Civil Procedure Code, 1908 — Or. 21 R. 95: Starting point of limitation application under Or. 21 R. 95, by auction-purchaser for
Transparency forms the core of good governance, and promotes efficiency and effectiveness in the functioning of the government
“The power to strike down offending law is a scalpel, not a machete.”
“The Right to Information is not meant for gratifying idle curiosity or mere inquisitiveness but is essential for the effective functioning of democracy, transparency and accountability as sine qua non in a genuine democracy” – Former Attorney General Soli J. Sorabjee
ABOUT RGNUL Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law (RGNUL), Punjab, was established by the State Legislature of Punjab by passing the Rajiv
The concept of exporting goods into the international market at lower prices came to be known as ‘Dumping’. The General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) recognises the right of countries to bring in anti-dumping frameworks to deal with issues relating to dumping.
The Mumbai blasts which are the subject matter of the reports, were one of the worst terror attacks on India, leading to hundreds of deaths and hundreds of injured persons. Thus, reports/dossiers on such investigations can have a major bearing on India’s security, sovereignty and integrity.
The prayer seeking free public access to chargesheets and final reports was made relying on ruling in Youth Bar Association of India v. Union of India, (2016) 9 SCC 473, wherein the Supreme Court had directed copies of FIRs to be published within 24 hours of their registration on the police websites or on the websites of the State Governments.
The preamble of the RTI Act captures informed citizenry and promotes transparency in the functioning of the government, which makes petitioner entitled to know the procedure followed in the decision-making process of denying the permission to protest.
“A person’s image constitutes one of the chief attributes of his or her personality as it reveals the person’s unique characteristics and distinguishes the person from others. The right to the protection of one’s image is thus one of the essential components of personal development and mainly presupposes that person’s control over the use of that image, including the right to refuse publication of it.”
In the case at hand, a Right to Information application sought the copies of resolution and decision taken in the Supreme Court Collegium’s meeting dated 12.12.2018 regarding elevation of Chief Justices of Two High Courts. However, the application was rejected as no final decision was taken in the said meeting.
Zee news-report stating that the Delhi CM declared that the salaries to Imams and others in mosques under and outside the purview of the DWB will be increased from rupees 10,000 to rupees 18,000 per month for Imams and from rupees 9000 to rupees 16,000 for helpers. CIC observed that same was virtually being paid by the Delhi Government using the tax payer’s money.
Central Information Commission: In the second appeal filed by the appellant under Section 19 of the Right to Information Act,
Central Information Commission: In a second appeal filed by the appellant being dissatisfied and aggrieved by the reply furnished by
Central Information Commission: In a second appeal filed by the appellant under Section 19 of the Right to Information Act, 2005 on
“If a man has been wronged, so long as the wrong lies within the human machinery of administration of justice, that wrong must be remedied.”
Delhi High Court: In a petition filed by Ehtesham Qutubuddin Siddiqui (‘petitioner’), who is a death row convict in 7/11 Mumbai train
Kerala High Court: In a case challenging the validity of Rule 12 of the Right to Information (Subordinate Courts and
In this Episode, Prachi Bhardwaj breaks down some important legal updates from around the World, covering SCOTUS’s decision on American women’s right to abortion, Supreme Court of India’s dismissal of plea challenging clean chit to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and more.
Disclosure is the norm and refusal to information, an exception