OUR CAMPAIGNS

The Parliament enacted the Right to Information Act, 2005 to empower citizens to obtain public documents. A list of other countries in the world which have their own legislation to grant the right to information to their citizens is available here.

 

NCPRI has been advocating a series of anti-corruption and grievance redress measures to effectively tackle corruption at all levels and redress grievances of people. The measures include the Grievance Redressal Bill, Lokpal Bill, Whistle blowers’ Protection Bill and Judicial Accountability Bill. These legislations are critical to effectively combat corruption, the abuse of power and ensure accountable governance. The Grievance Redressal Bill seeks to ensure that citizens receive all their entitlements from the Government, and in the case of a failure of delivery and puts in place a mechanism by which a citizen can ensure the entitlement is received and activate action against any public official for not carrying out an obligation.

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NCPRI has been advocating a series of anti-corruption and grievance redress measures to effectively tackle corruption at all levels and redress grievances of people. The Whistleblowers Protection Bill is a key part of this campaign. Ever since the RTI established itself as a powerful tool against corruption, there have been series of violent attacks on RTI users across the country who question inefficiency and malafide in governance. The NCPRI demands that the Central and State Governments institute effective mechanisms for providing protection to RTI users and anti-corruption crusaders. In this context, the NCPRI believes that a strong and effective Whistleblower Bill (Public Interest Disclosure and Protection for Persons Making the Disclosure Bill, 2010) in Parliament be passed immediately.

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The NCPRI believes that the Lokpal legislation is a key measure for fighting corruption and in conjuction with other anti-corruption and grievance redress legislations like the Whistle Blower protection bill and the Grievance Redress bill will ensure better governance. We feel that these legislations must be debated in the Parliament and passed immediately.

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The NCPRI is strongly in favour of a robust, open and inclusive pre-legislative consultation process. Multiple methods would be used to open up the process including demanding rigorous implementation of mandatory provisions of the RTI Act, i.e., Section 4.

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The National Campaign for Peoples’ Right to Information (NCPRI) has been advocating a series of anti-corruption and grievance redress measures to effectively tackle corruption at all levels and redress grievances of people.

Strengthening the Judicial Standards and Accountability Bill, 2010 is a key part of this campaign.

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WHAT’S NEW
August 13, 2015

13/08/2015:The National Campaign for Peoples’ Right to Information (NCPRI) has written to Members of Parliament of the Rajya Sabha urging them to move amendments to refer the Whistle Blower’s Protection Amendment Bill, 2015 to a Select Committee of the Rajya Sabha to enable proper public consultation, debate and deliberation on the amendment bill. The Whistle…

August 13, 2015

23/03/2015: The NCPRI held a press conference today in Delhi to condemn the delay in the appointment of the Chief Information Commissioner, the dilution of the Lokpal Act and Whistleblowers Protection Act and the non-introduction of a legislative framework for grievance redress. The NCPRI also took objection to the recent order of the CIC in which…

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