“If BCCI getting so many benefits from government, what’s the problem in coming under RTI”, asks Maken ?

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Sep 012011
 
"If BCCI getting so many benefits from government, what's the problem in coming under RTI", asks Maken ?

Congress MP and sports minister Ajay Maken is adamant and saying he would push hard for the good sports bill to be passed. “People want to know money expenditure by BCCI and it’s people’s money not BCCI’s”, said Maken. “BCCI is getting tax rebate, they get subsidy, they are getting many other benefits from the government, so what’s the problem in coming under RTI, asks sports minister ? When the sports bill was introduced in the cabinet many ministers including Sharad Pawar, Farooq Abdullah, Vilasrao […]

Aug 072011
 
Government's Lokpal Bill has much less powers than ordinary Income Tax Officer: Arvind Kejriwal

RTI activist Arvind Kejriwal criticized the central government for its poorly formed ‘Lokpal Bill’. Speaking to the IIT Chennai students, Kejriwal said, “Government’s Lokpal Bill is so weak that even an ordinary income tax officer has more powers”. He briefly defined the Government’s version of Lokpal and rejected it completely. The students at IIT gathered in large numbers to witness famous RTI activist and applauded him fully. Arvind Kejriwal insisted, “If the Government’s Lokpal Bill is passed by the Parliament, only the common Indian people will […]

Government gets High Court notice on CBI exemption from RTI

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Jul 062011
 

A division bench of chief justice Dipak Mishra and justice Sanjeev Khanna issued notice to the central government, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), the National Investigation Agency (NIA), the home and law ministries and the Department of Personnel and Training (DOPT). The Delhi High Court on Wednesday issued notice to the central government on a public suit filed against the decision to exempt the CBI and the NIA from the purview of the RTI Act, the country’s transparency law. The petitioners, Ajay Kumar Agarwal and Sitab Ali Chaudhary, had […]