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Article How many officials does it take to procure a government document?
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.
Article Use RTI for proper development: Indian Minister
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.
Article Pranab Mukherjee praises RTI on completing 8 years
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.
Article Manifesto of the not-yet-franchised
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.
Article Making accountability the mantra for civil society
A National Consultation being organised by Credibility Alliance in September will delve into a host of issues around the ethical necessity of institutional structures and systems for transparency and accountability in the voluntary sector.
Article Litigation beyond poor man's reach: Indian apex court
"The legal profession, once known as a noble profession, has been converted into a commercial undertaking. Litigation,” the apex court said.
Article Indian govt okays Judicial Appointments Commission
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.
Article Convicted Indian MPs to retain seats with no voting rights
The proposal, in the form of Amendments to the Representation of People Act, will ensure that a lawmaker cannot be disqualified after conviction.
Article Janaagraha launches Hindi version of ‘IPaidABribe.Com’
The Website is being launched with the aim to make it easier for Hindi speaking citizens to report their experiences of bribery.
Article Now, RTI filing in India available online
At present, this facility is available only for 40 ministries, departments and commissions.
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