delhi government launches anti-corruption helpline
Jan 09, 2014 Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said that the number to deal with graft complaints will be functional from 8 in the morning to 10 in the night on all days.
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Manifesto of the not-yet-franchised
Aug 28, 2013 Young people, boys and girls, from across India came up with a 11-point manifesto reminding the government and the UN to move towards inclusive and sustainable growth.
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Now, RTI filing in India available online
Aug 22, 2013 At present, this facility is available only for 40 ministries, departments and commissions.
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Indian govt okays Judicial Appointments Commission
Aug 23, 2013 Under the new proposal, the government seeks to set up a panel headed by the Chief Justice of India (CJI) to appoint and transfer senior judges.
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Convicted Indian MPs to retain seats with no voting rights
Aug 23, 2013 The proposal, in the form of Amendments to the Representation of People Act, will ensure that a lawmaker cannot be disqualified after conviction.
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Dalits in India are ignored in budgets
Sep 03, 2008 Network for Social Accountability has prepared a policy brief on recent budgetary provisions in India for the Scheduled Caste Sub-Plan. The paper: Of Dalits and their Money analyses several anomalies from reduced allocation to improper utilisation of funds meant for one of the most impoverished communities of the country.
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Better governance for MDGs: A Reference Note
Feb 27, 2009 UNDP’s reference note E-discussion on rethinking democratic governance and leadership for achieving the MDGs articulates the thoughts and experiences from global contributors on how public purpose is advanced through multi-sectoral efforts. It also highlights the role of UN Millennium Campaign’s advocacy work in enhancing governance and accountability.
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Preventing maternal mortality in India
Oct 23, 2009 No Tally of the Anguish, a Human Rights Watch report documents the state of pregnant women in northern India and the failure of institutions to identify and address the gaps in healthcare. It recommends timely investigations, targeted interventions and healthcare accountability for achieving MDG on maternal health.
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Voicing women in budgetary governance
Nov 12, 2008 For a meaningful women’s empowerment it is important that their concerns and aspirations get reflected in the policies and governance. Taking the idea forward, Delhi based Centre for Budget and Governance Accountability organised a national consultation in the Indian capital to prioritise women in all development schemes.
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Corruption anchors public life, say NGO leaders
Nov 27, 2012 A peoples’ assembly held in New Delhi, became a forum for voicing concern of people attached to movements, for accountability in public life.
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Election Commission of India cautions media on paid news
Jul 14, 2014 The Election Commission's order came on the complaint of former Maharashtra minister Madhavrao Kinhalkar.
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