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Nangal resident demands information regarding Gazzatted holiday

Nangal resident demands information regarding Gazzatted holidays through RTI

Using Right to Information, Nangal  resident Rajan Jaswal demanded all the information regarding changes in Gazzatted holidays from Punjab Government.In a filed RTI he sought information regarding Gazzatted vacations. Importantly, Rajan sought information regarding new policy by Punjab Government for 2018 Gazzatted holidays. Moreover he asked reason for not including the Hindu and other religions gazetted holidays in

Modi government spent Rs 3,755 crore on publicity blitz

The Modi government has spent a whopping nearly Rs 3,755 crore in three and half years on its publicity till October this year, an RTI revealed on Friday. The expenditure on advertisements from April 2014 to October 2017 through electronic, print media and outdoor publicity is Rs 37,54,06,23,616, according to the RTI reply by the

Young lawyers make a plea for audible justice

Young lawyers make a plea for audible justice

young lawyers audible justice plea: Justice should not only be done, but also seen to be done. A group of young lawyers and law students believes it should also heard. They want Supreme court judges to use the microphones installed on their desks in courtrooms.Not using microphones has no rationale and wastage of public money,

RBI using CVPS for counting demonetized currency: RTI

RBI using CVPS for counting demonetized currency: RTI

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) is not using ‘counting machines’ for tallying the total number of demonetized notes of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 in any of its offices, the central bank has said in an RTI replRather, it is using “sophisticated Currency Verification and Processing (CVPS) machines for checking the numerical accuracy and

No centralised data on pending RTI application: Govt

The data regarding the number of RTI applications pending department-wise is not centrally maintained, Minister of State for Personnel Public Grievances and Pensions Jitendra Singh said today. The Right to Information (RTI) Act allows citizens to seek a time-bound response on governance-related matters from government departments. No centralised data pending RTI application.“The data regarding number of

RTI activist put congress president Sonia Gandhi in trouble

RTI activist put congress president Sonia Gandhi trouble. The Congress is facing increasing troubles in the Lok Sabha elections due to the defeat from BJP. The Central Information Commission (CIC) has asked the Union Home Ministry to give details of the citizenship of Congress President Sonia Gandhi.Ujjain’s RTI worker had contacted the Ministry of External

Gurmeet Singh Multani assumes charge of secretary RTA

Gurmeet Singh Multani assumes charge of secretary RTA

Gurmeet Singh Multani assumes charge of secretary RTA. Punjab Government has appointed Gurmeet Singh Multani as Secretary, Regional Transport Authority, Jalandhar. He would perform this duty in addition to his existing responsibility as ADC (G) Jalandhar. After assuming charge, RTA Multani said that ensuring the implementation of safety standards in school buses as per the

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2 Education Officials fined for delaying info,Haryana by RTI

Haryana : The State information Commission has punished  penalty on two officials of the Secondary Education Department, Haryana, for delay in furnishing information sought under the Right to Information (RTI) Act. The State information Commission  fines of Rs 21,250 and Rs 3,750 had been imposed on Naveen Aggarwal, State Public Information Officer (SPIO)-cum-Superintendent, and SS

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Railway Catering Scam, revealed by RTI, authority denied reports

The Right to Information or RTI activist Ajay Bose revealed through RTI that there is something wrong with Central Railways as there are chances of corruption in procurement of food in its catering department.Mr Bose had filed an RTI application with the Central Railway in July 2016. As railways authorities failed to provide him with

AAP’s RTI wing state general secy resigns

Alleging Delhi Aam Adami Party (AAP) leadership for side-lining the state leadership of same party, the general secretary of RTI wing of AAP, Harmilap Grewal resigned on Sunday. Grewal was also the core committee member and spokesperson of AAP. Leveling allegations on AAP chief, Arvind Kejriwal, Grewal said that the AAP Chief in favour of

Farmer takes RTI help to locate Housefed office

Fatehgarh Sahib: It sounds strange, but its true. A farmer Jagtar Singh, a resident of Kanpur village near Amloh has taken help of Right to Information (RTI) to locate office of Housefed as he want to repay his loan. According to Jagtar Singh, he had taken loan from Housefed to construct loan and regularly repaying installments

Prove you are Indian, asks MHA before disclosing Ishrat probe panel details

New Delhi: In a rare instance, the Home Ministry has asked an RTI applicant to prove he is an Indian before disclosing details about the one-member panel looking into the missing files related to the alleged fake encounter case of Ishrat Jahan. Senior IAS officer B K Prasad, Additional Secretary in the Home Ministry, heads