Implementation of RTI

Right to Information Act of 2009 is a comprehensive mechanism taking more than one aspect into consideration when the right is exercised. Essentially, the subject of transparency is at the bottom of the Act. In terms of section 4 (1) (b) of the Right to Information Act 2009, all Administrative Departments are required to implement…

Rajasthan: Raje launches RajNET to connect the entire state

Chief minister Vasundhara Raje on Monday launched a multi-mode connectivity network connecting Jaipur with all 9,894 gram panchayats and 183 municipal areas in Rajasthan.  RajNET facilitates voice, video and data connection, enabling effective delivery of citizen services like Bhamashah, e-Mitra and MNREGS across the state. Raje launched RajNET through video conferencing with interlocutors at eight…

Violation of RTI Act: Info panel slapped Rs 8.8 lakh fine on govt officials – See more at: http://indianexpress.com/article/cities/ahmedabad/violation-of-rti-act-info-panel-slapped-rs-8-8-lakh-fine-on-govt-officials/#sthash.taPnYxl7.dpuf

During the year 2014-15, Gujarat Information Commission had fined total 69 government officials or officials of government authorities for their deficiencies in providing information under the provisions of Right to Information Act (RTI). The total amount of such fine slapped on government officials for violation of RTI Act comes around Rs 8.8 lakh. This has…

Google, Like Facebook, Should Admit They Were Wrong About Net Neutrality

Net Neutrality is a really stupid, anti-capitalism policy – that outlaws on the Internet several basic, fundamental free market tenets that are in practice in every other sector of a functioning economy. How anti-capitalism?  College communications professor and avowed Marxist (please pardon the redundancy) Robert McChesney wrote: “(T)he ultimate goal is to get rid of…