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…

Government looking to give services to deserving and plug leakages after passage of Aadhaar Bill

Aadhaar forms the backbone of the current government’s JAM (Jan Dhan frills-free bank accounts, Aadhaar, Mobile phones for transactions) trinity to deliver public services and entitlements such as student scholarships and cooking gas, food and fertiliser subsidies which currently amount to a little less than 2% of India’s GDP. For decades, India has poured many…