J&K Bank to now function under RTI, vigilance commission

J&K Bank to now function under RTI, vigilance commission

Srinagar: For the first time in its history, the J&K Bank will now implement Right to Information (RTI) Act and guidelines of the Chief Vigilance Commission (CVC). The decision was taken on Saturday after the Board of Directors met for the first time under interim chairman Rajesh Kumar Chhibber. An official handout said “important and […]

Has RTI Activism Devolved into a Farce?

Has RTI Activism Devolved into a Farce?

JAVEID HASSAN MALIK Who could have imagined that one day a common man could access the information of government sector institutions by submitting a small piece of request on paper under RTI act in a state called J&K often infamous for its institutional red tapism, mismanagement of funds , deep rooted corruption and embezzlement of […]

Non-disclosure of info by RBI under RTI will be viewed seriously, says SC

Non-disclosure of info by RBI under RTI will be viewed seriously, says SC

New Delhi: The Supreme Court Friday granted RBI “last opportunity” to withdraw its policy exempting the central bank from disclosing information, like annual inspection report on lenders, under the transparency law and cautioned that future violations would be “viewed seriously”. The top court made clear that RBI was “duty bound to furnish all information relating […]

Delay in replies ‘routine’ for RTI applicants in Kashmir

Delay in replies ‘routine’ for RTI applicants in Kashmir

Srinagar: The Right to Information Act (RTI) is not taken strictly by authorities in Jammu and Kashmir due to which people have to wait many months for a reply. Experts say the Act is not implemented the way it was designed to be implemented. Information seeker are supposed to get their reply within a 30 […]

Attack on freedom of expression and speech: RTI Movement

Attack on freedom of expression and speech: RTI Movement

Srinagar: Expressing concern over freedom of press in Kashmir, the Jammu & Kashmir Right to Information Movement (RTIM) on Sunday called the recent order of withholding government advertisements to Greater Kashmir (GK) and Kashmir Reader (KR) as an attack on freedom of expression and speech. In a statement, the RTI movement has said that withholding […]

Now J&K Bank liable to provide information under RTI

Now J&K Bank liable to provide information under RTI

Srinagar: In a significant development, State Administrative Council (SAC) on Thursday brought J&K Bank under the purview of Right to Information Act. The SAC took the decision today during a meeting held by Governor Satya Pal Malik in Jammu. An official spokesperson said the SAC approved bringing the J&K Bank under the ambit of RTI. […]

RTI awareness cum training workshop held at Baramulla

BARAMULLA: A day-long awareness cum training workshop was Friday organized here at Dak Bungalow to sensitize the Public Information Officers (PIOs) and Assistant Public Information Officers (APIOs) about the effective and positive use of RTI act. Additional Deputy Commissioner Baramulla Farooq Ahmad Baba was the chief guest on the occasion. The workshop was organized by […]

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