Newsletter 138

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A newsletter containing news, views, articles, investigative stories in the field of

Right to Information


Around the World

Issue No: 138

E - Alert

Issue Date: 17-03-2017




'Bulletproof vehicles only for vulnerable officials'

The News International

The Punjab Home Department has refused to disclose information under Right to Information Act regarding use of bulletproof vehicles by government ...



Activist Moves SC Against Delhi HC Judgment Excluding AG's Office From RTI [Read Petition]

Live Law

Justice Vibhu Bakhru allowed the appeal and held that the office of the Attorney General of India is a public authority under the Right to Information Act ...



Modi's passport application cannot be disclosed: Chief Information Commissioner RK Mathur

The New Indian Express

... had earlier refused to share the documents, saying it is "personal information" which cannot be provided under the Right to Information (RTI)


Sri Lanka

RTI Commission seeks Rs. 76 m to carry out its work efficiently

The Sunday Times Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka's Right to Information (RTI) Commission says it has urged the Finance Ministry's Budget Director to ensure that Rs. 76 million allocated for it ...



Plea to reserve MBBS seats for govt. school students

The Hindu

He claimed that information obtained under the Right to Information Act, 2005 revealed that out of the 35,357 MBBS seats filled between the academic ...



JS standing committee meetings should be open to public

The Daily Star

... be open to public and the wealth accounts of the public representatives should be published to make the right to information (RTI) more effective.



'Whistleblower' clause dropped from Right to Information Bill


Pakistan's Senate committee on the Right to Information (RTI) Bill 2016 yesterday unanimously decided to drop the clause for �whistle-blowers� from ...



Interpol help sought to curb blasphemy online

... Pakistan's embassy in Washington has been tasked with contacting Facebook to seek the requisite information under US Right to Information laws.



Obama Administration Spent Record Millions in 2016 Fighting Freedom of Information Act Requests

The Root

In its final year, the Obama administration spent a record $36.2 million on legal costs defending its refusal to turn over federal records requested under ...



After Punjab and KP, Sindh passes right to information bill

The News International

Following the lead of the Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa assemblies, the provincial legislature of Sindh unanimously passed the Sindh ...



Narendra Modi degree: Delhi University college says no data of students passing out in 1978

The New Indian Express

... and Section Officer (Information) of the University, who are the deemed PIOs under section 5(4) and 5(5) of the Right to Information Act, 2005.



Needless delay

THE government continues to drag its feet over the issue of enacting a right to information law and putting in place institutional mechanisms so that ...



Culture of opacity

THE active history of right to information laws in Pakistan starts from 2002, when we became the first country in South Asia to pass an ordinance in this ...



Senator Babar tables report and draft of RTI bill

Daily Times

ISLAMABAD: Special Committee of Senate on Right to Information (RTI) Chairman Senator Farhatullah Babar on Thursday tabled report and draft of ...



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