07 Aug 2013
Mumbai: NRIs settled in the US who last week initiated a unique Call-A-Thon to Indian MPs, requesting the lawmakers to save the RTI Act. The move came at a time when the UPA government is gearing up for making amendments to the RTI Act to keep political parties out of its ambit.
14 Jul 2013
No decision has been taken yet by the government on giving immunity to political parties from providing information under the Right to Information Act as the six-week deadline by the Central Information Commission ends on Monday.
05 Jun 2013
Goa BJP leaders have repeatedly dodged questions related to the expenditure on preparations for the three-day national executive meeting beginning from June 7 but an activist has filed an RTI plea to get the details.
24 Aug 2015
New Delhi: Political parties should not be brought under the ambit of Right to Information (RTI) Act by terming them 'public authorities' as this would not only hamper their smooth working but help political rivals to file pleas with malicious intention to seek information, government told the Supreme Court today.
07 Jul 2015
New Delhi: The Supreme Court today sought responses from the Centre, the Election Commission and six political parties, including Congress and BJP, on a plea to declare all national and regional political parties 'public authorities' to bring them under the ambit of the Right to Information (RTI) Act.
20 Nov 2014
New Delhi: A full bench of the Central Information Commission on Friday will hear complaints against six national political parties for non-compliance of its order that they came within the ambit of RTI Act and had to put in place all mandatory requirements under the law.
19 May 2015
New Delhi: Democratic rights and RTI activists have urged the Supreme Court to declare all national and regional political parties as "public authorities" and bring them within the ambit of Right to Information (RTI) Act.
19 Oct 2014
New Delhi: The tax-exempted income of 13 major political parties of the country, in last two years, amount to Rs 1,381 crore, according to an RTI query.
05 Sep 2013
New Delhi: The bill which seeks to keep political parties out of the ambit of the transparency law will be sent to a standing committee for wider consultations, government informed the Lok Sabha on Thursday.
23 Mar 2016
Thiruvananthapuram: Congress led UDF government in Kerala withdrew it's controversial notification that excluded Vigilance and Anti-Corruption bureau matters related to top functionaries, including Chief Minister and Ministers from the ambit of RTI Act after facing flak from Opposition parties and also the KPCC.