August 16, 2011 The National Campaign for People’s Right to Information (NCPRI) expresses its deep sense of shock and anguish over the murder of Ms. Shehla Masood, 36, a young RTI activist and crusader against corruption in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, today. She along with her colleagues had filed hundreds of RTI applications to unearth several cases of corruption,…

The National Campaign for People’s Right to Information (NCPRI) strongly condemns the arrest of Anna Hazare and his team members and supporters. We also condemn the unwillingness of the Delhi Police and the government to grant them permission to hold a peaceful protest without agreeing to unreasonable conditions. It is the democratic right of every…

July 7th 2011 The National Campaign for Peoples’ Right to Information (NCPRI) presented a critique of the government draft of the Lokpal bill (as released on June 21) and presented an alternate approach in the form of a basket of collective and concurrent Lokpal anti-corruption and grievance redress measures at the Nehru Memorial Museum and…

June 18th 2011 The National Campaign for People’s Right to Information (NCPRI) is extremely disappointed over the Central Government’s decision to exclude the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) from the purview of the Right to Information Act (RTI Act). Section 24 of the RTI Act permits governments to exclude only intelligence and security organisations from…

May 21, 2011 Pranab Mukherjee Co-Chairperson, Lokpal Bill, Joint Drafting Committee Government of India Dear Mr. Mukherjee: The Gazette notification for the Joint Drafting Committee (JDC) for the Lokpal Bill issued on April 9, 2011 states that “The Joint Drafting Committee shall commence its work forthwith and evolve its own procedure to prepare the proposed…

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