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Amendment to the Right to Information Act, 2005

The Union Cabinet has approved introduction of a Bill in the coming session of the Parliament to amend the Right to Information Act, 2005, to exclude the political parties from the definition of Public authority for the purpose of the Act. The Central Information Commission (CIC) in its decision dated 03.06.2013, has held that the… Read More

Tags: Central Information CommissionCICCommunist Party of IndiaElection CommissionRepresentation of the People ActRight to Information ActRight to Information Act 2005RTI Act

CLR Snippets :: Proposal for Ban on Contesting Elections Immediately after Quitting Government Jobs

The Election Commission has made a proposal to the Government to provide a suitable cooling off period for the Government officers retiring or leaving Government service and joining a political party in order to maintain their independence and neutrality in functioning while in office. Giving this information in written reply to a question in the… Read More

Tags: Ashwani KumarBharatiya Janata PartyElection CommissionGovernmentIndiaManmohan SinghMinister of Law & JusticeRajya Sabha

CLR Snippets :: Law Commission to give Recommendations on Electoral Reforms

The issue of electoral reforms in its entirety, which inter alia includes the funding of elections, has been referred to the Law Commission of India for its recommendations. Giving this information in written reply to a question in the Rajya Sabha, Dr. Ashwani Kumar, Minister of Law & Justice, said that the Law Commission had… Read More

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